ELSIE LINNEA (KLINGSTROM) (FUSS) HARTWIG

B. March 3, 1908 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
D. February 3, 1998 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Simon Klingstrom born May 1, 1877 in Sweden; married Helga Larson on September 22, 1906 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • Mother: Helga (Larson) Klingstrom born about 1881 in Sweden; Helga married (2) Curth Enelius (unknown-1949)
  • Husband 1: Adolph Gerhardt Fuss born March 13, 1893 in Chicago, Cook County, IL son of Johann J. Fuss (1868-1940) and Dorothea “Dora” (Trempler) Fuss (1870-1947); Veteran (June 5, 1917 – May 26, 1919) Sergeant, 731 Company, Motor Transport Corps Division; married Elsie Linnea Klingstrom about 1927; Adolph died in February 13, 1950 in Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Adolph Gerhardt Fuss buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Husband 2: Carl August Hartwig born February 10, 1899 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, son of Herman Hartwig (1874-1952) and Martha L. (Hahn) Hartwig (1875-1953); Carl died November 1975 (See section pertaining to Carl August Hartwig buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
  1. Lois Elsie (Fuss) Geshus born March 20, 1929 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Cpl. Anthony Andrew Geshus (1920-1980) veteran of WW II; Lois died January 10, 2002 in Apache Junction, Pinail County, AZ; Lois and Anthony are buried in Highland Memorial Park, Libertyville, Lake County, IL; According to the News Sun (Waukegan IL) January 13, 2002:

“Lois E. Geshus
   Lois E. Geshus, 72, of Apache Junction, AZ, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2002 in Mesa, AZ.  Formerly of Round Lake.
   She leaves her daughter: Carol (Keith) Huey of Apache Junction, AZ; sons: David (Toni) Geshus of Highland Park; Thomas Geshus of Chandler, AZ; grandchildren: Carrie and Tony Geshus of Phoenix, AZ; Brother, Richard Fuss of Round Lake Beach.
   She was preceded in death by her husband: Anthony Geshus in 1980, and her Mother: Elsie Hartwig in 1998.
   Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, January 14, 2002 at the STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, LTD., 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030.  Internet (sic) will be privately held at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Libertyville.
   Friends of the family may visit at the Funeral Chapel on Monday from 11:00 AM until the time of services.
   For funeral information call: 847-223-8122.”

  1. Richard Fuss born about 1936 in Illinois; married Mary

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 839 Buckingham Place, the household members were: Simon Klingstrom, head, age 32, married once for 3 years, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, immigrated in 1903 occupation: worker – paints; Helga Klingstrom, wife, age 29, married once for 3 years, 1 child born, 1 child living, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden; immigrated in 1899; Ellsie (sic) Klingstrom, daughter, age 2, single, born in Illinois; Anna Larson, sister in law, age 33, single, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, immigrated in 1899, occupation: servant – private family; August Anderson, lodger, age 41, single, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, immigrated in 1885, occupation: shoemaker – shoe store; Albin Wilson, lodger, age 25, single, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, immigrated in 1904, occupation: cement worker – sidewalks.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 837 Buckingham Place, the household members were: Simon Klingston (sic), head, age 41, married, immigrated in 1899, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, occupation: teamster – express company; Helga Klingston (sic), wife, age 38, married, immigrated in 1903, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, occupation: laundress – private homes; Elsie Klingston(sic), daughter, age 11, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 4309 Kimball Ave., the household members were: Adolph Fuss, head, age 37, married at age 34, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Illinois, occupation: salesman – automobile; Elsie Fuss, wife, age 22, married at age 19, born in Illinois, parents born in Sweden; Lois Fuss, daughter, age 1 1/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 1829 (rear) W. Melrose Street, the household members were: Adolph Fuss, head, age 47, married, highest grade completed: H-1, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: automobile mechanic – public auto garage; Elsie Fuss, wife, age 32, married, highest grade completed: H-2, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Lois Fuss, daughter, age 11, single, highest grade completed: 5, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Richard Fuss, son, age 4, single, born in Illinois.

According to the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights IL) February 6, 1998, page 10:

“Elsie L. Hartwig
   Services for Elsie L. Hartwig (nee Klingstrom), 89, of Round Lake, will be held at 3 p.m. today, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake.  The Rev. Lisle J. Kauffman of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Round Lake, will officiate.
   Born March 3, 1908, in Chicago, she died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at the Winchester House Care Facility, Libertyville.  Interment will follow the services, in Fort Hill Cemetery, Round Lake.
   Mrs. Hartwig had resided in the Round Lake area since 1935.  She was a former member of the Grayslake Senior Club.
   Survivors include her daughter, Lois Geshus of Round Lake Park; son, Richard (Mary) Fuss of Round Lake Beach; grandchildren, Thomas, Carol and David; and great-grandchildren, Carrie and Tony.
   She was preceded in death by her husbands, Adolph Fuss in 1950 and Carl Hartwig in 1976.
   Friends of the family may visit from 1 p.m. until the time of services at 3 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel.  Memorials may be made to the Winchester House in her name.
   For information, (847) 223-8122.”

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