Milton Ambrose Bohenkamp

3 June 1919–20 March 1996 (Age 76)
Breda, Carroll, Iowa, United States

The Life of Milton Ambrose

When Milton Ambrose Bohenkamp was born on 3 June 1919, in Breda, Carroll, Iowa, United States, his father, John William Bohnenkamp, was 27 and his mother, Pauline Schaefer, was 24. He married Helen Kathleen Overton on 13 January 1939. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Wheatland Township, Carroll, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Eden Township, Carroll, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 20 March 1996, in Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Milton Ambrose Bohenkamp
1919–1996
Helen Kathleen Overton
1920–2011
Marriage: 13 January 1939
Chris Bohnenkamp
1957–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 January 1939
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
children

(1)

    Chris Bohnenkamp

    Male1957–Male

Parents and Siblings

    John William Bohnenkamp

    Male1891–1930Male

    Female1894–1987Female

siblings

(6)

    Harry H Bohnenkamp

    Male1911–2006Male

    Male1912–1999Male

    Lillian Mercedes Bohnenkamp

    Female1915–Female

    Sylvia Bohnenkamp

    Female1917–1996Female

    Male1919–1996Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 3

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1941

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German, Middle Low German bōne ‘bean’ + late Middle High German, Middle Low German kamp ‘field’, ‘domain’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a field or domain where beans were grown.

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

Sources (3)

  • Milton Bohnenkamp in household of John Bohnenkamp, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Milton Bohnenkamp in household of John W Bohnenkamp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Melton Bohnenkamp in household of John W Bohnenkamp, "United States Census, 1930"

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