Nellie May Ringler

22 February 1881–14 April 1964 (Age 83)
Steuben, Indiana, United States

The Life of Nellie May

When Nellie May Ringler was born on 22 February 1881, in Steuben, Indiana, United States, her father, Chauncey William Ringler, was 59 and her mother, Susan Anstett, was 43. She married John Wesley Strawser on 21 March 1896, in Steuben, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Gary, Calumet Township, Lake, Indiana, United States in 1935 and Corunna, Richland Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 14 April 1964, at the age of 83, and was buried in Hudson, Salem Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Strawser
Nellie May Ringler
Marriage: 21 March 1896
Beatrice Strawser
Rhoda Strawser

Spouse and Children

    John Wesley Strawser



21 March 1896
Steuben, Indiana, United States


    Beatrice Strawser


    Rhoda Strawser


Parents and Siblings



    Israel Ringler


    Charles Ringler


    John F. Ringler


    Carrie “Caroline” (Ringler) Frederick



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 4

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a maker of bone, horn, or ivory rings, from an agent derivative of Middle High German ringelen ‘to provide with rings’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie Strawser in household of John Strawser, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nellie Strawser in household of John Strawser, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nellie Strawser in household of John W Strawser, "United States Census, 1940"

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