Biography of John Walker

Welker, John, was a native of Oldenburg, Germany, and came to the United States in 1842 and settled in Wyoming county, but in 1862 came to Genesee county. He married Anna, daughter of Peter Dellinger; they were the parents of four children: George P.. Francis J., Elizabeth B. and Josephine L. Mr. Welker was murdered on April 27, 1881, at his home by Charles Stockley, a farm hand in his employ. Stockley was tried and convicted and on August 19 was executed for the crime. The murder was wanton and unprovoked. Mr. Welker had always borne an excellent reputation. He was a prosperous and successful farmer. His widow died November 22, 1882.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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