George Lorenz Kern

Brief Life History of George Lorenz

When George Lorenz Kern was born on 19 September 1883, in Denmark Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, his father, Johann Peter Kern, was 26 and his mother, Barbara Margaretha Bernthal, was 27. He married Bertha Margaret Bahr on 10 May 1908, in Reese, Tuscola, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Blumfield Township, Saginaw, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 10 January 1966, in Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 82.

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George Lorenz Kern
Bertha Margaret Bahr
Marriage: 10 May 1908
Hilda Margaret Kern
Erhardt George Kern

Sources (18)

  • Geo Kern, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Lorance Kern, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • George Kerie, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"

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Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kerne ‘kernel, seed, pip’; Middle Dutch kern(e), keerne; German Kern or Yiddish kern ‘grain’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a farmer, or a nickname for a physically small person. As a Jewish surname, it is mainly artificial.

English (southeastern): metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of milk churns, from Middle English kern, kirn, kurn, a side-form of chern ‘churn’. Compare Church .

Slovenian: nickname for a stunted person, from an old spelling of krn ‘stunted’.

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

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