Deani Seani Frey

1899–1983 (Age 84)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Deani Seani

When Deani Seani Frey was born on 23 April 1899, in Minnesota, United States, her father, Henry T Frey, was 35 and her mother, Gesina Siebrands, was 36. She had at least 2 sons with Lewis Fred Brunkow. She lived in Allison, Butler, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Lien Township, Grant, Minnesota, United States in 1930. She died on 29 May 1983, in United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Deani Seani Frey
Lewis Fred Brunkow
Ferdinand Brunkow
Grover William Brunkow

Spouse & Children

  • Female1899–1983Female

  • Lewis Fred Brunkow




  • Ferdinand Brunkow


  • Grover William Brunkow


Parents & Siblings

  • Henry T Frey


  • Gesina Siebrands




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 7

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 23

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

German: status name for a free man, as opposed to a bondsman or serf, in the feudal system, from Middle High German vrī ‘free’, ‘independent’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Deani Brunkow in household of Lewis Brunkow, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dina Frey in household of Henry Frey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Deani Frey Brunkow in entry for Mrs Seani Brunkow Jones, "Minnesota, Obituaries 1865-2006"

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