Andrew Fenton Virnig

17 February 1893–2 November 1953 (Age 60)
Pierz Township, Morrison, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Andrew Fenton

When Andrew Fenton Virnig was born on 17 February 1893, in Pierz Township, Morrison, Minnesota, United States, his father, Peter V Virnig, was 30 and his mother, Eva L Bares, was 27. He married Diana Marie Cormier on 14 October 1919, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Buh Township, Morrison, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years and Harvey, Wells, North Dakota, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 2 November 1953, at the age of 60, and was buried in Harvey, Wells, North Dakota, United States.

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Andrew Fenton Virnig
Diana Marie Cormier
Marriage: 14 October 1919
Ella Mae Virnig

Spouse and Children

14 October 1919
Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States


    Ella Mae Virnig


Parents and Siblings

    Peter V Virnig





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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 11

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Variant of German Virnich, from a place called Virnich near Cologne. This name occurs chiefly in MN and WI.

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

Sources (3)

  • Andrew Virnig in household of Peter Virnig, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Andrew F Vernig, "North Dakota Census, 1925"
  • Andrew F Virnig, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"

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