Anna Sophia Auer

1876–1958 (Age 81)
Whitley, Indiana, United States

The Life of Anna Sophia

When Anna Sophia Auer was born on 21 October 1876, in Whitley, Indiana, United States, her father, William Edward Auer, was 23 and her mother, Fredericka Rachael Luecke, was 22. She married Joseph Fruit on 19 November 1899, in Whitley, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Washington Township, Whitley, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Orange, Orange, California, United States in 1930. She died on 27 April 1958, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Anna Sophia Auer
Joseph Fruit
Marriage: 19 November 1899
Eleanor Fruit

Spouse & Children

  • Female1876–1958Female

  • Joseph Fruit


19 November 1899
Whitley, Indiana, United States


  • Eleanor Fruit


Parents & Siblings

  • William Edward Auer


  • Fredericka Rachael Luecke




  • Female1876–1958Female

  • Frederick Auer


  • Mary Auer


  • Clara Auer


  • Fredda Auer


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 15

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

German (chiefly Bavaria): topographic name for someone living by a water meadow, German Au, or a habitational name for someone from a place named Au or Aue .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Anna Greiser in household of Henry Greiser, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Anna Fruite in household of Joseph Fruite, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Anna Aner in entry for Chas E Kimbrough and Eleanor Fruit, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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