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Elizabeth Becker Baltes
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Birth: Oct., 1845, Germany
Death: Oct. 17, 1915
Lake County
Indiana, USA

Elizabeth was born in Germany. She married Jacob Baltes. In 1881, Elizabeth and her two young children, John and Katherine, immigrated to America. They traveled on the Vanderland vessel and arrived in New York City on March 26, 1881. Husband Jacob had already emigrated from Germany to America a year earlier.

The family settled in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth and her husband had three more children: Elizabeth, Gertrude and Mary.

After the death of her husband, Elizabeth decided to move to Hammond, Indiana, to live with her married daughter, Katie Knoerzer and it was here that she fell ill and departed this life at 70 years of age.

Hammond Times
Hammond, Lake County, Indiana
Publication Date: October 18, 1915, pg 5
Received from:
Lake County Public Library
Merrillville, IN 46410

Arriving in Hammond from Scranton, Pa., last Friday, to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Knoezer, 54 Clinton street, Mrs. Elizabeth Baltes, 70 years old, passed away at the Clinton street residence early Sunday morning, following a brief illness.
While traveling on the train Mrs. Baltes did not feel very well and after arriving at the daughter's home complained of feeling ill. A physician was called and although she grew weaker and weaker, it was not thought that her condition was of a serious nature. Her death occurred at 4: 30 o'clock Sunday morning, and is attributed to old age.
Besides her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Knoezer in Hammond, she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. J. Weniger of Milwaukee, Wis.; Mrs. Merkle of Scranton, Pa., and one son, John Baltes of Scranton, Pa. She is also survived by twenty-one grandchildren, seven of who live in Hammond.
The funeral will be held at the St. Joseph church Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock, and interment will be made at the St. Joseph cemetery in the family lot.
Saint John Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery
Lake County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Knoerzer Family Plot: Section D, Block 55, Lot 3
Created by: KES
Record added: Jul 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28607137
Elizabeth <i>Becker</i> Baltes
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