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John H. Folkers
Born 1840
JOHN H. FOLKERS, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 17; P.O. Langworthy; farms on shares with Mr. Bingham, of Monticello; born in Germany in 1840; came to America and to Jones Co. in 1876. Wife's maiden name was Catharine Bornheinken, a native, also, of Germany; born in 1841; they were married in 1865; have had five children, four of whom are living—Henry, Garret, Margaret and Catharine. Mr. Folkera and his entire family are in the Lutheran Church.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 623.
Submitted by: Mary Kay Kuhfittig


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