Detlev Wulf Bronk

Male13 August 1897–17 November 1975

Brief Life History of Detlev Wulf

When Detlev Wulf Bronk was born on 13 August 1897, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, his father, Rev. Mitchell P. Bronk, was 34 and his mother, Marie Wulf, was 23. He married Helen Alexander Ramsey on 10 September 1921, in Swarthmore, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1948 and lived in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1950 and District of Columbia, United States in 1955. He died on 17 November 1975, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Woods Hole Village Cemetery, Woods Hole, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Detlev Wulf Bronk
Helen Alexander Ramsey
Marriage: 10 September 1921
Dr. John Ramsey Bronk
Adrian Mitchell Bronk

Sources (22)

  • Detlev W Bronk, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Detlev Bronk, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Detlev Bronk, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 September 1921Swarthmore, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 1

    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.

    1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

    Age 16

    At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 21

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch: nickname for someone known for sulking or flaunting behavior, from bronken (brunken, perhaps also pronken) ‘to sulk, to strut, to flaunt’.

    Dutch: from the personal name Bronne, a variant of Bruno + the diminutive suffix -ke.

    Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from the village of Bronki, in eastern Poland.

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

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