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Adam Sowatzke and Augusta Schiller

Adam Sowatzke and Augusta Schiller

Posted: 2 Jul 2006 10:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sowatzke and Schiller
Adam and Augusta were my great grandparents. I know nothing about either of there parents nor their siblings. Both are I beleive orginally from Germany. They married in Pitsville WI and from there they moved to Beloit WI. They eventually moved to North Dakota. Adam died in 1934 in Webster North Dakota. Augusta died in 1967 in Monroe WI. Is there anyone out there that may happen to know more about Adam and Augusta and their parents and siblings???

Re: Sowatzke pre 1900 in WI

Posted: 4 Jul 2006 9:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
1920 United States Federal Census Record
about Adam Sowatzke
Name: Adam Sowatzke
[Adam Sawatzke]
Age: 35 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: White
Home in 1920: Wood, Wood, Wisconsin
Home owned: Own
Sex: Male
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Germany
Father's Birth Place: Germany
Image: 934
enumeration #229
Pitsville
On a farm, owner
9 March
lists all born in WI, Adam & Emma's parents b. Germany

Adam, 35 (occupation - ?laborer, section hand RR)
Emma, 27
Esther, 8
Lawrence, 6
Hilda, 5
Arthur, 3-4/12
Elaine, 4/12, b. WI
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1920 United States Federal Census Record
about Fred Sowatzke
Name: Fred Sowatzke
[Fred Sawatzke]
Age: 70 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1850
Birthplace: East Prussia
[East Prussia / Ostpreußen]
Race: White
Home in 1920: Wood, Wood, Wisconsin
Home owned: Own
Sex: Male
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Year of immigration: 1885 naturalized 1906
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: East Prussia
Father's Birth Place: East Prussia
Image: 934

enumeration #235
Pitsville
On a farm, owner
9 March

Fred, 70
Mary, 63, imm 1885, na 1906
Herman M., 39, b. WI, laborer on RR
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1920 United States Federal Census Record
about John Sowatzke
Name: John Sowatzke
[John Sawatzke]
Age: 65 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1855
Birthplace: East Prussia
[East Prussia / Ostpreußen]
Race: White
Home in 1920: Wood, Wood, Wisconsin
Home owned: Own
Sex: Male
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Year of immigration: 1884
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: East Prussia
Father's Birth Place: East Prussia
Image: 934

enumeration #236
Pitsville
On a farm, owner
9 March

John, 65, imm 1884, na 1906, occupation- none
Caroline, 64, imm 1884, na 1906

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From 1920 census, my guess would be that John & Fred are brothers, with John arriving first. Adam is probably the son of one of them - from census we may find out which one.

Could Augusta be Emma, or is Emma a different wife?
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1920 United States Federal Census Record
about Charles Sowatzke
Name: Charles Sowatzke
Age: 33 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1887
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: White
Home in 1920: Marshfield Ward 4, Wood, Wisconsin
Home owned: Rent
Sex: Male
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Germany
Father's Birth Place: Germany
Image: 238

7 January
606 S. Cherry St.
Charles, 33, b. WI, millwright in factory
Emma S., 24, b. IL
Walter, 3-1/12, b. WI
Evelyn, 11/12. b. WI
Krause, Ottilie, mother-in-law, 53, widowed, imm 1892, na 1903?, b. Posen-Germany
Krause, Richard, 32 brother-in-law, imm 1892, na 1900, b. Posen - Germany
Krause, Ernest R., 24, brother-in-law, b. WI

So Emma's (wife of Charles) maiden name was probably Krause
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1920 United States Federal Census Record
about Herman E Sowatzke
Name: Herman E Sowatzke
Age: 23 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1897
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: White
Home in 1920: Marshfield Ward 4, Wood, Wisconsin
Home owned: Rent
Sex: Male
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Germany
Father's Birth Place: Germany
Image: 234

5 January
501 S. Central Ave.
Herman, 23, b. WI, parents b. Germany, laborer in factory
Kathryn M., 18, b. WI, parents b. Denmark

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Herman & Charles are probably brothers and/or cousins of Adam.
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1910 United States Federal Census Record
about Gottfried Sowatzke
Name: Gottfried Sowatzke
Age in 1910: 52
Estimated birth year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Germany
Home in 1910: Wood, Wood, Wisconsin
Neighbors: View Results
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Year of Immigration: 1881
Mother's Birth Place: Germany
Father's Birth Place: Germany
Household Members: Name Age
Gottfried Sowatzke 52 , b. Germany, farmer
Charlotte Sowatzke 56 married 30 years, birth to 8:7 living, b. Germany
Charlie Sowatzke 24 b. WI
Annie Sowatzke 26 b. WI
Bertha Sowatzke 21 b. WI
Emilie Sowatzke 16 b. WI
Harucham Sowatzke 14 b. WI

30 April
All listed as children of Gottfried & Charlotte & single.








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1910 United States Federal Census Record
about Albert Sowchke
Name: Albert Sowchke
[Albert Sowatzke]
Age in 1910: 24
Estimated birth year: abt 1886
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1910: Wood, Wood, Wisconsin
Neighbors: View Results
Race: White
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law
Mother's Birth Place: Germany
Father's Birth Place: Germany

Household Members: Name Age
Charlotte Sipps 68 German-Polish, imm 1882, farmer
Albert Sowchke 24 married 3 years, farm laborer
Emma Sowchke 23 no children

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1910 United States Federal Census Record
about Fred Sawatzke
Name: Fred Sawatzke
[Fred Sowatzke]
Age in 1910: 77
Estimated birth year: abt 1833
Birthplace: Germany
Home in 1910: Grand Rapids Ward 2, Wood, Wisconsin
Neighbors: View Results
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Year of Immigration: 1865 naturalized
Mother's Birth Place: Germany
Father's Birth Place: Germany
Household Members: Name Age
Fred Sawatzke 77 widowed retired farmer
Fred Sawatzke 48 son, laborer in paper mill, imm 1865 - na
435 11th St.

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1910 United States Federal Census Record
about Chartes Sowatzke
Name: Chartes Sowatzke
[Charter Sowatzke]
Age in 1910: 27
Estimated birth year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Germany
Home in 1910: Grand Rapids Ward 5, Wood, Wisconsin
Neighbors: View Results
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Year of Immigration: 1885
Mother's Birth Place: Germany
Father's Birth Place: Germany
Household Members: Name Age
Chartes Sowatzke 27 married once - 3 years, machinist in furniture factory
Vinnie Sowatzke 31 wife, birth to 1:1 living, b. Germany, imm 1881
Harold Sowatzke 1 7/12

5 May
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1910 United States Federal Census Record
about Anna Sowatzke
Name: Anna Sowatzke
Age in 1910: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1910: Milwaukee Ward 1, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Neighbors: View Results
Race: White
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Servant
Mother's Birth Place: Germany
Father's Birth Place: Germany
Household Members: Name Age
Julia F Hawxhurst 57 head, own income
Stanley C Hawxhurst 30 son, lawyer
Anna Sowatzke 26 servant, cook
Margareth Jentges 23 servant, house maid

312 Knapp St.
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1930 United States Federal Census Record
about Albert Sowatzke
Name: Albert Sowatzke
Age: 44
Estimated birth year: abt 1886
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Emma Sowatzke
Race: White
Home in 1930: Pittsville, Wood, Wisconsin

April 23
Albert, 44, married age 21,delivery man for general store
Emma, 43, married age 20
Fredie, 11
all b. WI

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1930 United States Federal Census Record
about Charles Sowatzke
Name: Charles Sowatzke
Age: 44
Estimated birth year: abt 1886
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Hattie A Sowatzke
Race: White
Home in 1930: Libertyville, Lake, Illinois

510 N. 2nd St., owns home
April 4
Charles, 44, married age 31, b. WI, foreman - railroad
Hattie, 32, married first time age 24, b. WI
Mary, 6, b. IL
Claire, 3-5/12, b. IL
Helen, 2-3/12, b. IL
??Wetha?? daughter, ?6/12, b. IL

Note - some writing over census & hard to read.
Charles married 1st time 13 years ago, while Hattie 1st time only 8 years ago, so probably 2nd wife to Charles. All these children under age of 8, so likely children of this couple & not previous marriages.

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1930 United States Federal Census Record
about Marion Sowatzke
Name: Marion Sowatzke
Age: 18 - single
Estimated birth year: abt 1912
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relation to head-of-house: Maid
Race: White
Home in 1930: Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois

April 29
Maid in household of Robert Perkins family
b. WI, parents b. Germany
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1930 United States Federal Census Record
about Esther N Sowatzke
Name: Esther N Sowatzke
Age: 19
Estimated birth year: abt 1911
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relation to head-of-house: Patient
Race: White
Home in 1930: Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 4
"Childrens home Society"

Roland, 1/12
Esther, 18
both are listed as "patients"
This page lists a number of female patients - ages 16-23, and many young patients - 3 months and younger. No adult males, and no ages between 3 months and 16 years. Also lists a matron & nurse.
Lists the womens names first, then the infants listed together, so Esther & Roland are not listed together, but in age sections, by alphabet.
located on 2825 Kilbourn Ave.

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1930 United States Federal Census Record
about Fred Sowatzke
Name: Fred Sowatzke
Age: 79
Estimated birth year: abt 1851
Birthplace: Germany
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Sowatzke
Race: White
Home in 1930: Pittsville, Wood, Wisconsin

Fred, 79, married age 25, retired farmer
Mary, 73, married age 18
both immigration 1883, naturalized

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1930 United States Federal Census Record
about John Sowatzke
Name: John Sowatzke
Age: 76
Estimated birth year: abt 1854
Birthplace: Germany
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Carrie Sowatzke
Race: White
Home in 1930: Wisconsin Rapids, Wood, Wisconsin

John & Carrie both 76, married age 22
both imm 1852, naturalized
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1930 United States Federal Census Record
about Charles F Sowatzke
Name: Charles F Sowatzke
Age: 47
Estimated birth year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Germany
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Alinenie G Sowatzke
Race: White
Home in 1930: Wisconsin Rapids, Wood, Wisconsin

Charles, 47, married 1st time age 23, imm 1884, na, foreman - box factory
Alinenie, 28, married 1st time age 24
Miller, Minnie, 49 roomer, dressmaker - private home
(Sowatske erased with line through), Harold, 21, son, printer- box factory

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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
about Charles Sowatzke
Name: Charles Sowatzke
City: Not Stated
County: Lake
State: Illinois
Birth Date: 11 Nov 1883
Race: White
Roll: 1614031
DraftBoard: 1

Foreman, C.M. & St. Paul RR (?)
Nearest relative: Julia Sowatzke
medium height, stout build, blue eyes, brown hair
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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
about Albert Sowatzke
Name: Albert Sowatzke
City: Not Stated (Pitsville)
County: Wood
State: Wisconsin
Birth Date: 12 Mar 1885
Race: White
Roll: 1675083
DraftBoard: 0

Next of kin - Emma, wife
med height & build, blue eyes, brown hair
farmer, for himself
Sept 12, 1918
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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
about Charley August Sowatzke
Name: Charley August Sowatzke
City: Not Stated (Pitsville)
County: Wood
State: Wisconsin
Birth Date: 23 Apr 1886
Race: White
Roll: 1675083
DraftBoard: 0

farmer, for himself
next of kin - Emma, wife
Med height & build, grey eyes, brown hair
Sept 12, 1918
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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
about Herman Emil Sowatzke
Name: Herman Emil Sowatzke
City: Not Stated (Pitsville)
County: Wood
State: Wisconsin
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Birth Date: 9 Apr 1896
Race: Caucasian
Roll: 1675083
DraftBoard: 0

dependants, father & mother (not named)
Comment on record "I think that his father & mother are not dependant on him"
medium height & build, grey eyes, lt brown hair
single
farmer for himself
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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
about John Godfrey Max Sowatzke
Name: John Godfrey Max Sowatzke
City: Not Stated
County: Wood
State: Wisconsin
Birthplace: Wisconsin;United States of America
Birth Date: 1 Apr 1892
Race: Caucasian
Roll: 1675083
DraftBoard: 0

Right arm off at elbow
single
Occupation - engine wiper, Green Bay & Western Ry
med height & build, lt blue eyes, brown hair
Note: "lost right arm below elbow"
b. Seneca, WI
June 1917
address: 826 1st st. Grand Rapids, WI

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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
about William Sowatzke
Name: William Sowatzke
City: Not Stated
County: Wood
State: Wisconsin
Birthplace: Wisconsin;United States of America
Birth Date: 13 Mar 1895
Race: Caucasian
Roll: 1675083
DraftBoard: 0

address: 826 1st st. Grand Rapids, WI
(note, same address as John above)
locomotive fireman, Green Bay & Western Ry
single
med ht & wt, lt blue eyes, brown hair
June 1917

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U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Record
about Arthur F Sowatzke
Name: Arthur F Sowatzke
Birth Year: 1916
Race: White, citizen
Nativity State or Country: Wisconsin
State: Wisconsin
County or City: Wood

Enlistment Date: 16 Sep 1942
Enlistment State: Wisconsin
Enlistment City: Milwaukee
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: 4 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Photographer
Marital Status: Single, with dependents
Height: 67
Weight: 193

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California Death Index, 1940-1997 Record
about CLARA M FARNER
Name: FARNER, CLARA M
Social Security #: 330242700
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 10 Oct 1901
Birthplace: WISCONSIN
Death Date: 12 Feb 1988
Death Place: LOS ANGELES
Mother's Maiden Name: SOWATZKE
Father's Surname: SCHALLA

(so a Sowatzke daughter married a Mr. Schalla about or before 1901)
and had a daughter Clara
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Social Security Death Index Record
about Augusta Sowatzke
Name: Augusta Sowatzke
SSN: 389-54-0941
Last Residence: 53566 Monroe, Green, Wisconsin, United States of America
Born: 16 Jan 1875
Died: Jan 1967
State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin (1966 )

Social Security Death Index Record
about Albert Sowatzke
Name: Albert Sowatzke
SSN: 394-07-3070
Last Residence: 54469 Port Edwards, Wood, Wisconsin, United States of America
Born: 13 Jul 1888
Died: Apr 1966
State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin (Before 1951 )

Social Security Death Index Record
about Herman Sowatzke
Name: Herman Sowatzke
SSN: 392-10-8662
Last Residence: 54946 King, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States of America
Born: 28 Sep 1890
Died: Apr 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin (Before 1951 )

SSDI lists quite a few you can match into this family - I list the ones b. before 1900
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Obit
Interesting as it is the Rolland from the Childrens Home in 1930 census
Identifies Esther as his mother, that she is a Taylor, and living in Seattle at his death in 2005. If she is still alive, she may be able to help you sort out family history. Also note he had a sister & 2 brothers.

Rolland "Ron" Sowatzke, 75, of Babcock, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Babcock Community Church. The Rev. Fred Krauss will officiate.

Ron was born March 7, 1930, in Milwaukee. He married Dorothy Griswold on Sept. 4, 1954, in Nekoosa.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. Ron was a photographer who owned and operated Ron's Studio in Wisconsin Rapids for 20 years. He was formerly employed as a custodian for the Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools and owned and operated Rich-O Drive In on 17th Avenue South and Gaynor Avenue in Wisconsin Rapids.

Ron was a member of the Babcock American Legion. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed both hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Babcock; one daughter, Lynn Nishida of Oshkosh; one granddaughter, Nicole Nishida of Longmont, Colo.; his mother, Esther Taylor of Seattle; his mother-in-law, Josie Griswold of Babcock; and one sister-in-law, Darlene (Edward) Coldwell of Wausau. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home of Nekoosa is assisting the family.
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Obit
Sowatzke, Donald James
June 11, 1918 - April 9, 2004

(Published Monday April 12, 2004)

BRODHEAD Donald James Sowatzke, age 85, of Brodhead, passed away Friday, April 9, 2004, at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Monroe, WI. He was born on June 11, 1918, in Beloit, WI, the son of Adam and Augusta (Schiller) Sowatzke. He married Dorothy Marie Perkins on Aug. 19, 1940, at St. Jude Catholic Church, Beloit. Don had worked at Fairbanks Morse and Beloit Iron Works in his earlier years. He then took up farming in the rural Hanover area until his retirement at age 80. He served on the Plymouth Township Board and was a member of NFO and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Brodhead. He is survived by his wife of 63 years; 4 children: Dorothy Strunz of Janesville, WI, Richard Sowatzke of rural Sheldon, WI, Jo Anne (Timothy) Barker of Janesville, WI, and Robert (Heidy) Sowatzke of rural Brodhead, WI; 21 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers; 10 sisters; and a son, Donald Sowatzke Jr. Mass of Christian Burial will held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, Footville, WI, with Father Don Heiar presiding. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, Brodhead, WI.

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Re: Augusta Schiller

Posted: 4 Jul 2006 10:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Some trees list her as the daughter of
Adam Schiller & Caroline Orlowski
and that she was b. Feb 1886 in Wood, Wood, WI -
However, this same tree lists her as dead by 1900.

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1900 United States Federal Census Record
about Adan J Schiller [Adam]
Name: Adan J Schiller
Home in 1900: Wood, Wood, Wisconsin
Age: 49
Estimated birth year: abt 1851
Birthplace: Germany
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Occupation: View Image
Immigration year: 1883 -pa (papers filed)

house 74
Schiller, Adam, b. July 1850, 49, m 27 years, b. Germany, farmer
Carrie, Sept 1849, 49, birth to 7:5 living, b. Germany, imm 1883 - pa
Gusta, daughter, Feb, 1886, 14, b. WI
Annie, Sept 1888, 11, b. WI
Ida, Nov 1891, 8, b. WI

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house 72
1900 United States Federal Census Record
about Willian Schiller
Name: Willian Schiller
Home in 1900: Wood, Wood, Wisconsin
Age: 39
Estimated birth year: abt 1861
Birthplace: Germany
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Occupation: View Image
Immigration year: 1882


William, 39, imm 1882
?Arena?, 36
Mack, 15
Herman, 14
Ameal?, 12, son
Lewis, 11
Paul, 9
Atuta?, 7 son
Adolph, 5
Willie, 4
Charles, ?

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1900 United States Federal Census Record
about Christ Schiller
Name: Christ Schiller
Home in 1900: Wood, Wood, Wisconsin
Age: 63
Estimated birth year: abt 1837
Birthplace: Germany
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Occupation: View Image
Immigration year: 1885

Tafeary, wife, 61, married 36 years, birth to 12:6 living
WIllie, son, 20

This couple is old enough to be parents of other heads of household, but not sure that they are.

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1900 United States Federal Census Record
about Anne Schiller
Name: Anne Schiller
Home in 1900: Wood, Wood, Wisconsin
Age: 37
Estimated birth year: abt 1863
Birthplace: Germany
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Occupation: View Image
Immigration year: 1882
Think name Anne is in error - as it is male

head ---, 37
Annie, wife, 35, married 14 yrs, birth to 6:5 living
Emma, 12
Adam, 11
Martha, 4
Freida, 1900
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1910 United States Federal Census Record
about Adam Schiller
Name: Adam Schiller
Age in 1910: 60
Estimated birth year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Germany
Home in 1910: Wood, Wood, Wisconsin
Neighbors: View Results
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Year of Immigration: 1891
Mother's Birth Place: Germany
Father's Birth Place: Germany
Household Members: Name Age
Adam Schiller 60
Caroline Schiller 60

married 35 years, birth to 10:4 living

next door:
Shiller, Max, 25
Elsie, 20
Freida, 2
Esther, 4/12

next door:
Schiller, Wilhelm, 59, married 27 yrs
Annie 59
Herman, 24
?Gust, 22
Luis, 19
Paul, 18
Otto,16
Adolph, 14
?Wilhelm, 12
Charlie, 11
Agnes, 9
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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
about Max Fred Schiller
Name: Max Fred Schiller
City: Not Stated (Pitsville)
County: Wood
State: Wisconsin
Birth Date: 26 Aug 1883
Race: White
Roll: 1675083
DraftBoard: 0

Elsie Schiller, wife
Tall, slender, blue eyes, brown hair
Sept., 1918
farmer-for himself
native born citizen
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---Clues - items to check & verify----

One World tree lists Anna Schiller, dau of Adam & Carrie b. 3 Sept 1889, married to William Radke on 2 Sept 1906.

Same tree lists Ida as b. Nov 1891, married to William Erickson

Lists parents of Adam Schiller as Samuel Schiller & Sophie Wase, plus another wife for Samuel of Louise Gabriel. Lists Wilhelm as brother AND 1/2 brother.

Adam Schiller
Born: 18 Jul 1850 Germany
Died: 16 Apr 1916 Town of Wood, Wood, WI, USA

Lists parents of Caroline as Adam Orlowski & Carrie.
Caroline Orlowski
Born: 29 Sep 1842, East Prussia
Died: 22 Jul 1921, Town Wood, Wood, WI, USA

Again - these are CLUES - not researched yet.
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You can go forward with siblings to see if anyone has family histories, and go back to find immigration, German ancestry, etc.

Look in Wood County, WI - as there may be marriage info, newspaper clippings, obits, burials, etc that may help you.

Look for Railroad info too, it seems quite a few in the family worked for the railroad.
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Re: Sowatzke immigration

Posted: 4 Jul 2006 11:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
This looks to be the right family that end up in Wood County, WI???

New York Passenger Lists Record
about Caroline Sawatzki
Name: Caroline Sawatzki
Arrival Date: 15 Nov 1880
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: London, England
Destination: United States of America
Place of Origin: Germany
Ship Name: Australia
Port of Arrival: New York
Line: 44
Microfilm Serial: M237
Microfilm Roll: 432
List Number: 1485
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States

Johan, 33, farmer
Caroline, 33, wife
Wilhelmina, 4
Gottfried, 11 months

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This couple may be connected???
1880 United States Federal Census Record
about Franz Sowatzki
Name: Franz Sowatzki
Age: 30
Estimated birth year: abt 1850
Birthplace: PRU
Occupation: Furniture Store
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Josepa Sowatzki
Father's birthplace: PRU
Mother's birthplace: PRU

Franz, 30
Josepha, 26
Alexander, 4
Henry, 2
Jenni, 2/12 (May)

They may be the first of the family ot arrive in USA, possibly brother or cousin to Johan - but then again, maybe not connected at all.....

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Spelling is SowatzkA -
check if either Adam in previous post (m Emma) or this one (m Dinnel) is correct.
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
about Adam Sowatzka
Name: Adam Sowatzka
City: Not Stated
County: Oneida
State: Wisconsin
Birthplace: Wisconsin;United States of America
Birth Date: 22 Jan 1889
Race: Caucasian
Roll: 1674879
DraftBoard: 0

Born: Pitsville, WI
Section foreman, C & NW Ry Co, Tomahawk Lake, WI
wife & 2 children (not named)
med ht & build, grey eyes, dk brown hair

Perhaps this is cousin Adam???
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1920 United States Federal Census Record
about Adam Sowatzka
Name: Adam Sowatzka
[Adam Sawatzke]
Age: 31 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1889
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: White
Home in 1920: Lake Tomahawk, Oneida, Wisconsin
Home owned: Own
Sex: Male
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Germany
Father's Birth Place: Germany
Image: 68

Adam, 31, b. WI, parents b. Germany
Dinnel?Dinnet, 22, b. WI, father b. Canada-English, mother b. Germany
Freddie, 6
Norma, 3


You may find the same family with a variety of spellings - my guess is that this Adam is also in the family. Can't seem to find an Augusta that fits in the census though.

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In Donald James (son of Adam & Augusta) it mentions he had 4 brothers & 10 sisters.

You might find help in their descendants.

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