Vornkahl was born April 18, 1831 in Hoheneggelson near Hanover,
Germany and died January 05, 1910 in Clark Co. Missouri. He married
Elizabeth Rikeberg in 1857 in Clark Co. Missouri. She was b. August
17, 1837 in Germany, and d. Feb. 24, 1914 in St. Joseph, Mo.
Vornkahl emigrated to the United States in 1852 and settled in Iowa
near West Point for 3 and 1/2 years before moving to Clark Co. Mo.
where he took up farming and aquired 310 acres of well improved
land. He remained a farmer alll his life. (history of Lewis, Clark,
Knox, and Scotland Counties, Missouri.) "Biographical appendix
for Clark Co." Page 975 copyright 1887 Goodspeed Publishing
his wife Elizabeth traveled back to Germany in the year 1900, aboard
the Steamer Venetia into Hamberg. Stayed with we think a cousin
Carl or (Karl) Vornkahl at Victoria St 32 Hildesheim, Provinz Hanover,
Germany. From there they went to his old home and birthplace of
Hoheneggelson and lived with a nephew Wilhelm Himstedt. They left
for the return trip aboard the Steamer Marie Theria from Bremerhaven.
This information provided in letters to my grandfather which i am
for Ernest Vornkahl
May 8, 1831
Ernest August Schulze
?, Lubrecht ?
January 8, 1910- Christy Cemetary, Acasto, Clark Co. Mo.
and member of German Evangelical Church.
settler Clark Co. Mo. Grant Township
of Ernest Vornkahl & Elizabeth Rikeberg are:
Vornkahl was born May 02, 1823. She married Halbspanner Heinrich
Himstedt Mar. 03, 1843 in Hoheneggelson, Germany. He was born January
of Sophie Vornkahl and Heinrich Himstedt are:
Heinrich Wilhelm Himstedt, b. Feb. 08, 1844, d. unknown
Herman Friedrich Wilhelm Himstedt, b. Oct. 22, 1846. D. unknown
Johanne Friederike Himstedt. b. Aug. 25, 1848. d. unknown.
Herman Vornkahl was born Sept. 08, 1861 in Clark Co. Mo.and d. Apr.
17, 1943 in Farmington, Iowa. He married Sadie Brewster Oct. 21,
1888 in Clark Co. Mo. daughter of George Brewster and Melinda Neff.
She was b. Feb. 27, 1868 in Clark Co. Mo. and d. Oct 20, 1946 in
on William Herman Vornkahl
over the farm owned by Ernest Vornkahl and farmed until retirement
in Greenglade Cemetary Farmington, Iowa.
on Sadie E. Brewster Vornkahl
Greenglade Cemetary Farmington, Iowa.
of William Vornkahl and Sadie Brewster are:
Vornkahl b. Feb 10, 1858 in Clark Co. Mo. d. Dec. 07, 1900 in Clark
Co. Mo. m. David Sullivan.
of Amelia Vornkahl and David Sullivan is:
Sullivan. dates unknown.
said by older members of the family that William Herman Vornkahl
and Fred Vornkahl son of Henry Vornkahl who lived near Donnelson,
Iowa and ancestor to Roy Johnson, were 1st cousins. This means that
Ernest Vornkahl my Great Grandfather and Henry Vornkahl Roys Great-Great-Grandfather
woould have to be brothers. As yet we have not been able to find
the link that proves this. We are hoping that our friends in Germany
will find that Fred Vornkahl and Dora Ohlendorf had other children
besides those listed and will include Henry.
Ernest Vornkahl b. Aug. 14, 1889. Clark Co. Mo. d. may 27, 1951
in Graham Hospital Keokuk, Iowa. He married Bertie Ann Clifton Feb.
25, 1915 daughter of Zachriah Clifton and Clarinda Alice Gammon.
b. Oct 19, 1892; d. Nov. 26, 1990 at Clark Co. Nursing home Kahoka,
purchased operated what was known as the Sappington Farm of 160
acres and also 60 acres of the Zack Clifton farm all located in
Grant Township Clark Co. Mo.
of ElmerVornkahl and Bertie Clifton are;
Eston Vornkahl b. Feb 15, 1916
Dean Vornkahl b. Jan. 31, 1931
Earnest Melburn Vornkahl b. July 13, 1932
Ethel Vornkahl b. Jan 18, 1892 Clark Co. Mo. d. Nov. 02, 1982, Farmington,
Iowa. m. Lloyd VonSeggen, Apr. 07, 1914.
of Mary E. Vornkahl and Lloyd VonSeggen are:
b. Oct. 17, 1893. d. Aug. 19,1953.
Vornkahl b. May 30, 1900 m. Darrel Wolf Nov. 25, 1959. d. Mar. 30,
Eston Vornkahl b. Feb 15, 1916; m. Verna King Feb 22, 1937. Settled
and operated farm previously owned by Great Grandfather Ernest Vornkahl
settled in 1856 and also owned by grandffather William Herman Vornkahl.
of Marvin Vornkahl and Verna King are:
Nadine Vornkahl b. Oct 02, 1941
Dean Vornkahl; b. Jan. 31, 1931, m. Betty Jean Plankael, Oct 1,
1949, b. Apr. 29, 1928, d. Dec. 29, 1990 m. Rosa Michel Nov 26,
1994, b. Mar. 03, 1929 d. Apr. 17, 2000
of Merrill Vornkahl and Betty Plankael are:
Lynn Vornkahl (Thomas).
Martin Dean Vornkahl
M. Vornkahl b. July 13, 1932, m. Ruth E. Losey Apr. 27, 1952 b.
Nov. 18, 1933.
of Earnest Vornkahl and Ruth Losey are:
Lynn Vornkahl ( Eckstein ) b. Mar. 07, 1954
Elaine Vornkahl, b. July 13, 1956
Susan Lee Vornkahl, ( Johnson ) b. Mar. 11, 1959.
concludes the portion of Vornkahl ancestry pertaining to my linseage.
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