Genealogies of the Braatz Family
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From Wolfgang Braatz, who has done so much to document the nearly 10000 historical records of Braatz/Bratz family members.
From Alan C. Bratz
I am the son of Staci E.
Bratz(30Jun1967-), daughter to Charles R.
From Dawn Raduechel - email@example.com
I am the great
grandaughter of Mathilde (Tillie) Bratz who was
born in 7/1854 in Ubedel in Curow. I have this
information from a marriage record of one of her
daughters in Milwaukee, WI.
Here is a Descendant Report for Henry Bratz, with 4 generations shown.
The hope is that we find a connection with Henry’s ancestors.
Bob's contact info is on the last page of the report.
This is the family of David Bratz. We're still working on getting it accurate and complete.
Here is the history
of Richard F. Braatz, 1841, and his family, who
settled in central Wisconsin:
Braatz Family Information from Eric Braatz:
My name, Eric &
Tanya Braatz of St. Charles, Missouri. St. Charles
County is just to the West of the City of St.
Louis. About 25 miles from down town St. Louis.
I have an older
Sister who lives in St. Louis
My Uncle had to children; Anna Braatz, now living in Nebraska, and Rob Braatz who lives in a small rural town in Southern Missouri.
Braatz Family relatives from Brian Zalewski:
Here is my Braatz line as far back as I have. The link to my genealogy website is http://www.zalewskifamily.net/
Wilhelm BRAATZ was born about 1838 in Prussia. He lived in Little Wolf, Waupaca Co., Wisconsin in 1880. He was a Carpenter. He was also known as Williams Bratz.
Marie UNKNOWN was born about 1841 in Prussia. Wilhelm BRAATZ and Marie UNKNOWN had the following children:
I. Frank F BRAATZ
was born on 17 Apr 1867 in Germany. He lived in
Frank F BRAATZ and
Margaret K STEARNS were married on 4 Jun 1891 in
Bear Creek, Wisconsin. Margaret K STEARNS
(daughter of Henry STEARNS and MARGARET) was born
on 30 Aug 1866 in Wentenberg, Germany. She
immigrated in 1883. She was naturalized in 1912.
She died in 1943.
A. Matie K SMITH
was born on 9 Apr 1888 in Weyauwega, Wisconsin.
She died on 21 Jun 1979 in Ashland, Ashland Co.,
II. William BRAATZ was born about 1870 in Wisconsin.
III. Ida BRAATZ was born about 1879 in Wisconsin.
Braatz Family relatives from Nina Igogeit:
The mother of my grandmother is a born Braatz and I do have records with that name going back to the 1732. Unfortunatly I couldn't found any match within your list :(
However, maybe you want to include my Braatz ancestors as well. There are in total 5 Persons named Braatz in my family tree.
The first entry said, that the Braatz family came 1732 from Salzburg They where forced to move, because of the lutherian religion. They stranded in Kermushiemen, Eastprussia.
Johann Braatz born in Kermushiemen 1784, died 1804 in Uszpiaunehlen maried to Anna Magdalena (Helena) Block vom Blocksberg born 18.4.1795, died 1836
Their son Wirth Friedrich Braatz. Born 30.10.1819 and died 29.3.1903 (both Uszpiaunehlen) married with Maria Schweinberger born in Kermushiemen 1818 and died 28.5.1870 in Uszpiaunehlen
Marias and Friedrichs had a son called Friedrich Braatz born 29.5.1851 in U. and died 11.7.1884 in U.
And finally Friedrich Braatz was maried to Wilhelmine Maeser (born in Bruszen 2.4.1860) and did in U. 2.2.1939
They had a doughter named Minna Braatz, which is my great grandmother. Born in U. at the 20.6.1883 and died 20.8.1970 in Wolfsburg.
After the death of
Friedrich Braatz 1884, Wilhelmine Braatz married
another person from the Braatz family called
Leopold Braatz (born 12.12.1853 and died
Maybe it is also
interrested the know that Uszpiaunehlen (yes,
thats the right spelling!!;)) is in Eastprussia
was called later also Kiesdorf and Fohlental.
I'm the son of Skip Braatz, and I live in San Jose California. My sister Lauren Braatz lives in Denver, CO. My Grandmother Pearl Braatz was married to Darrell Braatz and now splits her time between Buffalo, NY and California. My aunt Nancy Braatz-Judas also lives in San Jose with her husband and two children.
My Grandmother (Uhl family) is from Bruschale very close to Frankfurt. My Grandfather (Braatz family) is from the Prussian Side of Germany near Sala (Sp?). Darrell Braatz's family settled in Wausau, Wisconsin. He moved to Buffalo with his Mother and Father and we still have some Braatz family back east.
Darrell "Smiley" Braatz is my grandfather (Dartmouth Grad). Darrell Braatz set a Dartmouth College scoring record in football, with 3 touchdowns in one game.
Here are the families of Johann and Gottlieb Bratz, shared with us by Wolfgang:
Ned's Browsable Tree
Jackie Komarowski (nee Braatz):
Jackie's Browsable Tree
Jackie wrote to us recently and we wanted to share some of her more recent developments with all of you. Here are a couple of emails as well as pictures that she shared with us. When we tried to paraphrase her experiences we realized we couldn't do it as well as she can, so we decided to print her emails in their entirety.
This is Jackie Komarowski (Braatz) from Kenosha. I have a couple updated pictures for you! The first one is of me, that was taken last month, April 2007. It was at my rare lung disease convention. Sorry, about the tubing. I'm oxygen (02) 24/7 now, as I only have a third of my lungs left.
The second picture is also at the Lam convention, last month in Cincinnati. From left to right is, my hubby Bruce, myself, Brenda & Ron Nutt, from Arkansas & Sally Nagel from northern Ohio. All three of us women, have Lam. For more info, contact, http://www.thelamfoundation.org
Oh...by the way! I was diagnosis with a very rare, cancer, last year. There is maybe 350 cases, world wide. It is called Islet Cell Cancer & this involves hormones. It is a slow growing cancer. I've been checked for it twice, since it was discovered at the Mayo Clinic, there in Minnesota. I never had any idea, because I felt no symptoms. All in all, I'm doing great! Let me know about those pictures. At least they are an update from the previous one, which is back from the 80's. I was 33 in that picture. I'm now 52...gee does time fly! Take care & God bless!
Hugs! Jackie Moo "Cowlover In Wisconsin" "The God In The Mountain, Is The God In The Valley"
Jackie would like you to visit thelamfoundation.org to learn about Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
To learn more about Tuberous Sclerosis, visit http://www.tsalliance.org
Hello Again, Ned,
Update from Jackie: (Sent 10-17-08)
I have some awesome news for our
I have an update
for you, concerning my family. My aunt, Edna
Alvina Ida BRAATZ, reference number 31. She died
at 4:00 PM (CDT) today (10-18-2009 from bone
cancer. She died in Wells, Minnesota. She was 95
years old. Not young, she had a long life, but is
dearly missed. She was one of my Dad's older
sisters. Only two remain now.
1. Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Braatz, b. 1826, Germany. Married twice. 1st 12 Dec 1852, Helpe, Brandenberg, Germany, to Johanna Friederike Hoft, b. 1830, Germany, d. 14 Jan 1866, Arnswalde, Brandenberg, Germany. 2nd. Married 2nd, 13 May 1866 at Arnswalde, Brandenberg, Germany, Ernestine Wilhemine Stabenow Stelter, born Demnick, Germany, 13, Nov. 1822, d. 26 Oct 1911. No issue second marriage. Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Braatz d. 17 Jun 1872 at Arnswalde, Germany and buried there 10 Jun 1872. Christian and Johanna Hoft had 7 children: 1. August Friedrich Braatz, born 24 Sep 1852, Helpe, Germany. Married about 1877 to Sophie Stelter. He died in Stettin, Germany 16 Nov. 1824 1. Emilie Auguste Braatz, born 29 May 1878, Cremzon, Germany. Married Carl Beeskow at New York, N.Y. Living in Germany in 1935 2. Herman Rudolph Braatz born 11 Oct 1882, Doelitz, Germany. Married Anna Marie Luise Hilgendorf at Gros-Stepenitz, Germany on 8 Oct 1906, divorced on 23 Jun 1927. He died at Stettin, Germany 8 Mar 1929. 1. Wilhelm Herman Franz Braatz, born Stettin, Germany, 15 Oct 1902. Living in Germany in 1935 2. Rudolph Karl Otto Braatz, born at Stettin, Germany 12 Sep 1904. Living in Germany, 1935 3. Erich Otto Braatz, born Stettin, Germany 14 Feb 1907. Living in Germany in 1935. 3. Franz Richard Braatz, born 15 Sep 1885 at Doelitz, Germany. Living in Germany in 1935. 4. Minna Martha Elise Braatz, b. 25 Sep 1888 at Ludolphehof, Germany. Married August Friedrich Wilhelm Fiebelkorn at Arnswalde, Germany on 30 Nov 1907. He died prior to 1934. She was living in Germany in 1935. 5. Ernst Otto Emil Braatz, born 27 Nov. 1889, Vormack, Germany. Living in Germany in 1935. 6. Marie Braatz, born Cremzon, Germany. Married Herman Zastrow. Was living in Vineland, New Jersey in 1935. 7. August Braatz, b. Germany, living Germany, 1935. 2. Johanna Luise Wilhelmine Braatz. Born 2 mar 1854, Helpe, Germany. Died 25 Jan 1860, Arnswalde, Germany, buried 28 Jan 1860. 3. Hanna Friedricke Braatz, born 17 Oct 1855, Arnswalde, Germany. Died 14 Sep 1857, Sturtziegelie, Germany. 4. Johanna Marie Luise Braatz, born 5 Feb 1858, Arnswalde, Germany, died 22 Feb. 1858, Sturtziegelie Germany. Buried 25 Feb 1858 at Arnswalde, Germany. 5. August Wilhelm Braatz, born 26 Jul 1859, Helmersruh, Arnswalde, Brandenberg, Germany. Married 9 Apr 1883, Arnswalde, to Augusta Dietz. He died 28 May 1926, Elderon, Marathon Co., Wisconsin, buried 31 May, 1926, Turney Hill Cemetery, Liberty twnship, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin. 1. August William Braatz, b. 8 Jan 1884, Tilleda, Shawano Co., Wisconsin, m. 25 Nov. 1913, New London, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin, Elsa Eliza Amelia Schulz. Died 24 Feb 1941, bur. 28 Feb 1941, Turney Hill Cemetery, Liberty, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin. 1. Ruth Anna Braatz, b. 4 Oct 1914, New London, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin, m. 23 Dec 1934, Robert Alexander Bates. Still living. 2. Harry August Braatz, b. 24 Apr 1916, New London, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin. Married 24 Nov 1945, Rosella Koehler. He died 29 Jun 1974, New London, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin, bur. 2 Jul 1974, Turney Hill Cemetery, Liberty twnship, Wisconsin. 2. Otto Heinrich Braatz, b. 6 Sep 1886, Liberty twnship, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin. Married 6 Oct 1909, Royalton, Waupaca Co., Wisconsin, Louise Wilhelmine Thiel. He died 22 Dec 1968, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, bur. 24 Dec. 1968, Wittenberg, Shawano Co., Wisconsin. 6. Gustav Ferdinand Braatz, born 31 Aug. 1863, Arnswalde, Germany. Married Louise Samland in 1887. He died 25 Jul 1934, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, bur. Waldheim Cemetery, Chicago. No issue. 7. Luise Maria Braatz, born 9 Jan1866, Arnswalde, Germany. Died 23 Jan 1866, Arnswalde.
Emil Carl Braatz, Sr. came to the U.S. from the Pommeranian area of Germany. His wife was Elizabeth Wolter. He had one son born in Germany named Paul. He had 3 more sons and 4 more daughters. He lived in the Stettin area of Marathon County in Wisconsin. His son Emil Carl Braatz, Jr. presently lives on that farm. Emil's wife Verona is putting together some genealogical history. Paul Braatz and Elsie Osterbrink 2 of Emil Sr,s children died in the past few years. Elizabeth Braatz died at age 4. Erna Prosser, Walter Braatz, Edna Fletcher and Richard Braatz all live in the Wausau , WI area. Emil Carl Braatz, Sr,'s father is uncertain. He had a grandpa Uttech in the U.S. It is unknown for certain what his father's name was. Verona and Emil Braatz continue to keep contact with some of Emil's German relatives. This is from their daughter Carlene Braatz.
From Sue Wilcox:
I have connections into two lines...which might eventually prove to be connected together. One line is thru my paternal Wilcox line and some marriages and the other line involves an Aunt of my husband. I thought perhaps if these lines were added to the known Braatz information it might possibly help someone out there. Attached is a file with both lines on it. If you have any questions I will be more than happy to answer them. This information is as true as possible I believe as both lines were directly searched by cousins of both sides of the family using old photos as well as a family bible and a lot of conversations with family members and things. I do not believe that any of the information here was taken from the internet...and if it was it was documented as to where the information was obtained from. The first line is the line from My husbands Hosbach line....i.e. the Hillmer there...his mothers aunt. The second line is the line which connects into my paternal WILCOX line. Hope this helps someone. Sue's File