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 Ernstina “Tina” <I>Witt</I> Pretzlaff

Ernstina “Tina” Witt Pretzlaff

Death 3 Nov 1951 (aged 90)
Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA
Burial Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 6625723 · View Source
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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.

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  • Created by: Rosetta
  • Added: 21 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6625723
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ernstina “Tina” Witt Pretzlaff (22 May 1861–3 Nov 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6625723, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Rosetta (contributor 46558106) .