Elmer Blanchard Klopfer

15 January 1888–20 December 1964 (Age 76)
District of Columbia, United States

The Life of Elmer Blanchard

When Elmer Blanchard Klopfer was born on 15 January 1888, in District of Columbia, United States, his father, Nathan W Klopfer, was 33 and his mother, Lucy Bontz, was 28. He lived in Washington, District of Columbia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 20 December 1964, at the age of 76, and was buried in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

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Nathan W Klopfer
Lucy Bontz
Grace Klopfer
Rose Elizabeth Klopfer
Elmer Blanchard Klopfer
Mamie Klopfer

Parents and Siblings

    Nathan W Klopfer





    Grace Klopfer


    Rose Elizabeth Klopfer



    Mamie Klopfer


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1890 · Daughters of the American Revolution Founded

Age 2

"On October 11, 1890, the ""Daughters of the American Revolution"" is founded by Mary Desha, Mary Smith Lockwood, Ellen Hardin Walworth, and Eugenia Washington."
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

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 (also Klöpfer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German klopfære, German Klöpfer, a noun derivative of Middle High German klopfen ‘to pound, bang, or hammer’; this could denote someone working in the wool, hemp, or millinery trades, a miner, metal worker, or hunter.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer Clapper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer B Klopfer in household of Louise Klopfer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elmer B Kopfer in household of Lucy Kopfer, "United States Census, 1930"

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