Lois Gertrude Louise Mesenbrink

12 August 1925–20 January 2015 (Age 89)
Horton Township, Stevens, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Lois Gertrude Louise

When Lois Gertrude Louise Mesenbrink was born on 12 August 1925, in Horton Township, Stevens, Minnesota, United States, her father, Karl Emil Louis Mesenbrink, was 34 and her mother, Augusta Mathilda Louise Winkelman, was 27. She married Wilbur Alfred William Hamann on 24 December 1943, in Horton Township, Stevens, Minnesota, United States. She died on 20 January 2015, in Benson, Swift, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Fairfield, Swift, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilbur Alfred William Hamann
Lois Gertrude Louise Mesenbrink
Marriage: 24 December 1943

Spouse and Children

24 December 1943
Horton Township, Stevens, Minnesota, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 6

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.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 24

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from Middle Low German mēse ‘titmouse’ + brink ‘edge’, ‘slope’, ‘grazing land’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lois G Mesenbrink in household of Charles L Mesenbrink, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lois G Mesenbrink in household of Charles L Mesenbrink, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lois Gertrude Louise Mesenbrink Hamann, "Find A Grave Index"

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