Ernest Otto Paul Wentzel

3 April 1895–January 1974 (Age 78)
Breslau, Breslau, Silesia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Ernest Otto Paul

Ernest Otto Paul Wentzel was born on 3 April 1895, in Breslau, Breslau, Silesia, Prussia, Germany. He married Bertha Keller in 1918, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States in 1942. He died in January 1974, in Palisades Park, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 78.

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Ernest Otto Paul Wentzel
Bertha Keller
Marriage: 1918
Ernest George Wentzel
Violet Wentzel

Spouse and Children

New Jersey, United States


World Events (8)


Age 8

The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.

Age 19

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.

Age 21

"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Wenzel , or in some cases probably an altered spelling of the same name.

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

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Sources (2)

  • U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

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