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Ferdinand 'Fred' Setzke
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1849, Germany
Death: Jun. 21, 1943
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Ferdinand Setzke was born in West Prussia (Poland today).

Ferdinand married Maria Emma Eva Grubbe in 1874. Maria was a daughter of Martin Grubbe and Johanne Kuhl.

Ship Manifest: Ferd. Setzke, age 30; Marie Setzke, age 23; son Erwin, age 4; son Heinrich, age 10 months; and Bertha Setzke, age 19, arrived at Baltimore on the ship, STRASSBURG, on 28 May 1880. They sailed from the Bremen, Germany port. Their destination was Chicago.

Children of Ferdinand and Maria:
1. Erwin Charles Setzke, born West Prussia; married Emma Rothenberg.
2. Henry Emil Setzke, born West Prussia; married Emma Helmbold.
3. Margaretha 'Margaret' Martha Setzke, born Chicago; married Gottfried August Heinrich 'Henry' Waje.
4. Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Setzke, born June 1885 Chicago. (no other information after the 1910 census. DK)
5. Emma Setzke, born February 4, 1887 Chicago and died October 30, 1916, buried in Bethania.
6. Martha Setzke, born Chicago; married Louis Raschke.
7. Edward Raymond Louis Setzke, born January 3, 1892 Chicago and died February 17, 1970 Chicago; married1 Alice Moore in 1912, born 1893; married2 Angeline (unknown maiden name) after 1930. Angeline was born July 9, 1906 and died August 8, 1985 Chicago.
Children of Edward & Alice Setzke were Harold Setzke & Edward Setzke.
8. William George Setzke, born Chicago, married Florence M. ____ (unknown maiden name)in 1914. Florence was born July 14, 1897 and died March 27, 1992 in Chicago, IL. William and Florence divorced soon after 1930. Florence re-married to Otto J. Evans on April 19, 1938 in Chicago. Children of William and Florence were Marvin E. Setzke, Sr., born November 19, 1916 and died October 9, 1981 in La Grange, IL. Marvin married Alice H. Watzl on December 23, 1943 in Chicago. Alice was born September 28, 1922 and died November 19, 2005 in Westminster (Jefferson County). CO.

The 1900 Illinois, Cook County, West Town, Chicago, Ward 6 federal census (ED 171; page 87A) enumerated 4 June 1900 shows:
Living at 3535 S. Winchester Ane.
WAJE, Henry, head, 23, married 2 years, born Dec. 1876 Germany, to America 1889, in America 11 years, Grocer
WAJE, Margaret, wife, 19, married 2 years, born May 1881 Illinois, parents born Germany, 1 child born with 1 child living
WAJE, Elizabeth, daughter, 9/12, born Illinois, father born Germany, mother born Illinois
Living in the same house, but probably upstairs
SETZKE, Ferdinand, heazd, 50, married 25 years, born November 1849 Germany, to America 1880, in America 20 years, Laborer
SETZKE, Mary, wife, 42, married 25 years, born Dec 1857 Germany, to America 1880, in America 20 years, 8 children born with 8 children living
SETZKE, Erwin, son, 24, single, born Dec 1875 Germany, to America 1880, in America 20 years, Laborer
SETZKE, Henry, son, 21, single, born August 1878 Germany, to America 1880, in America 20 years, Laborer
SETZKE, Elizabeth, daughter, 15, born June 1884 Illinois, parents born Germany
SETZKE, Emma, daughter, 13, born Feb 1887 Illinois, parents born Germany, at School
SETZKE, Martha, daughter, 10, born Nov 1889 Illinois, parents born Germany, at School
SETZKE, Edward, son, 8, born Jan 1892 Illinois, parents born Germany, at School
SETZKE, Willie, son, 5, born June 1894 Illinois, parents born Germany, at School

The 1910 Illinois, Cook County, Chicago Ward 5 Federal Census (ED 299; page 9B) enumerated 21 April 1910 shows:
Living at 3538 Winchester
SETZKE, Ferdinand, head, 60, married 36 years, born Germany, to America 1884 (Sic), Stockyards laborer
SETZKE, Mary, wife, 53, married 36 years, 8 children born with 8 children living, born Germany, to America 1884 (Sic)
SETZKE, Lizzie, daughter, 25, single, born Illinois, parents born Germany, Marker at Laundry
SETZKE, Emma, daughter, 22, single, born Illinois, parents born Germany, Press Machine at Printing Shop
SETZKE, Edward, son, 18, single, born Illinois, parents born Germany, Office Boy at Mfg. Concern
SETZKE, William, son, 15, born Illinois, parents born Germany
Living in the same house, probably upstairs
SETZKE, Irwin, head, 34, married 7 years, born Germany, to America 1884 (Sic), Glazier at Glass Concern
SETZKE, Emma, wife, 26, married 7 years, 2 children born with 2 children living, born Illinois, parents born Germany
SETZKE, Lizzie, daughter, 6, born Illinois, father born Germany, mother born Illinois
SETZKE, Elmer, son, 4, born Illinois, father born Germany, mother born Illinois

In 1920, Fred & Mary are living at the same address as in 1900 and 1910. Fred is a laborer at the Stockyards. None of their children are at home. Living in that home, probably upstairs, are John & Bertha Horn.

In 1930 living at 3538 Winchester Avenue in a home owned and valued at $5,000.00 are
SETZKE, William, head, age 74, married at age 21, to America 1888, Laborer at Cannery
SETZKE, Mary, age 81, married at age 21, have no radio set, to America 1882
Also iving in that house, probably upstairs are
LUITZ, Elmer, 23; Catherine, 26; Richard, 7/12. Elmer is an Auto Shop Laborer
On the same cenus page, living at 3544 Winchester, are
GRUBBE, William, head, 32, married at age 27, rents for $35.00 a month, born Illinois, parents born Germany, Retail Merchant, Hardware
GRUBBE, Lydia, wife, 33, married at age 28, born Illinois, parents born Germany
GRUBBE, Robert, son, 3 4/12, son
GRUBBE, June, daughter, 1 1/2
They live with Lydia's parents and siblings:
KUNDE, August, head, 68, widowed, married at age 24, owns home valued at $10,000, born Germany, to America 1889
KUNDE, Emma, daughter, 40, single, born Illinois, seamstress, carpet shop
KUNDE, Viola, daughter, 21, born Illinois, stenographer at bank
KUNDE, Hazel, daughter, 25, born Illinois, no occupation

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Maria Emma Eva Grubbe Setzke (1856 - 1941)*
 
 Children:
  Erwin Charles Setzke (1876 - 1939)*
  Henry Emil Setzke (1878 - 1955)*
  Margaretha 'Margaret' Martha Setzke Waje (1881 - 1949)*
  Elizabeth Setzke Schinske (1885 - 1955)*
  Emma Setzke (1887 - 1916)*
  Martha Setzke Raschke (1889 - 1937)*
  William George Setzke (1894 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bethania Cemetery
Justice
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot 17 Section 5
 
Created by: donald knopf
Record added: Feb 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47797090
Ferdinand 'Fred' Setzke
Added by: donald knopf
 
Ferdinand 'Fred' Setzke
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