Kurt  Vonnegut Jr.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922 - 2007)

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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Categories: Indianapolis, Indiana | Famous Authors of the 20th Century | This Day In History November 11 | This Day In History April 11 | Authors | Purple Heart | Wounded in Action, United States of America, World War II | Battle of the Bulge | 106th Infantry Division, United States Army, World War II | Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, Indiana | Prisoners of War, United States of America, World War II | Notables.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was a Prisoner of War during World War II.


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Biography

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Kurt Vonnegut Sr. and Edith (Lieber) Vonnegut. Vonnegut has a brother, Bernard and a sister, Alice.

Vonnegut attended Shortridge High School. After graduating he went to Cornell University.

After enlisting in the Army Vonnegut was transferred to the Carnegie Institute of Technology and later the University of Tennessee.

During World War II he was part of the 423rd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division. He was captured during the Battle of the Bulge. He was imprisoned in Dresden and witnessed the firebombing of Dresden in February 1945. The aftermath of this attack was the inspiration for several of his novels, most notable Slaughterhouse-Five.

After his liberation by Red Army soldiers in May 1945 Vonnegut returned to the U.S. and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Census Records

1930 Federal Census (Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States):

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Kurt Vonnegut Head M 45 Indiana
Edith S Vonnegut Wife F 41 Indiana
Bernard Vonnegut Son M 15 Indiana
Alice A Vonnegut Daughter F 12 Indiana
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Son M 7 Indiana
Carrie Hatterbaugh Servant F 51 Indiana[1]

1940 Federal Census (Ward 20, Indianapolis, Washington Township, Marion, Indiana, United States):

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Curt Vonnegut Head M 55 Indiana
Edith Vonnegut Wife F 51 Indiana
Alice Vonnegut Daughter F 22 Indiana
Curt Vonnegut Son M 17 Indiana[2]

Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4YD-3KK : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Kurt Vonnegut Jr. in household of Kurt Vonnegut, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0343, sheet 5B, family 88, NARA microfilm publication T626, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 2340344.
  2. "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V11L-76P : accessed 18 April 2015), Curt Vonnegut in household of Curt Vonnegut, Ward 20, Indianapolis, Washington Township, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 96-349, sheet 3A, family 48, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 1131.

Birth

Military

"United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8LV-TX1 : accessed 18 April 2015), Kurt Jr Vonnegut, enlisted 05 Nov 1942, Ithaca, New York, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

Death

"United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VMWH-KZ6 : accessed 12 Nov 2014), KURT VONNEGUT, 11 Apr 2007; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

See Also

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. at Wikipedia



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