Herman Boasberg

Brief Life History of Herman

When Herman Boasberg was born in 1859, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, Nathan Boasberg, was 34 and his mother, Rachel Van Baalen, was 27. He married Harriet Freedman in 1888. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States for about 55 years.

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Herman Boasberg
Harriet Freedman
Marriage: 1888
Edna Cohen
Florence Baasberg
Nathan Boasberg
Albert Isaac Boasberg

Sources (16)

  • Herman Baasberg, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Herman Boasberg, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Herman Boasberg, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place called with Middle High German blas ‘bald’ + berg ‘mountain, hill’.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name, a compound of Yiddish blas or German blass ‘pale’ + berg ‘mountain, hill’.

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

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