Person:Berta Kraatz (2)

Berta De La Ludvika “Bertha” Kraatz
  1. Carl Kratz1857 - 1933
  2. Augusta Kratz1859 - 1939
  3. Berta De La Ludvika “Bertha” Kraatz1864 - 1934
  4. Edith KratzAbt 1866 - Bef 1900
  5. Clara KratzAbt 1868 - Bef 1900
m. 21 Sep 1882
  1. George Henry Knott1885 - 1962
  2. Anna Ledora Knott1887 - 1993
  3. Ethel Maud Knott1889 - 1978
  4. Raymond Wesley Knott1891 - 1968
  5. Carlton Victor Knott1894 - 1918
  6. Alvina Pearl Knott1896 - 1982
  7. Vernon Leroy Knott1897 - 1900
  • HJohn Phiefer1866 - 1956
  • WBerta De La Ludvika “Bertha” Kraatz1864 - 1934
m. Jun 1907
Facts and Events
Name Berta De La Ludvika “Bertha” Kraatz
Immigrant Name Bertha Della Kratz
Gender Female
Birth[4][5][6][7][17] 7 Jun 1864 Rügen, Pommern, Preußen, Germany
Immigration[7][5][6] 1872
Census[8] 1880 Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States
Marriage 21 Sep 1882 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United Statesto Hendrik Tjeerts Knot
Religion[1][2][19] 1 Apr 1883 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United StatesJoined Moody Church, reesidence Farwell, Illinois
Religion[2][3] 11 Jun 1886 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United StatesLetter of Dismission granted from Moody Church for M. E. Church of Maywood, Illinois
Religion[10] Mar 1890 Raymond, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United StatesFounding member of Raymond Methodist Church
Census[9] 1895 Ottertail, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States
Census[7] 1900 Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United StatesHolland Township
Census[11] 1905 Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United StatesHolland Township
Marriage Jun 1907 Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, USAto John Phiefer
Census[12] 1910 Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United StatesWhitefield Township
Census[13] 1920 Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United StatesWhitefield Township
Property[14] 17 May 1920 Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, United Stateswith husband, bought town lots
Property[15] 20 Dec 1920 Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, United Stateswith husband, purchased farm land
Census[16] 1930 Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, USA
Death[4][17][18] 10 Aug 1934 Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, United States
Burial[4] Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, United States
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References
  1. Membership Records 1862-1887, Folder 4, Box 51, Collection 330 (Records of The Moody Church). Archives of the Billy Graham Center, Wheaton, Illinois, Primary quality.

    Knott, Mrs. Bertha, Rec'd 1 April 1883, residence Farwell, Illinois

    The location for "Farwell" remains problematic. It is not listed in the GNIS, nor is it mentioned in Andreas' 1884 History of Cook County, Illinois. The most likely location is in the vicinity of what is now known as the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, just south of Evanston. John V. Farwell was one of the original developers of the then independent community of Rogers Park.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Membership Register, ca 1880s, Folder 5, Box 51, Collection 330 (Records of The Moody Church). Archives of the Billy Graham Center, Wheaton, Illinois, Primary quality.
    1. 1062, Rec'd 1 April 1883
      Knott, Mrs. Bertha, married, by Personal Experience, Dismissed 11 June 1886 to M.E. Church of Maywood, Illinois
  3. Minutes, Folder 3, Box 66, Collection 330 (Records of The Moody Church). Archives of the Billy Graham Center, Wheaton, Illinois , Primary quality.

    On written application it was moved and carried that letters of dismission be granted Henry Knott and his wife, recommending them to the M.E. Church of Maywood, Illinois

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Knott Family Death Certificates, Primary quality.

    Bertha D. Phiefer, resident of Clear Lake, Skagit County, WA for 14 years; white female, occupation housewife b. 7 June 1864, Germany to Chas. Kratz and unknown of Germany; married to John Phiefer, who provided information
    Died 10 August 1934, at home; signed Dr. C. M. Hunter, of Sedro Woolley, WA, who attended her from 1 Oct 1933 to 10 Aug 1933
    Buried 12 August 1934, Clear Lake, WA; undertaker H. F. Higley, Sedro Woolley, WA.

  5. 5.0 5.1 Gerri Ekblad, in Knott Family Letters, 15 May 1993, Secondary quality.

    Berta De la Ludvika von Kraatz, born 1864, Island of Rugen, Germany, Father Karl von Kraatz, Mother Alvina Sears
    Berta's father Karl Von Kraatz was also known as Charles Kraatz (Kratz). Berta's birthplace was the Island of Rugen.

  6. 6.0 6.1 Wendy Stancer, in Knott Family email, 1999, Secondary quality.

    Bertha Dela Ludivika ((van)Kraatz) Knott
    Born at Rosengaten, Isle of Rugen, Germany. Came to America in 1862 (this is what [my grandmother said], but I think this was the year she was born).
    Alvina (Sears) Kratz (mother of Bertha Knott)

  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Holland Township, in United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624), Family #147, Primary quality.

    Knott, Bertha, Head, white, female, born June 1864 in Germany, 35 years old, widow, has 7 children, 6 living, both parents born in Germany, immigrated 1872, farmer, able to read, write, speak English, rents farm
    George, son, born June 1885 in Illinois, father born in Holland, farm labourer, able to read, write, speak English
    Anna, daughter, born April 1887 in Illinois, at school 8 months
    Ethel, daughter, born May 1889 in Minnesota, at school 8 months
    Raymond, son, born Jan. 1891 in Minn., at school 8 months
    Alvina, daughter, born May 1896, in Minn.
    Fred, Brother-in-law, born Feb. 1875 in Illinois, single, parents born in Holland, farm labourer, able to read, write, speak English

  8. Cook County, Illinois, Village of Evanston, ED 218, in United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 614, Family 715, Primary quality.

    Kratz, Bertha, white female, age 15, servant, single, able to read and write, born in Germany of German parents
    In home of J. W. Uppercue (age 30, lawyer) and family (wife age 29, two daughters ages 6 and 1, 1 son age 5)

  9. Ottertail County, Otto Township, PO Perha, in Minnesota. Census Bureau. State census, 1895. (St. Paul [Minnesota]: State Library and Records Service, 1969), p. 13, Primary quality.

    Knott, Henry, 42, white male, born Holland, resident of state 7 years 4 months, resident this enumeration district 7 months, occupation Minister 12 months of year, both parents foreign born
    , Bertha, 31, white female, b. German, occupation housewife, both parents foreign born
    , George, 10, white male, b. Illinois
    , Anna, 8, white female, b. Illinois
    , Ethel, 6, white female, b. MN
    , Raymond, 4, white female, b. MN
    , Carlton, 1, white male, b. MN

  10. FHL #1000259, in Tew, Martin E; J. Emil Nelson; and Victor E Lawson. Illustrated history and descriptive and biographical review of Kandiyohi County, Minnesota ... (Tucson, Arizona: W.C. Cox, 1974), p. 165, Secondary quality.

    Methodist Episcopal church, Raymond
    In March 1890, a ME congregation was organized, members inc. Henry Knott, Mrs. H. Knott

  11. Kandiyohi, Holland, in Minnesota Historical Society. Division of Archives and Manuscripts. State Census, 1905. (St. Paul, Minnesota), p. 10 , Primary quality.

    Knott, Bertha, RFD #1, 40, white female, b. Germany, both parents b. Germany, resident Minnesota 16 years 2 months, resident civil registration district 9 years 5 months, occupation farmer
    , Raymond, 14, white male, b. Minnesota, fa. b. Holland, mo. b. Germany, resident Minnesota & registration district 14 years 4 months, farm laborer
    , Carlton V., 11, white male, b. Minnesota, fa. b. Holland, mo. b. Germany, farm laborer, resident Minnesota & registration district 11 years 7 months
    , Alvina, 9, white female, b. Minnesota, fa. b. Holland, mo. b. Germany, resident Minnesota & registration district 9 years 1 month
    Etzinga, Anna, 18, white female, b. Illinois, resident Minnesota 18 years 2 months, present registration district 18 years 2 months

  12. Kandiyohi county, Minnesota, Whitefield Township, in United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623), HH 14, Family 14, Primary quality.

    Phiefer, John, head, white male, age 44, second marriage, married 2 years, born Holland of Dutch parents, immigrated 1885, citizenship=PA, speaks English, farmer, able to read and write, rents farm
    , Bertha, wife, white female, age 45, second marriage, married 2 years, seven children, six living, born in Germany of German parents, immigrated 1872, speaks English, able to read and write
    , Alice, daughter, white female, age 13, single, born Minnesota of Dutch parents, attends school
    , John, son, white male, age 11, single, born Minnesota of Dutch parents, attends school
    , Leonard, son, white male, age 9 single, born Minnesota of Dutch parents, attends school
    , Sara, daughter, age 7, white female, single, born South Dakota of Dutch parents, attends school
    , Clarence, son, white male, age 5, born Minnesota of Dutch parents
    Knott, Carlton, step-son, white male, age 16, single, born Minnesota, Dutch father, German mother, attends school
    , Alvina, step-daughter, white female, age 13, single, born Minnesota, Dutch father, German mother, attends school

  13. Minnesota; Jackson, Kandiyohi and Kittson Counties; LDS #1820841, in United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T625), Kandiyohi County, Whitefield Township, E. D. 80, HH 28, Fam 29, Primary quality.

    Phiefer, John, head, rents farm, white male, age 54, married, immigrated 1880, naturalized 1917, born Holland, both parents born Holland, speaks English, farmer, general farm, employer, Farm Schedule 29
    , Bertha, wife, white female, age 55, married, immigrated 1873, naturalized 1883, born Germany, both parents born Germany, speaks English, no occupation
    , Alice, daughter, white female, age 22, single, able to read and write, born Minnesota, father born Holland, mother born Germany, speaks English, no occupation
    , John, son, white male, age 21, single, able to read and write, born Minnesota, father born Holland, mother born Germany, speaks English, farm labourer
    , Leonard, son, white male, born Minnesota, father born Holland, mother born Germany, speaks English, farm labourer, at home, wage worker
    , Sadie, daughter, white female, age 17, single, attends school, able to read and write, born South Dakota, father born Holland, mother born Germany, speaks English, no occupation
    , Clarence, son, white male, age 15, single, attends school, able to read and write, born Minnesota, father born Holland, mother born Germany, speaks English, no occupation

  14. vol. 121, p. 49 - #146838, in Skagit, Washington, United States. Deeds. (Mount Vernon, Washington, 1871-1967), Primary quality.

    Grantors, Clear Lake Lumber Co., a WA Corp
    For $700 conveys and warrants to
    John Phiefer and Bertha Phiefer his wife
    Lots 1 to 9 inclusive, block 12 of Plat of Clear Lake, Skagit County
    Dated 17 May 1920
    Signed B. R. Lewis, Vice Pres, F. H. Jackson, Sec
    Witness John Federspiel, NP, at Clear Lake

  15. Vol 121, p. 85 - #146930, in Skagit, Washington, United States. Deeds. (Mount Vernon, Washington, 1871-1967), Primary quality.

    Notes, Skagit County Deed Records, Vol. 121; Northwest Washington Regional Archives
    Grantors – C. D. Davis and Olive V. Davis, husband and wife
    For $4000, convey and warrant to
    John Phiefer and Bertha Phiefer his wife, grantees
    Commencing at a point 7.44 chains east and 4.32 chains south of the NW corner of lot 1 of Sec 12, T34N, R4E and at a point on the Southern Boundary of a Country Road known as the Clear Lake and Beaver Lake Road,. . . .
    Also the S1/2 of
    Beginning at a point 7.44 chains east and 4.32 chains south of the NW corner of lot 1, S12, T34N, R4E, and at a point on the Southern boundary of a county road known as the Lear Lake and Beaver Lake Road, . . . .
    In Skagit County, WA
    Dated 20 Dec 1920
    Signed C. E. Davis, Olive V. Davis
    Witness R. V. Welts, NP at Mt. Vernon
    Filed 6 Jan 1921

  16. Washington, Skagit, West Clear Lake, in United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T626), HH 49, Fam 50.

    Phiefer, John, Head, renting, not on farm, male, white, age 64, married, 1st marriage at age 28, able to read and write, born Holland, both parents born Holland, 1st language = Frisian, immigrated 1880, naturalized, able to speak English, retired, not a veteran
    Bertha, wife, white female, age 66, married, first marriage at age 18, able to read and write, born Germany, both parents born Germany, 1st language = German, immigrated 1880, Naturalized, able to speak English

  17. 17.0 17.1 Sedro-Woolley Courier-Times, in Knott Family Obituaries, 23 Aug 1934, Primary quality.

    Mrs. Bertha Phiefer Dies
    Funeral Services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the Community Church in Clear Lake for Mrs. Bertha Phiefer, pioneer resident of Clear Lake, who died at her home Friday, August 10, after a long illness. The Rev. Mr. Abrams of Anacotes, officiated and burial was made in the Clear Lake cemetery. She is survived by her husband John Phiefer, and several children. She was born in Germany June 7, 1864.

  18. Swart/Flyn/Vliem, in RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, Updated 2 July 2009, Secondary quality.

    Obituary published in Mt Vernon (WA) Daily Herald August 14 1934:
    Funeral services for Bertha Pheifer, wife of John Pheifer of Clear Lake were held Sunday afternoon in the Clear Lake Community Church with Rev. Abrams of the Congregrational Church and Rev. Root of the Sedro Woolley Free Methodist Church officiating. Born on June 7 1864 in Germany, Bertha Kraatz accompanied her parents when they crossed the ocean and sought a new home in America. They settled in Chicago where her childhood days were passed. In September 1882, she was united in marriage with Henry G Knott and seven children were born to this union. Two sons, Carlton and Vernon have preceded her in death. In 1883 the family moved to Minnesota, locating near Clara City, where Mr. Knott entered the ministry of the Methodist Church. In 1886, the family moved to Prinsburg Minnesota, where Mr. Knott passed away in January 1889. Mrs. Knott remained in Prinsburg until 1907 at which time she was married to John Pheifer, who had five children. They lived at Sunnyside, Minnesota until September 1920, when they moved to Clear Lake, Washington where her remaining years were spent. Surviving relatives who mourn her passing are the husband, children and step-children: George H Knott, Mrs. Dick Edzinga (Anna), Mrs. Joel Clough (Ethel), both of Clear Lake; Raymond of Great Falls, Montana; Mrs. Roy Berg (Alvina) of Willmar, Minnesota; Mrs. R.W. Knott (Alice Pheifer) of Great Falls, Montana; John G Pheifer of Willmar, Minnesota; Leonard Pheifer and Mrs. John Ensch (Sadie) of Clear Lake; and Clarence Pheifer of Warren, Oregon. Nineteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. William Klatt of Evanston, Illinois also survive. While in Clear Lake, Mrs. Pheifer took an active part in church and temperance work, and was active in the Clear Lake W.C.T.U. For the last few years was president of the Loyal Temperance Legion in that community. She had a remarkably large circle of friends and her passing is mourned by the entire Clear Lake Community.

  19. The location for "Farwell" remains problematic. It is not listed in the GNIS, nor is it mentioned in Andreas' 1884 History of Cook County, Illinois. The most likely location is in the vicinity of what is now known as the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, just south of Evanston. John V. Farwell was one of the original developers of the then independent community of Rogers Park.