- Born: 17 May 1890, Illinois
- Marriage: Joseph Gratzle on 15 Sep 1923 in Cook Co., Illinois
- Died: 24 Dec 1938, Hartford Village, Hartford Township, Van Buren Co., Michigan at age 48
- Buried: 27 Dec 1938, Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford Township, Van Buren Co., Michigan
Laura Finkin Gratzle's maiden name is listed in the August 2011 obituary of her son, Leo Charles Gratzle.
The 1900 Federal Census for Texas Town, Marathon Co., Wisconsin, District 97, page 54B, dated May 3, 1900 records Lorena Finken (May 1890 - Illinois/Germany/Germany) living with her parents John (Dec 1851 - Germany/Germany/Germany) and Susan (July 1859 - Germany/Germany/Germany) Finken and siblings Joseph Finken (Oct 1884 - Illinois/Germany/Germany), Anton (June 1895 - Illinois/Germany/Germany), and Gertrude (Jan 1899 - Illinois/Germany/Germany). John is a farmer and immigrated in 1881. Susie immigrated in 1880 and has had 5 children of whom 4 are still living. John and Susan have been married for 16 years.
The 1910 Federal Census for Texas Town, Marathon Co., Wisconsin, District 99, page 54B, dated May 3, 1910 records Laura Finken (19 - Illinois/Germany/Germany) living with her widowed mother Susie Finken (50 - Germany/Germany/Germany) and siblings Joe Finken (24 - Illinois/Germany/Germany), Anton (14 - Illinois/Germany/Germany), and Gertrude (11 - Illinois/Germany/Germany). Susie is managing a farm and Joe is her helper. Susie immigrated in 1885 and has had 4 children all of whom are still living.
The 1920 Federal Census for Chicago Ward 29, Cook Co., Illinois, District 1771, page 54B, dated January 7, 1920 records Laura Finken (28 - Illinois/Germany/Germany) living with her widowed mother Susan Finken (58 - Germany/Germany/Germany) and sister Gertrude (20 - Illinois/Germany/Germany) at 5247 Bishop Street. Susie immigrated in 1879, naturalized in 1886, and has no employment. Laura is a employed as a dressmaker and Gertrude as a Stenographer at an auto supply.
Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995 <http://www.ancestry.com>
Name: Laura Gratzle [Laura Finkin]
Birth Date: 17 May 1890
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Death Date: 24 Dec 1938
Death Place: Hartford Twp., Van Buren, Michigan
Burial Date: 27 Dec 1938
Burial Place: Hartford
Death Age: 48
Marital Status: Married
Father Name: John Finkin
Father Birth Place: Germany
Mother Name: Susan
Spouse Name: Joseph Gratzle
FHL Film Number: 2110422
Laura married Joseph Gratzle on 15 Sep 1923 in Cook Co., Illinois. (Joseph Gratzle was born on 4 May 1888 in Strass, Austria, died on 6 Jan 1977 in Hartford, Van Buren Co., Michigan and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford Township, Van Buren Co., Michigan.)
Cook County, Illinois Marriage Indexes, 1912-1924 <http://www.ancestry.com>
Name: Laura Finken
Spouse Name: Joseph Gratzle
Spouse Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 15 Sep 1923