Alma Esther Wichern

26 April 1921–30 April 2007 (Age 86)
Point Rest, Bois Brule Township, Perry, Missouri Territory, United States

The Life of Alma Esther

When Alma Esther Wichern was born on 26 April 1921, in Point Rest, Bois Brule Township, Perry, Missouri Territory, United States, her father, Henry Christopher Wichern, was 41 and her mother, Martha Paula Cornehlsen, was 30. She died on 30 April 2007, at the age of 86, and was buried in Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Uniontown, Perry, Missouri, United States.

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Henry Christopher Wichern
Martha Paula Cornehlsen
Flora Anna Wichern
Rudolph H. "Rudy" Wichern
Albert A. Wichern
Alma Marie Wichern
Alphonse Edmund Wichern
Amanda Emma Wichern
Alma Esther Wichern
Henry Theodore Wichern
Emil Wichern
Ruben Vernon Wichern
Wilbert Willard Wichern

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 10

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

North German (Hamburg): possibly a topographic name from Middle Low German wīk ‘muddy place’, ‘bay’ + horn ‘corner’.

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

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  • Alma Wichern in entry for Flora A Etzold, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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