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Minnie W. (Johnson) Volker

Born - November 28,1868

Murray, Iowa

Married - February 5, 1890

Died -  December 1, 1949


Minnie (Johnson) Volker




Mrs. Minnie Volker

Heard Final Call


Minnie Elizabeth Volker, daughter of the late Eilert and Elizabeth Coleman Johnson, was born November 28, 1869 at Murray, Iowa. She came from a family of eight children, all of whom preceded her in death.

February 5, 1890, she was united in marriage to Henry W. Volker, of Humboldt, and to this union one son, Orvin was born.

In 1904, the deceased returned to Murray, Iowa, where she resided until only eight days prior to her passing, when she went to Table Rock to spend the winter with her son and family. Mrs. Volker died Thursday, December 1, at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. John Kalous, of near Humboldt, at the age of 80 years, and three days. She had been in fairly good health until the time of her passing.

She is survived by her son, Orvin, of Table Rock; five grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, many other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 5, at 1:30 o'clock at the Long Branch church with Rev. H. Bents officiating.

The pallbearers were: Bill Kracke, Fred Gobber, Fred Plager, Elmer Hitzmann, Walter Knipplemeyer and Wilbur Goos. Those in charge of the flowers were: Neva Volker and Virginia Kalous. Interment was in Long Branch church cemetery.

The Nemaha County Herald

Thursday - December 22, 1949




Husband - Henry W. Volker

Born - September 2, 1866

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died -  November 12, 1937

Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Father - Christian Friedrich Volker

Born - November 20, 1815
Doelitz, Pommern, Prussia

Died -  May 25,1886 - Nebraska

Mother - Anna (Zabel) Volker

Born - December - Germany



Death Summons

Henry W. Volker


Native of Nemaha County;

Former Johnson Resident


Henry Wilhelm Volker, youngest son of Christian Volker and wife Anna nee Zabel, was born September 2, 1865, at the home of his parents, ten miles northwest of Humboldt Nemaha county, Nebraska.

He was baptized October 27, 1866, receiving his religious training at the St. John's Lutheran church and was confirmed by the Rev. J. H. Dirks on April 10, 1881. He spent his youth with his parents, later becoming a member of the St. James congregation of which he remained a faithful member up to the time of his death. The deceased spent his entire life at the place of his birth, with the exception of a few years which he spent in Johnson in business with his father. About two years ago his health began to fail and gradually grew worse in spite of all medical aid. The past seven weeks he was confined to his bed and passed away Friday, November 12 at one o'clock in the morning at his home. He reached the age of 71 years, 2 months and 10 days.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife; two sons, Orvin and Wife Emma, nee Gobber, Herbert and wife, Louise, nee Boeck; and one daughter, Viola and husband, Albert Plager; eleven grandchildren, one sister, Paulina, Mrs. John Burrow of Elk Creek; four sisters in law; and a host of relatives and friends. One son Freddie preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 15, at St. James Lutheran church, Long Branch, conducted by Rev. H. Brokering. Interment was made in the St. James cemetery.

The Johnson News

Thursday - November 18, 1937


Son - Orvin Volker

Born - July 9,1893 - Nebraska

Married -  May 16, 1919

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - June 16.1978

Wife - Emma A. (Gobber) Volker

Born - July 9, 1878

Father - Dick Gobber

Mother - Minnie (Kappelmann) Gobber


Henry W. &  Mary Elizabeth (Wanrow) Volker Children

Daughter - Viola Fern (Volker) Plager

Born - May 7, 1906

Husband - Albert Plager


Son - Herbert Frank Volker

Born  October 21. 1908

Wife - Louise (Boeck) Volker


Son - Fred "Freddie" Volker

Born - December 25, 1914

Died - July 15 1930


Brother - Gehart Johnson

Born -1858 - Iowa


Sister - Ann Johnson

Born -1860 - Iowa


Sister - Mary (Johnson) Volker

Born - October 1862- Iowa


Sister - Ella (Johnson) Kiel

Born - October 1,1864

Murray, Clarke County, Iowa

Husband - John Henry Ferdinand Kiel

Born - January 1857- Germany


Brother - Henry George  Johnson

Born -1866 - Iowa


Brother - Thomas Johnson

Born - November1871 - Iowa

Married -1897

Wife - Maggie Johnson

Born -July 1872 - Iowa



Father - Eilert Johnson

Mother -  Elizabeth (Coleman) Johnson




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