Edna Wilhelmina Rosnau

21 September 1914–5 March 1995 (Age 80)
Sibley, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Edna Wilhelmina

When Edna Wilhelmina Rosnau was born on 21 September 1914, in Sibley, Minnesota, United States, her father, William John Rosnau, was 31 and her mother, Ella A King, was 29. She married Arvid Gotfrid Peterson on 22 March 1944, in Sibley, Minnesota, United States. She lived in Sibley, Osceola, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Bismarck Township, Sibley, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 5 March 1995, in New Ulm, Brown, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Winthrop, Sibley, Minnesota, United States.

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Arvid Gotfrid Peterson
Edna Wilhelmina Rosnau
Marriage: 22 March 1944

Spouse and Children

22 March 1944
Sibley, Minnesota, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William John Rosnau





World Events (8)

1915 · Home of the Federal Reserve Bank for the Ninth District

Age 1

The first building for the Federal Reserve bank in Minneapolis was completed in 1915 and was a peculiar structure. It had no windows on the lower walls close to the street and later, a small skyscraper was added to the top. It was created to serve the states of Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and the northern parts of Wisconsin and Michigan. Even though it covers a wide area, it serves the smallest population base of the entire reserve system. Today the Federal Reserve is housed in three buildings that are housed a few blocks away from each other.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

German: habitational name from any of numerous places so named, from Middle High German rōse ‘rose’ + ouw(e) ‘water meadow’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edna Rosnau in household of Ella Rosnau, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edna Rosnan in household of William J Rosnan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edna Rosnan in household of William Rosnan, "United States Census, 1920"

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