Mathias Radej, was the oldest son of Peter Radej and Anna Herlik. He was born on 17 Mar 1873 in Newton, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Matthias later Americanized his name and was known as Matthew Radey. He married Elizabeth Steuber in 1900, daughter of Frank and Mary Stiber. Elizabeth was born on 22 Feb 1877 in Kellnersville, Manitowoc County.
Mathias was a well known resident of Manitowoc county, having made his home on a farm six miles south of the city [Manitowoc] up to the fall of 1922 when the couple bought bought a lot 16 and E 20 ft lot 17 of Wiemann’s Subdivision in Sheboygan for $1 in Sept. 1922.
Matt and Lizzy had three children:
- Lillian M. Radey, b. 25 May 1901
- Adolph E. Radey, b. 24 Oct. 1902
- Alvina E. Radey, b. 18 Sep 1904
Matt died July 31, 1923 at the age of 50 in Sheboygan, shortly after they left Manitowoc. He had been ill but a short time and death was due to an attack of pneumonia. Funeral services were held at St. Boniface church.
Elizabeth died 27 July 1953 at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc.
They are buried at the Calvary Cemetery in Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.