Gretje ( Gratie) Hadels Detmers

10 July 1877–30 March 1964 (Age 86)
Hanover, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Gretje ( Gratie) Hadels

When Gretje ( Gratie) Hadels Detmers was born on 10 July 1877, in Hanover, Prussia, Germany, her father, Aljet Ennen Detmers, was 33 and her mother, Cornelia Damm, was 27. She married George G Rentz ( Reents) on 18 March 1889, in Hillsboro, Montgomery, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in South Litchfield Township, Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 30 March 1964, in Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George G Rentz ( Reents)
Gretje ( Gratie) Hadels Detmers
Marriage: 18 March 1889
Fritz ( Fred) Gerhard Rentz
Gustav ( Gus) Rentz
Aljet ( Eilert) Rentz
Cornelia Gaska ( Nellie) Rentz
Garrett Lubke Rentz
Ludwig ( Lute) Rentz
Carl Alvin Rents ( Rentz)

Spouse and Children

18 March 1889
Hillsboro, Montgomery, Illinois, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Aljet Ennen Detmers


    Cornelia Damm




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 8

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 13

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 33

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

German: patronymic from the personal name Dietmar ( see Dittmar ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gracy Rents in household of George Rents, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Greta Reents in household of George G Reents, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gratie Detmers, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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