HARRY ENOCH IVERSON (given name: Enok Hagerup Iverson)

Harry Enoch Iverson
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Harry Enoch Iverson gravestone
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B. March 15, 1888 in Trano, Norge (Norway)
D. October 29, 1956 in Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Rev. Hans Martin Iverson born about 1861 in Norway; Hans died January 5, 1945 in Park Ridge, Cook County, IL

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Sunday, January 7, 1945, page 28:

“The Rev. Hans Iverson. – Services for the Rev. Hans Iverson, 83, an assistant pastor of Norwegian Lutheran churches in the Chicago area, will be held at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday in the chapel at 3834 Irving Park rd.  The Rev. Mr. Iverson, a native of Norway, died Friday in Norwegian Deaconess hospital.  He is survived by his widow, Margaret, of Long Lake, Lake county; two sons, Harry and Richard, and a daughter, Mrs. Marie Meinke.”

  • Mother: Marie (Pederson) Iverson born about 1859 in Norway
  • Wife: Tekla C. (Pearson) Iverson born October 12, 1892 in Sweden, daughter of Johan Pearson and Augusta Gustavson; married Harry E. Iverson on March 4, 1914 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the 1940 U.S. Census Tekla was divorced living in Chicago, Cook County, IL with her daughters; Harriette, Irene and Ogla; last residence in Ingleside, Lake County, IL; Tekla died December 1982 in Los Angeles County, CA
  • Children:
    1. Harriette Gertrude (Iverson) Jorgensen born about 1915 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Kenneth Jorgensen; Harriette died August 2006

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Sunday, August 20, 2006, page 4-6:

“JORGENSEN, HARRIETTE G. – Harriette G. Jorgensen, nee Iverson, of Tulsa, OK, former longtime resident of Long Lake and Ingleside, IL, beloved wife of the late Kenneth; devoted sister of the late Irene Anderson and Olga Ratkay; loving aunt of Russ (the late Karon) Ratkay of Tulsa, Charlene Anderson of Altadena, CA and Robert Anderson of Eureka, CA; great-aunt to several.  Former executive secretary for Harbil Manufacturing.  Formerly of Wheeling.  Resting Monday, Aug. 21, 9 to 10 a.m.  Funeral Services at the K. K. Hamsher Funeral Home, 12 N. Pistakee Kake (sic) Rd., Fox Lake, IL (The Chapel on the Lake-1blk W. of Rte. 12, ½ blk N. of Grand Ave.).  Burial St. Bede Cemetery, Ingleside, IL.  Memorials for the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 25519 W. Hwy. 134, Ingleside, IL 60041.  Information 847-587-2100.”

2. Irene Marie Christiane (Iverson) Anderson born November 24, 1916 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Charles C. Anderson on September 8, 1949 in Los Angeles County, CA; Irene died April 29, 1972 in Des Plaines, Cook County, IL

According to the Elk Grove Herald (Elk Grove IL) Tuesday, May 2, 1972, page 2:

IRENE M. ANDERSON – Mrs. Irene Marie Anderson, 55, nee Iverson, of 2998 Zane Gray Terr., Altadena, Calif., died Saturday in Holy Family Hospital, Des Plaines.  She was born November 24, 1916 in Chicago.  Visitation is today from 3 to 10 p.m. in Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights, and tomorrow until 11 a.m.  Then the body will be taken to St. Mark Lutheran Church, 200 S. Willie, Mount Prospect, to lie in state from noon until time of funeral services at 1:30 p.m.  Officiating will be the Rev. David J. Quill and the Rev. Nolan A. Watson.  Burial will be in Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago.  Surviving are her husband, Charles C.; daughters, Mrs. Laurene Marie Colvin and Charlene Marie Anderson; son, Robert C., all of California; two grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Tekla C. Iverson of Mount Prospect, and two sisters, Mrs. Harriette G. Jorgensen of Engleside (sic), Ill., and Mrs. Olga E. Ratkay of Mount Prospect.”

3. Olga E. (Iverson) Ratkay born May 8, 1919 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Ernest Ratkay; Olga died September 1, 1972

According to the Daily Herald (Chicago IL) Monday, September 4, 1972, page 2:

“OLGA E. RATKAY – Mrs. Olga E. Ratkay, 53, nee Iverson, of Mount Prospect, a secretary for Omar Plastic Corp., died Friday in Holy Family Hospital, Des Plaines.  She was born May 8, 1919 in Chicago.  The body will lie in state today in St. Mark Lutheran Church, 200 E. Wille St., Mount Prospect, from noon until time of funeral services, at 1 p.m.  Burial will be in Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago.  Surviving are her husband, Ernest; son, Russell and daughter-in-law, Beverly of Hanover Park; two grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Tekla (the late Harry) Iverson of Mount Prospect, and a sister, Mrs. Harriette (Kenneth) Jorgensen of Long Lake, Ill.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Irene M. Anderson.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlingtn (sic) Arlington Heights.”

  • Siblings:
    • Ansea Dorothea “Anna” (Iverson) (Kemp) Daugherty born May 7. 1886 in Norway; married (1) John George Kemp (1865-1925) in 1907 as his second wife, son of Thomas Kemp and Julia (Roven) Kemp; married (2) George B. Daugherty about 1926; Ansea died April 10, 1943 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Ansea and John are buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Monday, April 12, 1943, page 20:

 “KEMP – Anna Kemp, late of 3810 Montrose avenue.  Resting at chapel, 3834-36 Irving Park road, where services will be held Wednesday, at 2 p. m.”

    • Richard Iverson born March 2, 1892 in Norway; Army Veteran (July 25, 1917 – June 20, 1919, First Lieutenant, Silver Star medal, 129th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Division; married Gertrude Humphrey (1894-1920) on November 26, 1919 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Richard died September 14, 1958 (See section pertaining to Richard Iverson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Halfrid “Marie” (Iverson) (Meinke) Johnson born about 1896 in Norway; married (1) Edward Joseph Meinke (1890-1928) on February 27, 1915 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, son of Frank Louis Meinke (1863-1931) and Louise (Walter) Meinke (1865-1929); Edward died August 20, 1928 in Chicago, Cook County, IL and is buried in Montroes Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL; married (2) Leroy R. Johnson on July 3, 1954

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, August 22, 1928, page 21 (regarding her husband, Edward Joseph Meinke):

“GLENVIEW MANAGER DIES.
   Edward J. Meinke, 37 years old, a semi-professional baseball team manager, brother of Robert Meinke, a player on the Cincinnati Reds, died yesterday at St. Luke’s hospital following a long attack of pneumonia.  At the time of his death he was the manager of the Glenview team of semi-professional ball players.  He was a son of Frank Meinke, a member of the old Detroit club.”

    • Olaf Svere Iverson born May 1, 1898 in Norway; Olaf died November 9, 1918 (NOTE: According to the 1910 U.S. Census Olaf with his parents and siblings were living in Underhill Town, Oconto County, WI)

According to the U.S., Army Transport Service Arriving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939 (Name of Transport or Commercial Steamer: “City of Poona”; Date of Sailing: “May 26, 1918; Port: “Montreal Canada”:

“Name: Olaf, Ivers on; Numerical Designation of Enlisted Men: 1395200; Rank and Corps: COR F; Organization: Com E 108th Ammunition Train; Notify in Case of Emergency: Mrs. Marie Iverson; Relationship: Mother; Address: Mosling, Wisconsin”

According to the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969:

“Birth Date: 1 May 1898; Name: Olaf Svere Iverson; 1 May 1898; Baptism Date: 3 July 1898; Confirmation Date: 27 Apr 1913; Death Date: 9 Nov 1918; Norge; Parents names: Hans Iverson & Marie Pederson; Church Name: West Green Valley; Church Location: Green Valley, WI”

According to the Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan WI) Thursday, December 12, 1918, page 2:

(NOTE: The newspaper listed all the casualites for the State of Wisconsin under the banner “Our Roll of Honor”.  There were a total of 2,815 casualties reported as of 12 P.M. on December 12th from Washington, D. C of the American Expeditionary Forces.  This was followed by the Wisconsin names that appear on the list):

“Died of Accident and Other Causes.
Sgt. Olaf Iverson, Mosling”

According to the U.S. Headstone Application for Military Veterans, 1925-1970:

“Enlistment dates: Apr 3/17; Rptd July 25/17; Name: Iverson, Olaf S.; Rank: 1st Sgt; Company E; U.S. Regiment: 108 Am. Tr; Date of Death: 11-9-18; Name of Cemetery: Mt. Olive; Located in or near: Chicago, Ill; Emblem: Latin Cross; To be shipped to: Mrs. Michael Collins, at Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Whose post-office address is: 4782 Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Ill.; “This application is for the UNMARKED grave of a veteran.  It is understood the stone will be furnished and delivered at the railroad station or steamboat landing above indicated, at Government expense, freight prepaid.  I hearby agree to accept promptly the headstone at destination, remove it, and properly place same at decendent’s grave at my expense.  NO FEE SHOULD BE PAID IN CONNECTION WITH THIS APPLICATION”; Supt. Bur. War Veterans’ Graves Registration, Applicant; Address: 175 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill.; Date: 8-5-38″

    • Conrad Palmer Iverson born February 22, 1900 in Norway; Conrad died January 28, 1920 (NOTE: According to the 1910 U.S. Census Olaf with his parents and siblings were living in Underhill Town, Oconto County, WI);

According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

“Name: Conrad Palmer Iverson; Permanent Home Address: 3644 W Albany Av, Chicago, Cook County, Ill; Age in Years: 18; Date of Birth: February 22, 1900; Race: White; Citizen by Father’s Naturalization Before Registrant’s Majority; Present Occupation: Aprentice (sic) Machinist; Employer’s Name: Olson & Tillner; Place of Employment: 2278 Elston Av, Chicago, Cook County, IL; Nearest Relative: Mrs. Marie Iverson, Mother; Address: 3722 N Richmond St, Chicago, Cook County, Ill; Height: Medium; Build: Slender; Color of Eyes: Gray; Color of Hair: Dark brown; Signed: Sept-12-1918”

According to the U.S. Army Transport Service Arrving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939:

“Departure Date: 5 Nov 1918; Departure Place: San Francisco, California; Ship: Sherman; Passenger List of Organization; Give Full Name of Organization: Siberian Replacement Troops. Co D; Name and Number: Iverson, Conrad P. 6,420,554; Rank: RCT.; Organization: INF.; Notify in Case of Emergency: Harry Iverson; Relationship: Brother; Address: 3749 Troy Street, Chicago, Illinois”

According to the U.S., Army Transport Service Arriving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939:

“Passenger List for United States Transport “Sherman”; Arriving at Vladivostok; Class: Troop; Dec 13 1919; From: San Francisco, Calif.; To: Vladivostok; Company “D” Siberian Replacement Troops (continued); Infantry” (NOTE: The document lists the privates and recruits); “RECRUITS: Iverson, Conrad P.”

According to the U.S. Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940:

“Name: Conrad Palmer Iverson; Record Type: Military Service; Birth Date: 22 Feb 1900; Death Date: 28 Jan 1920

According to the U.S. Headstone Application for Military Veterans, 1925-1970:

“Enlistment dates: 6-18-19 Discharge dates: died 1-28-20; Name: Iverson, Conrad P..; Rank: Pvt;; Company H; U.S. Regiment: 27th Inf.; Date of Death: 1-28-1920; Name of Cemetery: Mt. Olive; Located in or near: Chicago, Ill; Emblem: Latin Cross; To be shipped to: Mrs. Michael Collins, at Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Whose post-office address is: 4782 Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Ill.; “This application is for the UNMARKED grave of a veteran.  It is understood the stone will be furnished and delivered at the railroad station or steamboat landing above indicated, at Government expense, freight prepaid.  I hearby agree to accept promptly the headstone at destination, remove it, and properly place same at decendent’s grave at my expense.  NO FEE SHOULD BE PAID IN CONNECTION WITH THIS APPLICATION”; Supt. Bur. War Veterans’ Graves Registration, Applicant; Address: 175 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill.; Date: 8-5-38″

 Additional Information:

According to the U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

“Name in full: Harry Iverson; Age in yrs.: 29; Home address: 3716 Drake Ave., Chicago, IL; Date of birth: March 15, 1888; Alien; Where were you born?: Norway, What is your occupation: frame man – telephone; By whom employed? Chicago Telephone Co.; Where employed? 1470 Curmen Ave; Have you a father, mother, wife, child under 12, or a sister or brother under 12, solely dependent on you for support?: wife and 2 children; married; Race: Caucasian; medium height; medium build; Color of eyes: light blue; Color of hair?: brown; Bald?: no; Signed: June 5, 1917.”

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 3749 No. Troy St., the household members were:

“Harry Iverson, head, age 31, married, immigrated in 1902, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, occupation: frame man – telephone co.; Tekla Iverson, wife, age 28, married, immigrated in 1907, born in Sweden, parent born in Sweden; Harriett Iverson, daughter, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Irene Iverson, daughter, age 3, single, born in Illinois; Alga (sic Olga) daughter, age 7/12, single, born in Illinois; Augusta Austafson (sic Gustafson), mother-in-law, age 55, widowed, immigrated in 1907, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden”

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 4912 North Kedzie Avenue, the household members were:

“Harry Ivorson (sic), head, age 42, married at age 26, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, immigrated in 1901; occupation: foreman – telephone installation; Teckla Iverson, wife, age 37, married at age 21, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, immigrated in 1907; occupation: forelady – laundry; Harriet G. Iverson, daughter, age 15, single, born in Illinois; Irene Iverson, daughter, age 13, single, born in Illinois; Olga Iverson, daughter, age 10, single, born in Illinois; Augusta Gustafson, mother-in-law, age 65, widowed, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, immigrated in 1907”

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 4608 N. Kasson, the household members were:

“Harry E. Iverson, lodger, age 52, divorced, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: frame man – telephone co.”

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

“Name: Harry Enoch Everson; Place of Residence: 3723 Cullom Ave., Chicago, Cook County Ill; Mailing Address: 3723 Cullom Ave, Chicago; Telephone: Ave. 2398; Age in Years: 54; Date of Birth: March 15, 1888; Place of Birth: Norway; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Miss Harrriet Iverson, 3723 Cullam Ave.; Employer’s Name and Address: Illinois Telephone Co.; Place of Employment: 641 No. Dearborn, Chicago, Cook County, Ill; Race: white; Height: 5 ft. 8; Weight: 200; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Light; Wear glasses; Signed: April 27, 1942.”

According to the Chicago Daily News (Chicago IL) Tuesday, October 30, 1956, page 34:

“Harry E. Iverson, age 68, of Long Lake, Ill., beloved father of Harriette Jorgenson, Long Lake, Mrs. Irene Anderson, Temple City, Calif., Mrs. Olga Ratkay, Mt. Prospect, Ill., fond brother of Richard, Chicago, Mrs. Marie Johnson, St. Cloud, Fla., 2 grandchildren.  At rest at Peter M. Justen & Son Funeral Home, 400 W. Elm st., McHenry, Ill.  Service Thursday at 2 p.m.  Interment Fort Hill Cemetery, Lake County, Ill.”

According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, November 1, 1956, page 1:

IVERSON RITES

   “Harry Iverson, 68, a Long Lake resident for twenty-six years died in Lake County, hospital Oct. 29.  He was an employee of the Illinois Bell Telephone company.  Three daughters, one brother and one sister survive.  Services will be held from the Peter M. Justen funeral home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Fort Hill cemetery, Lake county.”