Monday, December 7, 2015

Frank Xavier Revie, Fredericka Louise Thiel, and their children

Frank Revie and Louise (Thiel) Revie were my great-great-great-grandparents. Their son Charles Revie was my great-great-grandfather, and his son Frank Revie was my great-grandfather.

Frank Xavier Revie
born 1824 in French Canada (modern-day Quebec, Canada)
died 1874 in Wausau, Wisconsin

Fredericka Louise “Louise” (Thiel) Revie
born February 8, 1838 in Gollnowshagen, Prussia (modern-day Białuń, Poland)
died March 20, 1915

Frank Xavier Revie Saint Peter's Cemetery Wausau Wisconsin
Frank Revie's grave
Frank Revie's parents are unknown, though he had at least one sibling, a brother named Nicholas. He moved from Canada to the town of Berlin, Wisconsin before 1858. Louise Thiel was born to Karl Frederick Thiel and Charlotte Sophia (Waidt) Thiel in Prussia and moved to Berlin, Wisconsin with her parents around 1850. Frank and Louise married Jan. 17, 1858 in the town of Berlin and had seven children. They later moved to the town of Maine, and Louise moved to Wausau and the town of Texas after Frank's death. Both are buried at St. Peter's Cemetery in the town of Wausau with their son Charles, his wife, and son.



Fredericka Louise Thiel Revie Saint Peter's Cemetery Wausau Wisconsin
Louise (Thiel) Revie's grave


Their seven children:
  1. Frank F. Revie (1859-1917)
  2. Charles Revie (1861-1926)
  3. Matilda Ernestina Louise (Revie) Kline (1864-1935)
  4. George Revie (1865-1937)
  5. Louise (Revie) Taplin (1867-????)
  6. Mary Elizabeth Revie (1869-1942)
  7. Anna (Revie) Moon (1872-1936)

1. Frank F. Revie
born November 18, 1859 in Texas, Wisconsin
died June 23, 1917 in Hoquiam, Washington

Frank grew up with his family in the Wausau area. He married Chloe Jane “Jennie” Hobart on Nov. 6, 1884 in Marathon County, Wisconsin. They had three children: William, Charles, and Frank. Frank and Jennie moved to Everett, Washington between 1887 and 1897. Frank worked as a log scaler and as a farmer. He died in 1917 and Jennie died on Dec. 21, 1927 in Portland, Oregon.

2. Charles Revie
born June 15, 1861 in Maine, Wisconsin
died January 1, 1926 in Wausau, Wisconsin

Charles lived and farmed in the Wausau area for his entire life, also working as a logger for a time. Charles married Henrietta “Hattie” Seymour on Oct. 13, 1894 in the town of Easton. They had fourteen children and lived together in the town of Texas until Charles' death, after which Hattie continued to run the family farm with her children. Sometime before 1960, Hattie moved to Lindermann Avenue in Racine to live with her son Aaron. Charles and Hattie are buried at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Wausau, along with their son Edward and Charles' parents.

3. Matilda Ernestina Louise (Revie) Kline
born October 1864 in Wisconsin
died April 5, 1935

Matilda grew up in the Wausau area and also lived with a maternal uncle in Ulster, Iowa. She married John Kline on March 29, 1893 in Marathon County, Wisconsin. They adopted one daughter, Margie. Matilda and John farmed in Rib Mountain, Wisconsin. John died on Nov. 8, 1923 and Matilda died in 1935. Both are buried at Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau, along with their daughter and her husband.

4. George Revie
born May 1865 in Wausau, Wisconsin
died November 21, 1937 in Spokane, Washington

After growing up in the Wausau area, where he worked as a day laborer, George moved to Clear Lake, Washington. He married Bessie B. (Brown) Frank on June 14, 1911 in Orting, Washington. They did not have children, but Bessie had three children from her first marriage. George and Bessie lived on a farm in Marshall, Washington. George died in 1937, and Bessie died on June 20, 1938 in Spokane. Bessie is buried at Riverside Memorial Park in Spokane.

5. Louise (Revie) Taplin
born December 5, 1867 in Berlin, Wisconsin
died ????

Louise was baptized on Dec. 18, 1867 in the German Methodist Episcopal Church and grew up in the Wausau area. She married Albertus “Bert” Taplin on July 23, 1886 in Marathon County, Wisconsin, and had two children, Charles and Charlotte. Bert was from Wautoma, Wisconsin, and after several years living in Wausau, the couple moved to Wautoma. Bert worked as a farmer and teamster. He died on Oct. 18, 1943.

6. Mary Elizabeth Revie
born June 25, 1869 in Berlin, Wisconsin
died June 12, 1942 in Sedro-Woolley, Washington

Mary was born and grew up in the Wausau area. At some point, she moved to Washington. By 1940, she was living at the Northern State Hospital in Sedro-Woolley. She died there and her ashes are buried in the cemetery on the hospital grounds.

7. Anna (Revie) Moon
born July 1872 in Wausau, Wisconsin
died February 13, 1936 in Orland, California


Anna grew up with her siblings and mother on their farm outside of Wausau. She married George Francis Moon on June 26, 1894 in Marathon County, Wisconsin. They lived in Spencer, Wisconsin for several years before moving to California, where they lived in St. Helena, Wyo, and Orland. George worked as a farmer, as well as a stint as a clerk at a sanitarium. Anna and George had six children: Ethan Allen, Arlie, George Cecil, Vivian, Myrna, and Cornelia. After Anna's death, George remarried to Mary Arminta “Minta” (Carpenter) Gates. George died on Dec. 27, 1948 in Woodland, California and Minta died Apr. 16, 1965 in Santa Rosa, California. Anna and George are buried at Orland Masonic Cemetery in Orland, while Minta is buried at St. Helena Public Cemetery in St. Helena.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Jens Poulsen, Sidse Larsdatter, and their children

Jens Poulsen and Sidse (Larsdatter) Poulsen were my great-great-great-grandparents. Their daughter Caroline (Jensen) Gotsche was my great-great-grandmother, and her son Elmer Gotsche was my great-grandfather.

Jens Poulsen
born May 7, 1825 in Nordrup, Denmark
died September 1, 1903 in Racine, Wisconsin

Sidse (Larsdatter) Poulsen
born October 28, 1828 in Sorterup, Denmark
died June 5, 1894 in Racine, Wisconsin

Jens Poulsen was born to Poul Nielsen and Mariane Henriette (Lund) Nielsen in the small town of Nordrup on the island of Zealand in Denmark. Sidse Larsdatter was born in the nearby town of Sorterup to Lars Hansen and Sidse (Hansdatter) Hansen. Their last names followed the traditional Danish naming system - the first name of the father plus -sen (son) or -datter (daughter). Jens and Sidse were married on Apr. 15, 1856 in Sorterup. They had six children before deciding to leave their farm in Denmark and move to the United States. Jens, Sidse, their children, and two of their future children-in-law arrived in New York City on May 16, 1882. They traveled to Racine, Wisconsin, where they lived for the rest of their lives. Jens and Sidse are buried at Mound Cemetery in Racine.

Their six children:
  1. Mariane (Jensen) Nelson (1857-1953)
  2. Nels Jensen (1858-1924)
  3. Maren Sofie “Sophie” (Poulsen) Jensen (1865-1936)
  4. Caroline Mary (Jensen) Gotsche (1867-1926)
  5. Laura Kathrine Margrethe (Jensen) Thompson (1870-????)
  6. Ane Sophie “Sophie” (Nielsen) Matson (1879-1952)

Mariane Jensen Nelson Racine Wisconsin
Mariane (Jensen) Nelson in 1943.
1. Mariane (Jensen) Nelson
born January 10, 1857 in Finderup, Denmark
died November 17, 1953 in Racine, Wisconsin

Mariane grew up in Denmark, where she met her husband, Jens Christian “James” Nelson. In Denmark, she worked as a weaver, while James was a servant. James traveled with Mariane and her family when they moved to Racine in 1882, and they married there on Sept. 8, 1883. Mariane and James had six children: William, Louis, Carl, Edward, Leland, and Cecelia. James died in Racine on Jan. 11, 1894, and Mariane continued to live in Racine until her death in 1953. Mariane and James are buried at Mound Cemetery in Racine with Mariane's parents.

2. Nels Jensen
born April 11, 1858 in Finderup, Denmark
died January 2, 1924 in Racine, Wisconsin

Nels grew up in Denmark, where he worked as a house carpenter. He met his wife, Rasmine Frederikke “Rikke” Andersen, in Denmark and she traveled with Nels' family when they moved to Racine. Nels and Rikke married on Sept. 29, 1883 in Racine. They had five children: George, Alma, Arthur, Sadie, and Helen. Nels worked as a boat builder in Racine and Lake Geneva, and also lived for a time in Muskegon, Michigan. Rikke worked as a domestic for Judge John Winslow in Racine. Nels died in 1924, and Rikke died on Sept. 1, 1956 in Walnut Creek, California. Both are buried at Graceland Cemetery in Racine, along with two of their children.

3. Maren Sofie “Sophie” (Poulsen) Jensen
born October 13, 1865 in Sorterup, Denmark
died December 20, 1936 in Clarks Grove, Minnesota

Sophie - the name she chose to use in the United States - was born in Denmark and moved to the United States with the rest of her family. Sophie moved to Clarks Grove, Minnesota, where she married Anton Thomas Jensen on March 1, 1889. Before her marriage, she used Poulsen as her last name, unlike her siblings, who used Jensen. Sophie and Anton farmed in the town of Bath, Minnesota, and had six children: Louis, Jennie, Henrietta, Mary, Effie, and Emyline. Sophie died in 1936, and Anton died on March 19, 1941 in Clarks Grove. They are buried at the Clarks Grove Baptist Cemetery.

4. Caroline Mary (Jensen) Gotsche
born January 5, 1867 in Sorterup, Denmark
died July 5, 1926 in Racine, Wisconsin

Caroline grew up in Denmark, where she worked as a servant. She arrived in Racine with her parents and siblings in 1882. She married Christian Gotsche, who was also a Danish immigrant, in about 1890. Christian worked as a blacksmith and they had six children: Elmer, Martha, Irving, Florence, Paul, and an unnamed infant. They lived on 12th Street until 1917 or 1918, when they moved to Quincy Avenue. At the time of Christian's naturalization in 1914, he was described as five feet and four inches tall, weighing 143 pounds, with gray hair and gray eyes. Christian died on May 19, 1925 in Racine and Caroline died the next year. Christian and Caroline were buried next to four of their children at Mound Cemetery in Racine.

5. Laura Kathrine Margrethe (Jensen) Thompson
born April 8, 1870 in Sorterup, Denmark
died ???? in Racine, Wisconsin

Laura came to Racine with the rest of her family. She married Jacob Thompson and they lived on a farm on Four Mile Road. Unfortunately, I haven't found any other information about her.

6. Ane Sophie “Sophie” (Nielsen) Matson
born January 24, 1879 in Nordrup, Denmark
died May 18, 1952 in Racine, Wisconsin

Ane Sophie Nielsen was born to Kristian Nielsen and Ane Kirstine Kristensen. Her birth parents were unmarried, and Sophie was adopted by Jens and Sidse Poulsen. Sophie came to Racine in 1882, and she married Mat Borlund Matson there on Nov. 20, 1897. Mat worked as a light inspector, though he was nearly blind. He was known as “the blind lamplighter” and both a poem and a city park were named after him. The Matson family ran a grocery store on Racine's north side at the corner of Douglas Avenue and North Street. Sophie and Mat had twelve children: Edna, Laura, Rudolph, Jeanette, Alvin, Mabel, Bernice, Alvin, Edward, Mat Jr., Raymond, and LaVerne. Mat died in Racine on March 12, 1951 and Sophie died the next year. Both are buried at Mound Cemetery in Racine with many of their children.

Ane Sophie Nielsen Jensen Mat Borlund Matson Mound Cemetery Racine Wisconsin
Matson family graves at Mound Cemetery.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Michael Blake, Johanna Jordan, and their children

Michael Blake and Hannah (Jordan) Blake were my great-great-great-grandparents. Their son John Blake was my great-great-grandfather, and his daughter Elizabeth (Blake) Gotsche was my great-grandmother.

Michael Blake
born 1799 in County Clare, Ireland
died November 1, 1877 in Ossian, Iowa

Johanna “Hannah” (Jordan) Blake
born 1814 in County Clare, Ireland
died ????

Michael Blake and Johanna Jordan were both born in County Clare, Ireland, where they were married and their first six children were born. They lived on the Loop Head peninsula. Between 1856 and 1859, the Blake family moved from Ireland to Clinton, Ontario, Canada, where their youngest child was born. Michael and Johanna moved to Ossian, Iowa, sometime between 1861 and 1870. Michael died there in 1877 and Johanna died before 1880. Both are buried at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery in Ossian.

Their seven children:
  1. Ellen (Blake) McNamara (1836-1910)
  2. Timothy Henry Blake (1840-1924)
  3. Catherine E. (Blake) Moran (1845-1917)
  4. John Edward Blake (1847-1909)
  5. Michael Blake (1853-1935)
  6. Mary Theresa (Blake) Ormsby (1856-1939)
  7. James Blake (1859-1908)

1. Ellen (Blake) McNamara
born June 17, 1836 in County Clare, Ireland
died November 21, 1910 in Hennepin County, Minnesota

Ellen was born in Ireland and moved to Canada when she was in her 20's. She moved to the United States in about 1869 and married Michael McNamara, also an Irish immigrant, in 1869 or 1870. Ellen and Michael lived in Claremont and Rockwell, Iowa. Michael was a laborer at a quarry. They did not have children, but they helped to raise several of Ellen's nieces and nephews. Ellen died in 1910 and Michael died on March 20, 1914. Both are buried at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery in Ossian, next to Ellen's parents.

2. Timothy Henry Blake
born August 15, 1840 in County Clare, Ireland
died April 26, 1924 in Sherman, Michigan

Timothy moved along with his family from Ireland to Canada. He lived in Tuckersmith, Ontario for a time before moving to Muskegon, Michigan in about 1862. He later moved to neighboring Newaygo County, where he worked as a sawyer and farmer. Timothy married Catherine McClery on Apr. 5, 1869, in Teeswater, Ontario, Canada. They had three children: Johanna, Mary, and Michael, before Catherine's death on Jan. 18, 1875 in Muskegon. Timothy then married Johanna Elizabeth O'Connor on Apr. 4, 1882 in Claremont, Iowa. Timothy and Johanna also had three children: Margaret, an unnamed infant daughter, and Timothy. Timothy died in 1924 and Johanna died on June 24, 1938 in Muskegon. They are both buried at Maple Grove Cemetery in Fremont, Michigan.

3. Catherine E. (Blake) Moran
born December 1845 in County Clare, Ireland
died March 26, 1917 in Dougherty, Iowa

Catherine was born in Ireland and moved to Clinton, Ontario, where she married Thomas Moran on Feb. 1, 1864. They moved to Bloomfield, Winneshiek County, Iowa between 1865 and 1868, and then to Geneseo, Iowa. Thomas was a farmer. Catherine and Thomas had nine children: James, Mary, Catherine, Anna, Henry, Lillian, Thomas, Irene, and William. Thomas died on Feb. 12, 1913 at their home in Dougherty, Iowa, and Catherine died in 1917 at her daughter's home. Catherine and Thomas are buried at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Dougherty.

4. John Edward Blake
October 29, 1847 in County Clare, Ireland
died November 18, 1909 in Ashland, Wisconsin

John was born on the Loop Head peninsula and moved to Clinton, Ontario with his family. While living in Canada, John married Mary Ann Lavin. In about 1863, John and Mary moved to Muskegon, Michigan. John worked in a lumber mill, and continued to do so for the rest of his life. John and Mary had nine children in Muskegon between 1868 and 1885: Hannah, John, Catherine, Thomas, Michael, Ellen, Mary, Martha, and Elizabeth. In 1890, John and Mary moved to Ashland, Wisconsin with six of their children. Mary died on Aug. 18, 1894 in Ashland, and John died in 1909 at the home of his daughter Mayme. Both attended St. Agnes Catholic Church in Ashland, and are buried in the church cemetery.

5. Michael Blake
born September 28, 1853 in County Clare, Ireland
died April 7, 1935 in Mason City, Iowa

Michael moved with his family from Ireland to Canada, and then to Iowa, where he worked as a carpenter. On Jan. 14, 1886, Michael married Johanna Mary Kelly in Rockwell, Iowa. They lived in Rockwell and Mason City in Iowa and had four children: Edward, Clement, Jerome, and Francis. Johanna died on Aug. 30, 1924 at their home in Mason City, and Michael died there in 1935. They are both buried at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery in Mason City.

6. Mary Theresa (Blake) Ormsby
born August 15, 1856 in County Clare, Ireland
died December 1, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois

Mary moved from Ireland to Canada when she was very young. She moved to Ossian, Iowa with her parents before 1870, and worked there as a domestic servant. She married John Francis Ormsby on Dec. 21, 1878 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian. They moved to a farm in Dougherty, Iowa and had seven children: Loretto, Mary, Martha, Robert, George, John, and George. Mary and John moved to Chicago, where John died on Feb. 18, 1921. Mary followed in 1939, and they are both buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.

7. James Blake
born March 15, 1859 in Canada
died November 28, 1908 in Washburn, Wisconsin

James was the only one of his siblings to be born after the Blake family left Ireland. He grew up in Canada and Iowa before moving to Muskegon, Michigan, where he married Sarah A. Quigley on Nov. 26, 1883. James and Sarah had one son, Thomas, before moving to Washburn, Wisconsin. James died in 1908. In about 1920, Sarah remarried to Michael “Mike” Aspel. Sarah died on Feb. 11, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan and is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Christian Gotsche, Caroline Jensen, and their children

Christian Gotsche and Caroline (Jensen) Gotsche were my great-great-grandparents. Their son Elmer Gotsche was my great-grandfather.

Christian Gotsche Caroline Jensen Racine Wisconsin
Caroline and Christian Gotsche.
Christian Ferdinand Gotsche
born August 4, 1865 in Denmark
died May 19, 1925 in Racine, Wisconsin

Caroline Mary (Jensen) Gotsche
born January 5, 1867 in Sorterup, Denmark
died July 5, 1926 in Racine, Wisconsin

Christian Gotsche was the son of Christian and Ellen Gotsche. He arrived in the United States on June 3, 1885. His future wife Caroline Jensen, daughter of Jens Poulsen and Sidse (Larsdatter) Poulsen, had arrived with her parents and siblings on May 16, 1882. Both of them settled in Racine, and they married in about 1890. Christian worked as a blacksmith and they had seven children. They lived on 12th Street until 1917 or 1918, when they moved to Quincy Avenue. At the time of Christian's naturalization in 1914, he was described as five feet and four inches tall, weighing 143 pounds, with gray hair and gray eyes. Christian and Caroline were buried next to four of their children at Mound Cemetery in Racine.

Their six children:
  1. Elmer Ferdinand Gotsche (1891-1941)
  2. Harvey Gotsche (1894-1895)
  3. Martha Margaret (Gotsche) Smith (1896-1969)
  4. Irving James Gotsche (1900-1936)
  5. Florence Gotsche (1902-1903)
  6. unnamed infant Gotsche (????-1908)
  7. Paul Gotsche (????-1910)
Elmer Ferdinand Gotsche Racine Wisconsin
Elmer Gotsche in uniform.
1. Elmer Ferdinand Gotsche
born November 10, 1891 in Racine, Wisconsin
died Sept. 25, 1941 in Racine, Wisconsin

Elmer grew up in the family home on 12th Street. He worked as a telegraph operator for Western Union for several years before going to dental school at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He joined the U.S. Army dental corps on Aug. 25, 1917 and was stationed at Camp Funston in Kansas until his discharge on Jan. 6, 1919, after the end of World War I. During this time, he was described as tall, with a slender build, blue eyes, and light hair. While at Marquette, Elmer met nurse Elizabeth B. Blake and they were married on May 11, 1921 in Ashland, Wisconsin, after originally scheduling their wedding for the previous day in Madison, Wisconsin. Elmer and Elizabeth returned to Racine, where Elmer was a practicing dentist for many years, and had one daughter. After Elmer's death due to a heart attack, Elizabeth returned to work as a registered nurse. She died in Racine on February 13, 1953. Elmer is buried next to his parents, brothers Irving and Paul, and his unnamed infant sibling at Mound Cemetery in Racine. Elizabeth is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Caledonia, next to her infant granddaughter and son-in-law's parents.


2. Harvey Gotsche
born February 1894
died 19 Mar 1895 in Racine, Wisconsin

Harvey was thirteen months old when he died at the Gotsche family home on 12th Street in Racine.

3. Martha Margaret (Gotsche) Smith
born April 29, 1896 in Racine, Wisconsin
died July 8, 1969 in Racine, Wisconsin

Martha grew up in Racine and worked as a stenographer before her marriage to Raymond James “Ray” Smith in about 1921. Ray worked as a sales clerk for Massey-Harris Company in Racine. Martha and Ray had one daughter. Ray was described in 1942 as five feet and eight and a half inches tall, weighing 138 pounds, with blue eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion. Martha died in 1969, and Ray died on Aug. 27, 1977 in Racine. Both are buried at Mound Cemetery in Racine, though in a different section than Martha's parents and siblings.

Raymond James Smith Martha Margaret Gotsche Racine Wisconsin
Raymond and Martha's graves.

4. Irving James Gotsche
born March 25, 1900 in Racine, Wisconsin
died July 14, 1936 in Racine, Wisconsin

Irving worked as pattern maker for Wisconsin Pattern Works in Racine. He married Ethel Elsie Davis in Dubuque, Iowa on July 2, 1927 and they had two children. In 1918, Irving was described as tall, with a medium build, blue eyes, and light hair. Irving died in 1936 and is buried next to his parents and siblings at Mound Cemetery in Racine. Ethel worked as a teacher at Janes Elementary School in Racine. She died at Lakeshore Manor in Racine on July 16, 2003, at the age of 102. She never remarried, outliving her husband by exactly 67 years and two days. Ethel is buried in a mausoleum at West Lawn Memorial in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.

5. Florence Gotsche
born Sept. 23, 1902 in Racine, Wisconsin
died January 9, 1903 in Racine, Wisconsin

Florence was born and died at the family home on 12th Street in Racine. Her cause of death was listed as spina bifida. She is buried at Mound Cemetery in Racine, though the cemetery does not have an exact location recorded.

6. unnamed infant Gotsche
born ????
died April 1908

This unnamed child was buried at Mound Cemetery in Racine on Apr. 30, 1908, in the same grave where siblings Paul and Elmer were later buried.

7. Paul Gotsche
born ????
died 1910

Paul was buried at Mound Cemetery in Racine on June 3, 1910, in the same grave as Elmer and his unnamed infant sibling.

Elmer Ferdinand Gotsche Irving James Christian Caroline Mary Jensen Mound Cemetery Racine Wisconsin Paul
The Gotsche family graves at Mound Cemetery.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Charles Revie, Henrietta Seymour, and their children

Charles Revie and Hattie (Seymour) Revie were my great-great-grandparents. Their son Frank Revie was my great-grandfather.

Charles Revie
born June 15, 1861 in Maine, Wisconsin
died January 1, 1926 in Wausau, Wisconsin

Henrietta “Hattie” (Seymour) Revie
born April 2, 1875 in Wausau, Wisconsin
died March 25, 1963 in Racine County, Wisconsin

Charles Revie Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery Wausau Wisconsin
Charles Revie's Grave
Charles Revie was the second child of Frank Xavier Revie and Fredericka Louise (Thiel) Revie. He was born in the town of Maine, Wisconsin outside of Wausau. He lived and farmed in the Wausau area for his entire life, also working as a logger for a time. Hattie Seymour was the daughter of Nelson Seymour and Henrietta (Schellin) Seymour, and also grew up in the Wausau area. Charles and Hattie were married on Oct. 13, 1894 in the town of Easton. They had fourteen children and lived together in the town of Texas until Charles' death, after which Hattie continued to run the family farm with her children. Sometime before 1960, Hattie moved to Lindermann Avenue in Racine to live with her son Aaron. Charles and Hattie are buried at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Wausau, along with their son Edward and Charles' parents.
Henrietta Hattie Seymour Revie Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery Wausau Wisconsin
Henrietta Revie's grave.


Their fourteen children were:
  1. Lloyd Paul A. Revie (1895-1984)
  2. Aaron Charles August Revie (1897-1972)
  3. Frank Martin John Revie (1898-1985)
  4. Vesta H. Bertha (Revie) Jonas Wilson (1900-2006)
  5. Eva Marie (Revie) Christensen (1902-1946)
  6. Hattie C. (Revie) Alcott (1904-1995)
  7. Roger E. Revie (1905-????)
  8. Constance Venita Endora (Revie) Derus (1907-1981)
  9. George Gerald Howard “Gerald” Revie (1909-1993)
  10. Xenia J. Revie (1911-2006)
  11. Edward Revie (1913-1913)
  12. Ned Earl Ralph Revie (1914-2004)
  13. Cedric Sidney Leonard “Slim” Revie (1916-2006)
  14. June Wanita Elaine (Revie) Carver Smith (1920-2015)
Revie family graves at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery.

1. Lloyd Paul A. Revie
born June 21, 1895 in Wausau, Wisconsin
died January 6, 1984 in Wausau, Wisconsin

Lloyd grew up on the family farm in the town of Texas. At the time the 1920 census was taken, he was serving in the U.S. Army at Camp Knox (later Fort Knox), Kentucky. He worked for Standard Oil of Indiana in Wausau and married Helen Louise G. Pfaff. Lloyd and Helen had four children. Lloyd died in 1984 and Helen died on July 29, 1987 in Wausau.

2. Aaron Charles August Revie
born January 29, 1897 in Wausau, Wisconsin
died February 24, 1972 in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin

Aaron grew up with his family on their farm in the town of Texas. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I from May 31, 1918 to Jan. 6, 1919. After his military service, he returned to Texas before moving to Racine, Wisconsin in 1924 along with his brother Frank. Aaron worked at Ajax Rubber Company, and later at Nash-Kelvinator Corporation until his retirement in 1965. In about 1929, Aaron married Louise Blanche “Blanche” Smith in Janesville, Wisconsin. Aaron and Blanche had three children. In 1942, Aaron was described as five feet and ten inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with brown eyes, brown hair, and a ruddy complexion. Aaron and Blanche were Jehovah's Witnesses. Aaron died at High Ridge Hospital and Blanche later died in Janesville on Jan. 26, 1986. Aaron is buried at West Lawn Memorial Park in Mount Pleasant.

3. Frank Martin John Revie
born December 24, 1898 in Texas, Wisconsin
died July 20, 1985 in Marshfield, Wisconsin

Frank, like his siblings, grew up in the town of Texas. He moved to Racine by 1923 and worked at Ajax Rubber Company with his brother Aaron. While in Racine, he met his future wife, Lydia Clara Minnie Stacke. Frank and Lydia had three children together. After their marriage on March 5, 1927 in Milwaukee, they moved to Janesville and then back to Racine, where Frank worked various jobs, including rubber worker, tire builder, cement worker, and a job at a filling station. In 1931, shortly after Lydia's father's death, Frank and Lydia moved to a dairy farm in the town of Mayville, Clark County, Wisconsin, outside of Dorchester. They lived on the farm until 1961, when they moved to Abbotsford, followed by moves to the town of Maine (south of Merrill in Marathon County) in 1966, and back to Dorchester in 1976. Frank died on July 20, 1985 of renal failure at St. Joseph's hospital in Marshfield. Lydia continued to live in Dorchester for many years, later moving to an assisted living facility in Phillips, Wisconsin. She died of heart failure at Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls on Nov. 16, 2001 at nearly 102 years of age. Frank and Lydia are buried together at the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery in Dorchester.

4. Vesta H. Bertha (Revie) Jonas Wilson
born October 21, 1900 in Texas, Wisconsin
died February 9, 2006 in Weyauwega, Wisconsin

Vesta graduated from the River Falls Normal School in River Falls, Wisconsin in 1917 and the Marathon County School in 1919. She worked as a teacher in the Wausau area. She married cheese maker Walter Carl Ferdinand Jonas in 1924 and they moved to Chicago, Illinois, where Walter worked in elevator maintenance and owned a gas station. They had one son. Walter died in October 1962. In 1972, Vesta married Orville Joseph Wilson. They lived in Waupaca, Wisconsin, where Orville died on June 19, 1992. Vesta lived to the age of 105 and is buried at Cedar Park Cemetery in Calumet Park, Illinois.

5. Eva Marie (Revie) Christensen
born December 3, 1902 in Wausau, Wisconsin
died September 29, 1946 in Waukegan, Illinois

Eva married Arthur Christensen on Nov. 20, 1922 in Cook County, Illinois and they had two children. Arthur worked in trucking and was a village trustee in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois. Eva died at the age of 43 in 1946, the youngest of her siblings besides her infant brother. Arthur died in Kenosha, Wisconsin on June 29, 1988. Eva and Arthur are buried at Pine View Memorial Park in Beach Park, Illinois.

6. Hattie C. (Revie) Alcott
born May 17, 1904 in Wausau, Wisconsin
died October 18, 1995 in Beloit, Wisconsin

After growing up on the family farm, Hattie moved to Beloit, Wisconsin and married Kenneth Orvill Alcott on Aug. 14, 1929. Hattie worked as a cashier at a restaurant and at Fairbanks-Morse and Kenneth worked as a contractor. They had two children. Kenneth died in Beloit on Aug. 6, 1975 and Hattie died in 1995. Both are buried at Eastlawn Cemetery in Beloit.

7. Roger E. Revie
born July 30, 1905 in Texas, Wisconsin
died unknown

Roger grew up on a farm in the town of Texas with the rest of his family and lived there until at least 1920. In 1925, he was living in Racine and working at a rubber factory with his brothers Aaron and Frank. In 1930, Roger lived in Chicago and worked as an assistant stock man at a hospital. I have not found any records of Roger after 1930.

8. Constance Venita Endora (Revie) Derus
born February 21, 1907 in Texas, Wisconsin
died March 31, 1981 in Bellingham, Washington

Constance was born in the town of Texas and moved to Milwaukee, where she married Sylvester W. Derus. They had two children. Sylvester worked as a shoe cutter and later as a foreman at Filer & Stowell. He died on Jan. 13, 1963 in St. Francis, Wisconsin. Constance eventually moved to Bellingham, Washington, where she died.

9. George Gerald Howard “Gerald” Revie
born June 5, 1909 in Texas, Wisconsin
died April 25, 1993 in Wausau, Wisconsin

Gerald - he preferred to use one of his middle names - lived and worked on the family farm until the 1930s. In 1940 he was working as a truck driver. He married Eva Minnie Edwards on March 21, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois and they had four children. Gerald died in 1993 and Eva died on Apr. 9, 2005 in Wausau. Both are buried at Restlawn Memorial Park in Wausau.

10. Xenia J. Revie (aka Xenia J. Rivau)
born July 9, 1911 in Wisconsin
died June 22, 2006 in South Beloit, Illinois

Xenia grew up in the town of Texas and moved to Beloit with her sister Hattie by 1930, where she changed the spelling of her last name to Rivau. She worked assembling magnets and as a bench worker at Fairbanks-Morse. Xenia did not marry or have children.

11. Edward Revie
born 1913
died 1913

Edward was born and died in 1913 and is buried next to his parents and paternal grandparents at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Wausau. Unfortunately, I don't know anything else about him.

Edward Revie Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery Wausau Wisconsin
Edward's grave is at the edge of the cemetery.

12. Ned Earl Ralph Revie
born August 25, 1914 in Wausau, Wisconsin
died June 8, 2004 in Wausau, Wisconsin

Ned lived and worked on the family farm, later moving to Wausau and working as a milk salesman. He worked as woodlands manager for Wausau Paper Mills until he retired in 1976. Ned married Mildred Marie Will in September 1942 and they have two children before Mildred's death on March 15, 1969 in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Ned married Marguerite F. Tewes on Dec. 22, 1973 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Wausau. Marguerite worked at Wausau Mutual Insurance. Ned died in 2004 and Marguerite died July 26, 2011 in Wausau. Ned and Marguerite are buried at Restlawn Memorial Park in Wausau.

13. Cedric Sidney Leonard “Slim” Revie
born June 13, 1916 in Wausau, Wisconsin
died May 8, 2006 in Paradise, California

Cedric lived and farmed in the Wausau area until Nov. 17, 1942, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army in World War II. He married Ethelwyn Marie (Kolden) Whitted in Los Angeles County, California on Feb. 20, 1955 and they had one son. Ethelwyn had three children from her previous marriage. Ethelwyn died in Paradise, California on Sept. 12, 1984 and Cedric died in 2006. Both are buried along with their son at Paradise Cemetery in Paradise.

14. June Wanita Elaine (Revie) Carver Smith
born June 4, 1920 in Wausau, Wisconsin
died Sept. 19, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona

June grew up in the Wausau area and moved to Phoenix, Arizona between 1940 and 1945, where she worked at AiResearch. She married George Russell “Russell” Carver, one of her coworkers, and they had at least three children, while Russell had at least one child from his first marriage. Russell died on Dec. 31, 1975 in Phoenix. June remarried to a man with the last name of Smith and eventually moved to Tempe, Arizona. She died last month at the age of 95.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Emil Dombrowe, Caroline Gammer, and their children

Emil Dombrowe and Caroline (Gammer) Dombrowe were my great-great-great-grandparents. Their daughter Augusta (Dombrowe) Stacke was my great-great-grandmother, and her daughter Lydia (Stacke) Revie was my great-grandmother.

Emil Dombrowe
born January 23, 1855 in Wembowitz, Prussia (modern-day Wąbnice, Poland)
died November 26, 1924 in Abbotsford, Wisconsin

Caroline (Gammer) Dombrowe Brenner
born February 3, 1857 in Breslau, Prussia (modern-day Wroclaw, Poland)
died January 4, 1938 in Abbotsford, Wisconsin

Emil Dombrowe and Caroline Gammer were both born in areas of Prussia that later became part of the German Empire and today are in Poland. They were married on Apr. 20, 1881 and had six children together before moving to the United States. Emil arrived in New York City on Sept. 30, 1891, along with his future son-in-law Carl Frederick Stacke. Caroline and the six children followed, arriving in Baltimore, Maryland on May 19, 1892. After settling on a farm in Pine Valley, Wisconsin, outside of Neillsville, they had two more children. The family briefly moved to Fond du Lac before moving to Colby and then in 1912 they moved to Abbotsford. Emil suffered a “stroke of paralysis” several years before his death, and died at his home.

On July 25, 1932, Caroline married Christian Brenner, who was also widowed, in the Lutheran parsonage in Dorchester. Christian previously lived in Lafayette, Indiana and had six children with his first wife. This marriage doesn't seem to have lasted, because when Caroline died of “old age complications” in her home less than six years later, there was no mention of her second husband in either of her published obituaries. Christian moved back to Lafayette and died there on March 24, 1947. Christian was buried with his first wife at the Asbury Cemetery in Shelby, Indiana. Caroline and Emil are buried at Abbotsford Cemetery.

Emil and Caroline's eight children were:
  1. Augusta Martha (Dombrowe) Stacke (1880-1976)
  2. Frederick Reinhard “Fred” Dombrowe (1882-1960)
  3. Louise P. (Dombrowe) Allar (1884-1967)
  4. Otto Adolph Dombrowe (1886-1917)
  5. Paul Charles Dombrowe (1888-1965)
  6. Rudolph Herman “Rudy” Dombrowe (1891-1982)
  7. Oscar Willard Dombrowe (1894-1992)
  8. Edith H. (Dombrowe) Ingersoll (1897-1975)

1. Augusta Martha (Dombrowe) Stacke
born August 14, 1880 in Broslawitz, German Empire (modern-day Zbroslawice, Poland)
died April 30, 1976 in Neillsville, Wisconsin

Augusta was born in Europe and traveled to the United States with her mother and siblings, following her father and future husband. On Jan. 10, 1896, Augusta married Carl Frederick Stacke at First Saint John's Lutheran Church in Neillsville. They lived and farmed in Pine Valley until about 1909, when they moved to rural Colby, Wisconsin, where they had a dairy farm and raised their eleven children: Martha, Lydia, Herman, Emma, Adolph, Louise, William, Frieda, Walter, Adeline, and Ethel. Carl died on Dec. 13, 1930 in Marshfield, Wisconsin. In 1940, Augusta was living with her son Adolph and his family in Colby. She later moved to Curtiss and Abbotsford, and moved to the Memorial Nursing Home in Neillsville on April 6, 1966, living there until her death ten years later. Carl and Augusta are buried in the Colby Memorial Cemetery in Colby.

2. Frederick Reinhard “Fred” Dombrowe
born July 16, 1882 in Silesia, German Empire (modern-day Poland)
died Oct. 23, 1960 in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Fred was born in the region of Silesia and moved with his parents to Pine Valley, Wisconsin when he was not quite ten years old. He moved to Groton, South Dakota sometime between 1900 and 1904, where he lived and worked as a painter until his death. His younger brothers Otto, Paul, and Oscar lived in nearby towns. On Oct. 18, 1920, he married Eda Marie Smeenk in Groton. Eda worked as a seamstress, and they had two sons, Donald and Robert. Fred died in a hospital in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Eda died on Sept. 25, 1989 at Mother Joseph Manor, a retirement home in Aberdeen. Fred and Eda are buried together at the Groton Cemetery.

3. Louise P. (Dombrowe) Allar
born April 1884 in German Empire (modern-day Poland)
died 1967

Louise came to the United States with her family in 1892, and lived on the family farm in Pine Valley, Wisconsin. She married Jacob Edward “Jake” Allar on Nov. 16, 1909 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. They lived together in Colby and Abbotsford before moving to Dorchester by 1920. Louise and Jake had six children: James, George, Jacob, Raymond, Lillian, and another daughter. Jake was a prominent man in their community. He owned a general store and several farms, was a member of the board of supervisors for Dorchester, and was village president for eight years. Jake died in Dorchester on Nov. 17, 1938, of a coronary embolism. Two years after his death, Louise's occupation was listed as “administrator, husband's estate.” Louise died in 1967, and she is buried with Jake and two of their children at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Colby.

4. Otto Adolph Dombrowe
born May 16, 1886 in German Empire (modern-day Poland)
died August 8, 1917

Otto grew up on the family farm in Pine Valley after his family moved to the United States. In about 1907, he moved to Groton, South Dakota, where he worked as a farmer. He married Ollie Rebecca McMillan on March 5, 1914 in Lodgepole, South Dakota. They had at least one son. Otto died young and was buried at Abbotsford Cemetery in Abbotsford, Wisconsin, next to his parents' eventual burial sites. Ollie married again, to a man named Floyd Franklin Miller. They had three children and moved to Oregon. Ollie died Oct. 22, 1969 in Eugene, Oregon and is buried with her second husband at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

5. Paul Charles Dombrowe
born August 5, 1888 in Berlin, German Empire (?)
died December 23, 1965 in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Several records from later in Paul's life indicate he was born in Berlin, although I don't know whether that is true. In any case, he moved to the United States with the rest of his family in 1892. He grew up in Pine Valley, Wisconsin, and moved to Claremont, South Dakota by 1910. In 1913, he was living in Aberdeen and working as a clothes cleaner. He later farmed in North Dakota. On June 29, 1917, he enlisted in Company I, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard. His younger brother Oscar joined the same unit on the same date. Within a month of enlisting, their unit was called into federal service and sent to France to fight in World War I. Paul served until his discharge on Jun 24, 1919. He worked as a farmer until his retirement in 1960, first in Claremont, and after 1949 in Aberdeen. He married Agnes R. Hansen on Sept. 1, 1925 in Aberdeen, and they had two children, Pauline and an infant daughter who died shortly after birth. Paul died at an Aberdeen hospital in 1965, and Agnes died in Ellendale, North Dakota in August 1987. Paul is buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen. Agnes is probably buried with him, but I'm not sure of that.

6. Rudolph Herman “Rudy” Dombrowe
born June 8, 1891 in Berlin, German Empire (?)
died September 20, 1982 in King, Wisconsin

Like his older brother, there are records that say Rudy was born in Berlin, but I'm not sure if that's true. He moved to Pine Valley, Wisconsin with the rest of his family and farmed in Colby. On June 28, 1918, Rudy was inducted into the 163rd Depot Brigade of the U.S. Army in Sherbrooke, North Dakota. He was stationed at Camp Dodge, Iowa, and was discharged on February 5, 1919. He returned to Wisconsin and married Goldie S. Martin in about 1920. Rudy and Goldie lived in Fenwood, Wisconsin, where Rudy worked as the proprietor of a “hotel & soft drink parlor” during Prohibition. Goldie died on May 3, 1940. Rudy remarried on Sept. 21, 1940 in Dubuque, Iowa to Martha Maria Louisa (Scheel) Elson, who was also recently widowed. Rudy and Martha lived together in Wausau. Rudy did not have any children, but Martha had one son prior to their marriage. Martha died on Feb. 1, 1979 in Wausau and Rudy died in 1982. Rudy is buried with his first wife Goldie at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery in Dorchester, while Martha is buried at Restlawn Memorial Park in Wausau.

7. Oscar Willard Dombrowe
born July 12, 1894 in Neillsville, Wisconsin
died February 29, 1992 in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Oscar was the first of his siblings to be born in the United States. He grew up on the family farms in Pine Valley and Colby, Wisconsin before moving to Tappen, North Dakota by 1917. On June 29, 1917, he enlisted in the North Dakota National Guard along with his older brother Paul. Oscar served in Europe during World War I until he was discharged on May 22, 1919. He moved to Claremont, South Dakota and married Katherine Elizabeth Worthy on Nov. 3, 1921 in Aberdeen. They had one son and they lived on a farm in Claremont. Katherine died on July 13, 1984 in Groton, South Dakota and Oscar died in 1992. Both are buried at Huffton Cemetery in Huffton, South Dakota.

8. Edith H. (Dombrowe) Ingersoll
born August 20, 1897 in Wisconsin
died November 26, 1975 in Abbotsford, Wisconsin

Edith was the youngest Dombrowe child. She grew up with the rest of her family and on Nov. 12, 1923 she married Kenneth Ingersoll in Owen, Wisconsin. They lived in and near Abbotsford while Kenneth worked at various jobs, including farming, road construction, and as a teamster. Edith and Kenneth had nine children, including Gladys, Donald, Jeanette, Arlene, and Robert. Kenneth died on Apr. 7, 1975 in Abbotsford, and Edith died later that year. They are buried at the Abbotsford Cemetery.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Carl Frederick Stacke, Augusta Martha Dombrowe, and their children

Carl Stacke and Augusta (Dombrowe) Stacke were my great-great-grandparents. Their daughter Lydia (Stacke) Revie was my great-grandmother.

Carl Frederick Stacke
born August 16, 1868 in Broslawitz, Prussia (modern-day Zbroslawice, Poland)
died December 13, 1930 in Marshfield, Wisconsin

Augusta Martha (Dombrowe) Stacke
born August 14, 1880 in Broslawitz, German Empire (modern-day Zbroslawice, Poland)
died April 30, 1976 in Neillsville, Wisconsin

Carl Frederick Stacke and Augusta Martha Dombrowe were born in the same small town. When Carl was born it was part of Prussia and was incorporated into the newly-formed German Empire in 1871. After World War II, Broslawitz became a part of Poland and became known by its Polish name. There is evidence that Carl's name was originally spelled Stache. Augusta's parents were Emil Dombrowe and Caroline (Gammer) Dombrowe. The two families must have known each other well, because Carl and his future father-in-law Emil emigrated to the United States together, arriving in New York City on Sept. 30, 1891. Augusta, along with her mother and siblings, followed on May 19, 1892. The Dombrowe family settled in Pine Valley, Wisconsin, a town outside of Neillsville. On Jan. 10, 1896, Carl and Augusta were married at First Saint John's Lutheran Church in Neillsville. They lived and farmed in Pine Valley until about 1909, when they moved to rural Colby, Wisconsin, where they had a dairy farm and raised their eleven children.

Carl developed stomach cancer in 1930, and died at a hospital in Marshfield. In 1940, Augusta was living with her son Adolph and his family in Colby. She later moved to Curtiss and Abbotsford, and moved to the Memorial Nursing Home in Neillsville on April 6, 1966, living there until her death ten years later. Carl and Augusta are buried in the Colby Memorial Cemetery in Colby.

Augusta Martha Dombrowe Carl Frederick Stacke Colby Cemetery
Augusta and Carl's graves at Colby Memorial Cemetery.

Carl and Augusta's eleven children were:
  1. Martha Augusta (Stacke) Krueger Koerner (1897-1959)
  2. Lydia Clara Minnie (Stacke) Revie (1899-2001)
  3. Herman Carl Frederick Stacke (1902-1996)
  4. Emma E. Ida "Betty" (Stacke) Clark Pasquesi (1904-1987)
  5. Adolph William "Otto" Stacke (1906-1972)
  6. Louise Florence (Stacke) Olson (1908-2005)
  7. William R. Stacke (1910-1977)
  8. Frieda Ruth "Fay" (Stacke) Hanson (1912-2005)
  9. Walter Arthur Adam Stacke (1914-1994)
  10. Adeline O. (Stacke) Miller (1917-2015)
  11. Ethel Lorraine (Stacke) Hansen (1919-2013)

1. Martha Augusta (Stacke) Krueger Koerner
born May 9, 1897 in Neillsville, Wisconsin
died December 15, 1959 in Curtiss, Wisconsin

Martha was the oldest of eleven children. She grew up on her parents' farms in Pine Valley and Colby. On January 24, 1917, she married Frederick Otto "Fred" Krueger in Green Grove, Wisconsin. She and Fred had four children before Fred's death from appendicitis on Feb. 12, 1930 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Martha continued to operate the family farm with help from her children and her brother Adolph, but by 1940 she had moved to Curtiss. On Dec. 7, 1940, Martha married Ervin August Koerner, who had been widowed twice himself. They didn't have children together, but Ervin had three children from a previous marriage. Martha died in her home on Dec. 15, 1959 of a heart attack that happened while she was folding clothes. Martha's second husband Ervin lived until Dec. 25, 1980, when he died in Neillsville. Martha and both of her husbands are buried at Pine Hill Cemetery north of Curtiss.

2. Lydia Clara Minnie (Stacke) Revie
born December 28, 1899 in Pine Valley, Wisconsin
died November 16, 2001 in Park Falls, Wisconsin

Lydia was born at 9:00pm in the town of Pine Valley, where she lived until her family moved to Colby around 1909. She worked as a housekeeper in Oshkosh, Racine, and Milwaukee, where she was employed by the Fischbach family. She met Frank Martin John Revie in Racine, and they had three children together. After their marriage on March 5, 1927 in Milwaukee, Frank and Lydia moved to Janesville and then back to Racine, where Frank worked various jobs, including rubber worker, tire builder, cement worker, and a job at a filling station. In 1931, shortly after Lydia's father's death, Frank and Lydia moved to a dairy farm in the town of Mayville, Clark County, Wisconsin, outside of Dorchester. They lived on the farm until 1961, when they moved to Abbotsford, followed by moves to the town of Maine (south of Merrill in Marathon County) in 1966, and back to Dorchester in 1976. Frank died on July 20, 1985 of renal failure at St. Joseph's hospital in Marshfield. Lydia continued to live in Dorchester for many years, later moving to an assisted living facility in Phillips, Wisconsin. She died of heart failure at Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls at nearly 102 years of age. Frank and Lydia are buried together at the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery in Dorchester.

Lydia Clara Minnie Stacke Frank Martin John Revie Dorchester Cemetery
Lydia and Frank's graves at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.

3. Herman Carl Frederick Stacke
born July 20, 1902 in Clark County, Wisconsin
died March 15, 1996 in Evanston, Illinois

Herman married Emma Weideman around 1926. She died along with their infant child on May 29, 1927 in Abbotsford, Wisconsin. Emma and the unnamed infant are buried at the Abbotsford Cemetery. Herman continued to work on his parents' farm in Colby until the early 1930s, when he moved to Two Harbors, Minnesota, the hometown of his second wife, Rosalie A. Monahan. By 1940, Herman and Rosalie lived in Evanston, Illinois, where Herman had a job as a silverware polisher and Rosalie kept a lodging house. Herman and Rosalie had at least one child. They both died in Evanston, Herman on March 15, 1996 and Rosalie on Sept. 23, 1998. They are buried at Lake Forest Cemetery in Lake Forest, Illinois.

4. Emma E. Ida "Betty" (Stacke) Clark Pasquesi
born May 4, 1904 in Clark County, Wisconsin
died February 17, 1987 in Portland, Oregon

Betty's first husband was a man with the last name Clark. They were divorced before 1940, when Betty was living in New Trier, Illinois and working as a cook. By 1943, she was married to Theodore James "Ted" Pasquesi, an orthopedic surgeon, and they were living in Portland, Oregon. Betty died in Portland on Feb. 17, 1987 and Ted died on March 15, 2002 in Lake Forest, Illinois. Both are buried along with their only son at River View Cemetery in Portland.

5. Adolph William "Otto" Stacke
born January 30, 1906 in Pine Valley, Wisconsin
died September 18, 1972 in Marshfield, Wisconsin

Adolph was raised on his parents' farm in Colby. His birth name was Gustav Adolph William - he did not like the name Gustav and had his name legally changed. In 1930 he was living with his older sister Martha on her farm in Green Grove. On June 23, 1936, he married Marion Margaret Dietrich in Colby. They had three children and lived in Colby and Curtiss before moving to Abbotsford. Adolph died on Sept. 18, 1972 and Marion died on Dec. 1, 2002. They are buried in Abbotsford Cemetery.

6. Louise Florence (Stacke) Olson
born July 2, 1908 in Pine Valley, Wisconsin
died February 5, 2005 in Prospect Heights, Illinois

Louise grew up on her parents' farms and in 1930, she was living in New Trier, Illinois and working as a maid. She married Charles L. Olson on Dec. 1, 1933 in Cook County, Illinois and they had one child. Charles and Louise lived in Evanston, Illinois, where Charles worked as an accountant and office manager for Northwestern University. Charles died on Sept. 8, 1979 and Louise died on Feb. 5, 2005.

7. William R. Stacke
born December 30, 1910 in Clark County, Wisconsin
died April 9, 1977 in Wausau, Wisconsin

William worked on his parents' farm in Colby until he married Sylvia Augusta Kobs on Oct. 16, 1935 in Dorchester, Wisconsin. They lived on a farm in Colby and had one daughter before divorcing. Sylvia died on Dec. 19, 1994 in Wausau and is buried alongside her daughter at Colby Memorial Cemetery in Colby. William married Mary Ann Rose (Brill) Bailey on Oct. 25, 1969. William died on Apr. 9, 1977 in Wausau, and Mary Ann died on March 29, 2014, also in Wausau. William and Mary Ann are buried at Restlawn Memorial Park in Wausau.

8. Frieda Ruth "Fay" (Stacke) Hanson
born October 1, 1912 in Colby, Wisconsin
died April 19, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois

Fay grew up on the family farm in Colby. In 1933, she was living in Evanston, Illinois and working as a maid, and in 1940, she was living in Chicago and working as a "nurse girl." She married Robert G. Hanson on Jan. 19, 1943 at North Shore Baptist Church in Chicago. Robert was a lawyer at the firm of O'Keefe, Ashenden, Lyons & Ward. He died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago on May 13, 1991. Fay died on Apr. 19, 2005 in Chicago.

9. Walter Arthur Adam Stacke
born September 22, 1914 in Colby, Wisconsin
died October 10, 1994 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Walter lived in Colby until 1938, but was living in Evanston, Illinois in 1940. On Apr. 23, 1941, he joined the Army and served until his discharge on June 14, 1945. Walter moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he worked at Prudential Insurance Company until his retirement in 1977. He married Jacqueline Mae McMinn on Apr. 7, 1945 in El Paso, Texas. Walter died on Oct. 10, 1994, while Jacqueline died on Dec. 25, 2006 in Albuquerque.

10. Adeline O. (Stacke) Miller
born May 6, 1917 in Clark County, Wisconsin
died February 1, 2015 in Abbotsford, Wisconsin

Adeline grew up in Colby. She married Wilbert F. Miller on Oct. 22, 1938 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Green Grove, Wisconsin. They had one daughter and lived together in Green Grove, and Curtiss. Wilbert died on Aug. 6, 1980 in Wood County, Wisconsin. Adeline then lived in Abbotsford until her death, where she worked for the Phonograph-Tribune newspaper. Adeline and Wilbert are buried at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Green Grove.

11. Ethel Lorraine (Stacke) Hansen
born July 21, 1919 in Colby, Wisconsin
died March 26, 2013 in Yakima, Washington

Ethel was the youngest of eleven children, growing up on a farm in Colby. In 1940, Ethel lived in Chicago and worked as a "salad girl" in a tea room. She married on May 26, 1945 in Los Angeles County, California and lived in Phoenix, Arizona before moving to Yakima. At the time of her death in 2013, Ethel's husband was still living.