Louise Niffenegger

20 December 1884–8 September 1967 (Age 82)
Elk Rapids, Antrim, Michigan, United States

The Life of Louise

When Louise Niffenegger was born on 20 December 1884, in Elk Rapids, Antrim, Michigan, United States, her father, Jacob Niffenegger, was 50 and her mother, Anna Maria Schertenleib, was 46. She lived in South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1910. She died on 8 September 1967, at the age of 82, and was buried in South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Jacob Niffenegger
Anna Maria Schertenleib
Jacob Niffenegger
John Niffenegger
Christian Niffenegger
Frederic Niffenegger
Albert Niffenegger
Mary Niffenegger
Louise Niffenegger
Maria Niffenegger

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 3

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 22

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Swiss German: probably a topographic name of the same origin as Niffern, a habitational name from Nufringen in Swabia, formerly Nüfferen, Niffern + egger, from Middle High German ecke ‘corner’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Louise Niffenegger in household of Mary Niffenegger, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Louise A Niffenegger, "Find A Grave Index"

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