Viola Agnes Kroeplin

9 September 1921–12 November 2013 (Age 92)
Bottineau, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Viola Agnes

When Viola Agnes Kroeplin was born on 9 September 1921, in Bottineau, North Dakota, United States, her father, Henry Nicholas Kriplean, was 34 and her mother, Caroline Elizabeth Hahn, was 32. She married George William Kraus Jr on 14 July 1944, in Gardena, Bottineau, North Dakota, United States. She lived in Oak Valley Township, Bottineau, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years and Detroit Lakes, Becker, Minnesota, United States in 2009. She died on 12 November 2013, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

LLoyd Alfred Sorlie
Viola Agnes Kroeplin
Marriage: 12 January 1969

Spouse and Children

12 January 1969
Bottineau, North Dakota, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Margrata Kroeplin


    Carl Kroeplin


    Robert H Kroeplin


    Henry William Kroeplin


    Edwin E Kroeplin


+7 More Children

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 Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 10

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 24

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

German (Kröplin): habitational name from a place in Mecklenburg called Kröpelin.

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

Sources (3)

  • Viola A Kroeplin in household of Henry Kroeplin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Viola A Kroeplin in household of Henry U Kroeplin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Viola Sorlie in entry for Melvin Kroeplin, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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