Josephine Ament

1857–1946 (Age 89)
Brockport, Sweden, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life of Josephine

When Josephine Ament was born on 1 July 1857, in Brockport, Sweden, Monroe, New York, United States, her father, Henry Ament, was 38 and her mother, Catharina Agatha Weiss, was 28. She married Peter Kohns on 5 February 1878, in Worthington, Dubuque, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Cascade, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Sheridan Township, Cherokee, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 August 1946, in Cherokee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Josephine Ament
Peter Kohns
Marriage: 5 February 1878
Peter Paul Kohns
Susan Kohns
Mary Elizabeth Kohns
Anastasia "Anna" Kohns

Spouse & Children

  • Female1857–1946Female

  • Peter Kohns


5 February 1878
Worthington, Dubuque, Iowa, United States


  • Male1878–1960Male

  • Susan Kohns


  • Female1886–1970Female

  • Anastasia "Anna" Kohns


Parents & Siblings

  • Henry Ament


  • Catharina Agatha Weiss




  • Anna Ament


  • Mary Eva Ament


  • Female1857–1946Female

  • Pauline Ament


  • Theodore Carlton Ament


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 10

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: from an Old French personal name Amand, Amant (from Latin Amandus meaning ‘loveable’).2 German: variant spelling of Amend .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Josephine Ament in household of Henry Ament, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Josephine Kohns in household of Peter Kohns, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josephine Kohns in household of Peter Kohns Sr., "United States Census, 1910"

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