Charles Gatke
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Charles T. Gatke (1842 - 1906)

Charles T. Gatke
Born in Prussiamap
Husband of — married about 1866 (to before 1906) in Ontario, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hamlin Township, Mason County, Michigan, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Sep 2011
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The Gatke Resort

"The Gatke Resort, a three story hotel, was built by Charles Gatke and sons of Ludington in 1895. The name was later changed to the Sauble Inn. The Inn attracted many Chicago vacationers. There was a covered stop at the bottom of the hill on the lake front for the Dummy Train. The large Inn with its veranda was up a wooden flight of stairs. There were tennis courts, a Log House for dances and games, a ball diamond, enclosed swimming area with a dock and slide into the water. The hotel burned in 1941 and was replaced with cottages today called Sauble Resort."

Found on the website for the Hamlin Lake Preservation Society, PO Box 178, Ludington, MI 49431

Old News

The Ludington Daily News for Thursday March 10, 1898 reported the following:

"C. T. Gatke is about to make extensive repairs and improvements about his Hamlin lake resort. Mr. Gatke anticipates a large patronage this summer."


1861 Census Wellesley Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada

@ca.on.425 page 103 line 41 @ca.on. waterloo_county. wellesley_township section film C1078 lds0349327

41 GATKEY Christian m 50 Prussia Luth carpenter married

Wellesley Village

42 GATKEY {?} Maria f 45 Prussia Luth wife married married during the year 1824 (COULD THIS BE 1834??)

43 GATKEY Christian m 23 Prussia Luth

44 GATKEY John m 21 Prussia Luth

45 GATKEY Frederick m 20 Prussia Luth

46 GATKEY Charles m 18 Prussia Luth

47 GATKEY John L. m 6 Prussia Luth

48 GATKEY Frederica f 12 Prussia Luth

49 GATKEY Maria f 11 Prussia Luth

50 GATKEY Louisa f 5 Prussia Luth

1870 Census Town of Richmond, Macomb County, Michigan, USA

This census shows Charle's wife's parents and family living in the next house.

John Fitch Male 57y France

Margaret Fitch Female 52y France

Emeline Fitch Female 15y Canada

Maggie Fitch Female 4y Canada

George Fitch Male 11 Canada

Charles Gadke Male 27y Prussia

Catherine Gadke Female 25y France

Charles Gadke Male 4y Canada

William Gadke Male 3y Michigan

Elizabeth Gadke Female 1y Michigan

Charles immigrated to Michigan around 1866 because the 1870 census shows his 4 year old son Charles was born in Canada and his 3 year old son William was born in Michigan. This census shows Charles' occupation was a carpenter.

1880 Census Ludington, Mason County, Michigan, USA

Chas. T. Gatkie 34y Germany

Mary C. Gatkie 33y France

Chas. E. Gatkie 14y Canada

Wm. Gatkie 12y Michigan

Mary Gatkie 5y Michigan

Ella Gatkie 3y Michigan

Thomas Gatkie 11m Michigan born in August

In this census, Charles' occupation is Carpenter and Joiner and his son, Charles is listed as working with his father.

1900 Census Grant & Hamlin Twps, Mason Cty, Michigan, USA Enumeration District: 0048 Page: 8 Sheet Letter: A Family Number: 115 Reference Number: 1 Film Number: 1240730 Image Number: 00137

Charles Gatke Head White Male Jun 1843 age 56 Germany Married

Mary Gatke Wife White Female May 1845 age 55 Germany Married

Mary Gatke Daughter White Female Jul 1875 age 24 Illinois Single

Ella Gatke Daughter White Female Sep 1877 age 22 Illinois Single

Edward Gatke Son White Male Feb 1882 age 18 Michigan Single

Lillian Gatke Daughter White Female Apr 1884 age 16 Michigan Single

Lucy Mclennan Servant White Female Oct 1854 age 45 Michigan Widowed

This Census shows that Charles and Mary had been married for 33 years, making their estimated marriage year 1867, that Mary was the mother of 12 children with 7 living, and that Charles and Mary, and the parents of each, were born in Germany. Charles' and Mary's immigration were recorded as 1858 and 1856 respectively. Charles occupation was listed as Hotel Keeper.

1910 Census Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA

The widowed Mary C. GATHE is found living with her daughter's family.

Frank Thompson M 50y

Mary E Thompson F 35y

Mez F Thompson F 20y

Lillie M Larson F 24y

Emma C Larson F 20y

Mary C Gathe F 64y

Death Record

Name: Charles Gathe

Gender: Male

Burial Date:

Burial Place:

Death Date: 30 Mar 1906

Death Place: Hamlin Twp., Mason, Michigan

Age: 62

Birth Date: 1844

Birthplace: Germany

Occupation: Hotel Keeper

Race: White

Marital Status: Divorced

Spouse's Name:

Father's Name:

Father's Birthplace:

Mother's Name:

Mother's Birthplace:

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B51864-3

System Origin: Michigan-EASy

Source Film Number: 1006449

Reference Number: v 2 p 190


Lakeview Cemetery, Ludington, Mason County, Michigan, USA.

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