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.

William Henry Batke1

M, b. 12 August 1915, d. 26 June 2005

William Batke c1940s
Photo courtesy: Don Fredrick

Family: Edna Rita Kwiatkowski b. 14 Aug 1917, d. 4 Jul 1995

Citations

  1. [S1000] Cara McIntyre Batke, "Batke Genealogy Data," e-mail to Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, November 13, 2006.
  2. [S1008] 1930 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chiago, Washington, DC, ED 51, Page 2A, Ancestry.com; accessed December 20, 2006.
  3. [S1009] Batke-Bednark Marriage License: Book 105, Page 363, Application 486.
  4. [S1010] William H. Batke, Illinois Medical Certificate of Death.
  5. [S1074] Henry Batke entry, part SE, section 22, township 14, range 6, west of the 3rd meridian, Homestead Patent application: Saskatchewan, Canada.
  6. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, William H. Batke, SS# 366-09-5500, accessed November 15, 2006.
  7. [S1053] Jerald William Batke, Illinois birth certificate no. 3180 (February 6, 1939).
  8. [S1033] Berrien County Circuit Court Declaration of Intention, no. 2820, FHL # 1954668 (February 18, 1939), St. Joseph, Michigan.
  9. [S1075] Henry Batke, Canadian Pacific Train database on-line, December 7, 1921.
  10. [S1008] 1930 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chiago, Washington, DC, ED 51, Page 2A, Ancestry.com, accessed December 20, 2006.
  11. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, Jerald W. Batke, SS#361-30-3437, accessed November 15, 2006.
  12. [S1077] Berrien County Circuit Court Declaration of Intention, no. 3657, book 26, page 2651, Micropublication # 1954664, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah (August 21, 1941), St. Joseph, Michigan.
  13. [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).
  14. [S1003] Cara McIntyre Batke, "Genealogy questions," e-mail to Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, November 22, 2006.
  15. [S1012] Cynthia Gibson, Illinois Medical Certificate of Death.
  16. [S1127] The News-Palladium, December 21, 1962, page 3, Ancestry.com, accessed February 3, 2010.
  17. [S1223] The Herald-Palladium, October 29, 1979, p. 10.
  18. [S1017] Edna R. Batke, Illinois Medical Certificate of Death.
  19. [S1222] The Herald-Palladium, August 11, 1997, p. 7A.
  20. [S1166] Herald-Palladium, June 23, 1999.
  21. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

William Bechdolt

M

Josephine Becker1

F

Family: Casper J. Leibach b. 8 Jan 1865, d. 14 Mar 1917

Citations

  1. [S389] Edward J. Leibach, Leibach, Edward J. - Death Cert.
  2. [S2383] Kenneth J. Leibach, "Family Tree, Version 1", Family Tree provided to Elaine M. Beaudoin by Kenneth J. Leibach, Jr., on September 28, 2016.
  3. [S537] Chicago Daily News, March 26, 1917, 23.
  4. [S588] Casper Joseph Leibach, Illinois certificate of death, Family History Library, MF# 1852315.
  5. [S2385] Kenneth J. Leibach Sr., "Family Tree version 2", Family Tree provided to Elaine M. Beaudoin by Kenneth J. Leibach, Jr., on September 28, 2016.

Bert G. Beckley1,2

M, b. circa 1880

Family: Catherine Donegan b. c 1881, d. 10 Jul 1916

Citations

  1. [S1961] Daniel Moore, "Descendants of John Halloran", Four generation descendant list, Created November 1, 2014.
  2. [S2059] Calvary Cemetery, Donegan, William gravecard.
  3. [S2061] Chicago Tribune, December 18, 1916, page 19, accessed May 1, 2015 on ProQuest.
  4. [S2137] Chicago Daily News, July 12, 1916, page 22.

Amy Josephine Beder1

F

Family: Unknown McKenna

Citations

  1. [S629] Survivors and Rescuers, Chicago's Awful Theater Horror, p. 145.

Edyth E. Beder1

F, b. August 1868, d. 30 December 1903

Family: John Linton Vallely b. 8 Jan 1868, d. 7 Aug 1941

Citations

  1. [S627] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.cyberdriveillinois.com/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html, Vallely, John L. and Beder, Edyth E., Marriage License No. 00180544.
  2. [S629] Survivors and Rescuers, Chicago's Awful Theater Horror, p. 145.
  3. [S630] 1900 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 1025; Page 3A; Ward 32, Ancestry.com; accessed March 6, 2006.
  4. [S662] Edith B. Vallely, Illinois Statewide Death Index, Accessed March 7, 2006.
  5. [S628] Chicago Tribune, August 10, 1941, Chicago Tribune Historical Archive, Record No. 19410810dn063.

Jacob Beder1

M

Family: Elizabeth (?)

Citations

  1. [S629] Survivors and Rescuers, Chicago's Awful Theater Horror, p. 145.