William Julius Hemb

12 July 1896–4 April 1969 (Age 72)
Meeme, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of William Julius

When William Julius Hemb was born on 12 July 1896, in Meeme, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States, his father, George Hemb, was 34 and his mother, Rosalia Jerzewski, was 30. He married Martha Marie Zimmermann on 10 April 1918, in Saint Johns United Church of Christ, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States in 1940 and Wisconsin, United States in 1969. He died on 4 April 1969, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Julius Hemb
Martha Marie Zimmermann
Marriage: 10 April 1918
Vera Pauline Anna Hemb
Norbert Hemb
Caroline I Hemb
William Fred Hemb

Spouse and Children

10 April 1918
Saint Johns United Church of Christ, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States


    Vera Pauline Anna Hemb


    Norbert Hemb


    Caroline I Hemb



Parents and Siblings

    George Hemb


    Rosalia Jerzewski




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 7

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: most probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, presumably named with Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’ and an unexplained first element.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Hemb, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Hemb, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Hemb in household of George Hemb, "United States Census, 1910"

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