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John Tratebas

John Tratebas
b. 14 December 1892, Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, to John and Sarah (Taylor) Tratebas
d. 4 April 1960, Quincy, Massachusetts

m/1. 17 November 1914, Porter County, Indiana
Opal Adelia Barber
b. 30 January 1897, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, to Alpheus James and Elizabeth (Gater/Geater) Barber
d. 31 October 1987, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana

m/2. 4 October 1928, Boston, Massachusetts
Verna Maranda Atkins
b. 3 September 1903, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
d. 29 September 1971, Quincy, Massachusetts

Children with Opal Adelia Barber:

  • Edmund Wyatt (b. 1915) married Gladys Myrtle Spurr
  • John, III (1919-1998) married Evelyn Louise Cole
  • Russell Lewis (b. 1921) married Edith May Downs

Children with Verna Maranda Atkins

  • son (b. Massachusetts)

John’s family came to Porter County, Indiana, in the 1830’s. There were two mills in Porter County, which were the occupations of John Tratebas, I and John Tratebas II.

Submitted by:
Gladys M. Tratebas
Helmsburg IN
E-mail: tratebas@aol.com

William Vincent Tratebas

William Vincent Tratebas
b. 10 May 1839, Westchester Township, Porter Counter, Indiana, to Edmund and Hannah (Thomas) Tratebas
d. 6 March 1909, Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois

m. 13 December 1868, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
Harriet Arvilla Sanders
b. 23 March 1851, Berrien Springs, Berrien County, Michigan
d. 14 January 1927, Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Georgia

Children with Harriet Arvilla Sanders:

  • Joseph Norman (1869-1942) married Estella Ann Crawford
  • Lovinna Irene (1872-1958)
  • Edmund A. (1876-1951)
  • Emma Jean (1880-1958) married Arthur A. Muller

William’s father, Edmund, was born in France, but was in the United States by 1834, when he married Hannah Thomas in Ohio. They moved to Porter County, Indiana, and Edmund is buried as a pioneer in the Chesterton Cemetery in Porter County.

A further documentation of this family can be found at the Allen County Public Library as well as in various other libraries around the state. The history of two mills in Porter County, which were the occupations of John Tratebas, I and John Tratebas, II, are included in this family history.

Submitted by:
Gladys M. Tratebas
Helmsburg IN
E-mail: tratebas@aol.com