Martha Berta Anna Finster

1904–1997 (Age 93)
Breslau, Silesia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Martha Berta Anna

When Martha Berta Anna Finster was born on 19 June 1904, in Breslau, Silesia, Prussia, Germany, her father, Johann Carl Finster, was 31 and her mother, Anna Augusta Louise Fuhrmann, was 24. She died on 19 November 1997, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Johann Carl Finster
Anna Augusta Louise Fuhrmann
Alfred Paul Walter Finster
Paul Robert Fritz Finster
Hermann Friedrich Wilhelm Finster
Fritz Johann Karl Finster
Martha Berta Anna Finster
Gertraud Martha Anna Finster
Elsbeth Klara Finster

Parents & Siblings

  • Johann Carl Finster


  • Anna Augusta Louise Fuhrmann




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World Events (8)

1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 1

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 10

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German finster ‘dark’, ‘gloomy’, or Yiddish fintster(Middle High German vinster). The name may have referred to a person's habitual character, or it may have been acquired as a result of some now irrecoverable anecdote.

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

Sources (1)

  • Martha A Finster, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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