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Michael Frederick Matter
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Birth: Apr. 21, 1848
Washington County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1926
Mower County
Minnesota, USA


Michael F. Matter is a prominent citizen of Waltham township, where he has lived since 1869.
He was born in Germantown, Washington county, Wis., April 21, 1848, son of Michael and Fredericka (Zulke) Matter.
He came to Mower county in 1869, purchased 160 acres in section 20, Waltham township, and two years later sold a half to his father. He improved and cultivated his half, erected buildings, and carried on general farming for many years.
Mr. Matter is one of the oldest settlers of Waltham township. He is also the oldest member of St. Michael's church, and one of the readers in the church when the pastor is absent.
He has been supervisor of the town and school treasurer and a trustee of St. Michael's church at its organization and several terms thereafter.
Mr. Matter was married at the first meeting of the German Lutherans in Waltham township. This service was held at the home of his father by the Rev. Mr. Wier, from Lake Elmo, Washington county.
His wife, whose maiden name was Therese Frohreich, daughter of Michael and Friderike (Matter) Frohreich, has borne him nine children, of which still live: Wilhelmine, Augusta, Matilda, Herman, Ferdinand and Ida.
Wilhelmina married Henry Baumgartner and they have six children.
Augusta married John Boeris and they have six children. Matilda married Henry Yunkans and they have seven children.
Herman married Anna, daughter of Rev. F. C. Milius and they have one child, Beata.
Ferdinand, Augusta and Matilda live in Wisconsin.
Ida married William Suhrke and lives near Waltham, Minn.
Family links: 
  Michael Matter (1798 - 1880)
  Fredericka Zulke Matter (1806 - 1872)
  Theresa Florentine Carolina Frohreich Matter (1842 - 1922)
  August Johann Matter (1829 - 1871)*
  Frank Gottlieb Matter (1831 - 1870)*
  Martin Louis Matter (1836 - 1889)*
  Wilhelmina Marie Erdreich Matter Luebke (1839 - 1914)*
  Caroline Dorothea Sophia Matter Boye (1843 - 1918)*
  Michael Frederick Matter (1848 - 1926)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Michaels Lutheran Cemetery
Mower County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: K. Pike
Record added: Apr 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26166687
Michael Frederick Matter
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Michael Frederick Matter
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