January 17, 1907
Charles Bratzler died at his home, two and one-half miles east of Algonquin, Thursday morning, January 10, of pneumonia, aged 78 years.
Deceased was born in Underwishiem, Bruchsahl, Baden, Germany, on December 5, 1828, and came to Algonquin in 1850, living in Algonquin township over fifty years. He was married in 1851 to Christina Deuchler, at Buffalo, New York. Eight children were born to this union, two dying in infancy, and four sons and one daughter having passed away after reaching manhood and womanhood. Mr. Bratzler is survived by his wife, one son Frank, who resides in Elgin, and five grandchildren. He was highly respected by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.
The Funeral services were held Sunday at 12 o'clock at the house, thence to the Congregational Church at 1 o'clock, Rev. Armstrong, pastor of the Congregational church of Algonquin and Rev. Stage, of the Barrington German church, officiating. Interment in Algonquin cemetery.