John Wesley Enns

Male3 May 1924–8 February 2007

Brief Life History of John Wesley

When John Wesley Enns was born on 3 May 1924, in Merced, Merced, California, United States, his father, John Martin Enns, was 42 and his mother, Katharina Buhler, was 39. He had at least 1 son with Tina Kathrine Wiens. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Dallam, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 8 February 2007, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Boulder City, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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John Wesley Enns
Tina Kathrine Wiens
Jerry Bruce Enns

Sources (27)

  • John Wesley Ennis in entry for Pamela Ruth Ennis, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Johnne Enns in household of John M Enns, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Wesley Enns, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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Children (1)

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (4)

World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 10

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning


from a short form of the personal names Anselm or Ernst . Compare Ens .

habitational name from a place so named in Upper Austria.

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

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Story Highlight

John Wesley Enns

Grandpa John Lived in Las Vegas and worked for Rebel Oil for many years. We saw him at family Bar-B-Ques and get togethers.

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