Oma Dessie Schwartz

23 July 1888–5 February 1971 (Age 82)
Pickaway Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States

The Life of Oma Dessie

When Oma Dessie Schwartz was born on 23 July 1888, in Pickaway Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States, her father, Charles Lincoln Schwartz, was 27 and her mother, Flora May Longenbaugh, was 21. She married Andrew John Raab on 17 November 1912. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Penn Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Acme Township, Hettinger, North Dakota, United States for about 15 years. She died on 5 February 1971, at the age of 82.

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Andrew John Raab
Oma Dessie Schwartz
Marriage: 17 November 1912
Mae Lena Raab
Henry Lincoln Raab
Andrew Verne Raab
Ruby Pearl Raab
Etta Fern Raab

Spouse and Children

17 November 1912
Mott,Hettinger,North Dakota


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+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

North Dakota is the 39th state.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 22

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with black hair or a dark complexion, from Middle High German swarz, German schwarz, Yiddish shvarts ‘dark’, ‘black’. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dessie Raab in household of Cindy Raab, "North Dakota Census, 1925"
  • Ana Dissia Raab in household of Andrew J Raab, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Omabessie Raab in household of Andrew J Raab, "United States Census, 1930"

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