John Ferdinand Laager

Brief Life History of John Ferdinand

When John Ferdinand Laager was born on 27 October 1888, in Starkweather, Ramsey, North Dakota, United States, his father, John Mathias Laager, was 24 and his mother, Wilhemina Karolina Orek Reckelburg, was 21. He married Anna May Barnard on 25 November 1912, in Chokio, Stevens, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Stearns, Minnesota, United States in 1935 and Land Township, Grant, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died on 25 January 1965, in Hancock, Stevens, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Hoffman, Grant, Minnesota, United States.

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John Ferdinand Laager
Anna May Barnard
Marriage: 25 November 1912
Alice Nelly Laager
Clara Catherine Laager
Archie Delroy Laager
Donald Wayne Laager

Sources (14)

  • John Lagger in household of John M Lagger, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John F Laager, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • John Laager, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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1909 · The NAACP is formed

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Horst, Kurt, Otto, Dieter, Franz, Gerhard, Manfred, Fritz, Siegfried, Alois, Angelika.

German, Dutch, Danish, French (Alsace and Lorraine), and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a tall man, from an inflected form of Lang . In the Franconian dialect of German this was also a term for an unskilled laborer (shortened from Handlanger). Compare Longer and Longie .

French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Landgari, composed of the elements lant ‘land, territory’ + gari (from garwa) ‘ready, eager’ or gari ‘spear’.

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

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