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Raddatz, Paul born 5/23/1889

Raddatz, Paul born 5/23/1889

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 8:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Raddatz, Riesing
I am county coordinator for Wise Co Virginia and in my death certificates for 1912-1918 I came across the following death certificate:

Paul Raddatz born 5/23/1889 born Wisconsin.
Died- 5/15/1917 in Wise Co, Virginia
Cause- "hemorrhage-throat cut jugular vein left side with safety razor probably suicide, lived 20 minutes"

Occupation is listed as "comedian"

Father - William Raddatz born Germany
Mother-Bertha Riesing born Germany
Informant- Alfred Raddatz Milwaukee Wis.

If any one is researching these families let me know and I'll email you a copy of the death certificate.

Re: Raddatz, Paul born 5/23/1889

Posted: 20 Feb 2013 2:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Riesing Raddatz
"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
Milwaukee Wis.
gary.rebholz@gmail.com
Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007... helping to access our historic German-American culture.
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