Ernest R. Rokahr (1862-1936), Contractor
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.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Educational & Professional Associations
1904: partner, Marxen & Rokahr, Contractors, Avoca, Iowa.
____: Trenton Building Company, Contractors, Lincoln, Nebraska.
____: Ernest Rokahr & Sons, Contractors, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Buildings & Projects
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, ); 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.
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. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, February 26, 2021.
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