Ella Wensinger

FemaleAugust 1851–5 March 1919

Brief Life History of Ella

When Ella Wensinger was born in August 1851, in Minnesota, United States, her father, John Wensinger, was 26 and her mother, Clara Clarinda Cobb, was 18. She had at least 5 daughters with James O'Gorman. She died on 5 March 1919, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

James O'Gorman
Ella Wensinger
Aurelia O'Gorman
about 1874–1926
Loretta O'Gorman
Nelly T O'Gorman
about 1878–1915
Mary F O'Gorman
about 1879–
Theresa O'Gorman
about 1881–1954

Sources (26)

  • Ella Broderick in household of John Broderick, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ella Wensinger - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Ella Wensinger
  • Ella Broderick, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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Children (5)

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (1)

World Events (8)


Age 7

Minnesota is the 32nd state.


Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 19

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of German Benzinger, ahabitational name from Benzingen near Sigmaringen in southern Germany.

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

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