Ludwig John Wunderlich

Brief Life History of Ludwig John

When Ludwig John Wunderlich was born on 4 July 1897, in McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Christian Wunderlich, was 29 and his mother, Marie Frank, was 18. He married Hazel Thurman on 20 September 1926, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Election Precinct 51, El Paso, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 69, El Paso, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 28 April 1969, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ludwig John Wunderlich
1897–1969
Hazel Thurman
1904–1983
Marriage: 20 September 1926
Leroy John Douglas Wunderly
1927–2007
Thurman Wunderly
1940–1955

Sources (10)

  • L*t*eigh Wunderleigh in household of Christian Wunderleigh, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ludwig John Wunderlich, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Ludwig J Wunderly, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1901 · City Hall Built

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Bernhard, Gebhard, Benno, Dieter, Eberhard, Erna, Erwin, Gerd, Guenther, Helmut, Klaus.

German: nickname for an eccentric or moody person, from Middle High German wunderlīch ‘odd, capricious, unpredictable’ (a derivative of wunder, Old High German wundar ‘puzzle, marvel’).

Jewish (Ashkenazic): probably an anecdotal nickname from Yiddish vunderlekh ‘wonderful, marvellous’, based on some now irrecoverable event, but possibly also a descriptive nickname from German wunderlich ‘odd, strange’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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