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Otto Herman Raasch

Male 1887 - 1952  (64 years)


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  • Name Otto Herman Raasch  [1, 2
    Born 7 May 1887  Marion, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Jun 1917 
    Blacksmith and Horse Shoer 
    Military 5 Jun 1917  Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    World War 1 Draft Registration Card 
    Raasch, Otto Herman - World War 1 Draft Registration Card
    Raasch, Otto Herman - World War 1 Draft Registration Card
    Census 13 Jan 1920  Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1920 US Federal 
    • in the Otto Raasch household at 503 Glen Street. Enumerated were Otto Raasch head-m-w-32-m- WI-Ger-Ger - blacksmith; Mary Raasch wife - f-w-24-m- WI-Ger-Ger- none; Walter Raasch - son - m-w-3 6/12 - s - WI-WI-WI.
    Census 9 Apr 1930  Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1930 US Federal 
    • in the Otto Raasch household at 609 Caroline Street. Enumerated were Otto Raasch M-W-42-M at 28- born WI-Ger-Ger-pen grinder at pen plant; Mary - wife- F-W-34-M at 19 - born WI-Poland-Poland - none; Walter - son- M-W-13-S- WI-WI-WI - none; Lawrence - son- M-W-5-S - WI-WI-WI- none.
    Directory 1931  Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Given Name: Otto Surname: Raasch Middle: H 
    • Spouse Name: Mary Occupation: pen grinder Employer: Parker Pen Co Address: 609 Caroline
    Died 20 Mar 1952  Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary 21 Mar 1952  Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Janesville Daily Gazette 
    • «b»Otto Raasch Found Dead in His Home«/b»
      Otto Raasch, 64, of 609 Caroline street, was found dead in the basement of his home late Thursday afternoon by Mrs. Raasch as she arrived home from work. Police Chief Jasper A. Webb said Mr. Raasch had hanged himself from the rafters in the basement.
      Police and Dr. S. A. Freitag were called to the home at 5 p.m. by a neighbor, Elmer Rasmussen, who was with Mrs. Raasch when the death was discovered.
      In failing health for the past six years Mr. Raasch had been under a doctor's care for the past two years. He was employed at Parker Pen Co. for 28 years and 32 years ago operated a blacksmith shop on Dodge street.
      Born May 7, 1887, in Marion, Wis., he came to Janesville in 1914, and was married to Mary M. Peters in St. Mary's church May 20, 1915. Mr. Raasch was a member of Holy Name society of St. Mary's parish.
      Surviving are his wife; two sons, Walter A. and Lawrence A. Raasch, both of Janesville; two grandchildren, Robert Gerard and Rosemary Ann; a sister, Mrs. Clara Klaeser, Caroline, Wis.
      Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Ryan funeral home and at 10 o'clock in St. Mary's church. Burial will be in Mr. Olivet cemetery. The rosary service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home where friends may call Friday afternoon and evening.
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    Obituary 21 Mar 1952  Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rockford Morning Star 
    • «b»Radio Dealer Found Hanged - Had Been Ill«/b»
      Janesville, Wis. -- Otto Raasch, about 63, 609 Caroline st., was found hanged from a rafter in the basement of his home Thursday afternoon by Elmer Rasmussen, a neighbor.
      Raasch, former radio parts and repair dealer, had been ill and reportedly was despondent. His widow Mary told authorities she noticed a basement light burning when she returned home Thursday afternoon and called to her husband.
      Receiving no answer, she summoned Rasmussen, who investigated, found the body, and notified police. Coroner e. J. Overton said there will be no inquest.
      The investigation was made by Chief of Police Jasper A. Web and Officers Donald Webb and James Edmundson.
      Survivors in addition to his widow, include two sons, Lawrence O. Raasch, 461 Glen st., and Walter A. Raasch, 427 5th st.
      Arrangements are being completed in the Ryan funeral home.
    Obituary 22 Mar 1952  Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Janesville Daily Gazette 
    • Otto Raasch
      Services for Otto Raasch, 64, of 609 Caroline street, were held at 9:30 a. m. Saturday in the Ryan funeral home and at 10 o'clock in St. Mary's church. The Rev. E. J. Beck officiated and burial was in Mt. Olivet cemetery.
      Pallbearers were Clifford Protteau, Ernest Klatt, Thomas Caldwell, John Reuter, Henry Garry and Elmer Rasmussen.
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    Buried 22 Mar 1952  Mount Olivet Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Created by: jamiller
      Record added: Oct 16, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 78558782

      Mount Olivet Cemetery Record Info from Kathy Crane
      Otto Raasch born 1887 burial 03/22/1952
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    Person ID I2884  Brendas Branches
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2015 

    Family Mary M. Peters,   b. 14 Mar 1896, Lima Twp., Rock, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1985, , Rock, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married
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    Children 
     1. Walter A. Raasch,   b. 3 Jul 1916, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1981, Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Lawrence Otto Raasch,   b. 13 Nov 1924,   d. 10 Feb 1987, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2002 
    Family ID F1045  Group Sheet