Fred Kaiser

28 April 1880–7 March 1974 (Age 93)
Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States

The Life of Fred

When Fred Kaiser was born on 28 April 1880, in Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States, his father, Ernest Kaiser, was 25 and his mother, Amalie Fischer, was 24. He had at least 1 daughter with Bertha Louise Birk. He lived in Liberty Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States in 1930 and Burlington Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 7 March 1974, in Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States, at the age of 93.

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Fred Kaiser
Bertha Louise Birk
Edna Mae Birk

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Age 1

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 26

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

1 German: from Middle High German keiser ‘emperor’, from the Latin imperial title Caesar. This was the title borne by Holy Roman Emperors from Otto I ( 962 ) to Francis II (who relinquished the title in 1806 ). Later, it was borne by the monarch of Bismarck's united Germany ( 1871–1918 ). It is very common as a German surname, originating partly as an occupational name for a servant in the Emperor's household, partly as a nickname for someone who behaved in an imperious manner, and partly from a house sign.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Kaiser ‘emperor’, adopted (like Graf , Herzog , etc.) because of its aristocratic connotations.3 Muslim: from Arabic qayṣar ‘emperor’, which, like 1, is of Latin origin, from the imperial title in the Roman Empire.

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

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My Real Grandfather

When she was about 14 years old, Glenna Meyer Peterson relates that one day while she and her mother, Edna Birk Meyer, were cleaning baseboards in the upstairs of the house on the farm in Burlington, …

Sources (3)

  • Frederick Keiser in household of Amelia Burke, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fred Kiser in household of Ruth Douglass, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fred Kisier in household of Samuel Kaufman, "United States Census, 1930"

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