Elizabeth Koelsch

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Koelsch was born on 9 May 1917, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Johann Fredrick August Koelsch, was 28 and her mother, Anna Frances Turk, was 23. She lived in Mustang, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years and Mustang Township, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 25 February 1999, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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Leo Hubert Wolf
1911–1998
Elizabeth Koelsch
1917–1999

Sources (8)

  • Elizabeth Koelsch in household of August Koelsch, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betty Wolf, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Elizabeth Koelsch, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

1941

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German: from the adjective kölsch, denoting someone from Cologne (German Köln).

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

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