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"The August Patke of Villa Ridge Mo.

Updated July 5, 2008

My Grandfather August Patke was born and raised in Villa Ridge.His first wife was a Feldman, Joe Patke was his first born son .Then she died and August married Philaminia Brinkman, together they had Al, Casper, Clarence, Bernice, France, Irene,and Lucille. They grew up on a Farm on Highway V in Villa Ridge Mo. They started a Dairy Business that just closed down in June of 2008. It was just after Al past away it was in the family for 53 years. His second wife past away when the children were very young with the help of the neighbors they were able to all stay together. Bernice was the oldest girl and she was able to help alot with the meals and landuary. After the children were all out on their own He found a Third wife her name was Louise Hellmann they were married about 25 years together. If any one has any information about this family please don't heasited about emailing me ok. I do know my Great Grandmother was Anna Schroeder and her first husband was Frank Patke their children were August and Elizabeth after Frank died she married Captian Henry Gildehaus and they had Louis Gildehaus. Captian Henry dad was Dietrich Gildehaus and his wife Clara who donated some 40 acres of land for the church at St. John's Gildehaus in Villa Ridge Mo upon the death of his wife Clara.

Brenda Irene Ley nee (Patke)
5251 North Goodes
Washington, Missouri 63090
United States

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