John P. Simons

Brief Life History of John P.

When John P. Simons was born on 16 August 1874, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Johann Peter Simons, was 26 and his mother, Anna Maria Wirtz, was 20. He married Louisa Marie Berend on 24 January 1899, in Windthorst, Archer, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Clay, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Wichita, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 8 September 1962, in Umbarger, Randall, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Umbarger, Randall, Texas, United States.

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John P. Simons
Louisa Marie Berend
Marriage: 24 January 1899
August Vincent Simons
Anna K. Simons
Hilda Laura Simons
Thekla Maxie Simons
Albina M. Simons
Edward John Simons
Fridolin Henry Simons
Amalia Helen Simons
Pauline Marie Simons
John Peter Simons
Agnes Rose Simons
Frowin Joseph "Joe" Simons

Sources (25)

  • John Simons, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Simons, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • John Simons, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


Historical Boundaries - 1895: Randall, Texas, United States

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Simon , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

North German, Dutch, Flemish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Simon . This surname is also found in France (Nord, Alsace, and Lorraine). In North America it has also absorbed various European cognates and their derivatives, e.g. Slovenian Simončič and Simonič, Slovak Šimončič and Šimonič (see Simoncic and Simonic ). Compare Simonds .

History: This surname (see 2 above) is listed along with its altered form Simonds in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

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