Geneva Wand

Brief Life History of Geneva

When Geneva Wand was born in 1930, in Illinois, United States, her father, Antoine A Wand, was 29 and her mother, Veronica M Schaefer, was 28. She lived in Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Guilford Township, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States in 1940.

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Antoine A Wand
Veronica M Schaefer
Melvin Vincent Wand
Emma Lou B. Wand
Geneva Wand
Delores Wand
Carol Wand

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  • Geneva Wand in household of Antone Wand, "United States Census, 1940"

World Events (6)


The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

1932 · The Miners Union

After a contract proposal reducing wages by $1.10 a day, employees of the United Mine Workers came together and created the Progressive Miners of America in southern Illinois. After discontent arose over the 67 years of operation, the union was dissolved.

1961 · The Twenty-Third Amendment

The Twenty-third Amendment gives the residents in the District of Columbia the right to vote in presidential elections and to give the district electors in the Electoral College.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Want , perhaps a nickname for a shy or short-sighted person, from Old English wand ‘mole’.

German: occupational name for a weaver or cloth cutter, from a shortened form of Middle High German gewant ‘cloth’, ‘garment’. Compare Wander 2.

German: topographic name from Middle High German want ‘wall, steep rock, precipice’.

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

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