Arno Mengel

17 July 1902–19 August 1989 (Age 87)
Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States

The Life of Arno

When Arno Mengel was born on 17 July 1902, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, his father, Wilhelm Mengel, was 40 and his mother, Frieda Henrietta Dorothea Schroeder, was 30. He married Mary Hartman on 4 September 1924, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States. He died on 19 August 1989, in Lakeport, Lake, California, United States, at the age of 87.

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Arno Mengel
Elizabeth Hankins
Marriage: 22 June 1929

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Hankins


22 June 1929
Scott, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Wilhelm Mengel


    Frieda Henrietta Dorothea Schroeder




    William Mengel


    Anna Marie Mengel


    Wendlin E L Mengel


    Fredrick Jacob Mengel


    Edmond Mengel


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 4

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 24

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name for a market trader or stallholder, from Middle High German menglære, a variant of mengære ( see Menger ). This surname is also established in Poland.2 Dutch: from a pet form of the personal name Meinger, derived from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements magin ‘strength’ + gār, gēr ‘spear’; or a pet form of the personal name Mangold .3 Dutch: possibly an occupational nickname, from Middle Dutch mengel, mingel, a liquid measure equal to 2 pints.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Arno W Mengel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arnold Mengel in household of William Mengel, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Arno William Mengel, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997"

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