Jonas Christopher Bockelman

26 July 1900–1 March 1972 (Age 71)
Dover Township, Fulton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Jonas Christopher

When Jonas Christopher Bockelman was born on 26 July 1900, in Dover Township, Fulton, Ohio, United States, his father, Herman Henry Bockelman, was 33 and his mother, Caroline Elizabeth Shumaker, was 26. He married Ada Augusta Parsels on 24 July 1922, in Henry, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Rural, Clermont, Ohio, United States in 1935 and Napoleon, Napoleon Township, Henry, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 1 March 1972, in DeKalb, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71.

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Jonas Christopher Bockelman
Ada Augusta Parsels
Marriage: 24 July 1922
Jack Clyde Sharpe

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24 July 1922
Henry, Ohio, United States


    Jack Clyde Sharpe


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 6

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.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

North German (Bockelmann): habitational name from Bockel, the name of several places between Bremen and Soltau.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jonas Backelman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jonas Bockelman in household of Herman H Bockelman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jonas C Bockelman, "United States Census, 1920"

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