Olga Bierwagon

4 April 1895–14 September 1985 (Age 90)
Bełchatów, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland

The Life of Olga

When Olga Bierwagon was born on 4 April 1895, in Bełchatów, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland, her father, Fred Bierwagen, was 35 and her mother, Henrietta Schmitke, was 32. She had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Benjamin Wilkie. She lived in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1916. She died on 14 September 1985, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Wilkie
1891–1963
Olga Bierwagon
1895–1985
Sidney Walter Wilkie
1915–1979
Bonnie Wilkie
1917–1997
Ella E. Wilkie
1919–1969
Martha Jolae Wilkie
1921–1967
Robert Allen Wilkie
1923–1927

Spouse and Children

children

(5)

    Sidney Walter Wilkie

    Male1915–1979Male

    Female1917–1997Female

    Ella E. Wilkie

    Female1919–1969Female

    Martha Jolae Wilkie

    Female1921–1967Female

    Robert Allen Wilkie

    Male1923–1927Male

Parents and Siblings

    Fred Bierwagen

    Male1860–Male

    Henrietta Schmitke

    Female1862–1948Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1882–1982Male

    Natalia Bierwagen

    Female1883–1978Female

    Matilda Bierwagen

    Female1894–1956Female

    Female1895–1985Female

    Maria Bierwagen

    Female1898–1995Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 11

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1919

Age 24

The Treaty of Versailles gives Poland western Prussia, thus getting access to the Baltic Sea.

Name Meaning

German: literally ‘beer wagon’, an occupational name for a drayman (a man who delivered beer to taverns and inns).

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

Sources (2)

  • Olka Wilkie in household of Ben Wilkie, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916"
  • Olga Wilkie, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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