John Frank Holderbein

1 April 1892–21 April 1968 (Age 76)

The Life Summary of John Frank

When John Frank Holderbein was born on 1 April 1892, in Russia, his father, Philip Holderbein, was 27 and his mother, Mary Katherine Hoffman, was 24. He married Catherine Kroeker on 21 February 1922, in Lodi, San Joaquin, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Toledo, Lincoln, Oregon, United States for about 5 years and Election Precinct 35 Second West Salem, Polk, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 21 April 1968, in Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in El Carmelo Cemetery, Pacific Grove, Monterey, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Frank Holderbein
Catherine Kroeker
Marriage: 21 February 1922
Josephine C Holderbein
Lawrence James Holderbein
Melvin Marvin Holderbein
Doris Arleen Holderbein

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1922Lodi, San Joaquin, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    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.
    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake
    Age 14
    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 20
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    Name Meaning

    Greek: the Lord gave graciously; whom Jehovah gave; whom Jehovah bestowed.

    Story Highlight

    Exerpts from a letter by Helen Fante Holderbein (Jacob, Philip) dated 29 Oct 1977

    The family name is really Holbein, not Holderbein. It got changed somehow after they left Germany and went to Russia as sharecroppers. That did not work out too well, so in six years they came to Nort …

    Sources (8)

    • John F Holderbien, "United States Census, 1940"
    • John Holderbien, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • John Frank Holderbin, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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