William Diedrich Sandman

26 August 1870–14 June 1951 (Age 80)
La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of William Diedrich

When William Diedrich Sandman was born on 26 August 1870, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Johann Diedrich Sandman, was 46 and his mother, Margaretha Emelia Sprehn, was 37. He married Emma Hemker on 17 November 1892, in Barre Mills, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Holland, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States for about 30 years. He died on 14 June 1951, in West Salem, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 80.

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William Diedrich Sandman
Emma Hemker
Marriage: 17 November 1892
William Sandman
Leilah Wilma Sandman
Dora Sandman
Elsie Sandman
Erma M. Sandman

Spouse and Children

17 November 1892
Barre Mills, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Johann Diedrich Sandman


    Margaretha Emelia Sprehn





    Dorothea Sandman


    Sophia Sandman




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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 13

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: variant of Van den Zande( see Sand 2).2 Dutch: occupational name for someone who transported or sold sand, from zand ‘sand’ + man ‘man’.3 Swedish: from sand ‘sand’ + man ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William D Sandman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William D Sandman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William D Sandman, "United States Census, 1910"

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