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Ernestine Rathel Zessin
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1863
Calumet County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1921
Madison County
Nebraska, USA

Ernestine, First born Child of five, first born daughter of three to George and Henrietta Rathel.

Sister of Emelia Zessin, Louise (Koffarnus), August Raethel and Bertha (Bornemann).
*Madison Star Mail Newspaper - Madison, Nebraska, March 1921*
publices this week the obituary of Mrs. Herman Zessin, one of the early pioneer mothers of Madison county who died at her home here Sunday, March 20th.
Earnestina Zessin was Born at Manville, Wisconsin, moving to Madison county in the year 1882. She was married to Herman Zessin, then of Green Garden, the same year and to this union were born nine children one of whom, a son died in infancy.
She moved to Madison in 1912 and since that date has made this place her home. Besides eight children, four boys and four girls, Mrs. William Dittberner, Mrs. Henry Boysen, Mrs. Fred Sattler, Bertha Zessin, Albert Zessin, Oscar Zessin, Herman Zessin and William Zessin, she leaves to mourn her death twenty-two grand children. The funeral was held from the Trinity Lutheran church last Wednesday. Rev. Hensick and Rev. **** officiating. Interment was in the Green Garden Cemetery.
Was the Daughter of George and Henrietta Rathel. 
Family links: 
  George Rothel (1839 - 1918)
  Henriette Rothel (1844 - 1923)
  Hermann Zessin (1853 - 1907)
  Ferdenand Zessin (1883 - 1883)*
  Louise Henrietta Zessin Dittberner (1884 - 1948)*
  Rosetta Henrietta Zessin Boysen (1885 - 1981)*
  Oscar Henry Zessin (1888 - 1974)*
  William Herman Zessin (1890 - 1975)*
  Herman Jacob Zessin (1892 - 1968)*
  Lillie M. Zessin Sattler (1894 - 1980)*
  Bertha Frieda Zessin Eucker (1899 - 1993)*
  Albert Adam Zessin (1899 - 1963)*
  Ernestine Rathel Zessin (1863 - 1921)
  Emeline Henrietta Rathel Zessin (1865 - 1933)*
  Louise Rathel Koffarnus (1866 - 1941)*
  August H. Raethel (1868 - ____)*
  Bertha Dorthea Rathel Bornemann (1875 - 1905)*
*Calculated relationship
The German language inscription on the back of the tombstone of Hermann and Ernestine Zessin.
ich lebe und ihr sollt auch ieben
English :
"because I live, ye shall live also"
John 14:19

Christus ist fuer uns gestorben. Hat das Leben uns erworben Dieser unserer Glaubensgrund Gab uns Trost in Todesstund
English :
"Christ died for us. The life has us acquired these our faith reason gave us comfort in death"

Green Garden Cemetery
Madison County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: William Peel
Record added: Jan 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64472903
Ernestine <i>Rathel</i> Zessin
Added by: William Peel
Ernestine <i>Rathel</i> Zessin
Added by: William Peel
Ernestine <i>Rathel</i> Zessin
Added by: William Peel
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Happy 153rd Birthday Ernestine.
- William Peel
 Added: Feb. 6, 2016
Happy Winter Solstice Great Great Grandma.
- William Peel
 Added: Dec. 24, 2015

- Sherry
 Added: May. 18, 2015
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