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Ahrens, John[1]

Female 1864 - 1939  (74 years)


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  • Name Ahrens, John 
    Born 20 Jan 1864  Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1939  ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Christ Lutheran Cemetery; Columbus, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I139  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

    Children 
    +1. Ahrens, Edward Henry,   b. 29 Sep 1889, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1960, Columbus, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Ahrens, Louise,   b. 19 Sep 1891, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1891, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Ahrens, Ernest Arthur,   b. 6 Nov 1892, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1968, Columbus, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Ahrens, Minna,   b. 20 Jan 1895, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1895, Columbus, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Ahrens, Emil Herman,   b. 16 Mar 1897, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1985, Columbus, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +6. Ahrens, Anna Alma,   b. 13 Feb 1900, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. WFT Est 1939 1995, ? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     7. Ahrens, Bertha Wilhelmina,   b. 10 Oct 1902
     8. Ahrens, Elmer Walter,   b. 26 Feb 1906, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1906, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +9. Ahrens, Ernst Melvin F. Melvin,   b. 7 Oct 1907, Platte County, NE. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1969, Columbus, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F4878  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • _P_CCINFO 2-14330
      From THE PAST AND PRESENT, PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, Volume II-

      A student of history cannot carry his investigations far into the annals of Platte county without learning that the Ahrens family have taken active and prominent part in advancing the agricultural development of this part of the state and thereby contributing to the material wealth and prosperity of Platte county. A worthy representative of this family is John Ahrens, a most enterprising and successful general farmer, stock-raiser, feeder and shipper. Sound judgment characterizes him in the management of all of his business interests, which are bringing to him gratifying and well earned success.

      The old Ahrens homestead was one of the early settled farms of the county and it was upon that place that John Ahrens was born January 20, 1863, his parents being Edwin and Anna (Loseke) Ahrens, of whom mention is made elsewhere in this work in connection with the sketch of their son, Edwin Ahrens, Jr. At the usual age John Ahrens entered the district schools and to that system is indebted for the educational privileges which he enjoyed. He worked upon the home farm, continuing to assist his father until he reached the age of twenty-five years, when he started out in business on his own account. He has since carried on general agricultural pursuits. At first he operated one hundred and sixty acres of the home farm, to which he devoted his attention for a few years, and then he made his first investment in property, to which he has added from time to time until he is now the owner of four hundred and forty acres in Bismark township and forty acres in Columbus township, his home being situated on section 6 of the latter township. Upon his farm he has one of the best barns to be found in the county. All of the outbuildings are equally good, furnishing ample shelter to grain, stock and farm machinery. His home is attractive, the building being thoroughly modern in every respect. He raises the various cereals best adapted to soil and climate and he feeds hogs for the market, making a specialty of Duroc-Jerseys. He also does a good dairy business, milking a number of cows, and he likewise feeds cattle. In a word, his business is carefully systematized, well managed and ably conducted, so that substantial results accrue.

      On the 18th of October, 1888, Mr. Ahrens was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Wurdeman, by whom he has six children, namely: Edward H. and E. Arthur, who follow farming in Bismark township; and Emil H., Anna A., Bertha W. and E. Melton, all of whom are attending school.

      Mr. Ahrens is an independent democrat, usually voting with the party yet not hesitating to follow an independent course if his judgment so dictates. He has served as township treasurer of Bismark township and yet is not an office seeker in the usually accepted sense of the term. However, he is not neglectful of the duties of citizenship and does not hesitate to give his time and energies for the benefit of the public. He and his family belong to the German Evangelical Lutheran church and his interest in the moral development of the district is shown in his generous support of the church and his cooperation with its lines of work.

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

      A student of history cannot carry his investigations far into the annals of Platte county without learning that the Ahrens family have taken active and prominent part in advancing the agricultural development of this part of the state and thereby contributing to the material wealth and prosperity of Platte county. A worthy representative of this family is John Ahrens, a most enterprising and successful general farmer, stock-raiser, feeder and shipper. Sound judgment characterizes him in the management of all of his business interests, which are bringing to him gratifying and well earned success.

      The old Ahrens homestead was one of the early settled farms of the county and it was upon that place that John Ahrens was born January 20, 1863, his parents being Edwin and Anna (Loseke) Ahrens, of whom mention is made elsewhere in this work in connection with the sketch of their son, Edwin Ahrens, Jr. At the usual age John Ahrens entered the district schools and to that system is indebted for the educational privileges which he enjoyed. He worked upon the home farm, continuing to assist his father until he reached the age of twenty-five years, when he started out in business on his own account. He has since carried on general agricultural pursuits. At first he operated one hundred and sixty acres of the home farm, to which he devoted his attention for a few years, and then he made his first investment in property, to which he has added from time to time until he is now the owner of four hundred and forty acres in Bismark township and forty acres in Columbus township, his home being situated on section 6 of the latter township. Upon his farm he has one of the best barns to be found in the county. All of the outbuildings are equally good, furnishing ample shelter to grain, stock and farm machinery. His home is attractive, the building being thoroughly modern in every respect. He raises the various cereals best adapted to soil and climate and he feeds hogs for the market, making a specialty of Duroc-Jerseys. He also does a good dairy business, milking a number of cows, and he likewise feeds cattle. In a word, his business is carefully systematized, well managed and ably conducted, so that substantial results accrue.

      On the 18th of October, 1888, Mr. Ahrens was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Wurdeman, by whom he has six children, namely: Edward H. and E. Arthur, who follow farming in Bismark township; and Emil H., Anna A., Bertha W. and E. Melton, all of whom are attending school.

      Mr. Ahrens is an independent democrat, usually voting with the party yet not hesitating to follow an independent course if his judgment so dictates. He has served as township treasurer of Bismark township and yet is not an office seeker in the usually accepted sense of the term. However, he is not neglectful of the duties of citizenship and does not hesitate to give his time and energies for the benefit of the public. He and his family belong to the German Evangelical Lutheran church and his interest in the moral development of the district is shown in his generous support of the church and his cooperation with its lines of work.

      Original individual @I01217@ (@MS_WURDEMANNGM.GED1@) merged with @I80@ (@MS_WURDEMANLEGACYG0@)

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