Born: Apr 1834
Born Where: Munsbarth-Hessen, Germany
Port of Departure: Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
Died: 19 Jul 1901
Died Where: Buffalo, NY
Father: Johannes Volkert 1795 - 1857
Mother: Anna Margaretha Volkert (maiden name also Volkert) 1797 - 1867
Spouse: Margaret Hoerst
b: Nov 1838 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany (may be Port of Departure)
d: 22 Mar 1923 Buffalo, NY
Marriage Date: 1851?
Married Where: Germany
Children: John Volkert (died at 2 1/2 years), John Volkert (died at 14 years), Emma J. Volkert, Louise (LuLu) Volkert, Minnie B. Volkert, Conrad H. Volkert, Charles Adam Volkert I, Caroline (Carrie) Volkert, William August Volkert, Flora H. (Florie) Volkert
John was born in Munsbarth-Hessen, Germany (according to to M. Dunlap) in April of 1834. He came to the US about 1852. John worked on the old Suspension Bridge (near the site of the current Rainbow Bridge}. He learned the blacksmith trade working on the bridge, and later setup a blacksmith shop at 854 Washington Street, NW corner of Virginia, in Buffalo, NY. He lived at 857 Washington Street and later 35 East Ferry.
1860 Census: Buffalo, NY
1870 Census: Buffalo, NY
1880 Census: Buffalo, NY
1900 Census: Buffalo, NY
John Volkert about 1900.
(Picture courtesy of R. Oberg)