Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich “William” Schlake

Brief Life History of Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich “William”

When Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich “William” Schlake was born on 20 May 1874, in Elminghausen, Meinerzhagen, Altena, Westphalia, Prussia, his father, Herman Heinrich Friedrich Schlake, was 44 and his mother, Anna Marie Louise Charlotte Jaeger, was 37. He married Ida J. Priebe on 9 April 1898, in Gage, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in United States in 1949 and Holt Township, Gage, Nebraska, United States in 1950. He died on 19 February 1966, in Pickrell, Gage, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Pickrell, Gage, Nebraska, United States.

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Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich “William” Schlake
Ida J. Priebe
Marriage: 9 April 1898
Emma Augusta Charlotte Schlake
Miley Friedrich Edward Schlake
Walter Wilhelm Schlake
Karl Francis Schlake
Ella Ida Schlake
Ida Anna Schlake
William Ernest Schlake
Lee Harold Schlake

Sources (19)

  • William Schlake, Sr, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Schlake, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Wilhelm Schlake, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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.

1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.

Name Meaning

North German: variant of Schlack .

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

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