Alan Rankin1

M
  • Biography*: Lorraine and Mr. Rankin had two sons. Mr. Rankin was Lorraine's first husband. In 2003, the two sons were living in Arlington, VA and outside of Lansing, MI. During her first marriage Lorraine was living in Michigan, in or near Kalamazoo. She shared this with Elaine Watson when they met for lunch on March 25, 2003.2
  • Marriage*: He married Lorraine Alice Cooper.

Family: Lorraine Alice Cooper b. 15 Apr 1913, d. 23 Feb 2007

Citations

  1. [S924] Kalamazoo Gazette, February 24, 2007, www.genealogybank.com, accessed May 11, 2009.
  2. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

John Reck1

M, b. before 1870
  • Birth*: John Reck was born before 1870. Date is estimated based on date of birth of his daughter Catharine.1
  • Marriage*: He married Renata Shirk before 1890.1
  • Blog*: John Reck was mentioned in a blog at http://batkereck.blogspot.com Batke/Reck Genealogy Blog on 27 March 2010.2

Family: Renata Shirk b. b 1870

Citations

  1. [S1150] Catharine Reck Batke, 367-12-0849, Social Security Application, Internal Revenue Service.
  2. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.
  3. [S1223] The Herald-Palladium, October 29, 1979, p. 10.

Katherine Reck1,2

F, b. 14 October 1890, d. 28 October 1979

Katherine Reck Batke, 1941
Photo courtesy: Don Fredrick

  • Birth*: Katherine Reck was born on 14 October 1890 at Chortitza, Ukraine (Ekaterinoslav), Russia.4,5,3,6
  • Marriage*: She married Henry Batke, son of Martin Batke and Anna Lock, on 22 September 1910 at Russia.5,1
  • Married Name: As of 22 September 1910,her married name was Batke.1
  • (Witness) Birth: Katherine Reck became the parent of Katherine Batke on 30 November 1911 at Ukraine (Ekaterinoslav), Russia.1,2,7,8,5,9
  • Religion*: Katherine Reck and Henry Batke were Evangelical.10
  • Emigration*: Katherine Reck and Henry Batke emigrated on 13 July 1912 from the Port of Hamburg, Germany. The ship Pallanza left the Port of Hamburg stopping at Bremmen on July 14 and Rotterdam on July 15 before crossing the Atlantic. The ship sailed with 378 adults and 104 children under the age of 14. Henry, Katherine and their daughter Katherine, age 7 months, were travelling with other Batkes. They included Karl Batke, age 29, his wife Fredericka, age 24 and their daughter Anna, age 2; as well as, Johann Batke, who was 38 and single, traveling with his mother, Anna Batke, age 65 and another Anna Batke age 11. The relationship of Anna, age 11, to Anna and Johann Batke is unknown but is guessed to be a granddaughter of the senior Anna Batke.11
  • Immigration*: Katherine Reck and Henry Batke immigrated on 28 July 1912 to Quebec City, Quebec Province, Canada. The ship Pallanza arrived at the port of Quebec City at 6:30 a.m. on July 28, 1912. The ship docked at 7:00 a.m. and the medical examination was conducted from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. One family of nine, the Summerfelds, was quarantined. A special Canadian Pacific Railroad train left at Noon with the ship passengers.11
  • Name Variation: As of 28 July 1912, Katherine Reck was also known as Catharina Batke.11
  • Residence: She and Henry Batke lived on 22 March 1913 at Hebert, Saskatchewan, Canada.12
  • Homestead*: Katherine Reck and Henry Batke homesteaded on the following property: SE quarter of Section 22, township 14, range 6, west of the 3rd meridian. between 1913 and 1918 at Lydiard, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. By March 6, 1918 they had met the homestead requirement of the Dominion of Canada and they officially owned the 160 acres of land.12
  • (Witness) History: Katherine Reck witnessed Russia enters World War I against Germany and Austria-Hungary and suffers a series of crushing defeats. in 1914.
  • (Witness) Birth: She became the parent of Mary Batke on 22 June 1914 at Canada.5,1,13
  • Residence: On 1 July 1914 Katherine Reck and Henry Batke lived at Lydiard, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.12
  • (Witness) Birth: Katherine Reck became the parent of William Henry Batke on 12 August 1915 at Lydiard, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.14,15,16,12
  • Note*: Katherine Reck and Henry Batke By 1917, Henry had broken and cultivated a total of 67 acres on his homestead. They had 9 cattle and 3 hogs. They lived in a 16 by 24 foot wooden home valued at $260. They also had a 18 by 30 foot wooden barn valued at $100; a 12 by 14 foot granery valued at $75; and, a 16 foot well valued at $30. in 1917.12
  • (Witness) Birth: Katherine Reck became the parent of Selma Batke on 28 January 1918 at Saskatchewan, Canada.5,1,17
  • Residence: Katherine Reck and Henry Batke lived on 14 February 1918 at Lydiard, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.12
  • Residence*: Katherine Reck and Henry Batke still lived in December 1921 at Lydiard, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.5
  • Emigration: Katherine Reck and Henry Batke emigrated on 7 December 1921 from Canada to the United States. They left from Ernfold, Canada (a Canadian Pacific railway station due north of Lydiard) crossing the US-Canadian border at Portal North Dakota. They were on board the Canadian Pacific Train 14. Their destination was Yellow Pine, Alabama which is on the Alabama-Mississippi border.5,18
  • Note: However, Katherine Reck and Henry Batke can be located neither in Alabama nor Michigan between March 1922 and October 1924.
  • (Witness) Birth: Katherine Reck became the parent of Henry Robert Batke on 11 October 1924 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.5,1
  • Residence: Katherine Reck and Henry Batke lived in 1925 at 1107 Pine, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.19
  • Residence: Katherine Reck and Henry Batke lived in 1926 at 621 Lake, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA. City directory notes that they owned their own home.20
  • Residence: Katherine Reck and Henry Batke lived in 1929 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan. Directory states that the Batke's had 6 children.21
  • Residence: Katherine Reck and Henry Batke lived in 1930 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.22
  • Census 1930*: Katherine Reck and Henry Batke appeared on the 1930 census of 3 April 1930 at 714 Vine Street, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA. They did not own a radio and they rented the apartment for $17.50 per month.1
  • (Witness) Birth: Katherine Reck became the parent of Ruth Marie Batke on 5 June 1931 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.5,23
  • (Witness) Birth: Katherine Reck became the parent of Edwin Arthur Batke on 7 September 1933 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.5,24
  • Residence: Katherine Reck and Henry Batke lived in 1934 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan. Directory states that 7 minor children were living with the Batkes. The Directory, on page 174, also states that they owned their home..25
  • SSN*: Her Social Security Number was 367-12-0849 on 14 July 1937.4
  • Employment*: Katherine Reck was employed on 14 July 1937 at Berrien Packing Company, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.3
  • Residence: She lived on 14 July 1937 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.3
  • Residence: She and Henry Batke lived on 18 February 1939 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.5
  • Residence: Katherine Reck lived in 1949 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan; Mrs. Katherine Batke was the informant on Henry Batke's death certificate.26
  • Married Name: As of 1959,her married name was Schmeichel.27
  • Marriage*: She married Gustav Schmeichel in 1959 at Berrien County, Michigan, USA.27
  • Residence*: Katherine Reck and Gustav Schmeichel lived in 1960 at 1022 Market Street, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.28
  • Residence*: Katherine Reck lived before 1979 at Rt. 2, Box 470, Hagar, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.4
  • Illness*: She was ill with Cardiac arrhythmia; hypertension in 1979.4
  • Death*: She died on 28 October 1979 at Claremont Nursing Home, Benton, Berrien County, Michigan, USA, at age 89. Information on Death Certificate signed by Katherine Fredrick, 1332 Wolcott Ave., St. Joseph, Michigan 49385(?). This is her daughter, Katherine Batke Fredrick.

    K. Schmeichel - Mrs. Katherine (Batke) Schmeichel, 89, of Route 2, Box 470, Coloma, died Sunday evening at Claremont Nursing Home, Benton Harbor.
    Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Kerley and Starks Funeral Home, St. Joseph, where friends may call beginning at 7 p.m. today. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran church of which she was a member.
    Mrs. Schmeichel was born October 14, 1890, in Cortiza, Russia. Survivors include: five daughters -- Mrs. Katherine Fredrick, Mrs. Alex (Anna) Pesko, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Jonatzke, all of St. Joseph. Mrs. Arthur (Mary) Engler of Coloma, Mrs. Olin (Selma) Smith of Seminole, Okla; three sons -- William and Henry Batke, both of St. Joseph, Edwin Batke of Coloma; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Lena Kampes of Hamm, West Germany.
    The Herald Palladium, Benton Harbor-St. Joseph, MI, October 29, 1979, p. 10, col. 3.4,6
  • Burial*: She was buried on 31 October 1979 at Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA; Funeral Home: Karley & Starke, 802 Main Street, St. Joseph, Michigan, 49085.4
  • Blog*: She and Henry Batke were mentioned in a blog at http://batkereck.blogspot.com Batke/Reck Genealogy Blog on 18 February 2010.29

Family 1: Henry Batke b. 7 Sep 1877, d. 7 Apr 1949

Family 2: Gustav Schmeichel b. 12 May 1883, d. 7 Sep 1960

Citations

  1. [S1008] 1930 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chiago, Washington, DC, ED 51, Page 2A, Ancestry.com; accessed December 20, 2006.
  2. [S1040] Certificate, Herman Fredrick and Katherine Batke marriage of August 5, 1933, FHL# 1954307.
  3. [S1150] Catharine Reck Batke, 367-12-0849, Social Security Application, Internal Revenue Service.
  4. [S1013] Katherine Schmeichel, Michigan Medical Certificate of Death.
  5. [S1033] Berrien County Circuit Court Declaration of Intention, no. 2820, FHL # 1954668 (February 18, 1939), St. Joseph, Michigan.
  6. [S1223] The Herald-Palladium, October 29, 1979, p. 10.
  7. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, Katherine Fredrick, accessed December 31, 2009.
  8. [S1133] Baptismal certificate, Katharina Batke baptismal record, May 20, 1912, District of St. Petersburg Evangelical Lutheran Consistory, Alexandrowsker Prostestant Lutheran Parish.
  9. [S1222] The Herald-Palladium, August 11, 1997, p. 7A.
  10. [S1073] Henry Batke, Pallanza Ship's Passenger List for Canada, July 28, 1912; FHL #2308030, Microfilm no. 2308030, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, no.: RG76.
  11. [S1073] Henry Batke, Pallanza Ship's Passenger List for Canada, July 28, 1912; FHL #2308030, FHL # 2308030, no.: RG76.
  12. [S1074] Henry Batke entry, part SE, section 22, township 14, range 6, west of the 3rd meridian, Homestead Patent application: Saskatchewan, Canada.
  13. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, Ancestry.com, accessed December 27, 2009.
  14. [S1000] Cara McIntyre Batke, "Batke Genealogy Data," e-mail to Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, November 13, 2006.
  15. [S1009] Batke-Bednark Marriage License: Book 105, Page 363, Application 486.
  16. [S1010] William H. Batke, Illinois Medical Certificate of Death.
  17. [S1042] Certificate, Olen Albert Smith and Selma Batke marriage of October 23, 1940, FHL #1954313.
  18. [S1075] Henry Batke, Canadian Pacific Train database on-line, December 7, 1921. Ancestry.com, accessed April 6, 2007.
  19. [S1072] Polk, Polk's Benton Harbor (Michigan), City Directories, FHL#1930287; 1925, Page 329.
  20. [S1072] Polk, Polk's Benton Harbor (Michigan), City Directories, FHL#1930287; 1926-27, Page 373.
  21. [S1072] Polk, Polk's Benton Harbor (Michigan), City Directories, FHL#1930288; 1929, Page 402.
  22. [S1072] Polk, Polk's Benton Harbor (Michigan), City Directories, 977.411/B4 E4p; 1930, Page 180.
  23. [S1166] Herald-Palladium, June 23, 1999.
  24. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, Edwin A. Batke, accessed November 15, 2006.
  25. [S1072] Polk, Polk's Benton Harbor (Michigan), City Directories, FHL#1930288 or FHL# 2309251; 1934, Page 51.
  26. [S1039] Henry Batke, Michigan, Certificate of Death.
  27. [S1044] Schmeichel-Batke(Reich) Marriage: FHL #1954661, Item 1.
  28. [S1045] Gustave Schmeichel, Michigan, Certificate of Death, FHL #1954714.
  29. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

Lena Reck1

F, d. after 29 October 1979
  • Married Name: As of before 1979,her married name was Kampes.1
  • Residence*: Lena Reck lived on 29 October 1979 at Hamm, West Germany.1
  • Death*: She died after 29 October 1979.1

Citations

  1. [S1223] The Herald-Palladium, October 29, 1979, p. 10.

Bridget Reidy

F, b. circa 1831, d. 3 May 1900
  • Birth*: Bridget was born at County Limerick, Ireland, circa 1831. For purposes of a birthdate, it is assumed to be 20 years prior to marriage..1,2
  • Marriage*: She married John "Thompson" Thomas at Ireland circa 1851. Marriage year estimated to be one year prior to birth of first child..3
  • Married Name: As of 1851,her married name was Thomas.3
  • Name Variation: As of 10 October 1852, Bridget Reidy was also known as Bridget Riedy. The Riedy spelling is used on all her children listed in the baptismal records at St. Mary's Church, Limerick City, County Limerick.4
  • Residence: She lived on 10 October 1865 at Convent Street, Limerick City, County Limerick, Ireland.5
  • Name Variation: As of 10 October 1865, Bridget Reidy was also known as Reedy.5
  • Immigration*: She immigrated on 8 September 1866 to New York City, New York County, New York, USA. The Thomas family, minus Father John, sailed on the SS Virginia from Queenstown, Ireland to New York City, New York, arriving in the fall of 1866. The SS Virginia was built by Palmer's Shipbuilding and Iron Co., Newcastle, England. It was part of the National Shipping Line and sailed between 1863 and 1872 with service between Liverpool and New York, stopping in Queenstown, Ireland. In 1872, the ship was renamed Greece. The ship had three masts and one funnel, an iron hull and a clipper bow..6
  • Census1870*: She was census 1870 on 30 June 1870 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.7
  • Census1880*: She was census 1880 in June 1880 at 2626 Portland Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.8
  • Illness*: She was ill with heart disorder/stroke; Death certificate states the cause of death as Pneumonia with contributing and consecutive cause as heart failure in 1900.2
  • Residence*: She resided at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA, on 1 May 1900, at 3801 Parnell Avenue.9
  • Death*: Bridget died on 3 May 1900 at 3802 Parnell Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.2
  • Burial*: Her body was interred on 5 May 1900 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Section 41, Lot S112. GPS coordinates: N 41 degrees, 41 minues, 11 seconds; W 87 degrees, 41 minutes, 38.8 seconds; Altitude: 636 feet. There are no markers on the grave..2
  • Blog*: She was mentioned in a blog at http://thompsonreidy.blogspot.com Thompson/Reidy Genealogy Blog on 26 July 2010.10

Family: John "Thompson" Thomas b. Aug 1831, d. 21 May 1904

Citations

  1. [S230] James Thomas, Illinois Death Certificate.
  2. [S183] Bridget Thomas, Illinois Death Certificate.
  3. [S179] 1870 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, Ward 6; Page 371, line 17.
  4. [S1286] On-line baptismal record transcription, Bridget Thompson Baptismal Record: www.rootsireland.ie, accessed January 3, 2011, October 10, 1852, St. Mary's Church.
  5. [S1300] Mary Thomas entry, St. Munchin's, Limerick, County Limerick, birth registrations volume 20, page 393, no. 29, Family History Library, MF# 101119 (September 12, 1865).
  6. [S1291] Bridget Thomas, Virginia Passenger List, September 8, 1866, Ancestry.com, accessed January 4, 2011, M237, Record Group 36 National Archives, Washington, DC.
  7. [S179] 1870 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, Ward 6; Page 371, line 17, Ancestry.com; accessed March 3, 2006.
  8. [S186] 1880 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 36; page 460 A and B, Family History Library, MF# 1254187.
  9. [S183] Bridget Thomas, Illinois Death Certificate, Ward 6.
  10. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.
  11. [S17] Letter, John J. Madigan to Thomas A. Sullivan, 18 December 1972.
  12. [S1287] On-line baptismal record transcription, Patrick Thomas Baptismal Record: www.rootsireland.ie, accessed January 3, 2011, August 26, 1857, St. Mary's Church.
  13. [S1290] On-line baptismal record transcription, Marian (Mary) Baptismal Record: www.rootsireland.ir, accessed January 3, 2011, September 19, 1865, St. Mary's Church.

Unknown Reidy

M

Family:

Anna R. Reilly

F, b. 1875

Family: Francis P. Green b. Apr 1872, d. a 1915

Citations

  1. [S293] Probate Court of Cook County no. 23559 (Doc. 148, page 543).
  2. [S293] Probate Court of Cook County no. 23559 (Doc. 148, page 543), Proof of Heirship, May 10, 1915.
  3. [S658] 1920 US Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, ED 1662, Page 4A, Ward 44, Ancestry.com; accessed December 13, 2005.
  4. [S720] 1900 US Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, ED 490; Page 4A; Ward 22, Accessed October 18, 2006.
  5. [S659] 1910 US Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, ED 1134, Part 2, Line 15, Ward 44, Ancestry.com; accessed December 13, 2005.
  6. [S293] Probate Court of Cook County no. 23559 (Doc. 148, page 543), Certificate of Mailing Petition, March 4, 1915.

Annie Reilly1

F, b. circa 1906

Citations

  1. [S1220] 1920 US Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, ED 1662, page, 5A, Accessed September 5, 2010, Ancestry.com.

Helena Reilly

F, b. circa 1880

Family: Philip Coldwell b. c 1879, d. b 1915

Citations

  1. [S293] Probate Court of Cook County no. 23559 (Doc. 148, page 543).
  2. [S1215] 1901 Irish Census, County Cavan, Stradone, Drummuck, Ireland, Line 11, Accessed online http://www.nationalarchives.ie/, September 4, 2010.
  3. [S293] Probate Court of Cook County no. 23559 (Doc. 148, page 543), Proof of Heirship, May 10, 1915.
  4. [S1217] 1911 Irish Census, County Cavan, Stradone, Ardardagh, Ireland, Line 6, Accessed September 4, 2010, http://www.nationalarchives.ie/
  5. [S293] Probate Court of Cook County no. 23559 (Doc. 148, page 543), Certificate of Mailing Petition, March 4, 1915.

James Reilly

M, b. 1885

Citations

  1. [S293] Probate Court of Cook County no. 23559 (Doc. 148, page 543).
  2. [S1215] 1901 Irish Census, County Cavan, Stradone, Drummuck, Ireland, Line 11, Accessed online http://www.nationalarchives.ie/, September 4, 2010.
  3. [S293] Probate Court of Cook County no. 23559 (Doc. 148, page 543), Proof of Heirship, May 10, 1915.
  4. [S293] Probate Court of Cook County no. 23559 (Doc. 148, page 543), Certificate of Mailing Petition, March 4, 1915.