August Podawitz

Male27 March 1872–11 May 1965

Brief Life History of August

When August Podawitz was born on 27 March 1872, in Victory, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States, his father, John William Podowitz, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Kenzig, was 43. He lived in Genoa, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States in 1900 and Wheatland, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. He died on 11 May 1965, in Victory, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in German Cemetery, Genoa, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Podowitz
1827–1916
Elizabeth Kenzig
1829–1903
John William Podawitz
1855–1942
Jacob Podawitz
1865–1954
August Podawitz
1872–1965

Sources (7)

  • August Podwitz, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gus Podawitz, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Gus Podawitz in household of Tom J Podawitz, "United States Census, 1940"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (3)

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 11

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.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

From Latin. See Augustus .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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