William Schlegel

13 January 1880–18 April 1949 (Age 69)
Milford, Seward, Nebraska, United States

The Life of William

When William Schlegel was born on 13 January 1880, in Milford, Seward, Nebraska, United States, his father, Joseph Schlegel, was 42 and his mother, Mary Miller, was 32. He married Sarah Jane Stutzman on 23 February 1898, in Milford, Seward, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Seward, Nebraska, United States in 1935 and Dorchester Election Precinct, Saline, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died on 18 April 1949, in Milford, Seward, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Milford, Seward, Nebraska, United States.

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William Schlegel
Sarah Jane Stutzman
Marriage: 23 February 1898
Raymond Schlegel
Goldie Schlegel
Joseph Schlegel
Gladys Schlegel
Esther Schlegel
Viola Schlegel

Spouse and Children

23 February 1898
Milford, Seward, Nebraska, United States


    Raymond Schlegel


    Joseph Schlegel


    Gladys Schlegel


    Esther Schlegel


    Viola Schlegel


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+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 4

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German slegel ‘hammer’, ‘tool for striking’ (Old High German slegil, a derivative of slahan ‘to strike’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a smith or mason, or a nickname for a forceful person.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Will Schlagel, „United States Census, 1930“
  • William Schlagle im Haushalt von Joseph Schlagle, „Nebraska State Census, 1885“
  • William Schlagle in household of Joseph Schlagle, "United States Census, 1880"

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