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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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RE: Dennis Johnson
Even if Dennis' stone is just a few broken fragments, I would still like a copy of the photo for the memorial. And thanks for all you've done.
Added by Timothy on Oct 17, 2016 6:26 PM
J. V. Dvorak
RE: James Stewart
Yes, I've seen that listing as well. My additional research didn't support it though. Thanks for processing the edit. As a sidebar, I appreciate your conscientious consideration of edit requests. You display a lot of integrity.

Poor Henrietta. From what I've been able to piece together, she had a hard life. May she rest in peace.
Added by J. V. Dvorak on Oct 16, 2016 10:25 AM
J. V. Dvorak
RE: James Stewart
Well, I could cite Henry Stewart's marriage registration, which has both John "Steward" and Jane Arity as parents. I could mention that Jane Stewart/Stuart is also present in the same household in all of the previously cited censuses.The census birth dates are consistent and birth places are on target. Finally, for what it's worth, I am a descendant of Jane Arity's brother James.
Added by J. V. Dvorak on Oct 15, 2016 10:02 AM
J. V. Dvorak
RE: James Stewart
He is John N. Stewart in the 1850 census; John Stewart in the 1880 census; John N. Stuart in the 1870 census; J. N. Stewart in 1860. Hence I think we can accept that he had the middle initial N. He is John "Steward" in his son Henry's marriage record on 17 May 1887.

I think we can conclude that his forename was really John; that his middle initial was N.; that the surname was Stewart, not Steward or Stuart. "Noyes" came from several genealogies, so I suppose may or may not be reliable. To my knowledge, we do not have any vital records specifically pertaining to John N. Stewart with which to compare.

I'd be satisfied with John N. Stewart.
Added by J. V. Dvorak on Oct 15, 2016 9:19 AM
Stephen Barneby
Sarah Cutts
Thanks very much for taking the time to look for Sarah's gravestone. She probably either never had a stone, or her stone was destroyed at some point.

This is a very nice community service that you are doing. I hope to pay your kindness forward.

Thanks again,

Steve Barneby
Added by Stephen Barneby on Oct 13, 2016 4:33 AM
Anita M. (Fontaine) Keller
Mary Hart
I think she is John Hedditch's step mother, but not positive yet. I found her marrying who I believe was his father in 1833 in England when John would have been almost 4. John also inherited from John Dalley's probate. So next step is to get my hands on it and hopefully it states who John Hedditch is in relationship to John Dalley. Always something else to look for. Fanny's father is my 3rd great grandfather and between his three wives he had a total of 12 children. Fanny is # 4 from the 2nd wife and I descend from her brother, Daniel # 5. After 2 wives died and one child Daniel moved to the U.S. and settled in Wisconsin. Anita
Added by Anita M. (Fontaine) Kelle... on Oct 12, 2016 7:33 AM
Anita M. (Fontaine) Keller
Fanny Hedditch
I am still working on Aunt Fanny's birth date. My problem is I have a Baptismal for April 1831, not sure why there is such a difference. Only way May 1833 is correct is if there was another child that I missed on the church records also named Fanny Woodman. Will try to get that looked at in the next week. Thank you again for the photo's Anita

I am also working on Mary and John Dalley. Not sure how they fit into the family. But do know that John Hedditch was living with them in 1850 and 1860.
Added by Anita M. (Fontaine) Kelle... on Oct 11, 2016 5:30 PM
Anita M. (Fontaine) Keller
John S. Hedditch
I was wondering what the engraving is on the side of John's monument was. I want to also thank you for the photo of his monument. I really appreciate it. Anita
Added by Anita M. (Fontaine) Kelle... on Oct 09, 2016 6:29 PM
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
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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
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