[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Radke connection?

Robert Radke rradke at telus.net
Fri Oct 19 16:03:32 PDT 2001

Hi, Dick!

I do not see a connection to any of these people.  My own Radke folk came 
from the area around Josephine - Marjanowka north of Wolodarsk.  Our earliest 
ancestor there was Julius Radke (m. Wilhelmine Grade 1877).  Children in that 
family were Karl Emil, Emil August, Emilie, Leo Gustav, Otto Gustav, Gustav, 
and Ernst.  All except Leo (who died young) emigrated from Volhynia to the 
Bruderheim and Barrhead areas of Alberta in the early 1900's.

We have never been able to document any connection to other Radke folk in 
Volhynia or Poland, but we believe that such connections must have existed 
because of other Radke's that show up as godparents to some of the children 
mentioned above, in particular an Emma Radke(Rathke). We have also not traced 
any descendants to Minnesota, Tennessee or North Dakota.

Thanks for asking.  You never know!

--Bob Radke

On Friday 19 October 2001 12:39,  Richard Benert wrote:
> Robert,
> Some years ago I wrote an article on German Baptists from Volhynia who
> settled in St. Paul, MN.  I discovered that a Marie Radke had married Karl
> Hintz in the Baptist church in Neudorf about 1890.  She was a daughter of
> Karl and Amelia (Buchman) Radke, who had come to Volhynia from Koenigsberg.
> Some of Marie's siblings were August, Karl, and perhaps a Heinrich (my
> source was unsure).  After a short stay in Tennessee, Marie and Karl moved
> to Fessenden, ND.  Connections were made with the Baptist church in St.
> Paul, and 2 or 3 of their daughters married into families in that city.
> Does any of this sound like these Radkes might be some of yours?
> Dick
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Radke <rradke at telus.net>
> To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
> <ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org>
> Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 4:36 AM
> Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Franzdorf village in Volhynia, families
> Krentz and Kelm
> >Welcome all to our new mail list!
> >
> >Does anyone out there know the location of the village of Franzdorf in
> >Volhynia, or anything about it?  This village is given as the birthplace
> > of my great aunt Pauline KRENTZ (b. 1879, daughter of Georg KRENTZ and
> Karoline
> >KELM or KOLM) in the record of her marriage to Edward LENTZ in the church
> >books of the Moravian Church at South Edmonton.  Jerry Frank's best guess
> is
> >that the village was located somewhere north or north-west of Wolodarsk in
> >eastern Volhynia, but cannot pinpoint the village more accurately than
> this.
> >(This location is consistent with other family events, which are recorded
> at
> >Heimthal and Zhitomir.)
> >
> >--Robert Radke <rradke at telus.net>
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