Louis Jerry Cihlar

13 November 1895–4 December 1987 (Age 92)
Alexandria Township, Douglas, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Louis Jerry

When Louis Jerry Cihlar was born on 13 November 1895, in Alexandria Township, Douglas, Minnesota, United States, his father, Joseph Cihlar, was 47 and his mother, Mary Mrnak, was 43. He married Violet May Freeman on 22 March 1924, in Alexandria, Douglas, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Hudson Township, Douglas, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Hobart Township, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 December 1987, in Detroit Lakes, Becker, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Perham Cemetery, Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Louis Jerry Cihlar
Violet May Freeman
Marriage: 22 March 1924
Sylvia Lucille Cihlar
Betty J Cihlar
June Elaine Cihlar
Viola G Cihlar

Spouse and Children

22 March 1924
Alexandria, Douglas, Minnesota, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Cihlar


    Mary Mrnak




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 3

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Czech (Cihlář): occupational name for a brick maker, cihlář, a derivative of cihla ‘brick’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Louis J Cihler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Louis Cihlar, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Louis Cikilars in household of Josiph Cikilars, "United States Census, 1900"

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