Henry Germann

4 November 1850–11 July 1920 (Age 69)
Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Germann was born on 4 November 1850, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, John Phillip Germann, was 31 and his mother, Anna Maria Brenner, was 26. He married Melinda C. Knapheide in 1891, in Adams, Burton Township, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 11 July 1920, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Henry Germann
Melinda C. Knapheide
Marriage: 1891
Hildegarde Catherine Germann
Aldo K. Germann
Naoma Marie Germann

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    Melinda C. Knapheide


Adams, Burton Township, Adams, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1855 · Lager Beer Riot

Age 5

The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, and Swiss German: variant of German .2 German: variant of Gehrmann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry German, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry Germann, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry Germann, "United States Census, 1910"

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