Hilbert Ostby


Brief Life History of Hilbert

When Hilbert Ostby was born in 1871, in Adams, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Henry Ostby, was 33 and his mother, Hannah Ainsen, was 28. He married Amelia "Millie" Matzke on 26 September 1906, in Ahnapee, Kewaunee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Wabeno, Forest, Wisconsin, United States in 1910 and Round Lake, Sawyer, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1944, in Hayward, Sawyer, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hayward, Sawyer, Wisconsin, United States.

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Hilbert Ostby
Amelia "Millie" Matzke
Marriage: 26 September 1906
Hilbert Carl Ostby
Edgar H Ostby
William M Ostby
Lester R Ostby

Sources (6)

  • Hilbert Ostby, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hilbert Ostby, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Hilbert Ostby, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 September 1906Ahnapee, Kewaunee, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 1

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

    Age 12

    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.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 25

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Gothard, Gunner, Jorun.

    Norwegian (Østby): habitational name from any of about forty farmsteads, mostly in southeastern Norway, named Østby or Austby, from Old Norse Austbýr, a compound of aust ‘east’ + býr ‘farmstead’.

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

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