Siegfried Wecke

20 February 1879–27 April 1961 (Age 82)
Bad Wilsnack, Westprignitz, Brandenburg, Germany

The Life of Siegfried

Siegfried Wecke was born on 20 February 1879, in Bad Wilsnack, Westprignitz, Brandenburg, Germany. He had at least 1 son with Ida Clara Bauer. He lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1930. He died on 27 April 1961, in Napa, California, United States, at the age of 82.

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Siegfried Wecke
1879–1961
Ida Clara Bauer
1885–1973
Frederick Michael Wecke
1911–1975

Spouse and Children

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 12

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.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 22

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Dutch (van den Hecke) and North German: topographic name from Middle Low German hecke ‘hedge’, ‘fence’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Siegfried Wecke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Seigfried Wecke in entry for Frederick Michael Wecke, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
  • Siegfried Wecke, "Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950"

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