Joseph Arent

Brief Life History of Joseph

Joseph Arent was born on 2 April 1896, in Russia as the son of Leon Joseph Arendt and Galvzka. He married Mary Kapera on 8 October 1916. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He immigrated to United States in 1913 and lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 17 May 1986, in East Chicago, North Township, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Mount Calvary, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States.

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Joseph Arent
Mary Kapera
Marriage: 8 October 1916
Helen Angeline Arent
Irene Arent

Sources (8)

  • Joseph Arent, „United States Census, 1940“
  • Joseph Arent im Eintrag für Evelin Arent, „Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940“
  • Joe Arent, „Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920“

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World Events (8)

1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Arendt and, in North America, probably also an altered form of this.

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

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