Bernice Ellen Statzel

23 July 1911–12 March 1995 (Age 83)
Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The Life of Bernice Ellen

When Bernice Ellen Statzel was born on 23 July 1911, in Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois, United States, her father, Andrew James Statzel, was 27 and her mother, Ellen Esther Ehrlich, was 24. She lived in Alameda, California, United States in 1930. She died on 12 March 1995, at the age of 83.

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Andrew James Statzel
Ellen Esther Ehrlich
Agnes Mary Statzel
Estelle Gertrude Statzel
Edward Arthur Statzel
Bernice Ellen Statzel
Andrew James Statzel
Robert Leonard Statzel
Ronald Irvin Statzel

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · Women get the right to vote in Illinois

Age 2

Grace Wilbur Trout was elected president of the Chicago Political Equality League and started her presidency by making sure that each senate district was supporting suffrage for women. A few months later, the bill was up for voting in the state. Trout and her team went as far as to get male voters from their homes. The bill passed giving Women the right to vote for President of the Nation and all local offices not in the Illinois Constitution.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 23

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of South German Stötzel, a nickname for a stockily built man, from a diminutive of Middle High German stotze ‘log’, ‘clod’, ‘lump’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Bernice Statzel in household of Andrew Statzel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bernice Ellen Ogle, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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