Andreas Volkert

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Andreas Andrew Volkert
Born September 15, 1856(1856-09-15)[1]
Althausen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany[2]
Died June 9, 1910 (aged 53)[3]
Resting place Cushing, Woodbury, Iowa[4]
Spouse Christina Groh (m. 1881) «Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter.»"Marriage: Christina Groh to Andreas Volkert" Location: (linkback:http://jimlindstrom.com/mediawiki/index.php/Andreas_Volkert) in Paw Paw, IL
Parents Johannes Volkert
Katharina Margarethe Volk[5]
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[edit] Immigration

One account of Andreas's immigration[6] says:

Due to the death of his father when he was very young he was compelled to make his way in the world as soon as he completed his schooling. He worked near Neckaran on the banks of the Rhine. He also work as a mason. He emigrated to America in 1879 and settled at PawPaw, Illinois with his sister, Rosina & her family.


Passenger lists (See "Historical Records" section, below) from both Hamburg and New York confirm the 1879 date.

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Andreas volkert family 1907.jpeg

[edit] Timeline

1856 Andreas was born, in Althausen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
1879 Emigrated to US, settling in Paw Paw Illinois, with sister Rosina and her family.[7]
1880 According to the 1880 Census, Andrea was in Wyoming, Lee, Illinois, working on farm for George Pope family - indexed as "Andrus".[8]
1881 Andreas and Christina Groh were married in Paw Paw, Illinois[9]
1882 - 1894 Andreas and Christina had eight children in Paw Paw[10]
c. 1894-1898 Andreas and Christina moved to Ida, Iowa[11]
1898 - 1900 Andreas and Christina's ninth and tenth children were born, in Ida, Iowa[12]
1910 Andreas died in Douglas Township, Ida County, IA[13]
1935 Christina died in Holstein, IA[14]

[edit] Historical Records

  • On 23 July, 1879, Andreas (age 23), left Althausen, Württemberg (Baden-Württemberg), departed via Hamburg aboard the Gellert[15]
  • He arrived in New York on 6 Aug, 1879[16]
  • 1900; Census Place: Douglas, Ida, Iowa; Roll: T623 437; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 44.
    • Volkert, Andrew Sept 1856 Germany
    • Christina Mar 1864 Germany
    • George Mar 1883 IL
    • Christina Jan 1885 IL
    • Phillip Apr 1886 IL
    • John Oct 1887 IL
    • Jacob Aug 1891 IL
    • Henry Sept 1894 IL
    • Lizzie Feb 1898 IL
  • 1910 census Iowa, Ida County, Douglas Township
    • 71 Volkert, Andrew Head M W 54 M 30 Germany Germany Germany English General Farm Worker
    • Christina Wife F W 46 M M 30 8 8 Germany Germany Germany English
    • John Son M W 22 S IL Germany Germany English Farm Laborer General Farm Worker
    • Jacob Son M W 18 S IL German Germany English Farm Laborer General Farm Worker
    • Henry Son M W 15 S IL German Germany English Farm Laborer General Farm Worker
    • Elizabeth Daughter F 12 S Iowa German Germany English
    • Andrew Son M W 9 S Iowa German Germany English

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