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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: 30 Sep 2012 6:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: DEFFKE
I am also looking for information on my DEFFKE family line. Here is my ancestrial line on DEFFKE.
Louis Deffke
b. 2 Nov. 1824 in Prussia
d. 9 January 1911 in Iowa
Spouse:
Darothy Hauke
b. 30 July 1842
d. 24 Mar. 1927
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 Centrallia, 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. (Nickname Mate)
They had a large farm of 480 acres. Moved to Duncombe, Iowa 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 1861-1935
2. George Washington Deffke 1863-1924
3. August Henry Deffke 1865-?
4. Emma Deffke 1867-1914
5. Minnie Sophia Deffke 1869-1943
6. Lewis “Lute” Deffke 1872-1938
7. Mary Clara Deffke (Mate) 1876


1. Charles Franklin Deffke
Born: 3 Sep 1861 in Centrailia, Iowa
Died: 18 Mar 1935
Spouse: Abigail "Abbie" Rienks
Born: May 1860 in Iowa
Died: 2 Apr 1933 in Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States
Father: Bienze Kornelis Rienks
Mother: Metje Sapes vanderPloeg
Children:
1. Frank Leslie Deffke 1886-1968
2. Author Charles Deffke 1888-
3. Ida B. Deffke 1890-1959

2. George Washington Deffke
Born: 28 Nov 1863in Centralia, Iowa, USA
Died: 11 Apr. 1924
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
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 was a good student in school. Had a good memory and was good in mathematics, history and spelling. He often entered spelling contests. On Mar. 8th, 1888, he was united 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:
1. Guy Clifford Deffke 1890-1968
2. Glenn Harold Deffke 1893-1965
3. Mildred Grace Deffke 1901-1986


3.August Henry Deffke
Born: 16 May 1865 in Iowa
August Henry Deffke was quite fond of the farm and stock. In 1881 he also went to Greeley Co., Colorado to be with the older brothers. On Feb. 10th 1891 he was married to his childhood sweetheart, Ida Platte of Missouri. They farmed nearby Greeley, Colorado, the bought a sheep ranch near Brush.
They adopted a baby girl Elsie, who is now Clarence Holderman of Washington State.

4. Emma Deffke
Born: 6 Jan. 1867 inCentrailia, Iowa
Died: 9 June 1914
Spouse: Frank L. Clifton

5. Minnie Sophia Deffke
Born: 11 Dec. 1869 inCentrailia, Iowa
Died: 2 Mar. 1943
Spouse: Elmer Romley
Born:

6. Lewis “Lute” Deffke
Born: 20 Jun 1872 in Iowa
Died: 23 Apr 1938in Canada
Spouse:

7. Mary Clara Deffke (Mate nickname my great grandmother)
Born: 16 Mar 1876 in Iowa
Died:
Spouse: William Duffy (my great grandfather)
Born: 22 Feb 1871inIowa
Died: 1953 in Williams, Hamilton, IA
Children:
Alice Duffy
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Laura Fernandez 20 Oct 1999 12:00PM GMT 
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