Rosina Catherine Blatter

23 July 1867–29 December 1931 (Age 64)
New Athens, St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The Life of Rosina Catherine

When Rosina Catherine Blatter was born on 23 July 1867, in New Athens, St. Clair, Illinois, United States, her father, Johann Rudolph Blatter, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Weber, was 25. She married William Lincoln Volmer on 8 March 1885, in Perry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Beaucoup, Beaucoup Township, Washington, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Pinckneyville, Perry, Illinois, United States in 1931. She died on 29 December 1931, in Perry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Pinckneyville, Perry, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lincoln Volmer
Rosina Catherine Blatter
Marriage: 8 March 1885
Baby Volmer
John Rudolph Volmer
Ida Josephine Volmer
Jeanettie Elizabeth Volmer
Henrietta Volmer
Emma Volmer
Caroline Matilda Volmer

Spouse and Children

8 March 1885
Perry, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Age 4

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German:1. topographic name for someone who lived on a plateau, from Middle High German plate, blate ‘flat surface’, ‘plateau’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. 2. habitational name for someone from Blatten near St. Gallen, Switzerland. The place name refers to a promontory of the Alps, a wide elevated plateau.

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

Sources (3)

  • Rosie Volmer in household of William Volmer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rosy Voulmer in household of Willie Voulmer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rosalia Blatter in household of Rodolph Blatter, "United States Census, 1870"

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