Emma Susan Amerhein

1873–1955 (Age 82)
Rantoul, Champaign, Illinois, United States

The Life of Emma Susan

When Emma Susan Amerhein was born on 20 May 1873, in Rantoul, Champaign, Illinois, United States, her father, Ferd Amrhein, was 28 and her mother, Eugenia Amrhein, was 27. She married William Smith in 1897, in Champaign, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 30 December 1955, in Blair, Washington, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Fort Calhoun, Washington, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emma Susan Amerhein
William Smith
Marriage: 1897
Golda Fae Smith
Lester Vernon Smith

Spouse & Children

Champaign, Illinois, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Ferd Amrhein


  • Eugenia Amrhein




  • Female1873–1955Female

  • Caroline Amrhein


  • Ida Amrhein


  • George Amrhein


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 4

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

German and French (Alsace): topographic name for someone living by the Rhine river (German Rhein).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Emma Amrhein in household of Ferd Amrhein, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emma Emerine in entry for Lester Vernon Smith and Una May Smith, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • Emma Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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