Wilhelm Grosskrentz Sheffer

12 December 1892–15 February 1950 (Age 57)
Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States

The Life of Wilhelm Grosskrentz

When Wilhelm Grosskrentz Sheffer was born on 12 December 1892, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States, his father, Elmer Edwin Sheffer, was 29 and his mother, Olga Edith Grosskrentz, was 29. He lived in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 15 February 1950, in Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 12

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 16

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schaefer .2 Americanized spelling of German Scheffer .

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

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  • Wilhelm G Sheffer in household of Elmer E Sheffer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Will Sheffer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilhelm Shepherd in household of El*Ien Shepherd, "United States Census, 1900"

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