Karl Christian Van Der Smissen

July 1882–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Karl Christian

When Karl Christian Van Der Smissen was born in July 1882, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Carl Heinrich Anton van der Smissen, was 30 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Knight, was 36. He lived in Summerfield, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Carl Heinrich Anton van der Smissen
1851–1950
Mary Elizabeth Knight
1845–1892
Karl Christian Van Der Smissen
1882–
Jennie Alieda van der Smissen
1884–1964

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 3

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 23

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 31

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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  • Karl Ch Vander Swissen in household of Carl H Vander Swissen, "United States Census, 1900"

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