John B. Franke

John B. Franke (HM29B1)

Location: Fort Wayne, IN 46802 Allen County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 4.792', W 85° 8.71'

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1866 - 1927

"Well done, good and faithful servant."
(Ft. Wayne Chamber of Commerce - Jan. 7, 2927)

J.B. Franke dedicated his lift to service of others. He donated 80 acres to the City of Fort Wayne, which is now known as Franke park. Mr. Franke was a charter member of the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and donated his time and energy to many civic enterprises in the community.

Mr. Franke was one of the most active and influential members of the Trinity English Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was instrumental in acquiring the architect for the construction of this beautiful church. As a lover of music, he donated the pipe organ to the new congregation.

J.B. Franke was a man of vision and high energy. He started his business career in Kendallville as a bookkeeper. At age 35 he founded Perfection Biscuit Co., which experienced rapid success. His knowledge of nutrition and healthful living was far advanced for his time.

His commitment to service his community and neighbors is inspirational. As Perfection Bakeries Inc., celebrates one hundred years of family ownership, this monument is dedicated to the memory of John B. Franke. May he be remembered as a Christian leader and citizen of extraordinary achievement.
HM NumberHM29B1
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Date Added Friday, July 13th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 655809 N 4549280
Decimal Degrees41.07986667, -85.14516667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 4.792', W 85° 8.71'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 4' 47.52" N, 85° 8' 42.6" W
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Area Code(s)260
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 611 Ewing St, Fort Wayne IN 46802, US
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