ELSIE B. (HOYM) EDWARDS

B. April 12, 1896 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
D. May 15, 1971 in Round Lake Park, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Max George Hoym born June 26, 1873 in Germany; married Helena Polzin on May 29, 1894 in Kane County, IL; Max died June 5, 1926 in Forest Park Village, Cook County, IL; buried in Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, IL
  • Mother: Helena “Helen” (Polzin) Hoym born November 1876 in Germany daughter of Herman Polzin and Henriatta (Timm) Polzin; Helen died April 1952 in Oak Park, Cook County, IL; Helena is buried in Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, IL;  According to the Forest Park Review (Forest Park IL) Thursday, April 3, 1952, page 8:

“Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Hoym, 75 years old and a resident of Forest Park for more than 43 years, were held Wednesday at Drechsler’s Funeral home, Oak Park.  Burial was in Concordia Lutheran cemetery.  Rev. Burzlaff officiated.  Mrs. Hoym, who for the past six months lived at 104 S. Marion, Oak Park, died Sunday afternoon in Oak Park hospital, following nine weeks of illness.  She was the mother of Walter Hoym, of the Faust and Hoym Meat Market and Grocery, and of Oscar Hoym, both of Forest Park.  Surviving in addition are four daughters and four other sons; Mrs. Elsie Edwards of Round Lake, Mrs. Frieda Helmboldt and Miss Dorothy Hoym of Oak Park, Mrs. Martha Lysen of Worth; and Hugh, Arthur, Norman and Raymond Hoym.  In addition Mrs. Hoym is survived by a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Voigt of Oak Park; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Born in Germany in 1877 and orphaned at the age of four, Mrs. Hoym came to America when she was 14.  She settled in Elgin, where for the first time she met her sister, four years her senior.  They had become separated upon the death of their parents.  In 1893, at the age of 16, she married Max Hoym.  He died in 1926.  For years the Hoym family lived at 7229 Franklin, Forest Park.”

  • Husband: Richard Wynne Edwards, Sr. born December 26, 1890 in England; Richard died December 31, 1962 (See section pertaining to Richard Wynne Edwards, Sr. buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. PFC Richard Wynne Edwards, Jr. born January 7, 1926 in Oak Park, Cook County, IL; Army veteran WW II (1945-1947), Richard died July 23, 1991; buried in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
    2. Ruth Elsie Edwards born June 22, 1929 in Oak Park, Cook County, IL; Ruth died July 2, 1930 in Maywood, Cook County, IL; buried in Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, IL
    3. Robert Donald Edwards born March 1, 1934 in Forest Park, Cook County, IL; last residence in Antioch, Lake County, IL; Robert died August 21, 1999
  • Siblings:
    • Hugo “Hugh” Albert Ludwig Hoym born July 29, 1899 in Indiana; married Ottilie Seibel (1904-1996); Hugh died July 12, 1980 in Cook County, IL; Hugh and Ottilie are buried at Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs, Cook County, IL
    • Walter R. Hoym born May 22, 1901 in Indiana; married Edna O. Faust (1909-1993) on August 10, 1929 in Forest Park, Cook County, IL daughter of Gustav and Rose Faust; Walter died May 1977; buried at Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, May 26, 1977, page 37:

“HOYM – Walter R. Hoym, beloved father of Betty; brothr of Hugo, Norman, Frieda Helmboldt, Dorothy Hoym, Martha Lysen and the late Oscar, Arthur, Raymond and Elsie Edwards; brother in law of Irwin (Laverne) Faust and Lillian Mundel.  Funeral Friday, 1 p.m., at Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 7319 W. Madison St., Forest Park, Ill.  Interment Forest Home Cemetery.  Visitation after 1 p.m. Thursday.  Memorial appreciated to St. Pauls Church, Centennial Fund of Forest Park, Ill.  366-2200.”

    • Arthur Hoym born June 29, 1902 in Indiana; married 1) Emily Boege (1910-1948), daughter of Ernst Boege (1880-1930) and Augusta (Knickrehm) Boege; married 2) Helen Ahlgren (1910-1982) on February 9, 1957 in Cook County, IL; Arthur died September 1971; buried in Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, September 2, 1971, page 82:

“Hoym – Arthur Hoym, beloved husband of Helen; dear father of Kathleen (Robert) Borker and Arthur Jr.; brother of Hugo, Norman and Walter Hoym, Frieda Hemboldt, Martha Lysen and Dorothy Hoym; grandfather of Robert.  Services Friday, Sept. 3, 10:30 a. m., at H. Marik Sons, 6507 W. Cermak Rd.  Interment Bohemian National Cemetery.  Visitation Thursday, after 3 p. m.  GU 4-6310 or BI 2-3255.”

    • Frieda Anna (Hoym) Helmboldt born May 19, 1904 in Michigan City, LaPorte County, IN; married William G. Helmboldt; Fried died December 3, 1988; Frieda and William are buried in Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Monday, December 5, 1988, page 6:

“HELMBOLDT – Frieda A. Helmboldt, nee Hoym, of Forest Park, beloved wife of the late William, loving mother of Jacqueline (Arthur) Arwood and William (Pearl) Helmboldt; dear grandmother of six; fond sister of Dorothy Hoym and Norman Hoym.  Funeral Tuesday 11 a.m. at Zimmerman-Ehringer Funeral Home, 7319 W. Madison St., Forest Park.  Interment Concordia Cemetery.  Visitation after 2 p.m. Monday.  Info 366-3322.”

    • Norman A. Hoym born July 28, 1905 in Indiana; married Nyna R. Helsdon (1914-1998) daughter of Thomas F. Helsdon (1888-1980) and Ruth L. (Moore) Helsdon (1891-1975); Norman died September 1, 1992; Nyna is buried at Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, DuPage County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Sunday, September 6, 1992, page 105:

“HOYM – Norman A. Hoym, 87, of Arlington Heights, beloved husband of Nyna R. nee Helsdon; also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Visitation Monday, 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m., with Elk Lodge #2048 Service, 7:30 p.m., at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights, where funeral service will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m.  Interment private.  Member of Arlington Heights Elk Lodge #2048.  After 45 years of railroad service, retired as Assistant Comptroller of Monon Railroads.  In lieu of flowers contributions to Faith Lutheran Church Operation Air Lift Fund, 431 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, or Elks Cripple Children Fund, P.O. Box 961, Arlington Heights 60006, appreciated. 708-253-5423.”

    • Dorothy B. Hoym born July 31, 1907 in Indiana; died May 1, 1991.
    • Erna H. Hoym born about 1908 in Indiana
    • Oscar G. Hoym born about 1910 in Illinois; died January 1955; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Friday, January 7, 1955, page 38:

“HOYM – Oscar G. Hoym, 104 S. Marion street, Oak Park, son of the late Max and Helen Hoym, brother of Hugh, Walter, Arthur, Norman, Raymond, Elsie Edwards, Frieda Helmboldt, Dorothy, and Martha Lysen.  Services Saturday, 1 p. m., at Pleasant street, Oak Park.  Interment in Concordia.  EUclid 3-3191.”

    • Martha E. (Hoym) Lysen born May 27, 1911 in Illinois; married Elmer W. Lysen (1908-1975); Martha died March 1981
    • Raymond Hoym born January 9, 1913 in Illinois; died August 1970
    • Harold Clarence Lester Hoym born December 3, 1917 in Forest Park, Cook County, IL; died January 1, 1918 in Forest Park, Cook County, IL; buried in Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, IL

Additional Information:

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Michigan City, Michigan Township, LaPorte County, IN living at 210 Park St., the household members were: Louis Timm, head, born August 1845, age 54 married 28 years, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1892, occupation: day laborer – car factory; Matilda Timm, wife, born April 1844, age 56, married 28 years, 0 children born, 0 children living, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1892; Max Hoym, boarder, born June 1873, age 26, married 6 years, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1892, occupation: day laborer – car factory; Hellen Hoym, wife, born November 1876, age 23, married 6 years, 3 children born, 2 children living, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1892; Elsa Hoym, daughter, born April 1896, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Hugo Hoym, son, born July 1899, age 1, single, born in Indiana.

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Village of Forest Park, Proviso Township, Cook County, IL living at 224 Marengo Av., the household members were: Max Hoym, head, age 36, married once for 16 years, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1891, occupation: carpenter – building; Helen Hoym, wife, age 33, married once for 16 years, 9 children born, 8 children living, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1892; Else Hoym, daughter, age 14, single, born in Illinois; Hugo, Hoym, son, age 11, single, born in Indiana; Walter Hoym, son, age 8, single, born in Indiana; Arthur Hoym, son, age 7, single, born in Indiana; Freda Hoym, daughter, age 5, single, born in Indiana; Norman Hoym, son, age 4, single, born in Indiana; Erna Hoym, daughter, age 2, single, born in Indiana; Oscar Hoym, son, age 6/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Forest Park Village, Proviso Township, Cook County living at 7229 Franklin St., the household members were: Max Hoym, head, age 40, married, immigrated in 1892, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, occupation: carpenter; Hellen Hoym, wife, age 43, married, born in Germany, parents born in Germany; Elsie Hoym, daughter, age 23, single, born in Illinois, occupation: book keeping; Walter Hoym, son, age 18, born in Indiana, occupation: clerk – grocery; Arthur Hoym, son, age 17, single, born in Indiana, occupation: delivery – grocery; Frieda Hoym, daughter, age 15, single, born in Indiana; Norman Hoym, son, age 14, single, born in Indiana; Erna Hoym, daughter, age 12, single, born in Indiana; Oscar Hoym, son, age 10, single, born in Illinois; Martha Hoym, daughter, age 8, single, born in Illinois; Raymond Hoym, son, age 6, single, born in Illinois; Louis Timm, boarder, age 72, widowed, immigrated in 1892, born in Germany, parents born in Germany.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Maywood Village, Proviso Township, Cook County, IL living at 2027 Thirteenth Ave., the household members were: Richard Edwards, head, age 34, married at age 29, born in Wales, parents born in Wales, immigrated in 1907, occupation: painter – telephone company; Elsie Edwards, wife, age 34, married, age 29, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany; Richard Edwards, son, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Ruth Edwards, daughter, age 9/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Forest Park, Proviso Township, Cook County, IL living at 319 DesPlaines Avenue, the household members were: Richard Edwards, head, age 44, married, highest grade completed: H-4, born in England, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: relief operator elevator – building elevators; Elsie Edwards, wife, age 43, married, highest grade completed: 7, born in Illinois, lived in the same place in 1935; Richard Edwards Jr., son, age 14, single, highest grade completed: 7, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Robert Edwards, son, age 6, single, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935.

According to the Daily Sentinel (Woodstock IL) Wednesday, May 19, 1971, page 10:

“ELSIE EDWARDS

   McHENRY – Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Edwards, 75, 411 Fairlong Drive, Round Lake Park, sister of Norman Joym (sic) of McHenry, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Round Lake, with burial in Forest Hills (sic) cemetery.
   Mrs. Edwards, who died Saturday, May 15, in her home, was born in Michigan City, Ind.
   She is survived by two sons; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three other brothers; and three sisters.”