Christopher Adolf Schowalter

13 February 1873–29 June 1958 (Age 85)
Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life of Christopher Adolf

When Christopher Adolf Schowalter was born on 13 February 1873, in Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, Christian H. Schowalter, was 44 and his mother, Rosena Haffner, was 36. He married Katherine Matilda Seyb on 24 February 1897, in Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in West Point, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Washington Township, Lee, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 June 1958, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Adolf Schowalter
Katherine Matilda Seyb
Marriage: 24 February 1897
Della Elizabeth Schowalter
Harold Arlo Schowalter
Meda Rosina Schowalter
Charles Melvin Schowalter

Spouse and Children

24 February 1897
Lee, Iowa, United States



    Harold Arlo Schowalter


    Meda Rosina Schowalter


    Charles Melvin Schowalter


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 12

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

German (Rhineland, Bavaria): unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Christefer Schowalter, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • C A Schowalter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Christopher Schowalter, "United States Census, 1930"

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