Wilhelmina Krohn

August 1877–
Pentwater, Oceana, Michigan, United States

The Life of Wilhelmina

When Wilhelmina Krohn was born in August 1877, her father, Henry Krohn, was 37 and her mother, Minnie, was 36. She married Henry Penn Chase on 14 March 1904, in Pentwater, Oceana, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Pentwater, Oceana, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1930.

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Family Time Line

Henry Penn Chase
Wilhelmina Krohn
Marriage: 14 March 1904
Florence R Chase
Ruth Chase
Phyllis Amanda Chase
Doris Chase
Marjorie Chase
Everett Chase
Ralph Milton Chase

Spouse and Children

    Henry Penn Chase



14 March 1904
Pentwater, Oceana, Michigan, United States


    Florence R Chase


    Ruth Chase



    Doris Chase


    Marjorie Chase


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Krohn






    William Krohn


    Charles Krohn



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.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 31

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 German (also Kröhn): nickname for a tall, thin person with long legs, from Middle High German krān, krōn ‘crane’. Compare Krahn .2 German: from an old personal name based on Old High German gruoni ‘green’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Kron .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Williamena Krohn in household of Henry Krohn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Minnie E Krohn in household of Henry Krohn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Willhelmina Chase in household of Henry P Chase, "United States Census, 1930"

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