Frank Peter Bunkers

b. 16 March 1883, d. 24 November 1926


FatherHenry Bunkers b. 25 Nov 1848, d. 15 Feb 1924
MotherBarbara Simmerl b. 30 Dec 1856, d. 4 Feb 1943
RelationshipGrandson of Herman Theodore Bunkers
Appears on chartsDescendants (with spouses) of Herman Theodore Bunkers
In Family LineBunkers


Birth16 Mar 1883 Frank Peter Bunkers was born on 16 Mar 1883 in New Vienna, Dubuque County, Iowa; Date is 16 March 1893, per page 249 of In Search of Susanna. 
1900 Census
(with Parents)
4 Jun 1900 Frank appeared in the 1900 Federal Census of East Orange, Sioux County, Iowa, as Frank P. Bunker, in the household of his parents, Barbara and Henry Bunkers. He is a single white male. He is a son of the head of household. Born March 1883, age 17. He and his father were born in Iowa, his mother was born in Germany. His occupation is at school. He attended school 10 months. He can read, write and speak English. 
Marriage2 Jun 1908 Frank Peter Bunkers and Roseline Lillian Welter, daughter of Mathias Welter Jr and Anna Linster, were married on 2 Jun 1908 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Granville, Sioux County, Iowa. 
1910 Census19 Apr 1910 Frank Peter Bunkers appeared as head of household in the 1910 Federal Census of East Orange, Sioux County, Iowa, as Frank Bunkers. Living with him was his wife, Roseline. He is a married white male, age 27. Married for 1 year. He was born in Iowa. His father was born in Germany, his mother in Luxemburg. He can speak English. His occupation is farmer on a general farm. He works on his own account. He can read and write. He rents his home. It is a farm, number 15 on the farm schedule. 
1920 Census3 Feb 1920 Frank Peter Bunkers appeared as head of household in the 1920 Federal Census of Pembina, Mahnomen County, Minnesota, as Frank P. Bunkers. Living with him was his wife, Roseline, and their children, Larry, Richard, Raymond and Bernice. He is a married white male, age 36. Owns his home, free of mortgage. He can read and write. He was born in Iowa. His father was born in Iowa, his mother in Germany and her mother tongue is German. He can speak English. He is a farmer. He owns the farm. It is number 63 on the farm schedule. 
Death24 Nov 1926 Frank Peter Bunkers died on 24 Nov 1926 in Granville, Sioux County, Iowa, at age 43. Cause of death: heart failure.
Burial4 Dec 1926 He was buried on 4 Dec 1926, age 43, in Saint Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery, located in Granville, Sioux County, Iowa.
Obituary9 Dec 1926  OBITUARY:
Dropped Over Dead Result of Heart Failure While in Barn Yard.

Frank Bunkers, who was born in this community some 40 years ago, died quite suddenly at his farm home near Granville last week. Mr. Bunkers will be well remembered by his scores of friends and acquaintances in western Dubuque county, who will regret to hear of his demise. The Remsen Bell-Enterprise in its current issue says the following regarding the death of Mr. Bunkers:

Frank Bunkers, a prominent farmer in the vicinity of Granville, and a cousin of the Bunkers family of this community, died suddenly last Wednesday morning while at work about his barn yard. His death was due to heart failure. He was 44 years old, and is survived by his widow and six young children.

Mr. Bunkers had not experienced any feeling of illness until the fatal attack came. He was up early in the morning and had planned to help his neighbor shell corn that day. He went to the barn yard to drive some horses into the barn before leaving, and suddenly collapsed in the presence of two of his little boys. The lads summoned help, but Mr. Bunkers passed away before a physician arrived.

The deceased was a son of the late Henry Bunkers, who farmed near Granville for many years and who died several years ago. He was born on a farm near Dyersville, Iowa, 44 years ago, and came to Granville, with his parents, when he was still a small child. The family home has been near Granville ever since. After his marriage, Frank went to farming in Minnesota, returning to take charge of the home place after the death of his brother, Otto, two years ago. The latter died as the result of an accident while he was cutting meat at his home after butchering some hogs for family use. He accidentally inflicted a wound on himself with a knife, which caused his death a short time later.

The funeral of Frank Bunkers was held at Granville last Saturday morning, with services in St. Joseph's Catholic church, and was conducted by the Rev. Father Gerlemann.

Remsen relatives who attended the last sad rites are: Mayor and Mrs. B. Bunkers, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Bunkers, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bunkers, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Deitering and Mrs. John T. Schultz, Mrs. John Delperdang of Oyens was also in attendance.

This appeared in the Dyersville Commercial Dec. 9, 1926 issue.

Children of Frank Peter Bunkers and Roseline Lillian Welter

All known children of Frank Peter Bunkers and Roseline Lillian Welter are deceased.