Bernard Karl

Male9 September 1849–17 July 1937

Brief Life History of Bernard

When Bernard Karl was born on 9 September 1849, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Christopher Karl, was 44 and his mother, Maria Theresa Birtner, was 47. He married Elizabeth Litzinger on 18 June 1872, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 9 daughters. He lived in Carrolltown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died on 17 July 1937, in Barnesboro, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Saint Benedict's Catholic Cemetery, Carrolltown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Bernard Karl
Elizabeth Litzinger
Marriage: 18 June 1872
Lutewina Karl
Helen Karl
Elizabeth Karl
Emma Karl
Rosilia Mary Karl
Joseph E Karl
Genevieve Karl
Mildred Karl
Elizabeth Karl
Emma Karl

Sources (11)

  • Bernard Karl in household of Francis A Glasser, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bernard Karl, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Karl Bernard in entry for William Reilly and Emma Karl, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 June 1872Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 14

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 14

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 23

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Lothar, Erwin, Erhard, Georg, Otto, Bernd, Bernhard, Ernst, Gerhard, Hartmut, Heinz.

    German: from the German personal name Karl, from Old High German karl ‘man, husband, freeman’. The popularity of this name and its cognates in central and northern Europe was greatly enhanced by its status as a royal and imperial name; in particular it was bestowed in honor of the Frankish emperor Charlemagne (about 742–814; Latin name Carolus Magnus). This surname is also found in some other European countries, e.g. in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Czechia, and Croatia, but is relatively rare there. See also Carl and Charles .

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

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