Fred C. Plagge

21 November 1892–December 1985 (Age 93)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Fred C.

When Fred C. Plagge was born on 21 November 1892, in Iowa, United States, his father, Henry Plagge, was 33 and his mother, Minnie Dohrmann, was 24. He had at least 1 son with Amanda Muhkenbruch. He lived in Scott Township, Franklin, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. He died in December 1985, in Latimer, Franklin, Iowa, United States, at the age of 93.

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Fred C. Plagge
Amanda A. Muhlenbruch
Robert Henry William Plagge
Dale Plagge

Spouse and Children



    Robert Henry William Plagge


    Dale Plagge




Parents and Siblings

    Henry Plagge


    Minnie Dohrmann




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 21

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 25

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

Name Meaning

North German: from a term meaning ‘sod’, ‘peat’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a peat cutter or a topographic name for someone who lived by a peat bog.

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

Sources (3)

  • Fred C Plagge, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fred C Plagge, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fred C Plagge in household of Henry Plagge, "United States Census, 1910"

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