Frederick John Barkmeier

Frederick Barkmeier died at his home three and one-half miles northwest of Exeter, March 18, 1916 at the age 73 years, 3 months and 17 days.

Frederick Barkmeier was born in Westendorf, Germany, December 1, 1842 and was married to Mary Tepe on September 25, 1866. To this union were born eight children, seven boys and one girl: Henry, Francis, George, August, William, Frederick, John and Mrs. Frank Ekeler, all of whom live to mourn his loss, besides an adopted daughter, Victoria Geyger, who was as attentive and affectionate to her adopted parents as any of their own children. 

Mr. and Mrs. Barkmeier came to Nebraska in 1889.

Besides his widow and children left to mourn his death are nineteen grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10:30 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Fr. Colleran.

Interment was in the Exeter Cemetery in Exeter, Nebraska.


Card of Thanks

We wish to thank the many friends, and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy shown during the illness and death of our dear husband and father.

Mrs. Frederick Barkmeier and Family


Fillmore County News
Exeter, Nebraska
March 23, 1916



Mary Catherine (Tepe) Barkmeier

Mary Catherine Tepe was born at Krukum, Germany on January 6, 1846.

On September 25, 1866, she married Frederick Barkmeier at Riemsloh, Germany. To this union eight children were born; seven sons, Frank, Henry, George, August, John, William and Fred, and one daughter, Anna. They also adopted another daughter, Victoria Geyger, who has been making her home with Mary. Two sons, Frank and George, and her husband preceded her in death.

Besides seven children, she leaves to mourn twenty-two grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Barkmeier came to American on March 8, 1889, settling near Exeter, Nebraska.

Mrs. Barkmeier reached the advanced age of 89 years, 10 months and 20 days.

She was well known in this community and always made friends wherever she went. She was a good mother and grandmother and always had a welcome word for everyone and she never failed to appreciate anything that was done for her.

She passed away on November 27, 1935 and funeral services were held at St. Stephens’s Catholic Church at 9 o’clock Saturday morning, November 30th. Rev. John Ekeler, grandson of Mrs. Barkmeier, conducted the funeral services. The sermon was preached by her pastor, Very Rev. E. Boll. Alfred Ekeler was a Mass server. The pall bearers were six grandsons, William and Joseph Ekeler, Vincent, William, Raymond, Phillip, and Frank Barkmeier.

Interment was in the Exeter Cemetery in Exeter, Nebraska.


Card of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for all the acts of kindness shown us during the recent illness and death of our dear mother, and also for the spiritual bouquets and floral offerings.

Henry Barkmeier
August Barkmeier
Anna Ekeler
John Barkmeier
William Barkmeier
Fred Barkmeier
Victoria Geyger

Fillmore County News

Exeter, Nebraska
December 5, 1935



Frederick John and Mary Catharine (Tepe) Barkmeier 

Exeter Cemetery
Exeter, Nebraska


Funeral Card
Frederick John Barkmeier


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