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Theodore Herman Fahnhorst
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Birth: Jun. 23, 1910
Stearns County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1991
San Pablo
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Born 23 June 1910 in Greenwald, MN, Theodore was the fourth of fourteen children born to Joseph Henry & Anna Gertrude (Vogert) Fahnhorst.

After graduating high school, Ted began working as an apprentice butter maker with his mother's nephew, Roman Vorgert. He later worked at the VA Hospital in Saint Cloud, MN.

On 24 November 1936, Ted married Elizabeth A. ("Bettie") Danzl at the Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Saint Joseph, MN; he was age 26, she was 22. Born 5 April 1914 in Saint Joseph, MN, "Bettie" was the sixth of ten children born to John F. and Agatha (Eizenhoefer) Danzl.

When World War II broke out Ted and Bettie moved to Richmond, CA to work in the Kaiser Shipyard #3 as a machinist. Ted also helped his sisters, Kay and Georgia get jobs as machinists in the same shipyard.

Kaiser Shipyards were the legendary "home" of "Rosie the Riveter" a symbol of women's non-traditional work contributions to war effort. Kaiser Shipyards #2 & 3 were famous for building over 700 "Liberty Ships" -- the "ugly quickly-assembled, duckling work-horse" cargo ships needed to support the war effort.

Ted eventually retired as a longshoreman in San Pablo/San Francisco Bay. Ted died 21 April 1991 in San Pablo, CA, at age 80.

Ted & Bettie had one daughter:
-o- Barbara JoAnn (1948-2009)
Family links: 
  Joseph Henry Fahnhorst (1882 - 1965)
  Anna Gertrude Vorgert Fahnhorst (1884 - 1951)
  Elizabeth A. Danzl Fahnhorst (1914 - 2009)*
  Barbara JoAnn Fahnhorst (1948 - 2009)*
  Veronica A. Fahnhorst Vogel (1905 - 1993)*
  Clarence Henry Fahnhorst (1907 - 1990)*
  Michael D. Fahnhorst (1908 - 1909)*
  Theodore Herman Fahnhorst (1910 - 1991)
  Rosalia Catherine Fahnhorst Muellner (1912 - 2002)*
  John Joseph Fahnhorst (1914 - 1978)*
  Victor Boniface Fahnhorst (1916 - 1977)*
  Marjorie Lucille Fahnhorst Whaley (1917 - 2007)*
  Joseph Edward Fahnhorst (1919 - 1919)*
  Georgia Gertrude Fahnhorst Gray (1921 - 2007)*
  Kathleen Priscilla Fahnhorst Bartleson (1923 - 2010)*
  Jerome Francis Fahnhorst (1926 - 1981)*
  Jeanette Theresa Fahnhorst Braun (1926 - 2001)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Josephs Cemetery
San Pablo
Contra Costa County
California, USA
Created by: Peter Joseph ("PJ") Brau...
Record added: Nov 04, 2011
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Theodore Herman Fahnhorst
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Theodore Herman Fahnhorst
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