Luverne Louisa Gerta Strei

16 November 1915–1 August 1994 (Age 78)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Luverne Louisa Gerta

When Luverne Louisa Gerta Strei was born on 16 November 1915, in Minnesota, United States, her father, William Frederick Julius Strei, was 31 and her mother, Caroline Ernestine Roth, was 28. She lived in Big Stone, Minnesota, United States in 1935 and Artichoke Township, Big Stone, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 1 August 1994, in Ortonville, Big Stone, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ortonville, Big Stone, Minnesota, United States.

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 16

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English streit ‘narrow’, ‘strict’ (Anglo-Norman French estreit).2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Middle High German strīt, German Streit ‘strife’, ‘argument’.

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

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  • Luverne G Bakeberg in household of Roosevelt H Bakeberg, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lawrence Strei in household of William Strei, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Luvern C Strei in household of William F Strei, "United States Census, 1930"

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