Alvena Ernastina Helmke

20 February 1890–11 December 1963 (Age 73)
Renwick, Humboldt, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Alvena Ernastina

When Alvena Ernastina Helmke was born on 20 February 1890, in Renwick, Humboldt, Iowa, United States, her father, Claus Jurgen Helmke, was 36 and her mother, Dora Sofia Kuehl, was 26. She married Fred J. Klasse on 30 September 1909, in Renwick, Humboldt, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Boone Township, Boone, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 11 December 1963, in Gardena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Gardena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Fred J. Klasse
Alvena Ernastina Helmke
Marriage: 30 September 1909
Walter Frank Klasse
Lawrence Jacob Klasse
Esther Blanche Klasse

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 6
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
Age 9
EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: Marion Lois Gwaltney BIRTH 1898 DEATH 1899 (aged 0–1) BURIAL Roosevelt Memorial Park Gardena, Los Angeles County, California, USA MEMORIAL ID 155812240 · View Source
1910 · The BSA is Made
Age 20
Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

North German: from a pet form of Helm 3.

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

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Sources (16)

  • Alvena Helmke in household of Claus Helmke, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Alvena Helmeke in household of Claus Helmeke, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elwina Klasse in household of Fred J Klasse, "United States Census, 1920"

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