Otto Elchen Eichen

8 October 1894–29 December 1947 (Age 53)
Polk, Will, Illinois, United States

The Life of Otto Elchen

When Otto Elchen Eichen was born on 8 October 1894, in Polk, Will, Illinois, United States, his father, George John Eichen, was 56 and his mother, Rosina Paulina Heinkel, was 40. He married Mary Matilda Williamson on 6 May 1922. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Brushy Mound Township, Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Polk Township, Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1947. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 29 December 1947, in Carlinville, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Carlinville, Macoupin, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Otto Elchen Eichen
Mary Matilda Williamson
Marriage: 6 May 1922
Morrell N. Eichen

Spouse and Children

6 May 1922


Parents and Siblings

    George John Eichen


    Rosina Paulina Heinkel




    Augusta Eichen



    George John Eichen


    Charles G. Eichen


    William Eichen


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 10

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 15

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 German: habitational name from any of various places named Eichen, for example near Siegen or Hanau in Hesse.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German eichen ‘(of) oak’, or alternatively a shortened form of any of various compound names beginning with this element (see for example Eichenbaum ).

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

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Story Highlight

George Eichen, 1900 Census, Polk, Macoupin, Illinois

George Eichen United States Census, 1900 NameGeorge Eichen Event TypeCensus Event Year1900 Event PlacePolk Township, Macoupin, Illinois, United States GenderMale Age62 Marital StatusMarried RaceWhite …

Sources (3)

  • Otto Eichen im Haushalt von Pauline Eichen, „United States Census, 1920“
  • Otto Eichen in household of George Eichen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Otto Eichen in household of George Eichen, "United States Census, 1910"

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