FLORENCE EDNA IRENE (PANKOW) DOHR
Florence Edna Irene (Pankow) Dohr and Edward Bernard Dohr
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Florence Edna Irene (Pankow) Dohr gravestone
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B. November 30, 1912 in Pine River, Lincoln County, WI
D. October 15, 2001 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
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- Father: Ernest Karl F. Pankow born in January 21, 1878 in Germany; married Caroline Karau on July 1, 1905; Ernest died January 25, 1943 in Merrill, Lincoln County, WI; buried in Calvary Lutheran Cemetery, Merrill, Lincoln County, WI
- Mother: Caroline Ernestine “Carol” (Karau) Pankow born March 25, 1883 in Germany, daughter of Christian Karau (1836-1923) and Caroline (Semerau) Karau (1843-1917); Caroline died February 19, 1936 in Merrill, Lincoln County, WI; buried in Calvary Lutheran Cemetery, Merrill, Lincoln County, WI
According to the Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau WI) Thursday, February 20, 1936, page 4:
“Pine River Resident
Dies; Funeral Rites
On Monday Afternoon
Merrill, Feb. 20. – Mrs. Caroline Pankow, nee Karau, 52, of the town of Pine River, Lincoln county, died at a local hospital at 11:30 o’clock last night, where she was taken Saturday, following an illness of two months. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family home and at 2:30 o’clock at St. Luke’s church in the town of Pine River, the Rev. Jacob Reiff of the town of Maine to officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
The deceased was born March 25, 1883, in Germany, and accompanied her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christian Karau, in her infancy to the town of Pine River, where she was married July 1, 1905, to Ernest Pankow, who survives her with nine children. They are Martin Pankow of the town of Pine River, Mrs. Gustav Schleif, Mrs. Edward Dohr and Mrs. Frank Pauls of Chicago, Mrs. Rudolph Sann of the town of Texas, and the Misses Fredonia and Elaine and Norman and Carl Pankow, at home. She is also survived by five grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: August, Gustav, Charles, Gottlieb, Christian and Albert Karau of the town of Pine River, Herman Karau of Merrill, Mrs. August Hirsch and Jacob Lambert of Hay Springs, Neb., and Mrs. Hulda Lang of Gleason. She was a member of the congregation and ladies’ aid society of St. Luke’s church.”
- Husband: Edward Bernard Dohr born April 16, 1909 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, son of Gottlieb Dohr (1875-1965) and Helen (Quiatkowski) Dohr (1880-1936); Edward died in 1965 in Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Edward Bernard Dohr buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- 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, 1943, 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:
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.”
- Martin Fredrich Andrew Pankow born December 13, 1905 in Pine River, Lincoln County, WI; married Ruth O. (Dreves) Pankow (1911-1968) in June 27, 1931; Martin died January 14, 1969 in Merrill, Lincoln County, WI; Martin and Ruth are buried in Merrill Memorial Park, Merrill, Lincoln County, WI
According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
“Name: Martin Fredrich Pankow; Address: Box 18B. R.F.D. 6, Merrill, Lincoln County, Wis; Telephone: None; Age in Years: 34; Date of Birth: Dec 13 1905; Place of Birth: Town Pine River, Wisconsin, U.S.A.; Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Martin F. Pankow; Relationship of That Person: Wife; Address of That Person: Box 18 B. R.F.D. 6, Merrill, Lincoln County, Wis; Employer’s Name: Consumers Cooperative Exchange; Place of Employment: Logan Ave, Merrill, Lincoln County, Wis; Race: White; Height: 5-10; Weight: 228; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Light; Signed: October 16, 1940”
According to the Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau WI) Tuesday, January 14, 1969, page 12:
“Martin F. Pankow
Martin F. Pankow, 63, 2600 E. Sixth St., Merrill, died unexpectedly at 6:45 a.m. today at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill. He is a former Town of Pine River resident.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Merrill, with the Rev. A. W. Ludwig officiating. Burial will be in Merrill Memorial Park. Friends may call at Taylor Funeral Home, Merrill, after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Pankow was born Dec. 13, 1905, in the Town of Pine River, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Pankow. On June 27, 1931, he was married in Merrill to Ruth Drevs. she died June 21, 1968. Mr. Pankow had farmed in the Town of Pine River.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. William Dickraff, Fond du Lac, Mrs. Howard Deininger, Kaukauna, and Mrs. Robert Plautz, Town of Scott; three sons, Vernon, Fergus Falls, Minn., John, Beloit, and Ronald, Burlington; two brothers, Norman, Town of Scott, and Karl, Town of Maine; five sisters, Mrs. Herbert Hamlin, 723 W. Ross Ave., Wausau, Mrs. Olga Sann, Wausau, Mrs. Florence Dohr, Round Lake, Illinois., Mrs. Robert Erbstoesser, Bensonville, Ill., and Mrs. Kenneth Gremler, Milwaukee; and 14 grandchildren.
- Viola Albertine Wilhelmine (Pankow) (Schleif) Hamlin born August 13, 1907 in Lincoln County, WI; married (1) Gustave Emil Schleif (1902-1936) son of Herman Schleif (1864-1932) and Henrietta Schleif (1874-1963); married (2) Herbert A. Hamlin (1907-1989) in 1946 in Wisconsin; Viola died March 24, 1999 in Wausau, Marathon County, WI; Viola, Gustave and Herbert are buried in Saint James Cemetery, Merrill, Lincoln County, WI
According to the Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau WI) Sunday, March 28, 1999, page 11:
Viola W. Hamlin, 91, 400 River Drive, Wausau, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at her home.
She was employed at Marathon Battery.
Survivors include one son, Elmer (Viola) Schleif, Schofield; two daughters, Irene Goetsch, Wausau, and Elaine (Edward) Leight, Madison; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Norman (Lila Mae) Panbkow, Merrill; and three sisters, Florence Dohr and Sidonia Erbstosser, both of Illinois, and Elaine Gremler, Menomonee Falls.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Helke Funeral Home, Wausau. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, town of Pine River. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, and from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of services, all at the funeral home.”
- Olga (Pankow) Sann born in July 9, 1910 in Pine River, Lincoln County, WI; married Rudolph Robert “Robert” Sann (1881-1953) on November 14, 1931 in Wausau, Marathon County, WI, son of William Sann (1823-1898) and Henrietta Sann (1844-1927); Olga died June 6, 1983 in Merrill, Lincoln County, WI; buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Marathon County, WI
According to the Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau WI) Tuesday, June 7, 1983, page 8:
“Mrs. Olga Sann
Mrs. Olga Sann, 72, formerly of 500 Grand Ave., Wausau, died Monday night at the Merrill hospital.
The former Olga Pankow was born July 9, 1910, in town of Pine River, daughter of Ernest and Caroline Pankow. She was married to Rudolph Sann, who died Oct. 14, 1953.
Survivors include a brother, Norman, Route 1, Merrill; four sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Viola) Hamlin, 723 West Ross Ave., Mrs. Edward (Florence) Dohr, Round Lake, Ill., Mrs. Robert (Sidona) Erbstoesser, Rolling Meadows, Ill., and Mrs. Kenneth (Elaine) Grenler, Milwaukee.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Helke West Chapel, Wausau. The Rev. William Kaseman of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Wausau, will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau. Friends may call at the funeral chapel after 4 p.m. Wednesday.”
- Gerda Leona Myrtle (Pankow) Pauls born December 23, 1914 in Pine River, Lincoln County, WI; married Frank Ferdinand Pauls (1901-1979) on May 6, 1935 in Cook County, IL; Gerda died May 14, 1945 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Calvary Lutheran Cemetery, Merrill, Lincoln County, WI
- Sidonia W. (Pankow) Erbstoesser born November 1, 1916 in Pine River, Lincoln County, WI; married Robert R. Erbstoesser (1918-1974) on September 23, 1939 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Sidnoia died August 5, 2001 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, WI; Sidonia and Robert are buried in Fairview Memorial Park (aka Memorial Estates Cemetery), Northlake, Cook county, IL
According to the Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, WI) Wednesday, August 8, 2001, page 2:
Sidonia Erbstoesser, 84, Arkdale, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Roseberry’s Funeral and Home Crematory, Friendship. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 13 in Fairview memorial Park, Northlake, Ill.
Mrs. Erbstoesser was born Nov. 1, 1916, in Pine River, to Ernest and Caroline (Karau) Pankow. She married Robert R. Erbstoesser Sept. 23, 1939, in Chicago. He died Dec. 21, 1974.
She moved to the Adams County town of Big Flats in 1999.
Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn (Merlyn) Barton, Arkdale, and Jean (Angelo) DeMonte, Bari, Italy; two sons, Russell G. (Pamela), of Castle Rock, Wash., and James C. (Diane), of Marengo, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Dohr, Waukegan, Ill., and Elaine Gremler, Milwaukee; and one brother, Norman (Lilamae) Pankow, Merrill.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. Saturday.”
- Elaine M. (Pankow) Gremler born in 1919 in Pine River, Lincoln County, WI; married Kenneth P. “Wimpy” Gremler (1915-1980) on May 17, 1915 in Merrill, Lincoln County, WI, son of Fred Gremler (1892-1973) and Laura (Rusch) Gremler (1891-1971); Elaine died March 24, 2002 in Pine River, Lincoln County, WI; buried in Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin, Waukesha County, WI
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee WI) March 26, 2002, page 99:
“Gremler, Elaine M.
Gremler, Elaine M. (Nee Pankow). Born to Eternal Life Sun., March 24, 2002, age 83. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Gremler. Loving mother of Patsy (Horst) Richter and Eugene (Pat) Gremler. Proud grandmother of Brian (friend Sarah) Richter, Sandra (Andrew) Voss, Todd, Matthew, Andrew and Nicholas Gremler, Angela (Robert) Dean, Matt (Amy), Rebecca and Nicholas Rasper. Great-grandmother of 7. Also loved by her brother, Norman (Lilamae) Pankow, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by sisters, Viola, Olga, Florence, Sidonia, Gerda and brothers, Martin and Carl. Visitation at the Funeral Home Thurs., March 28, 9:30-11 AM. Funeral Service 11 AM. Burial Highland Memorial Park. Memorials to Grace Lutheran Church, Memomonee Falls appreciated. A special thank you to the staff at Wisconsin Lutheran Care Center for their warm, compassionate, loving care of Elaine. condolences to www.krausefuneralhome.com KRAUSE FUNERAL HOME and Cremation Services 9000 W. CAPITOL DR. 414-464-4640″
- Norman Leroy Pankow born August 11, 1921 in Pine River, Lincoln County, WI; married Lilamae L. (Ritter) Pankow (1920-2015) on October 28, 1944 in Naugart, Marathon County, WI; Norman died November 30, 2009 in Merrill, Lincoln County, WI; Norman and Lilamae are buried in Snow Hill Cemetery, Merrill, Lincoln County, WI
According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards young Men, 1940-1947:
“Name: Norman Leroy Pankow; Place of Residence: Rt. # 4 Bx 320, Merrill, Lincoln County, Wisconsin; Mailing Address: Same; Age in Years: 23; Date of Birth: 8-11-21; Place of Birth: Merrill, Wisconsin; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mr. Normal L. Pankow. Rt. # 4 Bx 320, Merrill, Wisconsin; Employer’s Name and Address: Just Discharge From Service; Place of Employment: None; Race: White; Height: 5′;-10 1/2″; Weight: 161 #; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Dark; Signed: July 24, 1945”
According to the Legacy.com obituary:
“We Celebrate the life of Norman L. Pankow.
Norman joined his Lord on Monday, the 30th of November 2009 at Pine Crest Nursing Home in the loving arms of his wife, Lilamae, of 65 years and his children. (and many grandchildren) He was born on August 11, 1921 in Pine River, Wisconsin to Ernst and Caroline (Karau) Pankow. Norman was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul Lutheran Church. Norman enlisted in the 32nd Red Arrow Division in October of 1940. He served two years in Biloxi, Mississippi after which he was deployed to New Guinea and Australia for four years. He returned to Merrill, WI on October 1st, 1944.
At that time on October 28, 1944, Norman married his soulmate , Lilamae Ritter, at St. Paul Lutheran Parsonage of Naugart. After Norman and Lilamae were married they were sent to Camp McCoy for two years after which he was honorably discharged from the Army in Illinois. Following this he joined the National Guard for eight years. During this time he worked at Ward Paper Mill for 28 years as an electrician and serviceman. He retired in July of 1983. During their 65 years of married life, Lilamae and Norman were blessed with seven children: Larrimore, Sharon (Norbert) Holz, Mark (Carol) Pankow, Corliss, Cynthia (Jerry) Buffinton, Bruce (Cindy) Pankow, and Angela (Calvin) Klade, 25 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren. Norman loved having his wife, children, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren near him. Norman loved to dance, listening to music, the out doors, fishing and parties. Norman enjoyed woodworking and “tinkering” with his many tools to make gifts for his loved ones.
Norman is preceded in death by parents Ernst and Caroline (Karau) Pankow and by his son Larrimore and infant daughter Corliss, and siblings Viola Hamlin, Olga Zahn, Gerda Pauls, Sidonia Erbstoesser, Florence Dohr, Elaine Gremler, Martin Pankow, and Carl Pankow.
Norman will be sadly missed by his wife and loved ones.
Services will be held Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 11:00AM at Trinity Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Friday, December 4, at Waid Funeral Home and again from 10-11 am before the service Saturday at the church. The Rev. Brian Stolarczyk will officiate. The burial to follow at Snow Hill Cemetery, with graveside military honors by VFW Post #1638. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Trinity School. Waid Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. On line tributes may be made at www.waidfuneral.com“
- Carl Johann (John) Georg Pankow born February 17, 1924 in Merrill, Lincoln County, WI; U.S. Army Veteran (February 2, 1943 – April 13, 1946); married (1) Carrol Neemark on March 4, 1948 in Cook County, IL; married (2) Marian A. (Mudget) (Kelley) Pankow (1924-1987) on February 17, 1965 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, daughter of Arthur Mudget and Arthur Mudget; Carl died June 30, 1982; Carl and Marian are buried in Calvary Lutheran Cemetery, Merrill, Lincoln County, WI
According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
“Name: Carl John Pankow; Place of Residence: 3242 No. Wolcott Av., Chicago, Illinois; Mailing Address: Same; Telephone: None; Age in Years: 18; Date of Birth: Feb. 17-1924; Place of Birth: Merrill, Wisconsin; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mr. Ernest Pankow, Merrill, Wisconsin; Employer’s Name and Address: Not Working; Race: White; Height; 5-10; Weight: 163; Eyes: Brown; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Light; Signed: June 29-1942”
According to the Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau WI) Thursday, July 1, 1982, page 6:
“Carl J. Pankow
Carl J. Pankow, 58, Route 3, Merrill, died at his home at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
He was employed as a body repairman at Brickner Motors in Little Chicago. A veteran of U.S. Army service during World War II, he was a member of Schmitt-Manecke-Donner Post 1638, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Pankow was born Feb. 17, 1924, in the town of Pine River, Lincoln County, son of Ernest and Caroline Pankow. He was married in Chicago on Feb. 17, 1965, to Marian Mudget, who survives.
Survivors besides his wife include two sons, Donald, 6685 Timber Drive, and Dean, 1022 E. Main St., both of Merrill; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Dawn) Randall, 824 Flieth St., Wausau; a brother, Norman, Route 1, Merrill; five sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Viola) Hamlin, 723 Ross Ave., and Mrs. Olga Sann, 500 Grand Ave., both of Wausau, Mrs. Sidonia Erbstroesser, Rolling Meadows, Ill. Mrs. Elaine Gremler, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Florence Dohr, Round Lake, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in First English Lutheran Church, Wausau, with the Rev. Ronald Ryckman officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Lutheran Cemetery, town of Pine River. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Schram-Waid Funeral Home, Merrill.”
According to the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969:
“Name: Florence Edna Irena Pankow; Birth Date: 30 Nov 1912; Baptism Date: 22 Dec 1912; Baptism Place: Merrill, Wisconsin; Father: Ernst Pankow; Mother: Carolina geb. Karau; Godparents: Maria Pankow, Frau Augusta Pneive; Gustav Karau; Church Name: Calvary; Church Location: Merill, Wisconsin”
According to the 1920 U.S. Census for the Town of Pine River, Lincoln County, WI, the household members were:
“Ernst Pankow, head, age 42, married, Immigration year: 1892, naturalized in 1906, born in Germay, parents born in Germany, occupation: Farmer – Gen Farm; Caroline Pankow, wife, age 35, married, Immigration year: 1885, naturalized in 1890, born in Germany, parents born in Germany; Martin Pankow, son, age 14, single, born in Wisconsin; Viola Pankow, daughter, age 12, single, born in Wisconsin; Olga Pankow, daughter, page 9, single, born in Wisconsin; Florence Pankow, daughter, age 7, single, born in Wisconsin; Gerda Pankow, daughter, age 5, single, born in Wisconsin; Sedonia Pankow, age 3 2/12, single, born in Wisconsin; Eline Pankow, daughter, age 11/12, single, born in Wisconsin”
According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL, living at 1447 Cornell Street, the household members were:
“Gust Schlaf, head, age 27, married at age 25, born in Wisconsin, parents born in Germany, occupation; mechanic – auto garage; Viola Schlaf, wife, age 22, married at age 20, born in Wisconsin, father born in Germany, mother born in United States; Elmer Schlaf, son, age 2 1/12/ single, born in Illinois; Irene Schlaf, daughter, age 0, single, born in Illinois; Florence Pankow, boarder, age 18, single, born in Wisconsin, born in Germany, occupation: Waitress – Restaurant”
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;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.” (NOTE: Edward’s father, “Gottlied Doerr” with living with his Marie (Dohr) and Joseph Higgins as a “Candy Maker for a Wholesale Candy Co.”)
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.”
According to the News Sun (Waukegan IL) October 18, 2001:
“Florence Edna Irene Dohr
Florence Edna Irene Dohr, 88, of Round Lake Beach, Illinois, since June of 1952 passed away Monday, October 15, 2001 at Victory Memorial Hospital in Waukegan.
She was born November 30, 1912 in Pine River, WI., the daughter of the late Ernest Pankow and Caroline Carol.
Florence has been employed with Heppner Manufacturing Company in Round Lake for over 35 years, and had worked at the Pie Factory in Chicgo for several years.
She leaves her daughter Barbara (Donald) Wendell of Lake Villa; sons Raymond (Marilyn) Dohr of Benton, IL., Allen Dohr of Lake Villa; 5 grandchildren: Audra, Jessica, Tricia, and Sean Dohr and Linda (James) Persman; 8 great grandchildren: Krystle, Brian, Cassie, Marissa, Sydney, Eric, Michael and Jacob, sister Elaine Gremler of Wisconsin; and brother Norman (Lilamae) Pankow.
She is preceded in death by her husband Edward Dohr; 4 sisters: Gerda, Olga, Vioila and Sidonia and 2 brothers Martin and Carl Pankow.
Visitation and services will be privately held for the family.
Interment will be held at Fort Hill Cemetery in Round Lake. Memorials may be made to the Save-A-Pet Foundation, 31664 N. Fairfield Road Grayslake, IL. 60030 in memory of Florence.
Arrangements were entrusted to STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, LTD. 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL. 60030.”