Elizabeth Holthaus

Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Holthaus was born in 1855, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, Henricus William Holthaus, was 38 and her mother, Elisabeth Porsdorf, was 37. She lived in Washington Township, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States in 1860.

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Henricus William Holthaus
Elisabeth Porsdorf
William Henry Holthaus
Mary Holthaus
John H. Holthaus
Elizabeth Holthaus
Friedrich Wilhelm Holthaus
Tearesia Holthaus

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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 2

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 12

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 52

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.

Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a copse, from Middle Low German holt ‘small wood’ + hūs ‘house’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Elizabeth Holthouse in household of William Holthouse, "United States Census, 1860"

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