Posted by: Laura Aanenson | October 25, 2014

1894 Obituaries: October 25

The following deaths were reported on page 8 of the October 25, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News:

CDN 1894 10-25 pg 8 snip deaths

Chicago Daily News October 25, 1894 page 8

Ellen Armstrong (nee Lynch)

Amy L. Baxter

Mary Boyle (nee Norton)

James C. Carmody

Joseph Falk

Thomas Gleeson

Margrett Kressler (nee Cottor)

Joseph T. Leonard

Mary Luebke

Julius Mandelbaum

Ronald B. McDougall

John Metzen

James McKillop

Mrs. John Murphy

Louise Patch

Minnie Pettersen

Frederick Rhode

Emil Skleba

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | October 22, 2014

Attorney Creates a Little Scene

Drama in a courtroom was one of the stories that made the front page of the Chicago Daily News October 25, 1894. A stolen pet and a bungled burglary were the others that caught my eye. Which story is your favorite?

Chicago Daily News October 25, 1894 pg 1

Chicago Daily News
October 25, 1894 pg 1

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | October 20, 2014

1894 Obituaries: October 20

The following deaths were reported in the October 20, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News, page 3: CDN 1894 10-20 pg 3 snip 3 deaths

Ernst Grotefend
William Warder

 

 

 

The following deaths were reported in the October 20, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News, page 6:

CDN 1894 10-20 pg 6 snip 1 deaths
Mamie Becker
Mrs. Susan Smith Bennett
Pauline Maude Bjord
Robert Burns
Alice Sweetwood Clark
John Daley
John F. Deertz
Willie Doherty
Herman Escher
Crosby Thomas Ferris
Margarite Myrtle Fisher
Katie Flanigan
Michael Gormalley
William Hagerty
Louis Henrichs
Mary Healy
Cresenz Hunerberg
Thomas Kennedy
Bridget Lenehan
Margaretta Maas
Rodger McMullen
Thomas McNamara
Mrs. Addie Julia Morris
Joseph Neuman
Charles Pauly
Karen Petersen
Charles Pauly
Bridget Rice (nee Scully)
W. A. Sampson
Johnnie Schneider
Joseph P. Supplitt
Elmer Waldschmidt

CDN 1894 10-20 pg 6 snip 2 deaths part 2

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | October 19, 2014

A Final Resting Place for Jacob Mueller

My second great-grandfather Jacob Koebe Mueller was buried at Chicago’s Oak Woods Cemetery one hundred and four years ago today.

1910 Death Certificate Mueller, Jacob

1910 Death Certificate Mueller, Jacob K

During our trip to Chicago last weekend, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit Oak Woods Cemetery and see Jacob’s grave site in person.

I had called ahead to ask for the section and plot number. The women in the office at Oak Woods were very helpful. They provided me with a clearly labeled map.

Jacob, Elise, Alfred and Otto Mueller at Oak Woods

Jacob, Elise (nee Schmitt), Alfred and Otto Mueller in Haven of Hope at Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago

It was a tad more challenging than we anticipated because Section F Division 5 is much larger than it appears. I thought the more detailed map might help, but as you can see

Oak Woods Cemetery Section F Division 5

Chicago’s Oak Woods Cemetery Section F Division 5

the map was difficult to read. Fortunately a Find A Grave contributor had previously taken a photo, so I knew the color, shape, and juxtaposition of the headstones. After walking back and forth across Section F multiple times, I saw this:

Could those be the headstones of my 2nd great-grandparents?

Are those my 2nd great-grandparents’ headstones?

The closer we got, the faster my heart started beating. When I was near enough to read their names, tears filled my eyes.

Jacob and Elise as we found them.

Jacob and Elise Mueller as we found them.

Using our cemetery kits, my husband and I removed the leaves, dust and dirt from the surface of each headstone and the area around them. I added flowers in a vase.

Jacob and Elise have been cared for by a descendant.

Jacob and Elise were cared for by their descendants.

Oak Woods Cemetery is beautiful and the weather was perfect on the day we visited. I felt my 2nd great-grandparents could rest easier knowing they had not been forgotten by their family.

I know I did.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | October 17, 2014

Hero’s Family Needs Help

Charities of the past worked in much the same way they do today. In the October 20, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News, a Bishop asks the public to help the family of a man who died saving children from a fire:

CDN 1894 10-20 pg 1 snip

The next two stories could also have taken place today, couldn’t they?

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | October 15, 2014

1894 Obituaries: October 15

The following deaths were reported in the October 15, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News, page 7:

Chicago Daily News October 15, 1894 pg 7

Chicago Daily News
October 15, 1894 pg 7

Mathias J. Becker
Louisa Biagi
Timothy Connelly
(unnamed male) Conley
Bridget Deely (nee Quirk)
Mary Dinan
Ann J. Finley
Andrew Friederich
Charles Gunderson
Anton Franz Graf
Margareth Gergen
Katherine Goelz
John Hagerty
Christian Hansen
Mrs. Elmer Johnston
Mary Isadore Keogh
Mary Loftus
Daniel McCarthy
Annie McHugh
Joehannah Pfisterer
Charley Pyne
Mrs. Live Peterson
Caroline Riemann
Alice Ritter
Annie Schade
Ella Wolf

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | October 12, 2014

The Latest Political News

My favorite line in this article? “The objections are mainly the same old ones.” We could probably say the same thing today!

Chicago Daily News October 15, 1894 pg 1

Chicago Daily News
October 15, 1894 pg 1

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | October 10, 2014

Happy Anniversary to the Love of my Life

Happy anniversary Husband ~ thank you for 15 wonderful years!

October 10, 1999

October 10, 1999

May I have this dance?

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | October 9, 2014

Suicide in Garfield Park

The details of deaths by suicide appear in nearly every extant issue of the 1894 newspapers I have been transcribing this year. October 10, 1894 was no different:

Chicago Daily News October 10, 1894 pg 1

Chicago Daily News
October 10, 1894 pg 1

I didn’t have any luck locating Mr. Scherthe in the Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922, 1959-1994 records collection on FamilySearch. He doesn’t appear to be listed among the memorials on Find A Grave either. My search on Ancestry was fruitless too. Any suggestions about how we can honor this man’s life?

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | October 7, 2014

Twenty-seven Marriage Licenses Issued

Fifty four names appeared in the “marriage licenses” column of the October 10, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News; do you recognize any of them?

Chicago Daily News October 10, 1894 pg 1

Chicago Daily News
October 10, 1894 pg 1

 

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