Emil Frank Recker

14 May 1896–27 April 1985 (Age 89)
Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States

The Life of Emil Frank

When Emil Frank Recker was born on 14 May 1896, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, his father, Joseph Recker, was 24 and his mother, Anna Hüttenmüller, was 22. He married Virginia Edwards on 5 April 1916, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States. He lived in Julien, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Julien Township, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 27 April 1985, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States.

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Emil Frank Recker
Virginia Edwards
Marriage: 5 April 1916

Spouse and Children

5 April 1916
Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Renold H Racker


    Raymond Henry Recker



    Leona F. Recker


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 17

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 North German, Frisian, and Dutch: from a form of the personal name Richard , or a variant of the Dutch name Rijker, composed of the Germanic elements rīc ‘power(ful)’ + hari, heri ‘army’.2 North German: topographic name from Middle Low German recke ‘stretch’, ‘route’, ‘hedge’, or a habitational name for someone from Recke, near Osnabrück.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Emil Recker in household of Joseph Recker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emil Recker in household of Joseph Recker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emil Recker in household of Joseph Recker, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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