Herman August Wilhelm Boernke

Male17 February 1860–6 May 1944

Brief Life History of Herman August Wilhelm

When Herman August Wilhelm Boernke was born on 17 February 1860, in Pomerania, Prussia, Germany, his father, August Boernke, was 41 and his mother, Wilhelmine Dummann, was 36. He married Louise AUGUSTE Wihelmine Krahn on 11 June 1888, in Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Stettin, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. In 1880, at the age of 20, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 6 May 1944, in Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Marathon, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herman August Wilhelm Boernke
Louise AUGUSTE Wihelmine Krahn
Marriage: 11 June 1888
August Hermann Emil Boernke
Wilhelm C. Boernke
Clara Wilhelmine S. Boernke
Maria Magdelena I. Boernke
Louise I Boernke
Edward Herman Boernke
Rosa Olga Boernke
Emma C Boernke

Sources (18)

  • Herman Boernke in household of August Boernke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hermann August Wilhelm Börnke, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Headstone image of Herman Boernke from billiongraves.com

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 June 1888Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

    Age 7

    A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 22

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Uwe, Manfred, Kurt, Otto.

    North German (Böhnke): occupational name for a grower of beans, from a diminutive of Bohn 1 or a variant of Bohneke.

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

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