Wilhelm “William” Adam Kiefer

18 November 1893–February 1964 (Age 70)
Sandusky, Erie, Ohio, United States

The Life of Wilhelm “William” Adam

When Wilhelm “William” Adam Kiefer was born on 18 November 1893, in Sandusky, Erie, Ohio, United States, his father, Adam Frederick Kiefer, was 23 and his mother, Katherine E Marshall, was 25. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Lauretta Barbara Wehner. He lived in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States for about 20 years. He died in February 1964, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 70.

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Wilhelm “William” Adam Kiefer
Lauretta Barbara Wehner
Lois Betty Kiefer
June Rose Kiefer
Robert W Kiefer

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Adam Frederick Kiefer


    Katherine E Marshall




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name for a cooper or the overseer of a wine cellar, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kuofe ‘vat’, ‘barrel’ (from Latin cupa).2 from an agent derivative of Middle High German kiffen ‘to quarrel’, hence a nickname for a bickerer.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Kiefer ‘pine tree’. This word, which is first attested in the early 15th century, is a blend of kien and forhe, both meaning ‘pine’. The two elements still have a separate existence: kieboom is the Dutch term for a pine tree, while in many parts of Germany the word for the tree is Föhre.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Kiefer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William A Kiefer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • W A Keefer, "United States Census, 1920"

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