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.

Peter Batke1

M, b. between 1878 and 1881
  • Birth*: Peter Batke was born between 1878 and 1881. On Henry Batke's obituary, four of his brothers are listed including Peter. Often in obituaries, children and siblings are listed in chronological order. This is true of Henry's children listed in this obituary and of the three known brothers, John, Karl and Fred. Therefore, the assumption is that Peter was born between the births of John and Karl as his name in the list is between John and Karl's names. However, Henry was born the year after John, so the birth date for Peter is assumed to be somewhere between Henry's and Karl's births.2
  • Residence*: He lived in April 1949 at Germany.1
  • Blog*: He was mentioned in a blog at http://batkelock.blogspot.com Batke/Lock Genealogy Blog on 12 March 2010.3

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. [S1104] News-Palladium-Benton Harbor, April 7, 1949.
  3. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

Ruth Marie Batke1

F, b. 5 June 1931, d. 20 June 1999
  • Birth*: Ruth Marie Batke was born on 5 June 1931 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.1,2
  • Residence*: She lived on 7 April 1949 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.3
  • Married Name: Her married name was Jonatzke.4
  • Residence: She lived on 24 July 1980 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.5
  • Residence: She lived on 11 August 1997 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.6
  • Employment*: She was employed by Williams Brothers Paper Box Company, from which she retired, before 1999.2
  • Death*: She died on 20 June 1999 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, at age 68.
    Ruth M. Jonatzke
    St. Joseph -- Ruth Marie (Batke) Jonatzke, 68, of St. Joseph died June 20, 1999, at Lakeland Specialty Hospital, Berrien Center.
    Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Kerley & Starks Funeral Home, St. Joseph, where visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to Hospice at Home or the Kidney Foundation.
    She was born June 5, 1931, in St. Joseph. She retired from Williams Brothers Paper Box Co.
    Survivors include: four sons -- Robert (Gay) Jonatzke of Benton Harbor, Michael Jonatzke of Niles, Steven (Lisa) Jonatzke of Holiday, Fla., and Gerald Jonatzke of St. Joseph; a daughter, Valerie (Keith) Hafer of Sodus; seven grandchildren -- Tiffany Jonatzke, Kristina Lawton, Rebecca Jonatzke, Andrew Jonatzke, Stephanie Hafer, Matthew Jonatzke and Brennen Jonatzke; two sisters -- Anna Pesko and Mary (Arthur) Engler, both of St. Joseph; and two brothers -- Henry Batke of Davie, Fla., and William Batke of Schaumberg, Ill.
    Herald-Palladium, June 23, 1999.7,2
  • Blog*: She was mentioned in a blog at http://batkereck.blogspot.com Batke/Reck Genealogy Blog on 18 February 2010.8

Citations

  1. [S1033] Berrien County Circuit Court Declaration of Intention, no. 2820, FHL # 1954668 (February 18, 1939), St. Joseph, Michigan.
  2. [S1166] Herald-Palladium, June 23, 1999.
  3. [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).
  4. [S1122] Donald Fredrick, "Batke documents, December 9, 2009," e-mail to Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, December 9, 2009.
  5. [S1167] The Herald-Palladium, July 25, 1980.
  6. [S1222] The Herald-Palladium, August 11, 1997, p. 7A.
  7. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, Ruth M Jonatzke, accessed February 15, 2010.
  8. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

Selma Batke1,2

F, b. 28 January 1918, d. 24 July 1980
  • Birth*: Selma Batke was born on 28 January 1918 at Saskatchewan, Canada.1,2,3
  • Birth: She was born on 27 January 1919 at Canada.4
  • Residence*: She lived in December 1921 at Lydiard, Saskatchewan, Canada.1
  • (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.1,5
  • Census 1930*: Selma Batke appeared on the 1930 census of 3 April 1930 at 714 Vine Street, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.2
  • Occupation*: She was Barlow Laundry in October 1940.3
  • Residence: She lived on 21 October 1940 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.3
  • Married Name: As of 23 October 1940,her married name was Smith.3
  • Marriage*: She married Olen Albert Smith on 23 October 1940 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA; Married by Louis Nuechterbleu (sp?). Witnesses: Henry Elli and Mrs. Henry Elli both of South Bend, Indiana.3
  • Residence: Selma Batke lived on 7 April 1949 at Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.6
  • Residence*: She and Olen Albert Smith lived on 29 October 1979 at Seminole, Seminole County, Oklahoma, USA.7
  • Residence: Selma Batke and Olen Albert Smith lived before 1980 at 431 Beals Place, Seminole, Seminole County, Oklahoma, USA.4
  • Death*: Selma Batke died on 24 July 1980 at Seminole, Seminole County, Oklahoma, at age 62.
    Selma Smith
    - Mrs. Olen (Selma) Smith, 61, 413 Beals Place, Seminole, Okla., formerly of St. Joseph and Buchanan, died Thursday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.
    Friends may call beginning Sunday at 10 a.m. at Kerley and Starks Funeral Home, St. Joseph, where funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Buchanan. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer society.
    Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 27, 1919 in Canada. She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Shawnee, Okla. Survivors include: her husband; one son, Roger of Chicago, Ill; two daughters -- Mrs. Jeff (Judy) Jacobs of Atlanta, Ga., Cheryl Smith of Seminole; four grandchildren; four sisters -- Mrs. Katherine Frederick, Mrs. Alex (Anna) Pesko, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Jonatzke, all of St. Joseph, Mrs. Arthur (Mary) Engler of Coloma; and three brothers -- William and Henry Batke, both of St. Joseph, Edward Batke of Coloma.4
  • Burial*: She was buried on 28 July 1980 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Buchanan, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.4
  • Blog*: She was mentioned in a blog at http://batkereck.blogspot.com Batke/Reck Genealogy Blog on 18 February 2010.8

Family: Olen Albert Smith b. 9 Jun 1918, d. 13 Sep 1995

Citations

  1. [S1033] Berrien County Circuit Court Declaration of Intention, no. 2820, FHL # 1954668 (February 18, 1939), St. Joseph, Michigan.
  2. [S1008] 1930 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chiago, Washington, DC, ED 51, Page 2A, Ancestry.com; accessed December 20, 2006.
  3. [S1042] Certificate, Olen Albert Smith and Selma Batke marriage of October 23, 1940, FHL #1954313.
  4. [S1167] The Herald-Palladium, July 25, 1980.
  5. [S1075] Henry Batke, Canadian Pacific Train database on-line, December 7, 1921.
  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).
  7. [S1223] The Herald-Palladium, October 29, 1979, p. 10.
  8. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.