I'm posting this message here and on the VOLKER surname page because I noticed that some of the descendants spelled their name Voelker as well.
Researching the family of Frederick Volker, Sr and Mary Bott Volker, both born 1826 in Prussia. Lived in the Royalton/Gasport area of Niagara County. They relocated to Becker County, Minnesota, around 1885-86, and they are buried in Becker County. Their children were:
1. Fred Jr 1854-1932 (buried Orleans Co, NY) married Fredericka Schroeder 1861-1935. Homesteaded in MN where many of his children were born; returned to NY around 1905. (Children Wm H, Philip, Andrew, Rudolph, Fred, Louisa)
2. Augusta 1856-? need info on her, please! She married a William Grassman, is found in the 1880 census, had two children, Lena b 1879, Wm 1881, then disappears, presumably died young.
3. Philip 1859-1929 (buried Michigan), married Ida Shroeder. (children Elsa, Malvina, Hazel, Rufus, Eva, Lawrence, Elvin)
4. Hulda b. 1861 (no info yet) 5. Mary b. 1863(no info yet) 6. Joanna b. 1866 (no info yet)
Would like to exchange old photos (I only have a couple) and information with any descendants of this family.