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LaFayette Shrake  born Apr 1848 in Green County, WI, died: 17 Sep 1921 in Chamberlain, Brule, SD, buried Riverview Cemetery, Chamberlain, Brule, SD (Find A Grave Memorial# 46551519)

In 1899, he married Eva A. Brill, daughter of Maxim A. Brill and Carrie Baker.  Eva was born 01 Jun 1870 in Rock Falls, Dunn, WI, and died 05 Nov 1948 in Chamberlain, Brule, SD.  She is buried with her husband in Riverview Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 33478389).  Eva's brother is Bryan Maxim Brill

LaFayette and Eva had 2 children:

1) Morris E. Shrake, b: Sep 1885 in Brule County, SD

2) Roy Shrake, b: Nov 1886 in Brule County, SD

LaFayette served as a private in the Illinois 23rd Infantry, Company G, during the Civil War.  He was wounded after serving  4 months, 20 days, and was discharged on 03 Aug 1865.  He then became a farmer.

He is enumerated in 1870 with his parents in Adams township, Green Co., WI.

By 1900, he was farming in Brule Township, Brule, SD, where he remained until his death.