Alida Elizabeth Schoenhals

20 July 1863–4 May 1924 (Age 60)

The Life of Alida Elizabeth

When Alida Elizabeth Schoenhals was born on 20 July 1863, her father, Conrad Conrad Schoenhals II, was 29 and her mother, Rosanna Boylan, was 25. She married Jacob Wallace Fishbeck on 26 April 1883, in Genoa Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 4 May 1924, at the age of 60.

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Jacob Wallace Fishbeck
Alida Elizabeth Schoenhals
Marriage: 26 April 1883
Olin Wallace Fishbeck

Spouse and Children

26 April 1883
Genoa Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 16

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 18

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German schoen ‘beautiful’ + hals ‘neck’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Lydia E Schornhalk in household of Conrad J Schornhalk, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alida E Fishbeck in household of Wallace J Fishbeck, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alida E Fishbeck in household of J Wallace Fishbeck, "United States Census, 1900"

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