Elke Ella Rindels

1 October 1898–29 April 1978 (Age 79)
South Dakota, United States

The Life of Elke Ella

When Elke Ella Rindels was born on 1 October 1898, in South Dakota, United States, her father, Jacob Harm Rindels, was 46 and her mother, Bieuwke Langeland, was 37. She married Henry J. Wiersma on 18 July 1918. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Hamlin Township, Hamlin, South Dakota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 April 1978, in Clear Lake, Deuel, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Clear Lake, Deuel, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry J. Wiersma
Elke Ella Rindels
Marriage: 18 July 1918
Donald R. Wiersma
Myrtle Wiersma
Myrtle G Wiersma

Spouse and Children

18 July 1918


    Donald R. Wiersma


    Myrtle Wiersma


    Myrtle G Wiersma


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Harm Rindels


    Bieuwke Langeland




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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 2

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

North German: possibly from Middle Low German rindele ‘cinnamon bark’, an occupational name for a spicer.

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

Sources (2)

  • Ella R Wiersma in household of Henry Wiersma, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ella Wiersma in household of Henry Wiersma, "United States Census, 1920"

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