Bertha Augusta Rohn

15 August 1863–29 September 1954 (Age 91)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Bertha Augusta

When Bertha Augusta Rohn was born on 15 August 1863, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Johann Rohn, was 29 and her mother, Sophia Eickert, was 25. She married William Carl Born on 4 December 1886, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 September 1954, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Forest Park, Will, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Carl Born
Bertha Augusta Rohn
Marriage: 4 December 1886
Martha Mary Born
Ida Mae Born
William Henry Born
Rudolph William Born
Clara Frieda Louise Born
Edward Herman Martin Born

Spouse and Children

4 December 1886
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Johann Rohn


    Sophia Eickert




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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

Age 4

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 27

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:1. nickname for a coarse or uncouth person, from Middle High German ron(e) ‘stump’, ‘block’. 2. habitational name from places named Rohne, Rohna, or Ronau in Silesia, Thuringia, and Saxony. 3. from a short form of the medieval personal name Hieronymus ( see Jerome ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha Rohen in household of John Rohen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Bertha Born, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertha Born, "United States Census, 1930"

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