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|Evaline Dorothea Tagatz
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Mar. 5, 1906 in Westfield, Marquette Co., WI
|Evaline was born on Mar. 5, 1906 in Westfield, Marquette Co., WI. This family oral history is confirmed in Wisconsin Births 1820-1907 records; in the Social Security index (on ancestry.com); in the Funeral Notice put together by Wachholz and Sons [funeral home in Princeton, WI] and on her death certificate.|
Frederick William Tagatz and Frieda Emma Schubert
|Frederick William Tagatz and Frieda Emma Schubert were Evaline's parents. This family history was confirmed in 1910 and 1920 Federal Census records as well as on her death certificate (see census and death entries below).|
Married to Fred Phillips
|Evaline was married on Jan. 6, 1929 to Fred Phillips in Westfield, Marquette Co., WI. This date is given in her father Fred Tagatz's
Bible and on a wedding announcement. Her marriage took place
in the home of Emil Messerchmidt, J.P. [SOURCE: Russell Williams]
For more details about her spouse and their family, go to Fred Phillips' web page.
|Evaline and her husband had two children. For details about her children, see the web page of her husband Fred Phillips.|
|Occupation: Teacher, Homemaker and Reporter||Evaline graduated from Westfield High School and Teachers
Training Course; attended Central State Teachers College at
Stevens Point and taught in Marquette County schools for seven
years (including three years in Budsin before consolidation
closed the small county schools). A scrapbook in my possession
has clippings on her time in teaching training. She also gave
piano lessons (her business card is also in my possession) and
played piano in her church.
She was chosen 'Mrs. Homemaker of Year' in 1970 at the Marquette Co. Extension Homemakers Christmas Fair at Westfield High School, according to a Dec. 8, 1970 Portage Daily Register article. In 1970, she had been a member of the Germania Homemaker Club for 30 years. She was the first president of the club when it formed in 1940, was president for 28 years and vice president in 1970.
She reported Germania news to the Marquette County Tribune from 1934 to 1987. [SOURCE: Her obituary plus her articles can be found in the newspaper archives.]
Westfield and Germania, Marquette Co., WI
|Birth information shows she was born in Westfield. She lived in Germania on a farm adjacent (east) to the current Germania Marsh Wildlife Preserve in Section 36 of Crystal Lake Township.|
1910 Federal Census
Westfield, Marquette Co., WI
|The 1910 Federal Census in Westfield, Marquette Co., WI, shows the
The census form said "Spring Street" on a side margin next to this household entry.
1920 Federal Census
Montello, Marquette Co., WI
|The 1920 Federal Census in Montello, Marquette Co., WI, shows the following:
This page of the census was taken at the "Institution: Marquette County Jail," and the Tagatz family is the only listing there. Since he was the county sheriff, it's possible that the whole family lived there. The census also said that he was renting versus owned place of lodging.
1930 Federal Census
Shields, Marquette Co., WI
|The 1930 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows the
|Died: Oct. 30, 1990||A Green Lake County Register of Deeds Death Notice (dated
November 1, 1990; State Death No. 28-195) says she died Oct. 30,
1990 at 9:40 a.m. in Berlin Memorial Hospital. Cause of death was nonketotic hyperosmolar syndrome, probable sepsis with diabetes mellitus type II being a contributing factor. It said she was born Mar. 5, 1906, and her parents were given as Fred Tagatz and Freida Schubert.
She had been staying in a nursing home in Princeton, Green Lake Co., WI, but her home was still in Germania, Marquette Co., WI, when she died. She is buried in the Westfield East Side Cemetery (Westfield, Marquette Co., WI).
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