john henry ufkes (1917-2003)

Granddad Ufkes Would Have Been 100 Years Old

27 January 2017 would have been my grandfather’s 100th birthday. His baptism on 18 February 1917 is recorded in the records of the Immanuel Lutheran Church south of Carthage and east of Basco in Hancock County, Illinois. I’ve always assumed his parents were living on what’s known as the Ufkes homeplace (purchased by his grandfather, […]

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