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Walter Walradth
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Birth: 1820
Otsego County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 1871
Pentwater
Oceana County
Michigan, USA

Hartwick, Louis M. & William H. Tuller, "Oceana County Pioneers And Business Men of to-Day", 1890; p. 76
Small Pox - On the 11th day of November, a stranger made application for a room at the Northwestern Hotel, Pentwater, (the building which has been remodeled and is now the bank building) kept by W. S. Dumont. (DG'S note: William Solomon Dumont was married to Mary Adelaid Walradth, the d/o Walter & Lydia Walradth.) His appearance indicated that he was very poor and sick. Mr. Dumont, after seeing him comfortably provided for, secured the services of Dr. Bills, who treated him for an affection of the throat with which he appeared to be suffering. Later in the day he grew worse and during the night died. Upon examination of his effects, a coarse bag containing seventeen twenty dollar gold pieces was found, and a pocket book containing $8.50 in currency. A pocket memorandum book was found upon which was the name of John Thuln, and another memorandum indicating that he had traveled in California, Louisiana, and elsewhere. He was buried Sunday following, many citizens accompanying his remains to the grave. Afterwards the photographer, Mr. Justus Koon, who took a photograph of the dead stranger, was taken with small pox and died. Mr. Walradth and wife of the hotel were also taken with it and died. The undertaker and many others who visited the place, as well as all the inmates of the hotel, were taken with it, but after a time recovered. There were fifty-one cases, all told, in Pentwater. There were also cases in Golden, Crystal and Ferry. Bills known as the small pox bills were presented to the Board of Supervisors for allowance as follows: Pentwater, $2,930.98, and other towns bringing the total to $3,666.01, which after much diplomacy and many investigations was allowed. 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Walradt (1774 - 1848)
  Elizabeth Walradt (1780 - 1863)
 
 Spouse:
  Lydia Ann Chapman Walradth (1823 - 1871)*
 
 Children:
  William Walter Walradth (1849 - 1871)*
  Mary Adelaide Walradth DuMont (1851 - 1917)*
  Laura Ann Walradth Brace (1860 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Walradt (1805 - 1834)*
  Mark W. Walradt (1809 - 1877)*
  Walter Walradth (1820 - 1871)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pentwater Township Cemetery
Pentwater
Oceana County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Lot 10, Plot 5
 
Created by: Donna Burkert Grothaus
Record added: Dec 09, 2010
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Walter Walradth
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