Martha Fehler

1887–1954 (Age 67)
Oldenburg, Germany

The Life of Martha

Martha Fehler was born in 1887, in Oldenburg, Germany as the daughter of Henry Fehler and Margaret Stoefer. She married Fred E Schroeder on 30 November 1909, in Knox, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Wayland, Henry, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Sanford, Broome, New York, United States in 1930. She died in 1954, in New York, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Whitney Point, Triangle, Broome, New York, United States.

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Fred E Schroeder
Martha Fehler
Marriage: 30 November 1909
Fred Schroeder

Spouse and Children

    Fred E Schroeder



30 November 1909
Knox, Illinois, United States


    Fred Schroeder


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Fehler


    Margaret Stoefer




    Henry William Fehler



World Events (8)


Age 3

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 26

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Name Meaning

German:1. variant of Feiler ‘file maker’, altered by folk etymology to the form of the German word Fehler ‘mistake’. 2. topographic name for someone living near a marsh, a derivative of Fehl 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha Gill, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Margaret Gill in household of Albert Gill, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha Gill in household of Albert Gill, "United States Census, 1940"

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