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John Anthony "Whoopee John" Wilfahrt
Birth: May 11, 1893
New Ulm
Brown County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1961
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA

Musician and Bandleader. "Whoopee John" remains famous today for his Polka Band. He was a regular performer on WCCO Radio in the Twin Cities, his band became popular all over the country. He continued to lead his band until his death in 1961. The Whoopee John Band is still in existance today. The band began in New Ulm in 1915, and later moved to St. Paul in the 1930s.  (bio by: David McGuire) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Bertha Gertrude Hillesheim Wilfahrt (1889 - 1968)*
 
 Children:
  Patrick John Wilfahrt (1917 - 1966)*
  Richard F Wilfahrt (1920 - 1998)*
  Dennis William Wilfahrt (1922 - 1998)*
  Genevieve Marie Wilfahrt Stejskal (1924 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
New Ulm Catholic Cemetery
New Ulm
Brown County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Near the cemetery chapel-Section K Lot 32
GPS (lat/lon): 44.33065, -94.48732
 
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Originally Created by: David McGuire
Record added: Jun 24, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7611836
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- Cindy
 Added: Jun. 15, 2016
My grandpa told me about the good old days of listening to you play on the old farmhouse radio until the battery was worn down. You made great music.rest in peace
- Matt
 Added: Jun. 11, 2016

- chris graziano
 Added: May. 11, 2016
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