Bertha Martha Korsowski

9 December 1899–9 November 1985 (Age 85)
Schlawa, Freystadt, Liegnitz, Silesia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Bertha Martha

When Bertha Martha Korsowski was born on 9 December 1899, in Schlawa, Freystadt, Liegnitz, Silesia, Prussia, Germany, her father, Hermann Heinrich Korsowski, was 35 and her mother, Pauline Bertha Peschel, was 29. She married Otto Hermann Alfred Waehnelt on 11 April 1920, in Linden, Glogau, Liegnitz, Silesia, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 9 November 1985, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Otto Hermann Alfred Waehnelt
Bertha Martha Korsowski
Marriage: 11 April 1920
Irmgard Waehnelt
Irene Hildegard Waehnelt
Herbert Wähnelt
Elli Elfriede Waehnelt

Spouse and Children

11 April 1920
Linden, Glogau, Liegnitz, Silesia, Prussia, Germany


Parents and Siblings

    Hermann Heinrich Korsowski


    Pauline Bertha Peschel




World Events (8)


Age 15

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

Age 15

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.

Age 34

Adolf Hitler appointed chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg.

Name Meaning

Polish: surname coined to look like a habitational name, but in fact a nickname from korek ‘cork (in a bottle)’.

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

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