John W. Kroack

26 March 1888–15 March 1913 (Age 24)
Reno, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States

The Life of John W.

When John W. Kroack was born on 26 March 1888, in Reno, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States, his father, William J. Kroack, was 40 and his mother, Emma A Brenner Kroack, was 23. He lived in Crooked Creek Township, Houston, Minnesota, United States for about 15 years. He died on 15 March 1913, in Mayville Township, Houston, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Freeburg, Houston, Minnesota, United States.

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William J. Kroack
Emma A Brenner Kroack
Maria Anna Kroack
John W. Kroack
Lena Kroack Shields
Louise K. Kroack
Arnold Kroach

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 5

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 8

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: from Middle Dutch crake, craek ‘carrack’ (a type of large merchant ship), hence a metonymic occupational name for the master or owner of such a ship.2 German: topographic name from Middle Low German krack ‘underbrush’ or from Middle High German krac ‘crevice’, or alternatively, a nickname for someone with a harsh raucous voice, from krack ‘crow’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Krock in household of Will Krock, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • John Kroack, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"
  • John Kroack in household of William Kroack, "United States Census, 1910"

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