"Paul Raddatz born 5/23/1889 born Wisconsin Died- 5/15/1917 in Wise Co, Virginia ... Father - William Raddatz born Germany ... Mother-Bertha Riesing born Germany ... Informant- Alfred Raddatz Milwaukee Wis ..."
Paul's death notices were placed in the local morning and evening German papers beginning May 19, as well as the customary thank you notices on May 24, 1917.
For some additional family info., his mother Bertha (née Reising) Raddatz died in Milwaukee in May 1920. The family's death notices were also published in the local German newspapers and include her maiden name; again, with the customary thank you notices. There were notices for a William/Wilhelm in 1912. And there are references to an Alfred with some other Raddatz entries found in "Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).
Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
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