Gretje Hermine Marie Adam

1890–1978 (Age 87)
Franklin, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Gretje Hermine Marie

When Gretje Hermine Marie Adam was born on 8 September 1890, in Franklin, Nebraska, United States, her father, Freidrich Adam, was 31 and her mother, Anna Heeren, was 27. She married Diedrich Wilken on 19 May 1910, in Macon, Franklin, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Macon, Franklin, Nebraska, United States for about 20 years and Macon Township, Franklin, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 16 May 1978, in Franklin, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Hildreth, Franklin, Nebraska, United States.

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Gretje Hermine Marie Adam
Diedrich Wilken
Marriage: 19 May 1910
Carl Wilken
Margaret Anna Engelina Wilken
Anna Thalena Wilken
Frieda Marie Wilken
Julius Walter Wilken
Romaine Dietrich Wilken
Quentin Lee Wilken

Spouse & Children

19 May 1910
Macon, Franklin, Nebraska, United States


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Freidrich Adam


  • Anna Heeren




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: In Hebrew, the scriptural name Adhám signifies "man," literally earthy or red earth; one authority says the name in Ethiopic means to be fair or beautiful. From this name comes the nurse-name Addy, or little Adam. The Gaelic form is Adambh. Adamina is a female name formed from Adam.

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Sources (3)

  • Marie Wilken in household of Diedrich Wilken, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Adam in household of Fred Adam, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maria Wilken in household of Diedrich Wilken, "United States Census, 1940"

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