William Henry Mader

7 June 1861–5 May 1933 (Age 71)
Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States

The Life 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 in 1880. 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

15 November 1888
Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Fredrick Mader


    Catharine Brehm




    John E. Mader




    Elizabeth B. Mader


    Mary Mader


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 6

Nebraska is the 37th state.
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

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a dyer or seller of dye, from Middle English mad(d)er ‘madder’ (Old English mædere), a pink to red dye obtained from the roots of the madder plant.2 German and Dutch (Mader, Mäder): occupational name for a reaper or mower, Middle High German māder, mæder, Middle Dutch mader.3 French (southwestern and southeastern): metonymic occupational name for a carpenter.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William H Mader, “United States Census, 1910”
  • William H Mader in household of John Mader, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William H. Mader, "Find A Grave Index"

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