Orval Fred Eigenheer

Male29 August 1900–4 April 1975

Brief Life History of Orval Fred

When Orval Fred Eigenheer was born on 29 August 1900, in Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, his father, Jacob Eigenheer, was 42 and his mother, Anna M. Bohlen, was 30. He married Cressie Cynthia Perkins on 4 March 1925, in Orient, Adair, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Richland Township, Adair, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Orient, Adair, Iowa, United States in 1942. He died on 4 April 1975, at the age of 74, and was buried in Fontanelle, Adair, Iowa, United States.

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Orval Fred Eigenheer
Cressie Cynthia Perkins
Marriage: 4 March 1925
Cheryl Jean Eigenheer
Norma Ruth Eigenheer
Kenneth Eigenheer

Sources (16)

  • Orville F Eigenheer in household of Frank F Eigenheer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Orval FRED Eigenheer - birth: 29 August 1900; Lancaster, Nebraska, United States
  • Orval F. Eigenheer, "Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 March 1925Orient, Adair, Iowa, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 1

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

    Age 13

    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 20

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from either of two places in northern France called Normanville (in Seine-Maritime and Eure).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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