Peter Frank

20 July 1916–15 May 1987 (Age 70)
Dickinson, Stark, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Frank was born on 20 July 1916, in Dickinson, Stark, North Dakota, United States, his father, Franz Michael Frank, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Ditter, was 34. He married Hildegarde Yantzer on 1 October 1940. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Stark, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years and Township 138 Range 97, Stark, North Dakota, United States in 1940. He died on 15 May 1987, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States.

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Peter Frank
Hildegarde Yantzer
Marriage: 1 October 1940
Kenneth Frank

Spouse and Children

1 October 1940


    Kenneth Frank


Parents and Siblings

    Franz Michael Frank


    Margaret Ditter




    Frank Frank


    Helena Feathers


    Jean Fisher




+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Fort Lewis is Established

Age 1

Fort Lewis military base was established in 1917, in Tacoma, Washington. It was named after Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It used to be one of the largest and most modern military reservations in the US. In February 2010, it merged with McChord Air Force Base. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 19

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Slovenian, Czech, Hungarian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic or regional name for someone from Franconia (German Franken), a region of southwestern Germany so called from its early settlement by the Franks, a Germanic people who inhabited the lands around the river Rhine in Roman times. In the 6th–9th centuries, under leaders such as Clovis I ( c. 466–511 ) and Charlemagne ( 742–814 ), the Franks established a substantial empire in western Europe, from which the country of France takes its name. The term Frank in eastern Mediterranean countries was used, in various vernacular forms, to denote the Crusaders and their descendants, and the American surname may also be an Americanized form of such a form.2 English, Dutch, German, etc.: from the personal name Frank, in origin an ethnic name for a Frank. This also came be used as an adjective meaning ‘free’, ‘open-hearted’, ‘generous’, deriving from the fact that in Frankish Gaul only people of Frankish race enjoyed the status of fully free men. It was also used as a Jewish personal name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peter Frank in household of Frank M Frank, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Peter Frank in household of Franz M Frank, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Peter Frank in household of Franc M Frank, "United States Census, 1920"

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