Milton Ambrose Bohenkamp

Male3 June 1919–20 March 1996

Brief Life History 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, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. 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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Milton Ambrose Bohenkamp
Helen Kathleen Overton
Marriage: 13 January 1939
Michael Lee Bohnenkamp
Chris Bohnenkamp

Sources (8)

  • Milton Bohnenkamp in household of John Bohnenkamp, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Milton Ambrose Bohnenkamp, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Milton A Bohnenkamp, "Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 January 1939Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    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.


    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.

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