Ferdinand Budtke

Christian Friedrich Ferdinand Budtke (1840 - 1911)

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Christian Friedrich Ferdinand (Ferdinand) Budtke aka Butke
Born in Saatzig-Pomeran-Karkow, Germanymap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Auburndale, Wood, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 25 May 2015
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Categories: Auburndale Cemetery, Auburndale, Wisconsin | German Roots Project.

Headstone Inscription:
Ferdinand Budtke
Geb. 18, April 1840
Gest. 20, Nov. 1911"
and in GERMAN there are 4 lines::::
"You cheerfully go towards death
(Do not fear Death)
Toward Heaven was your last glance
There you are rewarded with the Father's Blessing
There your lasting suffering will be put to rest."
and on the bottom very clearly is,
"Caroline Budtke"
Geb. 7, Feb. 1835
Gest. 14, Apr. 1913"

(This was translated by a friend of mine)

NOTE: The headstone is very hard to read from weather........
AND it is in German... We think it is April but it might be AUGUST.



G-g-Grampa Budtke was born in Saatzig-Pomeran-Karkow
--baptized in Evangelishche Kirche Freienwalde: Karkow>Taufen
(as per wiki.. this was before 1945 Germany now it is Poland.)


Date: 20 April 1874
Place: New York
Family: Ferdinand Budtke
8 year old son, William, AND
daughter "ULRIKA" have finally found actual copy.
and below them is Michael and Felke Bartelt (Freidricka)
(known to be Wilhelmine's parents.)

That same year my g-grandmother Augusta "Minnie" was born. We now have the obit for her daughter, Friederika Mews. Her obit says, "73, a resident of Wisconsin since coming to America when she was 3 yrs old." "born: nee: friederika Budtke- Germany 10 June 1870." The informant gave her mother's name wrong, it was Caroline not Catherine.

The family portrait at the right. (my, Carole Taylor g-gramma) Augusta-William-Fredericka (g-g-grampa) Ferdinand & Wilhelmina


GERMAN marriage
His full name is taken from the German marriage record August 1865
NAME: Christian Friedrich Ferdinand Buttke
DATE: August 1865-
PLACE: Karkow, Saatzig-Pomerania-
SPOUSE: Caroline Wilhelmine Bartelt
shows his age 25 and her age 30."

WE are now 100% sure that the name at the bottom of Ferdinand's headstone: "CAROLINE BUDTKE" is in fact his wife, CAROLINE WILHELMINE BARTELT-BUDTKE and the interpreter has said, "Geb. 7 Feb. 1835 Gest. 14 A 1913" THAT APPEARS BELOW her name at the very bottom of the stone means CAROLINE BUDTKE IS buried there with her husband.

1880 census, Auburndale, Wood, Wisconsin
which was taken when they had only been in the US of A for 6 years and did NOT speak English well at all...
WIFE: Mary age, 41- Germany
SON: William age, 13- Germany
daughter: Reka age, 10- Germany
daughter: Augusta age, 6 - Germany
father-in-law: Michael BOTTLE age, 60- Germany
mother-in-law: Reka BOTTLE age, 63- Germany

We believe THIS IS the correct family, The mistakes are:

1) Ferdinand's name, not August=his DOB/place is correct
2) Wilhelmina's name, not Mary= age not 41 S/B 45/ place is correct
3) of course the LAST NAME is misspelled S/B BUDTKE
4)The LAST NAME of the in-law's= spelled wrong S/B BARTELT
5) the youngest daughter was born in Theresa, Wisconsin. not Germany HOWEVER, ALL 3 CHILDREN'S NAMES & AGES ARE CORRECT --AND the in-law's first names, place of birth are correct. Their ages are not correct he was born 1810 she in 1811. according to the headstones info.
1900 Auburndale township Auburndale village, Wood, Wisconsin,
DATA for Hulda
Age 30
Marital Status Married
Number of Living Children 7 --Mother of how many children 7
Years Married 11 --Marriage Year (Estimated) 1889
Birth Date May 1870 --Birthplace Germany
Father's Birthplace Germany --Mother's Birthplace Germany
William Budtke Head M 34 Germany
Hulda Budtke Wife F 30 Germany
Otto Budtke Son M 11 Wisconsin
Friderich Budtke Son M 9 Wisconsin
August Budtke Son M 7 Wisconsin
Paulus Budtke Son M 6 Wisconsin
Emma Budtke Daughter F 4 Wisconsin
Edward Budtke Son M 2 Wisconsin
Ella Budtke Daughter F 0 Wisconsin
Ferdinand Budtke Father M 60 Germany
Wilhelmina Budtke Mother F 64 Germany
Immigration year: 1874
Year Married: 1865
Children: 4 / 3 living
1910 Auburndale, Wood, Wisconsin,
Age 75 --Marital Status Married
Birth Year (Estimated) 1835
Birthplace Germany
Immigration Year 1874
Father's Birthplace Germany --Mother's Birthplace Germany
Sheet Letter B --Sheet Number 12
Ferdinand Budke Head M 70 Germany
Wilhelmina Budke Wife F 75 Germany
Citing this Record


Wilhelm (aka: William) Mar.: Huldah Tewes
Fredericka (Rika) Mar.: Albert Mews (Meffs)
Augusta 'Minnie' Mar.: Johann Jakob Toepfer


  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPV7-5KX : 29 October 2015), Wilhelmina Budke in household of Ferdinand Budke, Auburndale, Wood, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 185, sheet 12B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,754.

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