Ferdinand Krenke

Male18 October 1828–2 April 1904

Brief Life History of Ferdinand

Ferdinand Krenke was born on 18 October 1828, in Hanover, Prussia, Germany as the son of Ferdinand Krenke and Mary Maas. He married Wilhelmina Schmacher on 24 September 1861, in Carver, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 2 April 1904, in Laketown Township, Carver, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in St. Bonifacius, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Ferdinand Krenke
Wilhelmina Schmacher
Marriage: 24 September 1861
Helena Krenke
Mary Krenke
Frank Krenke
Annie Krenke
William Krenke
Minna Krinke

Sources (25)

  • Fred Krancke, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ferdinand Krohnke, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"
  • Ferdinand Krenke, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 September 1861Carver, Minnesota, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 2

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 2

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


    Age 22

    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

    Name Meaning

    German: probably a nickname for a sickly person from Middle High German krenke ‘weakness, deficiency’.

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

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