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Joseph Ratzinger
Birth: Mar. 6, 1877
Death: Aug. 25, 1959

Father of Pope Benedict XVI (born 1927), as well as of Maria(1921-1991 and Georg (born 1924). Born at Rickering near Deggendorf (Lower Bavaria). Since 1902 policeman in the service of the Kingdom, later Free State of Bavaria. A devout catholic, since the 1933 takover by the Nazis in constant conflict with the régime, as he often refused to obey their orders to persecute opponents. As a result, he was often harassed by the Nazi hierarchy. In order to avoid sanctions, he often had to change posts, a change of residences described by his son Joseph, the latter pope, in his book "Aus meinem Leben" 
 
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 Spouse:
  Maria Ratzinger (1884 - 1963)*
 
 Children:
  Maria Theogona Ratzinger (1921 - 1991)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Josef Ziegetsberg
Regensburg
Regensburger Stadtkreis
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
 
Created by: Dieter Birkenmaier
Record added: May 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14407798
Joseph Ratzinger
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Joseph Ratzinger
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Requiéscant in pace
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 Added: Nov. 4, 2015
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for him!
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 Added: Jan. 10, 2013
Thank you for giving us your son, Joseph. Rest in eternal peace.
-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 24, 2012
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