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Immigration of a Deffke in mid 19th Century

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Re: Immigration of a Deffke in mid 19th Century

Posted: 3 Apr 2010 11:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: DEFFKE
Laura
I have DEFFKE's in my family line. Here is the family line that I am working on:
Louis and Dorthea Deffke’s Decendency

Louis Deffke
Born: 2 Nov 1824 in Germany
Died: 7 Jan. 1911
Emigrated: 1850
Married. 9th Oct. 1860
Marriage: 9 Oct. 1860 in
Spouse: Darothy Hauke
Born: 30 Jul 1842 in Hanover
Died: 24 Mar. 1927 in
Emigrated: 1849
Story:
Grandpa Deffke was born in Germany Nov. 2nd, 1824. He was married to Dorthea Henke of Dubuque Oct. 9th, 1860. She was born in Germany July 3oth, 1842. Came to the U.S when eight years old, and lived in Dubuque.
After their marriage they lived in a small village in Centralia, Iowa, where Louis was a wagon maker by trade.
Five children were born there; Charles, George, August, Emma, and Minnie.
They moved to Fremont Township, Hamilton Co., in 1871.
Louis L. Deffke was born June 20th, 1872.
Mary Clara was born Mar. 16th, 1876.
They had a large farm of 480 acres. Moved to Duncombe Mar. 1st 1897. Grandpa died there Jan. 7th, 1911.
In April 1911, Grandma moved to Greeley, Colorado to join the five oldest. Minnie Romley kept house for her till Mar 24th 1926-when grandma passed away. The body was brought back to Webster City for burial on Mar. 29th, 1926

Children:
1. Charles Franklin Deffke
Born: 3 Sep 1861 in Centrailia, Iowa
Died: 18 Mar 1935
Married: 11 Nov. 1885 in Greeley, Weld, Colorado
Spouse: Abigail "Abbie" Rienks
Born: May 1860
Died: 2 Apr 1933 in Greeley, Weld, Colorado
Father: Bienze Kornelis Rienks
Mother: Metje Sapes vanderPloeg

2. George Washington Deffke
Born: 28 Nov 1863 in Centralia, Iowa
Died: 11 Apr. 1924
Married: 8 March 1888 in Greeley, Weld, Colorado
Spouse: Martha Rienks
Born: 25 Jun 1863 in Dubuque, Iowa
Died: 8 Sep 1953 in San Diego, California
Father: Bienze Kornelis Rienks
Mother: Metje Sapes vanderPloeg
Story:
George Washington Deffke was born at Centralia, Iowa on Nov. 28th, 1863. He farmed in Fremont Township with his parents till Feb 22, he went to Greeley Colorado. George ws a good student in school. Had a good memory and ws good in mathematics, history and spelling.
He often entered spelling contests.
On Mar. 8th, 1888, he ws untited in marriage to Martha Rienkes of Greeley. She had taught school in Hamilton Co. Fremont Township, Iowa for several years before going to Colorado. They farmed many years, then moved to California for his health.
They came back to Colorado and located in Eaten Colorado, where he was in the produce business for several years.
After his health failed his son Greg took over the business and still manages with the help of his son.
Three children were born to this couple:
Greg of Eaton, Colorado
Glenn of Montgomery Alabama
Mildred Houston of San Diego, California
Glenn graduated from Ames, Iowa in June 1917. He had won eleven medals for football.
Children of George Washington and Martha Deffke:
· Guy Clifford Deffke
1890 – 1968
·
· Glenn Harold Deffke
1893 – 1965


· Mildred Grace Deffke
1901 – 1986
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· Mildred Grace Deffke
1901 – 1986

Charles Franklin DEFFKE
b: 3 Sep 1861 in Centrailia, Iowa
d: 18 Mar 1935
m; 9 Oct. 1860
Father: Louis DEFFKE
Mother: Dorothy HAUKE
Spouse: Abigail "Abby" RIENKS
b: May 1860 in Iowa
d: 2 Apr 1933 in Greeley, Weld, Colorado
Father; Bienze Kornelis RIENKS
Mother; Metje Sapes VANDERPLOEG

Children of Charles Frankline DEFFKE and Abigail RIENKS
1. Frank Leslie DEFFKE
b: 29 Dec 1886 in Weld, Colorado, United States
d: Apr 1968 in Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States
m:
Spouse; Doris CLEGHORN
b: 24 Apr 1903 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
d; Jan 1981 in Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States of America
Father: Lewis Edwin CLEGHORN
Mother; Emma Alice SEGUIN

2. Arthur Charles DEFFKE
b; 18 May 1888 in Weld, Colorado, United States
d;
m:
Spouse; Elsie S. BAKER
b; 14 Sep 1894 in New York
d; Sep 1985 in Bellvue, Larimer, Colorado, United States of America

3. Ida B. DEFFKE
b: Feb 1890 in Weld, Colorado, United States
d; 16 Jul 1959

George Washington Deffke
· Parents & Siblings
o
o Louis Deffke (1824-1911)

o
o Darothy Hauke (1842-1927)

· Sibblings
o
o Charles Franklin Deffke (1861-1935)

o
o August Henry Deffke (1865-)

o
o Emma Deffke (1867-1914)

o
o Minnie Sophia Deffke (1869-1943)

o
o Lewis "Lute" Deffke (1872-1938)

o
o Mary Clara Deffke (1876-)

· Spouse: Spouse & Children
o
o Martha Rienks (1863-1953)

o
o Guy Clifford Deffke (1890-1968)

o
o Glenn Harold Deffke (1893-1965)

o
o Mildred Grace Deffke (1901-1986)

o
o Mildred Grace Deffke (1901-1986)

Was just wondering if we may have a connection.
Gwen
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