Fred Pomerenke

20 May 1898–25 March 1954 (Age 55)
Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa, United States

The Life of Fred

When Fred Pomerenke was born on 20 May 1898, in Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa, United States, his father, Adolf Michael Pomerenke, was 32 and his mother, Hulda Charlotte Wenzlaff, was 26. He married Viola Anna Johanna Carolina Horn on 6 December 1928, in Fulda, Murray, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Floyd Township, O'Brien, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Alba Township, Jackson, Minnesota, United States in 1910. He died on 25 March 1954, at the age of 55.

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Fred Pomerenke
Viola Anna Johanna Carolina Horn
Marriage: 6 December 1928
Glenn Frederick Pomerenke
Gladys M Pomerenke

Spouse and Children

6 December 1928
Fulda, Murray, Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 8

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 15

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

German (Pommerenke): ethnic nickname for someone from Pomerania, from a derivative of Middle Low German pomerene ‘Pomeranian’ ( see Pommerening ). There is a humorous connotation to this name and its many variants: people from Pomerania were considered somewhat slow and backward.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fred Pommerenke in household of Adolf Pommerenke, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Freddie W Pomerenke in household of Adolph Pomerenke, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fred W Pomerenke, "United States Census, 1940"

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