Frank Albert Mensen

11 August 1887–26 March 1989 (Age 101)
Petersburg, Delaware, Iowa, United States

The Life of Frank Albert

When Frank Albert Mensen was born on 11 August 1887, in Petersburg, Delaware, Iowa, United States, his father, John Bernard Mensen, was 37 and his mother, Katherine M. Loecke, was 33. He married Henrietta Kramer in 1914, in Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He lived in Delaware, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Colony Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 March 1989, in Delaware, Iowa, United States, at the age of 101, and was buried in Petersburg, Delaware, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Albert Mensen
Henrietta Kramer
Marriage: 1914
Edmund Bernard Mensen
Ambrose John Mensen
Arnold Leo John Mensen
Leo Mensen
Laverne Mensen
Fairrue Francis Mensen

Spouse and Children

Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 26

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 29

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from Mens, a pet form of the German personal names Meinhard or Meinrich.

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

Sources (3)

  • Frank Mensen in household of Bernhard Mensen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank A Mensen, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Frank Meuseu Or Meusen, "United States Census, 1930"

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