William Girard Pelstring

2 October 1884–18 May 1953 (Age 68)
Missouri, United States

The Life of William Girard

When William Girard Pelstring was born on 2 October 1884, in Missouri, United States, his father, Bernhard Pelstring, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Leers, was 30. He married Nettie Hall Donohew on 18 January 1913, in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Sigel, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Canby, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota, United States for about 20 years. He died on 18 May 1953, in Minnesota, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Girard Pelstring
Nettie Hall Donohew
Marriage: 18 January 1913
Dorothy Elizabeth Pelstring
William Girard Pelstring
Ellen L. Pelstring
Eisabell F. Pelstring
Mary Lee Pelstring
Martha Ann Pelstring

Spouse and Children

18 January 1913
Leavenworth, Kansas, United States


    Dorothy Elizabeth Pelstring


    William Girard Pelstring


    Ellen L. Pelstring


    Eisabell F. Pelstring


    Mary Lee Pelstring


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Bernhard Pelstring


    Elizabeth Leers




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 1

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 20

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

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Sources (3)

  • William Belstring, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William G Pelstring, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Pelstring, "United States Census, 1920"

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