Emma (Beckman) Ratke

Emma (Beckman) Ratke (1892 - 1974)

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Mrs Emma Ratke formerly Beckman
Born in Volhynia, Polandmap
Wife of — married in Jansen, Saskatchewanmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Humboldt, Saskatchewanmap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Mar 2016 | Last significant change: 15 May 2019
16:34: Carollynn (Moir) Leggott added Frederick Beckman (1858-1941) as father for Emma (Beckman) Ratke (1892-1974). [Thank Carollynn for this]
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Emma Beckman was born 10 November 1892 in Volhynia, Russia. Her parents were Frederick and Hermenia (Salvester) Beckman. They immigrated to Manitoba, Canada and in 1908 moved to Jansen, Saskatchewan. They farmed one half mile east of the village. Emma married Julius Ratke in 1910 in Jansen. They homesteaded for a few years in the Jansen area before moving to Biggar, SK and then Leduc, Alberta. By 1917, they were back in the Jansen area and bought land at (SW -24-33-20-W2) four miles north of Jansen. They lived there until 1953 when they retired in Jansen.

Emma and Julius had six children; two died in infancy. The family attended Zion Lutheran Church in Jansen. They had a good well on their land which provided good drinking water for forty families. Julius had one of the first cars in the area and often chauffeured salesmen around. She liked to garden and grow flowers. Julius died in July 1974 and Emma died in September 1974. They were both buried in Jansen Cemetery.


  • Daughter of Julius Ratke Theresa(Ratke)Schroeder 1992
  • 1906 Canada Census - Emma Beckman - age 14, born Russia immigrated in 1905; lived in Steinbach - Provencher, Manitoba are. In household: Fred Beckman age 48, Russia; Ermina age 48 Russia; Emil age 22; Karl age 22; Emma age 14; Herman age 9. On their farm they had 3 milk cows and 2 other cattle,
  • 1916 Canada Census - Emma Ratke - age 24 born 1892 Russia; lived in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan district at (38-15-3) in Glenside area. In household: Julius Ratke age 27; Emma age 24; Elsie age 2, born Saskatchewan.
  • Saskatchewan, Canada, Burial Index - 1882-2011 - Emma Ratke died 1974 and was buried in Jansen, Saskatchewan.

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