Wilhelmina “Minnie” Ogrzewalla

Female12 August 1884–29 March 1962

Brief Life History of Wilhelmina “Minnie”

When Wilhelmina “Minnie” Ogrzewalla was born on 12 August 1884, in Sawadden, Sensburg, East Prussia, Prussia, Germany, her father, Friedrich Ogrzewalla, was 23 and her mother, Gottliebe Wyczinowski, was 23. She married Ernst Friedrich William Mellen on 29 November 1906. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Tamaroa, Perry, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 March 1962, in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Ernst Friedrich William Mellen
Wilhelmina “Minnie” Ogrzewalla
Marriage: 29 November 1906
Conrad Meyer
Marie Wilhelmine Mellen
Irene Ann Mellen
Elsie Amelia Mellen
William Mellen
Marian Ward Mellen
John Ernst Mellen
Henry Miller Mellen
Margaret Sophia Mellen
Leonard Friedrich Mellen
Margurete Mellen
Edward Albert Mellen

Sources (19)

  • Minnie Mellon in household of Earnest W Mellon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Minnie Ogrzewella in entry for Marion W. Mellen, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Minnie Mellen, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 November 1906
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1885 · The First Skyscraper

    Age 1

    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.


    Age 6

    Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

    1910 · Boy Scouts of America

    Age 26

    When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

    Name Meaning

    Feminine version of Wilhelm, the German form of William , formed with the Latinate suffix -ina. This name was introduced to the English-speaking world from Germany in the 19th century. It is now very rarely used.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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