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Mary A. Kuchata Ratterman
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Birth: 1856, Austria
Death: Mar. 10, 1905

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Columbus Telegram, March 10, 1905
After a lingering illness, attended by much pain and suffering, Mary, wife of County Judge Ratterman, passed away at eleven o'clock this forenoon. At her bedside when the end came were all the members of her family, and a sister, Mrs. Julia Brausch, of Yankton, South Dakota. Mrs. Ratterman was conscious within an hour of the time of her death.
The illness of Mrs. Ratterman dates back nearly two years, although she had been bedfast only a few weeks. Her trouble was of a nature for which there was no hope for medical relief. During the past few weeks she submitted to several surgical operations, but the relief thus afforded was only temporary at best. The pain she suffered is beyond the power of words to express, yet through all she was patient and forebearing, hopeful always for the best, and solicitous for her family. That the end was very near at hand became apparent last Monday. At that time her son and daughter who reside at a distance were sent for, and the family remained constantly at her bedside. Her death had been momentarily expected through the week.
Mrs. Ratterman was forty-nine years old. Her maiden name was Mary Kuchata. She was born in the city of Vienna, Austria, and came to this country when a child ten years of age. Her parents settled in Cedar county, Nebraska. July 2, 1879, at Yankton, South Dakota, she was married to John Ratterman. They moved to Platte county fifteen years ago, residing in Humphrey until three years ago, when her husband was elected county judge and moved to Columbus.
Surviving Mrs. Ratterman are her husband and six children. The children are Mrs. George Bender, of Cornlea, Frank Ratterman, of South Omaha, and John, Clara, May and Lucy Ratterman, who are still at home. She also leaves two sisters and five brothers. They are Mrs. Julia Branch, of South Dakota; Sister Barbara, who is in a convent in Illinois, I.W. Zavadil of Humphrey, and four brothers living in Cedar county. The funeral will be held at the residence next Monday morning at 9 o'clock, followed with requiem high mass at St. Bonaventura church at 9:30 o'clock. The service will be in charge of St. Ann society of the Catholic church, of which Mrs. Ratterman was a member.
Columbus Journal, March 15, 1905
RATTERMAN--Mrs. John Ratterman died at her home in Columbus Saturday after an illness of two months.
Miss Mary Kuchla was born in Vienna, Austria in 1856, coming to Cedar county, Nebraska, with her parents when she was ten years old.
She was married July 2, 1879 to John Ratterman who taught school in Cedar county for fifteen years previous to his coming to Humphrey in 1890. Four years ago Mrs. Ratterman came to Columbus with her husband when he was elected county judge and has made many friends here. She was a member of St. Ann's Society. Mrs. Ratterman leaves six children, Mrs. Geo. Bender of Cornlea, Frank of Omaha, John, Jr., Clara, May and Lucy at home. She leaves also a father, five brothers and two sisters in Cedar county.
The funeral was held Monday morning in the Catholic church in this city at 9:30.
Columbus Telegram, March 17, 1905

The funeral obsequies for the late Mrs. John Ratterman were held at St. Bonaventura church last Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Attendance at the funeral was very large. The ladies' St. Anne society of the church attended in a body, and had charge of the service at the grave. The pall bearers were Messrs. John Graf, Theodore Moersen and Gottlieb Frischolz, chosen from the Catholic Knights society, and Messrs. Mark Burke, John Byrnes and Lawrence Wernert, from the Forresters society. The relatives of the deceased who came from a distance to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. I.W. Zavadil and two sons, of Humphrey; Joseph Kuchta, a brother, residing at Yankton, South Dakota, and Mrs. Lena Zavadil, a sister-in-law, residing in Cedar county.

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  John G. Ratterman (1853 - 1942)
  Cecelia A Ratterman Bender (1880 - 1940)*
*Calculated relationship
49 years
Saint Bonaventure Cemetery
Platte County
Nebraska, USA
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Record added: Feb 04, 2007
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Mary A. <i>Kuchata</i> Ratterman
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Mary A. <i>Kuchata</i> Ratterman
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