Christian F Potthoff

1886–1957 (Age 70)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Christian F

When Christian F Potthoff was born in April 1886, in Illinois, United States, his father, John Potthoff, was 33 and his mother, Catherine "Katie' Mueller, was 27. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Helena Boer. He died in 1957, at the age of 71, and was buried in Spring Valley, Bureau, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christian F Potthoff
Helena Boer
Leo N Potthoff
John Potthoff
Catherine Sale
Clement Potthoff
Louise Schlagheck
Sharon Potthoff

Spouse & Children



  • Male1921–2008Male

  • John Potthoff


  • Catherine Sale


  • Clement Potthoff


  • Louise Schlagheck


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • John Potthoff


  • Catherine "Katie' Mueller




  • Gertrude Potthoff


  • John Potthoff


  • Male1886–1957Male

  • Male1887–1946Male

  • Sena Potthoff


+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 6

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

North German: perhaps a habitational name from a place in Westphalia named as Pothof ‘(plant) nursery’, from Middle Low German pote ‘seedling’, ‘young plant’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘courtyard’, or, more likely, a variant of Puthoff .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Christian Potthoff in household of Catherine Potthoff, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Christian Potthoff in entry for Mr Leo N Potthoff, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Christ F Potthoff, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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