John David Kreisle

27 June 1894–29 March 1984 (Age 89)
Tell City, Perry, Indiana, United States

The Life of John David

John David Kreisle was born on 27 June 1894, in Tell City, Perry, Indiana, United States as the son of John M. Kreisle and Emma Kuhn. He married Ruth Ann Eckman on 27 November 1919, in Plum Tree, Rock Creek Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States. He lived in Perry, Indiana, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 29 March 1984, in Tell City, Perry, Indiana, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Tell City, Perry, Indiana, United States.

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John David Kreisle
Ruth Ann Eckman
Marriage: 27 November 1919

Spouse and Children

27 November 1919
Plum Tree, Rock Creek Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John M. Kreisle


    Emma Kuhn




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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 12

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.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): derivative of Kreisel , with the agent suffix -er.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John D Kreisle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Kreisle, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John D Kreisle in household of John M Kreisle, "United States Census, 1900"

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