Theda Johanna Borgmann

27 July 1882–
Filsum, Leer, Hanover, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Theda Johanna

When Theda Johanna Borgmann was born on 27 July 1882, in Filsum, Leer, Hanover, Prussia, Germany, her father, Folkert Teesen Borgmann, was 37 and her mother, Foelke-Janna Focken de Buhr, was 34.

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Folkert Teesen Borgmann
Foelke-Janna Focken de Buhr
Geske Borgmann
Geske or Gesche Borgmann
Foelke Borgmann
Theda Johanna Borgmann
Focke Borgmann
Foelke Borgmann

Parents and Siblings

    Folkert Teesen Borgmann


    Foelke-Janna Focken de Buhr




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World Events (3)


Age 8

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

Age 32

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.
1914 · Germany declares war on Russia

Age 32

On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, sparking World War I. This would not be the last time Germany caused a world war. After the Allies defeated Germany, they signed the Treaty of Versailles.

Name Meaning

1 North German: from Middle Low German borgman or borchman ‘man of the castle’, hence an occupational name for someone who worked at a castle or was a vassal of the feudal lord, or for a citizen of a (fortified) town.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Borg .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Die Familien der Kirchengeneinde Filsum (1716-1900)

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