Wilhelm Runte (1815-1878) and Amalia Raeker (1825-1872)  

Last Updated 9/1/00

Wilhelm RUNTE
b. 25 Aug 1815 in Prussia, Germany
m. about 1843 in Germany
d. 13 Sep 1878 in Davis, Stephenson Co., IL; bur. at St. Paul's Church, Davis

b. 21 Mar 1825 in Prussia
d. 13 Feb 1872 in Davis; bur. at St. Paul's Church

Wilhelm and Amalia immigrated to America about 1853. They settled in rural Rock Run Township, Stephenson Co., IL, in a German-immigrant area known locally as Epplyanna (just west of Davis). Four of their children were born in Germany, the last six in Davis.

Children of Wilhelm and Amalia Runte:

  1. Amalia Runte, b. about 1844.
  2. Wilhelm Runte, b. about 1846.
  3. Heinreich Runte, b. 1848.
  4. Friederich ‘Frank’ Runte, b. 1852.
  5. Sophia Louise Runte, b. 13 Aug 1854.
  6. Christoph Wilhelm Runte, b. 1 Mar 1856.
  7. Carmann Runte, b. 17 Oct 1858.
  8. Wilhelmine Maria ‘Mary’ Louise Runte, b. 17 Jan 1861.
  9. Wilhelmine Carolina Martha Runte, b. 25 Oct 1864.
  10. Heinrich David Runte, b. 21 Jul 1867.

Pictures and Stuff

Article on St. Paul's church, Epleyanna and the German community there

From St. Paul's Church cemetery:
    Gravestone of Wilhelm Runte
    Gravestone of Amalia Runte

Five-Generation Pedigree Chart

Offspring This Family Parents Grandparents Great-grandparents
Louise Runte Wilhelm Runte
Amalia Raeker


To be added - check back in a bit.

Genealogy of Stephen R. Moore - Family Page of Wilhelm Runte and Amalia Raeker
© 2000 Stephen R. Moore, 8504 Enochs Dr., Lorton, VA 22079