Lorinda Catherine Meissner

1908–2002 (Age 94)
Portland, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Lorinda Catherine

When Lorinda Catherine Meissner was born on 15 March 1908, in Portland, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States, her father, August Frederich Meissner, was 41 and her mother, Maria Magdalena Heintz, was 33. She married Roland Amos Bohnert on 7 February 1928, in Jefferson, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States. She lived in Jefferson, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States in 1930 and Clinton, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. She died on 3 March 2002, in Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cashton, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lorinda Catherine Meissner
Roland Amos Bohnert
Marriage: 7 February 1928

Spouse & Children

7 February 1928
Jefferson, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 11

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.
1934 · Kohler Strike

Age 26

Employees at Kohler Company in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, attempted to organize a union, but the company would not work with them. The employees organized a strike on July 27, 1934. Events escalated and two people were killed and 47 were injured.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Meissen in Germany, earlier ( 968 ad ) recorded as Misna, Misina, named for the small river Misna (today Meisabach), whose name is very ancient, probably pre-Slavic. The place was famous in the Middle Ages for the fine linen cloth produced there, and the German surname may also be an occupational name for a manufacturer or seller of such wares.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lorinda C Bohnert in household of Roland A Bohnert, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laurinda C Bohnert in household of Roland A Bohnert, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lorande N Meisner in household of August Meisner, "United States Census, 1920"

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