Gladys Frances Welter

7 July 1920–18 October 2007 (Age 87)
Ogle, Illinois, United States

The Life of Gladys Frances

When Gladys Frances Welter was born on 7 July 1920, in Ogle, Illinois, United States, her father, Francis Urban Welter, was 32 and her mother, Josephine Hoenner, was 27. She married Edward Gerschefske on 5 June 1943, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Vernon Township, Lake, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 October 2007, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ogle, Illinois, United States.

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Edward Gerschefske
Gladys Frances Welter
Marriage: 5 June 1943
Gerald Gerschefske

Spouse and Children

5 June 1943
Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Urban Joseph Welter



    Eugene Jerome Welter


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 5

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Walther ( see Walter ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gladys Welter in household of Frank Welter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gladys Welter in household of Frank G Welter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gladys Welter in entry for Gerald Gerschefski Or Gershewske, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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