Fannie Evelyn Wittrig

1 September 1879–5 December 1974 (Age 95)
Wayland, Henry, Iowa, United States

The Life of Fannie Evelyn

When Fannie Evelyn Wittrig was born on 1 September 1879, in Wayland, Henry, Iowa, United States, her father, Joseph G Wittrig, was 26 and her mother, Alice Elizabeth Wittmer, was 24. She married George M Zehr on 15 January 1899. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Marion Township, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Jefferson Township, Henry, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 5 December 1974, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in North Hill Cemetery, Washington, Iowa, United States.

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George M Zehr
Fannie Evelyn Wittrig
Marriage: 15 January 1899
Esther Mae Zehr
Myrtle Pearl Zehr
Lyle Joseph Zehr

Spouse and Children

15 January 1899


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 5

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 25

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

German:1. from the personal name Wittich, from a short form of a Germanic name beginning with widu ‘wood’. 2. nickname from Middle Low German wittich ‘clever’, ‘wise’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fannie E Zehr in household of Samuel J Elder, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fannie E Zehr, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fannie Zehr, "United States Census, 1920"

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