Erna Amelea Yackel

6 June 1893–9 September 1954 (Age 61)
Lamberton, Redwood, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Erna Amelea

When Erna Amelea Yackel was born on 6 June 1893, in Lamberton, Redwood, Minnesota, United States, her father, John Peter Henry Yackel, was 30 and her mother, Sophia Wilhelmina Barbara Wagner, was 26. She married Henry Carl Zorn on 11 February 1915, in Redwood, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Westport, Pope, Minnesota, United States in 1930 and Westport Township, Pope, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 9 September 1954, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Villard, Pope, Minnesota, United States.

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Henry Carl Zorn
Erna Amelea Yackel
Marriage: 11 February 1915
Maynard L. Zorn
Warren Henry Zorn
Gordon James Zorn

Spouse and Children

11 February 1915
Redwood, Minnesota, United States


    Maynard L. Zorn


    Warren Henry Zorn


    Gordon James Zorn


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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 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 5

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 17

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Jackl or Jäckel, from a pet form of the personal name Jach .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Erna Yackel, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Erna E Zorn in household of Henry C Zorn, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Erna E Zorn in household of Henry O Zorn, "United States Census, 1930"

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