John Henry Timmer

27 October 1897–18 February 1969 (Age 71)

The Life of John Henry

John Henry Timmer was born on 27 October 1897, in Netherlands. He married Fern Tessie Steffen on 13 September 1923, in Raymond, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United States. He died on 18 February 1969, in Raymond, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 71.

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John Henry Timmer
Fern Tessie Steffen
Marriage: 13 September 1923

Spouse and Children

13 September 1923
Raymond, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United States

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 2

The Hague Peace Convention was a series conferences that produced treaties and declarations. The convention took place in Hague, Netherlands. The conferences were among the first formal statements of the laws of war and war crimes in secular international law.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

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

North German:1. metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, from Low German timmer ‘timber’. 2. from a reduced form of Thiemer, a variant of Dittmar . 3. habitational name from any of several places called Timmern in Lower Saxony.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Timmer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John H Timmer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Henry Timmer, "Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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