Henry W Vorderbrugge

July 1892–1961 (Age 68)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Henry W

When Henry W Vorderbrugge was born in July 1892, in Illinois, United States, his father, Hermann Heinrich Vorderbruegge, was 40 and his mother, Emily Wise, was 37. He married Alvina Salger on 4 August 1915. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Cutler, Perry, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1961, at the age of 69, and was buried in Cutler, Perry, Illinois, United States.

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Henry W Vorderbrugge
Alvina Salger
Marriage: 4 August 1915
Arthur Edmund Vordenbrugge

Spouse and Children

4 August 1915


    Arthur Edmund Vordenbrugge


Parents and Siblings

    Hermann Heinrich Vorderbruegge


    Emily Wise




World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived ‘in front of the bridge’.

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

Sources (3)

  • William H Va?Derbrugge in household of Harmon H Va?Derbrugge, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henry W Vorderbrugge in household of Herman H Vorderbrugge, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William H Vorderbrugge, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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