1871–1956 (Age 85)

The Life of Theresa

Theresa was born on 4 March 1871, in Austria. She married Phillip Tomasko in 1911, in Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States. She immigrated to Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States in 1905 and lived in Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin Territory, United States for about 30 years. She died on 10 July 1956, in Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 85.

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Phillip Tomasko
Marriage: 1911

Spouse & Children

  • Female1871–1956Female

  • Phillip Tomasko


Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 12

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

The origin of this female name is unsure. It could come from the name Tarasia or the male name Tarasius. Others derive the name Theresa from a Greek word meaning "to hunt." The name might also be derived from Therasia, an island near Crete, or from another island named Therasia first called Lipara and finally Hiera. A nickname is Tracy.

Sources (3)

  • Theresia Vineminger in household of Wenzel Vineminger, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Theresia Tomaschko in household of Phillip Tomaschko, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thresie Tomaschko in household of Conrad Greeninger, "United States Census, 1940"

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