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Wilhelm August “William” StreckenbachAge: 84 years18351920

Name
Wilhelm August “William” Streckenbach
Given names
Wilhelm August
Surname
Streckenbach
Nickname
William
Birth March 3, 1835
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 6 months)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas - http://goo.gl/4B84q9
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 10 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://goo.gl/dGxJ1k
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 21 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 26 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 31 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://goo.gl/Gz2kHh
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 31 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Death of a fatherDaniel Streckenbach
before June 1868 (Age 33 years)
MarriageKaroline Pauline RauhutView this family
Type: Religious marriage
June 14, 1868 (Age 33 years) Age: 26/20
Occupation
Tischlermeister
June 14, 1868 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 33 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://goo.gl/Xafdg5
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1878 (Age 42 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://goo.gl/9lEiEH
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 63 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://goo.gl/AZzZyH
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 80 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 81 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://goo.gl/CElxTx
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 82 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://goo.gl/nYVCtq
Death February 2, 1920 (Age 84 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
himself
Family with Karoline Pauline Rauhut - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: June 14, 1868ev. Kirche, Zduny, Krotoschin (Krotoszyn), Posen, PREUSSEN

  1. Generation 1
    1. Wilhelm August “William” Streckenbach, tischlermeister (on June 14, 1868), son of Daniel Streckenbach, was born on March 3, 1835 in Zduny, Krotoschin (Krotoszyn), Posen and died on February 2, 1920 in Bakersfield, Kern, California at the age of 84. He married Karoline Pauline Rauhut, daughter of Samuel August Rauhut and Karoline Dorothea Gerlach, on June 14, 1868 in ev. Kirche, Zduny, Krotoschin (Krotoszyn). She was born on December 9, 1848 in Zduny, Krotoschin (Krotoszyn), Posen.