Thekla Halm

Brief Life History of Thekla

When Thekla Halm was born in October 1877, in Texas, United States, her father, Carl or Charles Halm, was 36 and her mother, Augusta Elizabeth Henrietta Heitkamp, was 29. She married Gottlieb Zipp Jr on 24 November 1900, in Comal, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Guadalupe, Texas, United States in 1940 and New Braunfels, Comal, Texas, United States in 1956. She died on 11 April 1956, in Comal, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in New Braunfels, Comal, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gottlieb Zipp Jr
1876–1953
Thekla Halm
1877–1956
Marriage: 24 November 1900
Ervin Herman Zipp
1901–1989
Dorothy Zipp
1902–
Weola Ida Zip
1904–1999
Christine Zipp
1905–1988
Linda Ella Zipp
1912–2001
Elmer Emil Zipp
1916–1988

Sources (21)

  • Thekla Halm in household of Minna Gentne, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thekla Halm - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Thekla Halm
  • Thekla Halm, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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.

Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a farmer, from Middle High German halm ‘stalk, blade of grass’, indicating someone who grew cereal crops.

Dutch: shortened form of Halmingh, a habitational name from a farm so named near Onstwedde in the province of Groningen.

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

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