Leila Minnie Rohwer

24 January 1896–6 August 1986 (Age 90)
Donahue, Scott, Iowa, United States

The Life of Leila Minnie

When Leila Minnie Rohwer was born on 24 January 1896, in Donahue, Scott, Iowa, United States, her father, Henry C. Rohwer, was 33 and her mother, Katherine "Katie" Frerk, was 26. She married Roy Martindale Curtis on 14 January 1922, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hickory Grove, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Hickory Grove Township, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 6 August 1986, in Princeton, Scott, Iowa, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Davenport Memorial Park, Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roy Martindale Curtis
Leila Minnie Rohwer
Marriage: 14 January 1922
Ruth Leila Rowher Curtis
Helen Minnie Curtis
Ray Rohwer Curtis
Ralph Harold Curtis
Robert Henry Curtis
Martindale Edward Curtis

Spouse and Children

14 January 1922
Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States



    Helen Minnie Curtis



    Ralph Harold Curtis


    Robert Henry Curtis


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Henry C. Rohwer


    Katherine "Katie" Frerk




+2 More Children

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:1. contracted form of Rohwedder . 2. ( Röhwer ) variant spelling of Röwer ( see Roever ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leila Curtis, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Lelia Rohwer, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Leila M Rowher in household of Henry C Rowher, "United States Census, 1900"

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