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Ernstina "Tina" Witt Pretzlaff
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Birth: May 22, 1861
Death: Nov. 3, 1951
Ford County
Illinois, USA

Born in Schulits, Posen Province of Prussia to Carl and Elizabeth Hoffman WITT, Tina came to America with her sister Amelia on 4 Apr 1882.

Her passage was paid for by the hard work of her fiance. Gustav Julius Pretzlaff married Tina on 1 Jul 1882 in Sibley, IL. They had 10 children, two of whom took orders in the Lutheran church:

1. Anna Elizabeth Pretzlaff1883-1974
m1900 George Brigham
2. Sr. Martha Pretzlaff 1886-1978
Deaconess in Lutheran Church
3. Fred Wilhelm Pretzlaff 1886-1963
m1908 Bertha M. Trebes d1981
4. Adelina Amanda Pretzlaff 1888-1974
m19__ John Holsten d1945
5. Edward Pretzlaff 1890-1901
drowned in lake
6. Franz Pretzlaff 1892- 1901
bowel inflammation
7. Caroline Pretzlaff 1895-1993
m Dr. William Stevenson d1969
8. Laura Pretzlaff 1898-1984
m1918 Martin C. Holsten d1978
9. George Pretzlaff 1900-1979
m192_ Ida R. von Brethorst d2007
10. Rev. Theodore Pretzlaff 1903-1966
Lutheran pastor
m Esther Klemm

A dedicated homemaker, widowed Tina was found dead on her kitchen floor by her niece, Bernice Gerken Hill, a pan of cinnamon rolls from the oven cooling on the table above her.
Family links: 
  Carl (Karl) Witt (1825 - 1887)
  Elizabeth Hoffman Witt (1829 - 1920)
  Gustav Julius Pretzlaff (1858 - 1914)*
  Laura H. Pretzlaff Holsten (1898 - 1984)*
  George Carl Pretzlaff (1900 - 1979)*
  Gustav Witt (1856 - 1938)*
  Ernstina Witt Pretzlaff (1861 - 1951)
  Amelia V. Witt Winter (1863 - 1891)*
  Wilhelmina Witt Dittberner (1864 - 1921)*
  Helena J. Witt Winter (1867 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
Ford County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Jul 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6625723
Ernstina Tina <i>Witt</i> Pretzlaff
Added by: Rosetta
Ernstina Tina <i>Witt</i> Pretzlaff
Added by: Rosetta
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- S.R.F.
 Added: Mar. 27, 2017
You loved the wild flower bouquets, Great Aunt Tina. Enjoy.
- Rosetta
 Added: Mar. 26, 2007
You were as devout a Lutheran as you were a scrupulous homemaker.
- Rosetta
 Added: Oct. 26, 2006

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