John Sherman Deem

Conlogue, Edgar, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Sherman

When John Sherman Deem was born in 1864, in Conlogue, Edgar, Illinois, United States, his father, Adam Deem Jr., was 73 and his mother, Mary Margaret Balsar, was 37. He married Nannie Blanche Fleming on 25 December 1888, in Edgar, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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John Sherman Deem
Nannie Blanche Fleming
Marriage: 25 December 1888
Sylva Ellen Gertrude Deem
James A Dun
Ernest Floyd Deem
William Clyde Deem

Spouse and Children

25 December 1888
Edgar, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 7

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 32

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English dēma, dōma ‘judge’, hence an occupational name, or a byname for an arbiter of disputes.2 Altered spelling of German Die(h)m .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Dun, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Deem in household of Adam Deem, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John S Deem in household of Adam Deem, "United States Census, 1870"

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