CHESTER RAYMOND HIRONIMUS
Chester Raymond Hironimus gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)
B. May 23, 1907 in Volo, Lake County, IL
M. Veteran (April 24, 1943-September 28, 1945) Private 1st Class, Company B, 749th Tank Battalion Army
D. February 28, 1954 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
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- Father: William Clarance Hironimus born July 30, 1882 in Fremont Center, Lake County, IL son of Frank Hironimus (1840-1919) and Catherine “Kate” (Spoerlein) Hironimus (1845-1914); married Agnes Ann Dunnill on August 30, 1906 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; William died August 3, 1975 (See section pertaining to William Clarance Hironimus buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Mother: Agnes Ann (Dunnill) Hironimus born April 30, 1886 in Volo, Lake County, IL daughter of William “Bill” Dunnill (1863-1954) and Rose A. (Richardson) Dunnill (1866-1954) (See section pertaining to Rose A. (Richardson) Dunnill buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); Agnes died January 6, 1950 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Agnes Ann (Dunnill) Hironimus buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Wife: Anna (Britz) Hironimus Coleman was born October 12, 1909 in Illinois, daughter of Peter Joseph Britz (1876-1920) and Emma Britz (1876-1974); married (1) Chester Raymond Hironimus on November 28, 1929 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Emma was the second wife of Peter; after the death of Chester, Anna married (2) unknown Coleman; last residence in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Anna died November 9, 1998.
- Alice Hironimus; According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995:
“Hironimus Alice studt opr WU r315 N Lewis av
- Patricia A. Hironimus; According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995:
“Hironimus Patricia A clk S S Kresge Co r315 N Lewis av
- Donna Hironimus
- Darlene Hironimus
According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: William Hironimus, head, age 26, married once for 4 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: livery man – general; Agnes Hironimus, wife, age 23, married once for 4 years, 1 child born, 1 child living, born in Illinois, father born in England, mother born in Illinois; Chester Hironimus, son, age 2, single, born in Illinois; George Hironimus, brother, age 29, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: laborer – livery.
According to the 1927 U.S. Directories, 1822-1995 for Waukegan, Lake County, IL:
Hironimus Chester toggler Griess-Pfleger Tanning Co r24 N St James
According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, December 5, 1929, page 8:
MARRIED AT WAUKEGAN THANKSGIVING DAY
Miss Ann Britz and Mr. Chester Hironimus, Well Known Here, Joined in Wedlock
“Miss Anna Britz, daughter of Mrs. Emma Britz, of Waukegan, and Mr. Chester Hironimus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Hironimus of Round Lake, were married at Waukegan on Thanksgiving day.
The ceremony took place in the German Lutheran church in Waukegan at 10 o’clock Thursday morning, November 28, after which a reception was held at the home of the groom at Round Lake, where one hundred guests sat down to a wedding dinner served at 4 o’clock.
The wedding was an elaborate and beautiful one, with the bride attractively gowned in eggshell satin and carrying a bouquet of yellow and white tea roses.
Miss Virginia Engeln, of McHenry, a cousin of the groom, and Miss Marjorie Cleveland of Round Lake, a friend of the bride, acted as bridesmaids and the groom was attended by his cousin, Harry Hironimus, and a friend, Albert Smeltzer of Grayslake. The men wore tuxedos.
Miss Engeln was beautifully gowned in gold lace with turban and shoes to match and carried bronze chrysanthemums. Miss Cleveland wore purple chiffon with turban and shoes to match and carried yellow chrysanthemums.
A wedding dance was held at Round Lake in the evening.
The couple will make their home in Waukegan, where the groom is employed.
The bride is a former resident of this vicinity, having lived east of this city with her parents, several years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. John Engeln and daughter, Virginia, of McHenry attended the wedding.”
According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Waukegan City, Waukegan Township, Lake County, IL living at 222 County St., the household members were: Emma Britz, head, age 44, widowed, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, occupation: washings – private families; Anna Hironimus, daughter, age 20, married at age 20, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany occupation: twister girl – brake linings mfg.; Chester Hironimus, son-in-law, age 22, married at age 22, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: machine tender – roofing dept. mfg co.; Joseph Britz, step-son, age 25, single, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Illinois, occupation: sorter textile dept. – asbestos products; Charles Britz, son, age 17, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: attendant – oil filling station; Martha Britz, daughter, age 14, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany; Alfred Britz, son, age 13, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: paper boy – newspaper; Peter Britz, son, age 9, son, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany.
According to the U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
Name: Chester Raymond Hironimus; Address: Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Telephone: R.L 3361; Age in Years: 33; Date of Birth: May 23, 1909; Place of Birth: Volo, Illinois; Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mr. William Clarance Hironimus; Relationship of that Person: Father; Address of that Person: Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Employer’s Name: American Steel & Wire Co; Place of Employment: Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Height: 5-5; Weight: 147; Eyes: Brown; Hair: Brown: Complexion: Light; Signed: Oct 16, 1940″
According to the 1948 U.S. Directories, 1822-1995 for Waukegan and North Chicago, Lake County, IL:
Hironimus Chester R (Ann) gro 622 Washington h do
According to the 1951 U.S. Directories, 1822-1995 for Waukegan and North Chicago, Lake County, IL:
Hironimus Chester R (Ann) gros 622 Washington h do
According to the 1954 U.S. Directories, 1822-1995 for Waukegan and North Chicago, Lake County, IL:
“GROCERIES AND MEATS – RETAIL
Hironimus Chester R 622 Washington”
According to the U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans:
“Chester Raymond Hironimus, enlisted April 24, 1943, honorable discharge September 28, 1945, Private First Class, Company “B” 749th Tank Battalion Army”
According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Monday, March 1, 1954:
“Chester R. Hironimus, age 46, of Waukegan, Ill., beloved husband of Ann, father of Alice, Patricia, Donna, and Darlene, son of William Hironimus of Round Lake, Ill. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Strang chapel, Grayslake, Ill. Interment Fort Hill cemetery.”
According to the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society. “Strang Funeral Home – Grayslake, Illinois – 1908-1964”. Mundelein IL. 2015:
“Name: Chester R. Hironimus: Birth Date: 23 May 1907; Birth Place: Volo; Death Date: 28 Feb 1954; Death Place: Waukegan; Married: Occupation: Grocery Owner; Minister: Rev. Liddicoat, Chapel; Burial Place: Fort Hill; Next of Kin: Wm. Hironimus – Father, Agnes Dunnill – Mother”