Arthur Herman Klingbeil

8 November 1896–July 1978 (Age 81)
Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Arthur Herman

When Arthur Herman Klingbeil was born on 8 November 1896, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Julius Ferdinand Klingbeil, was 35 and his mother, Augusta Marie Bredlaw, was 31. He married Edna Sybilla Woelfing on 19 August 1919, in Winnebago, Winnebago, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Monroe, Green, Wisconsin, United States for about 5 years and Brodhead, Green, Wisconsin, United States in 1930. He died in July 1978, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 81.

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Arthur Herman Klingbeil
Edna Sybilla Woelfing
Marriage: 19 August 1919
John R Klingbeil

Spouse and Children

19 August 1919
Winnebago, Winnebago, Illinois, United States


    John R Klingbeil


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 11

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German klingen ‘to ring or sound’ + bīl ‘axe’, literally ‘sound the axe’, an occupational nickname for a journeyman, carpenter, shipwright (or any occupation involving the use of an axe). Journeymen's names often contained a humorous element, as they were bestowed at merry promotion parties or ‘christenings’ held to celebrate the recipients successful completion of their apprenticeship.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Arthur Kingbeil in household of Joseph Kingbeil, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Arthur H Klingbeil, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arthur H Klingbeil in household of Julius F Klingbeil, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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