Sophia Anna Kleman

Female31 December 1893–9 March 1944

Brief Life History of Sophia Anna

When Sophia Anna Kleman was born on 31 December 1893, in Seneca, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Herman William Kleman, was 23 and her mother, Mary Sophie Watter, was 22. She married Charles Popelka on 30 October 1912, in Clintonville, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Shawano, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Hartland, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. She died on 9 March 1944, in Shawano, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Mattoon, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States.

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Charles Popelka
Sophia Anna Kleman
Marriage: 30 October 1912
Madeline Maime Popelka
Theresa Marie Popelka
Charles James Popelka

Sources (5)

  • Sophia Popelka in household of Charles Popelka, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sophia Anna Kleman Popelka, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sophie Kleman in household of Herman Kleman, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 October 1912Clintonville, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 3

    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.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 5

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 14

    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Klemann or Kleemann , both in part of Sorbian origin (see 2 below). This form of the surname is also found in Poland.

    Slovak: from a derivative of the personal name Klement ‘Clement’. The homonymous Sorbian cognate, Klěman, is found in Germanized and Americanized forms, only (see Kleemann and Klemann ).

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

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