John (Johann) RADTKE, born in
Germany; married to
Child of Johann Radtke & Christine Manitz:
August RADTKE, born 27
May 1841 (Germany); died 17 July
1900, buried in Union
Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in family
plot. August's parents were John
Radtke and Christine MANITZ.
Married Dorothea BECKER (BAKER) born 1851;
Witnesses to marriage:
Augusta Radtke and Sophia Becker.
Dorothea was the daughter of Christian BECKER
Note on back of photo:
Mr. & Mrs. August [Dorothea Becker] Radtke,
"Amma's [Bertha] Mom & Dad"
Photo in possession of Betty Petzko
2nd wife Linna (Lena)
CLAUS; born 1856; married 10 November 1881; died 1928; buried in Union Cemetery
in Radtke plot. Her father was Gustav Claus (mother's name unknown).
Per Betty Petzko this is most likely August Radtke's second wife Linna
Children of August Radtke
and Dorothea BECKER:
1879; died 1932. No information on him.
Anna, born 10
February1873; married Nicolas BARTH, Jr.
Minnie, born circa 1874; 1st marriage Richard NORWIG;
2 known children - Baby born 1900 - assumed this baby
died as an infant; and Norma married to Eric Dallmann.
They had Richard, Eric, Jr. (aka Sam) and Jane.
2nd marriage Richard ??
3 Radtke sisters, left to right:
Bertha, age 16, Anna, age 18 & Minnie, age 17
Minnie Radtke & Robert Norwig
Bertha Helena Louise,
born 1875; married 18 February 1899 to
Theodore P. Scherer (born 1876 - Mequon;
died 13 June 1903 - see
Scherer family tree). She had 3 sisters, 1 brother and 3 half-sisters
Bertha Radtke, age 18
Emma, born 14 May 1878
(Milwaukee); died September 1939
(Canada); 17 March 1898 married Anton Dorscheid, born 1876, died
Emma went to live with her grandmother in Cashton,
Wisconsin, upon the death of
her mother. She lived in Cashton from
1880 to 1907. She moved to
Bingham Lake, Minnesota, in 1907, and
in 1919 moved to Canada.
Children of Emma Radtke
and Anton Dorscheid (they have many descendants but information is vague):
Sylvira Dorothy, born 15
February 1899 in Cashton, Wisconsin; died 16 March 1992 in Grande Praire,
Alberta, Canada. 1st
marriage Herman Kimble 2 October 1916; 2nd marriage Mr. Reinhart Ladwig on 10
November 1951. She moved to Minnesota in 1907, and Canada in
Children of Sylvira
Dorscheid and Herman Kimble:
Violet Emma, married
Elaine, married Tom Osborne
Herbert Wayne, born 1920; married
Jean McLaughlin. They had 4 boys
Herman Lane, born 1920; died
1989; married Louise Robideau, they had 5 children
Robert Arthur, born 1924; 1st
marriage Stella Norton; 2nd marriage Alice.
Children of Robert
Kimble and Stella:
Joyce, born 1950,
married to Mclandress. They had Lee, born 1960; DJ born 1970; Kim,
Gerald, born 1946; had 3
Ron, born 1948; had 3
Gene, born 1951; had 3
Ellsworth Anton, married Mildred
married Rosie Toews
married Bernice Ames
William, married Luella Parish
married Velma Parrish
Children of August Radtke
and Linna CLAUS:
Clara, born 1882 in
1958 in Milwaukee
Alma, born 1884; died 1884;
buried in Union Cemetery in
the Radtke plot.
Ella (Elvira), born 1886;
married Ralph Schmidt. They
had 2 known children: Helen, born 1923, died
- no information about her.
Jane (a.k.a Jennie, as shown
on gravestone), born 1888;
remained single; died 1918
7 Radtke sisters left to right:
Jane, Annie, Emma, Bertha, Minnie, Clara & Ella
Clara, Ella & Jane from 2nd marriage
Note: All photos on this page are courtesy of
Betty Petzko (my father's first cousin)