David Harrison Rotramel

19 March 1892–
Paxton, Ford, Illinois, United States

The Life of David Harrison

When David Harrison Rotramel was born on 19 March 1892, in Paxton, Ford, Illinois, United States, his father, William Fredrick Rotramel, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Eldora Cleveland, was 23. He married Hildegard Huelskamp on 20 July 1915, in New Ulm, Brown, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Darnen Township, Stevens, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Webster, Day, South Dakota, United States for about 20 years. He died in Aurora, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States, and was buried in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado, United States.

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David Harrison Rotramel
Hildegard Huelskamp
Marriage: 20 July 1915
Gwendolyn Rotramel

Spouse and Children

20 July 1915
New Ulm, Brown, Minnesota, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Fredrick Rotramel


    Sarah Eldora Cleveland




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World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 31

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Metathesized form of German Rothärmel: see Rothermel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • David H Rotramel, "South Dakota State Census, 1925"
  • David H Rotramel, "South Dakota State Census, 1935"
  • Harry Rotramel in household of Fred Rotramel, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"

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