George Merlin Bahr

17 February 1882–2 March 1971 (Age 89)
Salem, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of George Merlin

When George Merlin Bahr was born on 17 February 1882, in Salem, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Claus Otto Bahr, was 33 and his mother, Mary Ann Grant, was 26. He married Emma Magdalene Charlotte Petersen on 6 December 1917, in Salem, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salem Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 2 March 1971, in Salem, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Salem, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Merlin Bahr
Emma Magdalene Charlotte Petersen
Marriage: 6 December 1917
Edward Ellis Peckenpaugh
George Darrell Bahr
Myrle LaVern Bahr
Sterling Otto Bahr
Emmit Calvin Bahr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1917Salem, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    Age 8
    Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 24
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Claas, Erwin, Gunter, Otto, Hans, Eberhard, Ewald, Florian, Frieda, Fritz, Gerhard, Heinz.North German: from Middle Low German bar(e) ‘bear’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal, a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a performing bear, or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a bear. In some cases it may derive from a personal name containing this element.German (Bähr): variant of Baer 1, a cognate of 1 above, of Middle High German origin. Compare Baehr 1 and Bar 2.

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

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    Sources (31)

    • George Merlin Bahr, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • George M. Bahr, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • George M Bahr in entry for Sterling Otto Bahr, "Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945"

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