John Harnacke

18 August 1907–December 1986 (Age 79)

The Life of John

When John Harnacke was born on 18 August 1907, his father, Herman J Harnacke, was 39 and his mother, Antje (Anna) Fokken Daniels, was 37. He lived in Sheridan Township, Logan, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died in December 1986, at the age of 79.

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Herman J Harnacke
Antje (Anna) Fokken Daniels
Henry Harnacke
Daniel Harnacke
Elizabeth Harnacke
Herman John Harnacke
Edward Harnacke
Fritz Harnacke
Gertrude Harnacke
John Harnacke

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 3

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname from Middle High German hardenack ‘hardnose’, a tough, inflexible person.2 variant of Harnick .

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

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Sources (2)

  • John H Harnacke in household of Harmon Harnacke, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Harnacke in household of Herman Harnacke, "United States Census, 1910"

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