Leonard Alvin Berkheimer

5 April 1926–28 November 1996 (Age 70)
Memphis, Saunders, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Leonard Alvin

When Leonard Alvin Berkheimer was born on 5 April 1926, in Memphis, Saunders, Nebraska, United States, his father, Leo Orville Berkheimer, was 30 and his mother, Verda Hall, was 24. He married Opal Lamb on 6 June 1946, in Kittitas, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 58 Leaminburg, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 28 November 1996, in Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in West Hills Memorial Park, Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States.

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Leonard Alvin Berkheimer
Opal Lamb
Marriage: 6 June 1946
Larry Berkheimer

Spouse and Children

6 June 1946
Kittitas, Washington, United States


    Larry Berkheimer


Parents and Siblings

    Leo Orville Berkheimer


    Verda Hall




    Evelyn J Berkheimer


    Wilma M Berkheimer


    Lloyd Allen Berkheimer



World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 14

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 19

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

South German: habitational name for someone from either of two places called Berkheim, near Biberach and near Esslingen in Württemberg. The place name is a compound of Old High German berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’ + the common suffix of place names -heim (related to English home). In some cases it may possibly be a habitational name from any of various places in Hesse and Alsace named Bergheim.

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

Sources (3)

  • Leonard Berkheimer in household of Leo Berkheimer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leonard in entry for Lloyd A Berkheimer, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Leonard Berkheimer, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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