Alma Staadt

August 1881–1953 (Age 71)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Alma

When Alma Staadt was born in August 1881, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Charles Staadt, was 21 and her mother, Lizzie Jenss, was 18. She married William Jenss on 16 December 1903, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1953, at the age of 72, and was buried in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jenss
Alma Staadt
Marriage: 16 December 1903
Gladys Jenss

Spouse and Children

    William Jenss



16 December 1903
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Staadt


    Lizzie Jenss





    Edward Staadt


    George W. Staadt


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.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 2

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Staude .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alma Jenss in household of William Jenss, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Alma Jenss in household of Charles C Staadt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alma Staadt in household of Charles Staadt, "United States Census, 1900"

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