Dorothea Oberrath

Female12 June 1872–20 August 1960

Brief Life History of Dorothea

When Dorothea Oberrath was born on 12 June 1872, in Pfersdorf, Poppenhausen, Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany, her father, Cornelius Bernhard Oberrath, was 33 and her mother, Anna Marie Neubert, was 38. She married Johann Georg Rittmann on 21 June 1893, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1920 and Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1940. She died on 20 August 1960, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

August Papendick
Dorothea Oberrath
Marriage: 1895
Emma Papendick
Anna Elisabeth Papendick
Emma Augusta Papendick
Richard K. Papendick
Otto Rudolph John Ralph Papendick
Ella Margaretta Lillian Papendick
Elsie Elizabeth Papendick
Florence Dorothea Papendick
Mary Louisa Stela Papendick

Sources (29)

  • Dora Papendick in entry for Otto Rudolph Papendick, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
  • Dora Papendick in household of Augusta Papendick, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dora Papendeck in entry for Annie E. Papendeck, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1895Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

    Age 5

    Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.


    Age 18

    Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.


    Age 31

    The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.

    Name Meaning

    form of a post-classical Greek name, from dōron ‘gift’ + theos ‘god’ (the same elements as in Theodora , but in reverse order). The masculine form Dorotheus was borne by several early Christian saints, the feminine by only two minor ones, but only the girl's name has survived. In modern use in the English-speaking world it represents either a 19th-century Latinization of Dorothy or a learned reborrowing.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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