Herman R. Kratzke

Last updated 30 May 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 12 Nov 1887 in , , , Germany

Died: 24 May 1972 in Perham, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-51-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Lida Township (T136, R42), enumeration district 56-51, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 69A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Lida > District 0051" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Line 14, dwelling 5

Comment: Source includes name (Herman R. Kratzke).

obituary-gladys-strehlow-1993: Obituary for Gladys Marion Grace (Kratzke) Strehlow (1993); “Strehlow,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 May 2021), image “United States of America > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Star Tribune > 1993 > 04 > 26” page 18; citing “Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 26 Apr 1993 (Monday), page 4B, column 8”

Comment: Soure includes name (Herman Kratzke).

obituary-herman-kratzke-1972: Obituary for Herman Kratzke (1972); “Herman Kratzke rites Saturday at Vergas,” The Daily Journal (Fergus Falls, Minnesota), 26 May 1972 (Friday), page 8, column 8

Comment: Source includes name (Herman Kratzke).

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birth

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-51-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Lida Township (T136, R42), enumeration district 56-51, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 69A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Lida > District 0051" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Line 14, dwelling 5

Comment: Source includes age (42) and location (Germany). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1887 to 1 Apr 1888.

obituary-herman-kratzke-1972: Obituary for Herman Kratzke (1972); “Herman Kratzke rites Saturday at Vergas,” The Daily Journal (Fergus Falls, Minnesota), 26 May 1972 (Friday), page 8, column 8

Comment: Source includes date (Nov. 12, 1887) and country (Germany).

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death

obituary-herman-kratzke-1972: Obituary for Herman Kratzke (1972); “Herman Kratzke rites Saturday at Vergas,” The Daily Journal (Fergus Falls, Minnesota), 26 May 1972 (Friday), page 8, column 8

Comment: Source includes date (May 24 [,1972]) and location (Perham Memorial Hospital [, Vergas, Minnesota]).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Etta Mae Fletcher (1894 – 1959)

Married: 13 Dec 1912 in Vergas, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-51-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Lida Township (T136, R42), enumeration district 56-51, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 69A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Lida > District 0051" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 14,15, dwelling 5

Comment: Source identifies Etta M. Kratzke as the wife of Herman R. Kratzke.

obituary-herman-kratzke-1972: Obituary for Herman Kratzke (1972); “Herman Kratzke rites Saturday at Vergas,” The Daily Journal (Fergus Falls, Minnesota), 26 May 1972 (Friday), page 8, column 8

Comment: Source includes location (Vergas [, Minnesota]), and date (Dec. 13, 1912).

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Child: Esther E. Kratzke (1913 – 1993)

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Child: Doris A. Kratzke (1916 – 1993)

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Child: Gladys Marion Grace Kratzke (1918 – 1993)

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Immigration: 1892 at , , , United States

Naturalization (Granted): Bef 1 Apr 1930 at , , , United States

Cemetery: (St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Loon Lake) at Vergas, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-51-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Lida Township (T136, R42), enumeration district 56-51, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 69A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Lida > District 0051" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Line 14, dwelling 5

Comment: Source identifies Herman as a naturalized citizen of the United States by the census date of 1 Apr 1930.

obituary-herman-kratzke-1972: Obituary for Herman Kratzke (1972); “Herman Kratzke rites Saturday at Vergas,” The Daily Journal (Fergus Falls, Minnesota), 26 May 1972 (Friday), page 8, column 8

Comment: Source identifies burial to be in the church cemetery for St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Loon Lake.

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-51-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Lida Township (T136, R42), enumeration district 56-51, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 69A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Lida > District 0051" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Line 14, dwelling 5

Comment: Source includes date (1892) of immigration to the United States.

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Attributes

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Apr 1930

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Lida Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-51-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Lida Township (T136, R42), enumeration district 56-51, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 69A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Lida > District 0051" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Line 14, dwelling 5

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and occupation (Farmer).

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-51-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Lida Township (T136, R42), enumeration district 56-51, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 69A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Lida > District 0051" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Line 14, dwelling 5

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Lida Township (T136R42), County: Otter Tail, State: Minnesota).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Both of his parents were from Germany. [census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-51-1a]

Herman was survived by a brother and sister, both living in Vergas, Minnesota. His sister, Minnie, was married to Rudolph Wischnsk. His brother, Rudolph, is probably the Rudolph Kratzke shown on line 4 of the same page of the 1930 U.S. Census record as Herman. If it is the same Rudolph, then the parents of all three (who were then living with Rudolph) were Ludwig and Emelia W. Kratzke, both born in Germany. The had immgrated to the U.S. in 1892 and were both naturalized citizens by 1930. [census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-51-1a]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-51-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Lida Township (T136, R42), enumeration district 56-51, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 69A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Lida > District 0051" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Line 14, dwelling 5

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