Minnie Stroschien

Brief Life History of Minnie

When Minnie Stroschien was born on 16 February 1895, in Brownstown Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, Wilhelm 'William' Daniel Stroschein, was 35 and her mother, Augusta Otilda Brehmer, was 31. She married Emil August Zilka on 16 December 1915, in Wyandotte, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Raisinville Township, Monroe, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 November 1984, in Monroe, Michigan, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Emil August Zilka
1893–1970
Minnie Stroschien
1895–1984
Marriage: 16 December 1915
Elmer Arthur Zilka
1922–1982
Harvey Alfred Zilka
1925–1994
Lourene M. Zilka
1927–2017
Alfred E. Zilka
1929–1951
Viola Zilka
1931–2003
Lawrence O. Zilka
1932–1970

Sources (15)

  • Minnie Zilke, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Minnie Strochine, „Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917“
  • Minnie Strochin, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Strohschein .

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

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