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Louis Rader, Sr
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Birth: 1860
Death: Oct. 21, 1935

Man Found Dead Here, Louis Rader, On Hunting Permit
An elderly man who carried a hunting license bearing the name of Louis Rader, 69, issued at St. Peter, was found dead about 2 o'clock this afternoon on the unloading platform at the Jul Puck stockyards in the north end of town. He apparently was the Victim of a heart attack. MFP, 10/21/1935.
Louis Rader, aged 74, who was found dead here Monday afternoon, as the result of heart failure, will be laid to rest Thursday. Deceased was born in Cook county, Illinois, and came to Blue Earth county with his parents, when he was nine years of age. In 1886 he was united in marriage with Miss Katherine Schenk, who together with two children has preceded him in death. The survivors are four daughters and six sons, Mrs. Otto Sommer of Mapleton, Mrs. Ed Boss of St. Paul, Mrs. E. Schroeder of Minneapolis and Mrs. Silas Getty of St. Peter. The sons are: George of Mapleton, Frank, Louis and Oscar of this city, William of Medo, and Carl of Decoria.
Seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Wallace Hooker of Carlor, Minn., and Mrs. Henry Byiersdorf of Minneapolis, and one brother, William Rader of Columbus, Mont. Funeral services will be held from the Landkamer funeral home Thursday at 1:15 and from the Decoria Lutheran church at 2. 8urial will take place in the Decoria cemetery. Rev. Lindekugel will officiate.

1900 Census, Beauford, Blue Earth Co., MN, Louis, born Jun 1862, IL, Mary K., born Aug 1865, OH, married 13 years, mother of 9, 8 living, Rosy A. Apr 1887, Laura S. Oct 1890, Lydia I, Jul 1892, George A. Apr 1894, Oscar A & Frank W, Jun 1895, Walter W. Oct 1897, Carl F. Jul 1898., children born in MN.
1910 Census, Beauford, Blue Earth Co., MN, Louis, 49, IL, Mary K., 44, OH, Lydia I, 17, Oscar A, 14, Walter W. 12, Carl F. 11, Louisa 8, Florence K., 6; children born in MN. 
Family links: 
  Johan Martin William Rader (1821 - 1898)
  Frederika Dorothea Sophia Christina Schoff Rader (1824 - 1881)
  Mary Kathern Schenk Rader (1865 - 1931)*
  Rosa Rader Sommer (1887 - 1958)*
  Emma S Rader (1888 - 1891)*
  Laura S. Rader Boss (1889 - 1970)*
  Lydia Ida Rader Oglesby (1892 - 1975)*
  Lydia Oglesby (1892 - 1975)*
  George Henry Rader (1894 - 1979)*
  Oscar Albert Rader (1895 - 1978)*
  Frank William Rader (1895 - 1964)*
  Walter John Rader (1896 - 1979)*
  Carl Fred Rader (1898 - 1971)*
  Louis Adam Rader (1901 - 1957)*
  Florence Catherine Rader Getty (1904 - 1979)*
  John Rader (1908 - 1908)*
  Sophia Bertha Rader Shafer (1847 - 1908)*
  Frederick Henry Rader (1854 - 1927)*
  Mary Maria Dorthea Rader Beyersdorf (1855 - 1948)*
  Louis Rader (1860 - 1935)
  William John Rader (1860 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Age 74, coronary ailment. Louis Rader, lot owner.
Decoria Cemetery
Blue Earth County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: 83 - SP3
Created by: Lori
Record added: Jan 04, 2008
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Louis Rader, Sr
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Louis Rader, Sr
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His family tree and family history, including Mecklenburg, Germany, can be found online on If you are family and would like access, please contact me at
- SJ Rader
 Added: Mar. 6, 2017
Remembered fondly by so many! Rest in Peace. Your family
- SJ Rader
 Added: Feb. 10, 2015
Louis Rader's father is John Rader (FindAGrave #23740426) and mother is Fredricke Schoff Rader. Both are buried in Decoria Cemetery, but I couldn't link them. Thanks!
- SJ Rader
 Added: Jan. 13, 2012
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