Elmer Biel

7 August 1907–29 September 1985 (Age 78)
Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Elmer

When Elmer Biel was born on 7 August 1907, his father, John Henry Biel, was 35 and his mother, Alice O'Brion, was 30. He lived in Westford, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States in 1910 and Calamus, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. He died on 29 September 1985, in Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 78.

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John Henry Biel
Alice O'Brion
Almyra Biel
Clarence J. Biel
Lavina Mae Biel
Elmer Biel
Evelyn Biel
Myron Henry Biel

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    Almyra Biel





    Evelyn Biel


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 12

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.

Age 22

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

1 Polish, Czech, and Slovak: nickname for a white- or fair-haired person, from Polish biel, Old Czech bielý, Slovak biely ‘white’.2 Czech: habitational name for someone from Biehlau, Biehla, or some other place named with German Biehl .3 German: variant spelling of Biehl .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer Bril in household of John Bril, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elmer J Biel in household of John H Biel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elmer Biel in household of John Biel, "United States Census, 1940"

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