Elsie Merie Hess

May 1889–28 June 1954 (Age 65)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Elsie Merie

When Elsie Merie Hess was born in May 1889, in Illinois, United States, her father, Christian Fredrik Hess, was 36 and her mother, Louise Wachlin, was 32. She married Franklin Samuel Wachlin on 19 January 1906, in Dubuque, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in West Point Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Lena, Stephenson, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 28 June 1954, in Warren, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Lena Cemetery, Lena, Stephenson, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Samuel Wachlin
Elsie Merie Hess
Marriage: 19 January 1906
Milo P Wachlin
Pearl L Wachlin
Noel Webster Wachlin
Dale Samuel Wachlin
Floyd Swinton Wachlin
Luella Marie Wachlin

Spouse and Children

    Franklin Samuel Wachlin



19 January 1906
Dubuque, Iowa, United States


    Milo P Wachlin


    Pearl L Wachlin


    Noel Webster Wachlin


    Dale Samuel Wachlin


    Floyd Swinton Wachlin


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Christian Fredrik Hess


    Louise Wachlin




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 3

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 18

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from the territory of Hesse (German Hessen).2 South German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäus ( see Matthew ).3 German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Hesso.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elsie A Wachlin in household of Frank S Wachlin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elsie Wachlin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elsie A Wachlin in household of Frank S Wachlin, "United States Census, 1930"

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