Elmer Dietrich Friedrich Dettmer

16 May 1919–16 January 2010 (Age 90)
Cass, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Elmer Dietrich Friedrich

When Elmer Dietrich Friedrich Dettmer was born on 16 May 1919, in Cass, Nebraska, United States, his father, William Dettmer, was 25 and his mother, Hattie Kirchhoff, was 21. He married Norma Jean Roos on 12 October 1944, in Syracuse, Otoe, Nebraska, United States. He lived in Otoe, Otoe, Nebraska, United States in 1935 and Avoca Election Precinct, Cass, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died on 16 January 2010, in Syracuse, Otoe, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Park Hill Cemetery, Syracuse, Otoe, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Dietrich Friedrich Dettmer
Norma Jean Roos
Marriage: 12 October 1944

Spouse and Children

12 October 1944
Syracuse, Otoe, Nebraska, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Harvey Henry John Dettmer


    Vernon Richard Dettmer


    Arthur John Dettmer


World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 10

Lateran Treaty creates state of Vatican City.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

North German: from the old personal name Dettmar ( see Dittmar ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer F Dettmer in household of William Dettmer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmer Dettmer in household of Wm Dettmer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer Dettmer in household of Wm Dettmer, "United States Census, 1920"

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