Joseph Alois Herzog

June 1885–29 January 1953 (Age 67)
Stearns, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Joseph Alois

When Joseph Alois Herzog was born in June 1885, in Stearns, Minnesota, United States, his father, Franz Heinrich Herzog, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Blommel, was 24. He married Elsye Marie Hoffman on 24 November 1921, in Sleepy Eye, Brown, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Millwood Township, Stearns, Minnesota, United States for about 25 years. He died on 29 January 1953, in Renville, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Alois Herzog
Elsye Marie Hoffman
Marriage: 24 November 1921
Charles Donald Herzog

Spouse and Children

24 November 1921
Sleepy Eye, Brown, Minnesota, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Franz Heinrich Herzog


    Elizabeth Blommel




+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 8

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 German: from the Middle High German title of nobility herzoge ‘duke’ (Old High German herizoho, from heri ‘army’ + ziohan ‘to lead’, a calque of the Byzantine title stratēlatēs ‘general’, ‘commander’, from Greek stratos ‘army’ + elaunein ‘to lead’). The name is unlikely to refer to descent from an actual duke; it is normally an occupational name for the servant of a duke or a nickname for one who put on the airs and graces of a duke.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Herzog ‘duke’. Compare Graf and Kaiser .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph A* Herzog, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"
  • Joseph Herzog in household of Henry Herzog, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Joseph Herzoch in household of Franz H Herzoch, "United States Census, 1920"

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