Grunke Tree (Paternal)
Grunke Earlier Generations (Maternal)
Grunke Notes & Thoughts
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Notes: Albert & Caroline came to America and were naturlized at the same time, but were married four years after their arrival. Caroline was only about 13 when immegrating, Albert about 19. This might explain their marriage wait. Question: Did they come over with their families?
It appears that the first children were born in Nebraska, so Albert and Caroline would have settled there and then moved to SD after Raymond's birth. However, Erna's census gives conflicting data of her birth place. Maybe her mother had to go to SD to be with her mother for the birth, but the family was still living in NE.
Note: It is interesting that their first child, Arthur was born two years after their wedding, but then they waited another ten years before having the second child (out of 11).
Note: I wonder about why Albert & Caroline moved to SD. It seems to me that I remember
a story that Erna "had" to go live on an indian reservation. So if she
started out in West Point, NE, and then in 1904-1906 "had" to move to SD (Fladreau has an indian reservation and "indian land" where the family lived), Erna must have had a great attachment to West Point because she returned there because she was married there. In other words, she must have moved with her family to SD and then when old enough, moved back to West Point. I am imagining that after she married John, he got a good job in Omaha, and that
is why they moved there.
So, if her parents were in SD, who would she have lived with when returning to NE (possibly Zuehrs?) You will note that the 1910 census, when Erna would have been 16, she was not living with her parents in SD.