|Birth: ||Feb. 20, 1830|
|Death: ||Mar. 27, 1901|
The volunteer who looked where records show Hans and wife to be buried at the Walcott Cemetery could find no markers.
He provided a photo of the lots and a marker for 6 month old Hinrich Denker next to them. We did not know, in June of 2011, if they were buried there with no marker, or if they were buried elsewhere. In 2013, a kind volunteer was able to find their tall marker, difficult to read because it is now over 110 years old and has seen much weather. See his posted photo here. A large funeral was reported in Walcott, see the news article below. Cemetery records show several plots. (Note by Great-Grandson, Fay Ernest Schlotfeldt)
HANS ASMUS DENKER Sr. and his wife ABEL followed two of their sons, (Hans Asmus Jr. and Claus) from Keil to Scott county on 9 October 1886 via the ship Wieland out of Hamburg. Hans Sr.& Abel were accompanied by 15year old daughter, Emma.
As of 2011, the family has found the ship's passenger list (see photo), but we have not found his birth record in Kiel area Parish archives and some Schlotfeldt family members who live there have looked. Future family searchers may want to try to find that. As a result, the "Kiel" birthplace is an assumption but is consistent with family notes.
Obituary from Davenport Newspaper, D'port library archive:
"THE DENKER FUNERAL" The funeral of Hans Denker, Sr., at Walcott Sunday was attended by hundreds of old freinds of the deceased who gathered from all over that part of the county to pay their last tribute to him."
Hans and wife, Abel, had 7 children, all born in Germany but died in the United States.
ADOLPH Born about 1855, Died in Texas
CHRISTIAN, Born about 1855, Died in South Dakota
HANS ASMUS Jr. Born 1856 Died Davenport 1935
BERTHA (ROEHS), Born Abt 1857, Died Lake Park, Minn
CLAUS H., Born Dec. 1858, Died Dec. 1940, Bur. Fairmont Cemetery,D'port
EMMA (WIESE), Born Abt. 1871, Died,Abt 1910,Lake Park,MN
Evalina Dittmer Denker (1827 - 1903)*
Hans A Denker (1856 - 1934)*
Claus Denker (1858 - 1940)*
Bertha H. Roehs (1864 - 1957)*
Created by: Mr. Fay Schlotfeldt
Record added: May 21, 2011
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