Sophia Catherine Ernestine Brandt

13 June 1864–17 April 1954 (Age 89)
New Minden, Washington, Illinois, United States

The Life of Sophia Catherine Ernestine

When Sophia Catherine Ernestine Brandt was born on 13 June 1864, in New Minden, Washington, Illinois, United States, her father, Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Brandt, was 28 and her mother, Catherine Rossenbeck, was 26. She married Ernst August Selle on 5 August 1883, in New Minden, Washington, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 17 April 1954, in New Minden, Washington, Illinois, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Saint Johns Cemetery, New Minden, Washington, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernst August Selle
1858–1940
Sophia Catherine Ernestine Brandt
1864–1954
Marriage: 5 August 1883
August Ernst Selle
1883–1942
Emma Catharina Wilhelmina Selle
1888–1953
Anna Selle
1893–1989
Martin Herman Selle
1899–1971
Arthur Selle
1904–1995

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 August 1883
New Minden, Washington, Illinois, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Brandt

    Male1836–1898Male

    Catherine Rossenbeck

    Female1838–1905Female

siblings

(8)

    Maria Caroline Eleanore Brandt

    Female1858–1927Female

    Louise Karoline Wilhelmine Brandt

    Female1860–1862Female

    Female1864–1954Female

    Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Brandt Jr

    Male1867–1938Male

    Henry Carl August Brandt

    Male1869–1934Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1865

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1871

Age 7

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 26

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

German:1. topographic name for someone who lived in an area that had been cleared by fire, Middle High German brant (from brennen ‘to burn’). 2. variant of Brand 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sophie Selle in household of August Selle, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sopha Selle in household of Aug Selle, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sophia Selle in household of August Selle, "United States Census, 1900"

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