Margaret Gretchen Zeimet

15 May 1873–18 August 1953 (Age 80)
Dane, Dane, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Margaret Gretchen

When Margaret Gretchen Zeimet was born on 15 May 1873, in Dane, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Michael J Zeimet, was 33 and her mother, Margaret Muenster, was 29. She married Emil Gunther on 24 September 1895, in Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. She died on 18 August 1953, in Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emil Gunther
Margaret Gretchen Zeimet
Marriage: 24 September 1895
Robert Francis Michael Gunther
Margaret Bertha Gunther
Julian J. Gunther

Spouse and Children

24 September 1895
Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Michael J Zeimet


    Margaret Muenster




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 10

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

Western German and Luxembourgeois: probably a variant spelling of Zeimert, a variant of Zeumer, an occupational name for a harness maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German zoum ‘bridle’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Gunther in household of E Gunther, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Margaret H Gunther in household of Emil Gunther, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret Gunther in household of Emil Gunther, "United States Census, 1920"

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