Katherina Maxine Schindel

17 April 1919–29 June 1996 (Age 77)
Washington, United States

The Life of Katherina Maxine

When Katherina Maxine Schindel was born on 17 April 1919, in Washington, United States, her father, Lee Emmert Schindel, was 24 and her mother, Ruth E Youngberg, was 23. She lived in Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1935 and Police Precinct 3, District of Columbia, United States in 1940. She died on 29 June 1996, in Kensington, Montgomery, Maryland, United States, at the age of 77.

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Lee Emmert Schindel
Ruth E Youngberg
Katherina Maxine Schindel

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 12

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.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 21

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

1 German (southern and eastern) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for someone who made or laid roof tiles, from Middle High German schindel, German Schindel ‘shingle’, ‘wooden tile’.2 South German: habitational name from places named Schindel or Schindeln in Baden.

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

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Sources (3)

  • J Catherine Schindel in household of Catherine Schindel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Katherine M Schindel in household of Ellsworth J Schindel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Katherine J Schindel in entry for Lee Emmert Bel Schindel, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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