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Bohlken Family

 Henry Carsten Bohlken

Born - Sunday, February 23,1890

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Baptized - Sunday, June 8, 1890

Saint John's Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - Wednesday, May 10, 1911

Saint John's Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - Friday, April 10, 1964

Florence Heights Nursing Home

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

Buried - Monday, April 13, 1964

Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery
Nemaha County, Nebraska

Aged - 74 Years, 1 Months, 18 Days





Wife -  Minnie E. (Malpert) Bohlken

Born - January 14, 1891

Richardson County, Nebraska

Died - November 27, 1960 - Nebraska

Aged - 69 Years, 10 Months, 13 Days

Father - Herman  Malpert

Mother - Gelka (Gerdes) Malpert




Mrs. Henry C. Bohlken



Hermina E. Malpert, daughter of Herman and Gelka (Gerdes) Malpert, was born in Richardson county, January 14, 1891. She was one of nine children.


She was baptized April 19, 1891 by Rev. Ludwig Mueller at the St. James Lutheran church and confirmed April 16, 1905 by Rev. J. H. Dirks at St. John's church. She was a member of the latter the rest of her life and was a charter member of the missionary society.


While but a small child her parents moved into Nemaha county in the area near the Stone Church. She attended rural school District 41 and later at the Bratton Union School.


May 10, 1911 she was married to Henry C. Bohlken. Three children, Floyd, Avis and Mildred were born to this union. Mr. and Mrs. Bohlken spent all of their married life in the community around the Stone Church, having built their present home in 1914.


Mrs. Bohlken was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.


She is survived by her husband, Henry C. Bohlken, and son, Floyd of near Auburn; daughter, Mrs. Jack Thrift of Rosemead, California, and Mrs. Charles Gridley of Omaha. She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Stanley Phillips of Humboldt, Mrs. John Kreienhop of Johnson, and Mrs. William Leech of Humboldt, many other relatives and friends.


Mrs. Bohlken has been in falling health for the past three years. Last March she entered a nursing home in Omaha. She passed away November 27, 1960, having reached the age of 69 years, 10 months and 13 days.


Funeral services were held on November 30 at St. John's Lutheran church, conducted by Rev. C. J. Deithloff. A quartette composed of Alvin Stover, Orville Gerdes, Mrs. H.J. Remmers and Mrs. Milburn Gerdes sang two selections, with Mrs. C. J. Deithloff as accompanist.


Pallbearers were Irvin Gerdes, Alvin Malpert, Myron Leech, Alton Eltiste, Hermann Kreienhop and LaVern Oestmann. Mrs. Herbert Gerdes and Mrs. LaVern Gerdes were in charge of flowers.


Burial was in St. John's cemetery with Casey's in charge of arrangements.


Nemaha County Herald

December 2, 1960

Auburn, Nebraska







Son - Floyd Wilson Bohlken

Born - September 21, 1912 - Nebraska


Daughter - Avis Marjorie (Bohlken) Thrift

Born -  April 10, 1917 - Nebraska

Died -  July 29, 1966 - California

Husband - Oliver Jack Thrift Jr.

"Jack Thrift"

Born -  March 19, 1910

Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

Died - September 10, 1980 - Los Angeles County, California

Father - Oliver Jewell Thrift  ۩ Born - January17, 1868

Appanoose County, Iowa

Mother - Cora (Miller) Thrift

Born -January 14,1868 - Iowa  ۩  Died - March 13, 1955 - Arizona


Daughter - Mildred Lois (Bohlken) Eltiste Gridley

Born - January 27, 1922



Father - Henry C. Bohlken

Mother -Margaret (Schuette) Bohlken




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