Dorithea Johanna Sophie Gertrude Knirsch

27 June 1868–8 March 1945 (Age 76)
Worth, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Dorithea Johanna Sophie Gertrude

When Dorithea Johanna Sophie Gertrude Knirsch was born on 27 June 1868, in Worth, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Bernhardt John Knirsch / Kniesch, was 37 and her mother, Engel Marie Dorothea Pfingsten Harmening, was 33. She married Claus C. Jebsen on 27 March 1884, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Thornton, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Blue Island, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 8 March 1945, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Norwood, Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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Joseph Fischer
Dorithea Johanna Sophie Gertrude Knirsch
Marriage: 1895
Elsie E Fischer
Charlot M Fischer

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 2
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1872 · Montgomery Ward Inc.
    Age 4
    Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward after he observed that rural customers often wanted goods from the city but couldn’t get them because of distance and cost. Ward believed that he could cut costs and make a wide variety of goods available to rural customers. Ward and two partners used $1,600 to issue the first catalog in August 1872 and with its publication, rural retailers considered Ward a threat and publicly burned his catalog. Despite the opposition, however, the business grew at a fast pace over the next several decades and was almost as successful as Sears. In April 1944, U.S. Army troops seized the Chicago offices of Montgomery Ward & Company after President Roosevelt ordered it because of an unsettled strike request made by the workers. Eight months later, with Montgomery Ward continuing to refuse to recognize the unions, President Roosevelt issued an executive order seizing all of Montgomery Ward's property nationwide. 
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 22
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    1 German: topographic name from Middle High German kirse ‘cherry (tree)’. It may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of cherries or a nickname for a man with a ruddy complexion.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Kirsche ‘cherry’, one of the many names taken from words for trees and other features of the natural world. The surname is from either the German or the northeastern or western Yiddish form of the word. Compare Karsh .

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Dorothy Fischer in household of Joseph Fischer, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Dora Fisher in household of Joe Fisher, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Dora Fischer in household of Joseph Fischer, "United States Census, 1910"

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