Wilhelm Friedrich “WF” Bartels

Photo added by Ruth Ellen Bartels

Wilhelm Friedrich “WF” Bartels

  • Birth 21 Mar 1864 Germany
  • Death 9 Oct 1905 Saline County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Tobias, Saline County, Nebraska, USA
  • Plot Row Six
  • Memorial ID 72244010

Born on the #9 farm at Meerbeck in Schaumburg-Lippe Germany, William had just turned 5 when his parents sold their land and headed to America for better opportunities and a better lifestyle. He helped on the family farm and, on 21 Jan 1892 at the Zion Lutheran Church which his father had helped found, he married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Otto. They had six children (one, Elizabeth, died just before her first birthday), and William died unexpectedly when his youngest was only a year-and-a-half old.



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  • Created by: Ruth Ellen Bartels
  • Added: 30 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72244010
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilhelm Friedrich “WF” Bartels (21 Mar 1864–9 Oct 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72244010, citing Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Tobias, Saline County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Ruth Ellen Bartels (contributor 47315485) .