Jennie Boxler

15 November 1885–29 December 1909 (Age 24)
Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Jennie

When Jennie Boxler was born on 15 November 1885, in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States, her father, Joseph Nicolaus Boxler, was 25 and her mother, Anna Katharina Grob, was 21. She married Heinrich S. Stähli in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1900. She died on 29 December 1909, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Heinrich S. Stähli
Jennie Boxler
Margaret Stahley

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Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 6

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Age 9

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

Name Meaning

Swiss German: variant spelling of German Büchsler, an occupational name for a maker of wooden boxes ( see Bicksler ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie Bohrer in household of John Bohrer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jennie Deegan in entry for Henry Stahly and Katie McDonald, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Jennie Deegan in entry for Henry Stahly and Katie Mcdonald, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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