Else Cech

26 November 1892–24 May 1979 (Age 86)
Koło, Koło County, Wielkopolskie, Poland

The Life Summary of Else

When Else Cech was born on 26 November 1892, in Koło, Koło County, Wielkopolskie, Poland, her father, Gottlieb Cech, was 33 and her mother, Pauline Hoffmann, was 32. She married Ewald Diesner on 25 December 1911. She died on 24 May 1979, at the age of 86.

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Ewald Diesner
Else Cech
Marriage: 25 December 1911

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World Events (7)

1897 · National-Democratic Party
Age 5
In 1897, while the Polish were still controlled by the Russian Partition, they created a secret political organization called the National-Democratic Party. Also known as the SDN, they primarily focused on promoting legislative changes and other forms of non-violent resistance. The group was dissolved in 1919 when Poland regained their independence.
1901 · Września Children Strike
Age 9
In March of 1901, the German administration that ruled over the region of Greater Poland ordered all religion classes to teach in the German language. Students and parents were enraged by this decision. A group of roughly 118 students expressed their discontent in April; the teachers responded immediately with corporal punishment and detention. By May, a protest of 100 to 200 people began outside the school, consisting of children and adults. The administration threatened permanent suspension to individuals that rebelled, but the protests continued. The German government imprisoned 20 of these individuals over the following years and two children would end up dying from beatings. The last of the protesters would give up by 1904 and many parents ended up moving their children to other schools.
Age 26
Poland becomes independent. Poland becomes independent as WWI comes to an end. The country was devastated by the war. Approximately one million Poles died. All Polish institutions had to be rebuilt as the country once again formed a nation. The official boundaries are not set until 1923.

Name Meaning

(1997: 461;2007: 847; 2010: 1140)Czech and Slovak (Čech): ethnic name meaning ‘Czech’, used in particular to distinguish a native or inhabitant of Bohemia (Czech Čechy) from Moravians, Slovaks, and other ethnic groups, or a speaker of the Czech language as opposed to German. Compare Check .Czech and Slovak: from a short form of the old personal name Čechoslav.

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

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