Bio: Raether, Augusta (1828 - ?)

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Surnames: Raether, Monroe, Oldham, Rainick, Dewey, Ford, Wilke, Dornfield, Wendt, Ballou, Foster

 

----Source: Biographical History of, Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin, Lewis Publishing Company., Chicago, 1891.

 

AUGUSTA RAETHER, widow of August Raether, was born in Prussia in 1828. She was married to Mr. Raether in 1847, and came to America in 1850, landing in Milwaukee the same year. Her husband learned the tailor's trade in the old country and was a hard working man all his life. After coming to the United States he followed his trade in Milwaukee for a number of years. Mrs. Raether became familiar with that trade and rendered efficient service to her husband. Ten children were born to them, all of whom have received a fair education in the district schools and in the Milwaukee graded schools. Mr. and Mrs. Raether moved to Waukesha, County, Wisconsin, in 1861, where they engaged in farming. in 1878 they came to Clark County, Wisconsin, and bought 180 acres of land in section 2, Lewis Township, about forty acres of which they have cleared. Mrs. Raether was an invalid for some five years and passed through many hardships, but by industry and economy she and her husband laid the foundation of a nice little fortune. Mr. Raether received a stroke of paralysis, was entirely helpless for a long time and finally died in 1889. She and her son and a single daughter reside on the farm. Mrs. Raether is a most estimable lady and is esteemed by all who know her.

 

1870 Federal Census, Wisconsin, United States

 

Augusta Rither (Reather), white, married female

Household Members
August Rither M 44y Prussia
Augusta Rither F 42y Prussia
Louisa Rither F 19y Wisconsin
Emil Rither M 15y Wisconsin
Theodore Rither M 13y Wisconsin
Otto Rither M 11y Wisconsin
Bernhard Rither M 9y Wisconsin
Frances Rither F 7y Wisconsin
Amelia Rither F 5y Wisconsin
Edward Rither M 3y Wisconsin
Augusta Rither F 7y Wisconsin

 

1880 Federal Census, Levis, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 394

 

August Rather, white, married, American male
occupation : Farming
father's birthplace : Germany
mother's birthplace : Germany

Household Members
self Augest Rather M 54 Germany
wife Augusta Rather F 52 Germany
son Albert Rather M 23 Wisconsin, United States
son Otto Rather M 21 Wisconsin, United States
son Barney Rather M 19 Wisconsin, United States
daughter Emelie Rather F 14 Wisconsin, United States
son Edward Rather M 12 Wisconsin, United States
daughter Augusta Rather F 11 Wisconsin, United States
daughter Ida Rather F 8 Wisconsin, United States

 

 

Wisconsin Marriages

 

Frank C. Raether
groom's birthplace: Wisconsin
bride's name: Letta Monroe
marriage date: 24 Oct 1876
marriage place: Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: August Raether
groom's mother's name: Augusta Raether
bride's father's name: Maxem Monroe
bride's mother's name: Elizabeth Monroe
groom's race: White
bride's race: White

 

Edward Raether
groom's birthplace: Wis
bride's name: Aldema Oldham
bride's birthplace: Levis, Clark, Wis
marriage date: 03 Sep 1896
marriage place: Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: August Raether
groom's mother's name: Augusta Raether
bride's father's name: Aaron Oldham
bride's mother's name: Sarah Hardman
groom's race: White
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White

 

Albert F. Raether
groom's birthplace: Milwaukee, Waukesha Co., Wis.
bride's name: Elizabeth Ann Oldham
marriage date: 29 Oct 1882
marriage place: Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: August Raether
groom's mother's name: Augusta
bride's father's name: Aaron Oldham
bride's mother's name: Sarah Hardman
groom's race: White
bride's race: White

 

Lowell Ford
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace: Maine
groom's age:
bride's name: Dora Raether
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace: Wisconsin
bride's age:
marriage date: 30 May 1889
marriage place: Hayward, Sawyer, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Daniel Ford
groom's mother's name: Sarah Dewey
bride's father's name: August Raether
bride's mother's name: Augusta Rainick
groom's race: White
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White

 

August C. Dornfeld
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Emilie A. Raether
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 24 Aug 1898
marriage place: Kenosha, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Fried Dornfeld
groom's mother's name: Johanna Wilke
bride's father's name: August Raether
bride's mother's name: Auguste Kiekhofen

 

Otto Raether
groom's birthplace: Wisconsin
bride's name: Ada Adelle Ballou
bride's birthplace: Wisconsin
marriage date: 11 Oct 1886
marriage place: Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: August Raether
groom's mother's name: Augusta Raether
bride's father's name: Alvea Ballou
bride's mother's name: Amana Foster
groom's race: White
bride's race: White

 

Wisconsin Births

 

(Alvin) Wendt
gender: Male
birth date: 17 Apr 1904
birthplace: Town of Pine Valley, Clark, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: Fred E Wendt
father's birthplace: Monroe Co, Wis
mother's name: Minna A Raether
mother's birthplace: Town Of Levis, Clark Co, Wis

 

 


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