Theresa Rodesch

27 June 1898–September 1985 (Age 87)
Remsen, Plymouth, Iowa, United States

The Life of Theresa

When Theresa Rodesch was born on 27 June 1898, in Remsen, Plymouth, Iowa, United States, her father, George Rodesch, was 32 and her mother, Mary Niggemann, was 28. She married John Joseph Mai on 19 June 1916, in Remsen, Plymouth, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Plymouth, Iowa, United States in 1935 and East Orange Township, Sioux, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died in September 1985, in Remsen, Plymouth, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Remsen, Plymouth, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Joseph Mai
Theresa Rodesch
Marriage: 19 June 1916
Adeline Catherine Mai
Lorraine Mai
Orline Leona Mai
Marvin Arthur Mai
Robert Lawrence Mai

Spouse and Children

    John Joseph Mai



19 June 1916
Remsen, Plymouth, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Rodesch





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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 15

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.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 24

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

German and Swiss German (Rösch): nickname from Middle High German rösch, rosch ‘quick’, ‘lively’, ‘brave’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Tracy Rudesch in household of Garff Rudesch, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Theresa Mai in household of John Mai, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Theresa Mai in household of John J Mai, "United States Census, 1930"

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