Gerald F. Wiegand

4 February 1905–12 May 1995 (Age 90)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Gerald F.

When Gerald F. Wiegand was born on 4 February 1905, in Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Henry Wigand, was 26 and his mother, Lydia E Braun, was 21. He lived in Highland, Madison, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 12 May 1995, at the age of 90, and was buried in Effingham, Effingham, Illinois, United States.

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Joseph Henry Wigand
Lydia E Braun
Gerald F. Wiegand
Alvis Wiegand
Lydia Wiegand
Herbert Arthur Wiegand
Florence M Wiegand
Irene M. Wiegand
Edgar C. Wiegand

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 5

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Wīgant, originally a byname meaning ‘warrior’, from the present participle of wīgan ‘to fight’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wiegand in household of Joe Wiegand, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gerald Weigand in household of Joseph Weigand, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gerhard Wiegard in household of Joe Wiegard, "United States Census, 1910"

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