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Causes of Death
CAUSES OF DEATH
born July 8, 1874, in Newark, New Jersey
died March 12, 1940, in Newark, New Jersey - age 64 years.
Father: Felix Greuter (1838-1892)
Mother: Margaret Surbeck (1843-1919)
Spouse: Christina Kritzmacher
Cause of death: Cardiac Decompensation
In medicine, decompensation is the functional deterioration of a previously working structure or system. Decompensation may occur due to fatigue, stress, illness, or old age. When a system is "compensated", it is able to function despite stressors or defects. Decompensation describes an inability to compensate for these deficiencies. It is a general term commonly used in medicine to describe a variety of situations.
Therefore, cardiac decompensation may refer to the failure of the heart to maintain adequate blood circulation, after a long-standing (previously compensated) vascular disease (i.e. heart failure).
Herman worked as a "Huckster", or street peddler. His death certificate says he was an unemployed huckster for ten years before his death. He was buried in Woodland Cemetery.