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Joseph Racht

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Germany, Prussia
Death: Died in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States
Place of Burial: Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Frances A Racht (Bastes)
Father of Mary Racht; Anna Racht; Catharine Houser; Theodore Racht; Albert J Racht and 2 others

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About Joseph Racht

Joseph Racht, a pioneer resident of this city, died Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Houser, 318 Killea street, at the age of eighty-six years. The case of death was bronchitis, complication with the infirmities of age. The deceased was born in Germany, but came to this city over half a century ago and had lived here continuously. He was a charter member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and was active in St. Charles' Benevolent society of St. Mary's Church. He leaves four children - Nicholas and Albert Racht, Mrs. Joseph Houser and Mrs. Simon Haas. There are also sixteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. The deceased was widely know and respected in the city. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the residence and at 9 o'clock from St. Peter's Catholic Church

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Joseph A. Racht was born in 1823 in Germany.1

    Joseph married Frances A. Bastes circa 1848 at Germany.1
    Joseph A. Racht and Frances A. Bastes immigrated in 1852 to Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, from Germany. Arriving with Joseph were Frances Racht.3,4
    Frances and Joseph A. Racht lived in 1880 in Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Theodore, Albert and Annie.1
    Joseph is a head of household on the 1880 U. S. Census for Indiana. He was identified as a 47-year-old male born in Prussia as were his parents. Enumerated with him were: his wife, Frances A., his sons Theodore and Albert J., his daughter Annie.1 Joseph A. Racht was employed by N. G. Olds and Sons in 1885 a carpenter.5 He lived in 1885 at north side Killea 2 west Calhoun in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.5 He lived in 1893 at 17 Boone in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.2 He was employed by N Y, C & St L R R in 1893 a brakeman.2 His wife, Frances A. Bastes, died on 18 June 1895.6
    Joseph A. Racht sold property described as 60x175 feet of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana in June 1897 to Henry Racht.7
    Joseph A. Racht sold propertyh described as 59x176 feet of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana in June 1897 to Katie Houser.7
    Joseph A. Racht sold property described as 76x162 1/4 feet of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana in June 1897 to Annie Kennard.7
    Joseph A. Racht sold property described as part of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana in June 1897 to Albert Racht.8
    Joseph A. Racht sold property described as part of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana in June 1897 to Nicholas Racht.8
    Joseph A. Racht sold property described as part of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana in June 1897 to George Racht.8
    Joseph A. Racht sold property described as 38x162 1/2 feet of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana in June 1897 to Clemens Houser.7
    Joseph A. Racht sold property described as part of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana in June 1897 to Frances Haas.8
    Joseph A. Racht sold property described as part of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana in August 1897 to Right Rev. Joseph Radamacher, bishop of Fort Wayne.9
    On July 23, 1899, Joseph was working as a brakeman on the Grand Rapids and Indiana railroad. At 1 o'clock in the afternoon he had one of his legs severely bruised at Nottawa, Michigan while engaged in switching. He was manipulating the "stake" in pushing a car out upon the main track and his leg was caught between the pole and the car.10
    In an article in a Ft. Wayne newspaper it stated that "J. A. Racht was hurt on the job on August 25, 1899, no bones broken."11 He lived in 1900 at 25 Killea Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.12
    Joseph A. was a brakeman in 1900.12 He lived in 1900 at 23 Killea Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.3
    Joseph is a head of household on the 1900 U. S. Census for Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was identified as a 77-year-old widower born in Germany. He was a landlord, the Joseph Smith family was renting most of his house.3
    Joseph A. was a brakeman on the Grand Rapids & Indiana railroad in 1901.11
    Joseph died on 27 November 1908 at 318 Killea Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, the cause of death was bronchitis, compliocated with the infirmities of age. He died at the home of his daughter at 1:00 in the afternoon.13 His obituary was published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper on 28 November 1908.13 His obituary stated:

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    His wake was held on 1 December 1908 at 318 Killea Avenue, Indiana, at the residence at 8:30 in the morning.13
    His funeral service was held on 1 December 1908 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at 9 o'clock in the morning.13 He was buried on 1 December 1908 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in section C, lot 33.6
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Joseph Racht's Timeline

1823
February 23, 1823
Prussia
1850
1850
Age 26
Germany
1851
April 4, 1851
Age 28
Germany
1858
1858
Age 34
Indiana, USA
1860
1860
Age 36
1861
February 1, 1861
Age 37
Indiana, USA
1862
September 9, 1862
Age 39
1865
March 29, 1865
Age 42