Meta Etedine Fresenborg

1897–1992 (Age 94)
Oak Hill Cemetery, Parkersburg, Butler, Iowa, United States

The Life of Meta Etedine

When Meta Etedine Fresenborg was born on 8 August 1897, her father, Focko Fresenborg, was 33 and her mother, Metta Meyerhoff Folkerts, was 32. She married Herman Allspach on 17 December 1924, in Parkersburg, Butler, Iowa, United States. She lived in Grundy, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Beaver Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died in June 1992, at the age of 94, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Parkersburg, Butler, Iowa, United States.

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Meta Etedine Fresenborg
Herman Allspach
Marriage: 17 December 1924

Spouse & Children

17 December 1924
Parkersburg, Butler, Iowa, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Focko Fresenborg


  • Metta Meyerhoff Folkerts




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 16

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 25

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

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Sources (3)

  • Meta Allspatch im Haushalt von Herman Allspatch, „United States Census, 1930“
  • Metta Allspach im Haushalt von Herman Allspach, „United States Census, 1940“
  • Meta Etedine Fresenborg im Haushalt von Fokko Fresenborg, „United States Census, 1910“

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