Ruth Vondran

1919–1981 (Age 62)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Vondran was born on 8 February 1919, in Illinois, United States, her father, John Longinus Vondran, was 34 and her mother, Dorathea Rose Brock, was 28. She married Edward Palenik on 28 March 1940, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died on 13 November 1981, in Crown Point, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Ruth Vondran
Edward Palenik
Marriage: 28 March 1940
Susan Palenik
Paula Palenik

Spouse & Children

  • Female1919–1981Female

  • Edward Palenik


28 March 1940
Cook, Illinois, United States


  • Female1947–1947Female

  • Paula Palenik


Parents & Siblings

  • John Longinus Vondran


  • Female1890–1960Female



  • Raymond John Vondran


  • Female1919–1981Female

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.
1920 · The First Fannie May

Age 1

The first Fannie May shop was opened by H. Teller Archibald. It became so popular that after fifteen years Fannie May had opened 48 stores in the Midwest. During World War II, the ingredients for all of Fannie May's recipes were hard to come by. However, they chose to not change their recipes, while other competitors did. Fannie May's vision was to create handmade, delectable chocolates, without ever compromising the taste of the candy.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 18

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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 (of Slavic origin): Germanized form of a Slavic, possibly Sorbian, form of Latin Andreas .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Palenik in household of Edward Palenik, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Vondran in household of Head John Le Vondran, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth Vondrow in household of Gustaf Solbrig, "United States Census, 1930"

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