Henry Carl Vollstedt

28 October 1896–16 July 1982 (Age 85)
Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States

The Life of Henry Carl

When Henry Carl Vollstedt was born on 28 October 1896, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, his father, Ferdinand Friedrick Vollstedt, was 45 and his mother, Catherine Jess, was 43. He married Fern Ennice Radech on 28 May 1924, in Warren, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Gary, Lake, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 16 July 1982, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Carl Vollstedt
Fern Ennice Radech
Marriage: 28 May 1924
Donald Henry Vollstedt
Dick Vollstedt
John Vollstedt
Richard Volstedt
Mary Volstedt

Spouse and Children

28 May 1924
Warren, Illinois, United States



    Richard Volstedt


    Mary Volstedt


    Dick Vollstedt


    John Vollstedt


Parents and Siblings

    Ferdinand Friedrick Vollstedt


    Catherine Jess




    Mary Vollstedt


    Fred Henry Vollstedt


    Clara Margaretha Vollstedt


    Johannes Vollstedt


    Catharina Vollstedt


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 10

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Vollstedt in Schleswig-Holstein.

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

Sources (3)

  • Henry C Volstedt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry Vollstedt in household of Ferdinand Vollstedt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henry Vollstedt, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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