John William Floerchinger

3 April 1871–4 June 1953 (Age 82)
Oxford, Johnson, Iowa, United States

The Life of John William

When John William Floerchinger was born on 3 April 1871, in Oxford, Johnson, Iowa, United States, his father, Friedrich Adam Floerchinger, was 37 and his mother, Marie Katherine Jacob, was 37. He married Rose Emma Hier on 15 July 1896, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Scott Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 4 June 1953, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Oxford Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States.

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John William Floerchinger
Rose Emma Hier
Marriage: 15 July 1896
John Yvo Floerchinger
Cletus Floerchinger

Spouse and Children

15 July 1896
Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Friedrich Adam Floerchinger


    Marie Katherine Jacob




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 13

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Flörchingen in the Saar region.

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

Sources (3)

  • J W Floerchinger, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • John W Floerchinger in household of E F A Floerchinger, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John W Floerchinger, "United States Census, 1940"

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