Bernhard Meyerhoff Fresenborg

1895–1974 (Age 79)
Jemgum, Weener, Weener, Hanover, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Bernhard Meyerhoff

When Bernhard Meyerhoff Fresenborg was born on 29 June 1895, in Jemgum, Weener, Weener, Hanover, Prussia, Germany, his father, Focko Fresenborg, was 31 and his mother, Metta Meyerhoff Folkerts, was 30. He immigrated to Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1908 and lived in Ripley Township, Butler, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Washington Township, Butler, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 9 September 1974, at the age of 79, and was buried in Thonotosassa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.

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Focko Fresenborg
Metta Meyerhoff Folkerts
Johan Fresenborg
Bernhard Meyerhoff Fresenborg
Meta Etedine Fresenborg
Ededine Gesine Fresenborg
Carl August Fresenborg

Parents & Siblings

  • Focko Fresenborg


  • Metta Meyerhoff Folkerts




World Events (8)

1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 3

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.

Age 19

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 22

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.

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Sources (3)

  • Ben Fresenberg im Haushalt von Focks Fresenberg, „United States Census, 1920“
  • Benhart M Fresenborg im Haushalt von Fokko Fresenborg, „United States Census, 1910“
  • Bernhard Fresenborg, „Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948“

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