|Birth: ||Mar. 1, 1876|
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 1960|
August Frank Barkmeier was born in Westendorf, Germany on March 1, 1876. He was the son of Frederick John and Mary Catharine (Tepe) Barkmeier. He immigrated to America in 1889 and settled near Exeter, Nebraska, with his parents, six brothers, Frank Ferdinand Barkmeier, Henry Mathias Barkmeier, George Henry Barkmeier, John Ferdinand Barkmeier, William Frederick Barkmeier and Frederick August Barkmeier, and a sister, Anna Marie (Barkmeier) Ekeler. The family also raised Victoria Geyger who came to Exeter on an orphan train from New York City on September 4, 1901. She later became a nun, Sister Mary Raphael Geyger.
Anna Barbara (Menke) Barkmeier, daughter of Louis Menke and Anna M. (Becker) Menke, was born March 27, 1881. Anna's parents had eleven children and two of these children died as infants (Louis Menke and William Menke). Her other brothers were - John Menke, Henry Menke and William Menke; and her sisters were - Fredericka "Rica" (Menke) Dumpert, Mary (Menke) Jansan, Maria "Minnie" (Menke) Hammond, Sophia (Menke) Matthews, and Helena "Lena" (Menke) Matthews.
August and Anna were married April 15, 1902 and to this union eight children were born: Louis Frederick Barkmeier, Ella Mary (Barkmeier) Morgan, Rose Fredericka (Barkmeier) Alldritt Lilly, Helena "Lea" Cecelia Barkmeier, Walter Henry Barkmeier, Vincent August Barkmeier, Raymond John Barkmeier and Lillian Anna Barkmeier. They farmed near Exeter, Nebraska and later in life moved into Exeter.
August died in Friend, Nebraska on September 22, 1960. Anna died in Friend, Nebraska on March 8, 1962. Interment was in the Exeter Cemetery.
Anna Barbara Menke Barkmeier (1881 - 1962)
Helena Cecelia "Lea" Barkmeier (1909 - 2002)*
Lillian Anna Barkmeier (1921 - 1984)*
Created by: Tracy Turner
Record added: Apr 06, 2009
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