George VonLanken was born Apr. 19, 1892 in Douglas County, Illinois. He was the 5th child of Heinrich VonLanken and Maria Heit. Heinrich (Henry) had come to America at the age of 12 and moved with his family directly to Douglas County.
George married Anna Marie Klink on Jan 12, 1911 in Douglas County and remained there to raise their 5 children. George passed away in Douglas County on Feb. 22, 1966 and is buried next to his wife in Zion Cemetery.