Leon Wessell Feddersen

1911–1962 (Age 50)
Center Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Leon Wessell

When Leon Wessell Feddersen was born on 31 July 1911, in Center Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States, his father, Emil H Feddersen, was 27 and his mother, Lydia Amalia Rosa Wessell, was 27. He lived in Collins, Story, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died in April 1962, at the age of 50, and was buried in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States.

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Emil H Feddersen
Lydia Amalia Rosa Wessell
Harold Emil Fedderson
Leon Wessell Feddersen
Laverne Lydia Fedderson
Vailard Paul Feddersen

Parents & Siblings

  • Emil H Feddersen


  • Lydia Amalia Rosa Wessell




World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 2

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 15

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, and Danish: Frisian patronymic from Fedder 2.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Leon Wassel Feddersen, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Leon W Fedderson in household of Emil H Fedderson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leon W Feddersen, "Find A Grave Index"

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