"BATKE -- In Stockton, December 26, 1974. Fred Batke, uncle of Ann Becker and Ann Metzler both of Fresno. A native of Russia, aged 86 years.
Friends are invited to attend funeral services Friday, January 3, 1974 (sic) at 1:30 P. M. in the chapel of the MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 446 N. American."
Fred is the brother of Henry Batke (1877-1949). We know that Fred's niece Ann Metzler, mentioned in the death notice above, is the daughter of Karl and Frederika Batke, but who is Ann Becker? It occurred to me Ann Becker might be the granddaughter of Anna Batke (mother of Fred, Henry and Karl), who traveled with her and John Batke from Russia on the Pallanza.
Per the Pallanza passenger list, granddaughter Anna Batke was eleven when she came to Canada in 1912. In 1974, she would be approximately 73 years old. The death notice says she is living in Fresno, California. I have been unable to find an "Ann Becker" of the appropriate age living or dying in California.
Does anyone out there know who this Ann Becker is?
The death notice was located in the Obituary Index File of the San Joaquin County Public Library, Stockton, California. It is dated December 31, 1974, but no Newspaper title is given. The Obituary Index File had been microfilmed and is part of the Family History Library's collection, MF#1786746.