Ferdinand, Karoline, and their son Gustav immigrated to the United States about 1898.
In 1900, Ferd, Caroline, and their sons Gustav and Wilhelm were living in Mercer County, North Dakota.
In April 1917, a destructive prairie fire started on Ferdinand's farm. Several buildings and more than one hundred stacks of hay were destroyed by the fire that burned a large part of land northwest of Golden Valley.
Ferdinand resided in Mercer County, North Dakota.
Ferdinand passed away at age 66 in rural Golden Valley in Mercer County, North Dakota on 25 June 1941.
↑ "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9VV-LHW : accessed 4 December 2020), Fred Henke, Townships 141-144-Ranges 88-93, Mercer, North Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 94, sheet 2A, family 28, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,229.
↑ "Flicker Tales," Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, North Dakota), 1 May 1917, page 7, column 3. Newspapers.com : 4 December 2020.
First-hand information as remembered by Elden Matcke, Saturday, September 13, 2014.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Ferdinand by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Ferdinand: