Antoinette May Potthoff

1926–2010 (Age 84)
Olean, Cattaraugus, New York, United States

The Life of Antoinette May

When Antoinette May Potthoff was born on 18 July 1926, in Olean, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, her father, Edward C. Potthoff, was 27 and her mother, Leona M. Erickson, was 26. She married William George Madara on 4 September 1948, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 5 August 2010, in Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Antoinette May Potthoff
William George Madara
Marriage: 4 September 1948
Bradley R. Madara
Michele Madara

Spouse & Children

4 September 1948
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States


  • Bradley R. Madara


  • Michele Madara


Parents & Siblings

  • Edward C. Potthoff


  • Leona M. Erickson




  • Mary Jo Potthoff


  • Edward C. Potthoff


  • Female1926–2010Female

  • Female1929–1996Female

  • Doris Patricia Potthoff


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 3

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Antoinette Potthoff in household of Edward Potthoff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Antionette Potthoff in household of Edward C Potthoff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Antoinette May Potthoff, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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