Walter Jenner

Male8 June 1924–12 April 1999

Brief Life History of Walter

When Walter Jenner was born on 8 June 1924, in Hand, South Dakota, United States, his father, Robert Henry Jenner, was 31 and his mother, Frederica Minnie Gerjets, was 28. He lived in Gilbert Township, Hand, South Dakota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 April 1999, at the age of 74, and was buried in Miller, Hand, South Dakota, United States.

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Robert Henry Jenner
Frederica Minnie Gerjets
Laverne Gertrude Jenner
Walter Jenner
Delores Jean Jenner
Baby Boy Jenner

Sources (3)

  • Walter Jenner in household of Robert H Jenner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Jenner in entry for Laverne Gertrude Swenson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Walter Jenner in household of Robert Jenner, "United States Census, 1930"

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Siblings (4)

World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


Age 5

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.

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

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

English: occupational name for a designer or engineer, from Middle English enginour ‘engineer, maker or designer of military machines’, Old French engigneor, enginior (a derivative of engaigne ‘cunning, ingenuity, stratagem, device’). Engineers in the Middle Ages were primarily designers and builders of military machines, although in peacetime they might turn their hands to architecture and other more pacific functions. In the 12th century ingeniator was used to denote someone who combined the duties of master mason and architect. Ailnoth ingeniator, a military architect, was surveyor of the king's buildings at Westminster and the Tower in 1157, and was in charge of building operations at Windsor 1166–73. He repaired Westminster Abbey after a fire and superintended the destruction of the castles of Framlingham and Walton.

German: from the Latin personal name Januarius (see Janvier ). Jänner is a South German word for ‘January’, and so it is possible that this is one of the surnames acquired from words denoting months of the year, for example by converts who had been baptized in that month, people who were born or baptized in that month, or people whose taxes were due in January.

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

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