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 Johannes Nicholaus “John” Gunkle

Johannes Nicholaus “John” Gunkle

Birth
Hessen, Germany
Death 10 Apr 1884 (aged 62)
Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA
Burial Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 100017725 · View Source
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The following is taken from a Gazette story written by Miss Laura FRENCH in Feb. 10, 1933, entitled "An Old Burial Ground"."High a the bluff south of the Cottonwood river, half a mile east of the Rocky Ford bridge, lies the almost forgotten dust of Mrs. Margaret GUNKEL , who died in the late 1860's, whose descendants in Lyon County extend to the sixth generation, and number probably, several hundred. Her burial is thought to be the last in this place. The little abandoned burying ground, on land which at the times it was started belonged to Mrs. GUNKEL 's son Henry GUNKEL , who died in 1860, now is part of a pasture belonging to Mrs. Anna GAMBLE , 1225 Neosho. It was known as the GUNKEL burying ground.The stones are badly fallen, many initials several of them with the letter G remain. Besides Mrs. GUNKEL , 10 of the burials here were members of her family: Henry GUNKEL and his little daughter, Sarah; her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Vienna GUNKEL , with her three children; two BRENDAL grandchildren and two HARPER grandchildren. Besides these, Mrs. Louisa WILHITE recalls that the two wives of Louis COTTINGHAM were buried there, a child of the Jasper GOODWILLS , a LONEY child, a child of Mr. and Mrs. Levi FLOWLER , two children of Mr. and Mrs. Edward EDWARDS and a WINEMAN child.Three families of GUNKELS , John, Henry, and Nicholas, and the families of their sister and brother-in-law, Frederick and Mary BRENDEL , came to Emporia or Lyon County in 1856. The Branson HARPER family, another sister and brother-in-law, and their children, and Mrs. Margaret GUNKEL , came a few years later.Two elm trees have planted themselves about the center of the old burial plot, and stones lie in confusion all around, remains of the stone fences, no doubt, that once surrounded the graves. It is a sightly spot, overlooking the Cottonwood River Valley to the north, and wide stretches of prairie in other directions."
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John Gunkle
United States Census, 1880
birth:1825 Germany
residence:1880 Emporia,​ Lyon,​ Kansas,​ United States
spouse:Huldah Gunkle
children: Miles Gunkle, Jesse Gunkle
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name:Johannes Gunkel
gender:Male
birth:13 February 1822
Ober Ramstadt, Starkenburg, Hessen, Germany
death:10 April 1884 Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, USA
burial:Hunt-Fowler Cemetery, , Lyon, Kansas, USA
Parents father:Johann Adam Gunkel
mother:Ann Margareth Hofmann
Marriages (2)
spouse:Vienna Reeves Show children (1)
spouse:Hulda Overton/


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  • Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100017725
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johannes Nicholaus “John” Gunkle (13 Feb 1822–10 Apr 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100017725, citing Fowler Cemetery, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 (contributor 47081711) .