ELEANOR (STEINER) NESS

Eleanor (Steiner) Ness gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. May 4, 1894 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
D. November 29, 1980
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  • Father: John or Moshe Findl “Frank” Steiner
  • Mother: Maria (Kornischer) Steiner born December 8, 1854 in Austria daughter of Ignatz Kornischer and unknown (Tecklar) Kornischer; Maria died March 21, 1916 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, IL
  • Husband: Charles John Ness born December 5, 1892 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, son of Paul Ness (1866-?) and Minnie (Grotzke) Ness (1870-1957); married Eleanor Steiner on June 22, 1917 in Lake County, IN; Army Veteran, WW I (1918-1919, Private 1st Class; Charles died March 18, 1962 in Long Lake, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Charles John Ness buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Gloria Charlotte (Ness) Fox born October 2, 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Harold W. Fox on May 25, 1943 in Durham County, NC, son of William H. Fox and Ella H. (Calleoff) Fox; Gloria died before 1962; Gloria died possibly on March 12, 1953 in Long Lake, Lake County, IL and buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery, Lake County, IL (NOTE: unable to verify proof of death or burial location)
    2. Eleanor (Ness) Buckley; married Robert Buckley
    3. Harold W. “Skip” Ness born April 18, 1945 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Rita Fike on September 16, 1967 in Ingleside, Lake County, IL, daughter of Norman Fike; Harold died July 28, 2002 in Round Lake Beach, Lake County, IL; buried in Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery, Fremont Center, Lake County, IL; According to the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights IL) Tuesday, July 30, 2002:

“Harold W. “Skip” Ness – Harold W. “Skip” Ness of Round Lake Beach for 28 years.  Funeral services for Harold W. “Skip” Ness, 57 formerly of Long Lake, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at K.K. Hamsher Funeral Home, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Road, Fox Lake, (in the Chapel on the Lake). Born April 18, 1945, in Chicago, the son of Charles and Eleanor (nee Steiner) Ness, he died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at home.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fremont Center, Ill.  Skip was a member of the Brotherhood of Local @#281 for 34 years, having worked for the past 29 years for Simplex-Grinnel Co. as a sprinkler fitter.  He was an avid fisherman, horseshoe player and gardener.  He is survived by his wife, Rita (nee Fike) Ness of Round Lake Beach, whom he married on Sept. 16, 1967, at St. Bede’s Catholic Church in Ingleside; daughters, Michelle Jordan and Nicole Ness, both of Round Lake Beach; grandchildren, Brittany Jordan, Kelsey Jordan and Davon Horton; sisters, Eleanor (Robert) Buckley and Gloria Peterson, both of Wisconsin; brother-in-law, Robert (Charlotte) Fike of Addison; sister-in-law, Ellen (Gary) Knapcik of McHenry; three nieces; six nephews; four great-nieces; four great-nephews; and father-in-law, Norman Fike of Fox Lake.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and mother-in-law, Mary Fike.  Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.  Friends may visit www.dailyherald.com/obits to express condolences and sign the guest book.  For more funeral information, (847)587-2100.”

  • Siblings:
    • Louis Steiner born about 1876 in Austria
    • Amelia “Mollie” (Steiner) Keller born September 4, 1878; married Joseph Emanuel Keller (1873-1940), son of John Keller and Elizabeth (Masoney) Keller; Amelia died April 2, 1969 in Cook County, IL; buried in Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Skokie, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Friday, April 4, 1969, page 44:

“Keller
 Amelia Keller, April 2, 1969, beloved wife of the late Joseph Keller; dear mother of Betty (Paul) Dahlgren; fond grandmother of Joan and Paul Jr.; great-grandmother of 10; sister of Eleanor Ness and Emil Steiner.  Services Saturday, 10 a. m., at Alt-Benson Funeral Home, 3224 W. Montrose avenue.  Interment Memorial Park.  Member of Good Neighbor Grandmother’s club, No. 215. IR 8-2036.”

    • Frances “Fannie” (Steiner) Fischer born October 1, 1884 in Austria; married Charles Fischer (1879-1930) on October 8, 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Frances died April 1967; last residence: Ingleside, Lake County, IL; buried in Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Daily News (Chicago IL) Wednesday, April 26, 1967, page 58:

FISCHER
Frances (Fannie) Fischer of Long Lake, Ill., dear mother of Frank, Ethel Smelter, Marilyn N. Semmlow, and Leonard, fond sister of Mollie Keller, Emil and Frank Steiner and Eleanor Ness, loving grandmother of eight, great-grandmother of three.  Services Thursday, 1:30 p.m., at MacGillis Funeral Home, Round Lake, Ill.  Interment Montrose Cemetery.  KI 6-3300.”

    • Emil Steiner born July 30, 1885 in Austria; married Clara M. Von Horn (1889-1981), daughter of Wilhelm Von Horn and Anna (Zell) Von Horn; Emil died March 20, 1973 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Emil and Clara are buried in Eden Memorial Park, Schiller Park, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, March 22, 1973, page 45:

“Steiner
Emil Steiner, beloved husband of Clara, nee von Horn; dear father of Emil W. (Florence), Bernice (Samuel) Wendorf, Wilbert J. (Veronica), and Russell E. (Betty); grandfather of six; brother of Eleanor Ness.  Services Friday 1 p. m. at Wm. C. Smith & Sons Inc., 2500 N. Cicero Av.  Interment Eden.  In lieu of flowers Memorials to Bethesda Lutheran Home, Watertown, Wisc. will be appreciated. 237-8070.”

    • Frank J. Steiner born June 29, 1887 in Austria; Frank died March 11, 1968 (See section pertaining to Frank J. Steiner buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Minnie (Steiner) Henrich born about 1890 in Austria; married John William Henrich (1887-1947) on June 3, 1913 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Minnie died August 7, 1964 in Cook County, IL: Minnie and John are buried in Saint Boniface Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Sunday, August 9, 1964, page 112:

“Henrich – Minnie Henrich, beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of William, George, Edward, Robert, and June Marx; fond grandmother of 11; great-grandmother of four; dear sister of Fannie, Molly, Emil, Ella, and Frank.  Funeral from Tohle Funeral Home, 4325 Lawrence avenue at Lowell, Monday, 8:30 a. m., to St. Edward’s church.  Interment St. Boniface.  MU 5-4400.”

    • Helen Marie (Steiner) Sholty born about 1894 in Illinois; married Lester James Sholty on May 31, 1913 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Helen died December 20, 1957 in Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Saturday, December 21, 1957, page 15:

“SHOLTY – Helen Steiner Sholty, wife of Lester J. Sholty; mother of Lester J. Jr. of Sherman Oaks, Cal., and Robert E. Sholty of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.; grandmother of four.  Funeral from home for funerals, Erie at Wabash avenue, Monday, Dec. 23, 1957, at 10:30 a. m., to Holy Name cathedral, where mass will be celebrated at 11 a. m.  Interment Calvary cemetery.”

Additional information:

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 2033 Clifton Ave., the household members were: Charles Ness, head, age 27, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: mechanic – repair shop; Eleanor Ness, wife, age 25, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 3930 Armitage Ave., the household members were: Chas. J. Ness, head, age 37, married at age 23, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: chauffeur – city official; Eleanor Ness, wife, age 35, married at age 21, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Gloria Ness, daughter, age 9, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 3618 Dickens Avenue, the household members were: Charles Ness, head, age 47, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: truck driver – coal dealers; Eleanor Ness, wife, age 45, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Gloria Ness, daughter, age 19, single, lived in same house in 1935, born in Illinois; Frank Steiner, lodger, age 52, single, highest grade completed: 4, born in Austria, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: stone planerman – cut at one manufacturer.

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