Selma Kraft

9 December 1929–13 November 1987 (Age 57)
Buer, Gelsenkirchen, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Selma

When Selma Kraft was born on 9 December 1929, in Buer, Gelsenkirchen, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, her father, Josef Kraft, was 30 and her mother, Frieda Selma Reichert, was 32. She had at least 1 son with Eberhard Pähler. She died on 13 November 1987, in Werl, Soest, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Eberhard Pähler
1925–1968
Selma Kraft
1929–1987
Harry Pähler
1954–1991

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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    Wilhelm Kraft

    Male1927–2016Male

    Female1929–1987Female

World Events (8)

1933

Age 4

Adolf Hitler appointed chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg.
1933

Age 4

The Third Reich rises to power.
1945 · Nuremberg War-Crime Trials

Age 16

On June 7, 1945, the Nuremberg trials begin, and last into the following year. The tribunal tried 24 Nazi officials and put 12 to death by hanging. In total, there were 216 court hearings.

Name Meaning

German (also Kräft), Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong man, from Old High German kraft, German Kraft ‘strength’, ‘power’. The Swedish name probably originated as a soldier's name. In part the German and Danish names possibly also derive from a late survival of the same word used as a byname, Old High German Chraft(o), Old Norse Kraptr.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Selma Kraft - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Selma Kraft

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