Dec. 17, 1892 Oquawka Henderson County Illinois, USA
May 18, 1978 Pompano Beach Broward County Florida, USA
Son of John Albert Jern and Lena Christina Anderson. He was the first of their children born in the U.S. He worked as a button cutter in a button factory before his long-time employment with C.B.& Q. (later Burlington Northern) Railroad. Married (1) Esther Schoger and (2) Ruth Stevenson. One child.
He served in the Army during WWI, and was stationed in France in 1919.