Friedrich Wilhelm Amelang (1851 - 1930)

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Friedrich Wilhelm Amelang
1851 - 1930
updated February 06, 2019
Friedrich Wilhelm Amelang was born on March 21, 1851 in Köthen, SA Germany. He was born to Johan Christoph Amelang and Maria Sophie Dorthea (Minsel ) Amelang, with siblings Christoph, Ludwig, and Agustus. He died on August 8, 1930 in Iowa at 79 years of age. We know that Friedrich Wilhelm Amelang had been residing in Wapello County, Iowa United States.

Immigration: 1870

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Friedrich Amelang was born on in Köthen, SA Germany


Friedrich Amelang died on in Wapello County, Iowa United States

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at Shaul Cemetery, in Wapello County, Iowa United States



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Wapello County, Iowa United States


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Fruit Farmer, Was in the Harness business

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Johan Christoph Amelang
Apr 29, 1810 - Mar 13, 1867
Köthen, SA, Germany


Christoph Wilhelm Franz Amelang
Feb 20, 1844 - Nov 29, 1911
Ludwig Erdmann Carl Amelang
Oct 7, 1845 - May 25, 1908
Köthen, SA, Germany
Agustus Christian Amelang
Oct 4, 1847 - May 25, 1922
Köthen, SA, Germany


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Friedrich Wilhelm Amelang passed away on August 8, 1930 in Iowa at 79 years old. He was buried in Shaul Cemetery, Iowa. Friedrich was born on March 21, 1851 in Köthen, SA Germany. He was born to Johan Christoph Amelang and Maria Sophie Dorthea (Minsel ) Amelang, with siblings Christoph, Ludwig, and Agustus. We know that Friedrich Wilhelm Amelang had been residing in Wapello County, Iowa United States.
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In 1851, in the year that Friedrich Wilhelm Amelang was born, on April 28th, Santa Clara College - now Santa Clara University - was chartered. A private Jesuit college, it has remained in the same location for over 165 years. Originally all students were men but women were admitted in 1961.

In 1869, when he was 18 years old, on February 5th, prospectors in Victoria, Australia, discovered the biggest loose gold nugget ever found. Known as the "Welcome Stranger", it was discovered only 1.2 inches below ground and weighed a whopping 214.1 lbs. It would be worth over $4 million today.

In 1891, Friedrich was 40 years old when James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1918, by the time he was 67 years old, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1930, in the year of Friedrich Wilhelm Amelang 's passing, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

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Marie Fay (Amelang) Boas
May 19, 1919 - Apr 1, 2007
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Fredrick Everett Amelang
Apr 11, 1922 - Sep 27, 2002
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