Fred Charles Zehner

2 February 1893–
Portsmouth, Wayne Township, Scioto, Ohio, United States

The Life of Fred Charles

When Fred Charles Zehner was born on 2 February 1893, in Portsmouth, Wayne Township, Scioto, Ohio, United States, his father, Charles P Zehner, was 32 and his mother, Laura Ann Dixon, was 20. He married Maria Katherine Gertrude Weber on 8 January 1914, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. He lived in Scioto, Ohio, United States in 1893.

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Fred Charles Zehner
Maria Katherine Gertrude Weber
Marriage: 8 January 1914

Spouse and Children


    Maria Katherine Gertrude Weber


8 January 1914
Hamilton, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles P Zehner


    Laura Ann Dixon




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 34

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

German (chiefly Bavaria, Austria, Switzerland, and Württemberg): occupational name for an official responsible for collecting, on behalf of the lord of the manor, tithes of agricultural produce owed as rent. The more prosperous tenants had to contribute wine and grain, those with smaller holdings fruit, vegetables, milk, cheese, beer, and poultry. The Middle High German term for this official was zehendære, a derivative of zehende ‘tenth part’, ‘tithe’ (Old High German zehanto, from zehan ‘ten’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fred C Hayes in household of Walter C Hayes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fred Zehner in household of Chas Zehner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fred Zehuer, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

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