|Birth: ||Oct. 3, 1827, Poland|
|Death: ||Jul. 12, 1918|
b Warsaw, Poland 90y9m9d
son of Friedrich Wilhelm Janke / Susana Hopp
m Mary Schlicter
"Christoph Janke d. July 12, 1918 at the home of his son Christoph, aged 90 y, 9m, 9d. Born near Warsaw, Poland, then moved to Plotzk. Married Martha Schlechter and they lived 40 years in marriage. Six years ago(1912) he came to Odessa as a burdened widower. In the last 13 years, he was totally blind, but he had spiritual eyes since for 63 years he committed himself to God and was true to him. His wife and 5 children preceded him in death. 3 survive, Christoph-Odessa, WA, Magdalena in Canada, and Gottfried in Lodi, CA." (Kirchenbote Obituary, written by Pastor Essig translated from German by LaVern Janke Strawn 1994)
"Christ Janke, Sr. died at two o'clock Friday morning at the home of his son, Christ Janke, in Odessa at the ripe old age of ninety years, nine months and nine days.
Mr. Janke was born at Warsaw, Poland, October 2nd, '827, and at the age of twelve emigrated with his parents to south Russia, where when twenty three he married Miss Mary Schlichter and in 1878 they came with their children to America and settled at Fessenden where Mrs. Janke died in 1890.
Thirteen years ago he was stricken with blindness, but otherwise remained in good health and six years ago came to Odessa to spend his remaining years with his son. Two weeks ago he had an attack of indigestion which with the complications brought on by old age finally caused his death. Mr. Janke had been a consecrated Christian all his life and asked for the Holy Sacrament which was administered him by Rev Essig the evening before he died. He leaves to mourn his loss, three children, Christof Janke and Mrs. Magdalene Weber of Odessa and Gottfried Janke of Lodi, Calif., and seventeen grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at the Pilgrim Congregational Church at 2:30 Saturday afternoon by Rev. Essig after which his remains were laid to rest in the John Haase cemetery north of town where several relatives are buried." (19 July 1918 Odessa Record Obituary)
"Christof Janke Sr. Male, white, widowed, farmer. Birth: Oct 3, 1827, Poland. Father: Frederick Janke born Poland; Mother: Susana Hopp, born Poland. Informant: Christ Janke, Odessa, WA. Death: 7-12-1918, 2:30 a.m.; Cause of death: old age. I did not see this patient. H. Mitchell, MD, Odessa, WA. Burial: John Haase Cemetery on 7-13-1918." (WA State Register of Death)
"Christoph Janke, born 3 Oct 1827, died 12 July 1918 from pneumonia, survived by wife(?) and 3 children. Buried July 13, 1918." (Odessa Congregational Church death ledger, page 370)
Friedrich Wilhelm Janke (1801 - ____)
Susanna Hopp Janke (1803 - ____)
Christoph Janke (1853 - 1923)*
Christoph Janke (1827 - 1918)
Adam Janke (1833 - 1875)*
Maintained by: Theresa Berg
Originally Created by: BluMoKitty
Record added: May 29, 2013
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