Emil Retzlaff

Male27 June 1909–25 July 1999

Brief Life History of Emil

When Emil Retzlaff was born on 27 June 1909, in Kulm, LaMoure, North Dakota, United States, his father, Otto Retzlaff, was 28 and his mother, Louisa Brandenburger, was 23. He married Beulah Velette Peters on 7 August 1937, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Whitestone Township, Dickey, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years and Monango, Dickey, North Dakota, United States in 1990. He died on 25 July 1999, in Stutsman, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Emil Retzlaff
Dorothy Massee
Marriage: 1947
Darrell Gene Retzlaff

Sources (8)

  • Emil Retzloff in household of Otto Retzloff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emil E Retzlaff, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Emil Retzlaff in entry for Greg Wellman, Pastor, "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1947Ellendale, Dickey, North Dakota, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 1

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    1910 · The Mann Act

    Age 1

    This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 26

    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Erna, Erwin, Georg, Heinz, Horst, Klaus, Otto, Wolfgang.

    German (of Slavic origin): variant of Ratzlaff .

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

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