Herrmann Richard Carl Schoeler

10 November 1893–
Manhattan, New York, New York, USA

The Life of Herrmann Richard Carl

When Herrmann Richard Carl Schoeler was born on 10 November 1893, his father, Richard Benjamin Schoeler, was 31 and his mother, Elise Alwine Kirkenbecker, was 29. He lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1910.

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Richard Benjamin Schoeler
Elise Alwine Kirkenbecker
Johanna Elisabeth Schoeler
Elizabeth J. Shoeler
Herrmann Richard Carl Schoeler
Walter Hugo John Schoeler
Helena Marsha Minna Schoeler
Richard A W Schoeler
William E A Schoeler
Alfred B E Schoeler

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World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 20

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Name Meaning

North German (Schöler): variant of Scholer 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Herman R C Schoeler in household of Richard B Schoeler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Herrmann Richard Carl Schoeler, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"
  • Herrmann Richard Carl Schoeler, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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