When Rebecca Lee Mattke was born on 21 December 1950, in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, her father, William John Mattke, was 27 and her mother, June Elaine Carlson, was 26. She married Michael Richard Fournelle on 7 November 1986, in Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. She died on 15 April 1993, in her hometown, at the age of 42.
Some characteristic forenames: German Ernst, Guenter, Juergen.
Germanized form of Sorbian Matk, Matka, and Matko: from a pet form of the personal names Matej and Matijaš, from Biblical Matthaeus and Matthias (see Matthew ).