Elizabeth Strain Luther

20 February 1882–19 August 1966 (Age 84)
Charlestown, Calumet, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Strain

When Elizabeth Strain Luther was born on 20 February 1882, in Charlestown, Calumet, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Charles Luther, was 38 and her mother, Isabella S. Jacques, was 31. She married Nicholas Groetzinger on 29 November 1911, in Chilton, Calumet, Wisconsin, United States. She lived in Calumet, Wisconsin, United States in 1882. She died on 19 August 1966, in Chilton, Calumet, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Chilton, Calumet, Wisconsin, United States.

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Nicholas Groetzinger
Elizabeth Strain Luther
Marriage: 29 November 1911

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29 November 1911
Chilton, Calumet, Wisconsin, United States

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World Events (8)

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 1

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 22

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + heri, hari ‘army’.2 English: nickname from Middle English luther(e), lither(e) ‘bad’, ‘wicked’, ‘base’ (from Old English lȳðre).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Groetzinger, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elizabeth Groetzing, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elizabeth Groetzinger in household of Nicholas Groetzinger, "United States Census, 1920"

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