George Edwin Schoene

24 April 1896–July 1985 (Age 89)
Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life of George Edwin

When George Edwin Schoene was born on 24 April 1896, in Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, Charles O. Schoene, was 37 and his mother, Katherina "Kate" Schmidt, was 36. He married Ellen Catherine Fett on 27 December 1922, in Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lee, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Van Buren Township, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died in July 1985, in Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 89.

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George Edwin Schoene
Ellen Catherine Fett
Marriage: 27 December 1922
Betty June Schoene

Spouse and Children

27 December 1922
Lee, Iowa, United States


    Betty June Schoene


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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 17

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.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

German (Schöne): variant of Schoen 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George E Schoene, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Geo Schoene, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • George Schaene, "United States Census, 1940"

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