EDWARD B. DOHR

Florence and Edward Dohr
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B. 1909 in Cook County, IL
D. 1965 in Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Gottlieb Dohr born January 7, 1875; married Helen Quiatkowski on November 25, 1903 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Gottlieb died in May 1965
  • Mother: Helen (Quiatkowski Kosky) Dohr born March 12, 1880 in Germany; Helen died July 20, 1936 in Evanston, Cook County, IL; buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, IL
  • Wife: Florence Edna Irene (Pankow) Dohr born November 30, 1912 in Pine River, Lincoln County, WI daughter of Ernst Karl F. Pankow (1878-1943) and Caroline Ernestine (Karau) Pankow (1884-1936); died October 15, 2001 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Florence Edna Irene (Pankow) Dohr buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Barbara (Dohr) Wendell born March 4, 1941 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Donald R. Wendell on October 22, 1960; Barbara died November 17, 2017 in Benton, Franklin County, IL; body was cremated; According to the Harrisburg Register:

“Barbara Wendell of Benton
   Barbara Wendell, 76, passed away at 12:37 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Helia Healthcare of Benton.
   Mrs. Wendell’s wishes were to be cremated.  Memorial services will be conducted at a future date.
   Barbara was born March 4, 1941 in Chicago, the daughter of Edward and Florence (Pankow) Dohr.  She married Donald R. Wendell on Oct. 22, 1960, and he survives.
   Mrs. Wendell was a full-time homemaker, and she was an avid collector.  She enjoyed collecting angels and Native American collectibles.
   Survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, Donald R. Wendell of Benton; daughter Audra Motter (Larry Keating) of Ingleside; granddaughter Krystle Motter of Round Lake; great-granddaughter Regan Starnes; brother Raymond Dohr of Benton; and several nieces and newphews.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Allen Dohr; and sister-in-law Marilyn Dohr.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123.
   Leffler Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of arrangements.  To leave online condolences for the family or share memories of Barbara, visit lpfuneralhome.com.”

    1. Raymond Edward Dohr born July 26, 1943, baptized in Merrill, Lincoln County, WI
    2. Allen Leroy Dohr born July 27, 1947 in Merrill, Lincoln County, WI; Allen died October 17, 2015 in West Frankfort, Franklin County, IL; body cremated; According to the Southern Illinoisan, October 20, 2015:

“ALLEN DOHR
   WEST FRANKFORT – Allen Leroy Dohr, 68, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at his home.
   Mr. Dohr’s wishes were to be cremated.  Memorial servicdes will be at a future date.
   He was born July 27, 1947, in Merrill, Wisconsin, the son of Edward and Florence (Pankow) Dohr.
   Allen was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.  He formerly worked as a line clearance worker with Asplundh.
   Survivors include three children, Jessica Dohr of Wauconda, Wisconsin (sic), Tricia Dohr of Lake Villa and Sean Dorh of Libertyville; seven grandchildren, Brian Dohr, Casandra Dohr, Marissa Dohr, Bailey Dohr, Syndey Schiavo, Matteo Rivas and Joseph Hamm; brother, Raymond Dohr and wife, Marilyn of Benton; sister Barbara Wendell and husband, Donald of Benton; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
   He was preceded in death by his parents.
   Leffler-Pulson Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of arrangements.”

  • Siblings:
    • Lawrence John Dohr born August 24, 1904 in Illinois; married Helen Schiefelbein on April 9, 1931 in Cook County, IL; died July 1967
    • Mildred (Dohr) Howell born about 1907 in Illinois; married Stephen Howell; Mildred died in 1927
    • Marie (Dohr) Higgins born about 1911 in Illinois; married Joseph J. Higgins (unknown-1968) on September 16, 1936 in Cook County, IL; Marie died in 1987; Joseph is buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, IL

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 1905 W. Superior St., the household members were: Gottlieb Doerr, head, age 35, married once for 7 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: candy maker – candy factory; Helen Doerr, wife, age 30, married once for 7 years, 3 children born, 3 children living, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1888; Lawrence Doerr, son, age 5, single, born in Illinois; Mildred Doerr, daughter, age 3, single, born in Illinois; Edward Doerr, son, age 1, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 4308 Congress Street, the household members were: Doer Gottlieb (sic Gottlie Dohr) head, married at age 30, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: candy maker – candy mfg co; Helen Gottlieb (sic Dohr) wife, age 50, married at age 50, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1887; Lawrence Gottlieb (sic Dohr), son, age 25, single, born in Illinois, occupation: telephone – telephone; Edward Gottlieb (sic Dohr) son, age 20, single, born in Illinois, occupation: oven man – bakery; Marie Gottlieb (sic Dohr), daughter, age 18, single, born in Illinois, occupation: operator – telephone co; Steve Howell, son-in-law, age 25, widowed, married at age 22, born in New Hampshire, parents born in Austria, occupation: foreman – bakery; Dorothy Howell, grand daughter, age 5, single, born in Illinois, father born in New Hampshire, mother born in Illinois; James Doerr (sic possibly Howell), grand son, age 2, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Pine River Township, Lincoln County, WI the household members were: Ernest Pankow, head, age 62 widowed, highest grade completed: 8, born in Germany, lived in same house in 1935; Carl Pankow, son, age 16, single, highest grade completed: 7, born in Wisconsin, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: farm worker – farm; Edward Dohr, son-in-law, age 31, married, highest grade completed: H1, born in Illinois, lived in Chicago, Cook County, IL in 1935, occupation: baker – bakery shop; Florence Dohr, daughter, age 27, married, highest grade completed: 7, born in Wisconsin, lived in Chicago, Cook County, IL in 1935, occupation: wrapper – bakery shop.

According to the Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, WI) Saturday, October 4, 1958, page 3:

“Gas Furnace Explodes, Home Wrecked, Two Hurt – ROUND LAKE, Ill. (AP) – A gas furnace exploded with a mighty thud Friday night, demolishing a two-story frame house and critically injuring a mother and daughter in rural Round Lake Beach.  A grandfather and two brothers miraculously escaped injury as the blast leveled the home and sent window glass flying into a neighbor’s yard.  One neighbor, Edward Glower Jr., who helped victims from the home, described the blast as “two cars colliding head-on.”  Mrs. Florence Dohr, 42, and her daughter, Barbara, 17, were reported in critical condition in St. Therese Hospital in Waukegan, about 25 miles east of this norther Illinois resort area.  One son, Allen, 8, was blown out of a first floor window while watching television.  A brother, Raymond, 14, managed to crawl out of the debris.  Gottlieb Dohr, 83, Mrs. Dohr’s father-in-law, was carried out of the wreckage by Glower, a 21-year-old former Marine.  The father, Edward, 49, was working at the time of the explosion.  Authorities said the mother and daughter went into the cellar to relight the furnace.  Moments later, the blast rocked the home.  Neighbors told police that an unidentified company made repairs on the furnace during the day.  There was no damage estimated to the home.”

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