Bertha Sonnenberg

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Berta Pauline Radtke (Sonnenberg)

Also Known As: "Berta"
Birthplace: (Lobsens, Kreis Wirsitz, Posen, Preußen), today called, Łobżenica, Piła, Greater Poland Voivodship, Poland
Death: Died in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gottlieb Sonnenberg and Minnie Venske Sonnenberg
Wife of Godfrey Radtke
Mother of William Radtke (twin); Frederick Radtke (twin); Herman Radtke; Augusta Radtke Bélanger; Elsie Radtke Willette and 11 others
Sister of Julius John Sonnenberg; Henriette Rosine Raschke; Herman Sonnenberg; Emilie Wilhelmine Sonnenberg; Wilhemine Sonnenberg and 5 others

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About Bertha Sonnenberg

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Name: Bertha Sonnenberg Arrival Date: 22 Oct 1881 Birth Date: abt 1872 Age: 9 Gender: Female Ethnicity/ Nationality: Prussian Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany and Southampton, England Destination: Michigan Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Main Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897. Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36. National Archives at Washington, D.C.

name: Berta Pauline Sonnenberg gender: Female baptism/christening date: 28 Aug 1867 baptism/christening place: LOBSENS,POSEN,PRUSSIA father's name: Gottlieb Sonnenberg mother's name: Wilhelmine Venske indexing project (batch) number: C99919-1 system origin: Germany-ODM source film number: 245514, 245515, 245517 "Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen 1558-1898," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 01 Nov 2014), Gottlieb Sonnenberg and Wilhemine Venske in entry for Berta Pauline Sonnenberg, 28 Aug 1867; citing ; FHL microfilm 245514, 245515, 245517.

August Radke and Friedrich Liedke witnessed the wedding. Bertha Pauline Sounenberg?

By the 1920 census Bertha Radtke, age 52, is shown living with her husband Godfrey and several children in Chippewa, Michigan.

BORDER CROSSINGS: From U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935 Name: Radtke, Mrs Gottfried; Age: 61; Place of Birth: From Mich, Germany; Citizenship: U.S.A.; Race or People: German; Religion, State Denomination: Lutheran; What trade or occupation did you follow in your own country?: Housewife; What trade or occupation do you intend to follow in Canada?: Housewife; If destined to relative friend or employer state which and give name and full address. if not joining any person in Canada give the address in Canada to which you are going: G. [Gottfried] Radtke, husband, 214 Queen Street West, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada; Give name, relationship and address of your nearest relative in the country from which you came: M. [Max] Radtke, son, 1036 East Portage Avenue, Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, U.S.A; Source: Library and Archives Canada. Border Entries. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d. RG 76-C. Department of Employment and Immigration fonds. Microfilm reels: T-15366.

In the 1930 census Bertha (66 years) is living with son Arthur (36) and son Harold (26) in Monroe, Monroe, Michigan. Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Monroe, Monroe, Michigan; Roll: 1013; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 21; Image: 35.0; FHL microfilm: 2340748 .

In the 1940 census just Gottfried (73) and Bertha (72) are living in their home at 525 Osborn Blvd. Sault Ste Marie, MI.

In the white page directories, Bertha and Gottfried are living at 525 Osborn Blvd, in Sault Ste Marie in 1934, 1937, 1941, and 1949.

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Bertha Sonnenberg's Timeline

August 28, 1867
Łobżenica, Piła, Greater Poland Voivodship, Poland
May 26, 1887
Age 19
Manistee, Manistee County, Michigan, United States
October 10, 1887
Age 20
Manistee, Manistee County, Michigan, United States
September 22, 1888
Age 21
Manistee, Manistee County, Michigan, United States
September 22, 1888
Age 21
Manistee, Manistee County, Michigan, United States
November 17, 1889
Age 22
Manistee, Manistee County, Michigan, United States
June 15, 1892
Age 24
Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, United States
August 21, 1894
Age 26
Manistee, Manistee County, Michigan, United States
December 1, 1896
Age 29
Manistee, Manistee County, Michigan, United States
January 5, 1899
Age 31
Manistee, Manistee, MI, USA