Ottila Helen Boehm

12 October 1877–16 June 1953 (Age 75)
Cedarburg, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Ottila Helen

Ottila Helen Boehm was born on 12 October 1877, in Cedarburg, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, United States. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with William Oswald Maechtle. She lived in Du Page Township, Will, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Granville, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in 1930. She died on 16 June 1953, at the age of 75.

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William Oswald Maechtle
Ottila Helen Boehm
Hilmer Marvin Maechtle
Oliver Nathan Maechtle
Ruth Ellen Maechtle
Violet P Maechtle

Spouse and Children

    William Oswald Maechtle





    Hilmer Marvin Maechtle


    Oliver Nathan Maechtle


    Ruth Ellen Maechtle


    Violet P Maechtle


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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 6

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 21

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

German (Böhm), Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic name for a native or inhabitant of Bohemia (now the western part of the Czech Republic), from Böhmen, German name of Bohemia (Middle High German Böheim, Bēheim). This derives its name from the tribal name Baii + heim ‘homeland’; the Baii were a tribe, probably Celtic, who inhabited the region in the 1st century ad and were gradually displaced by Slavic settlers in the period up to the 5th century. The same tribe also gave their name to Bavaria ( see Bayer ). Bohemia was an independent Slavic kingdom from the 7th century to 1526 , when it fell to the Habsburgs. In 1627 it was formally declared a Habsburg Crown Land, and by the Treaty of Versailles it became a province of the newly formed Czechoslovakia in 1919 . This is also found as a Swedish name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ottilea Meachtle in household of William Meachtle, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ottilie H Maechtle in household of William O Maechtle, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Helen O Maechtle in household of William O Maechtle, "United States Census, 1930"

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