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Robert Casper Kalthoff 

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August Kalthoff
1826 - 1899

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1839 - 11/15/1909
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Robert Casper Kalthoff
1866 - 1966
Robert Casper Kalthoff was born about 1866 somewhere in Connecticut and died in an unknown year in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated.

Robert and Matilda had five children:
  • Matilda G (daughter, 1891),
  • Antoinette D (daughter, 1892),
  • Loyola Elizabeth(daughter, 1895),
  • Robert (son, 1897), and
  • Edger (son, 1902).
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    Census6/27/1870 Detroit Ward 9 MI (Wayne County) 4 yrs old 
    Recorded as dwelling #1012, family #984: August Kalthoff (age 40), Dora (age 31), Mary (7), Robert (4), Matthew (6 months), and Micheal Bullen (age 14). August is a grocer and estimates the value of his personal estate to be $700. August, Dora, and Mary were born in Prussia. Robert was born in New York and everyone else was born in Michigan. Mary has been attending school. No one in the household can read or write. 
    Census7/14/1870 Detroit Ward 7 MI (Wayne County) 4 yrs old 
    Recorded as dwelling #111411, family #1185: Augustus Kalthoff (age 40), Doroden (wife, age 30) Maria (daughter, age 7), and Robert (son, age 4). Augustus is a laborer and estimates the value of his personal estate to be $800. Augustus, Doroden and Maria were born in Prussia. Robert was born in Connecticut. No one in the household can read or write. They live next door to a retired grocer. 
    Census6/28/1880 Hamtramck MI (Wayne County) 14 yrs old 
    Recorded in dwelling #391, family #404: August Kalthoff (age 54) Dorothea (age 42), Mary (age 17), Robert (14), Elizbeth (6), Terrese (3), Dorothea (9 months), and Casper Volkenrath (father [???], age 50). August is working in a grocery and Casper is working as a peddler. Casper is a widower. All who are 17 years old or older were born in Germany and those younger were born in Michigan. Elizbeth has been attending school and no one in the household can read or write. The family of Antony Cramer (age 31) is living next door.

    NOTE: The June 5, 1865 New York Passenger lists Casper Volkenrath (age 35) and T. Volkenrath (female, age 54). They were traveling from Germany to the United States with A. Kramer (female, age 18) and G. Kramer (male, age 7). Casper's age makes it impossible for him to be the father of August as stated on this census report. 
    Census6/8/1900 Detroit ward 17 MI (Wayne County) 34 yrs old 
    Dwelling number 167; Family Number 170: Robert C Kalthoff (age 34, Aug 1865), Mathilda Kalthoff (age 32, Dec 1867), Mathilda G Kalthoff (age 9, Aug 1890), Anthonette D Kalthoff (age 8, Dec 1891), Loyola E Kalthoff (age 5, May 1895), Robert A Kalthoff (age 3, Jan 1897), and Frank Engel (age 34, Jan 1866, Boarder). Robert and Mathilda have been married for 10 years and have had 4 children and they are all surviving. Robert was born in Conneticut, Mathilda in Michigan, their parents were all born in Germany. All of Robert and Mathilda's children were born in Michigan. Robert is working as a Grocer, and the two oldest children are in school the adults can read, write, and speak English. They are Renting a house. Frank Engel, was Born in Michigan and his parents were born in Germany. He is working as a Grocery Clerk and has been unemployed for 3 months, he can read, write, and speak English. He is a Boarder in the Kalthoff house. 
    Census4/25/1910 Detroit Ward 17 MI (Wayne County) 44 yrs old 
    Recorded as dwelling #2396, family #321: Robert Kalthoff (age 43), Matilda (wife, age 42), Matilda G (daughter, age 19), Antoinette D (daughter, age 18), Loyola (daughter, age 14), Robert (son, age 13), and Edger (son, age 8). Miltilda has given birth to five children and all are living. Robert (senior) was born in Connecticut and his parents in Germany. Matilda was born in Michigan and her parents in Germany. All of the children were born in Michigan. Robert (senior) is working as a sales & helper at a grocery. Matilda G. is a music teacher. Antoinette is working in the grocery as a saleslady. Everyone except the youngest son can read and write. The three youngest children have been attending school. 
    Census1/5/1920 Detroit MI (Wayne County) 54 yrs old 
    Recorded as family #1566: Robert Kalthoff (age 52), Matilda (age 52), Antoinette (age 27), Robert (age 22), and Edgar (age 17). The family lives in a house they own and it is free of any loans or mortgages. Robert (senior) was born in Connecticut and both of his parents were born in Germany. Mathilda was born in Michigan and both of her parents were born in Germany. Both of their parents spoke German as their native language. All of the children were born in Michigan. Robert senior and junior are working as a retail confectionary in the family own store. Antoinette is a violinist currently providing violin lessons.  
    Census4/24/1930 Detroit MI (Wayne County) 64 yrs old 
    Recorded as dwelling #3468: Robert C. Kalthoff (age 61), Matilda (wife, age 60), and Edgar M (son, age 27). Robert owns his house and the family also owns a radio. He estimates the value of his estate to be $15,000. All three can read and write. Robert and his parents were born in Connecticut. Miltida and her parents were born in Michigan. Edgar was born in Michigan. Both Robert and Edgar are working as salesmen at a hardware store.  

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    3 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
    11 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
    13 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
    23 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
    29 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
    31 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
    34 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
    34 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
    35 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
    36 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
    37 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
    38 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
    40 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
    40 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
    40 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
    46 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
    47 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
    48 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
    57 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
    57 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
    58 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
    60 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
    61 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
    62 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
    70 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
    72 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
    80 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
    81 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
    85 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
    86 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
    91 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
    94 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
    96 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
    99 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
    16 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
    19 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
    42 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
    46 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
    47 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
    51 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
    53 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
    72 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
    73 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
    75 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
    84 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
    89 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
    94 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
    97 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
    2 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
    9 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
    10 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
    43 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
    44 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
    61 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
    63 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
    64 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
    66 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
    67 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
    68 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
    68 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
    69 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
    73 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
    77 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
    78 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
    79 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
    88 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
    96 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
    100 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
    43 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
    48 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
    51 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
    53 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
    54 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
    72 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
    73 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
    79 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

    Matilda Michels
    Born on December 20, 1867 and died about 1968.
    They were married 9/24/1889.

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    The Children of Robert Casper Kalthoff

    Loyola Elizabeth Kalthoff
    Born somewhere in Michigan on an unknown day in May 1895 and died somewhere in Michigan on an unknown day in May 1995. Actual dates are unknown and those shown are estimated.

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    Edgar Nicholas Kalthoff
    Born in Detroit, Michigan on May 2, 1901 and died in Wayne County, Michigan on October 4, 1987. He was 86 years old.

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