Walter Donald Herman

3 February 1893–1953 (Age 59)
North Grove, Miami, Indiana, United States

The Life of Walter Donald

When Walter Donald Herman was born on 3 February 1893, in North Grove, Miami, Indiana, United States, his father, Jacob Herman, was 38 and his mother, Lydia Schrock, was 33. He married Margaret Catherine Pelsnik on 30 August 1914, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Alexandria, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Warren, Trumbull, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1953, at the age of 60, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Donald Herman
Margaret Catherine Pelsnik
Marriage: 30 August 1914
Leslie Clayton Herman

Spouse and Children

30 August 1914
Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Herman


    Lydia Schrock




    Bertha May Herman


    Harvey Benjamin Herman


    Emanuel Martin Herman




+4 More Children

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 13

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, Dutch, Slovenian, Croatian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + man ‘man’. As a Jewish surname this is no doubt an adoption of the German surname Hermann .2 Respelling of the German cognate Hermann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Herman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter Herman in household of Jacob Herman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter D Herman, "United States Census, 1930"

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