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Wallace Albert Arpke was born 7 February 1872 to Johan Phillip Adolph Arpke and Caroline Luhmann in Sheboygan, WI. His parents were both born in Lippe-Detmold, Germany and emigrated to the USA in 1847. They were married on 5 October 1857, and Wallace was the eighth child of that union. The family moved to Nebraska, settled near Harbine, NE and farmed. Both Adolph and Caroline are buried in a cemetery near Diller, NE. The land for the cemetery was donated by The Arpke family to the church they helped found.
Wallace married first Kitty Ryder, who died in 1910. In 1925, exact date unknown, he married Leah Folden in Beatrice, NE. Leah was born 8 November 1868 and died 12 February 1945. Wallace died on 14 April 1946, and both Wallace and Leah are buried in Evergreen Home Cemetery east of Beatrice, NE in block 20E of the cemetery.
1915 City Directory, Beatrice, Gage Co., Nebr. also has ARPKE W. A. tkt agt and opr CRI & PRR r 1020 Court