William T. Rademacher

Last updated 20 Jan 2024 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 30 May 1893

Died: 11 Feb 1957 in Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
name

marriage-racemacher-brech-1925: Record of marriage for William T. Racemacher and Theresa Brech (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 8 July 2007) ⟩ “1924-1925” image 3066; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment Detail: Source includes name (William T. ⟨spelling⟩). See research notes for spelling details.

military-interment-william-rademacher-1957: Report of interment for Rademacher, William T. (1957); U.S., National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 6 Jan 2024), “⟩ R ⟩ R, C - Radish, Peter”, image 765; citing “Interment Control Forms, 1928–1962; Interment Control Forms, A1 2110-B; NAID: 5833879; Record Group 92, Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774–1985; The National Archives at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO”

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Rademacher, William T.)

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America ⟩ South Dakota ⟩ Rapid City ⟩ Rapid City Journal ⟩ 1990 ⟩ 03 ⟩ 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment Detail: Source includes name (_____ Rademacher) as his sister's [married] surname.

obituary-william-rademacker-1957: Obituary for William Rademacker (1967); “Wm. Rademacker, Former Resident, Dies in So. Dakota,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 6 Jan 2024), “⟩ United States ⟩ Illinois ⟩ Clinton ⟩ Clinton Daily Journal and Public ⟩ 1957 ⟩ May ⟩ May 07 1957, Tue ⟩ Page 6”, column 5; citing “Clinton Daily Journal and Public (Clinton, Illinois), 7 May 1957 (Tuesday), page Six, column 5” [This obituary was about three months after his death, due to communication delays.]

Comment Detail: Source includes name (William ⟨spelling⟩). See research notes for spelling details.

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birth

marriage-racemacher-brech-1925: Record of marriage for William T. Racemacher and Theresa Brech (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 8 July 2007) ⟩ “1924-1925” image 3066; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment Detail: Source includes age (32). Using the marriage date of 30 Jun 1925 gives a birth date range from 1 Jul 1892 to 30 Jun 1893.

military-interment-william-rademacher-1957: Report of interment for Rademacher, William T. (1957); U.S., National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 6 Jan 2024), “⟩ R ⟩ R, C - Radish, Peter”, image 765; citing “Interment Control Forms, 1928–1962; Interment Control Forms, A1 2110-B; NAID: 5833879; Record Group 92, Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774–1985; The National Archives at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO”

Comment Detail: Source includes date (May 30 1893).

obituary-william-rademacker-1957: Obituary for William Rademacker (1967); “Wm. Rademacker, Former Resident, Dies in So. Dakota,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 6 Jan 2024), “⟩ United States ⟩ Illinois ⟩ Clinton ⟩ Clinton Daily Journal and Public ⟩ 1957 ⟩ May ⟩ May 07 1957, Tue ⟩ Page 6”, column 5; citing “Clinton Daily Journal and Public (Clinton, Illinois), 7 May 1957 (Tuesday), page Six, column 5” [This obituary was about three months after his death, due to communication delays.]

Comment Detail: Source includes age (⟨conflict⟩). See research notes for conflict details.

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death

obituary-william-rademacker-1957: Obituary for William Rademacker (1967); “Wm. Rademacker, Former Resident, Dies in So. Dakota,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 6 Jan 2024), “⟩ United States ⟩ Illinois ⟩ Clinton ⟩ Clinton Daily Journal and Public ⟩ 1957 ⟩ May ⟩ May 07 1957, Tue ⟩ Page 6”, column 5; citing “Clinton Daily Journal and Public (Clinton, Illinois), 7 May 1957 (Tuesday), page Six, column 5” [This obituary was about three months after his death, due to communication delays.]

Comment Detail: Source includes date (February 11 [, 1957]) and location (Sturgis, South Dakota [, USA]).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Theresa Christine "Tracy" Brech (1906 – 1929)

Married: 30 Jun 1925 in Cottonwood, Jackson County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

marker-theresa-rademacher-1929: Gravestone of Theresa Christine Rademacher (1929); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 6 Jan 2024), memorial ID 3316796, photograph uploaded 30 Jun 2020 by Sue; citing “Black Hills National Cemetery (Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA), A, 577”

Comment Detail: Source identifies Theresa Chirstine [Rademacher] as the wife of W.T. Rademacher.

marriage-racemacher-brech-1925: Record of marriage for William T. Racemacher and Theresa Brech (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 8 July 2007) ⟩ “1924-1925” image 3066; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment Detail: Source includes location (Cottonwood, Jackson County [, South Dakota]) and date (June 30, 1925).

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: 15 Feb 1957 at Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, United States

Military Branch Entry: United States Army, 1 Oct 1918

Military Rank: private, Bef 15 Oct 1918

Military Unit: Company B, 120th Engineers, CE (civil engineer), Bef 15 Dec 1918

Military Branch Discharge: United States Army, 15 Dec 1918

Cemetery: Black Hills National Cemetery (plot A 563) at Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

military-interment-william-rademacher-1957: Report of interment for Rademacher, William T. (1957); U.S., National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 6 Jan 2024), “⟩ R ⟩ R, C - Radish, Peter”, image 765; citing “Interment Control Forms, 1928–1962; Interment Control Forms, A1 2110-B; NAID: 5833879; Record Group 92, Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774–1985; The National Archives at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO”

Comment Detail: Source includes date (Feb. 15 1957) and implied location (Sturgis, South Dakota).

military-interment-william-rademacher-1957: Report of interment for Rademacher, William T. (1957); U.S., National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 6 Jan 2024), “⟩ R ⟩ R, C - Radish, Peter”, image 765; citing “Interment Control Forms, 1928–1962; Interment Control Forms, A1 2110-B; NAID: 5833879; Record Group 92, Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774–1985; The National Archives at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO”

Comment Detail: Source includes date (1 Oct 1918). The branch is assumed based on the company and regiment information.

military-interment-william-rademacher-1957: Report of interment for Rademacher, William T. (1957); U.S., National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 6 Jan 2024), “⟩ R ⟩ R, C - Radish, Peter”, image 765; citing “Interment Control Forms, 1928–1962; Interment Control Forms, A1 2110-B; NAID: 5833879; Record Group 92, Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774–1985; The National Archives at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO”

Comment Detail: Source includes discharge date (15 Dec 1918) and final rank (Pvt). His time in this rank would have started some time after his enlistment, and before his discharge.

marker-theresa-rademacher-1929: Gravestone of Theresa Christine Rademacher (1929); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 6 Jan 2024), memorial ID 3316796, photograph uploaded 30 Jun 2020 by Sue; citing “Black Hills National Cemetery (Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA), A, 577”

Comment Detail: Source notes William's military rank (PVT).

military-interment-william-rademacher-1957: Report of interment for Rademacher, William T. (1957); U.S., National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 6 Jan 2024), “⟩ R ⟩ R, C - Radish, Peter”, image 765; citing “Interment Control Forms, 1928–1962; Interment Control Forms, A1 2110-B; NAID: 5833879; Record Group 92, Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774–1985; The National Archives at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO”

Comment Detail: Source includes discharge date (15 Dec 1918) and final unit (Co B, 120th Engrs, CE). His time in this unit would have started some time after his enlistment, and before his discharge.

military-interment-william-rademacher-1957: Report of interment for Rademacher, William T. (1957); U.S., National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 6 Jan 2024), “⟩ R ⟩ R, C - Radish, Peter”, image 765; citing “Interment Control Forms, 1928–1962; Interment Control Forms, A1 2110-B; NAID: 5833879; Record Group 92, Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774–1985; The National Archives at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO”

Comment Detail: Source includes date (15 Dec 1918). The branch is assumed based on the company and regiment information.

military-interment-william-rademacher-1957: Report of interment for Rademacher, William T. (1957); U.S., National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 6 Jan 2024), “⟩ R ⟩ R, C - Radish, Peter”, image 765; citing “Interment Control Forms, 1928–1962; Interment Control Forms, A1 2110-B; NAID: 5833879; Record Group 92, Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774–1985; The National Archives at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO”

Comment Detail: Source includes cemetery name (Black Hills National Cemetery) which is located in Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA.

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Attributes

Residence: at Clinton, DeWitt County, Illinois, United States

Residence: at Cottonwood, Jackson County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

obituary-william-rademacker-1957: Obituary for William Rademacker (1967); “Wm. Rademacker, Former Resident, Dies in So. Dakota,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 6 Jan 2024), “⟩ United States ⟩ Illinois ⟩ Clinton ⟩ Clinton Daily Journal and Public ⟩ 1957 ⟩ May ⟩ May 07 1957, Tue ⟩ Page 6”, column 5; citing “Clinton Daily Journal and Public (Clinton, Illinois), 7 May 1957 (Tuesday), page Six, column 5” [This obituary was about three months after his death, due to communication delays.]

Comment Detail: Source includes location (Clinton [, Illinois, USA]) and notes he attended school in Clinton, but with no years. This database estimates he started school at about 6 years (Autumn1899), and finished at least the 8th grade (Spring 1908).

marriage-racemacher-brech-1925: Record of marriage for William T. Racemacher and Theresa Brech (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 8 July 2007) ⟩ “1924-1925” image 3066; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment Detail: Source includes location (Cottonwood, Jackson County [, South Dakota]) and marriage date (June 30, 1925).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

William identified himself as German. [marriage-racemacher-brech-1925]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

marriage-racemacher-brech-1925: Record of marriage for William T. Racemacher and Theresa Brech (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 8 July 2007) ⟩ “1924-1925” image 3066; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICT

Birth Date: This database uses 30 May 1893. His obituary gives an age of (61), which, when applied to the death date of 11 Feb 1957, gives a birth date range from 12 Feb 1895 to 11 Feb 1896. [obituary-william-rademacker-1957]

SPELLING

Surname: This database uses Rademacher. The marriage record for William T. Racemacher and Theresa Brech use the spelling Racemacher. [marriage-racemacher-brech-1925]

Surname: This database uses Rademacher. His obituary uses the spelling Rademacker. [obituary-william-rademacker-1957]

FOLLOWUP

William was survived by a brother, Charles, in Florida, and two sisters, Mabel (married William Elliot) and Lydia. Both sisters were in Sturgis, South Dakota. [obituary-william-rademacker-1957]

William and Theresa Rademacher's children may have included Wilma L. Rademacher, born 14 Jan 1928 in Cottonwood, South Dakota, married Raymond Reinhold Fischer (1924-1982), and died 30 Sep 2009 in DeSoto, Dallas County, Texas. (unsourced Find A Grave memorial #42796241)

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

marriage-racemacher-brech-1925: Record of marriage for William T. Racemacher and Theresa Brech (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 8 July 2007) ⟩ “1924-1925” image 3066; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

(no additional information)

obituary-william-rademacker-1957: Obituary for William Rademacker (1967); “Wm. Rademacker, Former Resident, Dies in So. Dakota,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 6 Jan 2024), “⟩ United States ⟩ Illinois ⟩ Clinton ⟩ Clinton Daily Journal and Public ⟩ 1957 ⟩ May ⟩ May 07 1957, Tue ⟩ Page 6”, column 5; citing “Clinton Daily Journal and Public (Clinton, Illinois), 7 May 1957 (Tuesday), page Six, column 5” [This obituary was about three months after his death, due to communication delays.]

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