Elmer Gleich

3 October 1917–8 April 2002 (Age 84)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Elmer

When Elmer Gleich was born on 3 October 1917, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, William Joseph Gleich, was 26 and his mother, Jennie, was 18. He died on 8 April 2002, at the age of 84.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Elmer Gleich
Lorainne J. Kreml

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Joseph Gleich







    Lorrain Gleich


    Evelyn Gleich


World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 2

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German gelīche ‘equal’, ‘even’, ‘appropriate’, an element in numerous habitational names from which the surname may have arisen, for example Gleichen bei Kassel and Gleichen bei Brettach in Württemberg.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elmer Gleich, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer Gleich in household of William Gleich, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmer Fred Gleich, "Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1938"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.