Elisabeth Rosenkranz

March 1862–2 December 1955 (Age 93)

The Life Summary of Elisabeth

Elisabeth Rosenkranz was born in March 1862, in Germany. She married Henning Ehlers on 15 February 1881, in Grundy, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Buckingham, Tama, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Black Hawk Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 2 December 1955, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Henning Ehlers
Elisabeth Rosenkranz
Marriage: 15 February 1881
Emil Hans Holts Ehlers
Henry Carson Ehlers
Emma Ehlers
Amanda Dorothea Ehlers
Albert John Ehlers
Arthur Peter Ehlers
Ralph C Ehlers

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1881Grundy, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 2
    War: Prussia and Austria vs. Denmark.
    Age 28
    Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Fritz, Kurt, Hans, Helmut, Otto, Wessel.German and Danish: from Middle Low German rōsenkranz ‘wreath, rosary’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a wreath or rosary maker, or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a wreath or in a place called with this word. This surname is also found in the Netherlands (see Rosenkrans ), where it is very rare. See also Rosenkrantz .Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German surname (see 1 above), or an artificial name from the German word Rosenkranz ‘wreath’.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Elisabeth Rosenkranz in entry for Amanda Dorothea Ehlers, "Iowa, Church and Civil Births and Baptisms, 1837-1987"
    • Elisebeth Ehlers in household of Henning Ehlers, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
    • Elizabeth Ehlers in household of Henning Ehlers, "United States Census, 1900"

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