Amelia (Millie) Bischke

27 August 1911–12 June 1985 (Age 73)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Amelia (Millie)

When Amelia (Millie) Bischke was born on 27 August 1911, in Iowa, United States, her father, Gustav Fredrick Bischke, was 35 and her mother, Kathryn Katie Ball, was 24. She lived in Clayton, Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Washington Township, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 12 June 1985, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 73.

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 2

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 20

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Eastern German: of Slavic origin, either from a personal name Bēg (from bēgati ‘to run’) or a nickname for someone who always ran.

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

Sources (3)

  • Millie Kemerer in household of Merlin Kemerer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Millie Bischke in household of Gus Bischke, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Amelia Bischke in household of Gustar Bischke, "United States Census, 1920"

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