Posted by: Laura Aanenson | September 2, 2014

1889 Obituaries: September 2

Chicago Daily News

Chicago Daily News September 2, 1894

The following notices of death appeared in the Monday, September 2, 1889 issue of the Chicago Daily News:

“BROUGHAM-On Sept. 1, CHARLES D., youngest son of Dennis and Mary Brougham, aged 3 months. Funeral on Monday, Sept. 2, from parents’ residence, 1380 W. Harrison-st., at 10:30 a.m., by carriages to Calvary cemetery.”

“BUTTON-At her residence, 274 W. Harrison-st., SARAH A., widow of the late Edward L. Button. Funeral notice in morning papers. Lockport (N.Y.) and Milwaukee (Wis.) papers please copy.”

“EGAN-Saturday, Aug. 31, 1889, JAMES EGAN. Funeral Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1889, at 10 o’clock a.m., from late residence, 451 Dearborn-av., to Church of the Holy Name, thence by carriages to Calvary cemetery. Friends are kindly requested not to send flowers.”

“GANNON-ALBERT GANNON, aged 18 years and 10 months, at 32?2 State-st. Funeral Tuesday at 2 o’clock to Oakwoods cemetery.”

“HAMILTON-At his residence, 218 Pine-av., Austin,Ill., Aug. 31, EDWARD J. HAMILTON. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“HARTSHORN-At 3252 Illinois-av., Aug. 31, 1889, CHRISTOPHER, beloved husband of Katie Hartshorn (nee Bell)., aged 35 years and 6 months. Notice of funeral hereafter.”

“HAMILTON-At his residence, Austin, Ill., Aug. 31, 1889, EDWIN J. HAMILTON, aged 51 years. Funeral Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m.; requiem high mass at Church of the Holy Name, corner Superior and State-sts.”

“HICKEY-Sept. 1, 1889, HANNAH ESTELLA GRACE HICKEY, aged 23 years, daughter of Thomas and Ellen Hickey. Funeral Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 9:30 a.m., from late residence, 417 Wabansia-av., to Annunciation church, thence by carriages to Calvary cemetery.”

“HOSLER-MARY A., oldest daughter of Albert and Annie Hosler, aged 4 years and 8 months. Funeral from parents’ residence, 3139 Hanover-st., Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 1 p.m., to Oakwoods cemetery.”

“JAEKISCH-Sept. 1, 1889, MARY M. JAEKISCH (nee Titus), aged 30 years. Funeral from 68 Walnut-st., Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. Friends invited.”

“KEYES-Sept. 1, JOHN THOMAS, youngest son of Daniel and Winifred Keyes, nee Collins, late of 243 N. Morgan-st., aged 7 months and 8 days. Funeral Monday at 10 o’clock, by carriages to Calvary cemetery.”

“LONG-At her residence, 48 Augusta-st., NORA, wife of the late John Long and sister to Mary and Lizzie Quinn and Mrs. Cahill. Funeral Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., to St. Columbkill’s church, thence to Calvary by cars.”

“MUELLER-Sept. 1, FREDERICK A. MUELLER, aged 67 years. Funeral Tuesday, at 2 p.m., from his late residence, 46 High-st., to Wunder’s.”

“MATTIS-At 577 Taylor-st., Aug 31, at 5:15 o’clock a.m., Mrs. ELIZABETH MATTIS, aged 66 years. Funeral Monday, Sept. 2, at 2 o’clock, from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Ogden, 258 Henry-st., to Rose Hill.”

“MILLER-At 48 S. Ann-st., Aug. 31, CHARLES J. MILLER, aged 32 years and 6 months. Funeral Monday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m., by carriages to Rose Hill cemetery.”

“M’CLORY-Sept. 2, 1889, JOSEPH C., son of Ursula and John McClory. Funeral Tuesday, from parents’ residence, 520 Taylor-st., at 10 o’clock, by carriages to Calvary.”

“MULCAHY-Sept. 1, 1889, KATE, beloved daughter of Patrick and Kate Mulcahy (nee Flanagan), aged 20 years and 22 days. Native of County Limerick, Ireland. Funeral Tuesday, at 10 a.m., from parents’ residence, 732 Throop-st., to Sacred Heart church, thence by cars to Calvary by Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway.”

“M’NULTY-Sept. 1, 1889, at 738 Baker-st., PATRICK, beloved husband of Mary McNulty, a native of Donegal, Ireland, aged 30 years. Funeral Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m., to St. Gabriel’s church, thence by cars to Mount Olivet.”

“NEYLON-At 4[illegible]17 Wallace-st., Aug. 31, 1889, CHEREFA, beloved child of John and Mary Neylon, aged 4 years and 8 months. Funeral from parents’ residence Monday, Sept. 2, at 10:30 a.m., to union depot, thence by cars to Calvary.”

“OVERMAN-Sept. 1, 1889, FLORENCE BERNICE, only child of Wm. H. and Minnie Overman, aged 3 months and 18 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 6340 Madison-av., Woodlawn Park, at 4 p.m., Monday. Burial at Oakwoods.”

“PETERSON-On Sept. 1, 1889, A;BERT HUGO, beloved son of J. and B Peterson (nee Dank). Funeral Monday, 2d, from 20 Raleigh-ct., at 1 p.m., to Waldheim cemetery.”

“PIERCE-At 483 Warren-av., Sunday, Sept. 1, THOMAS W. PIERCE, a member of Excelsior lodge No. 3 K. of P., aged 28 years. Remains taken to Greenwich, N. Y., for interment.”

“PULVER-Aug. 31, HENRY PULVER. Funeral Tuesday, Sept. 3, from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Broomenthal, 564 Nobel-st., by carriages to Waldheim, 12m sharp. Friends of the family are invited. New York city, Brooklyn, and Davenport (Iowa) papers please copy.”

“RICH-At 2354 Cottage Grove-av., ROBERT DEWITT, only child of Jefferson and Addie Rich, nee Alit, aged 8 months.”

“ROLFE-Sept. 2, 1889, GEORGE A. ROLFE, aged 33 years, at his residence 569 Warren-av. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“WALLACE-Mrs. ANNA WALLACE, Aug. 31, 1889, aged 29 years. Funeral Tuesday, Sept. 3, from her late residence, 131 Locust-st., Elgin, Ill.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared in the September 2, 1889 issue of the Chicago Daily News with the exception of quotation marks at the beginning and end of each obituary. Abbreviations, capitalizations and references to people, places and things are indicative of the era in which this information was published. When possible, the deceased are also memorialized on Find A Grave.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | August 30, 2014

1894 Obituaries: August 30

Chicago Daily News August 30, 1894 pg 7

Chicago Daily News
August 30, 1894 pg 7

The following notices of death appeared on page 2 of the August 30, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“Janshoff’s Wound Fatal – Louis Janshoff, who was found early yesterday morning in a yard at the rear of 3116 Butler street with his throat cut, died from the effects of the wound this morning at the county hospital. The dead man was 45 years of age and married. During a fit of despondency through his inability to obtain employment, he cut his throat with a razor.”

“CHARLESTON-Aug. 29, BENJAMIN H., only son of John F. and Kate Charleston, aged 4 years 7 months and 6 days. Funeral services at residence 523 S. Halsted-st., Aug. 31 at 1 o’clock p.m., thence to Rose Hill.”

“LAWLER-Wednesday, Aug. 29, MARY, wife of Michael Lawler. Funeral Friday, at 10 o’clock a.m., from late residence, at Leyden.”

“MARKEY-Aug. 30, MICHAEL, beloved son of the late Philip and Jane Markey. Funeral Saturday, 10 a.m., from late residence, 299 Hudson-av., to Church of the Immaculate Conception, thence by carriages to Calvary cemetery.”

The following notices of death appeared on page 7 of the August 30, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“BURKE-At 373 Winthrop-av., Argyle Park, LUKE, beloved husband of Alice Burke (nee Gallagher), father of Richard J., Sarah, Mary Burke. Funeral Friday, at 10 :30, from above address, to Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, thence to Calvary.”

“BINDER-Aug. 28, 1894, at 5442 Shields-av., LOUIE E., beloved husband of Matilda Binder, aged 43 years. Funeral Friday at 10 a.m. Burial at Oakwoods.”

“CRANE-Suddenly, at 8 a.m., Aug. 29, JOHN JAMES CRANE. Funeral from family residence, 289 Rumsey-st., Friday, at 10 a.m., by carriages to Calvary.”

“CLARK-At the residence of her parents, 302 Morgan-st., MARGARET, beloved daughter of John and Margaret Clark. Funeral Saturday at 9:30 by carriages to Calvary cemetery.”

“GREENEBAUM-Aug. 29, 1894, SOLOMON GREENEBAUM, aged 72 years. Funeral Friday, Aug. 31, 9 a.m., from his son’s residence, 1028 54th-ct.”

“HOULIHAN-Aug. 30, THOMAS FRANCIS, beloved child of Timothy and Hannah Houlihan, aged 1 year 2 months and 27 days. Burial from 54 W. 13th-st., to Calvary via C., M. & St. P. Ry.”

“JENSEN-Aug. 29, 1894, SOPHIA JENSEN (nee Sommer), wife of Hans Jensen, aged 35 years. Funeral Friday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m., from late residence, 207 Vine-st., by carriages to Graceland.”

“JOHNSON-RUTH MARIE, beloved daughter of Fred and May Johnson (nee Gorman), aged 2 years 6 months and 5 days. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. from 1316 Cornelia-st.”

“KERRIGAN-PATRICK JOSEPH, beloved son of Thomas and Annie Kerrigan (nee Gannon), Aug. 29, 1894, aged 1 year 6 months and 3 days. Funeral Friday, Aug. 31, from parents’ residence, 2923 Union-av., at 10 a.m., by carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“LADY-FLORENCE ERMINIE, daughter of Worthy and Lillie Lady, aged 5 months and 18 days. Funeral Friday, Aug. 31, 3 o’clock, to Oakwoods cemetery.”

“M’DONOUGH-Aug. 28, KATE, beloved sister of Mrs. Mary Ward and Michael, James and the late John McDonough. Funeral from her late residence, 490 26th-st., Friday, Aug. 31, at 9 a.m., to All-Saints’ church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“MANGAN-THOMAS, youngest son of James and the late Sarah Mangan (nee Kirby), aged 8 months. funeral from 225 Aberdeen-st., Friday, Aug. 31, at 9:30, by carriages to Calvary.”

“NASH-Aug. 28, 1894, MAURICE, beloved husband of Ellen Nash (nee Sullivan), at his residence, 175 Milton-av. Funeral Friday, Aug. 31, at 10 o’clock, from late residence to Church of Holy Name, to Calvary.”

“PEASE-Aug. 30, 9:30 a.m., at 1623 Belmont-av., GEORGE A., son of James Pease, of diphtheria. Notice of funeral hereafter.”

“QUAID-BRIDGET QUAID (nee Bohan), at her residence, 113 Seward-st., Aug. 29, beloved wife of William Quaid and mother of Nellie, Daniel, William and Nora Quaid, sister of Mrs. Patrick Lynch, Andy and the late John Bohan.”

“RUSH-Aug. 29, PATRICK, beloved son of the late Patrick and Rebecca Rush, aged 10 yrs., 9 mths. Funeral Friday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., from residence of his sister, Mrs. J. Lynch, 169 W. 16th-st., thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“THOMPSON-Wednesday, Aug. 29, ANNIE CORINNE, only daughter of Charles and Mary Thompson, aged 5 months and 15 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 54 Miller-st., Friday, Aug. 31 by carriages to Calvary at 9:30 a.m.”

When possible, the deceased are memorialized on Find A Grave.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | August 29, 2014

1889 Obituaries: August 30

Chicago Daily News August 30, 1889

Chicago Daily News
August 30, 1889

The following is a partial list of death notices from the August 30, 1889 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“APPELT-At 231 Blackhawk-st., Aug. 28, JOHN APPELT, aged 42 years. Burial at Rose Hill cemetery.”

“BELL-At the residence of his parents, 3820 Wallace-st., Aug. 29, 1889, JOHN, beloved son of Thomas and Susie Bell, aged 8 years 6 months and 14 days. Funeral from the above residence Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., to Church of the Nativity, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet cemetery.”

“BROWN-Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10:45 p.m., at his residence, 72 35th-st., JOHN, beloved husband of Margaret Brown. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“BUSHMAN-At 212 Moore-st., Aug. 28, AUGUSTA BUSHMAN, aged 69 years. Burial at Waldheim cemetery.”

“BALLOU-At 3631 Vernon-av., Aug. 28, ALBERT R. BALLOU, aged 21 years. Burial at Philadelphia, Pa.”

“BROWN-At 316 Clybourn-av., Aug. 28, FRANZ BROWN, aged 30 years. Burial at St. Boniface cemetery.”

“BAIER-At 197 Hudson-av., Aug. 28, CHRIST BAIER, aged 57 years. Burial at German Catholic cemetery.”

“COLLINS-Aug. 29, 1889, MAGGIE, beloved daughter of Maurice B. Collins, aged 14 years and 5 months. Funeral Saturday, Aug. 31, at 9:30 from parents’ residence, 145 47th-st., to St. Cecelia’s church, by carriages to Milwaukee & St. Paul R. R. depot, thence by cars to Calvary.”

“CHARTRAND-At 37 Wa[?]-st., Aug. 28, LUDWICK CHARTRAND, aged 9 years. Burial at Calvary Cemetery.”

“CROAK-At 52d and School-sts., Aug. 29, 1889, beloved son of Edward and Jane Croak, nee Reach [?], aged 14 months and 15 days. Funeral Friday, Aug. 30, at 10:30 a.m., by carriages to Mount Olivet cemetery.”

“CROWE-Aug. 29, 1889, MARTIN CROWE, aged 74 years. Funeral from his late residence, 3138 Wabash-av., Saturday, Aug. 31, at 9:30 a.m., to St. James’ church, where mass will be celebrated, thence by C., M. & St. P. Ry. to Calvary cemetery.”

“DUVALL-At 63 W. 14th-st., Aug. 28, GEORGE DUVALL, aged 4 years. Burial at Rensville, Ind.”

“DOCKERY-Aug. 28, 1889, EDWARD DOCKERY, native of Parish Drumand, County Roscommon, Ireland. Funeral Friday, Aug. 30, from undertaker’s establishment, 67 Canalport-av., by cars to Calvary via C., & N.W. R. R.”

“FEHRINGER-At residence, [?51] Melrose-st., Aug. 28, 1889, FLORENCE K., beloved daughter of Aug. and Kate Fehrenger (sic). Funeral Friday, at 11 a.m., to Waldheim cemetery.”

“GEARINE-Aug. 30, 1889, PATRICK, beloved son of John and Margaret Gearine, aged 13 months. Funeral Sunday, Sept. 1, from parents’ residence, 2 Ashland-ct., near corner of Ashland-av. and W. Indiana-st., at 11 a.m., to C., & N.W.R.R., by cars to Calvary cemetery.”

“HALLORAN-At 166 Chestnut-st., Aug. 27, GEORGE HALLORAN, aged 65 years. Burial at Calvary cemetery.”

“HAUSMAN-At 539 Austin-av., Aug. 30, 1889, JOSEPH C. HAUSMAN, aged 6 years and 27 days. Funeral Sunday to Forest Home.”

“HESTER-Aug. 28, MARY HESTER, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Delia Duffy, 150 [?] W. Kinzie-st., in the 27th year of her age. Funeral Friday, at 10 o’clock, to St. Stephen’s church, thence by cars to Calvary cemetery by way of C., & N.W.R.R.”

“JOSEPH-At Alexian Brothers’ hospital, Aug. 28, BAER JOSEPH, aged 28 years. Burial at German Catholic cemetery.”

“KLEIFGES-Aug. 29, 1889, at 1 a.m., at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. H. Fries, 447 26th-st., SEBASTIAN KLEIFGES, beloved father of Peter Kleifges, Mrs. K. [?], Mrs. Fries and Sister Egberts, aged 78 years and [?] months. Funeral will take place from 447 26th-st., Saturday, August 31, at 9 a.m., to St. Anthony’s church, where high mass will be celebrated and thence by carriages to St. Boniface cemetery. Kenosha and Racine papers please copy.”

When possible, the deceased are memorialized on Find A Grave.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | August 27, 2014

Musical Treadmill

TreadmillThe songs on my iPod determine the speed at which I work out on the treadmill and the elliptical machine. I match the beat of the song playing by watching my knees keep time in the mirror. Sort of a HIIT, but Baby Boomer style. :)

Sunday I had a little extra time, so I took notes while on the treadmill to see just how fast my musical guide was moving me. I walked/ran as fast as the beat would allow. I kicked up the incline periodically so my steps would be a little more labored, thus slowing my pace to match the beat when necessary. Here’s my workout results:

  1. I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry; 3 minutes at a 9%  incline at 4.4 MPH
  2. Midnight Confessions by The Grass Roots; 2.45 minutes at a 10% incline at 4.5 MPH
  3. Some Nights by Fun; 4.36 minutes at a 15% incline at 3.8 MPH
  4. I’m Still Standing by Elton John; 3.04 minutes at a 10% incline at 5 MPH
  5. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes by Paul Simon; 5.38 minutes at a 14% incline at 4 MPH
  6. Overjoyed by Matchbox Twenty; 3.06 minutes at a 15% incline at 3.2 MPH
  7. Holly Holy by Neil Diamond; 4.41 minutes at a 15% incline at 4 MPH
  8. Ring My Bell by Anita Ward; 8.12 minutes at an 11% incline at 4.4 MPH
  9. Whip It by Devo; 2.39 minutes of panting and very slow walking – I was pooped!
  10. Black Velvet by Alannah Myles; 4.49 minutes at a 15% incline at 3.4 MPH
  11. Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show by Neil Diamond; 3.29 minutes at a 14% incline at 4.4 MPH
  12. Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks; 5.28 minutes (bored with this song – didn’t log my results) :(
  13. You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon; 4.36 minutes at a 12% incline at 4 MPH
  14. Like the Way I Do by Melissa Etheridge; 5.25 minutes at a 15% incline at 3.8 MPH
  15. Roar by Katy Perry;3.44 minutes at a 6% incline at 3 MPH

It took 66 minutes and 13 seconds to reach the four mile marker. That’s 20 minutes longer than it takes me to reach four miles on the elliptical. It’s also 20 minutes longer than I have on a weekday morning. There’s definitely some tweaking to do, but no worries – the beat goes on!

 

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | August 26, 2014

1894 Marriage and Birth: August 25

Chicago Daily News August 25, 1894 pg 6

Chicago Daily News
August 25, 1894 pg 6Deaths

Birth and marriage announcements are a rarity in the extant issues of the Chicago Daily News I transcribe. When I stumble upon them, I enjoy sharing these announcements with you. The following notices appeared on page 6 of the August 25, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“NESWOLD-Aug. 25, to Mr. and Mrs. A.L. NESWOLD, 37 Moffat-st., a 16-lb daughter; mother and child dong well.”

SAUTER-VAN DEMPSKY-Chicago, Aug. 23, Mr. EMANUEL SAUTER was married to Miss AUGUSTA VAN DEMPSKY, from Cleveland, O. Cleveland (O.) papers please copy.”

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | August 25, 2014

1894 Obituaries: August 25

Chicago Daily News August 25, 1894 pg 2

Chicago Daily News
August 25, 1894 pg 2

The following notice of death appeared on page 2 of the August 25, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“FITZGERALD-At parents’ residence, 257 W. 18th-st., Aug. 25, 1894, JOHANNA, infant daughter of John and Anna Fitzgerald (nee Breen), aged 5 months and 7 days. Funeral Monday Aug. 27, by C., M. & St. P. Ry., to Calvary cemetery.”

The following notices of death appeared on page 6 of the August 25, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“BRESNEN-Aug. 22, 1894, JENNIE, beloved daughter of Daniel and Honore Bresnen (nee Cronin) and sister of the late Joseph Bresnen, aged 20 years and 4 months. Funeral from parents’ residence, 6 Whiting-st., Sunday, Aug. 26, at 10:30 o’clock, to Church of the Holy Name, thence by cars to Calvary via C. & N.W. R.R.

Admired and loved by all who knew her.

FROM HER HEART-BROKEN MOTHER.

“CREIGHTON-At Norwood Park, Friday, Aug. 24, WILLIAM G. CREIGHTON, aged 55 years. Funeral services at late residence Sunday, 10 a.m., burial at Rose Hill.”

“CLEXTON-BERTHA CLEXTON, (nee Scheumann), beloved wife of Mathew Clexton, aged 44 years. Funeral Sunday, from her late residence, 490 N. Ashland-av., at 1:30. Massillon (O.) papers please copy.

“DIBB-Aug. 24, 1894, at her residence, 738 57th-st., MARY, beloved wife of Thomas Dibb, aged 34 years. Services at late residence Sunday, at 12 o’clock. Burial at Oakwoods.”

“CLYBOURN-Aug. 24, 1894, at Wheeling, Ill., ELLEN, widow of Chas. A. Clybourn. Services at her late residence at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26; burial at Rose Hill at 2 o’clock.”

“DALTON-Aug. 25, MARGARET DALTON (nee Spades), beloved wife of Joseph Dalton, aged 29 years. Funeral Monday at 10 a.m., from her late residence, 230 N. Market-st., to Cathedral of the Holy Name, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by C. & N.W. Ry. to Calvary.”

“GRABO-Aug. 22, MATHILDA HENRIETTA (nee Pope), beloved wife of Henry Grabo, mother of Harry Grabo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pope, sister of Lucy Lachat, Mamie Zander, Lulu Pope. Funeral Sunday, Aug. 26, at 1 p.m., from late residence, 2158 Commercial-st., Lake View, to St. Jacob’s church, corner Garfield-av., and Fremont-st., thence to Graceland.

A precious one from us has gone,

A voice we loved is stilled,

A place is vacant in our home,

Which never can be filled.”

“HECK-Beloved wife of John William Heck and daughter of Conrad and Martha Spohr, aged 20 years 11 months and 10 days. Funeral Sunday from her late residence, 2822 Portland-av., at 1 o’clock, thence by carriages to Oakwoods cemetery.”

“HAAS-Aug. 23, 194, PETER HAAS, aged 74 years. Funeral from residence of his brother, Valentine Haas, 189 Hudson-av., Sunday, Aug. 26, 1:30 p.m., to St. Michael’s church, thence to St. Boniface.”

“JONES-Aug. 23, 1894, at her residence, 3638 Lowe-av., EMMA JONES, aged 19 years 3 months and 10 days. Funeral from parents’ residence Sunday, at 1 o’clock, by carriages to Oakwoods cemetery.”

“KELLY-Aug. 24, WILLIE, beloved son of Thomas and Elizabeth Kelly, aged 6 years 1 month and 13 days. Funeral from his parents’ residence, 83 Huron-st., Aug. 26, by carriages to Calvary. Montreal and Newfoundland papers copy.

Willie has gone from us,

He would not stay at home,

He’s gone to his brother and sister,

To a happy home.

BY HIS MOTHER.”

“KLEIN-Aug. 24, 1894, CHARLES, beloved husband of Dora Klein, late son of Jacob C. Klein, member of Court Oriental No, 60 I.O.F. Funeral Sunday, 10 a.m., from 708 W. 12th-st., to Waldheim cemetery.”

“LYCKBERG-Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1894, SOPHIA MARY LYCKBERG, beloved mother of Mrs. E. Lenhard and Mrs. J. J. Engberg. Funeral from her late residence, 57 Gault-pl., Sunday, Aug. 26, 1:30 p.m., to St. Angarius church, thence to Graceland cemetery.”

“LOFTUS-Aug. 24, JOHN LOFTUS, stepson of the late John Lynch and beloved brother of James Loftus, Mrs. Sullivan, Anthony and Frank Lynch. Funeral Sunday, at 10:30, from his mother’s residence, 109 Sedgwick-st., to Holy Name church, thence by cars to Calvary via C. & N. W. R. R.”

“MAXOLFF-Aug. 24, 1894, JULIA, loving daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maxolff, aged 7 months 3 days. Funeral Sunday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m., from residence of parents, 2971 Archer-av., to Rose Hill cemetery.”

“MOYNIHAN-The remains of the late CATHERINE MOYNIHAN (nee Eary), of 3844 Parnell-av., will be taken from vault and interred in Mount Olive Sunday, Aug. 26. Train leaves 49th and Halsted-st. depot at 12:20 o’clock.”

“O’BRIEN-Aug. 24, LAURETTA, beloved daughter of Matthew and Mary O’Brien (nee Rowen), aged 2 months and 11 days. Funeral Sunday, Aug. 26, at 12:30, from parents’ residence, 34 Whiting-st., by carriages to Calvary.”

“O’KEEFE-Aug. 24, 1894, MARY ELIZABETH, beloved daughter of John and Kate O’Keefe (nee Crowley), aged 9 months and 5 days. Funeral Sunday, Aug. 26, from parents’ residence, 3724 Emerald-av., at 9:30 a.m., carriages to Calvary.

Oh pale, pale now those rosy lips,

I oft have kissed so fondly!

And blessed for aye the sparkling glance,

That dwelt on me so fondly.

MOTHER.”

“OWENS-Aug. 24, at his residence, 317 N. May-st., PATRICK H. OWENS, aged 50 years. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“POLZIN-Aug. 24, VERNON, son of F. A. Polzin, aged 2 years and 3 months. Funeral Sunday from parents’ residence, 3859 State-st., at 12 o’clock, by carriages to Waldheim.”

“PRESTON-At Desplaines, Aug. 22, 1894, BERNARD S. J., beloved son of Jacob L. and Serina Preston, aged 33 years and 6 months. Funeral Monday, Aug. 27, at 1 o’clock, from parents’ residence, 67 Cornell-st., by carriages to Mount Olive. Watsonville, Santa Cruz County (Cal.) papers please copy.”

“SCHMIDT-ADOLPH SCHMIDT, aged 44 years and 3 months. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from late residence, 782 Milwaukee-av., to Waldheim.”

“STEBEN-At the residence of S. F. Dailof, Jr., 765 Lincoln-st., Aug. 24, 1894, MARIANA, beloved wife of the late Henry Steben, aged 70 years 3 months and 24 days. Funeral Sunday, at 1 p.m., 26th, to Oakwoods.”

“ULLRICH-Friday, Aug. 24, 1894, at 11:15 p.m., MARY ULLRICH (nee Schnur), beloved wife of August F. Ullrich, aged 46 years and 20 days. Funeral Monday, Aug. 27, at 9:30 a.m., from her late residence, 479 W. 15th-st., to St. Francis’ church, where solemn high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to St. Boniface cemetery. Member of the Married Ladies’ sodality and also Benevolent association guild No. 22. Bloomington (Ill.) and St. Paul (Minn.) papers please copy.”

“WALSH-Aug. 24, 1894, BRIDGET, beloved wife of Andrew Walsh and mother of Mary Logan, Pat, Andrew and the late Michael Walsh, native of Ballind, County Mayo, Ireland. Funeral from late residence, 82 Wesson-st., by carriages to N. W. depot, thence by cars to Calvary at 11:30.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on pages 2 and 6 of the August 25, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News with the exception of quotation marks at the beginning and end of each obituary. Abbreviations, capitalizations and references to people, places and things are indicative of the era in which this information was published. When possible, the deceased are also memorialized on Find A Grave.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | August 24, 2014

Four Times the Love

Always on my mind…

Four Cuties

Four Cuties

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | August 20, 2014

1894 Obituaries: August 20

Chicago Daily News August 20, 1894 pg 5

Chicago Daily News
August 20, 1894 pg 5

The following notices of death appeared on page 5 of the August 20, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“BARGGREN-HANNORA BARGGREN (nee Ryan). Funeral at 9 o’clock, Tuesday, from her late residence, 1077 Seminary-av., to Mount Carmel church, thence to Calvary by carriages.”

“BANGS-Aug. 19, 1893 [sic], at Anchorage, Ky., NATHAN DUDLEY, son of Mrs. John B. Bangs of Louisville, Ky., and nephew of Mrs. James T. Hoyne of Chicago.”

“BORMANN-Aug. 29, IDA, daughter of the late Mary Bormann. Funeral Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m., from 57 St. James-pl., to Graceland.”

“COSTELLO-Aug. 19, 1894, JOHN, beloved father of John Costello, Jr., aged 77 years; native of Ballingard, Ireland; former address 144 Newberry-av., now 154 W. 15th-st. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“KILBRIDGE-At her residence, 298 Center-av., MARY, wife of the late Patrick Kilbridge, member of Benevolent association and of Married Ladies sodality Holy Family church. Funeral Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1894, at 9 a.m., to Holy Family church, thence by cars to Calvary via C., M. & St. P. Ry.”

“KAVANAGH-Aug. 10, 1894, CHARLES F., beloved husband of Alice Kavanagh (nee Noonan), beloved son of James and Margaret Kavanagh, aged 29 years.”

“KENNELLY-Aug. 19, 1894, JOHN KENNELLY, aged 27 years and 11 days; member of Court Friendship No. 18 I.O.F. Funeral from his late residence Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 10 o’clock, to Church of the Holy Name, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“LALLY-MAMIE, beloved daughter of David and Sarah Lally, aged 18 years. Funeral Tuesday, at 2 p.m., from 8 Gault-pl., by carriages to Rose Hill.”

“MOLLWAY-Aug. 19, 1894, GEORGE W., beloved husband of Mary Mollway (nee Morris), aged 32 years 3 months and 10 days. Funeral from his late residence, 117 E. Ohio-st. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“MAGRATH-GERTRUDE BESSIE, infant daughter of James and Bessie Magrath, 611 Garfield-bd. Belfast (Ireland) papers please copy.”

“NOONAN-At 167 26th-st., Aug. 18, ELLEN, wife of the late Edward Noonan. Funeral from her late residence Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 9 a.m., to All Saints’ church, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet cemetery.”

“PETERS-Aug. 18, JOHN B. PETERS, aged 58 years and 4 months. Funeral from his late residence, 3121 LaSalle-st., Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 12 m., to St. Anthony’s church, thence by carriages to St. Boniface.”

“PENTRIDGE-Aug. 12, 1894, WILLIAM J., beloved child of Joseph and Kitty (nee Gubbins), aged 4 months and 21 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 6111 Dearborn-st., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m., to Mount Olivet.”

“RUMSEY-MARTHA DOWNING, wife of J. Franck Rumsey and daughter of Richard H. Downing of Philadelphia, Pa. Services at late residence, Lake Forest, Wednesday, at 4:15 p.m. Interment private.”

“TRAGNITZ-Aug.19, 1894, JOHANNA, beloved wife of Charles Tragnitz, aged 57 years. Funeral from her late residence, 100 W. 14th-st., Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 1 p.m., to Waldheim cemetery.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on pages 5 of the August 20, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News with the exception of quotation marks at the beginning and end of each obituary. Abbreviations, capitalizations and references to people, places and things are indicative of the era in which this information was published. When possible, the deceased are also memorialized on Find A Grave.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | August 15, 2014

1894 Obituaries: August 15

Chicago Daily News August 15, 1894 pg 1

Chicago Daily News
August 15, 1894 pg 1

The following obituaries appeared on page 6 of the August 15, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“MILLAR-Aug. 14, 1894, at the residence of his brother, James Millar, 6426 Stony Island-av., JOHN, beloved son of Catherine and the late William Millar, aged 31 years. Funeral at 10 a.m. Aug. 16, to St. Lawrence’s church, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet. Ottawa and Quebec papers please copy.”

“SANGER-At her mother’s residence, 591 Elston-av., Mrs. JANE, beloved mother of Eddie and Annie Sanger and sister of James, Charles, Thomas, Henry and Katie. Funeral Friday, 9:30, to Annunciation church, thence by C. & N.W. Ry. to Calvary.”

The following notices appeared on page 7 of the August 15, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

MARRIAGES:

“JETOWSKY-GIHRKE- EDWARD JETOWSKY and LOUISE GIHRKE at Denver, Col., Aug. 12, 1894.”

DEATHS:

“ALLEN-At 677 Warren-av., Aug. 13, infant son of Frank H. and Louise Allen, aged 1 day.”

“FITZPATRICK-Aug. 13, 1894, at the residence of her daughter, 117 Sibley-st., Mrs. J. K. FITZPATRICK, mother of James K. Fitzpatrick and Mrs. D. Ward. Funeral Thursday, 9 o’clock, from 117 Sibley-st., to Holy Family church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary cemetery.”

“ADLER-Aug. 14, at 225 Vine-st., NORMA, the beloved child of Fred and Lizzie Adler. Funeral Thursday, Aug. 16, at 10 o’clock to Waldheim.”

“BALL-Aug. 14, 9 p.m., CAPT. JAMES H. BALL, member of George H. Thomas post G.A.R., aged 61 years. Funeral Thursday, 3 p.m., from family residence, 207 Flournoy-st., by carriages to Rose Hill. Friends invited.”

“COLFORD-Aug. 15, FLORENCE NORA, dearly beloved child of Edward and Nellie Colford (nee Kissane), aged 5 years and 9 months. Funeral Thursday, Aug. 16, at 12 o’clock, by carriages to Calvary. Funeral private.”

“FLYNN-At parents’ residence, 3931 Hart-av., Brighton Park, JOHN J., son of John and Hannah Flynn (nee Collins), aged 22 years. Funeral Friday, Aug. 17, at 9:30, to St. Agnes’ church, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“FLANAGAN-Aug. 14, 1894, ELLEN, beloved wife of William Flanagan (nee Eagan) and mother of Mrs. T. Costello and William Flanagan, aged 60 years. Funeral Friday, Aug. 17, from her late residence, Halsted-st. and 37th-ct., at 9 a.m., to Nativity church, where requiem mass will be celebrated and thence by carriages to Calvary. New York papers copy.”

“FRAZIER-JAMES J., beloved son of Austin and Anne Frazier (nee Flynn), aged 27 years and 4 months. Funeral from his late residence, 37 E. Huron-st., Thursday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m., to Holy Name cathedral, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by cars to Calvary cemetery via C. & N. W. R. R.”

“KANE-Aug. 14, THERESA, beloved daughter of Martin and Mary Kane (nee Schneider), aged 3 years and 6 months. Funeral Thursday, 9 a.m., from parents’ residence, 3034 Keeley-st., by carriages to Calvary.”

“MUELLER-At 1 p.m., Aug. 14, LAURA MAY, daughter of Frank Louis and Laura Mueller, aged 3 months. Funeral Thursday noon, from parents’ residence, 358 Ogden-av., to Graceland.”

“MOORE-At St. Luke’s hospital, Aug. 12, 1894, FRANK MOORE, aged 33 years. Funeral from residence [of] T. F. Jones, 4644 Bishop-st., Thursday, Aug. 10, 1 p.m., carriages to Oakwoods. Snowdrop lodge, O. S. St. G., please copy.”

“RAFTER-Aug. 13, 1894, MARY T., beloved daughter of Thomas Rafter, aged 22 years. Funeral from late residence, 638 39th-pl., Thursday, Aug. 16, at 9 a.m., St. Elizabeth’s church, carriages to Mount Olivet. LaSalle (Ill.) papers copy.”

“ROOT-At Pasadena, Cal., Aug. 14, 1894, PHILIP H., son of William A. and Laura V. Root, aged 24 years.”

“RYAN-WILLIAM, beloved husband of Mary Ryan (nee Sullivan), at his residence, 354 W. 15th-st. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“TOBIASON-GESINA, beloved daughter of Nickles and Karen Tobiason, aged 21 years. Funeral from residence of parents, 222 N. Halsted-st., Thursday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m., by carriages to Graceland cemetery.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on pages 6 and 7 of the August 15, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News with the exception of quotation marks at the beginning and end of each obituary. Abbreviations, capitalizations and references to people, places and things are indicative of the era in which this information was published. When possible, the deceased are also memorialized on Find A Grave.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | August 13, 2014

Fitness at a National Cemetery

To know me is to know that health and fitness are important to me. I eat right, work out six mornings a week, and walk an average of six miles a day. But squats? Ugh!

If you know me you also know I struggle to climb my family tree during the summer months. Who wants to sit in front of a computer when you could be outside walking around a lake or down a wooded trail? What’s a genealogist to do?

Visit a cemetery of course!

 Fort Snelling National Cemetery Avenue of Flags


Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Avenue of Flags

Husband and I didn’t start our recent trip to Fort Snelling National Cemetery with exercise in mind. We went to check on my dad’s gravesite, pull weeds and maybe take a picture or two (hundred) for Find A Grave.

Fort Snelling is one of the 131 national cemeteries in 40 states and Puerto Rico maintained by the VA’s National Cemetery Administration. If you’ve ever visited a national cemetery, you know the markers are placed at precise distances from one another front to back and side to side.

After visiting with my dad for a bit, Husband and I drove to another section of the cemetery. I boldly stated I planned to take photos of one entire row across and a second row on the return trip. These particular headstones look best photographed straight on, so my technique was to:

  1. step to the left
  2. step together
  3. stoop and shoot
  4. stand
  5. repeat steps 1-4

286 times! I had to lean on the last 50 or so headstones just to stand up and I could barely walk back to the car. My legs hurt for the next two days!

After my muscles stopped crying, I realized what a phenomenal way this had been to combine two things I love, staying fit and memorializing those who have passed.

According to Find A Grave, only 23% of the 207, 902 memorials posted for Fort Snelling have headstone photos.

I’m already doing squats to prepare for my next trip.

 

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