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, and her daughter Mary (Gotsche) Thielen was my grandmother.

Carl Frederick Stacke
born August 16, 1868 in Breslawitz, Prussia (modern-day Wrocławice, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died December 13, 1930 in Marshfield, Wood County, Wisconsin

Augusta Martha (Dombrowe) Stacke
born August 14, 1880 in Breslawitz, German Empire (modern-day Wrocławice, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died April 30, 1976 in Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin

Carl Frederick Stacke and Augusta Martha Dombrowe were born in the same small town named Breslawitz. At the time Carl was born, it was a part of the Kingdom of Prussia, which became part of the newly-formed German Empire in 1871, before Augusta was born in 1880. After World War II, Breslawitz became a part of Poland and became known by its Polish name, Wrocławice. Carl was baptized at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz, Prussia (modern-day Gądkowice, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland) on August 23, 1868.

Carl's parents were Friedrich Stache and Johanna (Bergander) 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 Dombrowe immigrated to the United States together, arriving in New York City, New York County, New York, on September 30, 1891. Augusta, along with her mother and siblings, followed on May 19, 1892. On January 10, 1897, Carl and Augusta were married at First Saint John's Lutheran Church in Neillsville. They lived and farmed in Pine Valley, Clark County, Wisconsin, until about 1909, when they moved to rural Colby, Clark County, Wisconsin, where they had a dairy farm and raised their eleven children. During this time, the spelling of the family name was Americanized from Stache to Stacke.

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, Clark County, Wisconsin, and Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin, before moving 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.

Their eleven children:
  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 Elizabeth Ida "Betty" (Stacke) Clark Pasquesi (1904-1987)
  5. Adolph William "Otto" Stacke (1906-1972)
  6. Louise Florence (Stacke) Olson (1908-2005)
  7. William Ronald A. Stacke (1910-1977)
  8. Frieda Ruth "Fay" (Stacke) Hanson (1912-2005)
  9. Walter Arthur Adam Stacke (1914-1994)
  10. Adeline Olga (Stacke) Miller (1917-2015)
  11. Ethel Lorraine Mildred (Stacke) Hansen (1919-2013)
1. Martha Augusta (Stacke) Krueger Koerner
born May 9, 1897 in Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin
died December 15, 1959 in Curtiss, Clark County, 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, Clark County, Wisconsin. She and Fred had four children, Elroy, Valoris, Lester, and Vear Dean, before Fred's death from appendicitis on February 12, 1930 in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, 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 December 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 December 15, 1959 of a heart attack that occurred while she was folding laundry. Martha's second husband Ervin lived until December 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, Clark County, Wisconsin
died November 16, 2001 in Park Falls, Price County, Wisconsin

Lydia was born in the town of Pine Valley, where she lived until her family moved to Colby, Clark County, Wisconsin, around 1907. She worked as a housekeeper in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin; Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, and Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, where she was employed by the Fischbach family. Lydia met Frank Martin John Revie in Racine and they had a daughter, Mary, who was adopted by Elmer and Elizabeth (Blake) Gotsche. They later had two more children, Wesley and Jack.
Lydia Revie & Augusta Stacke

Frank and Lydia married on March 5, 1927 at 2:30 P.M. at the parsonage of Trinity Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. After their marriage, they moved to Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, 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 near to her family in the town of Mayville, Clark County, Wisconsin, outside of Dorchester, Clark County, Wisconsin. They lived on the farm until 1961, when they moved to Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin, followed by moves to the town of Maine, Marathon County, Wisconsin in 1966, and back to Dorchester in 1976. Frank died of renal failure at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield on July 20, 1985. Lydia continued to live in Dorchester for many years, later moving to an assisted living facility in Phillips, Price County, 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.

3. Herman Carl Frederick Stacke
born July 20, 1902 in Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin
died March 16, 1996 in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois

Herman grew up in Pine Valley and Colby with his family. He married Emma Weideman on July 9, 1924 in Clark County. She died along with their infant son Aldonis on May 29, 1927 in Wood County, Wisconsin. Emma and Aldonis 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, Lake County, Minnesota, the hometown of his second wife, Rosalie A. Monahan, who he married on July 28, 1938 in Cresco, Howard County, Iowa. By 1940, Herman and Rosalie lived in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, where Herman had a job as a silverware polisher and Rosalie kept a lodging house. Herman and Rosalie had one child. They both died in Evanston, Herman in 1996 and Rosalie on September 23, 1998. They are buried at Lake Forest Cemetery in Lake Forest, Lake County, Illinois.

4. Emma Elizabeth Ida "Betty" (Stacke) Clark Pasquesi
born May 4, 1904 in Pine Valley, Clark County, Wisconsin
died February 17, 1987 in Portland, Multnomah County, 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, Cook County, 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. Betty died in Portland in 1987 and Ted died on March 15, 2002 in Lake Forest. Both are buried along with their only son, Herbert, at River View Cemetery in Portland.

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

Adolph was raised on his parents' farm in Colby. His birth name was Gustav Adolph William Stacke - he did not like the name Gustav and had his name legally changed to remove it. 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, Phyllis and two others, and lived in Colby and Curtiss before moving to Abbotsford. Adolph died in 1972 and Marion died on December 1, 2002 in Abbotsford. They are buried in Abbotsford Cemetery.

6. Louise Florence (Stacke) Olson
born July 2, 1908 in Pine Valley, Clark County, Wisconsin
died February 5, 2005 in Prospect Heights, Cook County, 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 Lewis Olson on December 2, 1933 in Cook County, Illinois and they had one child. Charles and Louise lived in Evanston, where Charles worked as an accountant, office manager, and director of buildings and grounds for Northwestern University. Charles died on September 8, 1979 and Louise died on February 5, 2005. Louise and Charles are buried at All Saints Catholic Cemetery in Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois.

7. William Ronald A. Stacke
born December 30, 1910 in Colby, Clark County, Wisconsin
died April 9, 1977 in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin

William worked on his parents' farm in Colby until he married Sylvia Augusta Kobs on October 26, 1935 in Dorchester, Wisconsin. They lived on a farm in Colby and had one daughter, Wanda, before divorcing. Sylvia died on December 19, 1994 in Wausau and is buried at Colby Memorial Cemetery in Colby. William married Mary Ann Rose (Brill) Bailey on October 25, 1969 in Pine County, Minnesota. William died in 1977, and Mary Ann died on March 29, 2014, also in Wausau. William and Mary Ann are buried at Restlawn Memorial Park in the village of Maine.

8. Frieda Ruth "Fay" (Stacke) Hanson
born October 1, 1912 in Colby, Clark County, Wisconsin
died April 19, 2005 in Chicago, Cook County, 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 Gibbs Hanson on January 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 in 2005.

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

Walter lived in Colby until 1938, but was living in Evanston, Illinois in 1940. On April 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, who was a nurse, on April 7, 1945 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. Walter died in 1994, while Jacqueline died on December 25, 2006 in Albuquerque.

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

Lydia Revie & Adeline Miller
Adeline grew up in Colby. She married Wilbert Fredrick Miller on October 22, 1938 in Saint Paul's Lutheran Church in Green Grove. They had one child and lived together in Green Grove and Curtiss. Wilbert died on August 6, 1980 in Wood County. Adeline then lived in Abbotsford until her death, where she worked for the Phonograph Tribune newspaper. Adeline and Wilbert are buried at Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Green Grove.

11. Ethel Lorraine Mildred (Stacke) Hansen
born July 21, 1919 in Colby, Clark County, Wisconsin
died March 26, 2013 in Yakima, Yakima County, 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 salesman Evret Hopkin “Kenny” Hansen on May 26, 1945 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, where she worked as a car hop at the Tom Tom Cafe. Ethel and Kenny later lived in Phoenix, Arizona before moving to Yakima, Washington. They had one son, Marc. Ethel died in 2013, and Kenny died on September 2, 2016 in Yakima.

1 comment :

  1. Adolph Stacke was my grandfather. His name was originally Gustav Adolph William. He didn't like the name Gustav, so he had it legally removed. Otto was his nick-name. Adolph and Marion had three children: Phyllis Lea Stacke Brant , born February 28, 1938, died June 1, 1967; Robert Wayne Stacke, born August 19, 1939; and Dawn Elaine Stacke Stegaman Silva, born July 30, 1946. My name is Pam Stacke. Robert Stacke and Bonnie (Brodhagen) Stacke are my parents.


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