Frederick William Karstens

5 July 1869–3 August 1953 (Age 84)
Plato Center, Kane, Illinois, United States

The Life of Frederick William

Frederick William Karstens was born on 5 July 1869, in Plato Center, Kane, Illinois, United States as the son of Herman Karstens. He married Anna Mary Hacker on 5 January 1896, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California, United States in 1920 and Monrovia Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 3 August 1953, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick William Karstens
1869–1953
Anna Mary Hacker
1873–1945
Marriage: 5 January 1896
Walter Frederick Karstens
1897–1957
Viola Bertha S. Karstens
1904–1980
Emma M. Karstens
1911–1993

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 January 1896
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
children

(3)

    Male1897–1957Male

    Viola Bertha S. Karstens

    Female1904–1980Female

    Emma M. Karstens

    Female1911–1993Female

Parents and Siblings

    Herman Karstens

    MaleMale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 13

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 22

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

Patronymic from Karsten . The spelling Carstens is more common.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Fredrick W Karsten, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frederick W Karstens, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frederick W Karsten, "United States Census, 1910"

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