John Edwin Hammer

2 March 1877–22 February 1953 (Age 75)
Union Grove, Whiteside, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Edwin

When John Edwin Hammer was born on 2 March 1877, in Union Grove, Whiteside, Illinois, United States, his father, Jöns John Pehrsson Hammer, was 50 and his mother, Bessie Bengta Rhymer, was 32. He lived in Union Grove Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. He registered for military service in 1877. He died on 22 February 1953, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States.

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Jöns John Pehrsson Hammer
Bessie Bengta Rhymer
Mary Jane Hammer
Prentice Hammer
Emily Catherine Hammer
Frank Oscar Hammer
John Edwin Hammer
Lavina Rebecca Hammer
Alfred Hardman Hammer
Edith Mae Hammer
Clara Bell Hammer
Julia D Hammer

Parents and Siblings

    Jöns John Pehrsson Hammer


    Bessie Bengta Rhymer




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 8

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 German, English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German hamer, Yiddish hamer, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hammers, for example in a forge, or nickname for a forceful person.2 English and German: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of flat, low-lying alluvial land beside a stream, Old English hamm, Old High German ham ( see Hamm ) + the English and German agent suffix -er.3 Norwegian: variant of Hamar .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Hammer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Hammer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Hammer in household of John Hammer, "United States Census, 1880"

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