George William Afflerbach

1881–1954 (Age 73)
Yorktown, Texas

The Life of George William

When George William Afflerbach was born on 1 June 1881, his father, Heinrich Afflerbach, was 30 and his mother, Augusta Ahrens, was 22. He married Helena L Borchardt on 7 December 1905, in DeWitt, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, DeWitt, Texas, United States for about 40 years. He died on 12 August 1954, in Yorktown, DeWitt, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Yorktown, DeWitt, Texas, United States.

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George William Afflerbach
Helena L Borchardt
Marriage: 7 December 1905
Henry Gottfried Afflerbach
Martha E Afflerbach
William August Afflerbach
Alfred H Afflerbach
Otto C. E. Afflerbach
Earnest Herman Afflerbach
Meta Afflerbach

Spouse & Children

7 December 1905
DeWitt, Texas, United States


  • Henry Gottfried Afflerbach


  • Martha E Afflerbach


  • William August Afflerbach


  • Alfred H Afflerbach


  • Otto C. E. Afflerbach


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Heinrich Afflerbach


  • Augusta Ahrens




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 13

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 20

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone living by a stream running by an apple tree, from Middle High German affal ‘apple’ + bach ‘brook’, or a habitational name from a place name with the same meaning.

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

Sources (3)

  • Willie Afflerbach in household of Mrs. A Afflerbach, "United States Census, 1900"
  • D W Afferbach, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Willie Afflerbach, "United States Census, 1910"

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