Joseph Tisel

1894–1961 (Age 67)

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Tisel was born in 1894, in Yugoslavia, his father, Janez od Boga Konte, was 50 and his mother, Marjeta Vidmar, was 35. He married Mary Luzar on 26 April 1914, in Victor, Teller, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in 1961, in Durango, La Plata, Colorado, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Tisel
Mary Luzar
Marriage: 26 April 1914
Hedvi Tisel

Spouse & Children

  • Male1894–1961Male

  • Mary Luzar


26 April 1914
Victor, Teller, Colorado, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Janez od Boga Konte


  • Marjeta Vidmar




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1901 · City Hall Built

Age 7

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 18

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

South German: of uncertain origin, possibly a habitational name from a place so named in Alsace.

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

Story Highlight

Open the gate!

I never met my great grandfather, but I do remember a story she told me about him. He was a bit of short man and he liked to have a drink. I think this was a second marriage for my Grandmothers mom, …

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Sources (2)

  • Hedvie Di Luzio in entry for Joseph Frank Tiesel, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Joe Kouta, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"

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