Anton Alexander Dechant

1 March 1886–5 November 1964 (Age 78)
Ellis, Kansas, United States

The Life of Anton Alexander

When Anton Alexander Dechant was born on 1 March 1886, in Ellis, Kansas, United States, his father, Alexander Dechant, was 24 and his mother, Catherine Niernberger, was 21. He had at least 7 sons and 3 daughters with Margaretha Stecklein. He lived in Wheatland Township, Ellis, Kansas, United States for about 20 years and Munjor, Ellis, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 5 November 1964, in Hays, Ellis, Kansas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Munjor, Ellis, Kansas, United States.

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Anton Alexander Dechant
Margaretha Stecklein
Rosa Francisca Dechant
Amelia Dechant
Jacob Anton Dechant
Lidwina (Ludwina) “Liddy” Dechant
Clarence A Dechant
Nicholas “Nick” Dechant
Anton Dechant
Victor Dechant
Isidore “Izzy” Dechant
Joseph Dechant

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Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Dechant


    Catherine Niernberger




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

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 4

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 21

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name for the master of a guild or the supervisor of a ecclesiastical or secular administrative unit, from Middle High German techant, dechent ‘one in charge of ten men’ (Latin decanus).2 French (also De Chant): of uncertain derivation; perhaps an altered spelling of Deschamps ( see Champ ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anton A Dechant in household of Larence Rohr, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Anton A Dechand, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Anton Deehant, "United States Census, 1920"

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