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Marlene S. (#47704048)
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Bio Photo I live in south central Wisconsin. I've always loved history. My great uncle traced our Raithel family lineage back to the 1400's in Germany, some of which I have posted at It would just follow that I would end up here at Find A Grave! I make vacations out of photographing graves so I apologize for invading anyone's territory. It's the only thing I make time to get away for.
I prefer to allow family members control if they wish it.
I strive for quality over quantity, I wish everyone did. NOTE TO VOLUNTEERS: PLEASE take photos of the entire stone and not just the engraving! Some people are visiting loved ones on Find A Grave!
I really dislike the fact that we can't edit the memorials that power listers make with no dates or links.
Any of my photos may be used for whatever purpose you wish, I am in no way a stickler for copyrights so feel free to use them! :)

On my mother's side, my lineage includes Raithel, Bienfang, Weiss, Ruckdeschel, Hockett, Stephens, and Repper (Ripper).
The present Raithel name can be traced into the 1400s. In 1987, Max Raithel, a descendant of many generations who lived at Schwingen, Stobersreuth, West Germany, told my great uncle George Raithel that our ancestors received a plaque from Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Behemia and Hungary, who sought to end the great schism which split the Roman Catholic Church.
According to German archives, the Raithel name developed gradually through the middle ages. It is found as Raitell in 1567, Reitel in 1610, Reitl and Radell in 1618, Raidell in 1631, Rathel in 1639, Reytel in 1642, and Raithel in 1714. These names are picked from Church records showing the contributions or taxes of the Raithels and their "subjects" in florenes, guilders and thalers.
The marital records show Raithels (bride or groom) married into families named Greim, Ritter, Fischer, Trampler, Rauber, Neupert, Seiler, Kiessling, Bugrucker and Sack, from 1580 to 1783.
In 1854 our ancestors left their farm near Selb in the Stobersreuth area, journeying to Hof where they stayed overnight, and onward to Bremen where they boarded the sailing ship Hermine, leaving July 12, 1854. After 56 days on board they arrived in New York Port, from whence they proceeded to a relative in Jefferson WI. Another son, Johann Wolfgang had come to the U.S. earlier. He was reported murdered in Hebron WI and robbed of his pay as a wagon maker which he planned to deposit in the bank in Helenville WI. Such history!

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Deb McCallister
RE: Catherine Carter
You are welcome. I am working on finding out who the Unknowns are. Have a great week!
Added by Deb McCallister on Aug 21, 2016 8:58 PM
Stone hunter
Howard Lettow 146501550
He belongs in Wanderers Rest Cemetery too, according to his obit.

Added by Stone hunter on Aug 15, 2016 2:01 PM
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Gilbert Lettow 146501428
This is a duplicate entry. The other memorial has the correct place of burial. Neither Gilbert or Selena are buried in the Baptist Cemetery. There are no definite lines to the 4 churches that are all buried in the first section of the cemetery closest to the church.

Dodge Co, Wisconsin 106-246 births GILBERT HERMAN LETTOW dairy farmer
died Milwaukee County Medical Complex, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin 16 June 1991, buried Wanderers Rest Cemetery, Lebanon, Wisconsin date NL. Residence W5056 County Trunk CW, Lebanon, Wisconsin
born 18 March 1914, son of John Lettow & Bertha Will. spouse deceased. Informant Howard Lettow, 308 E Leonard Street, Watertown, Wisconsin

There is also another entry for his wife Serena Braasch Lettow 146501477

Dodge Co, Wisconsin 105-274 deaths SELENA LOUISE LETTOW
died 6 January 1991, Watertown Memorial Hospital, Watertown, Dodge Co, Wisconsin
buried Wanderers Rest Cemetery, date NL.
born Wisconsin, 21 November 1916, dtg of Otto Braasch & Lydia Jaeke
residence W5056 Highway CW, Lebanon, Wisconsin. informant Gilbert Lettow
Added by Stone hunter on Aug 13, 2016 10:50 PM
Marlene Watson
RE: William Liskum ( Liscum, Liscomb )
Yes, Nathan Liskum Find A Grave # is 27799692.
He is buried in Old DeKalb Cemetery, DeKalb, N.Y.
B. jun 27, 1882
Spouse: Aurilia Black, daughter of Independence Black.
Marlene Liscum Watson
Added by Marlene Watson on Aug 09, 2016 11:56 PM
Marlene Watson
William Liskum ( Liscum, Liscomb )
Dear Marlene,
Thank you for doing such a great job.
My grandson and I think that William may be the father of Nathan, my great, great grandfather. They were all born and raised in Jefferson County, N.Y. I was told by a historian here in N.Y. That some Liscum's went to Wisconsin. So, we are excited to see this gravestone.
Thank you again.
Marlene Liscum Watson
Added by Marlene Watson on Aug 09, 2016 8:15 AM
Kevin Rogers
J S Rogers
Thank you for the picture of the marker. Unfortunately I don't think this was the individual I thought it was. The only similar person on the 21st Iowa INF listed is Jabez Rogers and I was looking for Julian.
Added by Kevin Rogers on Jun 26, 2016 6:56 AM
Carol McCord
Orin and Elizabeth Adams
Thank you so much for your speedy work on getting the pictures of the Adams.
Added by Carol McCord on Jun 25, 2016 9:53 AM
Thanks for trying to find her tombstone. JLO
Added by JLORCUTT on Jun 24, 2016 9:41 AM
Donna J Breuer
Thank you for the photo of Doreen Drost's tombstone we appreciate your help

Added by Donna J Breuer on Jun 22, 2016 12:58 PM
Marlene Forsman B.
Marjorie Lemire Sevals
Thank you for the photo of Margie and Peder's gravestone. I am part of the Lemire family and we are very appreciative that you took the time to do this. It feels like we can really visit Margie now.
Added by Marlene Forsman B. on Jun 22, 2016 7:57 AM
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