Bert Leroy Probst

Brief Life History of Bert Leroy

When Bert Leroy Probst was born on 13 May 1901, in Conway Springs, Sumner, Kansas, United States, his father, Joseph William Probst, was 27 and his mother, Nora Ellen Fowler, was 21. He married Lora Marian Allen on 16 August 1921, in Ness City, Ness, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Argonia, Sumner, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 11 December 1986, in Medicine Lodge, Barber, Kansas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge, Barber, Kansas, United States.

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Bert Leroy Probst
Lora Marian Allen
Marriage: 16 August 1921
Alan Probst
Gertrude Probst
Dorothy I Probst
Marian Probst

Sources (17)

  • Bert L Probst, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Bert L Probst, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Bert Probst, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Hans, Alois, Ewald, Franz, Manfred, Otto, Arno, Egon, Erwin, Florian, Fritz.

German: from Middle High German probest ‘superviser, provost’ (from Latin propositus), an occupational name for the head of a religious chapter or educational establishment, or, since such officials were usually clergy and celibate, a nickname probably for a self-important person.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Probst ‘provost’ (see 1 above); the reason for its adoption is unknown.

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

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