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
Anna Mary Hacker
Marriage: 5 January 1896
Walter Frederick Karstens
Viola Bertha S. Karstens
Emma M. Karstens

Spouse and Children

5 January 1896
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States



    Viola Bertha S. Karstens


    Emma M. Karstens


Parents and Siblings

    Herman Karstens




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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