Elizabeth Poepper

1897–1978 (Age 80)
Maxville, Jefferson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Poepper was born on 24 November 1897, in Maxville, Jefferson, Missouri, United States, her father, Gerhard Poepper, was 41 and her mother, Caroline Spitz, was 35. She married Henry G Kessler on 17 November 1920. She lived in Rock Township, Jefferson, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died on 15 February 1978, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Resurrection Cemetery, Gravois Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Elizabeth Poepper
Henry G Kessler
Marriage: 17 November 1920

Spouse & Children

17 November 1920
Immaculate Conception Church/Arnold, Jefferson, Missouri, USA

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1856–1943Male

  • Caroline Spitz




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 7

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.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 German: patronymic from Popp .2 German (Pöpper): variant of Pepper .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; perhaps a habitational name from Poprad, now in Slovakia. Compare the Poprad river in the same region, called Popper in German.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lizzie Poeffer in household of Gerhard Poeffer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lillian Poepper in household of Gerhard Poepper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lilly Pepper in household of Gerhard Pepper, "United States Census, 1900"

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