August Frederick Wilhelm Goetsch

14 January 1876–February 1953 (Age 77)
Kamin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany

The Life of August Frederick Wilhelm

When August Frederick Wilhelm Goetsch was born on 14 January 1876, in Kamin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, his father, Wilhelm William Goetsch, was 35 and his mother, Louisa Schesson Goetsch, was 27. He married Sophia Maria Minnie Emma Fischer on 13 January 1902, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Merrill, Lincoln, Wisconsin, United States in 1905 and Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. He died in February 1953, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 77.

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August Frederick Wilhelm Goetsch
Sophia Maria Minnie Emma Fischer
Marriage: 13 January 1902
August Frederick Goetsch
Daniel Goetsch
Siegfried Goetsch
Helen Goetsch
Clarence Emanuel Goetsch
Elizabeth Goetsch
Charlotte Goetsch
Lucille Jane Marie Goetsch
Ralph F. Goetsch
Richard Arthur Goetsch

Spouse and Children

13 January 1902
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States




    August Frederick Goetsch


    Daniel Goetsch


    Siegfried Goetsch


    Helen Goetsch


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Wilhelm William Goetsch


    Louisa Schesson Goetsch




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.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 7

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.
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 and Swiss German (Götsch): from a pet form of Gottfried or Gottschalk .

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

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Sources (3)

  • August Goetsch, "United States Census, 1920"
  • August Goetsch, "United States Census, 1940"
  • August Goetsch, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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