Rosanna Greiner

17 April 1904–26 April 1996 (Age 92)
Richland, Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Rosanna

When Rosanna Greiner was born on 17 April 1904, in Richland, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, her father, Frank K Greiner, was 27 and her mother, Rosia Klein, was 24. She married Willard Raymond Stortz on 3 September 1951, in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States. She lived in Keswick, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Richland Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 26 April 1996, in North English, Iowa, Iowa, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Clear Creek Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States.

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Willard Raymond Stortz
Rosanna Greiner
Marriage: 3 September 1951

Spouse and Children

3 September 1951
Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 9

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

South German:1. nickname for a cantankerous or quarrelsome person, from Middle High German grīner ‘squabbler’, ‘quarreler’, an agent derivative of grīn ‘loud cry’, ‘shout’. 2. habitational name for someone from a place called Grein ( see Grein 2).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roseanna Gierner in household of Frank Gierner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rosanna Greiner in household of Frank Greiner, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Rossana Greiner in household of Frank Greiner, "United States Census, 1930"

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