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.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Gleich
1917–2002
Lorainne J. Kreml
1922–2005

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Joseph Gleich

    Male1891–Male

    Jennie

    Female1899–Female

siblings

(3)

    Male1917–2002Male

    Lorrain Gleich

    Female1918–Female

    Evelyn Gleich

    Female1921–Female

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.
1941

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"

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