Elizabeth (Seifarth) Kreutz (1870 - 1952)

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Birth

at Marpingen, Saarland, Germany,
Marpingen, Saarland County, Germany

Death

at South Side Hospital,
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA United States
Cause of death: Heart Disease

Cause of death

Heart Disease

Burial / Funeral

at Saint John Vianney Cemetery,
Carrick, Allegheny County, PA United States

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Home,
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA United States

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Family

Partner: Peter Josef Kreutz
Children with Peter: Elizabeth Marie (Kreutz) Dornburg

Education

Marpingen, Saarland, Germany

Professions

Houewife

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Military Service

None

Middle name

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Maiden name

Seifarth

Surnames

Ethnicity

German & United States

Nationality

Germany & United States

Religion

Roman Catholic

Gender

Female

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1870 - In the year that Elizabeth (Seifarth) Kreutz was born, on June 26th, Christmas was declared an official federal holiday in the United States. By 1860, 14 states had declared Christmas a legal holiday but the practice of celebrating Christmas was a local - and religious - choice previously.

1897 - Elizabeth was 27 years old when on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

1924 - When she was 54 years old, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

1938 - Elizabeth was 68 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

1952 - In the year of Elizabeth (Seifarth) Kreutz's passing, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

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Elizabeth (Seifarth) Kreutz, mother to 1 child, passed away on January 19, 1952 at South Side Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA at age 81. Her cause of death is listed as: heart Disease. She was buried in Saint John Vianney Cemetery, Carrick, PA. She was born on April 15, 1870 at Marpingen, Saarland, Germany, Marpingen, Germany. Elizabeth's partner was Peter Josef Kreutz. and they gave birth to Elizabeth Marie (Kreutz) Dornburg.

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