Clarence Berst

7 February 1922–22 February 1996 (Age 74)
Little Turkey, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States

The Life of Clarence

When Clarence Berst was born on 7 February 1922, in Little Turkey, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States, his father, Charles Berst, was 38 and his mother, Rosa Ott, was 36. He married Adeline Marie Frana on 5 November 1941, in Spillville, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 22 February 1996, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74.

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Clarence Berst
Adeline Marie Frana
Marriage: 5 November 1941
Joseph Clarence Berst

Spouse and Children

5 November 1941
Spillville, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 4

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 20

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Variant of German Bertz or Brest .

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

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  • Clarence John Berst, "Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998"

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