8. Ferdinand John BRAATZ
(2) was born on Jul 10 1860 in Stettin,
Germany. He died on Feb 10 1927. First wife, Emelie Manthie, was pregnant with
daughter Emma when coming over on the ship from Europe. Sons William and Ferdinand
were born in Europe and accompanied their parents on the ship. They came to
Stephensville, WI, US., through New York. His application for citizenship shows
that they came over in September of 1886. Ferdinand was a well digger in his
homeland. He dug and lined wells with stone. He hurt his shoulder in an accident,
which was one of the reasons he came to the US. They were sponsored by Herman
and Louise Miller, who lived in Stephensville on the corner of HWY MM and 76.
Second wife, Augusta Manthie, also came from Pommern. She was the younger sister of first wife, Emelie. She died on 5 June, 1894, the birth date of son August.
The 1900 census shows Ferdinand on a farm in the township of Hortonia, near Stephensville, as a farmer. Sons Wilhelm, Frederick, and August were living with him. He had given the daughters still living, Mary, Emma, and Emelie to relatives to help raise.
The third wife was Johanna Warnke. She was from Schonelanke, Schneidermelle. Her father was a depot agent there. She had 5 children with Ferdinand, John, Bertha, Karl, Ella, and Louise. She had previously been married to a Mielke, having 2 daughters.
In 1902, they moved to Thorp WI, where they lived for 10 years. They then moved to Dale WI, where he bought a 40 acre farm and 6 cows. He remained on this farm until his death, 10 February, 1927.
He was married to Emilie MANTHEI in Germany.
MANTHEI was born on Dec 3 1860 in Nakel, Germany. She died on Jan 2 1892.
Percy's notes also show death in 1890 Children were:
i. Paul BRAATZ was born in Germany. He died in Germany. He was buried in Germany.
ii. Wilhelm BRAATZ was born in 1881 in Nakel, Posen, Prussia. He died in 1959.
iii. Ferdinand J BRAATZ was born in 1884 in Nakel, Posen, Prussia. He died on May 9 1948 in Shiocton, WI.
iv. Emma BRAATZ(3) was born on Nov 11 1886. She died on Nov 18 1970.
4 v. Frederic Herman BRAATZ.
vi. Mary BRAATZ was born in 1892. She died on Mar 15 1942.
vii. Emelie BRAATZ died on Jan 1 1921.
viii. Anne BRAATZ was born in Stephensville, WI. She died in Stephensville, WI. She was buried in Stephensville Cemetery. Born in Germany
Died as an infant
ix. Martha BRAATZ was born in Stephensville, WI. She died in Stephensville, WI. She was buried in Stephensville Cemetery. Born in Germany
Died as an infant
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