George D. Stulken and Anna (Johnson) Stulken

In 1880 Furnas County Nebraska, Diedrick Stulken is 29, farming, Annie 25, with Lena, 4.

1890 McCook Gazetteer  Stulken J D, boots and shoes

George cash-claimed a quarter in 11, 7N 48W in 1891.

1892 

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 473,978, dated May 3, 1892.

Application filed December 3, 1891. Serial No. 413,936. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that we, GEORGE D. STULKEN and ANDREW J CLUTE, J r., citizens of the United States, residing at McCook, in the county of Red Willow and State of Nebraska, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hanie-Tug Clips; and we do hereby declare the followingto be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

The invention relates generally to the means by which the wearing-piece or leather is secured in the end of the bearing or curve of a hame-tug clip.

Stulken-Poh-Wednesday afternoon Miss Lena Stulken and William Poh were married at the home of George Poh, in Perry precinct. They are very well known to a large circle of friends who extend to them their congratulations and best wishes for their future. Refreshments were served after the ceremony and the guests enjoyed a pleasant time. Friday 15 January 1897

In 1900 McCook, Nebraska George born Nov 1854 in Germany does boot and shoe repair.  He immigrated in 1872 and said he was naturalized.  Anna April 1855 in Holland, George Nov 1885, Myrtle April 1881, William Nov 1893 and May July 1899 all born in Nebraska..

William Poh, 24 and Lena 23 have Anna 6, George 2, and Martha, ten months.

1906 McCook census

2923 Stulken Geo 52
2924 Stulken Anna 50
2925 Stulken Geo 21
2926 Stulken Myrtle 15
2927 Stulken Willie 12
2928 Stulken May 7

In 1910 McCook, Nebraska George D. Stulken, a shoemaker,  is 58, born in Germany, married 35 years to Anna, 56, born in Hol Dutch.  She's had 15 kids, 5 living.  William E. 15, Anna M. 10, Daughter Myrtle Harmon 19 and her husband Eli M . 20 all born in Nebraska.  Eli is a railroad painter.

Stulken - Harmon - Saturday, January 22, 1910, Miss Myrtle May Stulken and Ely M. Harmon were joined in marriage, Judge Moore officiating. Both young people have lived here all their lives and are favorably known to many. The groom is employed by the railroad company, and an industrious young man. A host of friends, with whom The Republican joins, wish them a long and prosperous life together. Friday 28 Jan 1910

"Shoe Retailer Weekly 1905" McCook, Neb. "Stulken & Bauer, shoes, reported dissolved.  C.D. Stulken will continue.""

1906 :The Stulken shoe store building has been repaired and is ready for occupancy "

In 1920 Los Angeles George, still a shoemaker,  and Anna have Clarence  W. 24, a coppersmith for a railroad shop, and Anita  M. 20.

One tree said Anna M. Johnson Stulken died May 18, 1928 in Los Angeles.

In 1930 Orange County, George is 81, father-in-law to William C. Poh 54 and Lena 52.

"William C. and Hazel M. Stulken with his brother George L. and her father John L. McDonald, age 66, divorced, resided at 3006 West 77th Street, Inglewood, Los Angeles Co., California in 1930, and William worked as a laborer for the street railway. He was a veteran of the World War. John L. McDonald worked as a miller in a flour mill. Williamís father born in Germany, mother born in Holland."

George, born about 1848, died January 6, 1933 in Los Angeles.

When Lena Caralyne Poh died in Orange County in January 1952, her father was Stulken, mother, Johnson.

 

My Ggrandfather's brother, Gerhard Dietrich ("George") Stulken, lived for a while in Furnass County NE, and apparently was unsuccessful at farming there.  He moved to McCook (Red Willow Co), and later went out to Los
Angeles, where he is listed as a shoemaker in the city directories.  Are you aware that there is an area historical society in Frontier county?
The Stulkens are from Oldenburg, somewhere near Varel, but I haven'tlocated my great grandfather's birthplace exactly.

The name "Behnke" also rings a bell with me since one of the faculty members with whom I teach is a Behnke.  But Behnke is a fairly common name.  His family is from near Berlin.

Best wishes,
Marilyn Stulken