Thank you for the information. I was never sure how the Remiers fit in as I do not have much information on the Podratz family. My dad remembers Lawrence, but did not know how he was related. Elsie Podratz was the second wife of my great grandfather. Here is the info. I have on her family.
Eliese "Elsie" Martha Podratz, b. Pommern, Germany 24 Feb 1882. d. Stevens County, Minnesota 29 July 1942.
Married Thomas Willdee Fickes 18 Nov 1907 Grant Co. MN.
Thomas was born 11 Jan 1870 Illinois. He died 6 May 1947 while visitng family in Lerna, Coles Co. Illinois. Thomas and Elsie are buried at Lakesdie Cemetery, Herman, Grant County, MN alng with Thomas's first wife, Ida Wolfe. Thomas was known as "Dee" and he and Elsie lived on a farm just outside of the village of Herman. One child to this union: Walter George, b. 27 July 1908.
Thanks for contacting me, and sorry for the late response! please let me know if you need more info. I do have an obit. for Elsie and a few other things too I think.
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