Elmer Frank Gielow

3 December 1896–26 January 1985 (Age 88)
Palisade, Hitchcock, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Elmer Frank

When Elmer Frank Gielow was born on 3 December 1896, in Palisade, Hitchcock, Nebraska, United States, his father, Otto Frederick Gielow, was 35 and his mother, Martha Katherine Kipf, was 20. He married Edith Mae Keller about 1924. He lived in Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States in 1930 and Wisconsin, United States in 1985. He died on 26 January 1985, in Kohler, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Kohler, Sheboygan, Wisconsin Territory, United States.

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Elmer Frank Gielow
Edith Mae Keller
Marriage: about 1924

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    Edith Mae Keller


about 1924

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World Events (8)

1898 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 2

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 11

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1920 · First Electric Blow Dryers Invented

Age 24

The first electric blow dryers were invented by Racine Universal Motor Company and Hamilton Beach, both Wisconsin companies.

Name Meaning

Eastern German (under Slavic influence): habitational name from Gielow, near Malchin, in Mecklenburg.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elmer F Gielow, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmer F Gielow in household of Otto Gielow, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elmer F. Gielow in entry for <Unknown>, "Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990"

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