Henry William Von der Ohe Jr

1881–1945 (Age 63)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Henry William

When Henry William Von der Ohe Jr was born on 28 December 1881, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Heinrich Von der Ohe, was 31 and his mother, Johanna Schultze, was 20. He married Anne Marie Augusta Pretzel on 23 November 1910, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He died on 4 July 1945, in his hometown, at the age of 63.

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Henry William Von der Ohe Jr
Anne Marie Augusta Pretzel
Marriage: 23 November 1910

Spouse & Children

23 November 1910
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Heinrich Von der Ohe


  • Johanna Schultze




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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 4

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

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

Dutch: from Middle Dutch vonc, vonke ‘spark’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a smith.

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

Sources (3)

  • , „Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940“
  • Vanderohe, „Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915“
  • Henry William Vonderohe, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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