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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Charles Reineke, deceased, a well-known farmer of Beaver Falls township. was born in Germany, Sept. 22, 1832. He came to Renville county about 1882 and bought 160 acres of land in section 26, Beaver Falls township, where he remained until his death on Jan. 15, 1904. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. at Morton. After his death Mrs. Reineke conducted the farm, doing diversified farming, and with the help of her children has been very successful. Mr. Reineke was married Nov. 25, 1882, to Lizzie Bratsch, who was born July 29, 1864. Ten children were born to this couple: Otto, born Oct. 11, 1883, who is now a farmer near Franklin, Minnesota; Frank, born Jan. 21, 1885, a farmer in Redwood county; Amanda, wife of Walter Deitzman, a farmer in North Dakota; Lillian, born July 18, 1890, and Antonia, born Sept. 17, 1891, who are at home; Julia, born June 19, 1895, who is attending the Mankato Commercial College; and Fred, born Oct. 25, 1897; Bessie, born March 21, 1899; George, born Oct. 5, 1900; and Theresa, born Sept. 23, 1902, who are all at home, assisting their mother on the farm.
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