Posted by: Laura Aanenson | July 30, 2014

1894 Obituaries: July 30

Chicago Daily News July 30, 1894 pg 1

Chicago Daily News
July 30, 1894 pg 1

 

The following obituaries were printed on page 5 of the July 30, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“FOX-ANNIE, beloved sister of Rose, Margaret, Peter, Barney, Patrick and Paul Fox and native of County West Meath, Ireland, aged 19 years. Funeral from her brother-in-law, James D. Lynen’s residence, 1510 W. North-av., Wednesday, at 10 o’clock, to St. Slyvester’s church where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvery cemetery.”

“BREIT-JOHANNA, beloved daughter of John and Catharina Breit, aged 4 years and 5 days. Funeral Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., from parents’ residence, 279 E. Blackhawk-st., to St. Michael’s church, thence to St. Boniface cemetery.”

“BARRETT-July 28, Mrs. KATE BARRETT, aged 72 years. Funeral Tuesday at 9 a.m., from 3024 Broad-st., to St. Bridget’s church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“BRYANT-Harbor Point, Mich., July 28, 1894, HENRY BEADMAN, infant son of Dwight S. and Nellie P. Bryant, aged 3 months and 15 days. Burial private.”

“DOUGALL-The funeral services of the late JAMES DOUGALL, will be held on Tuesday, the 31st, at 2 p.m., at the residence of his father, Thomas Dougall, 47 Cedar-st. Friends of the family invited. Burial private. Kindly omit flowers.”

“DEVLIN-Sunday, July 29, 1894, at 4507 Wabash-av., Mrs. JOHN DEVLIN, mother of Mrs. John Walsh. Funeral Tuesday, July 31, at 9 o’clock, from late residence, to St. Elizabeth’s church, thence by carriages to Mount Olive. Quebec (Canada) papers please copy.”

“DWYER-July 28, 1894, JOHANNA DWYER (nee O’Meara), beloved wife of Matthew Dwyer, mother of Sarah and Nonie Dwyer, sister of Mrs. John Ryan, Mrs. M. Ryan and Miss Maggie O’Meara, aged 29 years; native of Bohercarron, parish of Galbally, County Limerick, Ireland. Funeral Tuesday, at 9:30 a.m., from 3701 Emerald-av., to Nativity church, for high mass, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“LENIHAN-At Quincy, Ill., July 28, CORNELIUS, beloved son of Cornelius and Catherine Lenihan (nee McAuliffe), native of Ballinaberna, County Limerick, Ireland, member of Stone-Cutters union, Ancient Order of Hibernians and ClanNaGuel Guards, aged 22 years. Funeral from late residence, 553 Fairfield-av., Chicago, Ill., Tuesday, July 31, 9:30 a.m., to St. Agathy’s church, union depot, by cars to Calvary.”

“MANGAN-July 30, 1894, at 5 a.m., JOHN, beloved son of Simon and Hanna Mangan, aged 18 years and 11 months. Funeral from parents’ residence, 459 S. Canal-st., at 9 a.m., to Jesuit church, C., M. & St. P. to Calvary.”

“SOLTOW-July 28, 1894, JOHN, beloved husband of Marie, aged 72 years and 4 months. Funeral Tuesday, July 31, at 1 p.m., from residence, 4510 Wabash-av., to Oakwoods cemetery.”

“TROCH-CHARLES, aged 69 years and 8 days. Funeral Tuesday, July 31, from his daughter’s residence, 308 W. North-av., at 1 p.m.; interment at Wunder’s cemetery.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on page 5 of the July 30, 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 | July 27, 2014

Daddy in the 1940 Census

It’s hard to imagine my dad as a little kid.

I’ve seen pictures. I’ve heard stories.

But it’s the documents created during his lifetime that give me the most insight into what made Daddy the person he was.

1940 US Census IL Mueller, William E

1940 US Census IL Mueller, William E

My dad was born during the Depression, the firstborn of four children. His father left when he was quite young, having “run off with Maury’s wife”. After a messy divorce, my grandmother, Frances Lois Mangels married a man my father adored. So much so he wanted to change his surname from Mueller to Brenke.

So imagine my surprise when I saw the name of the family’s 1940 boarder:

It's Grandpa Brenke!

It’s Grandpa Brenke!

 

 

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | July 25, 2014

1894 Obituaries: July 25

Chicago Daily News July 25, 1895 pg 1

Chicago Daily News
July 25, 1895 pg 1

The following notices of death appeared on page 7 of the July 25, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“ARCHIBALD-July 25, 1894, MARTIN, brother of Lawrence Archibald, native of Richardstown, parish of Mownstronon, County Kildare, Ireland, aged 58. Funeral Friday, July 27, at 10 o’clock, from his late residence, 31 Commercial-st., to the Annunciation church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“BEANS-HAZEL EDNA MILDRED BEANS. Funeral July 25, at 2 p.m. to Mount Olive. Philadelphia (Pa.) papers please copy.”

“CONWAY-At her residence, 3138 Union-av., July 24, 1894, MARY CONWAY (nee Gavin), beloved wife of John Conway and mother of Walter, Patrick and Edward Conway, Mary Keenan, Annie Lane and Maggie Keenan and sister of Michael Gavin. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“DOWD-July 24, 1894, at 4512 Paulina-st., NORAH, daughter of John and Norah Dowd (nee Fitzgerald), aged 10 months. Funeral Thursday, July 26, from above number to Mount Olivet.”

“DEACON-DANIEL-beloved son of Charles and Maggie Deacon (nee Gillen), aged 1 year 2 months. Funeral Thursday, July 26, at 10 o’clock, from parents’ residence, 346 N. Leavitt-st., by carriages to Calvary.”

“FLAVIN-July 24, 1894, at 511 59th-st., THOMAS, beloved husband of Alice Flavin, aged 42 years. Funeral Thursday at 10 a.m., to St. Ann’s church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“HOEY-July 25, MAGGIE M., beloved daughter of James and Maggie Hoey (nee Ryan). Funeral Saturday 9:30 from parents’ residence, 3000 Deering-st., to St. Bridget’s church, thence by carriages to Calvary. South Boston (Mass.) and Custer (Mich.) papers please copy.”

“HASTINGS-EDWARD S. HASTINGS, aged 55 years. Funeral from Alexian Brother’s hospital.”

“HANLY-July 25, 1894, MICHAEL, beloved husband of Catherine Hanly (nee Donlan), aged 82 years. Funeral July 26 from his late residence, 54 Ambrose-st., at 9 a.m., to St. Pius church, thence by carriages to Calvary. New York papers please copy.”

“KELLY-July 24, 1894, at 5248 Princeton-av., MARY KELLY (nee Sheehey), beloved wife of Daniel Kelly, native of Knock Finisk, County Limerick, Ireland, aged 38 years. Funeral Thursday, at 9 a.m., to St. Ann’s church and thence by carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“KUEHN-July 24, ANNA, beloved wife of W. Kuehn, aged 44 years and 7 months. Funeral Thursday, July 26, at 1:30 p.m., from her late residence, 930 Melrose-st., to Graceland.”

“LINEHAN-At her residence, 20 Better-st., HANNAH LINEHAN, aged 43 years. Funeral Friday, July 27, at 9 a.m., to Holy Family church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“LANAGAN-Tuesday, July 24, ANNA R., beloved wife of D. W. Lanagan. Funeral (private) Thursday, 10 a.m., from late residence, 82 25th-st., to St. James’ church, thence to depot and by rail to Mount Olivet.”

“M’CAFFREY-JOHN M’CAFFREY, died July 14, will be removed from vault in Calvary July 26, 11 a.m.”

“M’LAUGHIN-July 25, ELEANOR M’DOUGAL, beloved daughter of J. R. and the late Eleanor McLaughlin, aged 18 days. Funeral Thursday, July 26, at 3 p.m., from Riverside to Forest Home.”

“M’GUIRE-July 25, THOMAS, beloved husband of Victoria McGuire, aged 51 years. Funeral from his late residence, 442 38th-st., Friday, July 27, at 9 a.m., to St. Elizabeth’s church, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet. New York city papers please copy.”

“O’ROURKE-July 24, 1894, at 5200 Morgan-st., MICHAEL, beloved husband of Marguerite O’Rourke and father of the late Geo. O’Rourke, aged 72 years. Funeral Thursday, July 26, at 10 a.m., to Church of Visitation, thence to 49th and Halsted-st. depot, thence by cars to Mount Olivet.”

“O’BRIEN-July 23, 1894, at her residence, 3672 Wabash-av., REBECCA, wife of Patrick O’Brien. Funeral Wednesday, at 10 a.m., to St. Elizabeth’s church, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“REINBERG-At High Ridge, Ill., CATHERINE, wife of Henry Reinberg, Jr., aged 71 years. Funeral from Adam Zender’s residence to St. Henry’s cemetery, High Ridge, Thursday, at 9:30 a.m.”

“SCHULTZ-July 24, at 613 Duncan park, RUDOLPH, beloved husband of Nellie Schultz (nee Londergan) and brother of Theodore, Adolph and the late Robert Schultz, Mrs. Louisa Evans and Mrs. Sophie Bennett, aged 37 years, member of Rising Star lodge A.O.U.W. Funeral Thursday at 10 a.m. to Winter Street M. E. church, thence by carriages to Waldheim.”

“WOODS-July 24, JOHN, beloved husband of Mary Woods (nee Eary) and brother of Bridget Woods, native of Glembrohan, County Limerick, Ireland, aged 30 years.”

“WALSH-July 24, 1894, EDMOND J. WALSH, brother of Mrs. J. T. O’Brien. Funeral Thursday, July 26, from the residence of Mrs. J. T. O’Brien, 136 S. Morgan-st., at 9:15 a.m., to St. Patrick’s church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by cars to Calvary by Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. Members of Court Hope 64 I.O.F. invited to attend.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on page 7 of the July 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 | July 20, 2014

1894 Obituaries: July 20

YMCA and Sears Roebuck

The YMCA and Sears Roebuck Dept. Bldg.

The death notices below appeared on page 6 of the July 20, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“BEATTY-THOMAS ANDERSON BEATTY, aged 50 years. Toronto, Canada, papers please copy.”

“BROWN-July 19, 1894, at his residence, 5524 Morgan-st., THOMAS BROWN, aged 54 years. Funeral services at residence Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m. Burial at Oakwoods.”

“BRANDAN-WILLIAM, child of Mr. and Mrs. Brandan, aged 3 months and 3 weeks. Funeral Saturday from 24 Elgin-st., at 1 p.m., to Oakwoods cemetery.”

“COLBERT-At his residence, 633 Washburne-av., WILLIAM, beloved father of Thomas and William Colbert, aged 70 years. Funeral Saturday, July 21, at 9:30 a.m., to St. Charles church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“CURRY-July 20, JAMES MONROE, beloved son of Thomas J. and Mary O’Loughlin Curry, aged 8 months. Funeral from parents’ residence, 5252 Atlantic-st., Sunday, at 9:30 a.m., carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“CRONIN-NELLIE, infant daughter of Thomas and Johanna Cronin, aged 7 months and 20 days. Funeral Sunday, 10 o’clock, from parents’ residence, 201 25th-pl., thence by cars to Calvary.”

“CONNORS-ZITA, beloved daughter of James and Celia Connors, aged 5 months and 9 days. Funeral from sister’s residence, Mrs. Murphy, 411 Polk-st., Sunday, July 22, at 1 p.m., by carriages to Calvary cemetery.”

“COSTELLO-July 19, 1894, FRANCIS ROY, beloved son of John and Annie Costello (nee Erickson), aged 6 months and 3 weeks. Funeral from parents’ residence, 3440 Yorktown-st., Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m., by carriages to Calvary.”

“DUNNE-July 20, 1894, CHARLOTTE, beloved daughter of Dennis and Mary Dunne, aged 19 months. Funeral Saturday, 10 a.m., from parents’ residence, 1912 West 12th-st., by carriages to Calvary.”

“FROGNER-July 18, 1894, CARL EMIL, dearly beloved husband of Lena Frogner (nee Rodtvedt), aged 35 years and 8 months. Funeral Sunday, at 1 o’clock, from late residence, 67 N. Center-av., by carriages to Graceland.”

“GAHAN-JOSEPHINE-GAHAN (nee Kerwin), beloved wife of John Gahan, aged 43 years. Funeral Sunday, July 22, at 9:30 a.m., from her late residence, 146 31st-st., to St. James’ church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“GARRETSON-July 9, 1894, at 16 Union-pl., near Harrison-st., GARRET GARRETSON, aged 61 years. Funeral Saturday at 1 p.m.”

“HYLARD-July 20, 1894, ANNA B., beloved daughter of Katie Hylard (nee Blake), and of the late Michael Hylard of 3638 Emerald-av., aged 10 years 10 months and 23 days. Notice of funeral hereafter.”

“HORAN-July 19, at his parents’ residence, 528 S. Paulina-st., GEORGE H., beloved son of M. J. and Alice M. Horan, aged 25 years and 5 months. Funeral Saturday, July 21, at 10 a.m., to St. Charles’ church, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet. Bradford (Pa.) and Elliottsville and Hornellsville (N.Y.) papers please copy.”

“HANLAN-July 20, 1894, GRACE, beloved child of G.T. and Emma Hanlan (nee McGreedy), aged 8 months and 16 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 349 Root street, July 21, 9:30 a.m., by carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“HURLEY-PATRICK-the beloved husband of Julia Hurley (nee McCarthy) and brother of William Hurley, Mrs. Fahey and Mrs. Dougherty, native of Emly, County Tipperary, Ireland; member of St. Bridget’s court No. 42 C. O. F. Funeral Saturday, at 9:30, from his late residence, 2971 Deering-st., to St. Bridget’s church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“JAQUET-July 19, 1894, AMELIA, beloved wife of Carl Jaquet, aged 64 years. Funeral from residence, 3303 Champlain-st., Sunday, July 22, 12:30 sharp, by carriages to Waldheim.”

“KEENAN-July 19, JULIA, infant daughter of James A. and Libbie Keenan. Funeral Sunday, 10 a.m., from parents’ residence, 6522 Union-av., Englewood.”

“KEADY-July 19, 1894, at her residence, 26 Elston-av., MARY A. (nee Usher), beloved wife of Joseph Keady, aged 36 years. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“MORGAN-July 18, 1894, MARY MORGAN (nee Gavin), beloved wife of Lawrence Morgan, aged 65 years; native County Galway, Ireland. Funeral Saturday at 10 a.m. from residence, 223 E. Division-st., by carriages to the Immaculate Conception church, thence to Calvary cemetery.”

“MANGAN-July 20, JAMES C., beloved husband of Mary Ann Mangan (nee Dacey) and father of James, Nellie, William, Madge, Christopher and Thomas Mangan and Mrs. William Hurley, aged 58 years, at his residence, 104 W. Congress-st., member of Rose lodge 332 A. O. U. W. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“MILES-July 18, 1894, ALBERT, son of Mark and Elizabeth Miles, aged 25 years. Funeral from 947 51st-st., Saturday at 9 a.m., to Church of the Visitation, thence by cars to Mount Olivet cemetery.”

“M’CURDY-At father’s residence (James Keating), 3737 Wentworth-av., July 19, 1894, MARY M’CURDY, beloved wife of Nathaniel McCurdy. Funeral Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m., by carriages to Oakwoods cemetery.”

“MORAN-July 19, at his residence, 61 29th-pl., THOMAS MORAN, aged 83 years. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“NEVINS-July 20, 1894, MARY, beloved daughter of George and Nellie Nevins (nee Kenny), aged 9 months and 17 days. Funeral Sunday, July 22, from parents’ residence, 297 Noble-st., at 10 o’clock, by carriages to Calvary cemetery.”

“PENZO-MARY, infant daughter of Louis and Jennie Penzo, aged 2 months and 15 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 131 W. Van Buren-st., Saturday, July 21, at 10 a.m., by carriages to Calvary.”

“RYAN-July 19, at the residence of his aunt, Mrs. M. McGeever, 2922 Deering-st., THOMAS P., beloved son of Michael and Jane Ryan (nee Cahill), aged 20 years; nephew of Mrs. McGeever, Mrs. Normile and Michael Cahill. Funeral Saturday at 9 a.m., from above number to St. Bridget’s church, thence by carriages to Calvary. Rilrush, County Clare, papers please copy.”

“ROGERS-July 19, 1894, at her residence, 3903 Wentworth-av., MARGUERITE JANE ROGERS, aged 27 years 7 months and 27 days. Funeral Sunday, July 22, to St. Cecelia’s church, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“REILLY-PETER J., beloved son of John and Ann Reilly (nee Bourke), aged 15 years and 7 months. Funeral from his parents’ residence, 672 W. 14th-st., Saturday, July 21, at 9 o’clock, to St. Pius’ church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“SUGHRUA-Thursday, July 19, CLEMENS, son of J.P. and Mary Sughrua, aged 2 years and 11 days. Funeral Friday, 9 a.m., from 68 W. 43d-st., carriages to Calvary.”

“SWANSON-July 18, 1894, at Augustana hospital, ANNA SWANSON, aged 34 years. Funeral Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m., from 106 Sedgwick-st, thence to Graceland.”

“TRAINOR-PETER, beloved son of Mary and the late Thomas Trainor. Funeral from his late residence, 1557 Fillmore-st. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“VEIT-July 19, 1894, 2:15 p.m., Mrs. MARY VEIT. Funeral from her late residence, 568 N. Lincoln-st., Sunday to Waldheim.”

“VAN EVERY-July 19, 1894, of hydrophobia, CARRIE, daughter of the late Herbert Van Every, aged 2 years and 8 months. Funeral Saturday, at 1 p.m., from 1629 Carroll-av., to Forest Home cemetery.”

“WALL-IVY, beloved infant daughter of William and Wallie Wall (nee Quaker), aged 6 months and [illegible] days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 3312 S. Halsted-st., Saturday, July 21, at 9 a.m., carriages to Calvary.”

“VANNATTA-At her residence, 101 Diller-st., July 19, ELIZABETH, beloved wife of Charles Ezra Vannatta, aged 42 years and 6 months. Funeral Saturday, 10 a.m., from Oakley Congregational church, corner Indiana-st. and Oakley-av.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on page 6 of the July 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 | July 13, 2014

Much Ado about Jennie Rose

You may not think the first wife of a 1st-cousin thrice-removed “deserves” a lot of research time. But there is a woman in my tree that’s been pulling at me of late, so today I’d like to give Jennie Rose (Beckley) Schmitt her 15 minutes of fame.

Jennie’s husband Arthur J. Schmitt, the son of my 2nd great-grandmother’s brother, intrigues me. His parents lost two sons before Arthur was born. He was just 14 years old in 1896 when cancer took his mother. Two years later his father died. Despite what was surely a difficult childhood, Arthur J. Schmitt became a success in business and found happiness in his personal life. But only after surviving at least one more significant loss.

Arthur and Jennie appear together on just one census record; the 1910 census taken April 15th in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio:

1910 US Census OH Schmitt, Arthur and Jennie

1910 US Census OH Schmitt, Arthur and Jennie

This one census tells us quite a bit, however. Arthur’s father [Emile Schmitt] was born in France and his mother [Mary Kauffmann] was born in Ohio. This confirms information I found in other sources. He works as an Assistant Secretary at a bank. I know that Arthur later became an executive with the bank, so his occupation provides another confirmation that we have the correct man.

Column 9 asks how long the couple has been married. It looks like Arthur and Jennie tied the knot around 1905. In the Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994 collection on FamilySearch, I found this wonderful treasure:

1904 Marriage Record Schmitt, Arthur and Beckley, Jennie

1904 Marriage Record Schmitt, Arthur and Beckley, Jennie “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X83X-2S8 : accessed 15 Jul 2014), Arthur J. Schmitt and Jennie Beckley, 08 Jun 1904; citing Hamilton, Ohio, United States, reference p 63 rn 63; FHL microfilm 355073.

 

So, they were actually married on the 8th of June 1904. Armed with additional information provided in the record above, I was able to find Jennie in the only other census in which she would appear:

1900 US Census OH Beckley Jennie

1900 US Census OH Beckley Jennie

Jennie Rose Beckley Schmitt died of pneumonia in 1912. This is a copy of the index card created by the Cincinnati Health Department housed at the Digital Resource Commons at the University of Cincinnati:

1912 Ohio Death Card Schmitt, Jennie Rose

1912 Ohio Death Card Schmitt, Jennie Rose

Jennie is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati Ohio. Sharing the plot is her husband of nearly eight years and his second wife.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | July 10, 2014

1894 Obituaries: July 10

Chicago Daily News July 10, 1894 pg 5

Chicago Daily News
July 10, 1894 pg 5

The following obituaries appeared on page 5 of the July 10, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“BIRTEAN-ALICE, beloved wife of Albert Birtean, aged 35 years and 7 months. Funeral from her late residence, 42 High-st., on Wednesday, July 11, at 10 a.m., to Rose Hill cemetery.”

“FARMER-CHARLES E. FARMER at Presbyterian hospital, July 9. Funeral from 495 Winchester-av., July 11, 2 p.m.”

“HENNEBERRY-At 544 Dexter-av., Chicago, Ill., JOSEPH, beloved son of Owen and Margaret Henneberry and brother of Tom, John, Owen, Pat, James, Barney and Katie Henneberry, aged 24 years. Notice of funeral hereafter.”

“HOGAN-July 10, PATRICK, beloved husband of Mary Hogan, aged 58 years, native Lisheen, County Clare, Ireland.”

“KNUDSON-July 8, 1894, Miss LIZZIE KNUDSON, aged 36 years 2 months and 8 days. Funeral July 11, at 1 p.m., by carriages, from 207 W. Indiana-st., to Mount Olive cemetery; friends invited.”

“LOFTUS-WILLIE, beloved son of Owen and Bridget Loftus, aged 4 years 11 months and 17 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 327 S. May-st., Wednesday, July 11, at 11 a.m., by cars to Calvary via C., M. and St. P.”

“MONHIAN-At his residence, 133 N. Desplaines-st., J.H., beloved husband of Annie Monhian (nee Lloyd), father of Azalia, John M., Philbin, Lloyd, Eva and Azelpa Monhian, member of Police Benevolent association, member Court Good Intent No. 2691 I.O.F. Funeral Thursday morning to St. Stephen’s church, thence by cars to Calvary via Northwestern.”

“SORENSEN-At 39 N. Morgan-st., July 9, 1894, ADOLF SORENSEN, aged 45 years. New York papers please copy.”

“WANIATA-GEORGE, beloved husband of Josie Waniata and father of Fannie, George, Joseph, Frank and Mary Waniata, aged 39 years and 1 month. Funeral from his late residence, 1073 Blue Island-av., on Wednesday at 10 o’clock a.m.”

“WEBER-JOSEPH, beloved son of Joseph and Frances Weber (nee Thome), at the age of 2 years and 2 months. Funeral Wednesday, July 11, at 1 o’clock, from 2137 LaSalle-st., to St. Peter’s church, thence to St. Boniface.”

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

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | July 9, 2014

1894 Marriages; July 9

The following announcement appeared on page 5 of the July 10, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

Chicago Daily News July 10, 1894 pg 5

Chicago Daily News
July 10, 1894 pg 5

“MARRIAGES.

BALDWIN-PATTERSON-Monday, July 9, at Covenant Congregational church, by the Rev. Willie Fiefield, D.D., PEARL LEOTUS, daughter of J. L. Patterson, and ARTHUR KIRK BALDWIN of Cleveland.”

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | July 5, 2014

1894 Obituaries: July 5

Chicago Daily News July 5, 1894

Chicago Daily News
July 5, 1894

The following obituaries appeared on page 5 of the July 5, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News:

“COOPER-July 3, 1894, GEORGE COOPER, beloved husband of Ada Cooper (nee Sargent). Funeral Friday at 10 o’clock from late residence, 632 Elston-av., to N.W. R. R. depot, by cars to Rose Hill.”

“EINHORN-July 4, 1894, KATIE, dearly beloved wife of Stephen Einhorn, aged 26 years. Funeral Saturday, 9 a.m., from late residence, 2348 S. Canal-st., to St. Anthony’s church, thence by carriages to St. Mary’s cemetery.”

“FREDERICKSON-WALTER, beloved son of Charles A. and the late Christine Frederickson, July 4. Funeral from his late residence, 234 Division-st., at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, by carriages to Graceland.”

“FINNIGAN-JAMES, infant son of Officer James Finnigan, aged 6 months. Funeral from parents’ residence, 2900 Wallace-st., July 6, at 8:30 a.m., thence by C. & A. Ry. from 23d-st. station to Sag cemetery.”

“FREDRICKSON-Tuesday, July 3, at 11 p.m., AMUND, beloved father of Marie and Fred Fredrickson, aged 63 years and 5 days. Funeral from late residence, 14 Clarkson-av., Friday, July 6, at 1 p.m., by carriages for Rose Hill.”

“GLASCOTT-July 5, 1894, FRANCIE P., beloved child of Margaret and Patrick Glascott, aged 6 months and 28 days. Funeral Friday, from parents’ residence, 142 Nobel-st., at 12 o’clock, by carriages to Calvary.”

“GILLOLEY-July 4, 1894, at 5630 Atlantic-st., THOMAS DESMODY, beloved and only son of Mrs. J. H. Gilloley, aged 4 years 6 months and 16 days. Burial at Davenport, Iowa.”

“HARVEY-July 4, PAULINE HARVEY, of appendicitis, aged 4 years, youngest daughter of Turlington W. and Bettie Badger Harvey. Funeral at the family residence, 1702 Prairie-av., Friday, July 6, at 2:30 p.m.”

“LAMB-At Waukegan, Ill., July 3, 1894, NELLIE E. LAMB (nee Drough) adopted daughter of James and Mary Lamb. Funeral Friday, the 6th, at 10 a.m., to St. Mary’s church.”

“LARKIN-At 636 Center-av., July 4, JOHN P., the beloved son of Michael and Margaret Larkin (nee O’Hara), aged 3 years and 6 months. Funeral to Sag cemetery, Friday, July 6, at 9 a.m.

A precious one from us has gone,

A voice we loved is still;

A place is vacant in our home,

That never can be filled.”

“LAUX-July 3, 1894, at his residence, 352 W. Lake-st., JACOB LAUX, aged 36 years.”

“MURPHY-July 4, MARGARET, beloved wife of John Murphy and mother of Frank Murphy and Mrs. Donegan and Mrs. Donnallin, Philip, Anna, Bridget, Edward and the late Maggie Murphy. Funeral Saturday at 9 a.m. from her late residence, 3113 Emerald-av., to Church of Nativity, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“MEISER-JACOB J., beloved husband of Annie Meiser (nee Suerth), at the age of 32 years and 16 days. Funeral from his late residence, 184 Rumsey-st., at 9 o’clock Friday morning, to St. Boniface.”

“MEYER-July 4, 1894, AUGUSTA T., wife of Nick Meyer, 3350 Union-av., aged 44 years 11 months and 12 days. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“NELSON-July 4, 1894, Mrs. CATHERINE NELSON, at her residence, 3516 Wabash-av., widow of the late Thomas Nelson, mother of William P., Thomas E., John L. and Nicholas J. Nelson and Mrs. A. D. Plamondon. Funeral Saturday morning to St. Elizabeth’s church, 41st-st and Wabash-av., thence by carriages to Calvary; no flowers.”

“NIEMANN-Wednesday, July 4, 1894, WILLIAM NIEMANN, aged 51 years. Funeral Saturday, July 7, at 1 p.m., from his late residence, 470 W. 19th-st., to Waldheim cemetery.”

“SMITH-At his residence, 1732 23d-st., July 4, JAMES E. SMITH, aged 27 years. Funeral private Thursday, at 2 o’clock.”

“SHAW-July 5, 1894, GEORGE, beloved son of John and Rose Shaw (nee Fox), aged 4 years. Funeral Saturday, July 7, at 9:20 a.m., by carriages to Mount Olivet from parents’ residence, 801 39th-st.

The window was open, the curtains were drawn.

A dove flew in and our darling was gone.

HIS SISTER LOTTIE.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on page 5 of the July 5, 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 | July 2, 2014

Murder in My Family Tree

In 1895 my Swedish 2nd great-grandmother was convicted of inciting the murder of her husband. She was sentenced to life imprisonment. At 62 she died in prison after serving six-and-a-half years of her sentence.

I mentioned Maja Stina Karlsdotter Molin’s story here. It was disturbing to learn this information and prompted one particularly nagging question – why? I will never know the complete answer, but learning some of the facts surrounding her case gives perspective about this chapter in my family history. Many thanks to Bo Johansson for his invaluable help in the transcription and translation of the information contained in Swedish parish records.

Uppsala in the 19th Century

Uppsala Sweden

Stina was born in Börstil, Uppsala, Sweden on 02 Jul 1839. She gave birth to four children; Maria (1867-1944), Carl (1871-1945), Johanna (1876-1956) and Johan (1878-?) who may have been fathered by Karl Johan Andersson Molin. Stina married Karl Johan 28 May 1880 and had two more children; Agnes (1880-1952) and Henning Bernhard (1883-?).

In 1878, when Johan was eight months old, Karl Johan Molin was sentenced for first offence theft with burglary to hard labor for six months and loss of civic trust (the same as being declared a minor) for two years. In 1886 he was arrested again, this time for battery with a life-threatening arm. He was sentenced to hard labor for a year and nine months, with an additional six months added for a crime written illegibly in the parish records. In 1891 Karl Johan was sentenced yet again for yet another battery and the use of a lethal weapon.

The three oldest children immigrated to the US, settling in Chicago; Maria in 1887, Carl in 1890 and Johanna in 1891.

Karl Johan Andersson Molin was killed 12 Mar 1895. Maja Stina was sentenced to life in prison on 24 Apr 1895 for incitement to murder him. Her son Johan was sentenced the same day to seven years in prison for his involvement in the murder of his mother’s husband.

I can’t help comparing the dates of Karl Johan’s convictions and the dates of immigration for Stina’s children. Stina and her children were destitute, yet somehow they found enough money for three tickets from Sweden to America. Perhaps the parish paid for the tickets; perhaps as a way to ensure the safety of Maria, Carl and Johanna?

Stina’s son Johan did not serve his entire seven year sentence. He was given special permission to immigrate to America and did so in June of 1901.  I hope he found a better life.

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1901 Utflytting Record of Johan Karlsson

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | July 1, 2014

The Broadway Building and Loan Co

Did your ancestor borrow money from The Broadway Building and Loan Company in Cincinnati Ohio? I purchased a handful of receipts on eBay for payments that were made to T.B.B. & L. Co. on July first, 1894. Perhaps your ancestor’s signature appears on one of the images below. Originals were donated to the Hamilton County (Ohio) Genealogical Society.

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