Della Lorine Saathoff

20 January 1915–23 July 1999 (Age 84)
Hondo, Medina, Texas, United States

The Life of Della Lorine

When Della Lorine Saathoff was born on 20 January 1915, in Hondo, Medina, Texas, United States, her father, Louis August Saathoff, was 28 and her mother, Emma Elizabeth Brucks, was 26. She married Wesley Ben DeGrodt on 5 December 1936, in Texas, United States. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Medina, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 July 1999, in Hondo, Medina, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Hondo, Medina, Texas, United States.

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Wesley Ben DeGrodt
Della Lorine Saathoff
Marriage: 5 December 1936

Spouse and Children

5 December 1936
Texas, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 14

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

North German (Westphalian):1. habitational name for someone working or living at a farm named with Middle Low German sāt ‘seed’ + hof ‘farmstead’. 2. status name for someone whose holding (Middle Low German sate, ‘sāt’ ‘settlement’, ‘land’) extended to one Hufe, an old measure of land.

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

Sources (3)

  • Della Saathoff in household of Louis Saathoff, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Della Saathoff in household of Louis A Saathoff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Della Degrodt in entry for Clarence Julius Saathoff, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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