Gertrude Esther Tereick

Brief Life History of Gertrude Esther

When Gertrude Esther Tereick was born on 10 February 1908, in Catawba, Price, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Wilhelm Tereick, was 51 and her mother, Amelia Worsech, was 37. She married George Oren Skellenger on 22 November 1927, in Greenfield, Adair, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Emmet Township, Renville, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Stuart, Guthrie, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 8 February 1985, in Greenfield, Adair, Iowa, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Greenfield, Adair, Iowa, United States.

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George Oren Skellenger
Gertrude Esther Tereick
Marriage: 22 November 1927
Loren Eugene Skellenger

Sources (11)

  • Gertrude Fur Tick, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gertrude De Euch, "Iowa, Birth and Stillbirth Records, 1921-1947"
  • Gertrude Esther Tereick, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

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.


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

From a Germanic female personal name, derived from gār, gēr ‘spear’ + þrūþ ‘strength’. The name is not found in England immediately after the Conquest, but only in the later Middle English period. It may have been introduced by migrants from the Low Countries who came to England in connection with the cloth trade, and was certainly in consistent use in some areas throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, although it was not generally popular until the 19th century, when many medieval names were revived. It has now fallen from favour again.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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