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J. Fred Poestkoke
(1906-1972)

John Frederick ("J. Fred") Poestkoke was born in Queens, New York on June 15, 1906, the son of Marie L. and Conrad M. Poestkoke, a Dutch-born musician, piano tuner and piano teacher. He lived in Brooklyn (1920, 1930) where he attended high school for two years before dropping out (probably upon the death of his father, in order to take care of his widowed mother) and worked as a clerk in a bank and as a bookkeeper for a dry goods wholesaler. In 1930 his mother was employed as a ticket agent for the railroad. In 1933 he was working as a clerk for A. D. Julliard & Company in New York. In 1942 he joined the US Army and served until 1945.

Fred and his widowed mother moved to Casper, Wyoming sometime between 1945 and 1956, where he worked as a field inspector for the Wyoming State Highway Department. He was a member of the Wyoming Archeological Society, and is mentioned in the Wyoming Archeologist.

J. Fred Poestkoke died in Casper, Wyoming on May 2, 1972.

References:
Social Security Death Index.
US World War II Enlistment Records.
U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs Death File.
U. S. Federal Census 1910,1920, 1930.
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