J. F. Lubker, who concentrates his energies upon the operation of his farm on sections 14 and 11, Cedar township,
is a native of this county, his birth having occurred in Mariposa township on the 8th of August, 1877. His parents,
Claus H. and Franke (Odefy) Lubker, were born and reared in Schleswig-Holstein and there their marriage occurred.
In 1869 they crossed the Atlantic to the United States and, continuing their journey westward, settled in Kankakee
county, Illinois, whence in 1872 they came to Saunders county, Nebraska. The father purchased land in Mariposa
township but did not confine his attention entirely to farming as he engaged in business in both Wahoo and Cedar
Bluffs. While living in Germany he was a sailor. He is now residing with our subject and in the last four years
has made three trips to Germany. He is a republican and for six years served efficiently as county commissioner.
His wife passed away in 1910. To them were born eight children: Maggie, who is the wife of Marion Holcomb, of Excelsior
Springs, Missouri; Katherine, who died in infancy; Katie, the wife of Hans Jurgen, who lives a mile north of our
subject; Henry, deceased; Minnie, who married Detlef Bande, a resident of South Dakota; J. F.; Anna, the wife of
Peter Bande, of Cedar Bluffs, this county; and Carl, principal of the school at Herrick, Smith Dakota.
J. F. Lubker received his education in the country schools of this county and the town schools of Cedar Bluffs
and Wahoo. He remained at home with his parents until he was twenty four years of age and then began farming on
his own account. He was well qualified to begin his independent career as an agriculturist as for many years he
had assisted in the work of the home farm. He has gained gratifying success in his chosen occupation and now owns
one hundred and sixty acres of land on sections 14 and 11, Cedar township, and also owns an eighty acre tract in
Faulk county, South Dakota. He is building up a had of high grade shorthorn cattle ar I ranks among the leading
stock breeders of the county.
In 1902 occurred the marriage of Mr. Lubker and Miss Alvina Daufelt and they have four children, Henry, John, Filda
and Arthur. The republican party has in Mr. Lubker a stanch adherent and he takes a praiseworthy interest in all
that affects the general welfare. For fourteen years he served as a member of the school board and made an excellent
record in that capacity. He is a director of the Farmers Cooperative Association of Cedar Bluffs and president
of the Farmers German Insurance Company. He attends and supports the German Lutheran church and in all relations
of life conforms to high standards of conduct.
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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