Benjamin W. Huebsch

Brief Life History of Benjamin W.

Benjamin W. Huebsch was born on 21 March 1876, in New York, United States as the son of Rev. Dr. Adolf Hübsch "Huebsch" and Julia Links. He immigrated to Quebec, Hardin, Iowa, United States in 1946 and lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1880 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1900. He died on 7 August 1964, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Rev. Dr. Adolf Hübsch "Huebsch"
1830–1884
Julia Links
Leontine Hiibech
1862–
Harry Huebsch
1863–
Nina Huibsch
1869–
Dr Daniel Adolph Huebsch
1871–1938
Nina Huebsch
1873–1925
Benjamin W. Huebsch
1876–1964
Gertrude Huebsch
1880–

Sources (13)

  • Benjamin Heubach, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Benjamin Hubsch, "New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Benjamin W Huebsch, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Name Meaning

German (Hübsch): nickname from Middle High German hübesch ‘courtly, polite, refined, agreeable’. The present-day sense of hübsch ‘pretty, handsome, nice’ (see 2 below) is a comparatively recent development and is unlikely to have affected the German surname.

Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Hübsch): artificial name or, in some cases, a nickname, from German hübsch ‘pretty, handsome, nice’. Compare Hubsch .

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

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