Laura E. Teeple

25 July 1857–31 December 1940 (Age 83)
Butler, Iowa, United States

The Life of Laura E.

When Laura E. Teeple was born on 25 July 1857, in Butler, Iowa, United States, her father, Samuel Teeple, was 32 and her mother, Laura Acker, was 26. She married George Calvin Ditzler on 6 February 1879, in Wells, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Rockcreek Township, Wells, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Rock Creek Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States in 1910. She died on 31 December 1940, in Peru, Miami, Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Markle, Huntington, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Calvin Ditzler
Laura E. Teeple
Marriage: 6 February 1879
William Howard Ditzler
Charles Florid Ditzler
Ray Leroy Ditzler
Eva May Ditzler

Spouse and Children

    George Calvin Ditzler



6 February 1879
Wells, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 10

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Diebel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Ditzler in household of George C Ditzler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Laura E Ditzler in household of George C Ditzler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura E Ditzler in household of George C Ditzler, "United States Census, 1900"

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