Ernest R. Rokahr (1862-1936), Contractor

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Ernest R. Rokahr was born December 22, 1862. He worked in contracting first in Avoca, Iowa, then in Lincoln, Nebraska. He married Margarettie Schneider and had five children. Rokahr died July 20, 1936.[3]

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the format and contents page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Educational & Professional Associations

1904: partner, Marxen & Rokahr, Contractors, Avoca, Iowa.[1]

____: Trenton Building Company, Contractors, Lincoln, Nebraska.

____: Ernest Rokahr & Sons, Contractors, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects

Crawford County Courthouse (1904-1905), Denison, Iowa.[1][a]

Bank building (1913), Berwyn, Nebraska.[3][c]

Lutheran Hospital (1915), York, Nebraska.[3][d]

Consolidated School (1918), Phillips, Nebraska.[3][e]

Two Grade Schools (1919-1920), Columbus, Nebraska.[3][f]

North Platte High School (1929-1931), North Platte, Nebraska.[2][b]


a. George Berlinghof, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

b. Meginnis & Schaumberg, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.[2]

c. Burd F. Miller, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

d. W. F. Gernandt, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

e. R. A. Bradley & Company, Architects, Hastings, Nebraska.[3]

f. Charles Wurdeman, Columbus, Nebraska.[3]


1. Denison [Iowa] Bulletin (July 28, 1904): 1.

2. North Platte Public Schools, North Platte, Nebraska: A Dedication Program, March Thirteenth Nineteen Hundred Thirty-One (North Platte: Kelly & Son, [1931]); in Rokahr Family Collection, MS3584, S.6, f.6. Nebraska State Historical Society archives.

3. Contracts, in Rokahr Family Collection, MS3584, S.2, f.1. Nebraska State Historical Society archives.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Ernest R. Rokahr (1862-1936), Contractor,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 5, 2015. Accessed, August 19, 2022.

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