ROSE (JANKOVICH) KLEMM
Otto Rudolph and Rose (Jankovich) Klemm
(Photo by The McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL))
Rose (Jankovich) Klemm gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)
B. March 8, 1904 in Austria
D. November 21, 1977 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL
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- Father: Paul Jankovich born January 12, 1864 in Austria, Hungary (Dolina, Czechoslovakia); married Karoline “Caroline” 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)
- Mother: Karoline “Caroline” (Jacobs) Jankovich born October 31, 1868 in Austria (Racisdorf, Czechoslovakia); Karoline died May 19, 1952 in Volo, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Karoline “Caroline” (Jacobs) Jankovich buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Husband: Otto Rudolph Klemm born May 26, 1894 in Germany, son of Ludwig (last name unknown) and Mathilda “Tillie” (Schmidt) (Klemm) Bernhardt (1888-1953), stepson of Rudolph/Rudolf Klemm (1868-1930); married Rose Jankovich on October 23, 1922 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Otto died June 16, 1963 in Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Otto Rudolph Klemm buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Dorothy Marie (Klemm) McNally born December 31, 1923 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married James McNally (1921-1981) on October 10, 1941 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL, son of James McNally (1891-1973) and Anna (Miller) (Kells) McNally (1892-1949); Dorothy died May 6, 2003 in Burlington, Racine County, WI (See section pertaining to Dorothy Marie (Klemm) McNally buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to James McNally buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Elaine Marjory (Klemm) Cross born March 2, 1931 in Madison, Dane County, WI; married George Henry Cross (1929-1991) on June 17, 1950 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL, son of Henry D. Cross (1901-1954) and Mary Elizabeth (Bobleter) Cross (1904-1965); Elaine died June 9, 2015 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL (See section pertaining to Elaine Marjory (Klemm) Cross buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to George Henry Cross buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- 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”
- 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.”
- 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 living at 1229 West Chicago Avenue, the household members were:
“Paul Jankovich, head, age 42, married once for 20 years, born in Hung. Slovish; parents born Hung. Slovish, immigrated in 1902, alien, Native Tongue: Slovish, occupation: Carpenter – Railroad; Caroline Jankovich, wife, age 42, married once for 20 years, 6 children born, 5 children living, born in Hung. Slovish, parents born in Hung. Slovish, Native Tongue: Slovish; Marie Jankovich, daughter, age 15, single, born in Hung. Slovish, Native Tongue, English, Occupation: Weaver – Silk Co.; Amelia Jankovich, daughter, age 12, single, born in Hung. Slovish, Native Tongue: Slovish; Rosie Jankovich, daughter, age 6, single, born in Hung. Slovish; Frank Jankovich, son, age 1, single, born in Illinois; John Kosturck, lodger, age 52, married once for 23 years, born in Hung. Slovish, parents born in Hung. Slovish, immigrated in 1900, alien, Native Tongue: Slovish, occupation: Laborer – Railroad Co”
According to the 1920 U.S. Census for City of Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 706 Gardner Street, the household members were:
“Paul Jankovich, head, age 52, married, immigrated in 1906, papers submitted, born in Hungary, Native Tongue: German; parents born in Hungary, occupation: Carpenter – Street Car Company; Caroline Janovich, wife, age 52, married, immigrated in 1907, alien, born in Hungary, Native Tongue: Bohemian, parents born in Hungary, occupation: Proprieter – Candy store; Rose Jakovich, daugher, age 15, single, immigrated in 1907, alien, born in Hungary, Native Tongue: German; Frank Jankovich, son, age 12, single, born in Illinois”
According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Volo Town, Wauconda Township, Lake County, IL living on Main Street, the household members were:
“Otto R. Klemm, head, age 29, married at age 21, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1911, occupation: proprietor – automobile repair; Rose J. Klemm, wife, age 26, married at age 18, born in Czechoslovakia, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1907, occupation: proprietor – confectionary stand; Dorothy M. Klemm, daughter, age 6, single, born in Illinois”
According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, July 31, 1930, page 1:
“BARBECUE STAND BURNS AT VOLO THURSDAY
The McHenry fire department was called to the oil station and barbecue conducted by Otto Klemm at Volo at 11 o’clock Thursday evening. The place was completely destroyed by fire and had gained a big headway before the fire department could reach the place. Origin of the fire is unknown. The loss was well covered by insurance.”
According to the Daily Sentinel (Woodstock IL) Saturday, August 2, 1930, page 3:
Friday evening about 11 o’clock the barbecue stand, run by Otto Klemm, burned to the ground. How the fire started is unknown. Hardly any of the merchandise was saved. The community extends sympathy (sic) to Mr. and Mrs. Klemm.
…Mrs. Otto Klemm is now staying at the Matt Rossdeutcher home since the stand burned down.”
According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, August 7, 1930, page 2:
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Klemm and daughter moved to Wisconsin this week.”
According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, April 16, 1931, page 6:
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Klemm and family of Kenosha, Wis., moved Friday to their new barbecue stand here.”
According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Grant Township, Lake County, IL living on Route Twelve, the household members were:
“Otto Klemm, head, age 46, married, highest grade completed: 8; born in Germany, naturalized, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: Proprietor – Tavern; Rose Klemm, wife, age 36, married, highest grade completed: H1, born in Hungary, naturalized, lived in same house in 1935; Dorothy Klemm, daughter, age 16, single, highest grade completed: H1, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Elaine Klemm, daughter, age 9, single, highest grade completed: 3, born in Wisconsin, lived in same place in 1935”
According to the Iron County News (Hurley WI) Friday, October 24, 1947, page 10:
“Mr. and Mrs. Otto Klemm and family, of Round Lake, Ill., are spending a few days in Mercer. They are building a summer home on Pike lake.”
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, October 18, 1951, page 2:
OTTO KLEMMS, LONG TIME LOCAL BUSINESS PEOPLE, NOW ENGAGED IN CHINCILLA RAISING
“After completing twenty-five years in business in the Volo community, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Klemm three years ago retired as lunch room and tavern managers and entered into an entirely new and different venture, raising chinchillas. Combining business with hobby, they have learned the are of raising these small animals on their “O.K. Chinchilla Ranch” near Volo.
The Klemms bought three pair of the fabulous balls of fur and were surprised to find that they were easy to raise. Thus, the enterprise expanded and recently a new building was erected to house the growing number.
So many folks in the area have asked to see the chinchillas that the Klemms have decided to have open house Saturday, Oct. 20, and Sunday, Oct. 21, at which time the animals will be on display for the benefit of all who have never seen them. The public may stop at their convenience on either day and see these remarkable animals whose fur has been used for royalty in Europe and Asia for several hundred years…”
According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL), Thursday, October 2, 1952, page 6:
WED 30 YEARS
“Mr. and Mrs. Otto Klemm of Volo observed their thirtieth wedding anniversary last Saturday, Sept. 27, when they enjoyed dinner at Westlake’s in Solon Mills with their two daughters and their husbands. The two girls, who planned the celebration, are Mrs. George Cross and Mrs. James McNally.”
According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL), Thursday, October 18, 1962, page 2:
“Mr. and Mrs. Otto Klemm, long time residents of Volo, recently celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary with a family dinner was given by their daughters and husbands, Mr. and Mrs. George Cross and Mr. and Mrs. James McNally. The table was decorated with a beautiful wedding cake.
A guest at the dinner was Chuck Abel of Lakemoor.
Besides their daughters, they have eight grandchildren Karen, Patricia, Candee, Jamie, and twins, Joy and Jill McNally, and Carrie and Donna Cross.
Otto Klemm and Rose Jankovich were married in 1922 at St. Paul’s Lutheran church, Chicago, and came to the McHenry area in 1923. They have been in business here since that time.”
According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Friday, November 25, 1977, page 3:
ROSE J. KLEMM
Rose J. Klemm, who along with her husband, had owned and operated the Merrill Wollen store in Volo until 3 years ago, died Monday, Nov. 22, at McHenry hospital, at the age of 73.
Mrs. Klemm was born in Austria March 8, 1894 and had been an area resident for the past 52 years. Her husband, Otto preceded her death June 16, 1963.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James (Dorothy) McNally and Mrs. George (Elaine) Cross, both of Volo, eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The last of twelve children, Mrs. Klemm was preceded in death by eleven brothers and sisters.
Tuesday visitation at the Peter M. Justen & Son funeral home was held prior to services at the Zion Lutheran church Wednesday with the Rev. Herman Graef officiating. Burial was in the Fort Hill cemetery, Round Lake.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the McHenry Zion Lutheran church.