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Appleton Post Crescent | Appleton, Wisconsin | Monday, May 04, 1925 | Page 2
August Franzke, 75, one of the pioneer citizens of this locality, died at 6 o'clock Saturday evening at his home at 111 W. Wisconsln-ave. His health had been failing for the last two years.
Funeral services are to be held at 1 o' clock Wednesday afternoon from the home and at 1:45 at Emmanuel Evangelist church. The Rev. H. A. Bernhardt will be in charge and will be assisted by the Rev. C. F. Rabehl, presiding elder of Appleton district, who is to speak in English, and the Rev. H. H. Brockhaus, who will speak in German.
Mr Franzke was born Oct. 2, 1849 in Breslau, Germany, and came to the United States with his parents in 1862. The family settled in Calumet-co about a year later and Mr. Franzke lived there until about 14 years ago, when he moved his family to Appleton. He was married in 1874 to Minnie Otto at Reedsville. She preceded him in death June 6. 1920. A son, Attorney John Franzke died a year ago at Marinette.
The decedent came to Calumet-co when the country was still heavily wooded and provided himself a home by clearing his own land.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. G. Stanelle, Forest Junction; one brother, John, California; also ten children, sixteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The children are; The Rev. Herman A. Franzke, Forest Junction; Mrs. J. P. Doran, Horicon; Mrs. R. P. Christoph, Milwaukee; Arthur A. Franzke, Lewistown, Mont; Mrs. Benjamin Greb, Appleton; Joseph J. Franzke, Forest Junction; Mrs. Forrest Jabas. Appleton; Mrs. Alvin C. Rabehl, Beaver Dam; Prof. A. L. Franzke. Appleton; Miss Elsie Franzke, Appleton.
"Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930"
groom's name: August Franzke
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace: Germany
bride's name: Marrie Gratz
bride's birth date:
marriage date: 04 Apr 1876
marriage place: Brillion, Calumet, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Joseph Franzke
groom's mother's name: Johanna Franzke
bride's father's name: Fredolin Gratz
bride's mother's name: Theresa Gratz
groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Unknown
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Single
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M00338-7
system origin: Wisconsin-EASy
source film number: 1275830
reference number: p 230 cn 02236
Citing this Record
"Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XR2Y-TZZ
: accessed 20 Dec 2012), August Franzke and Marrie Gratz, 04 Apr 1876.
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: August Franski[August Franzke]
Birth Year: abt 1849
Home in 1880: Humboldt, Brown, Wisconsin
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mina Franski
Father's Birthplace: Prussia
Mother's Name: Johana Franski
Mother's Birthplace: Prussia
Household Members: Name Age
August Franski 31 (head)
Mina Franski 22 (wife)
Herman Franski 4 (son)
Louisa Franski 3 (daughter)
John Franski 1 (son)
William Schultz 14 (works on farm)
Johana Franski 66 (mother-widow)
Appleton Post Crescent | Appleton, Wisconsin | Wednesday, June 09, 1920 | Page 7
MRS WILHELMINA FRANZKE
Mrs. William Franzke, 62 years old, 809 Second avenue, mother of 11 children, died unexpectedly about three o'clock Tuesday afternoon following an operation performed Monday evening. Mrs. Franzke apparently was rallying after submitting to the surgeon's knife when she suddenly expired.
The decedent was born in Manitowoc county, April 27, 1858. She had lived in Appleton for many years.
Survivors are her husband: five sons, the Rev. H. A. Franzke, Seymour; Attorney John H. Franzke, Marinette; Prof. Arthur A. Franzke, Lewiston, Mont.; J. J. Franzke, Forest Junction; Albert A. Franzke, lecturer, Des Moines, Ia.; six daughters, Mrs. F. P. Doran, Fond du Lac; Mrs. Holdina Christof, Milwaukee; Mrs. Millie Greb, Amanda, Mrs. Minnie Jabas and Elsie Franzke, all of Appleton.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the late residence and at two o'clock at Evangelical association church. The Rev. H. J. Dreegkamp will be in charge. Interment is to be made in Riverside cemetery.
Two sons, Albert and Arthur are on their way home from the west.