Irvin Blackdeer Sr.
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Irvin Blackdeer Sr. (1920 - 1988)

Irvin Blackdeer Sr.
Born in Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] in Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died at age 68 [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 7 Oct 2019
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Irvin was Ho-Chunk.




Irvin was born on 4 Apr 1920 in Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin, to Harold Blackdeer and Nellie Wallace. (Soc. Sec., Draft Card)


According to his 1941 draft card, he stood 5' 11" tall, weighed 198 lbs., had black hair, brown eyes, and a light brown complexion.

Military Service

He initially enlisted in the Army Infantry (serial #391140513) before the war on 15 Oct 1940, and was released on 7 Nov 1941. During the war, he again entered the Army on 30 Jun 1944, and at the end of the war was released on 21 Dec 1945. (BIRLS)


His first marriage was to Bertha Greengrass, whom he divorced on 21 December 1982. (Wisc. Div. Rec.)

He had a second family with Mary L. Whitebeaver. They had at least one child, Toyvie Leyden “Oopie” Blackdeer in 1960. (Obit, Find a Grave)


17 Nov 1941 — Irv and Bertha resided at 2024 South 20th St., La Cross, Wisconsin.


He passed away on 16 July 1988. (Soc. Sec.)


  • 1921 Indian census; Roll: M595_168; Page: 4; Line: 13; Agency: Grand Rapids. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1927 Indian census; Roll: M595_570; Page: 4; Line: 16; Agency: Tomah. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1930 Federal Census for Levis, Clark, Wisconsin; Page: 6A; District: 0021, LEVIS TOWN; FHL microfilm: 2342298. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
  • 1940 Federal Census for Levis, Clark, Wisconsin; Roll: m-t0627-04465; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 10-21; Description: LEVIS TOWN. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.
  • U.S., World War II Draft Cards of Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
  • Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Wisconsin Divorce Index, 1965-1984. Madison, WI, USA: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. #015513, in Jackson County, Wisconsin.
  • Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007. Social Security #391140513, Irvin Blackdeer.
  • Obit (of Toyvie Blackdeer) — Winnebago Indian News, Saturday, November 24, 2012; Pg. 3.
  • Find a Grave, database and images (accessed 14 November 2020), memorial page for Toyvie Leyden “Oopie” Blackdeer (1960–2 Nov 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 170259658, citing Winnebago Cemetery, Winnebago, Thurston County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by kmapp (contributor 46799577).
This profile was created by Richard L Dieterle on 7 Oct 2019.

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