Darrel Jacob Zeller

May 1908–15 July 1997 (Age 89)
Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada

The Life of Darrel Jacob

When Darrel Jacob Zeller was born in May 1908, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada, his father, Otto Hartzler Zeller, was 25 and his mother, Edith May Sheridan, was 26. He married Viola Mildred Tarpenning on 19 March 1927, in Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1911 and Saskatchewan, Canada in 1916. He died on 15 July 1997, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Pennant, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Darrel Jacob Zeller
Viola Mildred Tarpenning
Marriage: 19 March 1927
Robert D Zeller

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    Viola Mildred Tarpenning


19 March 1927
Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska, United States


    Robert D Zeller


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Age 24

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: habitational name from any of the various places called Zelle or Celle, in particular Celle near Hannover, named with German Zelle ‘cell’, Middle High German zelle (from Latin cella ‘small room’), or a topographic name from this word, denoting someone who lived near the site of a hermit's cell.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): In other cases it was an occupational name for someone who owned or was employed at a Zelle in the sense of a small workshop.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Darrel Zeller in household of Otto Zeller, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Daniel J Zeller in household of Otto H Zeller, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • D J Zeller, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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