Peter Kerzmann

18 May 1887–19 February 1964 (Age 76)
Mersch, Luxembourg

The Life of Peter

When Peter Kerzmann was born on 18 May 1887, in Mersch, Luxembourg, his father, John Kerzmann, was 24 and his mother, Johanna Witry, was 20. He married Magdalen Mary Reuter on 23 November 1915, in McLean, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in McLean, North Dakota, United States in 1910 and Blackwater Township, McLean, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 February 1964, in Bismarck, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bismarck, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Kerzmann
Magdalen Mary Reuter
Marriage: 23 November 1915
Francis J. Kerzman
Paul William Kerzman
Margaret M Kerzman
James C Kerzman
Grace K Kerzman
Rita D Kerzman
Ralph Leonard Kerzman

Spouse and Children

23 November 1915
McLean, North Dakota, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Kerzmann


    Johanna Witry




World Events (8)


Age 3

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg separated from the Netherlands.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 21

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

South German (Kerzmann): occupational name for someone who made or sold candles, from Middle High German kerze ‘candle’ + man ‘man’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Family of Peter and Magdalen Kirzman, "North Dakota Census, 1925"
  • Pete Kerzmann, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Peter Kerzman, "United States Census, 1930"

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