Fred Batke1

M, b. 26 December 1888, d. 27 December 1974

Citations

  1. [S1104] News-Palladium-Benton Harbor, April 7, 1949, Information provided by Bonnie J. (Link) Fago (e-mail address) in an email dated August 14, 2009 to Elaine Bush (e-mail address).
  2. [S1086] California Death Records on line, online http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi, Fred Batke, Ancestry.com, accessed December 27, 2009.
  3. [S1107] 1916 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta; Swift Current, Shamrock, Ottawa, Canada, ED 11, page 17, family no. 215, Ancestry.com, accessed December 27, 2009.
  4. [S1112] "Fred Batke WWII Registration Card", Ancestry.com, accessed December 27, 2009.
  5. [S1115] Fresno County, Superior Court Declaration of Intention, No. 3854, Family History Library, MF#1666770, from material at the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Fresno, California (July 5, 1921), California.
  6. [S1139] Fred Batke, 553-218-5828, Social Security Application, Internal Revenue Service.
  7. [S1108] Fred Batke, via highway database on-line, July 31, 1928, Ancestry.com, accessed December 27, 2009, T-15360.
  8. [S1109] Fred Batke, Entry via highway database on-line, April 30, 1930, Ancestry.com, accessed December 27, 2009, Roll T-15368.
  9. [S1110] Stockton City Directory, Ancestry.com, accessed December 27, 2009.
  10. [S1113] The Fresno Bee, March 16, 1970, page 10-B, Ancestry.com, accessed December 27, 2009.
  11. [S1111] Stockton City Directory, Ancestry.com, accessed December 27, 2009.
  12. [S1114] San Joaquin County Public Library Obituary Index File, December 31, 1974.
  13. [S1115] Fresno County, Superior Court Declaration of Intention, No. 3854 (July 5, 1921), California.
  14. [S1112] "Fred Batke WWII Registration Card."
  15. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, Fred Batke, Ancestry.com, accessed December 27, 2009.
  16. [S1114] San Joaquin County Public Library Obituary Index File, December 31, 1974, Family History Library, microfilm #1786746.
  17. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

Henry Batke1

M, b. 7 September 1877, d. 7 April 1949

Henry Batke, 1941
Photo courtesy: Don Fredrick
  • Reference*: Reference: The Mennonites of South Russia are of original Dutch stock for the most part, having come to Russia by way of northeastern Prussia. As early as the middle of the sixteenth century, if not earlier, Mennonite refugees from Holland found their way to the deltas of the Vistula and Nogat in Polish Prussia, upon invitation of ecclesiastical as well as lay noblemen, who were desirous of industrious farmers for their swampy and unfruitful estates in those lowlands. Religious toleration, to be sure, was not yet the settled policy of either Church or State anywhere; but the Mennonites of Holland were experts in the art of reclaiming swamp lands by means of dikes and canals. And so, because of their economic worth, they were welcomed by these noblemen where otherwise they might have expected nothing better than religious oppression.
    These estates were leased to the Mennonites by the successive owners for long periods of time until finally the former generally came into entire possession of them. Quite steadily, too, the Mennonite settlements were extended up the river in the region of Marienwerder, Graudenz, Swetz and Culm. While the lowland congregations were composed almost exclusively of Dutch refugees, the inland colonies contained a liberal sprinkling of Moravians, Germans and Swiss. Both Dutch factions, Flemish and Frisian, were represented among the congregations. In many respects the Prussian Mennonites, living as they did in compact groups, isolated from their Polish neighbors by a distinct language, and a forbidden religion, in charge of separate schools, formed a self-sufficing social and economic as well as religious unit. They were thus the better able to perpetuate their religious and social ideals, and to maintain their identity, - a fact which explains much of the history of their children in South Russia.
    To the Prussian Mennonites, the attractive invitation sent them by Catherine of Russia just at the time of their greatest need must have seemed like a special act of Providence. Many of them turned their faces toward the proffered asylum. It was not the first time, however, that this hardhearted, though farsighted, ruler had offered liberal inducements to thrifty German farmers for settling on the Crown lands of her Tartar frontier. As early as 1763 soon after her accession to the throne, she had promised most liberal terms to any desirable colonists who might wish to locate upon her newly won lands along the Volga. These promises included free transportation; religious toleration, with the right of establishing and controlling their own churches, schools, and their own forms of local government; loans with which to establish factories and other industries; and military exemption.
    As a result of these attractive terms thousands of Germans of every faith found their way into South Russia during the next forty years. But especially favorable was the offer to those religious sects which were more or less restricted in their religious and civil liberties under Prussian and other German autocrats. One of the first of the groups to accept Catherine's liberal terms was a colony of Moravian Brethren who located along the Mohammedan frontier, near Saratov in 1763. These were perhaps attracted as much by the prospects of an inviting missionary field among the Tartars, as by the desire for religious liberty.
    It was a little later, in 1786, that the special invitation was sent to the Mennonites along the lower Vistula. This was just a few years after Catherine had wrested additional territory from Turkey bordering the Azov. Much of this became Crown land upon which she wished to settle industrious farmers whose well-kept fields might serve as models for the shiftless nomadic tribes about them. Catherine had perhaps heard of the Mennonites and their work of reclamation in the swamps of the lower Vistula, through her generals who had spent several winters in eastern Prussia during the Seven Years' war. At any rate, however that may be, it was in the above year that she held out liberal inducements through her special representative at Danzig, George van Trappe, to the Mennonites of that region to migrate to her Crown lands in South Russia.
    COLONIES
    Chortitz
    By the fall of 1788 over two hundred families had started on the long journey to their new home, by way of the Baltic to Riga, thence overland to the Dnieper, down that river to the site selected for the first settlement on the Chortitz, a small branch of the Dnieper, about fifty miles below the present town of Ekaterinoslav.
    The first winter this band of colonists was forced to spend enroute at Dubrowna, because of unrest among the Tartars along the Turkish frontier to the south. While here their number was increased to two hundred and twenty-eight families, all of whom were supported by the Russian government until they reached their home on the Chortitz in the summer of 1789. Later immigrants came directly overland from Danzig by way of Brest Litovsk, Ostrog, and Ekaterinoslav, the journey lasting about three weeks if all went well. In 1797 one hundred and eighteen more families joined the original group; and by 1800 the colony numbered over four hundred families.
    Molotschna
    In 1803 a new colony was founded south of Chortitz, in the province of Taurien, along the Molotschna, a small stream flowing into the sea of Azov. During the first year three hundred and forty-two families arrived from Prussia, forming a settlement of eighteen villages along the Molotschna. To these were added five years later ninety-nine more families. An addition of two hundred and fifteen families arrived in 1820, including a group known as the Alexanderwohl congregation. The Gnadenfeld congregation came in 1835, to be followed a few years later by the Waldheim congregatlion in Polish Russia. By 1840 about seven hundred and fifty families had located in the Molotschna settlement. By this time the special inducements that had been offered to immigrants to settle in these regions had ceased; and later immigtration was turned into other directions.
    Daughter Colonies
    The two large pioneer colonies in course of time outgrew their original land allotments, and thus were forced to found daughter colonies for their surplus population. Sometimes these new settlements were located on lands purchased by the older colonies as municipal enterprises; at other times they were found on lands rented from wealthy noblemen; frequently wealthy Mennonites purchased large estates of their own not connected with any of the village settlements. By the time of the American emigration several important daughter colonies had been established. Of the following the first three were founded by Chortitz and the fourth by Molotschna: (a) Bergthal was established in 1836, about one hundred and thirty miles east of Chortitz in the same province. By 1874 the settlement consisted of several villages, all of whilch migrated bodily to America. (b) Borsenko, west of Chortitz, also in the same province was established in 1870. This was the home of the Kleingemeinde immigrants to Manitoba. (c) Grossfuerstenland was located on the Grand Duke's private estates near Melitopol in the province of Taurien in 1864. This later migrated bodily to the Western Reserve in Manitoba. (d) Karassan, in the Crimea was founded in 1862, and became the home of the Krimmer Brethren who migrated to Kansas in 1874.
    Each of the groups above mentioned, with the exception of one or two of the daughter colonies, formed independent ecclesiastical units; and furnished large contingents to the emigration movement in 1874.
    As to the exact number of Mennonites who came from Prussia and elsewhere to Russia from 1788 to the time of the American emigration, students of Mennonite history are not quite agreed. But an estimate of about 8,000 is perhaps not far wrong. Of these at least 6,000 located in the Chortitz and the Molotschna colonies, and perhaps 7,000 or more were Prussians. These original 8,000 had increased by 1874 to approximately 45,000. a rather unusual population increase when compared with population growth elsewhere.
    Of course, it must be remembered that Mennonites were not the only Germans in Russia at this time. All told, there were perhaps nearly 500,000 German colonists - Lutherans, Catholics, and Reformed, as well as Mennonites, mostly in South Russia and the Volga region - all enjoying the privileges of local autonomy nearly identical with those granted the Mennonites. before 1877.3
  • Birth*: Henry Batke was born on 7 September 1877 at Chortitza, Ukraine (Ekaterinoslav), Russia. The govenment division in which Chortitza is located was sometimes spelled Yekaterinoslav or Ekaterenaslav. On Henry Batke's Canandian Certificate of Naturalization, his place of birth is spelled Thortz. In 2007, Chortitza is in the Ukraine.4,1,5,6,7,8
  • Note: His death certificate states that the name and birthplace of his parents were unknown.5
  • Marriage*: He married Katherine Reck, daughter of John Reck and Renata Shirk, on 22 September 1910 at Russia.4,1
  • (Witness) Birth: Henry Batke became the parent of Katherine Batke on 30 November 1911 at Ukraine (Ekaterinoslav), Russia.1,9,10,11,4,12
  • Occupation: Henry Batke was a farm laborer in 1912.2
  • Religion*: He and Katherine Reck were Evangelical.13
  • Description: Henry Batke was described as having dark blond hair, blue eyes, a regular nose and mouth, no beard, and no special marks on 25 June 1912.8
  • Name Variation: As of 28 July 1912, Henry Batke was also known as Heinrich Batke.2
  • Emigration*: He and Katherine Reck 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.2
  • Immigration*: Henry Batke and Katherine Reck 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.2
  • Residence: Henry Batke and Katherine Reck lived on 22 March 1913 at Hebert, Saskatchewan, Canada.6
  • Homestead*: Henry Batke and Katherine Reck 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.6
  • (Witness) History: Henry Batke witnessed Russia enters World War I against Germany and Austria-Hungary and suffers a series of crushing defeats. in 1914.
  • (Witness) Birth: He became the parent of Mary Batke on 22 June 1914 at Canada.4,1,14
  • Residence: On 1 July 1914 Henry Batke and Katherine Reck lived at Lydiard, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.6
  • (Witness) Birth: Henry Batke became the parent of William Henry Batke on 12 August 1915 at Lydiard, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.15,16,17,6
  • Note: Henry Batke and Katherine Reck 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 1917.6
  • Naturalization: Henry Batke applied for naturalization on 18 July 1917 at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada.18
  • Naturalization: He was naturalized on 3 October 1917 at Swift Current, Saskatchewan.7
  • Occupation: He was Farmer on 3 October 1917.7
  • Naturalization: He was naturalized on 3 October 1917 at Canada. Henry became a British citizen due to England's sovereignty over Canada.6
  • Residence: He lived on 3 October 1917 at Lydiard, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada.7
  • (Witness) Birth: He became the parent of Selma Batke on 28 January 1918 at Saskatchewan, Canada.4,1,19
  • Note: Henry Batke Jacob Janzen and Peter J. Klassen, both of Queen Center, swore before the Homestead Inspector, Alex Hamilton for the Moose Jaw District, that Henry Batke had both reside on and properly worked the land for which he wished to receive a homestead patent. on 14 February 1918.6
  • Residence: He and Katherine Reck lived on 14 February 1918 at Lydiard, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.6
  • Residence*: Henry Batke and Katherine Reck still lived in December 1921 at Lydiard, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.4
  • Emigration: Henry Batke and Katherine Reck 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.4,20
  • Residence*: Henry Batke's death certificate states that he was a resident of the St. Joseph, Michigan community for 27 years. So it is believed that Henry Batke lived in 1922 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.5
  • Note*: However, Henry Batke and Katherine Reck can be located neither in Alabama nor Michigan between March 1922 and October 1924.
  • Note*: Henry Batke cannot be found listed in Polk's Benton Harbor, St. Joseph and Niles Directory as it was not published in 1923 or 1924 per Family History Library catalog.
  • (Witness) Birth: He became the parent of Henry Robert Batke on 11 October 1924 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.4,1
  • Residence: Henry Batke and Katherine Reck lived in 1925 at 1107 Pine, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.21
  • Occupation: Henry Batke was a laborer in 1925.21
  • Occupation: He was a laborer in 1926.22
  • Residence: He and Katherine Reck lived in 1926 at 621 Lake, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA. City directory notes that they owned their own home.22
  • Occupation: Henry Batke was listed as a laborer in the city directory in 1929.23
  • Residence: He and Katherine Reck lived in 1929 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan. Directory states that the Batke's had 6 children.23
  • Residence: Henry Batke and Katherine Reck lived in 1930 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.24
  • Occupation*: Henry Batke was a bench worker in a washing machine factory on 3 April 1930.1
  • Census 1930*: He and Katherine Reck 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: Henry Batke became the parent of Ruth Marie Batke on 5 June 1931 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.4,25
  • (Witness) Birth: Henry Batke became the parent of Edwin Arthur Batke on 7 September 1933 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.4,26
  • Residence: Henry Batke and Katherine Reck 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..27
  • Nationalty*: The nationality of Henry Batke was listed as German and British on his Declaration of Intention to become a citizen. Although born in Russia, he has always noted that he was of German "race" and since he was naturalized in Canada in 1917 he was officially a British citizen when he filed his Declaration of Intention to become a US citizen.4
  • Description*: Henry Batke was described as fair complexion, blue eyes, gray hair, five feet, five inches tall and weighing 120 pounds on his application for U.S. citizenship. in 1939.4
  • Naturalization*: He applied for naturalization on 18 February 1939 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan. The index which lists his Declaration of Intention filed in Berrien County does not show a date for Naturalization of Henry Batke. He may not have completed the process.4
  • Occupation: He was a machine operator on 18 February 1939.4
  • Residence: He and Katherine Reck lived on 18 February 1939 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.4
  • Residence: Henry Batke lived in 1949 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.5
  • Occupation: In 1949 Henry Batke was a laborer in the 1900 Corporation. The 1900 Corporation eventually became Whirlpool whose headquarters are in St. Joseph Michigan.5
  • Death*: He died on 7 April 1949 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, at age 71 from acute cardiac failure which lasted 30 minutes. Contributing factors included arterio sclerosis and possible undiagnosed abdominal carcinoma

    Obituary: Henry Batke, 71, resident of St. Joseph for over 25 years, died at 2:45 a.m. today at his home, 714 Vine Street, following an illness of several years.
    Mr. Batke was born Sept. 7, 1877 in Russia. About 37 years ago he married Catherine Reck, who survives. They came from Russia to Canada in 1911, and in 1921 they located in St. Joseph, where they have since resided. Mr. Batke was employed at the Nineteen Hundred corporation for several years and was a member of Trinity Lutheran church.
    Surviving with his widow are eight children, Mrs. Catherine Frederick and Mrs. Mary Engler of St. Joseph, William Batke of Chicago, Mrs. Selma Smith and Mrs. Anna Pesko of Benton Harbor, Henry Jr., Ruth and Eddie, at home; 10 grandchildren, four brothers, John of Canada, Peter of Germany, Carl of Fresno, Calif., and Fred of Stockton, Calif.
    Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran church with the Rev. W. W. Stuenkel, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery.
    Friends may call at the Kerlikowske funeral chapel where the body will rest until 11 a.m. Saturday when it will be taken to the church to lie in state.
    News-Palladium-Benton Harbor, Michigan, Thursday, April 7, 1949 Information in packet received from Don Fredrick, December 2009.5,28
  • Funeral: He received the blessing of the church at the funeral on 9 April 1949 at Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.29
  • Burial*: He was buried on 9 April 1949 at Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.5
  • Blog*: He and Katherine Reck were mentioned in a blog at http://batkereck.blogspot.com Batke/Reck Genealogy Blog on 18 February 2010.30

Family: Katherine Reck b. 14 Oct 1890, d. 28 Oct 1979

Citations

  1. [S1008] 1930 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chiago, Washington, DC, ED 51, Page 2A, Ancestry.com; accessed December 20, 2006.
  2. [S1073] Henry Batke, Pallanza Ship's Passenger List for Canada, July 28, 1912; FHL #2308030, FHL # 2308030, no.: RG76.
  3. [S1079] Henry C Smith, The Coming of the Russian Mennonites, http://members.aol.com/jktsn/mennohis.htm, Accessed August 5, 2007.
  4. [S1033] Berrien County Circuit Court Declaration of Intention, no. 2820, FHL # 1954668 (February 18, 1939), St. Joseph, Michigan.
  5. [S1039] Henry Batke, Michigan, Certificate of Death.
  6. [S1074] Henry Batke entry, part SE, section 22, township 14, range 6, west of the 3rd meridian, Homestead Patent application: Saskatchewan, Canada.
  7. [S1095] Swift Current Judicial District Certificate of Naturalization, File #7313, FHL microreproduction # 2294910, Salt Lake City, Utah (July 20, 1917), Saskatchewan, Canada.
  8. [S1134] Henry Batke, German Visa, June 25, 1912 Imperial German Consulate.
  9. [S1040] Certificate, Herman Fredrick and Katherine Batke marriage of August 5, 1933, FHL# 1954307.
  10. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, Katherine Fredrick, accessed December 31, 2009.
  11. [S1133] Baptismal certificate, Katharina Batke baptismal record, May 20, 1912, District of St. Petersburg Evangelical Lutheran Consistory, Alexandrowsker Prostestant Lutheran Parish.
  12. [S1222] The Herald-Palladium, August 11, 1997, p. 7A.
  13. [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.
  14. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, Ancestry.com, accessed December 27, 2009.
  15. [S1000] Cara McIntyre Batke, "Batke Genealogy Data," e-mail to Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, November 13, 2006.
  16. [S1009] Batke-Bednark Marriage License: Book 105, Page 363, Application 486.
  17. [S1010] William H. Batke, Illinois Medical Certificate of Death.
  18. [S1095] Swift Current Judicial District Certificate of Naturalization, File #7313, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, MF#2294910 (July 20, 1917), Saskatchewan, Canada.
  19. [S1042] Certificate, Olen Albert Smith and Selma Batke marriage of October 23, 1940, FHL #1954313.
  20. [S1075] Henry Batke, Canadian Pacific Train database on-line, December 7, 1921.
  21. [S1072] Polk, Polk's Benton Harbor (Michigan), City Directories, FHL#1930287; 1925, Page 329.
  22. [S1072] Polk, Polk's Benton Harbor (Michigan), City Directories, FHL#1930287; 1926-27, Page 373.
  23. [S1072] Polk, Polk's Benton Harbor (Michigan), City Directories, FHL#1930288; 1929, Page 402.
  24. [S1072] Polk, Polk's Benton Harbor (Michigan), City Directories, 977.411/B4 E4p; 1930, Page 180.
  25. [S1166] Herald-Palladium, June 23, 1999.
  26. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, Edwin A. Batke, accessed November 15, 2006.
  27. [S1072] Polk, Polk's Benton Harbor (Michigan), City Directories, FHL#1930288 or FHL# 2309251; 1934, Page 51.
  28. [S1104] News-Palladium-Benton Harbor, April 7, 1949, Information provided by Bonnie J. (Link) Fago (private)@cox.net) in an email dated August 14, 2009 to Elaine Bush (private)@aol.com).
  29. [S1104] News-Palladium-Benton Harbor, April 7, 1949, Information provided by Bonnie J. (Link) Fago (e-mail address) in an email dated August 14, 2009 to Elaine Bush (e-mail address).
  30. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

Henry Robert Batke1,2

M, b. 11 October 1924, d. 24 December 2008

Citations

  1. [S1008] 1930 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chiago, Washington, DC, ED 51, Page 2A, Ancestry.com; accessed December 20, 2006.
  2. [S1126] The News - Palladium, March 26, 1970, Page 7, Ancestry.com, accessed February 3, 2010.
  3. [S1033] Berrien County Circuit Court Declaration of Intention, no. 2820, FHL # 1954668 (February 18, 1939), St. Joseph, Michigan.
  4. [S1101] Henry R. Batke, World War II Army Enlistment Records ca 1938-1946, Record Group 64, URL: http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp, accessed August 18, 2009.
  5. [S1104] News-Palladium-Benton Harbor, April 7, 1949, Information provided by Bonnie J. (Link) Fago (e-mail address) in an email dated August 14, 2009 to Elaine Bush (e-mail address).
  6. [S1223] The Herald-Palladium, October 29, 1979, p. 10.
  7. [S1167] The Herald-Palladium, July 25, 1980.
  8. [S1222] The Herald-Palladium, August 11, 1997, p. 7A.
  9. [S1166] Herald-Palladium, June 23, 1999.
  10. [S1103] Orlando Sentinel, December 27, 2008, page B8, www.Genealogy.com, accessed December 16, 2009.
  11. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

Jerald William Batke1,2,3

M, b. 22 January 1939, d. 12 August 2003

Citations

  1. [S1000] Cara McIntyre Batke, "Batke Genealogy Data," e-mail to Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, November 13, 2006.
  2. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, Jerald W. Batke, SS#361-30-3437, accessed November 15, 2006.
  3. [S1053] Jerald William Batke, Illinois birth certificate no. 3180 (February 6, 1939).

Johann Batke1,2

M, b. circa 1876
  • Birth*: Johann Batke was born circa 1876 at Chortitza, Ukraine (Ekaterinoslav), Russia; On John Batke's naturalization papers, the place of birth is spelled Gortiz.1
  • Occupation*: He was Farm laborer in 1912.1
  • Religion*: He was Evangelical.3
  • Emigration*: He emigrated on 13 July 1912 from Hamburg, Germany.1
  • Nationalty*: The nationality of Johann Batke was German.1
  • Immigration*: He immigrated on 28 July 1912 to Quebec City, Quebec Province, Canada.1
  • Note*: He Immigrated on the ship Pallanza with Henry Batke and Karl Batke families on 28 July 1912.1
  • Occupation: He was Farmer on 10 July 1917.4
  • Residence*: He lived on 10 July 1917 at Queen Center, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada.4
  • Naturalization*: He was naturalized on 10 July 1917 at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada.4
  • Emigration: He emigrated on 7 December 1921 to the United States. They left from Enrfold, 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
  • Residence: He lived on 7 April 1949 at Canada.6
  • Blog*: He was mentioned in a blog at http://batkelock.blogspot.com Batke/Lock Genealogy Blog on 12 March 2010.7

Citations

  1. [S1073] Henry Batke, Pallanza Ship's Passenger List for Canada, July 28, 1912; FHL #2308030, FHL # 2308030, no.: RG76.
  2. [S1104] News-Palladium-Benton Harbor, April 7, 1949, Information provided by Bonnie J. (Link) Fago (e-mail address) in an email dated August 14, 2009 to Elaine Bush (e-mail address).
  3. [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.
  4. [S1096] Swift Current Judicial District Certificate of Naturalization, File #7156, FHL # 2294909, micropublication, Salt Lake City, Utah (July 10, 1917), Saskatchewan, Canada.
  5. [S1075] Henry Batke, Canadian Pacific Train database on-line, December 7, 1921.
  6. [S1104] News-Palladium-Benton Harbor, April 7, 1949, Ancestry.com, accessed December 27, 2009.
  7. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

Karl Batke1,2

M, b. 16 October 1882, d. 14 March 1970

Karl Batke, 1941
Photo courtesy: Don Fredrick
  • Birth*: Karl Batke was born on 16 October 1882 at Chortitza, Ukraine (Ekaterinoslav), Russia.3,1,4,5
  • Marriage*: He married Friederike Josephine (?) on 15 July 1907 at Alexandrowski, Ukraine (Ekaterinoslav), Russia.6,1
  • Religion*: Karl Batke was Evangelical.7
  • Occupation*: He was Farm laborer in 1912.1
  • (godparent) Baptism: They became Katherine Batke's godparent at her baptism at Alexandrowsker Prostestant Lutheran Parish, Pawlowka, Ukraine (Jekaterinoslaw), Russia, on 20 May 1912.8
  • Emigration*: Karl Batke and Friederike Josephine (?) emigrated on 13 July 1912 from Hamburg, Germany.1
  • Note*: Karl Batke Immigrated on the ship Pallanza with Henry Batke and Johann Batke families on 28 July 1912.1
  • Nationalty*: The nationality of Karl Batke and Friederike Josephine (?) was German.1
  • Immigration*: Karl Batke and Friederike Josephine (?) immigrated on 28 July 1912 to Quebec City, Quebec Province, Canada.1
  • Residence: Karl Batke and Friederike Josephine (?) lived before 9 December 1920 at Morse, Saskatchewan, Canada.6,4
  • Name Variation: As of 9 December 1920, Karl Batke was also known as Carl Betke.9
  • Immigration: He and Friederike Josephine (?) immigrated on 9 December 1920 to Eastport, Idaho, USA.6,4
  • Employment*: Karl Batke was employed as a painter by Jayne and Company an auto repair company between 1924 and 1954.10
  • Naturalization: He completed a Declaration of Intention to become a US citizen on 7 January 1932 at Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA.9
  • Residence: He and Friederike Josephine (?) lived on 7 January 1932 at 2544 Tyler Avenue, Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA.9
  • Naturalization: Karl Batke completed a Petition for Citizenship on 6 August 1934 at Fresno County, California, USA.4
  • Naturalization*: He was naturalized on 21 November 1934 at Fresno County, California.6,4
  • Residence*: He and Friederike Josephine (?) lived on 6 May 1935 at Fresno, Fresno County, California.6
  • Employment: Karl Batke was employed on 30 November 1936 at Holt & Van's Body and Fender Works, Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA.5
  • Name Variation: As of 30 November 1936, Karl Batke was also known as Carl.5
  • Residence: He lived on 30 November 1936 at Fresno, Fresno County, California.5
  • Address*: As of 8 July 1938, Karl Batke lived at 2749 Holly Street, Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA.11
  • Residence*: He lived on 7 April 1949 at Fresno, Fresno County, California.12
  • Retirement*: He was retired in 1954.10
  • Marriage*: He married Louise Simon on 7 August 1964. The following article appeared in the newspaper:
    Newspaper article: Mrs. Reich Says Vows
    Pink flowers from the bride's garden graced the altar of th Emmanuel Lutheran Church for the wedding Wednesday of Mrs. Louise Reich and Carl Batke.
    The former Mrs. Reich was attired in a pale salmon dress with matching accessories.
    Barbara Metzler, granddaughter of the bridegroom, was the maid of honor and Elmer Reich of San Francisco, the bride's son, was the best man. Andy Andersen, grandson of Mrs. Reich, ushered.
    A reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Lange, son in law and daughter of Mrs. Reich. Among the out of town guests were Fred Batke of Stockton, brother of the bridegroom; George and J. J. Simon of Visalia, brothers of the bride, and their wives, and William Foote of San Francisco.
    Mrs. Batke is the widow of H. P. Reich. Her children are Mrs. Madeline Andresen, Mrs. G. A. Castleman and Joseph Reich, candidate for Fresno County Supervisor, all of Fresno; Herman Reich of Los Angeles and Mrs. Florence Leike and Mrs. Wesley Jamison of San Jose and Mrs. Lange and Elmer Reich.
    Batke, a retired rancher, is the father of Mrs. Sam Metzler.13,14
  • Name Variation: As of circa 1970, Karl Batke was also known as Carl.3
  • Death*: He died on 14 March 1970 at Fresno, Fresno County, California, at age 87.

    Obituary: Carl Batke - Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the Emmanuel Lutheran church for Carl Batke, 87, of 4404 Lyell Ave., who died in his home Saturday after a lengthy illness.
    Batke, stepfather of Fresno County Supervisor Joseph A. Reich, had lived in Fresno for 56 years. He was born in Russia. He was a painter for 30 years for Jayne and Co. Auto Repair Co., retiring in 1954.
    He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Louise Reich Batke; three stepsons, Joseph of Fresno, Dale of Norco and Elmer of Richmond; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Metzler of Fresno; five step-daughters, Mrs. Madeline Anderson, Mrs. Eveline Castelman, Mrs. Florence Likle, Mrs. Virginia Jameson and Mrs. Mary L. Lang, all of Fresno; one brother, Fred Batke of Fresno, one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
    Interment in Fresno Memorial Gardens will follow services with Yost and Webb Funeral Home in charge. The family requests any remembrances be in the form of donations to the church building fund. The Fresno Bee, Monday, March 16, 1970.3,10
  • Address*: As of 14 March 1970, Karl Batke and Louise Simon lived at 4404 E. Lyell Avenue, Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA.10
  • Funeral: Karl Batke received the blessing of the church at the funeral on 17 March 1979 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA.10
  • Burial*: He was buried on 17 March 1979 at Fresno Memorial Gardens, Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA.10
  • Blog*: He was mentioned in a blog at http://batkelock.blogspot.com Batke/Lock Genealogy Blog on 12 March 2010.15

Family 1: Friederike Josephine (?) b. 27 Dec 1887, d. 19 Oct 1961

Family 2: Louise Simon b. 3 May 1897, d. 30 Aug 1977

Citations

  1. [S1073] Henry Batke, Pallanza Ship's Passenger List for Canada, July 28, 1912; FHL #2308030, FHL # 2308030, no.: RG76.
  2. [S1104] News-Palladium-Benton Harbor, April 7, 1949, Information provided by Bonnie J. (Link) Fago (e-mail address) in an email dated August 14, 2009 to Elaine Bush (e-mail address).
  3. [S1086] California Death Records on line, online http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi, Ancestry.com, California Death Index, 1940-1997, accessed April 27, 2007.
  4. [S1119] Fresno County, Superior Court Petition for Citizenship, no. 4167, Family History Library, MF#1666770, from material at the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Fresno, California (August 6, 1934), California.
  5. [S1121] Carl Batke, 548-10-3883, Social Security Application, Internal Revenue Service.
  6. [S1118] Fresno County, Superior Court Petition for Citizenship, no. 4232, Family History Library, MF#1666770, from material at the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Fresno, California (May 6, 1935), California.
  7. [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.
  8. [S1133] Baptismal certificate, Katharina Batke baptismal record, May 20, 1912, District of St. Petersburg Evangelical Lutheran Consistory, Alexandrowsker Prostestant Lutheran Parish.
  9. [S1120] Fresno County, Superior Court Declaration of Intention, no. 6921, Family History Library, MF#1666770, from material at the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Fresno, California (January 7, 1932), California.
  10. [S1113] The Fresno Bee, March 16, 1970, page 10-B, Ancestry.com, accessed December 27, 2009.
  11. [S1108] Fred Batke, via highway database on-line, July 31, 1928, Ancestry.com, accessed December 27, 2009, T-15360.
  12. [S1104] News-Palladium-Benton Harbor, April 7, 1949, Ancestry.com, accessed December 27, 2009.
  13. [S1105] California Marriage Index, online http://search.ancestry.com, Carl Batke/Louise (Simon) Reich, accessed August 13, 2007.
  14. [S1106] The Fresno Bee, August 11, 1964, page 12A.
  15. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

Katherine Batke1,2

F, b. 30 November 1911, d. 10 August 1997

Katherine Batke Fredrick
c1940s
Photo courtesy: Don Fredrick
  • Birth*: Katherine Batke was born on 30 November 1911 at Ukraine (Ekaterinoslav), Russia.1,3,4,5,6,2
  • Baptism: She was baptized at Alexandrowsker Prostestant Lutheran Parish, Pawlowka, Ukraine (Jekaterinoslaw), Russia, on 20 May 1912. Religion: Lutheran. She was baptized by Pastor G. Roth.5
  • (Witness) Emigration: She emigrated with Henry Batke and Katherine Reck on 13 July 1912 at 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.7
  • (Witness) Immigration: Katherine Batke witnessed the immigration of Henry Batke and Katherine Reck on 28 July 1912 at 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.7
  • Name Variation: As of 28 July 1912, Katherine Batke was also known as Catharina Batke.7
  • Residence*: She lived in December 1921 at Lydiard, Saskatchewan, Canada.6
  • (Witness) Emigration: She emigrated with Henry Batke and Katherine Reck on 7 December 1921 at 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.6,8
  • Residence: Katherine Batke lived in 1924 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.2
  • Census 1930*: She appeared on the 1930 census of 3 April 1930 at 714 Vine Street, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.1
  • Occupation*: She was Box maker in a box factory on 3 April 1930.1
  • Occupation: She was Floor work in factory on 30 July 1933.3
  • Married Name: As of 5 August 1933,her married name was Fredrick.3
  • Marriage*: She married Herman Fredrick on 5 August 1933 at Lutheran Service, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA; Married by Louis Nuechterbeau(sp?) a Lutheran Pastor. Witnesses: Arthur Engler of Stevensville and Mary Batke of St. Joseph.9
  • Residence*: Katherine Batke and Herman Fredrick lived in 1934 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan; Living at the same address as Henry Batke.10
  • Residence: Katherine Batke lived on 7 April 1949 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.11
  • Name Variation: As of 7 April 1949, Katherine Batke was also known as Catherine.11
  • Residence: She lived on 29 October 1979 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.12
  • Residence: She lived on 24 July 1980 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.13
  • Death*: She died on 10 August 1997 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, at age 85; Katherine Fredrick, 85, of St. Joseph, died Sunday afternoon, August 10, 1997, at her home.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 13, 1997, at Trinity Lutheran church in St. Joseph. the family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Kerley & Starks Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Ladies Aid or Hospice at Home of Stevensville. Burial will be in North Shore Memory Gardens, Hagar Shores.
    Mrs. Fredrick was born on Nov. 30, 1911, in Ekatrinaslav, Russia to Henry and Katherine (Reck) Batke. She moved with her family to Canada and settled in St. Joseph in 1924. She often reflected that her time at Trinity Lutheran School singing in the choir and being a Walther League member were the happiest of her young life. She was a member of the Trinity Ladies Aid for more than 50 years. She was married to Herman Fredrick, who preceded her in death in 1977.
    Survivors include three children and their families -- Donald (Barbara) Fredrick of Ypsilanti, Mich., Robert (Ruth) Fredrick of Salt Lake City, Utah and Jeannie (Robert) Hartman of Stevensville; a total of nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren were often the focus of her care and attention. She is also survived by three brothers -- William Batke of Chicago, Henry Batke Jr. of Florida, and Edwin (Barbara) Batke of North Carolina; as well as three sisters -- Mary (Arthur) Engler, Anna Pesko and Ruth Jonatzke of St. Joseph. A forth sister, Selma Smith, preceded her in heath.
    The Herald-Palladium, Benton Harbor-St. Joseph, MI, August 11, 1997, p. 7A, col. 4.4,2
  • Funeral: She received the blessing of the church at the funeral on 13 August 1997 at Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.2
  • Burial*: She was buried on 13 August 1997 at North Shore Memorial Gardens, Hagar Township, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.2
  • Blog*: She was mentioned in a blog at http://batkereck.blogspot.com Batke/Reck Genealogy Blog on 18 February 2010.14

Family: Herman Fredrick b. 20 Sep 1906, d. 19 Apr 1977

Citations

  1. [S1008] 1930 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chiago, Washington, DC, ED 51, Page 2A, Ancestry.com; accessed December 20, 2006.
  2. [S1222] The Herald-Palladium, August 11, 1997, p. 7A.
  3. [S1040] Certificate, Herman Fredrick and Katherine Batke marriage of August 5, 1933, FHL# 1954307.
  4. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, Katherine Fredrick, accessed December 31, 2009.
  5. [S1133] Baptismal certificate, Katharina Batke baptismal record, May 20, 1912, District of St. Petersburg Evangelical Lutheran Consistory, Alexandrowsker Prostestant Lutheran Parish.
  6. [S1033] Berrien County Circuit Court Declaration of Intention, no. 2820, FHL # 1954668 (February 18, 1939), St. Joseph, Michigan.
  7. [S1073] Henry Batke, Pallanza Ship's Passenger List for Canada, July 28, 1912; FHL #2308030, FHL # 2308030, no.: RG76.
  8. [S1075] Henry Batke, Canadian Pacific Train database on-line, December 7, 1921.
  9. [S1040] Certificate, Herman Fredrick and Katherine Batke marriage of August 5, 1933, FHL # 1954307.
  10. [S1072] Polk, Polk's Benton Harbor (Michigan), City Directories, FHL#1930288 or FHL# 2309251; 1934, Page 73.
  11. [S1104] News-Palladium-Benton Harbor, April 7, 1949, Information provided by Bonnie J. (Link) Fago (e-mail address) in an email dated August 14, 2009 to Elaine Bush (e-mail address).
  12. [S1223] The Herald-Palladium, October 29, 1979, p. 10.
  13. [S1167] The Herald-Palladium, July 25, 1980.
  14. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.
  15. [S1170] Herald-Palladium, April 20, 1977.

Martin Batke1,2

M, b. circa 1848, d. before 1912
  • Birth*: Martin Batke was born circa 1848. The birth year is an approximate based on the assumed birth year of Martin's wife Anna Lock.3,4
  • Marriage*: He married Anna Lock before 1876 at Russia. Marriage is assumed to have taken place at least one year prior to the birth of Johann Batke, who is the known oldest son.3
  • Death*: Martin Batke died before 1912 at Russia. This date is an assumed date due to the fact that his wife and some of his children immigrated to Canada without him in 1912.3
  • Blog*: He was mentioned in a blog at http://batkelock.blogspot.com Batke/Lock Genealogy Blog on 12 March 2010.5

Family: Anna Lock b. 27 Jun 1848, d. 31 Oct 1939

Citations

  1. [S1121] Carl Batke, 548-10-3883, Social Security Application, Internal Revenue Service.
  2. [S1139] Fred Batke, 553-218-5828, Social Security Application, Internal Revenue Service.
  3. [S1073] Henry Batke, Pallanza Ship's Passenger List for Canada, July 28, 1912; FHL #2308030, no.: RG76.
  4. [S1076] Saskatchewan Mennonite Cemetery Finding Aid, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweg.com/~skmhss/…. Accessed April 23, 2007.
  5. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.
  6. [S1104] News-Palladium-Benton Harbor, April 7, 1949, Information provided by Bonnie J. (Link) Fago (e-mail address) in an email dated August 14, 2009 to Elaine Bush (e-mail address).

Mary Batke1

F, b. 22 June 1914, d. 25 July 2008

Mary Batke Engler
Photo courtesy: Don Frederick
  • Birth*: Mary Batke was born on 22 June 1914 at Canada.2,1,3
  • Residence*: She lived in December 1921 at Lydiard, Saskatchewan, Canada.2
  • (Witness) Emigration: She emigrated with Henry Batke and Katherine Reck on 7 December 1921 at 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.2,4
  • Census 1930*: Mary Batke appeared on the 1930 census of 3 April 1930 at 714 Vine Street, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.1
  • (Witness) Marriage: She was a witness at an unknown person and an unknown person 's wedding at Lutheran Service, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA, on 5 August 1933.5
  • Residence: She lived in 1934 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan; Mary is listed separately in the directory because she is probably working and not a minor.6
  • Occupation*: She was Williams Brother's Box Company in June 1935.7
  • Married Name: As of 22 June 1935,her married name was Engler.7
  • Marriage*: She married Arthur L. Engler on 22 June 1935 at Evangelican Lutheran, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA; Witnesses Lorenz Engler and Dorothy Tilly. Married by A. Essig, Evangelican Lutheran Pastor.7,8
  • Residence: Mary Batke lived on 7 April 1949 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.9
  • Residence: She and Arthur L. Engler lived on 29 October 1979 at Coloma, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.10
  • Residence: Mary Batke lived on 24 July 1980 at Coloma, Berrien County, Michigan.11
  • Residence: She and Arthur L. Engler lived on 11 August 1997 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.12
  • Residence*: Mary Batke and Arthur L. Engler lived on 23 June 1999 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.13
  • Death*: Mary Batke died on 25 July 2008 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, at age 94; Mary Engler, age 94, of St. Joseph, died Friday, July 25, 2008.
    Mary was born June 22, 1914, in Canada, the daughter of Henry and Catherine (Reck) Batke. Her husband of 71 years, Arthur, preceded her in death on July 12, 2006.
    A celebration of Mary's life will be held on Thursday, July 31, at 11 a.m., at the Dey Florin chapel of Florin Funeral Services, St. Joseph. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in North Shore Memory Gardens, Hagar Shores. Memorials in Mary's name may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church.
    Mrs. Engler was a member of Grace Lutheran church. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, and in general working outside in her yard.
    Mary is survived by her children -- Elaine Bush of St. Joseph and Kenneth (Nok) Engler of Woodbridge, Va; five grandchildren; three great-granchildren; her sister, Anna Pesko of St. Joseph; and her brother, Henry Batke of Florida.
    Besides her husband Arthur, Mary was preceded in death by her son, Charles Engler; two brothers and three sisters. Obit provided by Elaine Bush. Herald-Palladium, July 26, 2008.3
  • Burial*: She was buried on 31 July 2008 at North Shore Memorial Gardens, Hagar Shores, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.14
  • Blog*: She was mentioned in a blog at http://batkereck.blogspot.com Batke/Reck Genealogy Blog on 18 February 2010.15

Family: Arthur L. Engler b. 1 May 1911, d. 12 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. [S1008] 1930 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chiago, Washington, DC, ED 51, Page 2A, Ancestry.com; accessed December 20, 2006.
  2. [S1033] Berrien County Circuit Court Declaration of Intention, no. 2820, FHL # 1954668 (February 18, 1939), St. Joseph, Michigan.
  3. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, Ancestry.com, accessed December 27, 2009.
  4. [S1075] Henry Batke, Canadian Pacific Train database on-line, December 7, 1921.
  5. [S1040] Certificate, Herman Fredrick and Katherine Batke marriage of August 5, 1933, FHL # 1954307.
  6. [S1072] Polk, Polk's Benton Harbor (Michigan), City Directories, FHL#1930288 or FHL# 2309251; 1934, Page 51.
  7. [S1041] Certificate, Arthur L. Engler and Mary Batke marriage of June 22, 1935, FHL #1954308.
  8. [S1221] The Herald-Palladium, July 14, 2006, page 5A.
  9. [S1104] News-Palladium-Benton Harbor, April 7, 1949, Information provided by Bonnie J. (Link) Fago (e-mail address) in an email dated August 14, 2009 to Elaine Bush (e-mail address).
  10. [S1223] The Herald-Palladium, October 29, 1979, p. 10.
  11. [S1167] The Herald-Palladium, July 25, 1980.
  12. [S1222] The Herald-Palladium, August 11, 1997, p. 7A.
  13. [S1166] Herald-Palladium, June 23, 1999.
  14. [S1213] Unknown author, "unknown short title," e-mail to unknown recipient.
  15. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

Peter Batke1

M, b. circa 1897
  • Biography*: The 1920 US Census states that Peter's father and mother were born in Russia and their native tongue was Polish.1
  • Marriage*: Peter Batke married Marie (?).1
  • Birth*: Peter Batke was born circa 1897 at Michigan, USA.1
  • Note*: He Living with the Batke family was the lodger Alexander Greben, age 35, who was a laborer in the sugar factory. on 17 January 1920.1
  • Occupation*: He was Engineer in sugar factory on 17 January 1920.1
  • Census 1920*: He and Marie (?) appeared on the 1920 census of 17 January 1920 at 235 North Front Street, Mt. Clemmens, Macomb, County, Michigan, USA.1

Family: Marie (?) b. c 1898

Citations

  1. [S1001] 1920 US Census, Michigan, Macomb County, Mt. Clemens, Washington, DC, ED 78, Page 15B, Ancestry.com, accessed November 15, 2006.