Obit: Radtke, Caroline (1834 - 1917)

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----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 09/20/1917

Radtke, Caroline (19 FEB 1834 - 11 SEP 1917)

Mrs. Caroline Radtke, who died at the home of her son Charles, in the town of Colby, Clark County, Wis., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 1917, was born Feb. 19, 1834, in Schwetz, Germany, her maiden name being Caroline Zabel. In 1853 she was united in marriage with Michael F. Radtke, They came to America in 1868 and in 1880 came to Colby and settled on a farm, and contributed their full share in the upbuilding of this community. Mr. Radtke died Aug. 20, 1896.

She leaves behind her two sons, August of Abbotsford, and Charles of Colby, and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Dins of this city. Besides these she is survived by 17 grandchildren and 25 great- grandchildren.

The funeral was held from Zion's Lutheran Church last Friday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. Hartenstein. Interment was made in the Colby Cemetery.



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