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Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne 1864 - 1941

Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne of Coitsville, Mahoning County, OH was born in April 1864 at Königreich Preußen (Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire) in Germany, and had a brother Walter Damm. Selma was baptized in 1878 at Sachsen-Anhalt, Königreich Preußen (Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire). She was married to Otto Behne, and they were together until death separated them. She had a child William Otto Behne Sr.. Selma Behne died at age 76 years old on March 1, 1941 at Her son's house in Coitsville, and was buried on March 4, 1941 at Coitsville Cemetary in Coitsville.
Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne
Selma Henriette Louise Schärffe (Damm)
Her son's house in Coitsville, Mahoning County, OH
April 1864
Königreich Preußen (Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire) in , Germany
March 1, 1941
Her son's house in Coitsville, Mahoning County, OH
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Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne's History: 1864 - 1941

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  • Introduction

    Immigrated from Germany at the age of 28. Destination: New York Transit and travel compartment: Staying In The Usa [transit]; Cabin Passenger [travel] Manifest#: 42583 Location of last residence: Magdeburg
  • 04/dd


    April 1864
    Königreich Preußen (Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire) in Germany
  • Nationality & Locations

  • 1878


    Baptism date
    Sachsen-Anhalt, Königreich Preußen (Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire)
    Place of worship
  • Religious Beliefs

    Evangelical (Lutheran)
  • Professional Career

  • 03/1


    March 1, 1941
    Death date
    Angina pectoris
    Cause of death
    Her son's house in Coitsville, Mahoning County, OH
    Death location
  • 03/4

    Gravesite & Burial

    March 4, 1941
    Funeral date
    Coitsville Cemetary in Coitsville, Mahoning County, OH
    Burial location
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Selma Behne
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Born in Germany in 1864, this is a woman who knew fashion!
David Maroney
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Living in Colorado, that’s a coat design I appreciate
Born in April 1864 - Kingdom of Prussia
Died 1 March 1941 (Saturday) - Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio
Buried 4 March 1941 (Tuesday) - Coitsville Cemetary, Coitsville, Mahoning County, Ohio
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Did you know?
In 1864, in the year that Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne was born, on April 22nd, the Coinage Act of 1864 was passed by Congress. It mandated that "In God We Trust" was to be placed on all United States coins and created a 2 cent coin. Later - in 1956 - "In God We Trust" replaced "E Pluribus Unum" - which means out of many, one - as the national motto.
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In 1903, Selma was 39 years old when the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

Selma Damm's Family Tree & Friends

Selma Damm's Family Tree


Otto Behne


Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne

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Kathy Pinna
I'm a Founder of AncientFaces and support the community answering questions & helping members make connections to the past (thus my official title of Founder & Content and Community Support ). For me, it's been a labor of love for over 20 years. I truly believe with all of my heart that everyone should be remembered for generations to come. I am 2nd generation San Jose and have seen a lot of changes in the area while growing up. We used to be known as the "Valley of Heart's Delight" (because the Valley was covered with orchards and there were many canneries to process the food grown here, which shipped all over the US) - now we have adopted the nickname "Capital of Silicon Valley" and Apple, Ebay, Adobe, Netflix, Facebook, and many more tech companies are within a few miles of my current home in San Jose (including AncientFaces). From a small town of 25,000, we have grown to 1 million plus. And when you add in all of the communities surrounding us (for instance, Saratoga, where I attended high school, living a block from our previous Mayor), we are truly one of the big cities in the US. I am so very proud of my hometown. For more information see Kathy - Founder & Content and Community Director
My family began AncientFaces because we believe that unique photos and stories that show who people are/were should be shared with the world.
Russell Behne
I've been doing genealogy for too many years now. This is, hands down, THE most difficult and slow software to use for genealogy. Apparently no way to upload a gedcom to save time and effort. I have been trying to manually add a parent of my great grandmother, but this software stupidly adds the parent as a child of a descendant, creating an irrational loop! Not completely user intuitive, and not easy to use. It claims to have found records, but when you click on it to see what it found it instead sends you to the paywall.
Daniel Pinna
I want to build a place where my son can meet his great-grandparents. My grandmother Marian Joyce (Benning) Kroetch always wanted to meet her great-grandchildren, but she died just a handful of years before my son's birth. So while she didn't have the opportunity to meet him, at least he will be able to know her. For more information about what we're building see About AncientFaces. For information on the folks who build and support the community see Daniel - Founder & Creator.
My father's side is full blood Sicilian and my mother's side is a combination of Welsh, Scottish, German and a few other European cultures. One of my more colorful (ahem black sheep) family members came over on the Mayflower. He was among the first to be hanged in the New World for a criminal offense he made while onboard the ship.
Source(s): National Archives: German Immigration Manifests: 1850 - 1897
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