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Anna Mae Hunker (abt. 1896 - bef. 1937)

Anna Mae "Annie" Hunker
Born about in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] (to before 1937) [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died before in Kilbourn, Van Buren, Wisconsin Territory, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Feb 2020
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Anna Hunker was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.

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Biography

Born

Anna was born in 1896. Her mother was Mary Hunker (b. 1859). Her siblings were May (b. 1889) and Thomas J. (b. 1893). (1905 Wisc. census)

Name

Her middle name "Mae" is given in the Chicago RR employment record of her son LaVerne DeCorah.

Her surname "Hunker" is likely a corruption of Hųka, "Chief", from hųk, "chief, priest, leader"; and -ka, a definite article suffix used in personal names.

Her Hocąk name was WaConChoWinKah (1925 census), for Wakąjáwįga, "Thunderbird Woman," a personal name in the Thunderbird Clan. It's from Wakąjá, "Thunderbird"; -wį-, a feminine gender infix; and -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names.

Marriage and Children

According to the 1930 census, Annie had the following children:

Lorraine (Lola), b. 8?.30.1920
Angeline, b. 1921
Harriet, b. 1923
LaVernon, b. 1924
Blanche, b. 1.6.1927
Delphine, b. 1929

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