Louis John Fechtman

1914–1970 (Age 56)
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Louis John

When Louis John Fechtman was born on 12 January 1914, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, his father, Frank Carl Fechtmann, was 30 and his mother, Sophie Elizabeth Louise Wambsganss, was 31. He married Mary Virginia Tilghman on 2 December 1937, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States. He died on 13 November 1970, in his hometown, at the age of 56.

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Louis John Fechtman
Mary Virginia Tilghman
Marriage: 2 December 1937

Spouse & Children

  • Male1914–1970Male

  • Mary Virginia Tilghman


2 December 1937
Hendricks, Indiana, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Ruth L. Fechtmann


  • Frederick D. Fechtmann


  • Francis H. Fechtmann


  • Male1914–1970Male

  • Helen E. Fechtmann


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 15

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

German (Fochtmann): variant of Vogtmann.

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

Sources (3)

  • Louis John Fechtman, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Louis John Fechtman, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"
  • Louis John Fechtman in entry for Donald Charles Fechtman, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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