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Deichmann, William Carl Bill[1]

Male 1903 - 1963  (59 years)


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  • Name Deichmann, William Carl Bill 
    Born 24 Nov 1903  Colfax County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Confirmation St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church; Leigh, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Aug 1963  Schuyler, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Zion Lutheran Cemetery; Leigh, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2437  Wuerdemann Family
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2017 

    Father Deichmann, Arthur,   b. 15 Mar 1877, Ottenburg, Oldenburg, GER. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1926, Leigh, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Mueller, Anna Marie,   b. 14 Aug 1875, Bremen, Hanover, GER. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1961, Columbus, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married UNKNOWN  Oldenburg, GER. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Kumpf, Laura Anna,   b. 16 Nov 1906, Colfax County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1988, Eden, TX. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1930  Long Beach, CA. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Bill Ehlers writes, " Bill Deichmann was one of my heroes as a boy. He was the Leader of the BLUE BANNER 4-H Club and at the time it was the oldest continuing club in the state, I believe. He helped a lot of us kids with our calves. He also started a 4-H electrical club and we called it 'THE LEIGH LIVE WIRES'."

      I will never forget looking at him in his casket at the funeral home. I cried and cried.

      Bill Deichmann also raised the world's largest hog. He took over management of the family farm in 1926 and specialized in the raising of purebred Poland China hogs. In 1928, he raised "DAZZLER", which had the unchallenged distinction of being the world's largest hog. It was also the first hog to ride in an airplane. The hog weighed 1320 pounds and was taken by plane to the Iowa State Fair at Des Moines. 20,000 people passed his pen the first day. "DAZZLER" was featured in RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT. More than 500,000 people passed by his pen at the Nebraska and Iowa Fairs. The hog was sold at the Omaha Market for five cents a pound and his purchaser specialized in freak animals for exhibition." DAZZLER" died two months later. (Reprinted from the 75th Anniversary History of Leigh, 1962)

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      Burial
      Zion Lutheran Cemetery; Leigh, NE.
      Bill Ehlers writes, " Bill Deichmann was one of my heroes as a boy. He was the Leader of the BLUE BANNER 4-H Club and at the time it was the oldest continuing club in the state, I believe. He helped a lot of us kids with our calves. He also started a 4-H electrical club and we called it 'THE LEIGH LIVE WIRES'."

      Bill Deichmann also raised the world's largest hog. He took over management of the family farm in 1926 and specialized in the raising of purebred Poland China hogs. In 1928, he raised "DAZZLER", which had the unchallenged distinction of being the world's largest hog. It was also the first hog to ride in an airplane. The hog weighed 1320 pounds and was taken by plane to the Iowa State Fair at Des Moines. 20,000 people passed his pen the first day. "DAZZLER" was featured in RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT. More than 500,000 people passed by his pen at the Nebraska and Iowa Fairs. The hog was sold at the Omaha Market for five cents a pound and his purchaser specialized in freak animals for exhibition." DAZZLER" died two months later. (Reprinted from the 75th Anniversary History of Leigh, 1962).[ColfaxDeutschlandPlatte.FBK.FTW]

      Bill Ehlers writes, " Bill Deichmann was one of my heroes as a boy. He was the Leader of the BLUE BANNER 4-H Club and at the time it was the oldest continuing club in the state, I believe. He helped a lot of us kids with our calves. He also started a 4-H electrical club and we called it 'THE LEIGH LIVE WIRES'."

      Bill Deichmann also raised the world's largest hog. He took over management of the family farm in 1926 and specialized in the raising of purebred Poland China hogs. In 1928, he raised "DAZZLER", which had the unchallenged distinction of being the world's largest hog. It was also the first hog to ride in an airplane. The hog weighed 1320 pounds and was taken by plane to the Iowa State Fair at Des Moines. 20,000 people passed his pen the first day. "DAZZLER" was featured in RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT. More than 500,000 people passed by his pen at the Nebraska and Iowa Fairs. The hog was sold at the Omaha Market for five cents a pound and his purchaser specialized in freak animals for exhibition." DAZZLER" died two months later. (Reprinted from the 75th Anniversary History of Leigh, 1962).
      Original individual @I01101@ (@MS_WURDEMANNGM.GED1@) merged with @I873@ (@MS_WURDEMANLEGACYG0@)

  • Sources 
    1. Gedcom File C:/Program Files/GenMerge/output/wurdemanlegacyGM.ged ColfaxDeutschlandPlatte.FBK.FTW Date of Import: 3 May 2008 ColfaxDeutschlandPlatte.FBK.FTW Date of Import: 3 May 2008 Gedcom File C:/Program Files/GenMerge/output/wurdemanlegacyGM.ged ColfaxDeutschlandPlatte.FBK.FTW Date of Import: 3 May 2008.