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George Otto "Otto" Hartke
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1864
Berlin-Mitte, Germany
Death: Mar. 10, 1946
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Born in Berlin Stadt, Deutschland. He emigrated to the United States on board the steamship Eider in March 1888. Otto, as he prefer to be called, met his future wife Louisa Rehburg on board ship. Each went onto their planned sponsors homes in the United States where they continued to correspond. His sponsors in Minnesota and Her sponsors just outside of Terre Haute, Indiana. Eventually to marry and later creating a life for themselves and their young family in Chicago, Illinois. They lived in a modest residence on the South Side of Chicago at 6644 St. Lawrence Ave.

Otto, made his living as a cigar maker. He, and his son Otto E. supplied fresh rolled cigars to the many "speak-easys" and later taverns (and other establishments) in Chicago. Grandpa Otto became a widower in 1924 and was accepted into Altenheim (Retirement home for German-Americans) on 21 Aug 1940. He was buried in Altenheim's Private Cemetery on 13 Mar 1946. He was 82 years old.

Survived by his son Otto Ernest Hartke and daughters Rose McLean, Marie Meyers-Mueller and Elsie Haynes-Griffith-Bradley. All of his children have since joined their father in the afterlife. 
Altenheim Cemetery
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 19, Grave 1
Created by: R Haynes
Record added: Apr 11, 2009
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Rest in peace, Grandfather Otto. You are not forgotten.
- R Haynes
 Added: Nov. 20, 2009

- Earth Visitor
 Added: Oct. 18, 2009

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