Rudolph Stelzer

11 July 1917–3 December 2001 (Age 84)
Washington, United States

The Life Summary of Rudolph

When Rudolph Stelzer was born on 11 July 1917, in Washington, United States, his father, Jakob Stelzer, was 44 and his mother, Sophia Giese, was 41. He married Ida Weikum on 6 October 1946. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Lind, Adams, Washington, United States for about 10 years and Lind Election Precinct, Adams, Washington, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 3 December 2001, in Washington, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Lind, Adams, Washington, United States.

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Rudolph Stelzer
Ida Weikum
Marriage: 6 October 1946
James Lyle Stelzer

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  • Marriage
    6 October 1946
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 1
    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.
    1919 · Seattle General Strike
    Age 2
    The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.
    Age 23
    Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

    Name Meaning

    German:nickname from Middle High German stelzære ‘person with a wooden leg’.habitational name for someone from any of various places called Stelzen.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Rudolph Stelzer in household of Jacob Stelzer, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Rudolph Stelzer in household of Jacob Stelzer, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Rudolph Stelzer, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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