Clara Katheryn Behrens

Brief Life History of Clara Katheryn

When Clara Katheryn Behrens was born on 24 November 1904, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, her father, Frank Thomas Behrens, was 43 and her mother, Katherine T. Wierschem, was 36. She lived in Limestone Township, Peoria, Illinois, United States for about 30 years and Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1952. She died on 18 November 2000, in Chillicothe, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in West Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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Frank Thomas Behrens
Katherine T. Wierschem
Charles H. Behrens
Mathilda Anna Behrens
Frank E. Behrens
Frederick John Behrens
Erwin H. Behrens
Herman W. Behrens
Clara Katheryn Behrens

Sources (8)

  • Clara K Behrens in household of George R Linsley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Death certificates for the state of Illinois, 1916-1945, excluding Chicago with the exception of stillbirths; index, 1916-1938; internet index, 1916-1950
  • Clara Katheryn Behrens, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

1910 · Boy Scouts of America

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Erwin, Hans, Erna, Ernst, Frieda, Guenther, Bernhard, Claus, Elke.

North German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from Behrend , a variant of Bernhard . According to documentary evidence, for Germans, the earlier form Be(h)rendes was generally replaced by Behrens during the 17th century. Jews used the personal name Behrend because its initial sounds are close to those of the common Yiddish name Ber .

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

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