Adelaide Charlotte Meta Fechtmann

1895–1982 (Age 86)
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Adelaide Charlotte Meta

When Adelaide Charlotte Meta Fechtmann was born on 14 July 1895, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, her father, Dietrich Daniel Fechtmann, was 48 and her mother, Anna S. Vehling, was 31. She married Harry Walter Knannlein on 24 August 1948, in Marion, Indiana, United States. She died on 30 January 1982, in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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Adelaide Charlotte Meta Fechtmann
Harry Walter Knannlein
Marriage: 24 August 1948

Spouse & Children

24 August 1948
Marion, Indiana, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Dietrich Daniel Fechtmann


  • Anna S. Vehling




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 11

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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