story of a family extended over Bavaria, Austria, the Czech Republic,
and the United States of America
Pfatter, Bavaria, December 1, 1846
Milwaukee, April 11, 1926
Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee
Co. E, 48th Wisconsin Infantry, 1865
Grand Army of the Republic
Alderman, 1886 - 1890
Captain, Cream City Guard
Member, Old Settlers' Club
commemorative resolution of Milwaukee's Common Council at
the time of his death in 1926 describes a life of selfless
service to his family and community. Among many other accomplishments,
he served on committees that brought electric streetcars
to Milwaukee and which adopted the design for Milwaukee's
City Hall. He was a part of the German Socialist movement
that brought reform and honest government to Milwaukee;
contemporary accounts in the Milwaukee Sentinel describe
that his new constituents serenaded him at his front porch
on his first election night victory.
Saloonkeeper, Broommaker, Barrelmaker, and Cigarmaker.
and great-great-grandfather of many living Americans.
horni. (Coleoptera Buprestidae Agrilinae)
Prague, May 15, 1892
Rakúsko-Uhorsko, April 30, 1964
of Science degree awarded by Charles University, Prague.
Professor of Zoology. Eminent Entomologist and author of
the then-standard reference work indexing beetles from every
region of the globe. Numerous varieties of beetles, which
he first discovered, bear his name, including the insect
depicted at left.
was drafted in 1914, suffered battle wounds in Pannonia
in the Balkans, and he returned to the faculty of Charles
University in 1917.
entered entomology in part because of his great skill at
color illustration in the age before color photography.
Professor Obenberger enjoyed professional esteem and earned
universal respect under four regimes, under the Austrio-Hungarian
Empire, under the independent Czech government, under Nazi
occupation, and under Soviet domination, a tribute to his
professional excellence and his personal diplomatic abilities.
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