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
1858–1927
Bertha Augusta Rohn
1863–1954
Marriage: 4 December 1886
Martha Mary Born
1887–1964
Ida Mae Born
1889–1966
William Henry Born
1891–1969
Rudolph William Born
1893–1970
Clara Frieda Louise Born
1898–
Edward Herman Martin Born
1900–1985

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 December 1886
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Johann Rohn

    Male1833–1906Male

    Sophia Eickert

    Female1837–1912Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1865

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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