Bernice Evangaline Bohnstedt

29 November 1904–10 November 2002 (Age 98)
Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States

The Life of Bernice Evangaline

When Bernice Evangaline Bohnstedt was born on 29 November 1904, in Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States, her father, Isaac Carl Sylvester Bohnstedt, was 30 and her mother, Dora Ellen Matter, was 27. She married Lester Alvin Witte on 10 March 1927, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Mount Morris, Ogle, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Wheatland Township, Will, Illinois, United States for about 5 years. She died on 10 November 2002, in Stoughton, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Cottage Grove, Dane, Wisconsin, United States.

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Lester Alvin Witte
Bernice Evangaline Bohnstedt
Marriage: 10 March 1927
Joyce Kathryn Witte

Spouse and Children

10 March 1927
Illinois, United States


    Joyce Kathryn Witte


Parents and Siblings



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.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 3

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.

Age 27

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place of this name.

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

Sources (3)

  • Bernice Bohnstedt in household of Isace Bohnstedt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bernice Bolnestedt in household of Isaac Bolnestedt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bernice Witte in household of Lester A Witte, "United States Census, 1940"

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