John Harland Wetzler

4 August 1888–April 1979 (Age 90)
Iowa, United States

The Life of John Harland

When John Harland Wetzler was born on 4 August 1888, in Iowa, United States, his father, Theodore Wetzler, was 42 and his mother, Martha Bennett, was 35. He married Mary Ester Hough on 5 June 1915, in Harrison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Orland, Lake, South Dakota, United States in 1920 and Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died in April 1979, in Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

John Harland Wetzler
1888–1979
Mary Ester Hough
1892–1977
Marriage: 5 June 1915
Harland Wetzler
1918–2008
Russell Merlyn Wetzler
1919–2005
Keith Austin Wetzler
1921–1921
Barbara Wetzler
1923–
Robert Cregg Wetzler
1925–1925
Charles Howard Wetzler
1926–1926
John Wetzler
1927–
Lawrence Brooks Wetzler
1928–2004

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 June 1915
Harrison, Iowa, United States
children

(8)

    Harland Wetzler

    Male1918–2008Male

    Russell Merlyn Wetzler

    Male1919–2005Male

    Keith Austin Wetzler

    Male1921–1921Male

    Barbara Wetzler

    Female1923–Female

    Robert Cregg Wetzler

    Male1925–1925Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Theodore Wetzler

    Male1845–1894Male

    Martha Bennett

    Female1853–1908Female

siblings

(8)

    Fred Wetzler

    Male1876–Male

    Charles T. Wetzler

    Male1879–Male

    Joel E Wetzler

    Male1882–Male

    Theodore Wetzler

    Male1884–Male

    Susie May Wetzler

    Female1886–1929Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Wetzlar on the Lahn.

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

Sources (3)

  • John H Wetzler, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • John Wetzler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John H Wetzler in entry for Robert Cregg Wetzler, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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