HENRY ALBERT KUEHL

Henry Albert Kuehl gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. February 24, 1907 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL
D. 1957
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  • Father: Herman Kuehl born in Germany
  • Step-Father: Howard Eugene Drake born May 25, 1875 in Greenfield, Greene County, IL, son of John T. Drake (1851-1898) and Frances Emily (Brown) (Drake) Rowton (1857-1943); Howard died June 1950 in Lake Villa, Lake County, IL; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL; According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

“Name: Howard E. Drake; Permanent Home Address: Palmyra, Mc County, IL; Age in Years: 43; Date of Birth: May 25 1875; Race: White: U.S. Citizen: Native Born; Present Occupation: Farming; Nearest Relative: Anna Dranke, Palmyra, Mc County, Ill.; Height: Medium; Build: Medium; Color of Eyes: Blue; Color of Hair: Black; Singed: Sept. 12th 1918”

According to the Independent Register (Libertyville IL) Thursday, June 15, 1950:

“Howard Eugene Drake Funeral Services Held
   Funeral services were held Saturday at the Ray-Burnett funeral home for Howard Eugene Drake who died Thursday at Lake Villa and who formerly resided in Libertyville.  Burial was in Lakeside cemetery.
   He was born on May 25, 1875, at Greenfield.  He Was married to Anna Kunke on April 30, 1912, at Libertyville.
   He wife and the following children survive: Frances Beyer, Round Lake; Agnes Westphal,  Round Lake; Marjorie Walker, Libertyville; Anna Mae Mars, Libertyville; Elizabeth Jacobsen, Libertyville; John, Howard Jr., and James.  Two stepsons, Henry and Walter Kuehl; a stepfather, G.A. Rowton, Palmyrs; a sister, Mrs. Tura DeMunbrum, Palmyra and six grandchildren also survive.”

  • Mother: Anna M. (Kunke) (Kuehl) Drake born December 20, 1885 in Park Ridge, Cook County, IL, daughter of William F. Kunke (1858-1939) and Caroline “Lena” (Maas) Kunke (1866-1938); married (1) Herman Kuehl about 1904 and divorced December 1910 in Lake County, IL; married (2) Howard Eugene Drake (1875-1950) on April 30, 1912 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; Anna died July 14, 1954 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; Anna and Howard are buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL; According to the Lake County Independent (Libertyville IL) Sunday, December 16, 1910, page 1:

   “Circuit court met on Monday after adjournment Friday evening: There was little of importance to come before the court.  Once divorce was granted, that of Mrs. Anna Kuehl against Herman Kuehl for desertion.  The decree was not contested and the petition was granted.”

According to the Libertyville Independent (Libertyville IL) Thursday, December 13, 1923, page 5:

   “Mrs. Annie Kunke Drake and two children, of Springfield, visited Mrs. Drake’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Kunke, from Saturday until Wednesday.  It was a pleasant surprise to Mr. and Mrs. Kunke, as they did not know they were coming.”

According to the Independent Register, Thursday, July 15, 1954:

   “Anna M. Drake, 68, Buried Saturday At Lakeside Cemetery.
   Funeral rites for Mrs. Anna M. Drake, 68, who died at her home at 404 First St., Libertyville Wednesday night, July 14, were conducted Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Libertyville.  Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery.
   Born December 20, 1885 in Park Ridge, Mrs. Drake had spent most of her life in Libertyville. She was a member of the Ladies Aid of St. John’s Church. 
   Mrs. Drake was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, in June 1950.
   Survivors include five sons, Walter of Zion, Howard and Henry of Round Lake, and James and John, Libertyville; five daughters, Mrs. Frances Bayer (sic), Mrs. Agnes Westphal and Mrs. Betty Jacobsen all of Round lake, and Mrs. Marjorie Walker and Mrs. Anna Mae Mors, both of Libertyville; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Francke, Waukegan; and four brothers, Albert Kunke, Waukegan, Edward, William and Fred Kunke, all of Libertyville. 
   Friends called at the Ray-Burnett Funeral Home on West Park Ave. Libertyville.”

  • Wife: Lillian S. (maiden name unknown) born 1917; no date of death recorded; (NOTE: located in front of Lillian’s grave marker is Frances L. Beyer (1913-1967), step-sister of Henry)           
  • Siblings:
    • Walter John Kuehl born August 30, 1905 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; married Agnes Margaret Kunke (1913-1995), daughter of Albert William Kunke (1888-?) and Jennie (Acers) Kunke (1890-1939); last residence in Zion, Lake County, IL; Walter died January 3, 1988; According to the U.S. World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Walter John Kuehl; Address: R.F.D. 1, Zion, Lake County, Ill; Telephone: (blank) Age in Years: 35; Date of Birth: Aug. 30 1905; Place of Birth: Libertyville, Ill, U.S.A.; Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Agnes Margaret Kuehl; Relationship of That Person: Wife; Address of That Person: R.F.D. 1, Zion, Lake County, Ill.; Employer’s Name: Johnson Motor Company; Place of Employment: Pershing Rd., Waukegan, Lake County, Ill; Race: White; Height: 5′ 10″; Weight: 160; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Light brown; Signed: October 16, 1940”

  • Step Siblings
    • Frances Lena (Drake) Beyer born February 12, 1913 in Illinois; married Louis Albert Beyer (1906-1981), son of August Beyer (1868-1923) and Elizabeth/Louise (Brown/Braun) Beyer (1878-1982); Frances died August 11, 1967 (See section pertaining to Frances Lena (Drake) Beyer buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • John William Drake born May 23, 1915 in Illinois; veteran U.S. Army WW II, S. Sgt; John died February 19, 1972; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL; According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: John William Drake; Address: 219 Appley Ave., Libertyville, Lake County, IL; Telephone: A15; Age in Years: 25; Date of Birth: May 23, 1915; Place of Birth: Palmyra, Ill., U.S.A.; Name and Address Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Anna Drake; Relationship of That Person: Mother; Address of That Person: 219 Appley Ave., Libertyville, Lake County, Ill.; Employer’s Name: Libertyville Cement Block Works; Place of Employment: Libertyville, Lake County, Ill; Race: White: Height: 5′ 10″; Weight: 155; Eyes: Brown; Hair: Black; Complexion: Dark; Signed: Oct. 16, 1940”

    • Agnes Marie (Drake) Westphal born June 15, 1917 in Palmyra, Macoupin County, IL; married Ralph J. Westphal (1914-1991) in 1940; last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Agnes died June 23, 1983; Agnes and Ralph are buried in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
    • Marjorie J. (Drake) Walker born October 23, 1919 in Illinois; Marjorie died August 17, 1960; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL
    • Anna Mae (Drake) Mors born May 17, 1922 in Illinois; last residence in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; Anna died August 23, 2008; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL; According to the News Sun (Waukegan IL):

Anna Mae Mors
   Anna Mae Mors, 86 of Libertyville, died on Saturday, August 23, 2008.  Daughter of Howard and Anna Drake.  Cremation rites were accorded.  She is survived by her son, Terry Mors; and grandchildren, Dennis, Jennifer, Julie, Peter, Scott; and seven grandchildren.”

    • Elizabeth “Betty” Mabel (Drake) (Jacobsen) Uselman born August 19, 1924 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; married (1) Irving “Ernie” Jacobsen on August 18, 1945; married (2) Frank J. Uselman (?-1977) on December 21, 1962 in Aurora, Adams County, CO; Elizabeth died August 9, 2000 in Fort Collins, Larimer County, CO; According to the Libertyville Review (Libertyville IL) August 17, 2000, page 127:

Elizabeth Uselman
   Elizabeth “Betty” Uselman, 75, of Fort Collins, Colo., formally of Libertyville, died Aug. 9 in Fort Collins.  She was born Aug. 17, 1924 in Libertyville, Ill., the daughter of Howard and Anna (nee Kunke) Drake.  She graduated from Libertyville Central High School, married Irving “Ernie” Jacobsen Aug. 18, 1945.  She later married Frank Uselman Dec. 21, 1962, in Aurora, Colo., who died Feb. 13, 1977.  A former resident of Aurora, Colo., she had been a resident of Fort Collins for six years.  Mrs. Uselman was homemaker and in her later years, she worked at the Excelsior Convent in Aurora, Colo.  She attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Collins, Colo.
   Survivors include a son, Randy L. Jacobsen of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Linda S. Kinzli of Libertyville; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
   Funeral services were Aug. 16 from Allnutt Funeral Service, Ft. Collins, Colorado, with Pastor Rick Carlson officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Elizabeth Uselman Memorial Fund c/o Allnutt Funeral Service.”

    • Howard William Drake, Jr. born June 8, 1926 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; Army Veteran (September 23, 1944 – November 23, 1946); last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL: Howard died October 18, 1992 in Milwaukee County, WI; According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Howard William Drake; Place of Residence: 219 Appley Avenue, Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois; Mailing Address: 219 Appley Avenue, Libertyville, Illinois; Telephone: Lib. 867W; Age in Years: 18; Date of Birth: June 8, 1926; Place of Birth: Libertyville, Illinois; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Anna Drake, 219 Appley Ave., Libertyville, Illinois; Employer’s Name and Address: Mr. Leding, Consumer’s Co. (Gravel Pit), Libertyville, Illinois; Place of Employment: Libertyville, Illinois; Race: White; Height: 6′; Weight: 150 ; Eyes: Brown; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Light; Signed: June 8 1944”

    • James Milton Drake born November 6, 1927 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; veteran; married Dolores R. “Dee” (Largo) Drake (1927-2010), daughter of Robert Largo and Mary Largo; last residence in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; James died March 16, 2002 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; James and Dolores are buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL; According to the News Sun (Waukegan IL) March 19, 2002:

James M. Drake
   James M. Drake, 74, of Libertyville, IL passed away suddenly Saturday, March 16, 2002 at his home.
   He was born November 6, 1927 in Libertyville, where he remained a resident all his life. 
   He was a 1946 graduate of Libertyville Township High School and was a US Army Veteran, having served in Japan following World War II.  Jim was a member of the Libertyville VFW Post #8741 and a retired employee of the Frank G. Hough Co.-International Harvester Corp. in Libertyville.
   Following retirement he enjoyed life as a ranger at Pine Meadows Golf Club in Mundelein. 
   Surviving are his wife Delores “Dee” Drake; two children, Timothy (Mary) Drake of Gages Lake and Pamela (Tom) Schmidt of Wildwood; four grandchildren, Randy, Danny, Derek and David; and one sister, Anna Mae Mors of Libertyville.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Anna (nee Kunke) Drake, by his brothers, John and Howard Drake and Walter and Henry Kuehl and his sisters, Marge, Fran, Agnes and Betty. 
   Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at BURNETT-DANE FUNERAL HOME, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville, with Deacon Robert Matthews of St. Joseph Parish, officiating.
   Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery. 
   Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday.
   Memorial contributions can be made to the Lakeside Cemetery Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 500, Libertyville, IL 60048.  Info: 847-362-3009.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Libertyville Village, Libertyville Township, Lake County, IL living Park Avenue, the household members were: Anna Kuehl, head, age 24, married once for 3 years, 2 children born, 2 children living born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: keeper – boarding house; Walter Kuehl, son, age 4, single, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Illinois; Henry Kuehl, son, age 2, single, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Illinois; Edward Kunkee (sic), brother, age 19, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: plasterer – house; Lola Williams, lodger, age 20, single, born in Wisconsin, parents born in Wisconsin, occupation; packer – macaroni factory; Albert Kunkee, brother, age 22, married once for 0 years, born in Illinois, occupation: plasterer; Jennie Kunkee, sister in law, age 19, married once for 0 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Barr Township, Macoupin County, IL the household members were: Howard E. Drake, head, age 44, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: farmer – general farm; Anna Drake, wife, age 34, married, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Illinois; Walter Drake, son, age 14, single, born in Illinois; Henry Drake, son, age 12, single, born in Illinois; Frances Drake, daughter, age 6, single, born in Illinois; John Drake, son, 4 7/12, single, born in Illinois; Agnes Drake, daughter, age 2 7.12, single, born in Illinois; Marjorie Drake, daughter, age 2/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Libertyville Village, Libertyville Township, Lake County, IL residing at 219 Fair Street, the household members were: Howard E. Drake, head, age 54, married, first married at age 35, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: laborer – odd jobs; Annie Drake, wife, age 44, married, first married at age 18, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Illinois, occupation: cleaner – private homes; Frances E. Drake, daughter, age 17, single, born in Illinois, occupation: laundress – hospital; John W. Drake, son, age 15, single, born in Illinois; Agnes Drake, daughter, age 13, single, born in Illinois; Marjory J. Drake, daughter, age 11, single, born in Illinois; Anna M. Drake, daughter, age 8, single, born in Illinois; Elizabeth Drake, daughter, age 6, single, born in Illinois; Howard Drake, Jr., son, age 3, single, born in Illinois; James M. Drake, son, age 2, single, born in Illinois; Walter J. Kuehl, step son, age 25, single, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Illinois, occupation: truck driver – building contractor; Henry Kuehl, step son, age 22, single, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Illinois; occupation: apprentice carpenter – dwellings.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Libertyville Village, Libertyville Township, Lake County, IL residing at 219 Appley, the household members were: Anna Drake, head, age 54, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: house work – private family; John Drake, son, age 24, single, highest grade completed: H1, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: laborer – cement blocks; Agnes Drake, daughter, age 22, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; occupation: cook’s helper – hospital; Anna Mae Drake, daughter, age 17, single, highest grade completed: H3, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Betty Drake, daughter, age 15, single, highest grade completed: H1, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Howard Drake Jr., son, age 13, single, highest grade completed: 7, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; James Drake, son, age 12, single, highest grade completed: 5, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Henry Kuehl, son, age 32, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: construction.

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Henry Albert Kuehl; Address: 219 Appley Ave., Libertyville, Lake County, IL; Telephone: 820 Libertyville; Age in Years: 33; Date of Birth: Feb. 24 1907; Place of Birth: Libertyville, Illinois; Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Howard Drake; Relationship of That Person: Mother; Address of that Person: 219 Appley Ave., Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois; Employer’s Name: Arthur W. Seekatz; Place of Employment: Grayslake, Lake County, Illinois; Race: White; Height: 5′ 7″; Weight: 150; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown: Complexion: Light brown; Signed: October 16, 1940” (NOTE: Stamped on face of card: “Discharged 9-30-45”)