Gladys Marion Grace Kratzke

Last updated 19 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 13 Dec 1918 in Dora Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States

Died: 25 Apr 1993 in Frazee, Becker County, Minnesota, United States

Father: Herman R. Kratzke (1887 – 1972)

Mother: Etta Mae Fletcher (1894 – 1959)

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 21, dwelling 5

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> Kratzke). See research notes for spelling details.

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: Source includes name (Gladys Marion Grace 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 [married] name (Mrs. LeRoy (Gladys) Strehlow).

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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 21, dwelling 5

Comment: Source includes age (11) and location (Minnesota). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1918 to 1 Apr 1919.

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: Source includes date (Dec. 13, 1918) and location (Dora Township in Ottertail County [, Minnesota]).

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death

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: Source includes date (April 25, 1993) and location (Frazee Care Center [in Frazee, Minnesota]).

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father

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 14,21, dwelling 5

Comment: Source identifies Gladiss M. Kratzke as a daughter of Herman R. Kratzke. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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: Source identifies Gladys Kratzke as the biological child of 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 identifies Mrs. LeRoy (Gladys) Strehlow as a daughter of Herman R. Kratzke. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

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: Source identifies Gladys Kratzke as the biological child of Etta Kratzke.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Leroy Strehlow (? – 1980)

Married: 1937

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

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: Source includes year (1937) of marriage of Leroy Strehlow and Gladys Marion Grace Kratzke.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

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

Residence: 1937 at Dent, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 1938 at Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 1947 at Columbia Heights, Anoka County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: May 1972 at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: Aug 1992 at Frazee, Becker 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 21, dwelling 5

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

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: Source includes year (1937) and location (Dent [, Minnesota]).

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: Source includes year ([after 1 year starting in 1937[) and location (Duluth, MN).

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: Source includes year (1947) and location (Columbia Heights, MN).

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 notes location (Minneapolis [, Minnesota]), and obituary date (26 May 1972).

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: Source includes date (August 1992) and location (Frazee Care Center [in Frazee, Minnesota]).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Gladys M. In the 1930 U.S. Census her first name is spelled Gladiss. [census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-51-1a]

FOLLOWUP

Gladys had children <private>. [obituary-gladys-strehlow-1993]

Glady Stehlow's obituary states that Leroy and Gladys retired to Lake McDonald in 1972. However, there is no such town in Minnesota. There is a Lake McDonald in Montana, but it is unlikely they moved there. There is also a Big McDonald Lake in Otter Tail County, but no town by that name. This would also conflict with Mineapolis, as noted for her residence in her father's obituary. [obituary-gladys-strehlow-1993]

She moved in 1980, after her husband's death, to the Schepper Apartments. These are presumably in Minneapolis (where the newspaper was published) but that isn't clear. [obituary-gladys-strehlow-1993]

Gladys' obituary calls out her sister and brother-in-law, Eldon & Florence Black of Dent, Minnesota. However, Florence is an unexpected sister. In addition, this sister is identified very differently from the other sisters. Why? Had she married before the census record that identified here siblings? Note she was probably not born before Eleanor, unless it was before her parents married. She would have younger than 18 if born after Phyllis. There is also a short window between Gladys and Phyllis when Florence could have been born, assuming she married before 1940. [obituary-gladys-strehlow-1993]

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 21, dwelling 5

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”

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