EDWARD BERNARD DOHR

Florence Edna Irene (Pankow) Dohr and Edward Bernard Dohr
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Edward Bernard Dohr gravestone
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B. April 16, 1909 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
D. 1965 in Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Gottlieb Dohr (also spelled Doerr) born January 7, 1875 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, son of Jacobine (Welsing) Doerr; married Helen Quiatkowski on November 25, 1903 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Gottlieb died in May 1965

According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

“Name: Gottlieb Doerr; Permanent Home Address; 1905 W. Superior, Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Age in Years: 43; Date of Birth: January 7, 1875; Race: White; U.S. Citizen: Naturalized; Present Occupation: Candy Maker; Employer’s Name: John Kranz; Place of Employment: 19 W. Randolf, Chicago, Cook County, Ill; Nearest Relative: Tillep Doerr, 1925 N. Haulstad St, La.; Height: 5 4 in; Build (blank); Color of Eyes: Blue; Color of Hair: Brown; Signed: 12 September”

  • Mother: Helen (Quiatkowski aka Kosky) Dohr (aka Helena Penatrehertly) born March 12, 1880 in Germany, daughter of Gustave Quiatkowski (aka Kosky) (1856-1918) and Augusta (Fisk) Kosky (1855-1937); 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 “Carol” (Karau) Pankow (1884-1936); Florence 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 nephews.
   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.”

2. Raymond Edward Dohr born July 26, 1942, baptized in Merrill, Lincoln County, WI 
3. 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 Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Sunday, May 18, 1969, page 370:

Neighbors in Uniform

   The army has presented commendation medals to two suburban men serving in South Viet Nam.  They are Specialist 4 Allen L. Dohr, son of Mrs. Florence Dohr, 26 E. Clarendon dr., Round Lake, and Specialist 4 Craig A. Bailey, son of Mrs. Ruth Bailey, 1305 Franklin av., Winthrop Harbor.
   They received the medals for service as combat construction specialists in the fourth infantry division’s company D, fourth engineer batallion near Pleiku.
   Dohr, 21, is a 1965 graduate of Round Lake Community High school, 800 N. High School dr., and Bailey, 20, is a 1967 graduate of Zion-Benton Township High school, 1606 23d st., Zion.”

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 services 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 “John L.” Dohr born August 24, 1904 in Illinois; married Helen C. Schiefelbein (1910-1959) on April 9, 1931 in Cook County, IL, daughter of Joseph John Schiefelbein (1884-1930) and Catherine (Hertlein) (Schiefelbein) Leikam (1889-1955); Lawrence died July 1967; Lawrence and Helen are buried at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Round Lake, Lake County, IL

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, July 13, 1967, page 58:

Dohr
John L. Dohr, 614 Lagoon Terrace, Round Lake Beach, beloved husband of the late Helen; fond father of James, Richard and Carolee Vickers; grandfather of 14.  Resting at MacGillis Funeral Home.  Funeral mass Friday, July 14, at 10 a. m., at St. Joseph’s church.  Interment St. Joseph’s cemetery, Round Lake.  Info., KI 6-3300.”

    • Mildred (Dohr) Horbel born July 10, 1906 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Stephen Horbel; Mildred died August 9, 1927 in Chicago, Cook county, IL; buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, IL

According to the Illinois, U.S., Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947:

“Name: Mildred Horbel (Mildred Boerr (sic Doerr); Birth Date: 10 Jul 1906; Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois; Death Date: 9 Aug 1927; Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Burial Date: 11 Aug 1927; Cemetery Name: St. Josephs; Death Age: 21; Occupation: Housewife; Race: Wife; Marital status: M; Gender: Female; Residence: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Father Name: Gottlieb Boerr (sic Doerr); Father Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois; Mother Name: Helen Kosberg (sic Kosky); Mother Birth Place: Germany; Spouse Name: Stephen Horbel; FHL Film Number: 1877972”

    • Marie H. (Dohr) Higgins born October 12, 1911 in Illinois; married Joseph J. Higgins (unknown-1968) on September 16, 1936 in Cook County, IL; Marie died June 24, 1987; Joseph is buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, IL

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Tuesday, May 21, 1968, page 34:

Higgins
Joseph J. Higgins, beloved husband of Marie, nee Dohr; dear father of James; brother of Mary (Michael) Alfini, John (Charlotte), and Philip (Neva).  Funeral Wednesday, 9 a. m., from Gazda Funeral Home, 1922-24 W. Chicago avenue, to St. Columbkille church.  Interment St. Joseph.  Please omit flowers. HU 6-1230″

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 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 1905 Superior Str., the household members were:

“(difficult to read) George Dorr (sic), head, age 45, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Occupation: Candy maker – Candy Factory; Helen M. Dorr, wife, age 39, married, Immigration year: 1890, naturalized, born in Germany, parents born in Germany; Lawrence Dorr, son, age 15, single, born in Illinois, Occupation: Spring maker – Spring Factory; Milderth Dorr, daughter, age 13, single, born in Illinois; Edward Dorr, son, age 10, single, born in Illinois; Maria A. Dorr, daughter, age 8, single, born in Illinois; Kosky (illegible last name), mother, age 65, unmarried?, Immigration year: 1890; born in Germany, parents born in Germany”

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

“Name: Edward Bernard Dohr; Address: 859 N Damen Ave., Chicago, Illinois (NOTE: penciled in address is 1950 W Hickory St – also Merrill, Wisconsin permanent address Route 6 Box 37C); Telephone: none; Age in Years: 31; Date of Birth: April 6, 1909; Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States; Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Florence Edna Dohr; Relationship of That Person: Wife; Address of That Person: 859 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Employer’s Name: Wagner Pie Co.; Place of Employment: 1751 W. Hubbard St.; Race: White; Height: 5′ 4″; Weight: 126; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Blonde; Complexion: Light; Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: scar on left leg; Signed: 10/16/40”

According to the 1950 U.S. Census for Pine River Town, Lincoln County, WI, the household members were:

“Edward B. Dohr, head, age 40, married, born in Illinois, Occupation: Farmer – Farm, was he living in this same house a year ago?: Yes, What country were his father and mother born in?: Germany, What is the highest grade of school that he has attended?: S-8, Did he finish this grade?: Yes, Last year in how many weeks did this person do any work at all?: 52, Last year (1949) how much money did he earn working as an employee for wages or salary?: None, Last year how much money did he earn working in his own business?: $990, Did he ever serve in the U.S. Armed Forces during?: WWII?: No, WWI?: No, Any other time including present service?: No; Florence M. Dohr, wife, age 38, married, born in Wisconsin, Occupation: Farm helper – Farm; Barbara D. Dohr, daughter, age 9, never married, born in Illinois; Raymond E. Dohr, son, age 6, never married, born in Wisconsin; Allen E. Dohr, son, age 2, never married, born in Wisconsin”

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.”