Karl Gottfried Michaelis

11 October 1894–21 May 1953 (Age 58)
Väthen, Stendal, Saxony, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Karl Gottfried

When Karl Gottfried Michaelis was born on 11 October 1894, in Väthen, Stendal, Saxony, Prussia, Germany, his father, August Wilhelm Marth, was 24 and his mother, Marie Fiedler, was 30. He married Emma Dorothy Darrimon on 28 April 1917, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1912. He died on 21 May 1953, in Lakeport, Lake, California, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Lakeport, Lake, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Karl Gottfried Michaelis
Emma Dorothy Darrimon
Marriage: 28 April 1917
Gwendolyn Martha Michaelis
Florence Marie Michaelis
Donald Carl Michaelis
Ronald Carl Michaelis

Spouse and Children

28 April 1917
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    August Wilhelm Marth





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 16

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish: Latinized patronymic from the personal name Michael .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Carl G Michaelis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Carl G Michaelis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Carl Gottfred Michaelis, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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