Minnie Zuercher

11 March 1895–20 January 1975 (Age 79)
Whitewater, Butler, Kansas, United States

The Life of Minnie

When Minnie Zuercher was born on 11 March 1895, in Whitewater, Butler, Kansas, United States, her father, Peter Zuercher, was 37 and her mother, Elisa Hofer, was 42. She married Ernest Samuel Langenegger on 29 November 1916, in Whitewater, Butler, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Odessa, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 20 January 1975, at the age of 79, and was buried in Swiss Cemetery, Whitewater, Butler, Kansas, United States.

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Ernest Samuel Langenegger
Minnie Zuercher
Marriage: 29 November 1916
Ruth Odessa Langenegger Lauck
John Langenegger

Spouse and Children

29 November 1916
Whitewater, Butler, Kansas, United States


    Ruth Odessa Langenegger Lauck


    John Langenegger


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

German (Zürcher): see Zurcher .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Minnie Zuercher, "Kansas State Census, 1905"
  • Minnie Zuercher in household of Peter Zuercher, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Minnie Langenegger im Haushalt von Ernest S Langenegger, „United States Census, 1920“

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