Obit: Rabenstein, Rachel (1858 - 1948)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Rabenstein, Gillard

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) December 9, 1948

Rabenstein, Rachel (Jan 1858 - Dec 1948)

Word has been received here of the death of a former Neillsville resident, Mrs. Rachel Rabenstein, widow of Carl Rabenstein, who died in Neillsville in 1927. Mrs. Rabenstein, who was 90, died at Fort Atkinson at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. C. Gillard, with whom she had made her home since her husband’s death.

Mrs. Rabenstein spent all of her married life here in Neillsville. She is also survived by a son, M. K. Rabenstein, of California.

Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Thursday in Fort Atkinson. The body will be brought to Neillsville Friday, and burial will be made in the Neillsville City Cemetery. The Cole Funeral Home is making arrangements for the graveside services at 2:00 p.m. Friday, at which the Rev. Virgil Nulton will officiate.

The Rabenstein family was long connected with Der Deutsch-Amerikaner, a German language newspaper. Carl Rabenstein was editor of the paper.


----Source: Janesville Daily Gazette June 27, 1923

Mrs. Rachel Rabenstein and granddaughter, Buelah, Gillard, are visiting in Chicago.

1900 Federal Census, ED 28 Neillsville city Ward 1-3, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, Page 5, Family 99

Rachel Rabenstein, white, married female
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Years Married: 15
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1885
Mother of how many children: 9
Number of Living Children: 5

Household Members
Head Carl Rabenstein M 39 (Jul 1861) Germany
Wife Rachel Rabenstein F 42 (Jan 1858) New York
Daughter Edna Rabenstein F 20 (Dec 1880) Wisconsin
Daughter Gretchen Rabenstein F 14 (Aug 1886) Wisconsin
Son Carl Rabenstein M 13 (Jul 1887) Wisconsin
Son Manrel Rabenstein M 7 (Dec 1893) Wisconsin
Daughter Leah Dawn Rabenstein F 1 (May 1899) Wisconsin

Wisconsin Death Records

Gender: Female
Burial Date: 1895
Death Date: 02 Feb 1895
Death Place: Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
Age: 0
Birth Date: 01 Feb 1895
Birthplace: Neillsville, Clark, Wis.
Race: White
Father's Name: Carl Rubenstein
Mother's Name: Rachel Pound Rubenstein

Wisconsin Marriage Records

Warren E. Woodward
Birthplace: Jamesville, Wis.
Spouse's Name: Edna Ryan Rabenstein
Spouse's Birth Date:
Spouse's Birthplace: Merrillan, Wis.
Event Date: 31 Dec 1903
Event Place: Clark, Wisconsin
Father's Name: Ed Woodward
Mother's Name: Ruth Woodward
Spouse's Father's Name: Carl Rabenstein
Spouse's Mother's Name: Rachel Rabenstein
Race: White
Spouse's Race: White



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