Louis Arnold Wahe

4 September 1903–16 February 1986 (Age 82)
Adair, Adair, Iowa, United States

The Life of Louis Arnold

When Louis Arnold Wahe was born on 4 September 1903, in Adair, Adair, Iowa, United States, his father, Peter Heinrich Wilhelm Wahe, was 28 and his mother, Anna Augusta Friederike Witte, was 29. He married Faith T. Newport on 18 January 1930, in Greenfield, Adair, Iowa, United States. He lived in Summit Township, Adair, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1930. He died on 16 February 1986, in Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 82.

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Louis Arnold Wahe
Irma Lila Bronson
Marriage: 30 June 1940

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30 June 1940
Nebraska, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 10

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.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 23

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Bade .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Louis Wake in household of Henry W Wake, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Louis A Wahr in household of William Wahr, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Louis A Wahr, "United States Census, 1930"

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