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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Friedrich Boerst
Wilhelmine Friederike Tesch
George Ludwig Boerst
Herman Boerst
Carl Boerst
W. F. Herman Boerst
Franklin Boerst
August F Boerst
Anna Boerst
Adolph Rudolph Ferdinand Boerst
Hulda Boerst
Augusta Boerst
Martha Emelie Boerst

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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