Berthold Starke

12 November 1877–11 January 1953 (Age 75)
Prob. Schlesien, Bei Breslau,, Germany

The Life of Berthold

When Berthold Starke was born on 12 November 1877, his father, Johann Frederick Starke, was 17 and his mother, Johanne Anna Dousal, was 23. He had at least 2 daughters with Bertha Greinke. He died on 11 January 1953, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 75.

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Berthold Starke
Bertha Greinke
Erna F Starke
Frieda E Starke

Spouse and Children



    Erna F Starke


    Frieda E Starke


Parents and Siblings

    Johann Frederick Starke


    Johanne Anna Dousal




    Bertha Johanna Starke



World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 6

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

German and Dutch: nickname for a strong, bold person, from Middle High German stark(e), Middle Dutch starck(e), staerk(e), ‘strong’, ‘brave’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Berthold R Starke, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Berthold R Starke, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Berthold Starke, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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