Henry Adams

1878–1972 (Age 94)
Uttum, Emden, Hanover, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Henry

When Henry Adams was born on 7 January 1878, in Uttum, Emden, Hanover, Prussia, Germany, his father, Adam Albert Adams, was 26 and his mother, Moderke Hinderks Westendorf, was 21. He married Ella Mulder on 20 October 1904, in Buffalo Center, Winnebago, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lincoln Township, Kossuth, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Buffalo Township, Winnebago, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 29 October 1972, in Buffalo Center, Winnebago, Iowa, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Buffalo Center, Winnebago, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Adams
Ella Mulder
Marriage: 20 October 1904
Edward W. Adams
Emma Juanita Adams
Alfred Adams
Lillian Adams
Marie H Adams
Harry Richard Adams
Henry Adams
Earling Adams

Spouse & Children

20 October 1904
Buffalo Center, Winnebago, Iowa, United States


  • Edward W. Adams


  • Lillian Adams


  • Marie H Adams


  • Male1909–1999Male

  • Female1912–1988Female

+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Adam Albert Adams


  • Moderke Hinderks Westendorf




+14 More Children

World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 6

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 12

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 35

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • H B Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henry Adam in household of Adam Adam, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry B Adems, "United States Census, 1920"

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