1880 - 1882 (2 Jahre)
||Teebken, Johann |
||24 Aug 1880
||Hooper, Dodge, NE, USA 
|Stelle: St. John`s Cemetery |
||06 Nov 1882
||Hooper, Dodge, NE, USA
|Zuletzt bearbeitet am
||15 Dez 2010 |
||Teebken, Johann Gerhard Heinrich, geb. 24 Mrz 1852, Osternburg / Obg., Oldenburg, OL, NI, D , gest. 07 Jan 1927, Anaheim, Orange, CA, USA (Alter 74 Jahre) |
||L├╝schen, Johanna *Gesine Catharine, geb. 30 Mrz 1850, Oldenburg / OL., Oldenburg, OL, NI, D , gest. 19 Okt 1939, Anaheim, Orange, CA, USA (Alter 89 Jahre) |
||03 Dez 1871
History of the Elkhorn Valley
John G. H. Teebken, of Section 34, Bismark township, Cuming County, was born near the City of Oldenburg, Germany, March 24, 1852. He is the son of John C. and Anna (Oltmans) Teebken. The former died in 1882 and the latter in 1889. They were the parents of ten children - two sons and eight daughters - our subject being the only one in America. The first fourteen years of our subject's life did not vary much from other German youths. He attended school and worked with his father at blacksmithing at intervals, and then left home and began life as a body servant to the chief secretary of the Grand Duke, or ruler of Oldenburg, (Graf von Monnig). Later he worked in a brewery, but in 1869 he came to Marengo, Iowa, where he worked at farm labor. In 1881 he came to Scribner, Nebraska, near which place he rented land one season, and then bought wild land which forms a part of his present farm, which now contains five hundred and sixty acres. His residence is one of the best farm houses in the Elkhorn Valley. He is extensively engaged in stock raising and feeding; he usually keeps over one hundred head of cattle. He is a stockholder in the State Bank at Wisner.
Politically he is a Democrat, always taking a great interest in public affairs. For two years he represented the township on the board of supervisors. He was also justice of the peace for several years and is now town treasurer. In educational matters he is quite active, and is giving his children a good educational opportunity. He belongs to the German Lutheran Church, and was a liberal contributor towards the church building erected in his township.
He was united in marriage December 3, 1871, to Gesine Luschen, a native of Oldenburg. Our subject and his wife have three living children and three deceased; Fritz accidentally drowned; Johanna, Anna, Emma, died of diphtheria; John died of scarlet fever, and Mary. The older children are being educated in German as well as English. Since Mr. Teebken first located farm land in his neighborhood has increased from four to five hundred per cent. When he arrived in Marengo, Iowa, he had seventy-five cents in money left, and owed thirty-five dollars of his passage money, which he afterwards sent back to the old country. But he has come to be one of the most prosperous and progressive farmers of Cuming County, Nebraska. To one who comes from the Old World without means and builds for himself a home in a new prairie county, and finally becomes wealthy, there must be attached no little credit. And be it said of the German people that they furnish a large per cent of the successful farmers and business men of this country today.
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