The Daughter of August Altwasser and Anna Hiller
Antonowka - Volhynia
Family of Karoline Altwasser and Gottlieb SchmidtkeKaroline Altwasser was born on November 29, 1872 in Kossow, Poland. Her name shows up in the EWZ files as the wife of Gottlieb Schmidtke and the mother of three daughters, Florentine, Teofile and Ida Schmidtke. The three daughters were uncertain about the birth place of their parents, but all three stated they were born in Antonowka and that both parents were gestorben (deceased) in Antonowka.
Gustav Altwasser, a brother of Karoline Altwasser, married Pauline Langner in the village of Wielkepole, about eight kilometers from Antonowka. All their friends and relatives were invited, as well as all the neighbors from both the villages. The celebration lasted for three days with a lot of good food, cooking , baking and of course no shortage of schnapps. Karoline and her family were living in Antonowka and probably joined the festivities.
1. KAROLINE2 ALTWASSER (AUGUST1) was born November 29, 1872 in Kossow, Poland. She married GOTTLIEB SCHMIDTKE.
Notes for KAROLINE ALTWASSER:
We know from the research of Karl Lenz that August Alwasser and Anna Hiller had a daughter born on November 29, 1872. This Karoline shows up married to a Gottlieb Schmidtke and the mother of three daughters: Florentine, Theophila (Teofile) and Ida Schmidtke.
Children of KAROLINE ALTWASSER and GOTTLIEB SCHMIDTKE are:
2. i. FLORENTINE3 SCHMIDTKE, b. December 15, 1899, Antonowka, Wolhynien ( EWZ #38521).
3. ii. THEOPHILE (TEOFILE) SCHMIDTKE, b. February 5, 1905, Antonowka, Kreis Berezne EWZ File #38470.
4. iii. IDA SCHMIDTKE, b. March 11, 1911, Antonowka ( ref: EWZ FILE #38520Z and ).
Generation No. 2
2. FLORENTINE3 SCHMIDTKE (KAROLINE2 ALTWASSER, AUGUST1) was born December 15, 1899 in Antonowka, Wolhynien ( EWZ #38521). She married GUSTAV SOMMERFELD January 15, 1922 in Tuczyn.
Child of FLORENTINE SCHMIDTKE and GUSTAV SOMMERFELD is: i. HELENE4 SOMMERFELD, b. October 1, 1922, Kurgany, Wolhynien, Poland EWZ FILE# 38522.
3. THEOPHILE (TEOFILE)3 SCHMIDTKE (KAROLINE2 ALTWASSER, AUGUST1) was born February 5, 1905 in Antonowka, Kreis Berezne EWZ File #38470. She married GUSTAV RÍSKE May 7, 1923 in Tuczyn, son of AUGUST RÍSKE and EMILIE SCHULZ.
Notes for THEOPHILE (TEOFILE) SCHMIDTKE:
Her husband's file (38691) shows her birth date as December 12, 1904. The marriage dates also differ, but only by 3 days (she says May 3, he says May 7). Even back then husbands couldn't get it right. He would have been wrong every year on their anniversary if he stuck to this date because he couldn't tell his wife she didn't know the date of their marriage and stay out of trouble.
Children of THEOPHILE SCHMIDTKE and GUSTAV RÍSKE are:
i. IDA4 RÍSKE, b. August 27, 1925, Sinakowka.
ii. LIDIA RÍSKE, b. March 11, 1928, Kurgany.
iii. ADOLF RÍSKE, b. August 29, 1929, Kurgany.
iv. RUTH RÍSKE, b. May 5, 1931, Kurgany.
v. RUDOLF RÍSKE, b. April 1, 1936, Antonowka.
vi. MARTA RÍSKE, b. October 3, 1938, Antonowka.
4. IDA3 SCHMIDTKE (KAROLINE2 ALTWASSER, AUGUST1) was born March 11, 1911 in Antonowka ( ref: EWZ FILE#38520Z and ).
Child of IDA SCHMIDTKE is:
i. OLGA4 SCHMIDTKE, b. August 18, 1928, Kurgany.
Notes for OLGA SCHMIDTKE:
Recorded on EWZ FILE #38520 of her mother Ida Schmidke.
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