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August Johann Paul GierschAge: 61 years18561918

Name
August Johann Paul Giersch
Given names
August Johann Paul
Surname
Giersch
Birth July 14, 1856 31 19
Birth of a sisterPaulina Rosina Giersch
July 14, 1858 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 months)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Birth of a brotherJosef Valentin Giersch
February 10, 1865 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 4 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 10 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 10 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 12 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 21 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 41 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
Death of a fatherAugustinus Giersch
May 15, 1910 (Age 53 years)
Death of a motherCarolina Scheibe
October 4, 1913 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 59 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 60 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 (on the date of death)

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 1918 (Age 61 years)
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father
Augustinus Giersch
Birth: January 17, 1825Dambitsch (Dabecz- Dambecz- Dambsch- Dem, Lissa (Lezno), Posen
Death: May 15, 1910Dambitsch (Dabecz- Dambecz- Dambsch- Dem, Lissa (Lezno), Posen
mother
Carolina Scheibe
Birth: July 18, 1836Dambitsch (Dabecz- Dambecz- Dambsch- Dem, Lissa (Lezno), Posen
Death: October 4, 1913Dambitsch (Dabecz- Dambecz- Dambsch- Dem, Lissa (Lezno), Posen
Marriage: July 10, 1855
1 year
himself
August Johann Paul Giersch
Birth: July 14, 1856 31 19Dambitsch (Dabecz- Dambecz- Dambsch- Dem, Lissa (Lezno), Posen
Death: 1918Lissa (Lezno), Lissa (Lezno), Posen
2 years
younger sister
7 years
younger brother

  1. Generation 1
    1. August Johann Paul Giersch, son of Augustinus Giersch and Carolina Scheibe, was born on July 14, 1856 in Dambitsch (Dabecz- Dambecz- Dambsch- Dem, Lissa (Lezno), Posen and died in 1918 in Lissa (Lezno), Lissa (Lezno), Posen at the age of 61.