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John Wunder came to America with his 4 brothers (George G., Paul, Herman and William) and 2 sisters (Margaret and Mary) in 1881.

John Wunder was my husband's great grandfather. He was born in Germany December 29, 1863. He first settled in Lansing, Iowa where he met and married his wife Mary Anna Hohendel, Feb 13, 1885. Mary was born in Lansing, Iowa November 22, 1864. John and Mary moved to Dubuque, Iowa and in 1895 moved their family to Davenport, Iowa where they stayed until their deaths.

John was a bookbinder by trade and had a shop with his brother William. "Wunder Brothers Blankbook Manufacturers and General Binders" located at 120 Harrison Street, Davenport, Iowa.

John died unexpectedly in his office, where he had gone after dinner to inventory his stock, December 14, 1916. Mary also died unexpectedly April 29, 1930.Taken ill suddenly she was rushed to Mercy Hospital where she died just as she arrived in the hospital. Both are buried in Fairmont Cemetery, Davenport Section 12, lot 170.

John and Mary were the parents of Alfred Adolph, Elsa, Gertrude, George and Gustaf Adolph Wunder. Gustaf died at age 2 years 8 months and 9 days on November 17, 1901 and is buried in Fairmont Cemetery, Davenport altho he is not buried with his parents.

Alfred Adolph Wunder was my husband's grandfather. He was born in Dubuque, Iowa August 2, 1892. He lived in Rocky Ford, Oterro County,Colorado where he married Myrtle Hulda Ikleman July 18,1917.Myrtle was born in Raton, New Mexico November 25,1894. Alfred and Myrtle were Catholic and attended St. Peters Catholic Church in Rocky Ford.

Alfred worked for the Robinson Seed Company and a volunteer fireman. He was a well respected member of the Rocky Ford community.Alfred died March 5,1963 and Myrtle July 23,1987. Both are buried in Rocky Ford Cemetery near a nice shade tree. Alfred and Myrtle were the parents of Alfred John, Mary Elizabeth and Richard George Wunder. Richard was my husband's father.


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