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Ahrens, Edward Henry[1]

Male 1889 - 1960  (70 years)


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  • Name Ahrens, Edward Henry 
    Born 24 Sep 1889  Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Sep 1960  Columbus, NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Roselawn Memorial Cemetery; Columbus, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I105  Wuerdemann Family
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2017 

    Father Ahrens, Johann,   b. 21 Jun 1831, Sage, Gemeinde, Oldenburg, GER. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1892, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Loseke, Anna,   b. 16 Feb 1847, Sage, Gemeinde, Oldenburg, GER. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1929, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1863  Columbus, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F95  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mueller, Anna Mollie,   b. 8 Jun 1894, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979, ? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married UNKNOWN  ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ahrens, Paul Frederick,   b. 23 Aug 1910, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1988, Columbus, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Ahrens, Arlo Edwin,   b. 2 Feb 1912, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1975, Columbus, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Living
    +4. Ahrens, Allen Carl,   b. 8 Sep 1918, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 2006, Columbus, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Ahrens, Delmer,   b. 22 Mar 1922, Platte County, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1980, Columbus, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     6. Ahrens, Orville,   b. 19 Jan 1928, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1996, Columbus, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Ahrens, Arnella,   b. UNKNOWN, ? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, ? Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ahrens, Marvin,   b. UNKNOWN, ? Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F79  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • _P_CCINFO 2-14330
      From THE COLUMBUS (NE.) JOURNAL, October 1, 1884-

      BIRTHS-
      AHRENS--Sept. 24th, to Mrs. Edwin Ahrens, a son.
      Grandfather Ahrens is doing as well as could be expecte
      ________________________

      From THE PAST AND THE PRESENT, PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, Volume II-

      Edwin Ahrens, directing his attention entirely to farming interests, belongs to that class of representative business men who win success through perseverance, laudable ambition and unfaltering energy. He has been a lifelong resident of Platte county, for he is one of her native sons, his birth having occurred on the old home farm of the family in Bismark township, September 24, 1884, his parents being Edwin and Anna (Loseke) Ahrens. The father was born in Oldenburg, Germany, June 21, 1831, and acquired a fair education in that country. He also worked on a farm there and for about two years served in the German army. Coming to America, he made his way to Nebraska and homesteaded one hundred and sixty acres in Platte county. The entire district was then largely undeveloped and unimproved and on the tract which came into his possession not a furrow had been turned. He met the usual experiences and hardships of pioneer life when one has to break the sod and prepare the fields for cultivation before crops can be planted. He was energetic and resolute, however, and he bravely met the difficulties which confront the settler upon the frontier. In time his labors brought about a marked change in the appearance of his farm, which was converted into productive fields, bringing forth abundant harvests. In April, 1861, he had wedded Miss Anna Loseke, also a native of Oldenburg, Germany, who is now living in Leigh, Nebraska. To them were born the following children: John, who is a resident of Columbus; Minnie, who is the wife of Fritz Loseke, of Bismark township; Margaret, who gave her hand in marriage to Henry Sander; Herman, living in Bismark township; Anna, who is the wife of Louis Groteluschen, of Audubon county, Iowa; Bertha, who is the wife of Erich Wurdeman, living south of Leigh; Edwin, of this review; and Ella, at home with her mother.

      The death of Edwin Ahrens, Sr., occurred on the 11th of January, 1892, and was the occasion of deep and widespread regret, for during the years of his residence in Platte county he had won a place among the substantial and highly respected citizens of the district. In politics he was a democrat and for a number of years was treasurer of his township, making an excellent officer, which fact is indicated by his frequent reelections. He belonged to the German Evangelical Lutheran church and guided his life according to its teachings.

      Edwin Ahrens, whose name introduces this review, obtained a public-school education while spending his youthful days under the parental roof and through periods of vacation he worked upon the home farm, early becoming familiar through experience with the best methods of tilling the soil and caring for the crops. He has never sought to change his occupation and in fact finds farming a congenial pursuit and one which is bringing to him a substantial and gratifying annual income. He is now the owner of one hundred and sixty acres and the farm is divided into fields of convenient size by well kept fences, while all the farm work is conducted according to modern methods and exemplifies the ideas that science has put forth, while practical experience has proven their value.

      On the 28th of October, 1909, Mr. Ahrens was united in marriage to Miss Emma Müller, who was born in Bismark township, this county, June 8, 1885, her parents being Friedrich and Magdalena (Karlin) Müller.. They now have two sons, namely: Paul Frederick, who was born August 23, 1910; and Arlo Edwin, whose natal day was February 2, 1912. Mr. and Mrs. Ahrens are well known in this county, having an extended acquaintance, while many come within the closer circle of friendship. Those who know them speak of them in terms of warm regard and among business acquaintances Mr. Ahrens is mentioned as one who is as reliable as he is enterprising.

  • Sources 
    1. ColfaxDeutschlandPlatte.FBK.FTW Date of Import: 3 May 2008 ColfaxDeutschlandPlatte.FBK.FTW Date of Import: 3 May 2008 ColfaxDeutschlandPlatte.FBK.FTW Date of Import: 3 May 2008.