Adam Shrake was born 07 Apr 1808 in Ohio, USA. He died 08 Dec 1886 in Brule County, SD, and is buried in Riverview Cemetery, Chamberlain, Brule, SD. (Find A Grave Memorial# 33479779). He married Catharine Bechtolt. She was born 18 Apr 1818 in Pennsylvania, USA and died 07 Aug 1894. She is buried with her husband in Riverview Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 33479192)
They are enumerated in the 1850 & 1860 US Censuses in Monroe, Green, WI. In 1870 & 1880 US Censuses, they appear in Adams, Green, WI.
Some time after the 1880 US Census, and before their deaths, they moved to Brule County, SD.
Adam & Catharine had 10 children.
1) Mariah Shrake, born abt. 1842 in Ohio
2.) Solomon Shrake, born abt. 1843 in Ohio
3.) Laura Shrake, born abt. 1845 in Ohio
4.) Lydia Alice Shrake, 1846-1914, married William E. Bailey
5.) LaFayette Shrake, 1848 - 1921, married Eva A. Brill
6.) Daniel Shrake, born abt. 1850 in Wisconsin
7.) George Shrake, born abt. 1853 in Wisconsin
8.) Peter Mathias Shrake, 1855 - 1930, married Anna Blanche Church
9. Margaret E. "Maggie" Shrake, born abt. 1858 in Wisconsin. She married on 22 Jan 1884 in Monroe, Green, WI to Harvey W. Grinnell.
10. Christina D. Shrake, born abt. 1858 in Wisconsin