Clark and Jackson
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AUGUSTA RAETHER, widow of August Raether, was born in Prussia in 1828. She was married to Mr. Raether in 1847,
and came to America in 1850, landing in Milwaukee the same year. Her husband learned the tailor's trade in the
old country and was a hard working man all his life. After coming to the United States he followed his trade in
Milwaukee for a number of years. Mrs. Raether became familiar with that trade and rendered efficient service to
her husband. Ten children were born to them, all of whom have received a fair education in the district schools
and in the Milwaukee graded schools. Mr. and Mrs. ltaether moved to Waukesha, County, Wisconsin, in 1861, where
they engaged in farming. in 1878 they came to Clark County and bought 180 acres of land in section 2, Lewis Township,
about forty acres of which they have cleared. Mrs. Raether was an invalid for some five years and passed through
many hardships, but by industry and economy she and her husband laid the foundation of a nice little fortune. Mr.
Raether received a stroke of paralysis, was entirely helpless for a long time and finally died in 1889. She and
her son and a single daughter reside on the farm. Mrs. Raether is a most estimable lady and is esteemed by all
who know her.
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
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