Walter John Afflerbach

1896–1963 (Age 66)
Hallettsville, Lavaca, Texas, United States

The Life of Walter John

When Walter John Afflerbach was born on 11 September 1896, in Hallettsville, Lavaca, Texas, United States, his father, August Afflerbach, was 41 and his mother, Johanna Friedricke Pagel, was 33. He had at least 1 daughter with Margarita Deschner. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Lavaca, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Justice Precinct 4, Gonzales, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 6 June 1963, in Bebe, Gonzales, Texas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Monthalia, Gonzales, Texas, United States.

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Walter John Afflerbach
Margarita Deschner
Marie Geneva Afflerbach

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Parents & Siblings

  • August Afflerbach


  • Johanna Friedricke Pagel




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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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 5

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 18

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone living by a stream running by an apple tree, from Middle High German affal ‘apple’ + bach ‘brook’, or a habitational name from a place name with the same meaning.

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

Sources (3)

  • Walter Afflerbach in household of August Afflerbach, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter Afflerbach in household of August Afflerbach, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter Afflerbach in household of August Afflerbach, "United States Census, 1900"

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