Louisa Emilie Pagel

14 December 1882–27 April 1940 (Age 57)
Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Louisa Emilie

When Louisa Emilie Pagel was born on 14 December 1882, in Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin, United States, her father, John Friedrich Pagel, was 34 and her mother, Wilhelmina Sellnow, was 34. She married Otto Frederick Wierschke on 25 May 1897, in Columbia, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 27 April 1940, in Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 57.

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Otto Frederick Wierschke
Louisa Emilie Pagel
Marriage: 25 May 1897
Otto Wierschke
Albert William Wierschke
Sadie Emma Anna Wierschke
Willard August Wierschke
Verna W Wierschke
Clarence Lester Wierschke

Spouse and Children

25 May 1897
Columbia, Wisconsin, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Friedrich Pagel






    Matilda Louisa Pagel




    Bertha M. PAGEL


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 1

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.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 16

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.

Name Meaning

1 North German: from the personal name Pagel, a Low German form of Paul .2 North German (Pägel): metonymic occupational name for a calibrator, from Low German pegel ‘water level gauge’, ‘small container’ ( see Pegler 3).3 French: diminutive of Page .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lizzie Wiernke in household of Otto Wiernke, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Louisia Wrersckke in household of Otto F Wrersckke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lizzie Worschke in household of Otto Worschke, "United States Census, 1920"

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