Margarete (Deusser) Hueners (1905 - 1990)



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In the U. S., if a person didn't have a middle name, they had to take either a middle name or middle initial. For men, it was required by the post office early after their arrival in the U.S., but only if there was confusion with another man by the same name. If they were a woman, I think it wasn't required until they retired. They usually took the first letter of their maiden name as a middle initial.

Margarete used "D", because that was the first letter of her maiden name.

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at home,
Frankfurt a. Main, Hessen Germany


at hospital,
Spearfish, Lawrence County, SD USA
Cause of death: Stubborness

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at Bear Lake Lutheran Cemetery,
Freeborn County, MN USA


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Father: Johann Friedrich Deusser
Mother: Emilie Pauline Gebhard
Siblings: Karl Deusser, Elisabeth "Lisa" Deusser, Hermine Deusser, Johanette Deusser, Friedrich "Fritz" Deusser, Hedwig Deusser, and Heinrich "Heinz" Deusser


Assumed 8th grade, in Frankfurt a. M.


Homemaker, Ceramist and artificial flower maker/arrangements, on commission.


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1905 - In the year that Margarete (Deusser) Hueners was born, the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

1926 - When she was 21 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

1933 - She was 28 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

1938 - By the time she was 33 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1990 - In the year of Margarete (Deusser) Hueners's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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Margarete (Deusser) Hueners passed away on October 17, 1990 at hospital, Spearfish, SD, USA at 85 years of age. Her cause of death is listed as: stubborness. She was buried in Bear Lake Lutheran Cemetery, MN, USA. Margarete was born on March 10, 1905 at home, Frankfurt a. Main, Hessen, Germany. She was born to Johann Friedrich Deusser and Emilie Pauline Gebhard, with siblings Karl, Elisabeth, Hermine, Johanette, Friedrich, Hedwig, and Heinrich.


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Stubborness: Margarete and William A. sailed for the USA about a month after they were married in 1926, with every intention of staying there, but when the depression hit in the U.S., she didn't like living with the lack of money, and was most likely also very homesick. She fell for all the glowing promises of Hitler, which they heard about through letters from family and friends. William told her they were going to stay in the U.S., and ride out the depression He also understood politics well enough to know Hitler was nothing but trouble, but Margarete decided to take the kids, and go back to Germany anyway in the Fall of 1933.

It wasn't long after her arrival that she realized she had made a mistake, but by that time they were stuck. William arrived in Germany several months later. It took a few years to find a descent paying job to support their family, but they ended up settling near Munster, Schneverdingen, Lower Saxony.

Hitler and the Nazis required every couple to have at least four children. Margarete felt she had done her duty as a wife in providing William with two sons and a daughter, and refused to have another child. The Nazi's however, laid out the ultimatum, and Margarete and William had another son in 1938, eight years after the third child was born.
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