Marie E Kelchen

13 October 1918–7 August 2010 (Age 91)
Worthington, Dubuque, Iowa, United States

The Life of Marie E

When Marie E Kelchen was born on 13 October 1918, in Worthington, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, her father, Peter Kelchen, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Anna Heims, was 36. She married Raymond Frank Kronlage on 25 January 1939, in Worthington, Dubuque, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1999. She died on 7 August 2010, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Farley, Dubuque, Iowa, United States.

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Raymond Frank Kronlage
Marie E Kelchen
Marriage: 25 January 1939
Verna Mae Kronlage
Donald Kronlage
Judy Kronlage
Linda Kronlage

Spouse and Children

25 January 1939
Worthington, Dubuque, Iowa, United States


    Verna Mae Kronlage


    Donald Kronlage


    Judy Kronlage


    Linda Kronlage


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 4

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Scottish: perhaps a variant of Kitchen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marie Rahe in entry for Louis A Kronlage, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Marie E Kelchen in entry for Mr Raymond F Kronlage, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Marie E Kelchen in entry for Verna Mae Kronlage, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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