Dorothy Pearle Broeske

7 October 1923–27 March 1999 (Age 75)
Mayville, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Dorothy Pearle

When Dorothy Pearle Broeske was born on 7 October 1923, in Mayville, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Elroy Herman Broeske, was 26 and her mother, Emma Behring, was 21. She married Armin Richard Greunke on 4 December 1943. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 27 March 1999, at the age of 75.

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Armin Richard Greunke
Dorothy Pearle Broeske
Marriage: 4 December 1943
Sharon Lynn Greunke

Spouse and Children

4 December 1943


    Sharon Lynn Greunke


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1932 · Wisconsin Passes First Unemployment Compensation Law

Age 9

The nation's first unemployment compensation law was passed in Wisconsin on January 28, 1932.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Eastern German (Brüske): probably from the Slavic stem brus ‘whetstone’, which is also a personal name, Brus.

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

Sources (2)

  • Dorothy Brorske in household of Elroy Brorske, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorthy Broeske in household of Elroy H Broeske, "United States Census, 1930"

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