Lillian Catherine Kaiser

17 September 1897–6 August 1971 (Age 73)
Sac Township, Sac, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lillian Catherine

When Lillian Catherine Kaiser was born on 17 September 1897, in Sac Township, Sac, Iowa, United States, her father, John Kaiser Jr, was 22 and her mother, Marguerite Welp, was 22. She married Jacob Tjaden on 12 September 1916, in Odebolt, Sac, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Wall Lake, Sac, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Wheatland Township, Carroll, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 6 August 1971, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 73.

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Jacob Tjaden
Lillian Catherine Kaiser
Marriage: 12 September 1916
Merlin Tjaden
Robert Adair Tjaden
Ema Jean Tjaden

Spouse and Children

12 September 1916
Odebolt, Sac, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Marguerite Welp




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 16

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.

Age 20

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German keiser ‘emperor’, from the Latin imperial title Caesar. This was the title borne by Holy Roman Emperors from Otto I ( 962 ) to Francis II (who relinquished the title in 1806 ). Later, it was borne by the monarch of Bismarck's united Germany ( 1871–1918 ). It is very common as a German surname, originating partly as an occupational name for a servant in the Emperor's household, partly as a nickname for someone who behaved in an imperious manner, and partly from a house sign.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Kaiser ‘emperor’, adopted (like Graf , Herzog , etc.) because of its aristocratic connotations.3 Muslim: from Arabic qayṣar ‘emperor’, which, like 1, is of Latin origin, from the imperial title in the Roman Empire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lillian K Kaiser in household of John Kaiser, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lillian Tjaden in household of Jacob Tjaden, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lillian Tjaden in household of Jacob R Tjaden, "United States Census, 1940"

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