KATARINE “KATHERINE” (FRANDSEN) DiMURO

Katarine “Katherine” (Frandsen) DiMuro gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. September 25, 1923 in Sulsted, Denmark
D. June 18, 2005 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Peder “Peter” Frandsen born April 10, 1887 in Vestberg, Denmark; immigrated in 1911; married Helfrid Helene Duus on October 5, 1918 in Tyler, Lincoln County, MN; Peder died January 13, 1933; buried in Swedish Mission Covenant, Astoria, Deuel County, SD

According to the New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957:

“LIST OR MANIFEST OF ALIEN PAASENGERS FOR THE UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION OFFICER AT PORT OF ARRIVAL

ALL ALIENS arriving at a port of continental United States from a foreign port or a port of the insular possessions of the United States, and all aliens arriving at a port of said insular possessions from a foreign port, a port of continental United States, or a port of another insular possession, in whatsoever class they travel, MUST be fully listed and the master or commanding officer of each vessel carrying such passengers must upon arrival deliver lists thereof to the immigration officer

This (white) sheet is for the listing of STEERAGE PASSENGERS ONLY
S.S. “United States”, Passengers sailing from Copenhagen Denmark, April 25, 1928 Arriving at Port of New York, May 7th, 1928

 No. on List: 19; Family name: Frandsen; Given name: Peter Chrs. Duus; Age-Yrs.: 40; Sex: m; Married or single: m; Calling or occupation: farmlab; Able to Read: yes; Language: Danish; Write: yes; Nationality: Denmark; Race or people: Scandinavian; Place of birth Country: Denmark; City or town: Vestbjerg; Immigration Visa Number: Quota 1198; Issued at: Copenhagen; Date: Apr. 4- 28; Last permanent residence Country: Denmark; City or town: Sulsted; The name and completed address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came: mother, Kathrine Svendsen, Vestbjerg; Final destination State: Minn; City or town: Hendricks; By whom was passage paid? self; Whether ever before in the United States: yes; and if so when: 1910 1920; and where?: Minn; Whether going to join a relative or friend: friend, John Frederiksen, Hendricks, Minn; Color of Hair: blonde; Eyes: blue

 No. on List: 20; Family name: Frandsen; Given name: Helfred Helene; Age-Yrs.: 37; Sex: f; Married or single: m; Calling or occupation: wife; Able to Read: yes; Language: Danish; Write: yes; Nationality: Denmark; Race or people: Scandinavian; Place of birth Country: Denmark; City or town: Sulsted; Immigration Visa Number: Quota 1199; Issued at: Copenhagen; Date: Apr. 4- 28; Last permanent residence Country: Denmark; City or town: Sulsted; The name and completed address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came: mother, Kathrine Svendsen, Vestbjerg; Final destination State: Minn; City or town: Hendricks; By whom was passage paid? husband; Whether ever before in the United States: yes; and if so when: 1916 1920; and where?: Minn; Whether going to join a relative or friend: friend, John Frederiksen, Hendricks, Minn; Color of Hair: blonde; Eyes: blue

 No. on List: 21; Family name: Frandsen; Given name: Henning Duus; Age-Yrs.: 8; Sex: m; Married or single: s; Calling or occupation: child; Able to Read: yes; Language: Danish; Write: yes; Nationality: Born USA; Race or people: Scandinavian; Place of birth Country: Minn; City or town: Canby; Immigration Visa Number: July  24 – 1919; Issued at: Copenhagen; Date: (blank); Last permanent residence Country: Denmark; City or town: Sulsted; The name and completed address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came: mother, Kathrine Svendsen, Vestbjerg; Final destination State: Minn; City or town: Hendricks; By whom was passage paid? father; Whether ever before in the United States: born in U.S.A.; and if so when: (blank); and where?: (blank); Whether going to join a relative or friend: friend, John Frederiksen, Hendricks, Minn; Color of Hair: blonde; Eyes: blue

 No. on List: 22; Family name: Frandsen; Given name: Niels Duus; Age-Yrs.: 6; Sex: m; Married or single: s; Calling or occupation: child; Able to Read: no; Language: Danish; Write: no; Nationality: Denmark; Race or people: Scandinavian; Place of birth Country: Denmark; City or town: Sulsted; Immigration Visa Number: Quota 1200; Issued at: Copenhagen; Date: April 4 – 28; Last permanent residence Country: Denmark; City or town: Sulsted; The name and completed address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came: mother, Kathrine Svendsen, Vestbjerg; Final destination State: Minn; City or town: Hendricks; By whom was passage paid? father; Whether ever before in the United States: no.; and if so when: (blank); and where?: (blank); Whether going to join a relative or friend: friend, John Frederiksen, Hendricks, Minn; Color of Hair: blonde; Eyes: blue

 No. on List: 23; Family name: Frandsen; Given name: Kathrine Duus; Age-Yrs.: 4; Sex: f; Married or single: s; Calling or occupation: child; Able to Read: no; Language: Danish; Write: no; Nationality: Denmark; Race or people: Scandinavian; Place of birth Country: Denmark; City or town: Sulsted; Immigration Visa Number: Quota 1201; Issued at: Copenhagen; Date: April 4 – 28; Last permanent residence Country: Denmark; City or town: Sulsted; The name and completed address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came: mother, Kathrine Svendsen, Vestbjerg; Final destination State: Minn; City or town: Hendricks; By whom was passage paid? father; Whether ever before in the United States: no.; and if so when: (blank); and where?: (blank); Whether going to join a relative or friend: friend, John Frederiksen, Hendricks, Minn; Color of Hair: blonde; Eyes: blue

No. on List: 24; Family name: Frandsen; Given name: Poul Duus; Age-Yrs.: (blank); Mo: 8; Sex: m; Married or single: s; Calling or occupation: child; Able to Read: no; Language: Danish; Write: no; Nationality: Denmark; Race or people: Scandinavian; Place of birth Country: Denmark; City or town: Sulsted; Immigration Visa Number: Quota 1202; Issued at: Copenhagen; Date: April 4 – 28; Last permanent residence Country: Denmark; City or town: Sulsted; The name and completed address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came: mother, Kathrine Svendsen, Vestbjerg; Final destination State: Minn; City or town: Hendricks; By whom was passage paid? father; Whether ever before in the United States: no.; and if so when: (blank); and where?: (blank); Whether going to join a relative or friend: friend, John Frederiksen, Hendricks, Minn; Color of Hair: blonde; Eyes: blue

  1. Bernard Joseph “Ben” DiMuro born 1954 in MA; married Sandra Ann “Sandy” Bassanelli on July 30, 1988 in City of Alexandria, VA, daughter of Sante Bassanelli and Ethlyn Jane (Gousha) Bassanelli; of Alexandria, VA

According to an article from the “Virginia Lawyer” magazine titled “Bernard J. DiMuro Installed as State Bar President”, June/July 2002, pages 10-14:

“Shortly after I was born in 1954, my family and I moved from Boston to Round Lake, Illinois, a town of 500 people, located just 50 miles northwest of Chicago.  My father was the town’s first full-time police officer and became the chief of police in the early ’60s….”

  1. Peter DiMuro; of Washington, D.C.
  2. Donna (DiMuro) Watras: married Paul Watras; of New York, N.Y.
  • Siblings:
    • Henning Duus Frandsen born July 24, 1919 in Canby, Yellow Medicine County, MN; last residence in Hot Springs National Park, Garland, AR; Henning died February 2, 1999

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Henning Duuis Frandsen; Address: R.F.D., Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois; Telephone: none; Age in Years: 21; Date of Birth: July 24, 1919; Place of Birth: Canby, Minnesota; Country of Citizenship: U.S.A.; Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Helfried Frandsen; Relationship of That Person: mother; Address of That Person: R.F.D., Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois; Employer’s Name: Mrs. Helfried Frandsen; Place of Employment: R.F.D., Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois; Race: White; Height: 5′ 6 1/2″; Weight: 156; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Blonde; Complexion: Ruddy; Signed: October 16, 1940”

    • Niels “Nels” Duus Frandsen born September 14, 1921 (NOTE: Helfrid listed the date of birth as August 1, 1921 on her Petition for Naturalization) in Sulsted, Denmark; veteran of the U.S. Navy, WW II (1943-1946); married Marie; Niels died October 25, 1996 in Milwaukee, WI; buried in Highland Memorial Park, Libertyville, Lake County, IL

According to the U.S.,  World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Niels Duis Frandsen; Place of Residence: Round Lake, Lake County, Ill; Mailing Address: Same; Telephone: none; Age in Years: 20; Date of Birth: Sept. 14 1921; Place of Birth: Denmark; Town: Denmark; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Pete Frandsen, Round Lake, Ill; Employer’s Name and Address: Henry Ericsson Co., 228 North La Salle, Chicago, Ill.; Place of Employment: U.S. Navy, Great Lakes, Lake County, Ill.; Race: White; Height: 5-6; Weight: 142; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Sallow; Signed: 2-16-42”

According to the Daily Herald (Chicago IL) Monday, October 28, 1996, page 251:

“Niels D. Frandsen, 75, of Grayslake, died Friday, Oct. 25.  Arrangements were made by Strang Funeral Chapel, Ltd., Grayslake, (847) 223-8122.”

According to the U.S., Departing Passenger and Crew Lists, 1914-1966:

LIST OF OUTWARD-BOUND PASSENGERS
Sailing from NEW YORK, MAY 19th, 1951y 19, 1951
S.S. Stockholm bound for port of COPENHAGEN

Line No.: 10; Family Name – Given, Name Address in United States: FRANDSEN Marian, Round Lake, Ill.; Age (Years): 20; Sex (F-M): f; U. S. Passport No.: 429137; Place of Birth, Date and Place of Naturalization: Astoria, S. Dak.; Length of Time Passenger Intends To Remain Abroad: 3 months”

Additional Information:

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Scandinavia Township, Deuel County, SD the household members were: 

“Peter Frandsen, head, age 43, married at age 33, born in Denmark, parents born in Denmark, immigrated in 1911, occupation: farm – general farm; Hilfried Frandsen, wife, age 39, married; born in Denmark, parents born in Denmark, immigrated in 1916; Henning Frandsen, son, age 11, single, born in Minnesota; Nels Frandsen, son, age 8, single, born in Denmark; Kathryn Frandsen, daughter, age 6, single, born in Denmark; Paul Frandsen, son, age 2 10/12, single, born in Denmark; Dorathea Frandsen, daughter, age 1 1/12, single, born in Minnesota; Mary Frandsen, daughter, age 1/12, single, born in South Dakota”

According to the 1935 South Dakota, State Census for Scandinavia Township, Deuel County, SD with a Astoria, SD post office:

    • Helford Frandsen, age 45, born 1890 in Denmark, widowed, married 1918
    • Henning Frandsen, age 15, born 1920 in Minnesota
    • Niels Frandsen, age 13, born 1922 in Denmark
    • Katherine Frandsen, age 11, born 1924 in Denmark
    • Paul Frandsen, age 7, born 1928 in Denmark, parents born in Denmark
    • Dorothy Frandsen, age 6, born 1929 in Astoria, Deuel County, SD
    • Marian Frandsen, age 5, born 1930 in Astoria, Deuel County, SD

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Renehan Road, the household members were:

“Hilford Frandsen, head, age 49, widowed, highest grade completed: 7; born in Denmark, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota; Henning Frandsen, son, age 20, single, highest grade completed: 8; born in Minnesota, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota, occupation: farm laborer – farm; Nels Frandsen, age 18, single, highest grade completed: 8; born in Denmark, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota, occupation: laborer – tannery; Katherine Frandsen, daughter, age 16, single, highest grade completed: H-1, born in Denmark, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota, occupation: maid – private home; Paul Frandsen, son, age 12, single, highest grade completed: 6, born in Denmark, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota; Dorothy Frandsen, daughter, age 11, single, highest grade completed: 6, born in Minnesota, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota; Marian Frandsen, daughter, age 9, single, highest grade completed: 3, born in South Dakota, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota; Elden Anderson, lodger, age 22, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Minnesota, residence in 1935: same place, occupation: farm laborer – farm; Soren Pedersen, lodger, age 32, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Denmark, residence in 1935: same place, occupation: plumber – building construction”

According to the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights IL) Tuesday, June 21, 2005:

“Katherine DiMuro of Round Lake 
Services for Katherine DiMuro, 81, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Cemetery, Round Lake. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel. Born Sept. 25, 1923, in Sulsted, Denmark, to Peter and Helfred (nee Duus) Frandsen, she passed away Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Katherine was a Round Lake Lioness and a member of the Italian-American Club of Lake County. She was the beloved mother of Bernard J. (Sandy) DiMuro of Alexandria, Va., Peter DiMuro of Washington, D.C. and Donna (Paul) Watras (nee DiMuro) of New York, N.Y.; loving grandmother of Sienna; sister of Marion Blair; sister-in-law of Marie Frandsen; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard P. DiMuro; three brothers; and a sister. For information, 847-223- 8122.”