Heinrich August Thoene

1872–1956 (Age 83)
Beverungen, Höxter, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Heinrich August

When Heinrich August Thoene was born on 16 October 1872, in Beverungen, Höxter, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, his father, Heinrich Wilhelm Thoene, was 31 and his mother, Maria Therese Doering, was 29. He married Mary Senger on 10 January 1897, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1905. He died on 10 June 1956, in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Poquonock, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Heinrich August Thoene
Mary Senger
Marriage: 10 January 1897
Theresa Anna Maria Thone
Sophia Marie Thone
Victoria Maria Thone
Louise Catherine Thone
Henry A. "Dutch" Thone Jr
Aline Marie Thone
William August Thone
Joseph Anthony Thone
Martin Victor Thone Sr.
Victoria Virginia Thone
Francis Anthony Thone

Spouse & Children

10 January 1897
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States


  • Theresa Anna Maria Thone


  • Victoria Maria Thone


  • Sophia Marie Thone


  • Louise Catherine Thone


  • Male1904–1972Male

+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Heinrich Wilhelm Thoene


  • Maria Therese Doering




  • Josef Anton Thoene


  • Franz Josef Thoene


  • Male1872–1956Male

World Events (8)

1876 · Pope Manufacturing Co. Begins Automobile Manufacturing

Age 4

Pope Manufacturing Company produced bicycles, motorcycles, and automobiles. The main office is located in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1915, the company ceased producing motorcycles.

Age 18

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 41

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.

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: variant of Thoen .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Henry Thone, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Henry Thom, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry Thone, "United States Census, 1900"

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