Bernice Martha Schweinefus

3 April 1912–1982 (Age 69)
Castalia, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States

The Life of Bernice Martha

When Bernice Martha Schweinefus was born on 3 April 1912, in Castalia, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States, her father, Frank John Schweinefus, was 23 and her mother, Elsie Amanda Nast, was 19. She married Carl Otto Wiese on 22 March 1932. She died in 1982, at the age of 70.

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Carl Otto Wiese
Bernice Martha Schweinefus
Marriage: 22 March 1932

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22 March 1932

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 1

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 19

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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