William Christ Heitman

5 March 1878–11 October 1954 (Age 76)
Rock Springs, Sauk, Wisconsin Territory, United States

The Life of William Christ

When William Christ Heitman was born on 5 March 1878, in Rock Springs, Sauk, Wisconsin Territory, United States, his father, Heinrich Heitmann, was 39 and his mother, Caroline Fraembs, was 32. He married Bonni. He lived in Minnesota, United States in 1895 and Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920. He died on 11 October 1954, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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William Christ Heitman

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Parents and Siblings

    Heinrich Heitmann


    Caroline Fraembs




    Daray L ( Dora) Heitman



    Bertha Heitman




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 4

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

Dutch, Danish, and German: see Heitmann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willie Heitman in household of Henry Heitman, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • William Heitman in household of Henry Heitman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Heitman, "United States Census, 1920"

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