Otto Paul Potthaust

1887–1951 (Age 64)
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Otto Paul

When Otto Paul Potthaust was born on 19 July 1887, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, his father, Henry Potthast, was 24 and his mother, Minnie Wehrmeyer, was 24. He married Eleanor C Nicholas on 20 April 1927, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. He lived in Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 18 December 1951, at the age of 64, and was buried in St. Bernard, Hamilton, Ohio, United States.

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Otto Paul Potthaust
Eleanor C Nicholas
Marriage: 20 April 1927

Spouse & Children

20 April 1927
Hamilton, Ohio, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Henry Potthast


  • Female1863–1946Female



  • Edward H Potthast


  • Male1887–1951Male

  • Alma B Potthast


  • Adelaid Estelle Potthast


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

Age 17

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

North German (Lower Rhine-Westphalia): metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of potage, from Middle Low German potharst (from pot ‘pot’ + harst ‘roast’), a thick soup or stew made with beef and root vegetables. The word was in common use until around 1850 , when it was replaced by Gulasch.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Otto Potthast in household of Henry I Potthast, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Otto P Potthast in household of Minnie Potthast, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Otto P Potthast in household of Minnie Potthast, "United States Census, 1920"

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