William Henry Mader

Male7 June 1861–5 May 1933

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Mader was born on 7 June 1861, in Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States, his father, John Fredrick Mader, was 28 and his mother, Catharine Brehm, was 24. He married Mary Gertrude Petersen on 15 November 1888, in Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Prairie Creek Township, Hall, Nebraska, United States for about 5 years and Hall, Nebraska, United States in 1920. He died on 5 May 1933, in Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska, United States.

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William Henry Mader
Mary Gertrude Petersen
Marriage: 15 November 1888
Albert Kem Mader
Mabel L Mader
Arnold Levi Mader
Ethel P Mader

Sources (9)

  • William H Madder in household of John F Madder, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William H Mader, "BillionGraves Index"
  • William H Mader in entry for Arnold Levi Mader, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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  • Marriage
    15 November 1888Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Oldest memorial in cemetery.


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 20

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Madder, an occupational name for a dyer or seller of dye, from Middle English mader, madour, mather, shortened forms of Middle English maderer, maderour, matherer ‘seller of madder’ or ‘dyer who used madder’. Mader or mather (Old English mædere, Old Norse mathra) was the name for the plant Rubia tinctorum, used medicinally and for making red dye. It was also a word for red dye made from other sources. Compare Mather .

    German and Swiss German (also Mäder), Dutch and French (Lorraine): occupational name for a reaper or mower, Middle High German māder, mæder, Middle Dutch mader. Compare Moder .

    French: metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, from Occitan madier ‘beam’.

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

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