Agde " Lena" Weerts

Brief Life History of Agde " Lena"

When Agde " Lena" Weerts was born on 13 May 1886, in Rantoul Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States, her father, John Weerts, was 36 and her mother, Hiske Gerbers, was 34. She married Herman August Vahsholtz on 18 February 1909, in Olpe, Lyon, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Clay, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Center Township, Lyon, Kansas, United States in 1930. She died on 4 February 1986, in Canton, McPherson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herman August Vahsholtz
1880–1946
Agde " Lena" Weerts
1886–1986
Marriage: 18 February 1909
Mattie Vanholtz
1906–
Fred Richard Herman Vahsholtz
1910–1995
Hilda Marie " Betty" Vahsholtz
1912–1996
Leonard John Vahsholtz
1914–1999
George Robert Vahsholtz
1919–1962
Winona Ramona Vahsholtz
1921–2004

Sources (8)

  • Lena Vohholtz in household of Herman Vohholtz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mrs Lena A Weerts Vahsholtz, "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012"
  • Lena Vanholtz in household of Herman Vanholtz, "United States Census, 1910"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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.

1894 · First Sino-Japanese War

The First Sino-Japanese War was a conflict regarding Korean influence between Japan and China. The fighting began on July 25, 1894, and ended on April 17, 1895. This period was notable for Japan beginning to show regional dominance over China, primarily due to the fact that the Qing Dynasty's military had not been sufficiently modernized. In February of 1895, after suffering repeat losses for over six months, the Qing Dynasty sued for peace, initiating the close of the war.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from Weert, an occupational name for a landlord or innkeeper, Middle Dutch we(e)rt, Middle Low German wert.

German: topographic name from Middle High German wert ‘river island, peninsula’.

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

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