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Surname Saturday: Jonas Update

William (Wilhelm) Jonas b. abt 1863 in Germany,
m. Marie Lustgens b. abt 1863 in Germany and they had 14 children.

Unknown Jonas 

Augusta Jonas b. 1883 d. Nov 1958

m. Carl Freiburger before 1930

Emma Jonas b. 16 Jan 1887, Niles, Cook, IL d. 15 Jul 1959

m. Gustav Felske before 1904

Helen Felske b. 1904

Florence M. Felske b. 1905 d. 1970

m. Carl F Braun

Walter Felske b. 1907 d. 1986

Edward Felske b. 1911 d. 1979

Fred  Felske b. 1916

Annie Jonas b. Sep 1888

Wilhelmena (Minnie) Jonas b. Mar 1890

m. William Seifert 13 Mar 1909

William August Seifert 29 Jul 1910, Chicago, Cook, IL

Theodor Seifert 18 Nov 1911, Chicago, Cook, IL

Martha Seifert 15 Jan 1914, Chicago, Cook, IL

Louisa (Betha) Jonas b. 14 Jan 1892 Niles, Cook, IL d. May 1973

m. Charles Klopp 21 Oct 1913 Morton Grove, Cook, IL d. Sep 1944

Norine Klopp b. 1911 d. 1973

Robert C Klopp b. 1929

William Jonas b. Apr 1893 Cook, IL d. 22 Aug 1911 Cook, IL

Martha Jonas b. Dec 1894 Cook, IL d. 11 July 1911 Cook, IL

Otto Jonas b. Nov 1896 d. 1957

Ella Jonas b. 12 Apr 1898 d. 11 Oct 1956 Cook, IL

m. Frederick Jaeger 26 Nov 1918 Chicago, Cook, IL

Ruth Jaeger b. 29 Jan 1917 d. 18 Feb 1993 Chicago, Cook, IL

Margaret (Ida) Jaeger b. 1 Jan 1919 d. 15 Apr 1980 Chicago, Cook, IL

Dorothy Jaeger b. 24 Mar 1920 d. 28 Aug 2002 Chicago, Cook IL

Irene Jaeger b. 31 Oct 1923 d . 2 Mar 1993 Chicago, Cook, IL

Max Jonas b. Dec 1899 d. Aug 1969 Morton Grove, Cook, IL d. 4 Aug 1969

m. Jeanette Fudacz 21 Jun 1937

Matilda (Tillie) Jonas b. 16 Mar 1902 d. 29 Apr 1917, Morton Grove, Cook, IL

Margaretha Jonas b. 24 Aug 1904 Morton Grove, Cook, IL

Theadore Jonas b. 17 Dec 1906 Morton Grove, Cook, IL

I believe the unknown child is John Jonas who married Ida Vick. They are buried close to William and Marie Jonas in Niles, IL. But, I do need to find the connection to bring the families together. One of the witnesses for the marriage of John and Ida Jonas  is Emma Jonas. Emma is child #3 of William and Marie, if John does fit into this family, he would be child # 1 or 2.

Do you have any Jonas relations? My research into this family has been very recent and I would love to connect with anyone that has is a relation to the above mention people.

Wordless Wednesday – Fred and Ella Jaeger

Fred and Ella Jaeger, digital copy, original held by T. Foote ©2012

Amanuensis Monday: Obituary of Fred Jaeger

Chicago Tribune 16 Aug 1961

Fred Jaeger, formerly of 3710 Southport avenue, beloved husband of the late Ella, nee Jonas; dear father of Ruth Hoffman, Ida O’Connell, Dorothy Ramsden, and Irene Fudacz; grandfather of eight; great-grandfather of one. Resting at Thomas J. Cooney Funeral Home, 3552 Southport avenue. Services Friday, 1 p. m. to Graceland Cemetery

Surname Saturday: Jonas

This is my first Surname Saturday post and I thought I would post about my Jonas family line, which is the line I have been spending my most time on lately.

William (Wilhelm) Jonas b. abt 1863 in Germany,
Marie Lustgens b. abt 1863 in Germany and they had 14 children.

Unknown Jonas
Unknown Jonas
Emma Jonas b. 16 Jan 1887, Niles, Cook, IL
Annie Jonas b. Sep 1888
Wilhelmena (Minnie) Jonas b. Mar 1890
William Seifert 13 Mar 1909
William August Seifert 29 Jul 1910, Chicago, Cook, IL
Theodor Seifert 18 Nov 1911, Chicago, Cook, IL
Martha Seifert 15 Jan 1914, Chicago, Cook, IL

Louisa (Betha) Jonas b. 14 Jan 1892 Niles, Cook, IL
m. Charles Klopp 21 Oct 1913 Morton Grove, Cook, IL

William Jonas b. Apr 1893 Cook, IL d. 22 Aug 1911 Cook, IL
Martha Jonas b. Dec 1894 Cook, IL d. 11 July 1911 Cook, IL
Otto Jonas b. Nov 1896
Ella Jonas b. 12 Apr 1898 d. 11 Oct 1956 Cook, IL
m. Frederick Jaeger 26 Nov 1918 Chicago, Cook, IL
Ruth Jaeger b. 29 Jan 1917 d. 18 Feb 1993 Chicago, Cook, IL
Margaret (Ida) Jaeger b. 1 Jan 1919 d. 15 Apr 1980 Chicago, Cook, IL
Dorothy Jaeger b. 24 Mar 1920 d. 28 Aug 2002 Chicago, Cook IL
Irene Jaeger b. 31 Oct 1923 d . 2 Mar 1993 Chicago, Cook, IL
Max Jonas b. Dec 1899 d. Aug 1969 Morton Grove, Cook, IL d. 4 Aug 1969
m. Jeanette Tokarsz 21 Jun 1937
Matilda Jonas b. 1902
Margaretha Jonas b. 24 Aug 1904 Morton Grove, Cook, IL
Theadore Jonas b. 17 Dec 1906 Morton Grove, Cook, IL

I do know that one of the unknown children is Augusta Jonas, I just do not know her birth order. Source for Augusta is from an Aunt and a newspaper article about the death of Martha.

I believe the other unknown child is John Jonas who married Ida Vick. They are buried close to William and Marie Jonas in Niles, IL. But, I do need to find the connection to bring the families together. One of the witnesses for the marriage of John and Ida Jonas  is Emma Jonas. Emma is child #3 of William and Marie, if John does fit into this family, he would be child # 1 or 2.

Do you have any Jonas relations? My research into this family has been very recent and I would love to connect with anyone that has is a relation to the above mention people.

SNGF – List Your Matrilineal Line

Randy at Genea-Musings has put out the call for some Saturday night fun. He says:

“Hey genealogy buffs – it’s Saturday Night again — time for more Genealogy Fun!!
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) List your matrilineal line – your mother, her mother, etc. back to the first identifiable mother. Note: this line is how your mitochondrial DNA was passed to you!

2) Tell us if you have had your mitochondrial DNA tested, and if so, which Haplogroup you are in.

3) Post your responses on your own blog post, in Comments to this blog post, or in a Status line on Facebook or in your Stream at Google Plus.

4)  If you have done this before, please do your father’s matrilineal line, or your grandfather’s matrilineal line, or your spouse’s matriliuneal line.

5)  Does this list spur you to find distant cousins that might share one of your matrilineal lines? “

So I took a gander at my line, or lack thereof…To protect the identity of my living relatives, I am going to start this with my maternal grandmother.

a. Zedith Marie Lachney (17 Mar 1933 Raleigh Co, WV – 31 Dec 2009 Trinity, AL) married William H. Richmond Jr.

b. Mary Jane Hilton (14 Dec 1903 Perry Co, OH) – 18 July 1992 Seminole, FL) married Joseph Lachney

c. Susie Kerr (12 Feb 1876 Arlington, OH – 11 Sep 1943 Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV) married John James Hilton, Sr.

d. Margaret Garlinger (Feb 1849 – Somerset, PA – Dec 1910 Perry Co, OH) married John Kerr

e. Mary Hashsmith (1815 PA – 1870 Bairds Furnace, Perry Co, OH) married Adam Garlinger

As far as I know, no one has had any DNA testing done. Being a female in this line, it only makes sense that I should be the one to do this. Add another thing to my long line of to do lists.

My fathers matrilineal line is as follows:

a. Margaret (Ida)  Jaeger (1 Jan 1919 Cook Co., IL – 15 Apr 1980 Chicago, Cook Co, IL) married 1) Frederick Fischer 2) Ambrose (Larry O’Connell)

b. Ella Martha Marie Jonas (12 Apr 1898, Cook Co, IL – 11 Oct 1956 Cook Co, IL) married Frederick Jaeger

c. Marie Lustgens (10 Mar 1862 Germany – 28 Aug 1944 Morton Grove, Cook Co, IL) married Wilhelm/William Jonas

Again, as far as I know, no one has completed any DNA testing on this line either. I do have a few aunts that I can ask to do this for me. Seems I could send them a Christmas gift and hope they will take it.

Thanks Randy for keeping all the genealogists busy, and having fun with the research we have completed.

Wedding Wednesday – Fred Jaeger and Ella Jonas

Marriage License

Marriage may be Celebrated , in the County of Cook and State of Illinois, between Fred Jaeger of Chicago, in the County of Cook and State of Illinois, of the age of 25 years, and Miss Ella Jonas of Chicago, in the County of Cook and the State of Illinois, of the age of 20 years.

Certified by H. Sterling Pomeroy, Judge of the City Court of Kowance*, Ill. serving in the Circuit Court of Cook County on 26 November 1918.

Registered and filed 23 December 1918.

*Having been born and raised in Cook County, I have no clue where Kowance is. I have done a little bit of research on the internet and the only thing it brings up is Kewanee, IL which is in Henry County. Henry County is no where near the city of Chicago. Hopefully, someone reading might be able to give me a clue as to where this town was.

Memories and Grandma’s

52 Weeks of Sharing Memories is hosted by Lorine at Olive Tree Genealogy, she has put together a list of memories to discuss to help bloggers add information about their lives, not only the lives of their ancestors. The prompt for week #2 was Grandparents (ok, I am a bit late getting this up, but it was written during week 2). She asked these questions:

  • Which Grandparent were you the closest to and why?
  • What were his/her hobbies?
  • What is the strongest memory of your grandparent?

I was lucky enough to be born having all of my grandparents and a set of great grandparents as well.

From birth to age 8, I spent most of my time with my paternal grandma, Ida (Jaeger) O’Connell. She was our babysitter, which was more like our Mom. Until my grandpa died they had lived in an apartment. After his death, my Dad purchased his first home. A 2 flat, we lived on the first floor and Grandma lived on the second.

When I was young, she was the one who did everything for us, dressed us, fed us and took care of us when we were ill. I really have no memories of anyone else really taking care of us (maybe 1 babysitter before we moved to the 2 flat). The point is, my youngest memories are not of my parents, they are of my paternal grandparents.

Grandma had many hobbies that kept her busy throughout the days, besides raising her grandchildren, she loved word searches, jigsaw puzzles (there was always one hidden on the dining room table, under the tablecloth), knitting, crocheting and making jellies! Yum, I wish I had some homemade plum jelly now!

My strongest memory of her is her sitting in her lazy boy chair, next to the picture window, watching her “stories” while crocheting or knitting. I was always sitting on the arm of the chair, drinking her glass of water. She did not like to share her drinks with us kids because we always left “floaties” in her water. I remember her telling us to open our mouths so she could make sure there was no more food in there.

She passed when I was 8 and from there I spent my time with my maternal grandma, Zedith Richmond.  This is the woman who taught me how to cook, and boy could she cook!

The only hobby I remember her being involved with was ceramics. It was our Wednesday night event. Along with grandma, my mom, an aunt, my brother, my cousin and I would meet at the ceramics shop and work on whatever items we were currently involved with. I have one piece left that grandma made, it is a Santa’s workshop with the elves and Mrs. Claus. The workshop has already broken and has been repaired with crazy glue. This year I refused to get it out for Christmas since it is the last item of ceramics I have from her.

My strongest memory of her is our trip to WV in 2004. It was the only “adult” vacation I took with her. This trip was for the Hilton family reunion (her Mom’s family) and so she could show us “home.” I was the only grandchild who took this trip with her and I will treasure the time we spent together, seeing places that were important to her life and meeting friends and family. I really wish some of my cousins would have been able to make this trip. I am thankful to have shared this trip with my two girls  and then to have brought my son to see parts of it in fall of 2009.

I miss both of these special women in my life daily. I would not be the strong woman I am today without either of them.

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Family Photo’s

Standing in back: Joanne and Fred Fischer

Sitting in front: (L to R) Betty Fischer, Terri, Ida, Ella Jeager and Dan

Terri, Ida and Dan are all O’Connell’s

 

My aunt recently sent me this picture via email and I could not wait to share it here. I love to look at the older pictures and look at the family resemblances. Ella is my Great Grandmother whom I never met. When I see her in this picture, I see the face of my Grandmother, Ida O’Connell

Sentimental Sunday – The Aroma of Grandma’s House

As a child Grandma Ida, (born Margaret Jaeger on 1 Jan 1919 in IL and died 15 Apr 1980, Chicago, IL)  would make her homemade jellies for the winter. There was always a jar in the fridge and a few more in the pantry. This was a day that would be spent entirely in the kitchen. The boiling of fruits left a more than pleasant aroma. I remember standing on a chair so I was able to look into the colossal pots filled with strawberry’s,  plums or whatever other fruit she used. I can still see the way her kitchen was set up and where each of the appliances belonged. I remember this being a day long project with benefits that would last for months to come. 

 

Ida M. Jaeger, digital copy provided by T. Foote ©2010 Terri O’Connell

 

 

As an adult, I wish that Grandma had lived well beyond 1980. I was 8 when she passed away and never really learned to make jelly like she did. I can make freezer jelly and that is really quick to make. Nothing like Grandma did when I was a child. No mason jars or wax needed. Just a plastic container that can be stored in the freezer. Luckily, I have an aunt who learned how to do this last summer and I hope I am  able to spend a day with her over summer to learn from her. 

My favorite jelly that Grandma made was plum. It is not the same as buying a jar of Smuckers or any other brand. I have purchased a few in the past and they never taste the same.

Tombstone Tuesday – Fred and Ella Jaeger

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Jaeger

Fred 

1893 – 1961

Ella

1898 – 1956

 

Fred was born 27 Dec 1893, Zwittan, Czechoslovakia. He immigrated to the United States through Canada. He entered in the US in Port Huron, MI on 20 Sep 1913. Five years later he married  Ella Martha Marie Jonas from Morton Grove, IL on 26 Nov 1918, in Chicago, IL. Ella was the first generation to be born in America, (she was 1 of 12 children). Both of her parents immigrated to the States from Germany. 

Fred and Ella raised their family in Chicago, IL. They had four girls together: Ruth (23 Feb 1916), Ida (1 Jan 1919), Dorothy (24 Feb 1920)  and Irene (31 Oct 1923). 

Fred and Ella are my paternal Great Grandparents. There is still more research that needs to be completed on this line. 

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