Individual Record 1415

Name}   Bertram, Gusena Maria (Sena)* Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam ? Mar 1895 Place} Guthrie, Ford, Illinois
Marr.: Date} Fam 18 Jan 1914 Place} Eden Reformed Church, Herman, Grant, Minnesota     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam ? May 1939 Place} Petaluma, Sonoma, California
Burial: Date} Cir   ? May 1939 Place} Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma, Sonoma, Calif.
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 597 = Family history
Source 2} 699 = Letter
Source 3} 887 = 1900 USA cen
Source 4} 890 = 1910 USA cen
Source 5} 888 = 1920 USA cen
Source 6} 889 = 1930 USA cen
Source 7} 913 = Obituary
Source 8} 1418=Family Notes
Source 9} 1419=Family Notes
Source 10}1420=Cemetery rec
Source 11}1422=Family history
Source 12}1423=Photographs
Source 13}  
Parents: } Henry Clarence Bertram & Greetke Maria (Mary) Ommen
   Relationship No.} 629
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:   Prime} Rath, George John
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  *Given names conflict:  Sena's tombstone reads Sena J. Rath.  However, based on input from Sena's daughter Shirley (Source 699), Sena's actual birth and middle names were Gusena Maria — and Sena was a nickname.
Sena was born and raised in Illinois.
Sena circa 1910
In 1910 she resided with her parents and eight living siblings in Osceola County, Iowa.  The photo at the left shows Sena about this time.

Sena in Jan 1914 In January 1914 she married George (see the photo at the right) while briefly residing in Minnesota (circa 1913 to 1917).  The photo below shows George and Sena with infant son Gary during these years.

By 1920 George and Sena had moved to the family farm in Peach Orchard Township, Ford County, Illinois, where their three daughters were born.  In 1925 daughter Roselyn died in the flu epidemic.  The family lived and farmed in Illinois until 1929.

In 1929 George and Sena, discouraged with the severe weather in Illinois and encouraged by Sena’s sisters Tillie (Matilda) and Hannah, moved with their children to Petaluma, California.

She remained there until her death 10 years later in 1939.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Sena Bertram circa 1915
Confirm. Date}   Photo} George, Sena, and Gary
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
 Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 16 Feb  2013
Date Created}  31 Mar 2006
Copyright © 2006, 2012, 2013 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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