Alvina Jane Stapel

1 May 1875–20 September 1951 (Age 76)
Schlepkow, Prenzlau, Brandenburg, Germany

The Life of Alvina Jane

When Alvina Jane Stapel was born on 1 May 1875, in Schlepkow, Prenzlau, Brandenburg, Germany, her father, Johann Carl Christian Stapel, was 40 and her mother, Wilhelmine Dorothea Maria Kreienbring, was 34. She married August Fred Burwig on 15 October 1891, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She immigrated to Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1889 and lived in Indiana, United States in 1889 and Hambden, Geauga, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. She died on 20 September 1951, in Chardon, Geauga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Hambden, Geauga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

August Fred Burwig
Alvina Jane Stapel
Marriage: 15 October 1891
Louise Minnie Burwig
Florence A. Burwig
Arthur Burwig
Mabel Mildred Burwig
Esther Burwig
Lily Burwig
Alice M Burwig

Spouse and Children

15 October 1891
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Johann Carl Christian Stapel


    Wilhelmine Dorothea Maria Kreienbring




    Wilhelmine Friederike Caroline Stapel


    Carl Albert Stapel


    Wilhelmina Caroline Auguste Stapel


    Bertha Friederike Caroline Stapel



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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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

North German:1. from Middle Low German stapel ‘column’, ‘signpost’, ‘warehouse’, perhaps applied as a nickname for a tall thin man. 2. topographic from a diminutive of the old dialect term stap ‘marsh’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alvina Burwig in household of August F Burwig, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alvena Burwig in household of August F Burwig, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alwina Burwig in household of August ? Burwig, "United States Census, 1940"

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