Johann Dietrich Zahn

6 July 1839–7 October 1916 (Age 77)
Morschheim, Kirchheimbolanden, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

The Life of Johann Dietrich

When Johann Dietrich Zahn was born on 6 July 1839, in Morschheim, Kirchheimbolanden, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, his father, Karl Dietrich Zahn, was 34 and his mother, Anna Margaretha Angst, was 31. He married Sophia Catharine Dorothea Henriette Brand on 27 March 1869, in Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 7 October 1916, in Roberts, Ford, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Roberts, Ford, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johann Dietrich Zahn
1839–1916
Sophia Catharine Dorothea Henriette Brand
1849–1933
Marriage: 27 March 1869
Amelia D. Zahn
1869–1905
John Christopher Zahn
1871–1953
Mary Ellen Zahn
1874–1956
Dorothea Philipina Zahn
1875–1962
Rosa Anna Zahn
1879–1918
Samuel Nathaniel Zahn
1881–1971
Edgar E Zahn
1892–

Spouse and Children

    Male1839–1916Male

    Sophia Catharine Dorothea Henriette Brand

    Female1849–1933Female

MARRIAGE
27 March 1869
Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States
children

(7)

    Amelia D. Zahn

    Female1869–1905Female

    Male1871–1953Male

    Female1874–1956Female

    Dorothea Philipina Zahn

    Female1875–1962Female

    Rosa Anna Zahn

    Female1879–1918Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Karl Dietrich Zahn

    Male1805–1873Male

    Anna Margaretha Angst

    Female1807–1861Female

siblings

(8)

    Jacob Zahn

    Male1835–1911Male

    Friederika Zahn

    Female1837–Female

    Male1839–1916Male

    Male1841–1922Male

    Sophia Zahn

    Female1845–1871Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 9

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 22

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with a large or peculiar tooth or a remarkable or defective set of teeth, from Middle High German zan(t) ‘tooth’, German Zahn.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Deitrich Zahn in entry for Samuel N. Zahn and Christena Berlet, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Diettrich Zahn in entry for Sophia Zahn, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Johann Dietrich Zahn, "Find A Grave Index"

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