Shirley Joan (Joanie) Lenhart

26 June 1927–1985 (Age 57)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Shirley Joan (Joanie)

When Shirley Joan (Joanie) Lenhart was born on 26 June 1927, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, George Allen Lenhart, was 26 and her mother, Marie Cecilia Yantz, was 22. She married Isadore Louis Hieger on 31 August 1948, in Wamego, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Louisville Township, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died in 1985, at the age of 58, and was buried in Flush, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States.

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Isadore Louis Hieger
Shirley Joan (Joanie) Lenhart
Marriage: 31 August 1948
Lawrence (Larry) Hieger
Marilyn Marie Hieger
Edward Hieger

Spouse and Children

31 August 1948
Wamego, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States


    Lawrence (Larry) Hieger


    Marilyn Marie Hieger


    Edward Hieger


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World Events (8)


Age 2

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.
1929 · St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Age 2

On the morning of February 14, seven men were shot by four men using tommy guns. Two of the men were dressed as policemen, and the others wore suits, ties, overcoats, and hats. Witnesses saw the fake police leading the other men at gunpoint out of the garage after the shooting. The massacre was planned by Al Capone to eliminate the leader of the North Side Gang. the massacre was a result of the Prohibition and the murder of one of the police officer's son.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 17

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

Dutch, North German, and Czech: from the personal name Leonhard ( see Leonard , Lenart ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Shirely Lenhardt in household of George Lenhardt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Shirley J Lenhart in household of George A Lenhart, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Shirley or Joan Lenhart in entry for Mr Isadore Louis Heiger, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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