Clara Maria Gering

29 May 1896–24 November 1978 (Age 82)
Lanesville, Harrison, Indiana, United States

The Life of Clara Maria

When Clara Maria Gering was born on 29 May 1896, in Lanesville, Harrison, Indiana, United States, her father, John Charles Gering, was 28 and her mother, Mary Teresa Jaegers, was 31. She married Joseph Eugene Schnell on 20 April 1920, in Lanesville, Harrison, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Georgetown, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 November 1978, in Jeffersonville, Clark, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Jeffersonville, Clark, Indiana, United States.

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Joseph Eugene Schnell
Clara Maria Gering
Marriage: 20 April 1920
Mary Loraine Schnell
Maynard Albert Schnell
Virginia Elizabeth Schnell

Spouse and Children

20 April 1920
Lanesville, Harrison, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 4

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

North German: variant of Gehring .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara M Schnell in household of Joseph Schnell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara Schnell in household of Joseph Schnell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clara Garing in household of John Garing, "United States Census, 1920"

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