1912 Obituaries: November 29

From page 22 of the Chicago Daily News November 29, 1912; “ANDERSON-Wm. C., aged 76 years, Nov. 2, 1912, beloved husband of Elizabeth Anderson. Funeral from late residence, 2442 N. Kimball-av., Sunday, Dec. 1, at 12:30 p.m., to St. Paul’s Lutheran church, 2215 W. North-av., at 1:30 p.m., thence by carriages to Mount Olive cemetery.”…

1912 Obituaries: November 21

From page 21 of the November 21, 1912 issue of the Chicago Daily News; “ACKLEY-Patrick, beloved husband of Margaret Ackley and father of Mrs. Robert Rogers and David J., Frank P., Anna T. and Margaret R. Ackley. Funeral from late residence, 1924 Washington-bd., to St. Jarlath’s church, where requiem high mass will be celebrated, thence…

1912 Obituaries: November 2

The following obituaries appeared on page 20 of the November 2, 1912 issue of the Chicago Daily News; “BORCHARDT-Catherine (nee Michel), Nov 1, 1912, aged 56 years 5 months, beloved wife of J. F. and mother of Frank, George, Henry, Joseph and Albert, sister of Mrs. Mary Beutgen, Mrs. Annie Anderson, Mrs. Maggie Gunlach, Joseph…

If I Knew Where the Gun Was

Not all genealogical searches end with a happy dance. My 2nd great-grandfather died of pneumonia. The result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We’ll never know what was going through Herman Mangels’ mind when he shot himself. But the testimony given during his inquest hearing certainly suggests a history of mental illness. Found lying on the ground bleeding,…

Herman Mangels’ Inquest

My 2nd great-grandfather attempted to take his own life January 7, 1912. Three days later Herman Mangels died in Dunning Hospital after succumbing to lobar pneumonia, the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Below is a transcription of the inquest record created after his death. “WITNESS SHEET Inquest upon the body of Herman Mangels. Held Jan 11th 1912…