Chris Raabe – On This Date in 1862

John and Chris Raabe

John and Chris Raabe****

On this date the 15th of February in 1862 our paternal great grandfather Chris Raabe was born in Germany. (I’m still researching his parents but his mother’s name was Mary-see note).

Information from Ancestry:

Born in Per, Germany on Feb 1869. Chris married Ida Mae Carlile and had 4 children. He passed away in Wagoner, Oklahoma, USA.*

Parents: Unavailable

Children of Chris and Ida Raabe:
Celia Raabe (1904-Unknown)
Rosa Pearl Raabe (1900-1990)
Stella Raabe (1901-Unknown)
John Raabe (1908-Unknown)

This maybe his grave information: Find a grave information: **

Christ Raabe
Birth: Feb. 15, 1862 —-years conflicts with sensus and ancestry records.
Death: May 19, 1948
Elmwood Cemetery
Wagoner County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Section C, Row 5

Information from the US. 1900 census:

Name: Chris Raabe
Age: 31
Birth Date: abt 1869
Birthplace: Germany
Home in 1900: Township 17, Creek Nation, Indian Territory
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1884
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse’s Name: Ida M Raabe
Occupation: Farmer
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Chris Raabe 31
Ida M Raabe 17
Rosa P Raabe 1/12


possible marriage record:*****

Case Information
Case Identifier Lincoln OK — MLI-2004-00066
Type of Case Marriage License
Date Filed 07/03/1899

Offense or Cause

Parties Involved
Person 2 ROWE, IDA Monitor this person


Note: Thanks to Yvonne for information.

*Source: Ancestry

**Source: Find A Grave

***Source: HeritageQuest

****Source: Family photos

*****Source: On Demand Court Records

  2 comments for “Chris Raabe – On This Date in 1862

  1. Yvonne
    February 19, 2018 at 7:54 am

    While doing ancestry research I happened upon your page, that is full of my families story! 🙂 I can help fill in the gaps on Christopher Raabe. He was my paternal GG-Grandfather. My dads great grandfather. And the pic of the house, that was my Grandma Marys home. Celia Raabe my G-Grandmother also lived there.
    Also Chris’ mother was Mary (after whom my grandma was named) Still researching his Dad. I’d love to exchange notes

    • February 19, 2018 at 11:08 am

      Wow, thank you so much for reaching out. I’d love to learn more about his (our) family. I pretty much have shared all I know here on this website. Do you know Mary’s maiden name and do you have any photos that I could share here on Granny’s Front Porch. Again, I’m thrilled we made contact.

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