Arend R. Junker, who owns and operates an excellent farm on section 17, Highland township, ranks among the most
efficient and progressive farmers of his township and has gained a gratifying measure of financial success. He
was born in Hanover, Germany, on the 18th of November, 1841, a son of Roelf and Hilke (von Marck) Junker, who about
1866 came to the United States and settled in Adams county, Illinois. Subsequently they lived in Petersburg, Menard
county, that state, and in Livingston county, and at length removed to Adams county, Nebraska, where the father
passed away about 1892. The mother had previously died in Illinois. Our subject has two brothers living: Harm,
a resident of Illinois; and Roelf, who is living in Dawson county, Nebraska; and has also a sister, Lina, who is
now Mrs. Cornelius Johnston and resides in Menard county, Illinois
Arend R. Junker came to the United States in 1866, preceding his parents in his emigration to this country, and
settled in Adams county, Illinois, where he worked out by the month for about fourteen years. He subsequently farmed
in that state on his own account, but in 1894 he came to Nebraska and purchased one hundred and sixty acres of
his present farm from Jake Evens. He has since added to his holdings until his farm comprises four hundred and
eighty acres, and the excellent condition in which things are kept testifies to his thrift and good management.
He grows wheat, corn and some oats and also raises stock for his own use, and his well directed labors yield him
a handsome income. He has enlarged the residence, which is now modern in its appointments, and has added needed
buildings to the farm equipment so that the improvements upon his place compare favorably with those on other farms
in the locality. He is up to date and progressive in his work and is contributing to the agricultural advancement
of his township.
In 1874, in Petersburg, Illinois, Mr. Junker was united in marriage to Miss Albertina Dallmann, a daughter of Chris
and Maria (Tesloch) Dallmann. Mrs. Junker was born in Germany, but was brought to this country by her parents when
but two and a half years old. After living in Wisconsin for a time the family removed to Illinois, and there both
of her parents passed away. She has three brothers living: Herman, who resides in Franklin county, Nebraska; and
Fred and Ernest, both residents of Petersburg, Illinois. There are also two sisters: Matilda, the wife of Will
Carroll, of Petersburg; and Amelia, who married Harm Weremeson.
Mr. and Mrs. Junker have had eight children. Christopher Friedrich, who was born on the 5th of November, 1874,
died when almost four years of age, on the 2d of November, 1878; Rudolph Arend, who was born January 29, 1877,
owns an eighty acre farm in Highland township, to the cultivation of which he devotes his time. He married Miss
Lulu Morgan, by whom he has a daughter, Irene, who was born February 18, 1909. Hike Maria Friederike, who was born
on the 16th of May, 1879, married Albert Morgan, a farmer of Logan township, this county, by whom she has four
children, Lily, John, Tena and Albert. Herman, born December 22, 1881, is living at home, as is his twin brother,
Christian Friedrich. Each owns an eighty acre farm in Highland township and both are progressive and successful
young farmers. Tena, who was born on the 14th of February, 1884, died at birth. Aibertina Matilda, who was born
on the 7th of June, 1886, married John Warrings and resides in Clara City, Minnesota. Carl Wilhelm, who was born
on the 9th of January, 1889, John, born on the 14th of July, 1891, and Albert, born April 3, 1894, are all at home.
Mr. Junker and his family attend the German Lutheran church in Verona township and give their support to its work.
He casts his ballot in support of the republican party, but has never been an office seeker. Neither does he belong
to any lodges or societies, preferring to spend his leisure time at home. Sound judgment and well directed industry
have enabled him to gain more than a competence, and his sterling integrity and genuine worth of character have
won him the respect of those who have been brought in contact with him.
Past and Present of
Adams County, Nebraska
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