Wilhelmena A Laabs

Brief Life History of Wilhelmena A

When Wilhelmena A Laabs was born on 18 October 1836, in Glansee, Greifenberg, Pomerania, Prussia, Germany, her father, Jacob Laabs, was 27 and her mother, Engel Liskow, was 22. She married Johann Christoph Sommerlade on 15 January 1870. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cascade Township, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States in 1875 and Drammen Township, Lincoln, Minnesota, United States in 1895. She died on 1 January 1917, in Lake Benton, Lincoln, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Lake Benton, Lincoln, Minnesota, United States.

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Johann Christoph Sommerlade
Wilhelmena A Laabs
Marriage: 15 January 1870
John W Sommerlade
Infant Sommerlade
Louisa Sommerlade
Christian Emil Sommerlade
Minnie Sommerlade

Sources (19)

  • Will M Sommerlade in household of C Sommerlade, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Wilhelmine Laabs, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"
  • Wilhelmina Laabs, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.


Historical Boundaries 1855: Olmsted, Minnesota Territory, United States 1858: Olmsted, Minnesota, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1859: Lincoln, Minnesota, United States

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Armin, Erwin, Frieda, Gerhardt, Kurt, Otto.

North German: habitational name from Labes or Labus in Pomerania. Compare Labs .

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

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