John E. Harms

30 January 1898–9 December 1961 (Age 63)
Aplington, Butler, Iowa, United States

The Life of John E.

When John E. Harms was born on 30 January 1898, in Aplington, Butler, Iowa, United States, his father, Emme Albertus Harms, was 31 and his mother, Ebbelina Meyer, was 27. He married Bertha Rust on 11 January 1923, in Butler, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Madison Township, Butler, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Kesley, Butler, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 9 December 1961, at the age of 63.

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John E. Harms
Bertha Rust
Marriage: 11 January 1923
Ebalena Jane Harms

Spouse and Children

11 January 1923
Butler, Iowa, United States


    Ebalena Jane Harms


Parents and Siblings

    Emme Albertus Harms





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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 15

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, Danish, and English: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Herman(n) ( see Hermann ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Harms, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • John Harms, "South Dakota State Census, 1915"
  • John Harms, "South Dakota State Census, 1915"

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