This was taken from the Akron-Register-Tribune Thursday August 27,1914. Henry Fredrick August Henke was drown in Sergent's Lake
Monday afternoon August 17,1914 age of 77 years, 9 months and 22 days.
He came to America in the fall of 1867, landing at Baltimore. He worked for the US Govt about 2 years, freighting on the Missouri
River between Sioux City and Yankton. In 1870 he took a homestead about nine miles from Lemars. He was united in marriage to Mary Tripp, of Union County, SD near Akron (known then as Portlandville)
on March 2, 1878. Their union was blessed with 3 children: John
Fredrick, who died at the age of 13 years; William Ernest and Mrs
Charles (Augustia) Fursee of Akron, Iowa. He sold his homestead and bought the Hotts farm, about 5 miles southwest of Akron and moved there in 1882, where he made his home for 20 years. Then, having bought the J. Brynat farm adjoining Akron, he moved his there. He was a hardworking man, and through his industry and good management, acquired a considerable amount of property. He left to mourn his death his wife and e children, Ernest and Augustia. and 4 brothers Antonia and Clements of Akron, John Henry of Elk Point and
Christopher, who still lives in Germany. The funeral was conducted by
Rev. Godsall, of Westfield, at the family home on Wed. afternoon of last week. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery Akron, Iowa
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