Herman Joseph Horn

5 January 1871–14 February 1954 (Age 83)
Bavaria, Germany

The Life of Herman Joseph

Herman Joseph Horn was born on 5 January 1871, in Bavaria, Germany. He married Mary Magdalen Müller on 9 November 1893, in Riverdale, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900. In 1920, at the age of 49, his occupation is listed as as a harbor policeman in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He died on 14 February 1954, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Blue Island, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herman Joseph Horn
1871–1954
Mary Magdalen Müller
1876–1966
Marriage: 9 November 1893
Gustave Amandus Horn
1894–1960
Ellen Theresa Horn
1897–1976
Herman Joseph Horn
1903–1989
Henry Leo Horn
1906–1932
Edward M. Horn
1908–1972

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 November 1893
Riverdale, Cook, Illinois, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · Montgomery Ward Inc.

Age 1

Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward after he observed that rural customers often wanted goods from the city but couldn’t get them because of distance and cost. Ward believed that he could cut costs and make a wide variety of goods available to rural customers. Ward and two partners used $1,600 to issue the first catalog in August 1872 and with its publication, rural retailers considered Ward a threat and publicly burned his catalog. Despite the opposition, however, the business grew at a fast pace over the next several decades and was almost as successful as Sears. In April 1944, U.S. Army troops seized the Chicago offices of Montgomery Ward & Company after President Roosevelt ordered it because of an unsettled strike request made by the workers. Eight months later, with Montgomery Ward continuing to refuse to recognize the unions, President Roosevelt issued an executive order seizing all of Montgomery Ward's property nationwide. 
1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 22

The  Chicago World's Fair was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to construct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the inventions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France. 

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, German, and Dutch: from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch horn ‘horn’, applied in a variety of senses: as a metonymic occupational name for someone who made small articles, such as combs, spoons, and window lights, out of horn; as a metonymic occupational name for someone who played a musical instrument made from the horn of an animal; as a topographic name for someone who lived by a horn-shaped spur of a hill or tongue of land in a bend of a river, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this element (for example, in England, Horne in Surrey on a spur of a hill and Horn in Rutland in a bend of a river); as a nickname, perhaps referring to some feature of a person's physical appearance, or denoting a cuckolded husband.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse horn ‘horn’, ‘spur of land’.3 Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from horn ‘horn’, ‘spur of land’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Herman J Horn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph H Horn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • H Joseph Horn, "United States Census, 1920"

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