August Frederich Knobbe

Andrew Knobbe, age 32, married Mina Wandersee, 19, in York County Nebraska Feb 12, 1876.

In 1880 Hamilton County, Nebraska, Andrew Knobbe is 37, Wilhelmenia 23, Albert 13, Mary 7, August 2, and Willhelminia three months.

Emil Heinrich Andreas Knobbe was born Sep 7, 1894 in Trenton, Nebraska to Andreas Knobbe and Wilhelmine ...Onderer.

 In 1900 Hitchcock County, Nebraska, August Knobbe, born Nov 1877 in Nebraska, is with parents Andrew 57 and Wilhelmina 43 Knobbe.  Emma is 10, Amel 5.

One tree said Emma Marie Knobbe married Martin Isaac Hedke April 11, 1907 in Benkelman, Nebraksa, and died July 19, 1963, in Denver, buried Crown Hill.

The 1906 Hitchcock County directory has KNOBBE, A., Farmer, S. 5, P. Upper Driftwood, P.O. Trenton, moved to county in 1885.

In 1910 Logan County August is single, farming alone.

August proved up  a quarter in 33, 6N 49W in 1913.

August Friedrich Knobbe registered with a Fleming address, born Nov 8, 1877, and Minnie Knobbe of Fleming was his nearest relative.

In 1920 Logan County, August is still single, and brother Emil 25 and mother Minnie, 63, immigrating in 1868, naturalized in 1877, is living with them.

August and Emil are still farming in Logan County in 1940.

August 1877-1943, Wilhemina 1857-1926, and Emil H. 1894-1966 are buried in Yuma.


Martin I. Hedke proved up a quarter in 28, 7N 50W in 1913 - that's only a couple miles from August's claim.

Emma Marie Hedke and Martin Isaac Hedke divorced in 1926 in Denver.  Martin I. Hedke married Pearl Gourley Nov 20, 1926, recorded in Denver County.

Martin J. Hedke married Rita J. Taylor May 20, 1937, recorded in Douglas County.  Martin I. Hedke and Rita J. Hedke divorced in Denver in 1938.

One tree said Martin was born 1881, and died 1957 in Victor, Colorado, buried in Sunnyside cemetery. # 98211300

Lloyd Martin Hedke, per one tree, was born March 21, 1915 in Sterling and died in Montrose Colorado in 2000.

The same tree said Jack Andrew Hedke was born Aug 9, 1910 in Otis, and died Dec 9, 1984 in Evergreen, Colorado.

Said by descendants to have sold his homestead in 1917, and moved to Colorado in 1918. However he appeared with Emma and Rosa on the 1910 census of the Leroy Precinct, Logan Co., Colorado, occupation farmer. Worked in silvermine near Denver, Colorado. Attended the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. Had a small mining claim around Plainview, Colorado. Also, worked in Colorado for the Standard Oil Co., and the Republic Drug Co.
Separated from Emma when daughter Rose was about 12. Did not tell second wife about his first. Surname of his second or third wife (probably third) was Sheets.
Martin Hedke
 Victor, Colo. -- Services were Sunday at McMillen Mortuary in Victor for Martin I. Hedke, 90, who deied Thursday in his home here. Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery at Victor.
 Born in Nebraska, Hedke spent his boyhood on a ranch and then attended the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
 He worked as a mining engineer for the Standard Oil Co. and Republic Drug Co.
 During World War I, Hedke spent time in a German prisoner of war camp.. He helped several American soldiers escape from the camp but was unable to get away himself.
 He was a member of the American Legion.
 Hedke is survived by his wife, the former Mrs. Mildred Sheets, whom he married in Denver in 1952, and three children by a former marriage.
Martin married (1) Emma Marie Knobbe, daughter of Andreas Knobbe and Willamina Vandersee, on 11 Apr 1907 in Benkelman, Dundy Co., Colorado. Emma was born on 6 Mar 1890 in Hampton, Hamilton Co., Nebraska. She died on 19 Jul 1963 in Denver, Denver Co., Colorado and was buried on 24 Jul 1963 in Denver, Denver Co., Colorado, Crown Hill.
Lived with Rose Hildebrand until her death.
Martin and Emma had the following children:
  i  Rose Henrietta Hedke
 ii  Jack Andreas Hedke
 iii  Lloyd Martin Hedke  
Martin also married (2) Pearl. 
They had the following children: Mary Lou Hedke
Martin also married (3) Mildred.


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