Donald Carl Petering

11 October 1910–March 1985 (Age 74)
LaPorte, Indiana, United States

The Life of Donald Carl

When Donald Carl Petering was born on 11 October 1910, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States, his father, Carl Friedrick W. Petering, was 30 and his mother, Louise Anna Dettman, was 30. He married Erna S Amalia Traugott on 14 August 1933, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Porter Township, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died in March 1985, in Muskogee, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Muskogee, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States.

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Donald Carl Petering
Erna S Amalia Traugott
Marriage: 14 August 1933
Billie Ruth Petering

Spouse and Children

14 August 1933
Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Carl Friedrick W. Petering





World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

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.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 7

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.

Age 21

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from the Low German personal name Dethard ( see Deter ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Donald Petering in household of Carl F Petering, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Donald Petering in household of Carl F Petering, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Don C Petering, "United States Census, 1940"

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