ROSE (JANKOVICH) KLEMM

Otto R. and Rose (Jankovich) Klemm
(Photo by The McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL))

B. March 8, 1904 in Austria
D. November 21, 1977 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL
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“Jankovich
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.”

Additional Information:

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; Mosie 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:

“VOLO

   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:

“VOLO

   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:

“VOLO

   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 Wisconson, 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 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:

OTTO KLEMMS
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:

OBSERVE ANNIVERSARY
   “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.