From The Gazette (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) 13 Feb 1907 p3:
PIONEER LADY AT REST.
Mrs. Ernestine Bandow, Widow of the Late Fred Bandow is Dead – Funeral Thursday Afternoon
The death of Mrs. Ernestine Bandow, one of the oldest residents of this city, occurred at 5:15 o’clock Monday morning at her home, 320 Water Street, after an illness of six days with a severe cold, which weakened constitution, due to general debility brought on by her advanced years, was unable to overcome. Mrs. Bandow first complained of being ill Tuesday morning of last week, at which time her symptoms were similar to those evidenced at the coming on of a la grippe. The next day she was affected with a severe cold in the head and her condition continued to grow steadily worse.
Ernestina Radtke was nearly 73 years of age, having been born on April 7, 1831, in Pommritz, Brandenburg, Germany, where she remained until a child of 5 years of age. In 1837 her family and relatives moved to America and came to Milwaukee in the middle of a bleak winter, by way of the Great Lakes. There Mrs. Bandow grew into womanhood and made that city her home until her marriage on Jan 15, 1857, to Frederick B Bandow of Watertown, at Watertown. A few years later Mr. and Mrs. Bandow came to this city and first made their home in what was known as the old Scott house, a rude historic building near the bank of the Wisconsin River, located near where the ice house now stands, north of the wagon bridge. Later Mr. Bandow erected the large substantial home on Water Street of white sandstone. For many years Mr. Bandow was engaged as a river man, but spent the latter years of his life in conducting a butcher shop on Water Street. After the husband’s death on May 29, 1891, Mrs. Bandow conducted the business of her late husband with the assistance of her son for several years. She was a most careful, conscientious woman in all respects, frugal and industrious, devoted to her home and family, not caring for the glare and gleam of society. In her death another good mother, true friend and worthy citizen has passed to her final reward.
Deceased is survived by five children, a sister and a brother. The children are Alexander, Misses Minnie and Louise Bandow, of this city, and Mrs. Forest Grant of Brooklyn, N.Y. The sister is Henry Drews of Ashepin, Dodge county, and the brother is Fred Radtke of the same place. Another daughter, Edith, or Mrs. Fred Pamperin, passed away some time ago.
The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the family home on Water Street, Rev M.N. Ray of the Episcopal Church officiating, followed by interment in Forest cemetery. Mrs Forest Grant, of Brooklyn, and Fred Pamperin, of Black Creek, a son-in-law, are here to attend the funeral.