Emma Louise Bernstein

3 January 1876–1955 (Age 79)
Jefferson, Green, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Emma Louise

When Emma Louise Bernstein was born on 3 January 1876, in Jefferson, Green, Wisconsin, United States, her father, August W Bernstein, was 26 and her mother, Wilhelmine "Minnie" Siedschlag, was 25. She married Frank William Krause on 19 October 1904, in Decatur, Green, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Albany, Green, Wisconsin, United States in 1910 and Decatur, Green, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1955, in Brodhead, Green, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead, Green, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank William Krause
Emma Louise Bernstein
Marriage: 19 October 1904
Wilhelmina E "Minnie" Krause
August A Krause

Spouse and Children

19 October 1904
Decatur, Green, Wisconsin, United States


    Wilhelmina E "Minnie" Krause


    August A Krause


Parents and Siblings

    August W Bernstein


    Wilhelmine "Minnie" Siedschlag




    Elizabeth Burnstone


    Martha Auguste Bernstein




    Ida Anna Bernstein


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 7

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Bernstein ‘amber’ (from Middle Low German bernen ‘to burn’+ stēn ‘stone’; it was thought to be created by burning, although it is in fact fossilized pine resin).2 German: habitational name from a place named Bernstein, of which there is one example in Bavaria and another in what used to be East Prussia (now Pełczyce in northwestern Poland). Both of these probably get their German names from the notion of a ‘burnt stone’, for example in brick making, rather than from the usual modern meaning, ‘amber’. The name may also be derived from Bärenstein, a common field and place name, especially in Bavaria and Austria.3 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): in some cases perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a craftsman or dealer in amber.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Krause in household of Frank Krause, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emma S Krause in household of Frank W Krause, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma Krause in household of Frank Krause, "United States Census, 1920"

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