Josephine Augusta Bohlke

20 January 1895–8 September 1989 (Age 94)
Deerfield Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Josephine Augusta

When Josephine Augusta Bohlke was born on 20 January 1895, in Deerfield Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, her father, Wilhelm "William" Ludwig Bohlke, was 36 and her mother, Auguste Albertine Weiland, was 21. She married Walter Lebrecht Prielipp on 1 October 1914, in Blissfield Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Holloway, Raisin Township, Lenawee, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940 and Raisin Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1989. She died on 8 September 1989, in Bixby Hospital, Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Deerfield Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Walter Lebrecht Prielipp
Josephine Augusta Bohlke
Marriage: 1 October 1914
Wanda Amelia Prielipp Hartman
Elizabeth Elvira Prielipp Condit
Howard Walter Prielipp
Frances Louise Prielipp Bidle
Stanley Frederick Prielipp
Dolores Marie Prielipp Bordine
Merlyn Herbert Prielipp
Marvin Lee Prielipp

Spouse and Children

1 October 1914
Blissfield Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States


    Wanda Amelia Prielipp Hartman


    Elizabeth Elvira Prielipp Condit



    Frances Louise Prielipp Bidle


    Stanley Frederick Prielipp


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 8

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

Age 25

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Variant of North German Bohlken .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Josephine W Prelipp in household of Walter Prelipp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josephine Prielipp in household of Walter Prielipp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fenny Bohlke in household of William Bohlke, "United States Census, 1900"

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