Joseph Henry Graff
b. 17 December 1900, d. 21 November 1981
|Father||John William Graff b. 26 Jun 1876, d. 5 Apr 1925|
|Mother||Anna Catherine Bunkers b. 10 Oct 1879, d. 29 Sep 1941|
|Relationship||Great-grandson of Herman Theodore Bunkers|
|Appears on charts||Descendants (with spouses) of Herman Theodore Bunkers|
|In Family Line||Bunkers|
|Birth||17 Dec 1900||Joseph Henry Graff was born on 17 Dec 1900 in Caledonia Township, O'Brien County, Iowa.|
|7 May 1910||Joseph appeared in the 1910 Federal Census of Caledonia Township, O'Brien County, Iowa, as Joseph Graff, in the household of his parents, Anna and John William Graff. He is a single white male, age 9. Son of head of household. He was born in Iowa. His father was born in Minnesota, his mother in Iowa. He doesn't speak any language. He has no occupation. He attended school.|
|14 Jan 1920||Joseph appeared in the 1920 Federal Census of Caledonia Township, O'Brien County, Iowa, as Joseph H. Graff, in the household of his parents, Anna and John William Graff.|
|1924||Joseph Henry Graff lived with John William Graff and Anna Catherine Bunkers in 1924 in Caledonia, O'Brien County, Iowa; owned 231 acres, section 5.|
|Marriage||3 Feb 1926||Joseph Henry Graff and Genevieve Kathryn Ricker, daughter of Fredrick Ricker and Ida Langenhorst, were married on 3 Feb 1926 in Hope, Steele County, North Dakota.|
|Marriage||29 Sep 1962||Joseph Henry Graff and Lucy Anna Vadraska, daughter of James Vadraska and Anna Reha, were married on 29 Sep 1962 in Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa.|
|Death||21 Nov 1981||Joseph Henry Graff died on 21 Nov 1981 in Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa, at age 80. Cause of death: complications of emphysema.|
|Obituary||after 21 Nov 1981||Funeral services for Joseph H. Graff, of Montgomery, Ia., were held Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1981, 10:30 a.m., in the St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. N.J. Becker officiating. Graff died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1981 at the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.|
Pallbearers were Jim Kuiper, Daryl Newbrough, Marvin Spieker, Elton Frost, Les Vetter and Joe Baughman. Interment was in St. Margaret's Cemetery, in Spirit Lake.
Joseph H. Graff was born to John William Graff at Granville, Ia., on Dec. 17, 1900. He attended school at Granville, Ia.
On Feb. 3, 1926, he married Genevieve K. Ricker at Hope, N.D. and to this union seven children were born. Graff farmed at Granville, Ia., from 1926 to 1839 and then moved to the farm eight miles west of Spirit Lake in 1939 where he farmed until retirement in 1967. After 1967, he resided in Montgomery, Ia.
Graff was a member of St. mary's Catholic Church. He was interested in soil conversation and served as a commissioner in the program during the 1950s and was also an active member of the Izaak Walton League. Other interests included fishing and woodworking.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy, of Montgomery; three daughters, Mrs. James Baugman (Pauline), of Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. James Umbarger (Marlene), of Tulsa, Okla; and Mrs. James (Geraldine) Long, of Spirit Lake; one son, Dennis Graff, of Spencer; 14 grandchildren, one brother Otto of Cedar Rapids, five sisters, Barb, Jacobs, Florence Miller, charlotte Ballard, Gertrude Schilmoeller and Bernice Hassmaann.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve; son, quentin and two infants Evelyn and John; two brothers, Mac and Milo and one sister, Geraldine, infant.
The Donovan-Leyson Funeral Home of Spirit Lake was in charge of arrangements.
(This obituary appeared in the Spirit Lake, Iowa, newspaper November 21, 1981.)
|Burial||after 21 Nov 1981||He was buried after 21 Nov 1981 in Saint Margaret's Cemetery, located in Orleans, Dickinson County, Iowa.|
Children of Joseph Henry Graff and Genevieve Kathryn Ricker
|4 known children of Joseph Henry Graff and Genevieve Kathryn Ricker may still be living.|
Children of Joseph Henry Graff and Lucy Anna VadraskaThere are no known children of Joseph Henry Graff and Lucy Anna Vadraska.