Heinrich Herman Dietrich Grefe

7 August 1901–12 November 1984 (Age 83)
Otter Tail Township, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Heinrich Herman Dietrich

When Heinrich Herman Dietrich Grefe was born on 7 August 1901, in Otter Tail Township, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States, his father, Herman Christian Fastenau, was 20 and his mother, Anne Marie Dorothea Wiebe, was 27. He married Alma Marie Albertine Heinecke on 26 November 1925. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Ottertail, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States in 1920. He died on 12 November 1984, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Henning, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Heinrich Herman Dietrich Grefe
Alma Marie Albertine Heinecke
Marriage: 26 November 1925
Marvin Henry Grefe

Spouse and Children

26 November 1925


    Marvin Henry Grefe


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 5

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

North German: variant of Graf .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Grefe in household of Herman Fastenau, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry Grefe in entry for Morvin Henry Grefe, "Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990"
  • Henry H. Grefe, "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002"

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