Clark and Jackson
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RICHARD BRAATZ. - Prominent among the thrifty sons of Germany that have sought a home in Clark County, Wisconsin,
we find the man whose name heads this sketch. In 1869 he bought a quarter of section 22, Grant Township, and has
since made this place his home.
Mr. Braatz was born in Germany, May 17, 1842. When quite young he came to America with his parents who settled
in Washington County, Wisconsin, where he obtained his education. He was one of a family of six sons, His father's
death occurred in Washington County in 1882. When the war came on the subject of our sketch tendered his services
to help save the Union. He enlisted in 1861, in the Second Wisconsin Battery, arid was assigned to Fortress Monroe.
He was an eye witness to the fight between the Monitor and the Merrimac, and battles of Norfolk and Portsmouth,
and Point Lookout, Maryland, which he describes as being the most interesting sights of his life. He was honorably
discharged in 1865. In 1873 he was united in marriage to Emilie Scholz, in Clark County, Wisconsin. Six children
have been born to tham. His wife's death occurred in Clark County in 1891. Mr. Braatz affiliates with the Republican
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
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