Name: August Kraatz
Given Name: August
Birth: 8 Sep 1857 in , Austin County, Texas 1
Death: 26 Jun 1930 in Rockdale, Milam County, Texas of cancer of the face and right eye 1 2 1
Burial: 27 Jun 1930 Murray Cemetery, Milam County, Texas 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Descendant Narrative Report here
Death Certificate Image here
Change Date: 24 Dec 2010 at 22:32
At the time of the 1900 census, August was a farmer in Milam County, Texas. He rented his farm. He indicated that his parents were born in Germany. His birth date was given as Aug 1856. By the time of the 1910 census, August owned his farm in Milam County, Texas, free of any mortgage. It was listed as a stock farm. By the time of the 1930 census, August was widowed. He was listed with his son Ben's family in Milam County, Texas.
From Rockdale Reporter, 3 Jul 1930:
August Kraatz, pioneer citizen of Sharp community, dies after extended illness.
Sharp, Texas, July 1. On last Thursday, June 26, death relieved of his sufferings one of our oldest and best loved citizens, August Kraatz. Mr. Kraatz was born in Austin County seventy-three years ago, but lived in this vicinity about forty-five years.
The funeral was held at the Murray Cemetery Friday, June 26 and was attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives, the Rev. Geo. E. Pentecost reading the funeral rites.
Decedent leaves the following immediate members of his family; Otto Kraatz of Rockdale, Wm Kraatz of Placedo, brothers. Mesdames Wm Luetge, Sharp; Chas Seelke, Rockdale; Geo Doss, Gay Hill; and Mrs. Busler, Galveston, sisters. All of the above named except Mrs Busler, were present at his funeral.
Mr. Kraatz passed away at the old home place now the place of his son, Ben, who gave him every attention possible during his illness.
He was married to Mrs. Annie Galler (Garlipp) and to this reunion were both two sons, Ben of Sharp and Fritz, of Winters. Seventeen grandchildren survive him.
Father: Karl Kraatz b: 22 Nov 1825 in Uslar-Hanover, , Niedersachsen, Germany
Mother: Catharine "Kattie" Gompel b: 11 Dec 1823 in Germany
Anna "Annie" Garlipp b: 29 Jul 1858 in Industry, Austin County, Texas
- Change Date:
8 May 2010
- Emil W. Kraatz b: Jun 1884 in Texas
- Fritz Otto Kraatz b: 6 May 1887 in Industry, Austin County, Texas
- Lee Kraatz b: 6 Aug 1889 in Texas
- Ben Franklin Kraatz b: 3 Aug 1892 in Texas
- Selma Kraatz b: Jun 1897 in Texas
- Abbrev: Death Certificate
Title: Death Certificate
Publication: Official Document
Page: Certificate Number: 30770
- Abbrev: Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Title: Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
- Abbrev: 1870 United States Federal Census
Title: 1870 United States Federal Census
Page: Precinct 5, Austin, Texas; Roll: M593_1574; Page: 380A; Image: 343; Family History Library Film: 553073.
- Abbrev: 1880 United States Federal Census
Title: 1880 United States Federal Census
Page: Precinct 5, Austin, Texas; Roll T9_1289; Fam Hist Film: 12 55289; Page: 461.3000; ED: 7
- Abbrev: 1900 United States Federal Census
Title: 1900 United States Federal Census
Page: Justice Precinct 4, Milam, Texas; Roll T623_1657; Page: 15 A; Enumeration District: 72.
- Abbrev: 1910 United States Federal Census
Title: 1910 United States Federal Census
Page: Justice Precinct 5, Milam, Texas; Roll T624_1577; Page: 10A; ED: 66; Image: 1135.
- Abbrev: 1930 United States Federal Census
Title: 1930 United States Federal Census
Page: Precinct 5, Milam, Texas; Roll 2377; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 7.0.
- Abbrev: The Wall Family, 1849-1996
Title: The Wall Family, 1849-1996
Author: Dolores Fasel Bozeman, compiler
Name: Herman Brown Free Library
100 E Washington Street
Burnet, Texas 78611
- Abbrev: Obituary of August Kraatz, Another Old Timer is Called by Death
Title: Obituary of August Kraatz, Another Old Timer is Called by Death
Author: Rockdale Reporter, Rockdale, Texas, 3 Jul 1930