Peuker, George F.

Atchison Daily Globe, April 9, 1961, Sunday:

George F. Peuker, 79, retired farmer of the Effingham Community, died at 8:20 Friday night at the Atchison Hospital where he was a patient 12 days. He had suffered with a heart condition for a number of years.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Stanton Chapel. Pastor Richard Dunning will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

A son of Julius and Emma Kuhnert Peuker, George Frederick Peuker was born Feb. 28, 1882, in Independence Valley, six miles north of Atchison, on what is now the Grover Young Farm.

He attended Independence Valley School, also known as Germany School, and Trinity Lutheran Parochial School.

Oct. 18, 1920 he married Florence Krentzler of Wathena in St. Joe. They lived on a farm near Everest and then moved to the present home, five miles south west of Effingham. He retired from farming in 1949 because of poor health.

Mr. Peuker was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church at Lancaster.

He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Mackey Masonic Lodge No. 48 Effingham. He was a lifetime member of Abdullah Shrine, Kansas City, Kansas.

Mr. Peuker was a Farm Bureau member, very active in farm organizations, and he and his wife belonged to several social clubs.

Mrs. Peuker was an industrious and hardworking man and a good citizen.

Besides his wife he leaves four sisters, Mrs. Lydia Voelker, Lancaster, Mrs. Leslie (Emma) Long, Atchison, Mrs. William (Bertha) Zschoche, Mission and Mrs. Margaret Harrison, Atchison: three brother, Arthur B. Young, Sr., Cummings, Frank young, Franklin, Neb., and August Young, LaPorte, Colo.

Two sisters and three brothers are deceased, Grover Young, Mrs. William Wagner, Mrs. Gertrude Schmitt and Gustave and Paul Peuker