Charles Keim

from 1882 to 1883–

The Life of Charles

When Charles Keim was born from 1882 to 1883, his father, Georg Keim, was 35 and his mother, Katharina Dobner, was 34. He married Caroline Hattie Kelpien on 25 September 1909, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 20 years.

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Charles Keim
Caroline Hattie Kelpien
Marriage: 25 September 1909
William J Keim
George James Keim
Clarence Keim
Catherine Keim

Spouse and Children


    Caroline Hattie Kelpien


25 September 1909
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


    William J Keim



    Clarence Keim


    Catherine Keim


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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 0

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1885 · The World's 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.
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 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name kayem. This is an apotropaic name, given to a sickly child, based on the Hebrew adjective qayom ‘tough’, ‘enduring’.2 German (Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg): from Middle High German kīme ‘sprout’, ‘shoot’, ‘offspring’, sometimes used as a personal name, or from a pet form of Joachim .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Keim, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles Keim, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles Keim in entry for Carrie Or Caroline Keim, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"

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