Marie Mathilde Schoettley

24 May 1904–31 March 1996 (Age 91)
New Bremen, Auglaize, Ohio, United States

The Life of Marie Mathilde

When Marie Mathilde Schoettley was born on 24 May 1904, in New Bremen, Auglaize, Ohio, United States, her father, Albert Frank Schoettley, was 28 and her mother, Anna A. Hilgeman, was 22. She lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Adams Township, Lucas, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 31 March 1996, in Holland, Lucas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 91.

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Albert Frank Schoettley
Anna A. Hilgeman
Frederick John Schoettley
Marie Mathilde Schoettley
Auguste Helene Schoettley
Lucille P. Schoettley

Parents and Siblings

    Albert Frank Schoettley


    Anna A. Hilgeman




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.
1909 · The Ford Building

Age 5

The Ford Building was one of the first high-rises to use a steel structural support system. It stands at 23 stories in total height and it held the title as tallest building in Detroit from 1908 until 1913.
1928 · The Detroit Zoo

Age 24

The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911, but the zoo didn't officially open until August 1, 1928. At the opening ceremony, Mayor John C. Nagel was to speak to the gathered crowd. Arriving late, Nagel parked his car behind the bear dens and as he came rushing around the front. A polar bear leaped from the moat in the den and stood directly in front of Nagel. Unaware how precarious his situation was, Nagel stuck out his hand and walked toward the polar bear joking, ""He's the reception committee. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America with cage-less exhibits and the first zoo to no longer keep elephants because of the harsh winters causing psychological stress on them.

Name Meaning

North German (Schöttler): occupational name for a wood turner, Middle Low German scoteler (an agent derivative of scotel ‘wooden bowl’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marie Schoettley in household of Carl R Mcilvain, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maria Schoettley in household of Albert Schoettley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Marie M Schoettley in household of Albert F Schoettley, "United States Census, 1920"

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