George Martin Bittrolff

Male5 December 1899–1957

Brief Life History of George Martin

When George Martin Bittrolff was born on 5 December 1899, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Jacob Fredrick Bittrolff, was 26 and his mother, Maria Theresia Kretz, was 19. He married Irene G Butte about 1919. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Jersey City, Bergen, New Jersey, United States for about 30 years and Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States in 1950. He died in 1957, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

George Martin Bittrolff
1899–1957
Irene G Butte
1899–2005
Marriage: about 1919
Alice G Bittrolff
1920–
Irene Grace Bittrolff Jr
1921–1988
George Andrew Bittroff
1923–2013

Sources (13)

  • George M Bittrolff, "United States 1950 Census"
  • George M. Bittrollf, "New Jersey, Births, 1670-1980"
  • George Martin Bittrolff, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1919
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 1

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1903

    Age 4

    The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.

    1916

    Age 17

    "During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

    Name Meaning

    Via Old French and Latin, from Greek Georgios (a derivative of geōrgos ‘farmer’, from ‘earth’ + ergein ‘to work’). This was the name of several early saints, including the shadowy figure who is now the patron of England (as well as of Germany and Portugal). If the saint existed at all, he was perhaps martyred in Palestine in the persecutions of Christians instigated by the Emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the 4th century. The popular legend in which the hero slays a dragon is a medieval Italian invention. He was for a long time a more important saint in the Orthodox Church than in the West, and the name was not much used in England during the Middle Ages, even after St George came to be regarded as the patron of England in the 14th century. Its use increased from the 1400s, and by 1500 it was regularly among the most popular male names. This popularity was reinforced when George I came to the throne in 1714 , bringing this name with him from Germany. It has been one of the most popular English boys' names ever since.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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