John Julius Bednar

11 April 1916–27 December 2007 (Age 91)
Morrison, Minnesota, United States

The Life of John Julius

When John Julius Bednar was born on 11 April 1916, in Morrison, Minnesota, United States, his father, John Benjamin Bednar, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Maier, was 23. He lived in Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 December 2007, in Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Saint Josephs Catholic Cemetery, Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

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John Julius Bednar
Helen Ann Brausen

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Benjamin Bednar


    Elizabeth Maier




    Margaret Bednar


    Martha Bednar



    Ignatz Bednar


World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 15

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Czech (Bednář), Slovak (Bednár), and Slovene: occupational name meaning ‘cooper’. Compare Bodnar .2 Americanized spelling of Polish Bednarz ‘cooper’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Julius Bednar in household of John B Bednar, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Julius Bednar in household of B John Bednar, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Julius Bednar, "Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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