Franklin Boerst

Brief Life History of Franklin

When Franklin Boerst was born in 1872, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Friedrich Boerst, was 34 and his mother, Wilhelmine Friederike Tesch, was 32. He lived in Hartland, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Friedrich Boerst
1838–1911
Wilhelmine Friederike Tesch
1840–1907
George Ludwig Boerst
1863–1959
Herman Boerst
1866–1936
Carl Boerst
1866–
W. F. Herman Boerst
1868–1948
Franklin Boerst
1872–
August F Boerst
1873–1946
Anna Boerst
1875–
Adolph Rudolph Ferdinand Boerst
1878–1955
Hulda Boerst
1880–1959
Augusta Boerst
1883–1903
Martha Emelie Boerst
1887–

Sources (1)

  • Franklin Boerst in household of Friedrich Boerst, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

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

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.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

German (Börst): see Borst 1.

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

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