Charles Tagatz (1923 -
Dorothy Mary Beck (1926 -
Robert Charles2 Tagatz, (Christopher1) was born 22 October 1923 at Montello, Marquette County, Wisconsin, the son of Christopher and Clara Lierelle (Sobralski) Tagatz. His birth is recorded in Marquette County birth records, v ___, no ___. He was baptized 7 November 1923 at St. John's Roman Catholic church at Montello. His sponsors were Andrew Wienke and Ida Sobralski. See the baptism records of the church.
He married Dorothy Mary Beck 23 August 1952 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic church at 117 East Van Buren Street, Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Reverend Peter Hildebrand presided. Witnesses were Frederich Nicholas Beck and Dorothy J. Tagatz. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of the church. See also Ozaukee County marriage records, v 17, no. 295.
She was born 3 August 1926 at Port Washington, the daughter of Charles William and Gertrude Mary (Klein) Beck. Her birth is recorded in Ozaukee County birth records, v 18, no 663. She was baptized 8 May 1926 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic church at 117 East Van Buren Street, Port Washington. Her sponsors were Mayme Klein and Joseph Klein. See the baptism records of the church.
Robert Tagatz attended grade school and high school at Montello and graduated in 1941. He graduated from Milwaukee Engineering school in 1952.
Dorothy attended St. Mary's parochial school for 10 years until 1942. She graduated from Port Washington high school in 1944, and then attended business college for one year.
Robert served in World War II from 1 June 1941 until 29 September 1945. He also served in Korea during the Korean War from 12 November 1948 until 11 August 1953.
Robert was a District Sales Manager of the Harnischfeger Corporation, Diesel Division from 1947 to 1964. Since 1965, Robert was a regional sales manager of the Carlisle Corporation of Ridgway, Elk County, Pennsylvania until his retirement in January 1990.
The Tagatzes reside in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
The Tagatzes had four children: