Reinhart Strefling

Brief Life History of Reinhart

When Reinhart Strefling was born on 2 February 1905, in Sodus Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States, his father, Christian Strefling, was 28 and his mother, Pauline Ertman, was 18. He married Emma Trapp on 6 June 1932, in Berrien, Michigan, United States. He lived in Weesaw Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. He died on 27 July 1985, in Berrien Center, Berrien Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in New Troy, Weesaw Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States.

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Reinhart Strefling
Emma Trapp
Marriage: 6 June 1932

Sources (19)

  • Reinhart Striffling, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Reinhart Strifling, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Reinhart Strefling, "Michigan, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

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.

1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

from ragin ‘advice’ + hard ‘strong, hardy’.

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

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