John Frederick Daneke was born 15 April 1877 in Portland, Oregon to Michael Daneke and Adelheid Doegeloh Sengstake Daneke. John died 24 Aug 1930 in Portland at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was living in Berkely, California at the time. His siblings were Julius Daneke, Anna Daneke and Hannah Daneke. His half brother was Cord Sengstake.