Fred Schnelzer (1893 - 1977)

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Fred Schnelzer
1893 - 1977
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June 16, 1893
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December 1977
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Plainfield, Will County, Illinois 60544
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Fred Schnelzer was born on June 16, 1893. He died in December 1977 at 84 years old. We know that Fred Schnelzer had been residing in Plainfield, Will County, Illinois 60544.
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Fred Schnelzer died in December 1977 at age 84. He was born on June 16, 1893. There is no information about Fred's surviving family. We know that Fred Schnelzer had been residing in Plainfield, Will County, Illinois 60544.

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In 1893, in the year that Fred Schnelzer was born, a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1912, at the age of 19 years old, Fred was alive when the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1929, he was 36 years old when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1944, by the time he was 51 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1977, in the year of Fred Schnelzer's passing, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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