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Franz Zimmermann

Franz Zimmermann
Given names

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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
MarriageMathilde SprafkeView this family
before 1890

Birth of a daughter
Hedwig Elsbeth Zimmermann
November 12, 1890
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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
Marriage of a childFranz Paul RauhutHedwig Elsbeth ZimmermannView this family
Type: Civil marriage
November 6, 1909
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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
Marriage of a childJohann Karl Paul KessHedwig Elsbeth ZimmermannView this family
Type: Civil marriage
December 14, 1920
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The Great Depression
October 1929

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://goo.gl/QfFDwG
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://goo.gl/o1FrfM

  1. Generation 1
    1. Franz Zimmermann, stellmacher (in 1909). He married Mathilde Sprafke before 1890.

      Children of Franz Zimmermann and Mathilde Sprafke:

      1. Hedwig Elsbeth Zimmermann (1890)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Hedwig Elsbeth Zimmermann, näherin (in 1909), daughter of Franz Zimmermann and Mathilde Sprafke, was born on November 12, 1890 in Breitenfelde (Sierpowo), Schlochau, Pommern. She married 2 times. The first time she married Franz Paul Rauhut, son of Martin Rauhut and Elisabeth Grieger, on November 6, 1909 in Berlin VII, Berlin, Brandenburg. He was born on December 27, 1877 in N°90, Dambitsch (Dabecz- Dambecz- Dambsch- Dem, Lissa (Lezno) and died before 1920. The second time she married Johann Karl Paul Kess on December 14, 1920 in Charlottenburg III, Berlin, Brandenburg. He was born on February 28, 1890 in Berlin, Berlin, Brandenburg.