Ella Klatt

10 March 1863–6 April 1935 (Age 72)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Ella

When Ella Klatt was born on 10 March 1863, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Friedrich Klatt, was 37 and her mother, Helena Weniger, was 31. She married Fredrick Sommer on 23 September 1884, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in 1863 and Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. In 1880, at the age of 17, her occupation is listed as millinery in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. She died on 6 April 1935, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States.

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Fredrick Sommer
Ella Klatt
Marriage: 23 September 1884
Helen Adele Sommers
Elsie C. Sommers
Olga Mae Sommers
Lillian E. Sommers
Walter Herman Sommers
Paul A. Sommers
Adella H. Sommers
Carolyn Hulda Emma Sommers
Fred William Sommers

Spouse and Children

23 September 1884
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Friedrich Klatt





    Emil John Klatt





    Herman Louis Klatt


World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 4

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle Low German klatte ‘rag’, ‘low-grade wool’; also ‘tousled hair’, hence a nickname for someone with untidy hair. 2. Silesian variant of Klette ( see Klett 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella Fennick in household of Sorner Fennick, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ella Somers in household of Fred Somers, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Ella Klatt in household of Frederick Klatt, "United States Census, 1880"

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