Helmut Penner

9 December 1941–3 October 2009 (Age 67)
Boquerón, Paraguay

The Life of Helmut

When Helmut Penner was born on 9 December 1941, in Boquerón, Paraguay, his father, Jacob Jacob Penner, was 48 and his mother, Katharina Thiessen, was 42. He died on 3 October 2009, in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 67, and was buried in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

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Jacob Jacob Penner
Katharina Thiessen
Rev Jacob Penner
Hans Penner
Helmut Penner

Parents and Siblings



    Rev Jacob Penner


    Hans Penner



World Events (6)


Age 4

Paraguay joins the United Nations.

Age 13

General Alfredo Stroessner seizes power in coup, ushering in more than 30 years of ruthless dictatorship.

Age 41

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name, a variant of Penn 1, with the agent suffix -er.2 North German (including Lower Rhineland): variant of Pfänner, from Pfann ‘pan’; according to Bahlow, a name denoting the owner of a salt-boiling pan.3 German: habitational name from Penna near Leipzig.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Heimut Penner Thiessen, "Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965"
  • Helmut Penner, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Helmut Penner, "Find A Grave Index"

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