Mary Wentz Rupke Bauer Thurs' daughter, Leona Rupke Luedtke, Wausau Ward 8, Marathon, Wisconsin, 1900 Federal Census, was noted to be the wife of William Luedtke, age 37, husband, born about 1863 Germany.
Living family members of the Luedtke line have indicated the last name of Rupke may be spelled as Repke and living family members of the Fuchs line have indicated the last name of Rupke may be spelled Kiepke.
Luedtke Children of William and Leona
Wentz Family Children of Wisconsin
KS Widow Maria (Mary) Wentz Rupke Bauer married Anton Thurs November 5, 1880 in Marathon Co., WI. First Thurs child to be born, child 1: Ernest Emil Edward Thurs, born January 31, 1882, Marathan Co., WI., child 2: Frantz Thurs, born March 1883, Marathan Co., WI., death September 6, 1906, Marathan Co., WI., child 3: Anna Thurs, born March 1886, Marathan Co., WI, child 4: Rosalia Thurs, born April 1888, Marathan Co., WI, death May 1906 Marathan Co., WI, child 5: Richard Thurs, born March 30, 1890, Marathan Co., WI, death April 1974, Merrill, Lincoln Co., WI, child 6: Lucia Thurs, born June 29, 1892, Marathan Co., WI, child 7: Daniel N Thurs, born 1895, WI, child 8: Wilhelmina Thurs, born June 1, 1896, Marathan Co., WI, child 9: Mathilda Thurs, born October 2, 1897, Marathan Co., WI, child 10: August Thurs, born August 8, 1898, Marathan Co., WI, death August 1969, Hamburg, Marathan Co., WI.
Mary Wentz Rupke Bauer is noted to have married Anton Thurs, December 24, 1899, in Marathon Co., WI for a second time. It is not clear if this ceremony was a renewal of vows or if at sometime Mary Wentz Rupke Bauer Thurs and Anton Thurs divorced after their first marriage November 5, 1880 in Marathon Co., WI.
1900 Fedreal Census, Anton Thurs 49, born Germany about 1851, Maria Thurs 43, born PA about 1857, Emil Thurs 18, born WI about 1882, Frantz Thurs 16, born WI about 1884, Anna Thurs 14, born WI about 1886, Rosalia Thurs 12, born WI about 1888, Richardt Thurs 10,born WI about 1890, Lucia Thurs 7, born WI about 1893, Mathilda Thurs 6, born WI about 1894, Danial Thurs 5, born WI about 1895, Wilhelmina Thurs 3, born WI about 1897, August Thurs 1, born WI about 1899, were residing Hamburg, Marathon Co., Wisconsin.
Widow Mary Wentz Rupke Bauer Thurs was also noted to be living with her daughter Leona in the 1900 Census, Wausau Ward 8, Marathon, Wisconsin. Living family members of the Luedtke line have indicated the last name of Rupke may be spelled as Repke and living family members of the Fuchs line have indicated the last name of Rupke may be spelled Kiepke.
The Luedtke (Luedeke) household of Wausau Ward 8, Marathon, Wisconsin, 1900 Federal Census, were noted to be William, age 37, husband, born about 1863 Germany, Leona, age 37, wife, born about 1875 KS, Willie, age 4, son, born about 1896 WI, son George Luedtke, age 2, born about 1898 WI. Other members of the 1900 census household included Mary Wentz Rupke Bauer Thurs' son, Louis J. Bauer, age 16, noted as a brother-in-law, and George Wentz, Mary Wentz Rupke Bauer Thurs' brother, age 26, noted as a boarder. George Noah Wentz briefly worked in Antigo, Langlade, Wisconsin in 1900 as a carpenter before marrying Agnes Louise and moving to Bushnelle, NE around 1902.
1905 WI State Census, Mary Wentz Rupke Bauer Thurs' son and daughter-in-law, were residing in Hamburg, Marathon Co., WI. Census household members were noted as Emil Thurs, age 23, born about 1882 WI and wife Anna, age 23, born about 1882 WI. The next census household indicated was the family of Frederick Luedtke, age 53, born Germany, wife Caroline, age 47, son Herman, age 21, born WI, and daughter Emma, age 17, born WI.
1910 Federal Census, Emil Thurs family has moved from Hamburg, Marathon Co., WI to Athens, Marathon Co., WI. Census household members were noted as Emil A. Thurs 28, a carpenter, Annie Thurs 28 wife, Belinda Thurs 5 daughter, Irving Thurs 2 son, and boarders Fernald Schaffler 42,William Barnier 38, Helix Schecker 18, Fritz Raspokie 17.
Widow Mary Wentz Rupke Bauer Thurs and her son Daniel N. Thurs moved to NE, residing with her brother John Conrad Wentz in Otis, Hamilton Co., NE as of the 1910 Federal Census. Mary's sister Catharine and Arthur Buffington, were also noted as members of the John Conrad Wentz household.
Mary Wentz Rupke Bauer Thurs' daughter Leona would marry Gustav Krueger, August 1, 1905, in Marathon Co., WI.
Mary Wentz Rupke Bauer Thurs' daughter Leona, was noted as living in Wausau Ward 8, Marathon Co., WI with her husband Gustav in the 1910 Federal Census. Some children living in the 1910 census household were noted by the last name of Krueger though they were of the Luedtke line. Willie Luedtke, George Luedtke, August Luedtke, Ella (alt name Elia in census) Luedtke and Walter Luedtke were noted as part of the Krueger family. Members of the census household were noted as Gustav H. Krueger 48, born about 1862 Germany, wife Leona Krueger 35, born about 1875 NE, Willie Krueger 15, born about 1895 WI, George Krueger 12, born about 1898 WI, August Krueger 11, born about 1899 WI, Ella (alt name Elia) Krueger 9, born about 1901 WI, Walter Krueger 6, born about 1904 WI, Lena Krueger 4, born about 1906 WI, and Gustav Krueger Jr 1, born about 1909 WI. Leona Krueger died November 1947, her son "Willie" William Luedtke, born about 1896, died January 1960, and her husband Gustave H. Krueger died July 1967.
Mary's son, Ernst Emil Edward Thurs, WWI Draft Registration card dated September 12, 1918, indicated he was age 36, born January 31, 1882 and lived in Marathon Co., WI with wife Anna Thurs.
Mary Wentz Rupke Bauer Thurs' grandchildren, Ella and Willie Luedtke, were noted in the 1920 Federal Census, residing in Hamburg, Marathon Co., WI with the Otto and Ida Jank family. Ella Luedtke, age 18 born WI about 1902, was working as a hired girl and Willie Luedtke, age 24 born WI about 1896, was working as a hired man.
Mary Wentz Rupke Bauer Thurs' granddaughter, Ella B. Fehlhaber, born March 25, 1903, died June 27, 1998, last residence noted as Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin.
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