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Robert "Bob" Batzka
Birth: Nov. 22, 1874, Germany
Death: Dec. 12, 1948
San Pierre
Starke County
Indiana, USA

++My maternal great-grandfather++

Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934

Name: Robert Batzke (Batzka)
Departure Date: 8 Oct 1880
Destination: New York
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1874
Age Year: 6
Gender: Male
Family: Household Members: Amalie Batzke, Friedrich Batzke, Albert Batzke, Robert Batzke, Louise Batzke and Therese Batzke.
Residence: Schweetz, PreuBen (Germany)

Ship Name: Prague
Captain: Scoular
Ship Type: Dampfschiff
Accommodation: ohne Angabe
Ship Flag: England
Port of Departure: Hamburg
Port of Arrival: Leith (Amerika (USA) via Glasgow)

Volume: 373-7 1, VIII B 1 Band 040
Page: 1209
Microfilm Roll Number: S_13134

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Name: Robert Batzka
Permanent Home Address: San Pierre, Starke, Ind.
Age in Years: 43
Date of Birth: November 22nd 1874
Race: White
Present Occupation: Farmer
Employer's Name: Self
Place of Employment: San Pierre, Starke, Ind.
Nearest Relative: Hulda Batzka
San Pierre, Starke, Ind.
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of Eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Grey

U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)

Name: Robert Batzka
Birth Date: 22 Nov 1874
Birth Place: Germany
Age at event: 44
Court District: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa
Date of Action: 11 Jun 1919

1940 United States Federal Census (Beta)

Household Members:

Robert Batzka 65/retired farmer
Dora Batzka 33/teacher
Fred Batzka 31/farmer
Residence: Railroad Twp., Starke County, Indiana


Robert Batzka, age 74 years, passed away at his home, three miles north of San Pierre, Sunday morning at 4 o'clock. Although ailing for several years, a heart attack suffered on Saturday afternoon caused his unexpected death.

Mr. Batzka was a pioneer settler in the San Pierre community. Although born in Germany, he came to America with his parents at the age of four. For six years the family resided in Chicago and then came to San Pierre, settling on the farm now belonging to Ernest Mueller. Later, the present home site and farm were bought and became his home until death.

He was a successful farmer and a good neighbor and friend to all with whom he came in contact. When health permitted, he was an active church member. His family were former members of the Zion Evangelical church here for a number of years, later transferring to the Methodist church at North Judson.

Surviving are his three sons; Fred at home, Arthur of Monticello and Walter of Valparaiso; and three daughters, Dora at home, Mrs. Ruth Douglas of San Pierre and Mrs. Lillian Hamay of Chicago;, seven grandchildren, one brother, Fred Batzka of San Pierre, three sisters: Theresa Reynolds, Lizzie Baske and Martha Waddell, all of California; also a number of other relatives and numerous friends. One brother preceded him in death at an early age.

Robert Batzka was born November 22, 1874 in Germany, the son of John and Amelia Batzka, reaching the age of 74 years, 20 days at the time of his demise, December 12, 1948.

On January 11, 1900, he was united in marriage to Huldha Kalinke, who preceded him in death in 1920. Six children were born to this union, all of whom survive.

Funeral services were held from the McCormick Mortuary at North Judson on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. J. A. Hornick of the North Judson Methodist church officiating. Interment was in the San Pierre cemetery.

"Come to my help, O Master! once in sorrow
My more than brother-King of Glory now;
Even in my tears a gleam of hope I borrow
From the deep scars around Thy radiant brow."

Family links: 
  John F. W. Batzka (1845 - 1927)
  Amalie Frederichsdorf Batzka (1847 - 1929)
  Huldha Kalinke Batzka (1872 - 1920)*
  Walter M. Batzka (1901 - 1978)*
  Dora Grace Batzka (1902 - 1971)*
  Arthur Philip Batzka (1904 - 1988)*
  Frederick E. Batzka (1906 - 1986)*
  Lillian Erma Batzka Hamay (1907 - 1996)*
  Ruth Bernice Batzka Douglas (1910 - 1991)*
  Frederick W. Batzka (1870 - 1955)*
  Albert Batzka (1872 - 1881)*
  Robert Batzka (1874 - 1948)
  Elizabeth Batzka Baske (1876 - 1976)*
  Theresa M. Batzka Reynolds (1877 - 1961)*
  Martha Batzka Waddell (1884 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship

Note: My great-grandparents were married on January 11, 1900.
San Pierre Public Cemetery
San Pierre
Starke County
Indiana, USA
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