Edward Merle Schneidewind

22 October 1919–3 November 1994 (Age 75)
Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Edward Merle

When Edward Merle Schneidewind was born on 22 October 1919, in Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Louis John Schniedewind, was 28 and his mother, Lillian Meixner, was 19. He died on 3 November 1994, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Louis John Schniedewind
Lillian Meixner
Edward Merle Schneidewind
Norman Arthur Schneidewind

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920 · First Electric Blow Dryers Invented

Age 1

The first electric blow dryers were invented by Racine Universal Motor Company and Hamilton Beach, both Wisconsin companies.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German snīden ‘to cut’ + wind ‘wind’, probably a nickname for a vagrant or itinerant worker.

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

Sources (1)

  • Edward Merle Schneidewind, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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