Michael J Resetar Sr

4 October 1928–14 April 2003 (Age 74)
Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Michael J

When Michael J Resetar Sr was born on 4 October 1928, in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Jan John Resetar, was 32 and his mother, Mary Maria Dobias, was 24. He died on 14 April 2003, at the age of 74.

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Michael J Resetar Sr
Elaine Dassing

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jan John Resetar





World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 5

"New Jersey was severely impacted by the Great Depression. In response to the economic woes of the country, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a series of programs and regulations referred to as the ""New Deal"". One-tenth of the New Jersey population was already using New Deal programs by 1933."
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 20

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Croatian and Slovenian (Rešetar): occupational name for a sieve maker, from rešeto ‘sieve’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Micheal Resetar in household of George Ostrowski, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Michael Resetar in household of John Resetar Sr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • Michael John Resetar in entry for Elaine Dassing Resetar, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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