Person:Bernard Cigrand (1)

Dr. Bernard John Cigrand
d.16 May 1932
m. 15 Apr 1856
  1. Mary Annie Cigrand1857 - 1951
  2. Anthony Cigrand1858 - 1859
  3. Anna Cigrand1860 -
  4. Peter John Cigrand1861 - 1948
  5. Maria Elizabeth Cigrand1864 -
  6. Katherine Marie Cigrand1865 - 1928
  7. Dr. Bernard John Cigrand1866 - 1932
  8. John Franklin Cigrand1878 - 1879
m. 01 Aug 1889
  1. Bernard Hawthorne Cigrand1890 - 1925
  2. Joyce Alice Cigrand1892 - 1926
  3. Elroy Franklin Cigrand1895 - 1954
  4. Elaine Blanche Cigrand1901 - 1976
  5. Virginia E Cigrand1902 - 1933
  6. Clyde Emerson Cigrand1902 - 1935
Facts and Events
Name Dr. Bernard John Cigrand
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][5] 1 Oct 1866 Waubeka, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, United StatesWaubeka is in township of Fredonia
Census[4] 1870 Fredonia, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Census[3] 1880 Fredonia, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Occupation[9] 1885 Wisconsin, United Statesschoolteacher
Occupation[10] Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United Statesdentist, professor of dentistry at Northwestern University
Other? Q13629372?
Marriage 01 Aug 1889 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United Statesto Allie Needham Crispe
Census 1900 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United StatesWard 15
with Allie Needham Crispe
Citizenship[2] 31 May 1900 Cook, Illinois, United Statesreceived passport
Census 1910 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United StatesWard 28
with Allie Needham Crispe
Census 1920 Batavia, Kane, Illinois, United Stateswith Allie Needham Crispe
Census 1930 Batavia, Kane, Illinois, United Stateswith Allie Needham Crispe
Death[1][7][6] 16 May 1932
Burial[6] Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United StatesRiverside Cemetery


source: Wikipedia

In addition to his other interests it seems that Bernard was a genealogist. In 1901 he published 'History of the Crispe Family' dedicated to his wife Allie Needham Crispe.

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    source: Wikipedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 United States. Passport applications, 1795-1925. (Washington, D.C. : National Archives), Image 618 of 850, FamilySearch, accessed 5 Jun 2017.

    No. 25921, Issued 31 May 1900, Cook County, Illinois
    B. J. Cigrand
    and wife Allie (nee) Crispe, b. Plainwell, MI, 1 Aug 1871
    b. Fredonia, W, 1 Oct 1866
    father is naturalized citizen of United States
    resident of Chicago, IL
    occupation dentist
    Oath of Allegience sworn 29 May 1900
    Description: age 33, 5 feet 7.5 inches tall, brown hair, light brown eyes, fair complexion, full face, high forehead, straight nose, medium mouth, round chin

    Source: FHL Film No. 001513965

  3. United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    Year: 1880; Census Place: Fredonia, Ozaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: 1441; Family History Film: 1255441; Page: 376A; Enumeration District: 148

  4. United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publications M593 and T132).

    Year: 1870; Census Place: Fredonia, Ozaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: M593_1731; Page: 70B; Image: 5469; Family History Library Film: 553230

  5. Cigrand, B. J. History of the Crispe family. (Chicago, IL: Published by the author, 1901).
  6. 6.0 6.1 B.J. Cigrand, in Illinois, United States. Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.

    Name: B.J. Cigrand
    Birth Date: 1 Oct 1866
    Birth Place: Freedonnia, Wisconsin
    Death Date: 16 May 1932
    Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
    Burial Date: 19 May 1932
    Burial Place: Aurora, Kane, Ill.
    Cemetery Name: Riverside
    Death Age: 65
    Occupation: Dentist
    Race: White
    Marital Status: M
    Gender: Male
    Residence: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
    Father Name: Nicholas Cigrand
    Father Birth Place: Burgenster, Luxemberg
    Mother Name: Sussie Schmidt
    Mother Birth Place: Menster, Luxemberg
    Spouse Name: Alice
    FHL Film Number: 1893252
    Source Information Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
    Original data:
    "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records.

  7. Cook, Illinois. Cook, Illinois, Deaths Index, 1908-1988.

    Name: B J Cigrand
    Death Date: 16 May 1932
    Death Location: Cook County, IL
    File Number: 6013907
    Archive Collection Name: Cook County Genealogy Records (Deaths)
    Archive repository location: Chicago, IL
    Archive repository name: Cook County Clerk
    Source Information Cook County, Illinois Death Index, 1908-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008.
    Original data: Cook County Clerk. Cook County Clerk Genealogy Records. Cook County Clerk’s Office, Chicago, IL: Cook County Clerk, 2008.

  8.   Find A Grave.
  9. Code of Federal Regulations. U.S. General Services Administration, National Archives and Records Service, Office of the Federal Register., 6 Jun 2001.

    Proclamation 7447 of June 6, 2001
    Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2001
    By the President of the United States of America
    A Proclamation
    On June 14, 2001, Americans will observe the 224th birthday of the flag of the United States of America. This special day provides a time for our Nation to reflect on our flag's rich history and its meaning to Americans and people around the world.
    The Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of our young republic on June 14, 1777. Describing the new flag, the Congress wrote, “White signifies Purity and Innocence; Red, Hardiness and Valor; Blue signifies Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.” Over time, the flag's design evolved to keep pace with our Nation's development and growth, but its meaning as a symbol of democracy and freedom has remained constant.
    Flag Day was first celebrated throughout the country in 1877 to mark the centennial of the birth of our national symbol. As so often happens in our communities, a caring teacher encouraging students to develop a love for learning sparked renewed interest in the flag. Wisconsin schoolteacher B.J. Cigrand arranged for his pupils in 1885 to observe the 108th anniversary of the flag's official adoption.
    In magazine and newspaper articles and public addresses in the following years, Cigrand promoted an official national celebration of June 14 as “Flag Birthday” or “Flag Day.” Groups in Pennsylvania, New York, and Illinois took up the cause. After three decades of State and local celebrations, President Woodrow Wilson officially established Flag Day by proclamation in 1916.
    During the darkest hours of World War II, Americans looked to the purity, hardiness, valor, vigilance, perseverance, and justice represented by the flag as ideals worthy of the ultimate sacrifice in order to defeat tyranny. In celebration of the flag's powerful meaning to Americans and its place in our culture and history, Flag Day became a national observance by Act of Congress in 1949 and was signed into law by President Harry Truman.
    To commemorate the adoption of our flag, the Congress, by joint resolution approved August 3, 1949 (63 Stat. 492), designated June 14 of each year as “Flag Day” and requested the President to issue an annual proclamation calling for a national observance and for the display of the flag of the United States on all Federal Government buildings. In a second joint resolution approved June 9, 1966 (80 Stat. 194), the Congress requested the President to also issue annually a proclamation designating the week during which June 14 falls as “National Flag Week” and called upon all citizens of the United States to display the flag during that week.
    NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 14, 2001, as Flag Day and the week beginning June 10, 2001, as National Flag Week. I direct the appropriate officials to display the flag of the United States on all Federal
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    Government buildings during the week. I also call upon the people of the United States to observe with pride and all due ceremony those days from Flag Day through Independence Day, also set aside by the Congress (89 Stat. 211), as a time to honor America, to celebrate our heritage in public gatherings and activities, and to recite publicly the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.
    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-fifth.

  10. Wisconsin Session Laws, p. 269, 1945.

    Approved 17 May 1945
    Published 21 May 1945
    Number 444 A
    Chapter 164
    An act to provide for the erection of a flag pole and plaque honoring Bernard J. Cigrand, co-founder of national flag day, and making an appropriation.

  11.   The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge, Volume 11 r Encyclopedia Americana Corporation, 1919, volume 11, page 309, 1919.

    FLAG DAY. The 100th anniversary of the birth of the American flag was on 14 June 1877, the Continental Congress having adopted the stars and stripes on 14 June 1777, and the government at Washington requested that all public buildings float the flag in honor of the day. A like respect was shown for the natal day of the flag in New York, where all government and municipal buildings hoisted the colors; Boston, too, observed the day' by exercises and display of American flags; Philadelphia was equally eager to show reverence and at Independence Hall a program was given as also at the old home of Betsey Ross, where the first American flag was constructed. At the celebration in South Church, Boston, the centre of attraction was the original Fort McHenry flag which inspired Francis Scott Key to write the 'Star Spangled Banner.' The earliest effort to make the day into an annual and national holiday was when Dr. B. J. Cigrand wrote in the June issue of the Chicago Argus an article entitled, "The Fourteenth of June," in which he advocated a national holiday for every month of the year; while teaching school at Fredonia, Wis. in 1886, he directed attention to the memorable event and the pupils wrote essays on the theme, he having furnished the item from the Youths' Companion of 1883. In many magazine and newspaper articles he advocated recognition of this memorable day in the history of the American flag — calling it "Flag-Birth-Day," notably The Home, School and Nation (Vol. Ill, No. I, 1891); The Student (Vol. II, No. 7, page 396); 'Heraldic History of United States Flag' (Vol. II, 1st ed., 1889) ; Our Country, June 1889. In an address to the Sons of America, June 1888, he emphasized the good that would come from such a flag holiday, which resulted in the Sons organizing a corporation and publishing monthly a magazine, The American Standard, to inculcate reverence for American emblems, and he was its editor-in-chief. The outgrowth of this patriotic work was that his efforts along these lines brought much encouragement.
    A similar flag respect was shown by George Balch, teacher in a free kindergarten of New York city, where he, on 14 June 1889, observed the natal day of the U. S. flag. The Betsey Ross home at Philadelphia, on 14 June 1890, likewise, celebrated the day; the New York Society, Sons of the Revolution, celebrated 14 June (to commemorate 14 June 1777) in 1891 and have ever since observed the day, by erecting a monument on some spot of historic
    interest. Col. George A. Cantine of Newburg, N. Y., a veteran of the Civil War, conducted a patriotic flag celebration 14 June 1891, and in 1893 Le Roy Van Horn, of Chicago, a veteran of the Civil War, conducted with the aid of G. A. R. men a flag drill and exercise at Douglas Park, Chicago, on the third Saturday of June, and in 1893 Le Roy Van Horn and Dr. B. J. Cigrand were brought together and the latter issued a newspaper call reading "All persons who desire to commemorate the birthday of the American flag, adopted 14 June 1777, are invited to meet at 8 P.m. in the assembly hall of the Grand Pacific Hotel." This was in 1894 and was the origin of the Illinois Corporation known as The American Flag-Day Association, whose purpose was to celebrate the third Saturday in June and to conduct the exercises in the interest of public school children. The officers were Gen. Theodore F. Brown, president; Dr. B. J. Cigrand, secretary; Blanch E. Reynolds, vice-president (authoress of the "Living Flag" in which people formed the stripes and stars at the World's Fair 1893); Capt. E. R. Lewis, treasurer; LeRoy Van Horn, musical director. Annually this organization held celebrations in the five large parks of Chicago, but always on the third Saturday of June; but in 1896 when Dr. B. J. Cigrand became the State president, he directed that the actual date, 14 June, be observed and on that date celebrated the day at Humboldt Park, Chicago. Because of the great success of the actual date celebration a national organization was effected of which Dr. Cigrand became the president and the directing spirit; and to this National Society, 36 governors, scores of mayors and five Presidents of the United States have sent delegates and approving credentials that "Flag Day" be observed on the actual date (not third Saturday of June) in all States of the Union. This National Flag Day Society, aside from having established the actual day (14 June), labors in the interest of the entire population — all classes are invited
    — the pupils of the parochial, private and public schools, academies, colleges, universities, clubs and industrial institutions to join annually and participate in Flag Day; and by this liberal policy exemplify the broad and tolerant spirit of the Flag itself, so well expressed by President Wilson at the Flag Day celebration at Washington, D. C, 14 June 1914:
    "This flag for the future is meant to stand for the just use of undisputed national power. No nation is ever going to doubt our power to assert its rights, and we should lay it to heart that no nation shall ever henceforth doubt our purpose to put it to the highest uses to which a great emblem of justice and government can be put.
    "It is henceforth to stand for self-possession, for dignity, for the assertion of the right of one nation to serve the other nations of the world
    — an emblem that will not condescend to be used for purposes of aggression and self-aggrandizement; that is too great to be debased by selfishness; that has vindicated its right to be honored by all nations of the world and feared by none who do righteousness."
    On 14 June 1916 President Wilson issued the "Flag Day" proclamation calling for a nation-wide Flag Day observance on 14 June.