John Benjamin Kiefer

Brief Life History of John Benjamin

When John Benjamin Kiefer was born on 20 July 1897, in Missouri, United States, his father, John Joseph Kiefer, was 32 and his mother, Catherine Martin, was 27. He lived in Oran, Scott, Missouri, United States in 1910 and St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died in 1966, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Lemay, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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John Benjamin Kiefer
Florence M Cross
Violet A Kiefer
Warren Kiefer

Sources (5)

  • John B Kieffer in household of Joseph Kieffer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John B Kiefer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John B Kiefer in household of Joseph Kiefer, "United States Census, 1910"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Franz, Erwin, Heinz, Dieter, Fritz, Alois, Aloys, Claus, Ernst, Florian, Frieda.

German: occupational name for a cooper or the overseer of a wine cellar, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kuofe ‘vat, barrel’ (from Latin cupa).

German: possibly also from an agent derivative of Middle High German kiffen ‘to quarrel’, hence a nickname for a bickerer.

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

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