Edward Wachter

23 May 1893–6 April 1936 (Age 42)
Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Wachter was born on 23 May 1893, in Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Augustinus Wachter, was 45 and his mother, Theresa Biltheiser, was 40. He married Mary E Collier on 20 November 1923, in Schuylkill Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 6 April 1936, at the age of 42.

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Edward Wachter
Mary E Collier
Marriage: 20 November 1923

Spouse and Children


    Mary E Collier


20 November 1923
Schuylkill Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Augustinus Wachter


    Theresa Biltheiser




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

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.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 13

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 German (also Wächter), and Dutch: occupational name for a watchman, from Middle High German wachtære, wehtære, Middle Dutch wacht(e)re, German Wachter ‘watchman’, ‘guard’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Wachter ‘watchman’, perhaps an occupational name by a synagogue beadle (Yiddish shames).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward Wachter in household of August Wachter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edward Wachter in household of August Wachter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edward T Wachter, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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