When John Craig Rummel was born on 24 April 1843, in Ohio, United States, his father, Ludwig Friedrich Rummel, was 38 and his mother, Anna Craig, was 27. He married Martha Hickenlooper on 16 September 1880, in Nodaway, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 13 May 1926, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States.
North German: variant of Rommel .
German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal named formed with hruom ‘fame’.
German: perhaps a nickname for a noisemaker, from Middle High German rummeln ‘to make noise, to move impetuously’, which, however, is not recorded until the 15th century.
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