FRANK HENRY KASPER

B. June 5, 1904 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
D. March 1969; last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Joseph Kasper born 1875 in Rhein, Prussia, Germany; Joseph died in 1929; married (1) Mary Gantenbein (1875-1911); married (2) Margaret Hanapel (1869-1940); buried in Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, IA
  • Mother: Mary (Gantenbein) Kasper born February 6, 1875 in Dubuque County, IA daughter of Matthew Gantenbein and Josephine (Engles) Gantenbein; Mary died February 14, 1911 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, IA
  • Wife: Mildred R. (Helmboldt) Kasper born April 6, 1908 in Illinois, daughter of Louis Barney Helmboldt (1880-1954) and Mary “May” (Bauer) Helmboldt (1885-1971); (See section pertaining to Louis Barney Helmboldt buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Mary “May” (Bauer) Helmboldt buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)  Mildred died January 5, 1982 (See section pertaining to Mildred R. (Helmboldt) Kasper buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Frank E. Kasper; married Joyce D.
  • Siblings:
    • Josephine (Kasper) Gantenbein born March 6, 1894; married Chris E. “Chris” Gantenbein (1887-1937) son of George Gantenbein and Caroline (Muntz) Gantenbein; Josephine last residence in Dubuque, Dubuque County, IA; Josephine died April 29, 1978; Josephine and Chris are buried in Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, IA
    • Lillian M. (Kasper) Ham born September 6, 1898 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, IA; married Joseph Francis Ham (1897-1939) on September 4, 1919 in Polk County, IA son of Mathias Ham and Agnes (Seidel) Ham and Veteran (March 30, 1914 – March 11, 1919) First Lieutenant, Co. A, 168th Infantry Rainbow Division; Joseph married (2) Vera Grimes on August 20, 1924 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, IA; Lillian died Jun 29, 1920 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, IA; buried in Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, IA
    • Roy E. Kasper born March 13, 1899 in Iowa; married Rose Marie Leibold (1904-1986); last residence Osakis, Douglas County, MN; Roy died November 21, 1972; Roy and Rose are buried in Calvary Cemetery, Osakis, Douglas County, MN; According to the Minneapolis Star (Minneapolis MN) Wednesday, November 22, 1972, page 35:

“Kasper – Roy E. age 73 of Osakis, Minn., formerly of New Brighton.  Died Tuesday.  Survived by wife Rose, 1 son Fred, 2 daughters Delores and Darlene, and 2 sisters.  Reviewal Thursday Nov. 23 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mueller-Bies Funeral Home 650 N. Dale St., St. Paul.  Funeral Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Osakis.”

    • Charlotte (Kasper) Read born January 5, 1901 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, IL; married Henry Hazelton Read (1896-1973) on November 26, 1920 in Dubuque County, IL son of Ollie H. Read and Alice (Ingalls) Read; last residence in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Charlotte died June 1, 1978; buried in Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Daily Sentinel (Woodstock IL) Monday, June 5, 1978, page 6:

“CHARLOTTE READ – WAUKEGAN – Mrs. Charlotte Read, 77, Waukegan, formerly of Round Lake Beach, grandmother of Mrs. George (Jean) Arnold of Lake In The Hills, died Thursday, June 1.  She was born January 5, 1901, in Dubuque, Iowa, and was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, in 1973, and a daughter, Jean Marie, in 1943.  A 50-year member and Past Matron of Sorosis Eastern Star Chapter of Grayslake, Mrs. Read had been American Legion Hospital Chairman at North Chicago Veterans Administration Hospital; past president of American Legion Auxiliary of Round Lake; member of World War I VFW Auxiliary of Lake County; and member of Calvary Presbyterian Church of Round Lake.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Margaret) Schauer, Chicago; another granddaughter; and six great-grandchildren.  Eastern Star services were held Sunday, with services today in Chicago.  Burial was in Acacia Park cemetery, Chicago.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 746 Keith St., the household members were: Joseph Kasper, head, age 34, married once for 17 years, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1888, occupation: bench hand – pump company; Mary Kasper, wife, age 34, married once for 17 years, 8 children born, 8 children living, born in Iowa, parents born in Germany; Josephine Kasper, daughter, age 16, single, born in Iowa, occupation: wrapper – department store; Lillian Kasper, daughter, age 11, single, born in Iowa; Roy Kasper, son, age 10, single, born in Iowa; Charlotte Kasper, daughter, age 8, single, born in Iowa; Frank Kasper, son, age 5, single, born in Illinois; Peter Strolitz, lodger, age 26, single, born in Iowa, parents born in Germany, occupater: pressfeeder – printing shop.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 1754 W. 21st the household members were: Frank Kasper, head, age 29, married age age 26, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: chauffer – taxi cab; Mildred Kasper, wife, age 22, married at age 21, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: inspector – electric manufacturing company.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 2852 W. Henderson Str., the household members were: Frank Kasper, head, age 35, married, highest grade completed: H2, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: grading – parks and curbing; Mildred Kasper, wife, age 32, highest grade completed: H2, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935.

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Tuesday, March 4, 1969, page 30:

KASPER – Frank H. Kasper of Round Lake Beach, Ill., beloved husband of Mildred R.; dear father of Frank E. (Joyce); loving grandfather of two.  Funeral Wednesday, 2 p. m. at MacGillis Funeral Home, 350 Goodnow boulevard, Round Lake, Ill.  Interment Fort Hill cemetery. 546-3300.