ELEANORE JOSEPHINE (RENNER) GUNDERSEN

Eleanore Josephine (Renner) Gundersen
(photo by Sherry Siezega, Ancestry.com contributor)

B. July 29, 1919 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
D. July 31, 1993
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  • Father: John William Renner born October 17, 1892 in Hoboken, Hudson County, NJ; married Josephine Dropiewski on October 28, 1916 in Cook County, IL; John died in September 1964; buried in Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

“Name in full: John Renner; Age in yrs.: 24; Home address: 4035 N. Monticello Av., Chicago, Illinois; Date of birth: October 17, 1892; A natural born citizen; Where were you born?: Hoboken, N.J., U.S.A.; What is your present trade: Laundry driver; By whom employed?: City Towel Supply Co.; Where employed?: 1407 W. Jackson Blvd.; Have you a father, mother, wife, child under 12, or a sister or brother under 12, solely dependent on you for support?: Wife; Married or single?: Married: Race?: Caucasian; Tall, medium or short?: Medium; Slender, medium, or stout?: Slender; Color of eyes?: Gray; Color of hair?: Med. Brown; Signed: June 5, 1917”

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:

“Name: John William Renner; Place of Residence: 4035 No Monticello, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Mailing Address: Same; Telephone: Keystone 10512; Age in Years: 49; Date of Birth: Oct. 17 1892; Place of Birth: Hoboken, New Jersey; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Josephine Renner (wife), 4035 N. Monticello; Employee’s Name and Address: City Towel Supply; Place of Employment: 2143 W. Madison St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Race: White; Height: 5′ 5″; Weight: 148; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Ruddy; Signed: April 27, 1942”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Tuesday, September 15, 1964, page 39:

Renner
John W. Renner, beloved husband of Josephine B. Renner, nee Dropiewski; fond father of Eleanore J. Gundersen, and Bernice A. Tepper; grandfather of eight.  Funeral from Barron-Hall Funeral Home, 4332 Elston avenue, corner Paulaski road, Thursday, Sept. 17, 9:30 a. m., to St. Bartholomew church.  Mass 10 a. m.  Interment local.  KE 9-6100.”

  • Mother: Josephine Barbara (Dropiewski) Renner born in May 4, 1895 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Josephine died in October 1981; buried in Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • Husband: Carl Stanley Gundersen born June 14, 1916 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, son of Thorvald Gundersen (1879-1956) and Laura (Jacobsen) Gundersen (1884-1967); married Eleanor Renner on February 8, 1940 in Cook County, IL; Carl died November 15, 2001; last residence in Streamwood, Cook County, IL; According to the U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Carl Stanley Gundersen; Age: 24; Birth Date: 14 Jun 1916; Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois; Residence Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA; Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940; Registration Place: Illinois, USA; Employer: Continental Can Company; Weight: 142; Complexion: Swallow; Eye Color: Blue; Hair Color: Brown; Height: 5 9; Next of Kin: Eleanore Josephine Gundersen.”

  • Children:
  1. Judith Lynn (Gundersen) Langer born in 1946; married Dennis J. Langer; Judith died October 24, 1965 in Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Judith Lynn (Gundersen) Langer buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  2. Richard Dale Gundersen born December 12, 1947 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Peggy; Richard died February 13, 1996 (See section pertaining to Richard Dale Gundersen buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  3. Jerry Gundersen; married Alexandria
  4. Gregory Gundersen; married Charlene
  5. Joanne (Gundersen) Klomsten; married Jerry Klomsten
  6. Roger Gundersen; married Lucille
  7. Douglas Gundersen; married Josephine
  • Siblings:
    • Bernice A. (Renner) Tepper born November 19, 1923 in Cook County, IL; Bernice died February 27, 2008; last residence in Rio Rancho, Sandoval County, New Mexico; buried in Vista Verde Memorial Park, Rio Rancho, Sandoval County, NM; According to the Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque NM) Monday, March 3, 2008, page 7:

“TEPPER – Bernice A. Tepper, mother of Lance Tepper and family, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2008.  Arrangements are entrusted to

Daniels Family Funeral Services
4310 Sara Road SE
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124
892-9920″

Additional Information:

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for City of Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 3146 Elston Ave., the household members were: John Renner, head, age 27, married, born in New jersey, father born in “unknown”; mother born in Germany, occupation: embosser – wholesale leather; Josephine Renner, wife, age 25, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany; Elenoer (sic) Renner, daughter, age 0/5, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL, living at 3732 Palmer Street, the household members were: John Renner, head, age 37, married at age 24, born in New Jersey, parents born in Germany, occupation: general work – laundry; Josephine Renner, wife, age 33, married at age 21, born in Illinois, parents born in Poland; Elenor (sic) J. Renner, daughter, age 10, single, born in Illinois; Berenice (sic) A. Renner, daughter, age 6, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 4035 Monticello Avenue, the household members were: John Renner, head, age 48, married, highest grade completed: 5; born in New Jersey; lived in the same place in 1935, Occupation: Laundry man – Laundry co.; Josephine Renner, wife, age 44, married, highest grade completed: 6, born in Illinois, lived in the same place in 1935; Bernice Renner, daughter, age 16, single, highest grade completed: 3, born in Illinois, lived in the same place in 1935; Eleanor Gundersen, daughter, age 20 , married, highest grade completed: H2, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, Occupation: Beauty operator – Beauty parlor; Caroline Zuber, mother, age 70, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Germany, lived in same house in 1935.