Emma Anna Frederike Voss

Brief Life History of Emma Anna Frederike

When Emma Anna Frederike Voss was born on 31 August 1897, in Plum Hill, Washington, Illinois, United States, her father, George Johann Voss, was 25 and her mother, Wilhelmina M. Schumacher, was 22. She married August John Engelmann from 31 December 1914 to 1 January 1918, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Home, Beni, Nord-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1975. She died on 3 May 1985, in Albers, Clinton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Plum Hill, Washington, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

August John Engelmann
Emma Anna Frederike Voss
Marriage: from 31 December 1914 to 1 January 1918
Alvina Louise Wilhelmine Engelmann
Emil John George Engelman
Virgil John M Engelmann

Sources (13)

  • Emma Voss in household of George Voss, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Birth Record of Anna Frederike Voss
  • Emma Frederike Voss Engelmann, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1910 · Boy Scouts of America

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Hans, Otto, Erwin, Heinz, Dieter, Ernst, Fritz, Gunther, Helmut, Ulrich, Erna.

North German: nickname from Middle Low German vos, vōs ‘fox’ for a clever or sly person. This surname is also found in the Netherlands (compare Vos ) and France (Alsace and Lorraine).

English: variant of Foss .

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

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