When Herbert "Herb" Walter Dahmer was born on 21 August 1903, in Eastman, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Johannes Dahmer, was 36 and his mother, Rosa Margaret Siedel, was 35. He married Catherine Jemima Hughes in 1933, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Greenland, Ontonagon, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in 1950. He died on 24 May 1971, in West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States.
North German and Danish: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Dahme, in Holstein, Mecklenburg, Brandenburg, and Silesia.