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Bertha Kurtz

Bertha Kurtz
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Trail of Tears
between 1830 and 1830
Note: The Trail of Tears is a name given to the ethnic cleansing and forced relocation of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The removal included many members of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations, among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory in eastern sections of the present-day state of Oklahoma. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. In 1831 the Choctaw were the first to be removed, and they became the model for all other removals. After the Choctaw, the Seminole were removed in 1832, the Creek in 1834, then the Chickasaw in 1837, and finally the Cherokee in 1838. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_Tears
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Cholera Epidemic
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://goo.gl/0602J7
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836
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
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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
MarriageLudwig BentzienView this family
before 1850

Birth of a daughter
Friederike Wilhelmine Christiane Bentzien
November 29, 1850
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

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

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
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The Alaska Purchase
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
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
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Transcontinental Railroad completed

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
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Yellow Fever Epidemic

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://goo.gl/9lEiEH
Marriage of a childJohann Friedrich August PaechFriederike Wilhelmine Christiane BentzienView this family
Type: Civil marriage
March 5, 1887
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898
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
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Polio Epidemic

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

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://goo.gl/CElxTx
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic

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

  1. Generation 1
    1. Bertha Kurtz, . She married Ludwig Bentzien before 1850. He died in Pritzwalk, Prignitz, Brandenburg.

      Children of Bertha Kurtz and Ludwig Bentzien:

      1. Friederike Wilhelmine Christiane Bentzien (1850)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Friederike Wilhelmine Christiane Bentzien, daughter of Ludwig Bentzien and Bertha Kurtz, was born on November 29, 1850 in Pritzwalk, Prignitz, Brandenburg. She married 2 times. The first time she married Johann August Rauhut. He died on April 21, 1885 in Berlin, Berlin, Brandenburg. The second time she married Johann Friedrich August Paech, son of August Paech and Maria Elisabeth Grenzius, on March 5, 1887 in Berlin, Berlin, Brandenburg. He was born on August 17, 1860 in Baudach, Crossen, Brandenburg.

      Children of Friederike Wilhelmine Christiane Bentzien and Johann August Rauhut:

      1. August Wilhelm Paul Rauhut (1874)
      2. Bertha Frieda Elisabeth Rauhut (18781955)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. August Wilhelm Paul Rauhut, metallschleifer (in 1898), son of Johann August Rauhut and Friederike Wilhelmine Christiane Bentzien, was born on February 27, 1874 in Manteuffelstr. 40, Berlin, Brandenburg. He married 2 times. The first time he married Marie Gertrud Wehlitz, daughter of Karl Wilhelm Otto Wehlitz and Marie Albertine Wilhelmine Buchwald, on October 15, 1898 in Gethsemane Kirche, Berlin, Brandenburg. She was born on June 22, 1877. August Wilhelm Paul Rauhut and Marie Gertrud Wehlitz were divorced on July 11, 1907. The second time he married Agnes Victoria Sikorska, daughter of Karl Sikorski and Marianne Wojtek, on June 26, 1915 in Berlin VII, Berlin, Brandenburg. She was born on December 23, 1871 in Bomst, Posen, PREUSSEN.

      Children of August Wilhelm Paul Rauhut and Marie Gertrud Wehlitz:

      1. Wilhelm Otto Alfred Rauhut (1899)
    2. Bertha Frieda Elisabeth Rauhut, daughter of Johann August Rauhut and Friederike Wilhelmine Christiane Bentzien, was born on November 6, 1878 in Waldemarstr.10, Berlin, Berlin and died on June 8, 1955 in Friedrichshain, Berlin, Brandenburg at the age of 76. She married Friedrich Wilhelm Tietze, son of Johann Heinrich Tietze and Rosina Gaumert, on December 23, 1898 in Berlin, Berlin, Brandenburg. He was born on February 27, 1872 in Liebenzig, Freystadt, Niederschlesien.