BERTHA E. (KRULL) McPHERSON

B. April 24, 1902 in Illinois
D. June 1982
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  • Father: Charles Gustave Krull born in 1877 in Illinois; Charles died November 20, 1947; married Emma Marwitz in 1898; Charles died November 1947; buried in Wunder’s Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, November 20, 1947, page 56:

“KRULL – Charles G. Krull, beloved husband of the late Emma, dear father of Mrs. Bertha MacPherson (sic), Carl, Edward, and Harry, brother of Mrs. Bertha Yates, Emil and Edward.  Services Friday, Nov. 21, 2:30 p. m., at funeral home, 3440 N. Central avenue.  Interment Wunders, Kildare 5420.”

  • Mother: Emma C. (Marwitz) Krull born in 1880 in Illinois daughter of Fred Marwitz and Carrie Marwitz; Emma died in August 1945; buried in Wunder’s Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Monday, August 13, 1945, page 23:

“KRULL – Emma C. Krull, late of 3114 Diversey avenue, beloved wife of Charles G. Krull, fond mother of Bertha MacPherson (sic), Carl, Edward and Harry, sister of Otto and Fred Marwitz, grandmother of four.  Resting at chapel, 3834-36 Irving Park road, until Tuesday noon.  All services to be conducted at Messiah Lutheran church,  Melvina and Peterson avenues, 2:30 p. m. Tuesday.  Interment Wunders cemetery.”

  1. Gloria A. (McPherson) Secor born July 7, 1925 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married George Secor on February 3, 1956 in Round Lake Park, Lake County, IL; Gloria died August 15, 2019 in Round Lake Beach, Lake County, IL; buried in Grant Cemetery, Ingleside, Lake County, IL; According to the Hamsher Lakeside Funerals & Cremations, Fox Lake, Lake County, IL website obituary:

   “Gloria A. Secor (nee McPherson), 94, a resident of the Round Lake area for 65 years, died Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Round Lake Beach.
   Born in Chicago on July 7, 1925, to the late Frank and Bertha (nee Krull) McPherson, she married George Secor February 3, 1956, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Round Lake Park.
   She attended Steinmetz High School in Chicgo, and went to work for Hartford Insurance Company in Chicago.  While attending her cousin’s wedding, she met the love of her life, and future husband, George Secor.
   Survivors include her husband of 63 years, George; daughter, Linda; and granddaughter, Katie.
   The visitation will be Tuesday, August 20, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 10:30 a.m., at Hamsher Lakeside Funerals and Cremations, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd., Fox Lake.  The burial will follow in Grant Cemetery, Ingleside.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gloria’s name may be made to the Fox Lake Fire Protection District Memorial Fund, PO Box 237, Ingleside, IL 60041.
  To send flowers to Gloria’s family, please visit our floral section.”

  • Siblings:
    • Carl Edward Krull born October 19, 1903 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Irene H. Untiedt (1906-1966) daughter of Herman Untied (1877-1938) and Stella (March) Untiedt (1878-1945); Carl died January 18, 1977 in Chicago, Cook County, IL (See section pertaining to Carl Edward Krull buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Irene H. (Untiedt) Krull buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Edward E. Krull born November 16, 1907 in Chicago, Cook county, IL; Edward died July 1971 in Van Buren, Crawford County, AR
    • Harry Richard. Krull born March 23, 1909 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Ruth Marie Reckers (1914-2006); Harry died October 1973; Harry and Ruth are buried in Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, DuPage County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Monday, October 8, 1973, page 90:

“KRULL
Harry R. Krull, beloved husband of Ruth, nee Reckers; dear father of Bernadette (Roland) Foernssier; grandfather of four; brother of Carl Krull and Bertha MacPherson (sic).  Service Wednesday, October 10, 11 a.m. at Matz Funeral Home, 3440 N. Central Av.  Interment Mount Emblem.  Visitation after 2 p.m. Tuesday.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for City of Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 3646 64th Ave., the household members were: Chas. G. Krull, head, age 32, married once for 11 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: printer – photo studio; Emma C. Krull, wife, age 31, married 1 for 11 years, 4 children born, 4 children living, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Illinois; Bertha F. Krull, daughter, age 8, single, born in Illinois; Chas. E. Krull (sic Carl), son, age 6, born in Illinois; Edward E. Krull, son, age 2, born in Illinois; Harry H. Krull, son, age 1 1/12, born in Illinois.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 3755 Narragansett Av., the household members were: Charles Krull, head, age 41, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: photographer shop; Emma Krull, wife, age 40, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, Bertha Krull, daughter, age 17, single, born in Illinois; Carl Krull, son, age 16, single, born in Illinois, occupation: factory hand; Edward Krull, son, age 12, single, born in Illinois; Harry Krull, son, age 10, single, born in Illinois; Carrie Marwitz, mother-in-law, age 63, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Fred Marwitz, father-in-law, age 75, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 4145 N Sacramento Ave., the household members were: Frank McPherson, head, age 31, married at age 25, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: clerk – steam rail road; Bertha McPherson, wife, age 27, married at age 21, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Gloria McPherson, daughter, age 4 10/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 6228 Waveland, the household members were: Frank H. McPherson, head, age 41, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: clerical clerk – steam railroad company; Bertha E. McPherson, wife, age 37, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: cook – private family; Gloria A. McPherson, daughter, age 14, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935.

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