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Updated March 18, 2001

Ricklef Lunschen Bio

Surname: Lunschen, Volkmann

"From History of Scott County, Iowa 1882 Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co."
Ricklef Lunschen was born in Oldenburg, Germany, Feb. 7, 1840, and is a son of Frederick Lunschen, a native of the same place. He was brought up on a farm and received a common school education; also attended for some time the college of Obelgonne. He came to Davenport in 1868, purchased 320 acres of land in Liberty Township, to which he removed the same fall. This land is located on section 20, and is still occupied by our subject, where he is engaged in farming and stock raising. He was married in 1868, just prior to leaving for America, to Miss Sophia, daughter of Frederick Volkmann. They have had eight children, but three of whom are living, viz.: Charles, Paulina and Ricklef. The names of the deceased were - Anne, Lena, Helena, Sophia and Frederick. Four of these died in 1881, within the space of three months and six days, two of scarlet fever and two of brain fever.

After this Bio was written Ricklif & Sophia had one more child, Frieda. They lived in the New Liberty, Scott county, Iowa area and shortly before death moved to Tipton, Cedar county, Iowa.

I am always digging for more information and will keep this updated as soon as more is found. If you feel you have a connection to any of the people listed, please feel free to contact me!


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