2. Ferdinand John Braatz
(2) was born on 10 Jul 1865 in Stettin,
Germany. He died on 10 Feb 1927. First wife, Emelie Manthie, was pregnant coming
over on the ship from Germany. 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. They came over with 2 sons,
Wilhelm and Ferdinand, who were 5 and 2 years of age, respectfully. A son Paul
died and was buried in Pommern. My grandfather, Frederick, was born 1 April,
1888. Anne, Martha, Mary, Emma, and Emelie were also born of this couple.
Second wife, Augusta Manthie, came from Pommern to marry Ferdinand. She was the younger sister of first wife, Emelie. She gave birth to 2 children, Irene and August. 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 four daughters still living, Mary, Emma, Emelie, and Irene 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, John, Bertha, Karl, Ella, and Louise.
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. Emilie
Manthei was born on 3 Dec 1860 in Nakel, Germany. She died on 2 Jan 1892.
Percy's notes also show death in 1890 Ferdinand John Braatz and Emilie Manthei
had the following children:
+3 i. Frederic Herman Braatz.
+4 ii. Anne Braatz.
5 iii. 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
+6 iv. Wilhelm Braatz.
+7 v. Ferdinand J Braatz.
+8 vi. Mary Braatz.
+9 vii. Emma Braatz.
+10 viii. Emelie Braatz.
11 ix. Paul Braatz was born in Germany. He died in Germany. He was buried in Germany.
Augusta Manthie died on 5 Jun 1894. She was born in
Germany. Ferdinand John Braatz and Augusta Manthie had the following children:
12 i. Irene Braatz.
+13 ii. August W. Braatz.
Warnke was born in Germany. Ferdinand John Braatz and Johanna Warnke had
the following children:
14 i. John Braatz was born on 19 Jan 1902 in Town of Hortonia, Outagamie Co. Wisconsin. He died on 3 Jul 1996 in Manawa Community Nursing Home, Manawa, WI. He was buried on 5 Jul 1996 in Dale Union Cemetery.
15 ii. Bertha Braatz.
16 iii. Louise Braatz.
+17 iv. Karl Braatz.
+18 v. Ella Braatz.
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