WILLIAM FREDERICK JOHN RAMLOW (aka FREDERICK W. RAMLOW)

B. June 11, 1888 in Burton View, Logan County, IL
D. May 1967
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Mamie Ann (Mills) Ramlow and William Frederick John Ramlow
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  • Father: August Ramlow, Jr. born July 19, 1851 in Germany son of August Ramlow and Anna (Marks) Ramlow; married Wilhelmina Stolenburg in 1877; August died May 4, 1931 in Lincoln, Logan County, IL; buried in Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln, Logan County, IL
  • Mother: Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Stolzenburg) Ramlow born June 4, 1856 in Germany daughter of Christopher Stolzenburg; Wilhelmina died January 2, 1938 in Hartsburg, Logan County, IL; According to the Pantagraph (Bloomington IL) Tuesday, January 4, 1938, page 6:

“Mrs. Wilhelmina Ramlow. – LINCOLN. – The funeral for Mrs. Wilhelmina Ramlow, 81, who died at 4:35 p. m. Sunday at her home near Hartsburg, will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday from the Immanuel Lutheran church with the Rev. Paul Brockhaus officiating.  A brief service will be held at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Sheets funeral home.  Burial will be in Union cemetery.  The body will remain at the funeral home until the hour of the funeral at the church.  Mrs. Ramlow was born June 4, 1856 in Germany.  Her husband, August Ramlow Sr., died six years ago.  Surviving are the following children: August and John Ramlow, Lincoln; Mrs. Lousie Hummels and Mrs. Matilda Skonetski, Dwight; Fred Ramlow, Chicago, and Frank and Carl Ramlow, Hartsburg.”

  • Wife: Mamie Ann (Mills) Ramlow born December 26, 1893 in Heightsville, Garrard County, KY daughter of William Wert Mills (1852-1946) and Mary Catherine (Coomer) Mills (1854-1944); Mamie died January 23, 1988 in Hillsborough County, FL (See section pertaining to Mamie Ann (Mills) Ramlow buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. James William August Ramlow born April 9, 1916 in Illinois; veteran 143 Inf. 36th Infantry Division WW II, PFC; married Doris Peterson on December 10, 1938 in Cook County, IL; James died January 6, 1965 in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, WI (See section pertaining to James William August Ramlow buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    2. Louise May (Ramlow) (Tannis) Navarro born about 1921 in Illinois; married Bonifaco Navarro; Louise died February 6, 1992 in Brandon, Hillsborough County, FL; According to the Tampa Tribune (Tampa FL) Saturday, February 8, 1992, page 80:

“LOUISE MAY NAVARRO, 71, OF Riverview died Thursday at Humana Hospital Brandon.  A native of Illinois, she had lived in the Tampa Bay area six years, coming from Illinois.  She was a homemaker and a Protestant.  She is survived by her husband, Bonifaco, and one brother, Fred Ramlow of Riverview.  Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.”

  1. John William Ramlow born April 24, 1923 in Dwight, Livingston County, IL; veteran U.S. Army WW II (1943-1946), PFC; John died October 28, 1981 in Joliet, Will County, IL; buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park I, Joliet, Will County, IL
  2. Frederick “Fred” Ramlow, Jr. born December 23, 1929 in Chicago, Cook County IL; Air Force veteran in Korea and Vietnam (1951-1977), MSGT; married Elinor Joann “Joann” Zink on May 2, 1954 in Hillsborough County, FL; Frederick died August 8, 2003; buried in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter County, FL; According to the Tampa Tribune (Tampa FL) Sunday, August 10, 2003, page 31:

“RAMLOW, Frederick “Fred” Jr., 73, of Riverview passed away August 7, 2003.  He is survived by his wife, Joann; sons, Frederick Bryon of Brandon and Derek of Riverview and four grandchildren.  Mr. Ramlow served in the US Air Force for 27 years and owned Sunrise Auto in Riverview for 25 years.  A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Monday evening from the Gibsonton United Methodist Church, 6104 Marilla Ave. with Reverend Wayne Kato officiating.

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  1. Maida Ann Ramlow born October 17, 1935 in Winnebago County, IL; Maida died 1952 (See section pertaining to Maida Ann Ramlow buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • August Frederick William Ramlow born December 2, 1878 in Germany; married Matilda Moldenhauer on November 20, 1902 in Lincoln, Logan County, IL daughter of August Moldenhauer and Hannah (Stillman) Moldenhauer; August died November 20, 1961 in Lincoln, Logan County, IL; August and Matilda are buried in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln, Logan County, IL; According to the Pantagraph (Bloomington IL) Tuesday, November 21, 1961, page 8:

“August Ramlow – LINCOLN – (PNS) – August Ramlow, 82, of 1103 Short Eighth, Lincoln, died at 1:05 p. m. Monday at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since July.  He was taken to the Holland and Barry Funeral Hoe pending funeral arrangements.  Mr. Ramlow, a retired employee of Central Illinois Electric and Gas Co., had served as a member of the City Council as alderman from the sixth ward and for a number of years was a justice of peace in West Lincoln Township.  He was born in Germany, Dec. 2, 1878, a son of August and Wilhelmina Stolzenberg Ramlow.  He married Matilda Moldenhauer Nov. 20, 1902, in Lincoln.  Surviving are his wife; two sons, Paul, Kirkwood, Mo.; Elmer, Lincoln; two daughters. Mrs. Henry Gaydosh, Mrs. Alvin Schmidt, both of Lincoln; four brothers, Fred, Chicago; Frank, John and Carl, Lincoln; 13 grandchildren and eight-great grandchildren.  Mr. Ramlow was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.”

    • William Carl Ramlow born February 9, 1886 in Lincoln, Logan County, IL; married Anna Augusta Schacht (1893-1918) daughter of August Carl Schacht (1862-1940) and Emma Emilie (Schmidt) Schacht (1869-1931); William died April 8, 1929 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; William and Anna are buried in Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln, Logan County, IL; According to the Pantagraph (Bloomington IL) Wednesday, April 10, 1929, page 2:

“William Ramlow – LINCOLN, April 10. – The death of William Ramlow, former resident of Lincoln, occurred Monday night in Chicago following injuries sustained Sunday night while at work in a Chicago laundry.  He was scalded so badly when a boiler exploded that death followed soon after.  He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. August Ramlow of Lincoln and besides the parents the following brothers and sisters survive: John and August Ramlow, Lincoln; Fred Ramlow, New Holland; Carl Ramlow, Hartsburg; Frank Ramlow, Ransome; Mrs. W. S. Konetski and Mrs. Casson Hummel of Dwight.  Two daughters, Emily and Ella, reside in Chicago.”

    • Louise Catharine Ferdinaude (Ramlow) Hummels born July 1890 in Illinois; married Casson Hummels (1875-1963); Louise died September 4, 1943 in Joliet, Will County, IL; Louise is buried in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville, Grundy County, IL; Cassen is buried in Hartsburg Union Cemetery, Hartsburg, Logan County, IL.
    • Francis “Frank” Johan Ramlow born March 13, 1893 in Hallville, DeWitt County, IL; Army veteran (1918); last residence in New Holland, Logan County, IL; Francis died March 11, 1977 in Springfield, Sangamon County, IL; buried in Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln, Logan County, IL; According to the Pantagraph (Bloomington IL) Saturday, March 12, 1977, page 7:

“Frank Ramlow – ATLANTA – Frank J. Ramlow, 83, a retired farmer, died at 1:10 a.m. Friday at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.  His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home, Lincoln.  The rev. Don Beckman will officiate.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Lincoln.  He was born March 13, 1893, at Hallsville, the son of August and Wilhelmina Stolzenberg Ramlow.  Mr. Ramlow was an Army veteran of World War I.  Surviving are a brother, John, Lincoln and several nieces and nephews.  Seven sisters and six brothers preceded him in death.  Memorial may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lincoln, or to the American Cancer Society.”

    • John Henry Ramlow born May 12, 1895 in DeWitt County, IL; married Katherine E. Staun (1899-1987) on June 29, 1918 in Lincoln, Logan County, IL; John died December 27, 1978 in Lincoln, Logan County, IL; buried in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln, Logan County, IL; According to the Pantagraph (Bloomington IL) Friday, December 29, 1978, page 7:

“John Ramlow – LINCOLN (PNS) – The funeral of John Henry Ramlow, 83, who died Wednesday, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Rev. Warren Freiheit officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Holland and Barry Funeral Home, and from an hour before the service at the church.  He was born May 12, 1895, in DeWitt County, a son of August and Wilhelmina Stolzenburg Ramlow.  He married Katherine E. Stuan June 29, 1918, in Lincoln.  She survives.  Also surviving are six sons, Henry, Lima, Ohio; Emil, New Holland; Relph, Scotts, Mich.; Richard, Richard, Round Lake Beach; John William, Lincoln; and Virgil, Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Lorna Wilson, Lincoln, and Clara Stewart, Lake Fork; 27 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.  Five brother, two sisters, a son and a grandson preceded him in death.  He was a retired machinist from Caterpillar Tractor Co and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, to which memorials may be made.”

    • Carl W. Ramlow born March 12, 1897 in DeWitt County, IL; married Lena Skonetski (1900-1975); Carl died March 14, 1967 in Lincoln, Logan County, IL; buried in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln, Logan County, IL; According to the Pantagraph (Bloomington IL) Thursday, March 16, 1967, page 47:

“Carl Ramlow – LINCOLN (PNS) – Carl W. Ramlow, 70, of 704 Second, Lincoln, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital following a long illness.  His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Emhe Osterbur officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 7-9 tonight at Holland and Barry Funeral Home, and at the church at noon Friday.  Mr. Ramlow was born March 12, 1897 in De Witt County, a son of August and Wilhelmine Stoltzenburg Ramlow.  He married Lena Skonetski, July 16, 1919, at Emden.  Surviving are his wife; two sons, Carl C. and Donald, both of Lincoln; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ackerman, Mrs. Lena Ingram, all of Lincoln; Mrs. Martha Mosier, New Holland; three brothers, Fred Ramlow, Chicago, Frank and John Ramlow, both of Lincoln; a niece Emily Strampp, Lincoln who was reared in the Ramlow home; and 15 grandchildren.  Mr. Ramlow was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Laborers Local Union.”

    • Matilda A. (Ramlow) Skonetski born 1901; married William Skonetski (1897-1953) on August 19, 1919 in Lincoln, Logan County, IL son of William C. Skonetski and Wilemina (Komnick) Skonetski; Matilda died 1961; Matilda and William are buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Dwight, Livingston County, IL

Additional Information:

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for East Lincoln Township, Logan County, IL, the household members were: August Ramlow, head, born July 1850, age 49, married 23 years, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1885, occupation: farmer; Wilhimena Ramlow, wife, born July 1856, age 44, married 23 years 13 children born, 7 children living, born in Germany, parents born in Germany; August Ramlow, son, born December 1878, age 21, single, born in Germany, immigrated in 1885, occupation: farm laborer; William Ramlow, son, born February 1886, age 14, single, born in Illinois, occupation: farm laborer; Frederick Ramlow, son, born June 1887, age 12 single, born in Illinois; Lizzie Ramlow, daughter, born July 1890, age 9, single, born in Illinois; Francis Ramlow, single, born March 1893, age 7, single, born in Illinois; John Ramlow, son, born May 1895, age 5, single, born in Illinois; Charles Ramlow, son, born March 1897, age 3, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for East Lincoln Township, Logan County, IL the household members were: David C. Shepler, head, age 41, married once for 17 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Pennsylvania, occupation: farmer – general farm; Harriet A. Shepler, wife, age 42, married once for 17 years, 5 children born, 5 children living, born in Illinois, father born in Maryland, mother born in Pennsylvania; Harold J. Shepler, son, age 14, single, born in Illinois; Martha J. Shepler, daughter, age 11, single, born in Illinois; William A. Shepler, son, age 8, single, born in Illinois; Clifford Van Shepler, son, age 8, single, born in Illinois; Lawrence E. Shepler, son, age 8/12, single, born in Illinois; Fred Ramlow, hired man, age 22, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: laborer – general farm; Cora Bridgeman, servant, age 18, single, born in Illinois, occupation: servant – private family.

According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Card, 1917-1918:

William Frederick John Ramlow, age 28, living in New Holland, IL, born June 11, 1888 in Burtonview, IL USA, occupation: rail road labor on section for ARR Co. in New Holland, IL, wife and child dependent, married, 5’ 8” height, medium build, grey eyes, dark hair, not bald, signed June 5, 1917.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Prairie Creek Township, Logan County, IL the household members were: Fred W. Ramlow, head, age 30, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: hired manager – farm; Maumie A. Ramlow, wife, age 26, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky; James W. A. Ramlow, son, age 3 8/12, single, born in Illinois

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 359 East 26 Street, the household members were: Frederick Ramlow, head, age 51, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in rural Winnebago County, IL in 1935, occupation: stationary engineer – laundry; Mamie Ramlow, wife, age 45, married, highest grade completed: H-2, born in Kentucky, lived in rural Winnebago County in 1935; James Ramlow, son, age 28, married, highest grade completed: H-2, born in Illinois, lived in rural Winnebago County, IL in 1935, occupation: attendant – gasoline filling station; John Ramlow, son, age 17, single, highest grade completed: H-2, born in Illinois, lived in rural Winnebago County, IL in 1935, occupation: new worker; Maida Ann Ramlow, daughter, age 4, single, born in Illinois.

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:

William Fred J. Ramlow residing at 359 E. 26th St., Chicago, Cook County, IL; age 53, born June 11, 1888 in Lincoln, IL; person who will always know your address: Mamie A. Ramlow, 359 E. 26th St, Chicago, IL; employer: J. Wilson at 2840 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago, Cook County, IL, 5’ 9” height, 143 pounds, gray eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, signed April 27, 1942.

According to the Chicago Daily News (Chicago IL) Wednesday, May 3, 1967, page 54:

RAMLOW
Fred W. Ramlow of Round Lake, Ill., beloved husband of Mammie Ann, dear father of Louise Tannis, John W. and Fred Jr., loving grandfather of ten, dear brother of John W. and Frank.  Services Thursday, 2 p.m., at McGillis Funeral Home, Round Lake, Ill.  Interment Fort Hill Cemetery KI 6-3300.”