Frederick Bernard Wutschel

30 September 1882–27 July 1980 (Age 97)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Frederick Bernard

When Frederick Bernard Wutschel was born on 30 September 1882, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Frank Franz Wutschel, was 26 and his mother, Barbara Babette Roeder, was 26. He married Gertrude M. Lofye on 30 September 1912, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 27 July 1980, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Bernard Wutschel
Gertrude M. Lofye
Marriage: 30 September 1912
Elroy Joseph WUTSCHEL
Geraldine Mary Wutschel
Ronald Charles Wutschel
Albert Merlin Wutschel

Spouse and Children

30 September 1912
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


    Elroy Joseph WUTSCHEL


    Geraldine Mary Wutschel


    Ronald Charles Wutschel


    Albert Merlin Wutschel


Parents and Siblings

    Frank Franz Wutschel


    Barbara Babette Roeder




World Events (8)

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 1

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.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 26

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

South German (also Wünschel): nickname for a covetous or greedy person, from Middle High German wunsch ‘desire’, or from a pet form of Wuensch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fred B Weitschel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fred B Wutschel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fred B Wutschel, "United States Census, 1940"

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