Gustav Otto Krauskopf

12 July 1869–
Ditthausen, Friedland, East Prussia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Gustav Otto

Gustav Otto Krauskopf was born on 12 July 1869, in Ditthausen, Friedland, East Prussia, Prussia, Germany as the son of Carl August Krauskopf and Louisa Mertenheid.

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Carl August Krauskopf
Louisa Mertenheid
Gustav Otto Krauskopf

Parents and Siblings

    Carl August Krauskopf


    Louisa Mertenheid




World Events (3)


Age 21

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

Age 45

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 45

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

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle High German krūs ‘curly’, ‘crinkled’ + kopf ‘head’; German kraus + Kopf.

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

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