John Pfromm

12 March 1899–March 1971 (Age 72)
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Pfromm was born on 12 March 1899, his father, George Pfromm, was 25 and his mother, Matilda Guderian, was 20. He married Margaret Marie Schaeffer on 9 April 1921, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in March 1971, in Sugarloaf Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72.

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John Pfromm
Margaret Marie Schaeffer
Marriage: 9 April 1921
Evelyn Marie Pfronm

Spouse and Children

9 April 1921
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States


    Evelyn Marie Pfronm


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 6

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 19

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for an honorable man, from Middle High German vrum, vrom ‘capable’, ‘honorable’, ‘trustworthy’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a pious man, from German fromm ‘devout’, ‘pious’ (a later sense of the same word as in 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Pfrom in household of George Pfrom, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Pfromm in entry for John Adam Koch and Evelyn Marie Pfronm, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • John Pfromm, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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