Paul Jankovich gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)
B. January 12, 1864 in Austria, Hungary (Dolina, Czechoslovakia)
D. June 30, 1949 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
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- Wife: Karoline “Caroline” (Jacobs) Jankovich born October 31, 1868 in Austria (Racisdorf, Czechoslovakia); married Paul Jankovich on February 12, 1888 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia; Caroline died May 19, 1952 in Volo, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Karoline “Caroline” (Jacobs) 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; Married 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 Grolin 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 1910 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL the household members were:
“Paul Jankovich, head, age 542, 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 U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project:
“Family name: Jankovich; Given name: Paul; Address: 706 Gardner St.; Certificate no.: p.43256; Title and location of court: Circuit court, Cook County, Ill.; Country of birth or allegiance: Hungary; When born: Jan. 12, 1868; Date and port of arrival in U.S.: July 7, 1906-x; Date of naturalization: Jan. 18, 1923; Names and addresses of witnesses: Herman Krobien – 230 S. Peoria St., Stefan Kostelny – 1427 W. Chgo. Ave.”
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 Daily Sentinel (Woodstock IL) Friday, July 1, 1949, page 1:
PAUL JANKOVICH OF VOLO, DIED IN WAUKEGAN
“McHenry: Paul Jankovich, 84 died at St. Theresa’s Hospital, Waukegan, on Thursday morning, June 30, 1949, after a lingering illness. He was born in Austria, Hungary and came to this country about sixty years ago. About a year ago, he moved from Chicago to Volo where he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Otto Klemm.
Survivors are his wife, Caroline; one son, Frank of Chicago; and two daughters, Mrs. Klemm and Mrs. Millie Brolin of California. A daughter preceded him in death. There are also nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be on Tuesday, July 5, 1949, at 2:00 p.m. from the Peter M. Justen Funeral Home, with Rev. Pellican of the Holy Trinity Lutheran church of Chicago officiating. Internment will be at Fort Hill cemetery near Volo.”
According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, July 7, 1949, page 1:
SERVICES HERE ON TUESDAY FOR FATHER OF MRS. OTTO KLEMM
“Paul Jankovich, 84 years old, father of Mrs. Otto Klemm of Volo, died at St. Therese hospital, Waukegan, on Thursday, June 30. He had been ill for about three months.
Mr. Jankovich was born in Czechoslovakia on Jan. 12, 1865, and came to this country sixty years ago. He resided in Chicago, where he carried on his trade as carpenter until his retirement several years ago. He and Mrs. Jankovich moved to the Klemm residence a year ago.
Survivors include the widow, Carolin; three children, Mrs. Klemm, Frank of Chicago and Mrs. Mildred Brolin of Los Angeles, Calif.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The body rested at the Peter M. Justen funeral home until Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, when Rev. Pelican of Holy Trinity Lutheran church, Chicago, officiated at the last rites. Burial was in Fort Hill cemetery, near Volo.”