BERTHA LOUISE (DORFLER) PARR

Bertha Louise (Dorfler) Parr gravestone
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B. February 15, 1904 in Fremont Township, Lake County, IL
D. April 1, 1963 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Frank Joseph Dorfler born August 27, 1871 in Fremont Center, Lake County, IL son of Christoph Dorfler (1838-1890) and Agnes (Rauch/Rouche) Dorfer (1842-1922); married Anna M. Hironimus on November 6, 1901 in Fremont Center, Lake County, IL; Frank died April 1, 1947 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL
  • Mother: Anna M. (Hironimus) Dorfler born February 9, 1874 in Fremont Center, Lake County, IL daughter of Frank Hironimus (1840-1919) and Catherine (Spoerlein) Hironimus (1845-1914); Anna died January 1, 1946
  • Husband: Arthur Edward Parr born August 1, 1900 in Howth, Dublin, Ireland; Arthur died May 14, 1969 (See section pertaining to Arthur Edward Parr buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Charles Alfred Parr born May 14, 1923 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; Navy veteran WW II (1942-1946), PHM3; married Inez Catherine Ludewig (1925-1995), daughter of William Herman Ludewig (1884-1966) and Mabel (Boyd) Ludewig (1889-1970); Charles died January 4, 1988 in Sacramento County, CA; Charles is buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, CO; Inez is buried in Arvada Cemetery, Arvada, Jefferson County, CO
    2. Anna E. (Parr) Myer born about 1928 in Illinois; married William L. Myer (1918-1997), son of John Joseph Myer (1868-1957) and Elexia Agnes (Hurst) Myer (1878-1926)
    3. William Parr born about 1939 in Illinois
  • Siblings:
    • Florence K. (Dorfler) Gates born March 15, 1906; married Larry F. Gates; Florence died August 1974
    • Alfred H. Dorfler born July 6, 1909 in Illinois; married Ruby M Snyder (1914-2002); last residence in Lake Villa, Lake County, IL; Alfred died February 26, 1989

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Fremont Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Frank Doerfler (sic Dorfler), head, age 39, married once for 8 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: odd jobs; Anna Doefler, wife, age 36, married once for 8 years, 4 children born, 3 children living, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany; Bertha L. Doerfler, daughter, age 6, single, born in Illinois; Florence K. Doerfler, daughter, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Alfred H. Doerfler, son, age 1, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Grays Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Lake St., the household members were: Frank J. Dorfler, head, age 49, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: laborer – canning company; Anna Dorfler, wife, age 45, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany; Bertha Dorfler, daughter, age 15, single, born in Illinois; Flored C.  Dorfler, daughter, age 13, single, born in Illinois; Alfred Dorfler, son, age 10, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Grayslake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Hawley St., the household members were: Arthur E. Parr, head, age 29, married at age 25, born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland, occupation: truck driver – road construction; Bertha L. Parr, wife, age 26, married at age 22, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Charles A. Parr, son, age 6, single, born in Illinois; Anna E. Parr, daughter, age 2 4/12, single, born in Illinois; Luella P. Nelson, servant, age 25, married at age 20, born in Illinois, father born in Canada, mother born in Illinois, occupation: servant – private family; Shirley M. Nelson, roomer, age 4 11/12, single, born in Illinois, father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Illinois; Helene M. Nelson, roomer, age 3 10.12, single, born in Illinois, father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL in Round Lake Subdivision, the household members were: Arthur Parr, head, age 39, married, highest grade completed: 3, born in North Ireland, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: laborer – subdivision; Bertha Parr, wife, age 36, married, highest grade completed: 5, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Charles Parr, son, age 16, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: laborer – subdivision; Anna Parr, daughter, age 12, single, highest grade completed: 1, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; William Parr, son, age 1, single, born in Illinois.

According to the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society. “Strang Funeral Home – Grayslake, Illinois – 1908-1964”. Mundelein IL. 2015:

“Surname: PARR; Name: Mrs. Bertha; BirthDate/Place: 15 Feb 1904/Fremont Twp.; Death Date/Place: 01 Apr 1963/Waukegan; Cause of Death: n/a; Occupation: Housewife; Minister – Funeral Home: Rev. LIDDICOAT; Burial Place – Next of Kin: Fort Hill Cem. Frank DORFLER-Father, Anna HERONIMUS (sic)-Mother””