Nellie H Swartz

FemaleNovember 1877–18 August 1955

Brief Life History of Nellie H

When Nellie H Swartz was born in November 1877, in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, her father, Harm Zwart, was 39 and her mother, Frouke "Frances" Reus, was 36. She married Henry J Katz on 3 October 1893, in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 18 August 1955, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States.

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Henry J Katz
Nellie H Swartz
Marriage: 3 October 1893
Lyman Jacob Katz
Dorothy Baby Katz
Florence Baby Katz
Harvey Lester Katz

Sources (13)

  • Nellie H Katz in household of Henry J Katz, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nellie Swartz in entry for Lyman J. Katz and Minnie Langeland, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Nellie Katz in household of Henry Katz, "United States Census, 1910"

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  • Marriage
    3 October 1893Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (8)

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 2

    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 21

    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

    Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schwartz or Schwarz ‘dark, black’, and of their Slavicized forms Švarc (Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, and Croatian) and Szwarc (Polish).

    Dutch: variant of Swarts .

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

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