August Walter G Engel

19 January 1915–9 December 1994 (Age 79)
Clarksville, Butler, Iowa, United States

The Life of August Walter G

When August Walter G Engel was born on 19 January 1915, in Clarksville, Butler, Iowa, United States, his father, August O Engel, was 53 and his mother, Franziska Margareta Engel, was 37. He lived in Butler, Butler, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 December 1994, in Waverly, Bremer, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

August O Engel
1861–1947
Franziska Margareta Engel
1877–1957
Charlotte Engel
1895–1990
Helen Louise S B Engel
1897–1979
Otto Engel
1898–1898
Franziska Engel
1899–
Maria Engel
1901–1931
Louise Engel
1902–
Rudolph August Engel
1903–1976
Theodore Engel
1905–1929
Elizabeth H Engel
1907–2001
Gertrude Alberta "Trudy" Engel
1910–2012
August Walter G Engel
1915–1994

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 2

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from a short form of various Germanic personal names (see, for example, Engelbert and Engelhard ). A number of different elements have fallen together in Engel-, mainly Ingal, extended form of Ing, the name of a Germanic god or folk hero, and Angel ‘Angle’. The Angles were a Germanic tribe living on the Jutland peninsula; in the 5th– 6th centuries they invaded eastern and northern Britain and gave their name to England (Old English Englaland ‘land of the Angles’).2 German and Dutch: in some cases a habitational name for someone living at a house bearing the sign of an angel, Middle High German engel.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Engel ‘angel’ (see 2).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Engel in household of August Engel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter Engel in household of August Engel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter Engel in household of August O Engel, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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