Lena M Roskam

Female1916–11 January 1984

Brief Life History of Lena M

When Lena M Roskam was born in 1916, in Rushmore, Nobles, Minnesota, United States, her father, Charles Albert "Karsjen" "Cassen" Roskam, was 46 and her mother, Katharina Janssen, was 45. She married George Steen Jr. on 15 September 1934, in Jackson, Jackson, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Sioux Township, Sioux, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Grant Township, Sioux, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 11 January 1984, in Spirit Lake, Dickinson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Sibley, Osceola, Iowa, United States.

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George Steen Jr.
Lena M Roskam
Marriage: 15 September 1934
Karen Cherryl Steen

Sources (5)

  • Lena May Roskarn in household of Charles Roskarn, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lena Mae Roskam Steen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lena Mae Roskam in entry for Clarence Darryl Steen, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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  • Marriage
    15 September 1934Jackson, Jackson, Minnesota, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 0

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    1917 · Camp Dodge

    Age 1

    Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.

    1934 · The Grout Museum

    Age 18

    The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch and North German: from Middle Dutch roscam, Middle High German roskamp ‘currycomb, horsecomb’, either an occupational (or habitational) name for the keeper of an inn named De Roscam or Der Rosskamm (‘The Horsecomb’) in Dutch and German, respectively, or an occupational nickname for a groom or ostler at an inn. Inns would attract custom by offering to groom travelers' horses.

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

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