Victor William Ortmann

7 February 1895–28 December 1969 (Age 74)
Shiner, Lavaca, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Victor William

When Victor William Ortmann was born on 7 February 1895, in Shiner, Lavaca, Texas, United States, his father, Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Ortmann, was 24 and his mother, Bertha Amalie Wehmann, was 19. He married Mildred Marie Buchhorn on 9 November 1916, in DeWitt, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in DeWitt, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 5, Gonzales, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 28 December 1969, in Cuero, DeWitt, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lindenau, DeWitt, Texas, United States.

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Victor William Ortmann
Mildred Marie Buchhorn
Marriage: 9 November 1916
Alva Lee Ortmann
Annie Louise "Motsie" Ortmann
Henry Sterling Booth Ortmann

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 November 1916DeWitt, Texas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    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.
    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
    Age 6
    "Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 21
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    German:1. variant of Ort 3. 2. nickname for someone who acted as an arbitrator or judge casting the decisive vote in the event of a tie, Middle High German ortman.

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

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    Sources (16)

    • Victor Ostman in household of Frederick Ostman, "United States Census, 1910"
    • V W Ortmann, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Victor Artman, "United States Census, 1930"

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