David Martin Bernhardt Kruger (1849 - 1920)

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David Martin Bernhardt (Bernhardt) Kruger
1849 - 1920
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1849
Wollin, Brandenburg County, BB Germany
Death
September 18, 1920
Preston, VIC Australia
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Preston, Australia
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David Martin Bernhardt Kruger was born in 1849 in Wollin, BB Germany. He was born into the Bernhardt family and married into the Kruger family. He was born to Kruger Wilhelm Frederick Kruger and Augusta Fabarius Kruger. According to his family tree, he married Margaret Smith Murdoch. David died on September 18, 1920 in Preston, VIC Australia at 71 years old.
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David Martin Bernhardt Kruger died on September 18, 1920 in Preston, VIC Australia at 71 years of age. He was born in 1849 in Wollin, BB Germany. He was born to Kruger Wilhelm Frederick Kruger and Augusta Fabarius Kruger. According to his family tree, he married Margaret Smith Murdoch.

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In 1849, in the year that David Martin Bernhardt Kruger was born, on January 23rd, British-born Elizabeth Blackwell became a doctor in the U.S. She earned a medical degree at the Geneva Medical College in New York. Blackwell was the first female doctor with a degree in the U.S.

In 1874, David was 25 years old when on September 14th, the Battle of Liberty Place occurred in New Orleans - the capital of Louisiana. Some members of the previous Confederate Army assembled for the purpose of "driving the usurpers from power" and the Republican Governor - William P. Kellogg - was physically driven from his office. The former Confederates temporarily replaced him with (the former) Democratic Governor John McEnery. Federal forces arrived, put down the insurrection, and five days later the legally elected government was restored.

In 1887, he was 38 years old when on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1899, when he was 50 years old, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1920, in the year of David Martin Bernhardt Kruger's passing, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

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