John Rager

1 August 1881–18 August 1964 (Age 83)
Murdock, Cass, Nebraska, United States

The Life of John

When John Rager was born on 1 August 1881, in Murdock, Cass, Nebraska, United States, his father, William Henry Rager, was 22 and his mother, Emily Isabel Emma Pottenger, was 21. He married Louvella Mae Bradley on 13 January 1903, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States. He lived in Winnebago, Thurston, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Macy, Thurston, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died on 18 August 1964, in Walthill, Thurston, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Walthill, Thurston, Nebraska, United States.

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John Rager
Anna Bell Chase
Marriage: 1908
Florence Rager
Dallas Roland Rager
Clarence Rager
Donald Leonard Rager
Delbert Rager
Shirley Rager

Spouse and Children

Pender, Thurston, NE


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings




    Willy Rager



    Eddie Rager


    Gertrude Rager


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

German:1. habitational name for someone from either of two places called Ragen: in Tyrol, Austria, and in East Prussia, Germany. 2. ( Räger ): habitational name for someone from Rägen in Schleswig-Holstein. 3. from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rag- ‘advice’ + hari, heri ‘army’. 4. possibly an altered spelling of Reger or Röger ( see Roeger ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Rager, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Rager, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Rager, "United States Census, 1930"

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