Frank Dietrich

Male22 November 1859–26 November 1946

Brief Life History of Frank

Frank Dietrich was born on 22 November 1859, in Coulter, South Versailles Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of D H Deidrich and Ellen Jane Adam. He lived in Union District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Springhill, Springhill Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died on 26 November 1946, in Point Marion, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Monongalia, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

D H Deidrich
Ellen Jane Adam
Philip Dietrich
Moses Diedrich
Isabella Diedrich
Frank Dietrich
Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Dietrich
Mary Ann Dietrich
Rosalie O Dietrich
Albert Dietrich
Daniel Harris Dietrich
Amanda Rebecca Dietrich
Elijah Dietrich
Edward Dietrich
Walter August Dietrich

Sources (14)

  • Franklin Dieter in household of Emanuel Dieter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Frank Dietrich, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Frank in entry for Harry R. Martin and Marie E. Deitrich, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Age 4

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 23

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Gerhard, Dieter, Hans, Helmut, Juergen, Wolfgang, Fritz, Hans-Peter, Heinz, Jurgen.

German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Theodoric (see Terry ), composed of the elements theud ‘people, race’ + rīc ‘power(ful), rich’. This surname is also found in some other European countries, notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and Poland. Compare Dedrick , Deitrich , Detrick , and Tetrick .

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

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