Merlyn William Langsdorf

16 June 1923–11 February 1996 (Age 72)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Merlyn William

When Merlyn William Langsdorf was born on 16 June 1923, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, George Martin Langsdorf, was 23 and his mother, E. Lillian Elizabeth Yonkee, was 24. He lived in Doylestown, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years and Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States in 1998. He died on 11 February 1996, in King, Farmington, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Doylestown, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States.

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1932 · Wisconsin Passes First Unemployment Compensation Law

Age 9

The nation's first unemployment compensation law was passed in Wisconsin on January 28, 1932.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

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

German: habitational name from any of several places named Langsdorf.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marlyn W Langsdorf in household of George M Langsdorf, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Merlin Langsdorf in household of George Langsdorf, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Merlyn Langsdorf in entry for Donald J Langsdorf, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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