George John Berchtold

1 February 1892–December 1980 (Age 88)
Egg Harbor City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States

The Life of George John

When George John Berchtold was born on 1 February 1892, in Egg Harbor City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, his father, Laurentium Lorenz F. Berchtold, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Heitz, was 25. He lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died in December 1980, in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 88.

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George John Berchtold
Elizabeth Charlotte Wiedemer

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    Laurentium Lorenz F. Berchtold


    Elizabeth Heitz




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World Events (8)


Age 2

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 24

During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of "shark panic" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Berthold .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Berchtold in household of Harry Berchtold, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Berchthold in household of Lorenz Berchthold, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George Berchtold in household of Lorenz Berchtold, "United States Census, 1910"

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