KAROLINE “CAROLINE” (JACOBS) JANKOVICH
Karoline “Caroline” (Jacobs) Jankovich gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)
B. October 31, 1868 in Austria (Racisdorf, Czechoslovakia) (naturalization records state DOB as October 25, 1868)
D. May 19, 1952 in Volo, Lake County, IL
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- Husband: Paul Jankovich born January 12, 1864 in Austria, Hungary (Dolina, Czechoslovakia); married Karoline “Caroline” (Jacobs) Jankovich on February 12, 1888 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia; Paul died June 30, 1949 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Paul Jankovich buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Children (NOTE: According to the obituary for Rose (Jankovich) Klemm, she was the “last of twelve children”)
- Julia Katherine (Jankovich) Ludwig born December 11, 1890 in Grenava, Czechoslovakia (Grunau, Hungary); entered U.S. on September 30, 1902; resided in Los Angeles, CA in 1935; married August Herman Frank “Frank August” Ludwig (1877-1955) on May 26, 1909 in St. Joseph, Berrien County, MI; Julia died May 13, 1948 in Los Angeles County, CA; Julia and Frank are buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, CA
- Marie Jankovich born May 1, 1895 in Hungary; Marie died October 3, 1918 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL
According to the Cook County, Illinois, I.S., Deaths Index, 1878-1922:
“Name: Marie Jankovich; Birth Date: 1 May 1895; Birth Place: Hungary; Death Date: 3 Oct 1918; Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Burial Date: 5 Oct 1918; Cemetery Name; Bohemian National Cemetery; Death Age: 23; Occupation: Clerk; Race: White; Marital Status: Single; Gender: Female; Street Address: 706 Gardner Ave; Father Name: Paul Jankovich; Father Birth Place: Hungary; Mother Name: Charlotte (sic) Jacob; Mother Birth Place: Hungary; FHL Film Number: 1309169”
3. Emilia Pauline (Aurelia, Amelia, Mildred) “Emelie” “Millie” (Jankovich) Brolin born April 24, 1897 in Pezinek, Czechoslovakia; married (1) Louis F. Miller (1893-?); married (2) Walter Cornelius Brolin (1895-1969), son of Ernest Martin Brolin (1860-1943) and Mathilda “Tilda” (Nordstrom) Brolin (1864-1920); Emilia died July 27, 1995 in Nevada County, CA; Emilia and Walter are buried Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Nevada City, Nevada County, CA (NOTE: Emilia had two children from her first marriage: Evelyn Miller (1918-?) and Louis Frank Miller (1921-1987) both born in Illinois according to the 1930 U.S. Census)
According to the Sacrament Bee (Sacramento CA) Saturday, June 38, 1969, page 8:
“BROLIN – in Martinez, Contra Costa County, June 25, 1969, Walter C. Brolin of Smartville, Tuba City, husband of Emelie, father of Louis Miller of Beverly Hills and Evelyn Ottow of Cool, el Dorado County, brother of Peony Brolin of Florida, and Brenda Robinson and Elsie Johnson, both of Illinois, aged 74 years. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Bergemann & Son Funeral Chapel in Nevada City. Interment will follow in Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Nevada City.”
According to the Auburn Journal (Auburn CA) Thursday, July 3, 1969, page 14:
“Walter C. Brolin
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in Nevada City for Walter C. Brolin, 74, of Pleasant Valley, who died June 25 in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Martinez. Burial was in Nevada City.
Born in Rockford, Ill., Mr. Brolin had lived in California for 29 years. A retired machinist, he served in World War I and was a member of the American Legion and the WWI Veterans.
Surviving are a son, Louis of Beverly Hills; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Ottow of Cool; a granddaughter, Julia Ottow of Cool; and two grandsons, Robert J. Ottow of Long Beach, and E/C Lawrence H. Ottow, who was returned from Vietnam on emergency leave because of his grandfather’s critical illness.”
4. Rose (Jankovich) Klemm born March 8, 1904 born in Austria, Hungary (Bratislava, Czechoslovakia); married Otto Rudolph Klemm (1894-1969), son of Ludwig (last name unknown) and Mathilda “Tillie” Klemm (1888-?), stepson of Rudolph/Rudolf Klemm (1868-1930) (See section pertaining to Otto Rudolph Klemm buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); Rose died November 21, 1977 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL (See section pertaining to Rose (Jankovich) Klemm buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
5. Frank Joseph Jankovich born September 8, 1908 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Jennie Mildred Schlacks (1905-1973); Frank died December 18, 1969 in Cook County, IL; buried in Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, IL
According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
“Name: Frank Joseph Jankovich; Address: Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois; Telephone: (blank); Age in Years: 32; Date of Birth: 9-21-1908; Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.; Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Jennie Mildred Jankovich; Relationship of That Person: Wife; Address of That Person: Round Lake, Lake Co. Ill.; Employer’s Name: In business for himself; Race: White: Height: 5-7; Weight: 155; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Light; Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: scar on upper lip; Signed: Oct. 16, 1940”
According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Saturday, December 20, 1969, page 42:
Frank J. Jankovich, suddenly, Dec. 18, 1969, beloved husband of Jennie, nee Schlacks; dear father of Sharon; fond brother of Rose Klemm and Millie Brolin. Services Monday, 11 a. m., at Ewald Funeral Home, 2501 03 N. Southport avenue. Interment Rosehill cemetery. Member of Bookbinders & Paper Cutters union, Local No. 8, I. B. of B., AFL-CIO. 549-0098.”
According to the Illinois, Federal Naturalization Records, 1856-1991:
“UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
PETITION FOR NATURALIZATION
To the Honorable the DISTRICT Court of THE UNITED STATES of CHICAGO, ILL. The petition of CAROLINE JANKOVICH, hereby filed respectfully shows:
(1) My place of residence is 1451 Clybourn Ave., Chicago, Ill. (2) My occupation is Housewife (3) I was born in Racisdorf, Czechoslovakia on Oct. 26, 1868 My race is German (4) blank (5) I am married. The name of my wife or husband is Paul we were married on Feb. 12, 1888 at Bratislava, Czechoslovakia; he was born at Dolina, Czechoslovakia on Jan. 12, 1864; entered the United States at New York, N. Y. I have 4 children and the name, date and place of birth, and place of residence of each of said children are as follows:
Julia, 12/11/91, Grenava, Czech.; resides Los Angeles. Cal.
Emilia, 4/24/97, Pezinek, Czeck; ” Chicago, Ill.
Rose, 3/8/04, Bratislava, ” ; Volo, Ill
Frank, 9/14/08 , Chicago, Ill.; Chicago, Ill.
My husband was naturalized Jan 18, 1923, in the U.S. Dist. Ct., Chicago, Ill.
(6) My last foreign residence was Bratislava, Czechoslovakia I emigrated to the United States of America from Hamburg, Germany My lawful entry for permanent residence in the Unites States was at New York, N. Y., under the name of Jankvica, Karoline on Nov. 28, 1907, on the vessel President Lincoln as shown by the certificate of my arrival attached hereto.
(7) I am not a disbeliever in or opposed to organized government or a member of or affiliated with any organization of body of persons teaching disbelief in or opposed to organized government. I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy. I am attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States. It is my intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce absolutely and forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to THE CZECHOSLOVAK REPUBLIC of whom (which) at this time I am a subject (or citizen), and it is my intention to reside permanently in the United States.
(9) I have resided continuously in the United States of America for the term of one year at least immediately preceding the date of this petition, to wit, since Nov. 28, 1907 and in the County of Cook this State, continuously next preceding the date of this petition, since Dec. 1, 1907. Petition filed under Sec. 2, Act Sept. 22, 1922.
(10) I have not heretofore made petition for Naturalization:
Signed: Caroline Jankovich
AFFIDAVITS OF WITNESSES
Nellie Worley, occupation Housewife residing at 1451 Clybourn Ave., Chicago Ill. and Robert Wilcox, occupation retired blacksmith residing at 1451 Clybourn Ave., Chicago IL each being severally, duly, and respectively sworn, deposes and says that he is a citizen of the United States of America; that he has personally known and has been acquainted in the United States with CAROLINE JANKOVICH, the petition above mentioned, since Jan. 1, 1935 and that to his personal knowledge the petition has resided in the United States continuously preceding the date of filing this petition, of which this affidavit is a part, to wit, since the date last mentioned, and at Chicago, Ill. in the County of Cook this State, in which the above-entitled petition is made, continuously since Jan. 1, 1935…
Subscribed and sworn to before me by the above-named petition and witness in the office of the Clerk of said Court at Chicago, Ill. this 29th day of January, Anno Domino 1936 I hereby certify that certificate of arrival No. 11-138783 from the Department of Labor, showing the lawful entry for permanent residence of the petitioner above named has been by me filed with, attached to, and made part of this petition on this date.”
According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL the household members were:
“Paul Jankovich, head, age 42, married once for 20 years, born in Hungary, parents born in Hungary; immigrated in 1906, occupation: carpenter – railroad; Caroline Jankovich, wife, age 42, married once, 6 children born, 5 children living, born in Hungary, parents born in Hungary; Marie Jankovich, daughter, age 15, single, born in Hungary, occupation: weaver – silk co.; Aurelia Jankovich, daughter, age 12, single, born in Hungary; Rosie Jankovich, daughter, age 6, single, born in Hungary; Frank Jankovich, son, 1, single, born in Illinois; John Kosturck, lodger, age 52, married once for 23 years, born in Hungary, parents born in Hungary, immigrated in 1900, occupation: laborer – railroad”
According to the 1920 U.S. Census for the City of Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 706 Gardner Street, the household members were:
“Paul Jankovich, head, age 52, married, immigrated in 1906, born in Hungary, parents born in Hungary, occupation: carpenter – street car company; Caroline Jankovich, wife, age 52, married, immigrated in 1907, born in Hungary, parents born in Hungary, occupation: proprietor – candy store; Rose Jankovich, daughter, age 15, single, immigrated in 1907, born in Hungary; Frank Jankovich, son, age 12, single, born in Illinois”
According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Ward 43, Cook County, IL living at 1451 N. Clybourne, the following household members were:
“Paul Jankovich, head, age 66, married at age 22, born in Czechoslovakia, parents born in Czechoslovakia, immigrated 1906; Caroline Jankovich, wife, age 64, married at age 20, born in Czechoslovakia, parent born in Czechoslovakia, immigrated 1907; Frank Jankovich, son, age 20, single, born in Illinois; occupation: jogger – printing”
According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 1451 Clybourne Ave., the household members were:
“Paul Jankovich, head, age 77, married, highest grade completed: 5, born in Germany, lived in same house in 1935; Caroline Jankovich, wife, age 73, married, highest grade completed: 5, born in Germany, lived in same place in 1935”
According to the 1950 U.S. Census for Wauconda Township, Lake County, IL, the household members were:
“Otto Klemm, head, age 53, married, born in Germany, If foreign born, is he naturalized?: Yes; Rose Klemm, wife, age 46, married, born in Austria Hungary, If foreign born, is he naturalized?: Yes; Elaine Klemm, daughter, age 19, never married, born in Wisconsin, Occupation: General Office worker – Wholesale Radio Mfg Co”; Caroline Jankovich, mother in law, age 81, widowed, born in Austria Hungary”
According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, May 22, 1952, page 6:
JANKOVICH RITES HELD WEDNESDAY AT ROUND LAKE
“Mrs. Caroline Jankovich, 83, mother of Mrs. Otto Klemm of Volo, died early Monday morning, May 19, at the Klemm home following an illness of three days.
The deceased was a native of Austria-Hungary and came to this country in 1907. She and her husband, Paul, who died in 1949, lived in Chicago until four years ago. When they came to reside with their daughter in Volo.
The couple celebrated their sixty-first wedding anniversary in 1941, shortly before his death.
Surviving is another daughter, Mrs. Millie Brolin, of Los Angeles, Calif., and a son, Frank Jankovich, of Chicago; also nine grand-children and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday from St. Paul’s Lutheran church at Round Lake, with Rev. J. J. Pelican, Sr., of Trinity Slovak Lutheran church of Chicago officiating. Burial was in Fort Hill cemetery, Round Lake.
The body rested at the Peter M. Justen funeral home until time of rites.”