Florenz Catherine Bettels

21 February 1926–3 December 2009 (Age 83)
Germantown, Missouri

The Life of Florenz Catherine

When Florenz Catherine Bettels was born on 21 February 1926, her father, Joseph August Bettels, was 36 and her mother, Mary Rose Kleinsorge, was 28. She lived in Deepwater Township, Henry, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 3 December 2009, at the age of 83.

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Joseph August Bettels
Mary Rose Kleinsorge
Laura Theresa Bettels
Florenz Catherine Bettels
Robert Anthony Bettels

Parents and Siblings



    Laura Theresa Bettels



    Robert Anthony Bettels


World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 5

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

German and Swedish: from the personal name Bertel . The genitive -s is either a patronymic suffix or denotes possession (of a house, for instance).

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

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  • Florence Cathrine Bettels in household of Joseph A Bettels, "United States Census, 1940"

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