Friedrich Ludwig Max

Brief Life History of Friedrich Ludwig

When Friedrich Ludwig Max was born on 23 August 1889, in Postelau, Dirschau, West Prussia, Prussia, Germany, his father, August Albert Max, was 39 and his mother, Maria Auguste Müller, was 30. He married Gertrud Margarethe Else Gast on 29 August 1913, in Bütow, Pomerania, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 7 July 1966, in Anklam, Pomerania, Prussia, Germany, at the age of 76.

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Friedrich Ludwig Max
Gertrud Margarethe Else Gast
Marriage: 29 August 1913
Helene Gertraud Erna Max
Rosemarie Elisabeth Behlke MAX

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  • Friedrich Ludwig Max, "Germany, Prussia, West Prussia, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1537-1981"

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Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.


Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.

1914 · Germany declares war on Russia

On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, sparking World War I. This would not be the last time Germany caused a world war. After the Allies defeated Germany, they signed the Treaty of Versailles.

Name Meaning

German, Flemish, and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Maximilian (from Latin Maximillianus, a derivative of Maximillus, a diminutive of Maximus ‘greatest’), borne by a 3rd-century Christian saint venerated particularly in the region of Passau, where he founded a church. The personal name was comparatively rare at the most productive period of surname formation; it gained popularity from the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (born 1459), who was named by his father, Frederick III of Austria, in honor of the Roman heroes Q. Fabius Maximus and Scipio Aemilianus, as if with a combination of their names. The name is also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, presumably as an adoption of the German surname.

English: variant of Macks .

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

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