Martha Ann (Damijonaitis) Raihle gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. February 14, 1921 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
D. April 11, 1998 in Zion, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: George A. Damijonaitis born November 15, 1890 in Lithuania, Russia; George died February 21, 1973; buried in Northshore Garden of Memories, North Chicago, Lake County, IL
  • Mother: Agnes (Paulakaitis) Damijonaitis born July 7, 1889 in Lithuania; Agnes died March 19, 1954; buried in Northshore Garden of Memories, North Chicago, Lake County, IL
  • Husband: Edward Raihle, Jr. born June 19, 1916 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married in Round Lake Beach; Edward died November 11, 1978 (See section pertaining to Edward Raihle buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children of Martha Ann Damijonaitis:
    • James Raihle; married Dianne Stephens, daughter of Harold J. Stephens (1920-2001) and Ritta Ann (Wojciechowski) Stephens (unknown-1989)
  • Siblings:
    • George Albert (Damijonaitis) Dutra born October 20, 1919 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; married Lucy O’Malley (1914-1990); George died May 21, 1993 in Ramsey, Anoka County, MN; George and Lucy are buried in Guardian Angels Catholic Church Cemetery, Oakdale, Washington County, MN

According to the Star Tribune (Minneapolis MN) Sunday, May 23, 1993, page 28:

George A., age 73, of Woodbury. Preceded in death by wife, Lucy.  Beloved father of James (Arlene), Charles of Chicago, IL, George Jr. (Pat) of N. St. Paul, and Mary of Woodbury.  Special grandfather of Barb (James) Valois and 7 others.  Mass of Christian Burial at GUARDIAN ANGELS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 8260 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, Tuesday at 10:30 am.  Interment church cemetery.  Visitation at WULFF FAMILY SERVICES, WOODLAND MORTUARY, 2595 Woodlane Dr., Woodbury, Monday 4-8 pm and at church 1 hour preceding the Mass.  memorials preferred to American Cancer Society or the Heart Fund.”

    • Albert P. (Damijonaitis) Dayman (aka Peter A. Dayman) born February 4, 1926 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; married Vieno Emily Maki (1920-2005), daughter of Joseph Maki and Emma (Gustafson) Maki; Albert died April 29, 2010; Peter and Vieno are buried in Gardens of Stonebank Cemetery, Stone Bank,  Waukesha County, WI

According to the Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton IL) Monday, August 1, 1960, page 9:

Dayman Appointed to Fill
New Position at Laclede Steel

   Appointment of Peter A. Dayman to the newly-created position of manager, operating statistics, for Laclede Steel Co. has been announced by A. A. Boyle, vice president, operations.
   Dayman will develop and compile data for the company’s operating departments and review the present reporting practices of the departments for content, reliability and usability.  He will report to Boyle.
   Prior to joining Laclede, Dayman was employed by the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse & Co., Chicago, for nearly 10 years.
   He is graduate of DePaul University in Chicago and holds a bachelor of science degree in Commerce.
   Dayman was born Feb. 4, 1924, at Waukegan.  He is married and father of two children.”

According to the U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010:

“Name: Peter A Dayman; Gender: Male; Birth Date: 4 Feb 1926; Death Date: 29 Apr 2010; SSN: 319208496; Enlistment Branch: ARMY; Enlistment Date: 1 Mar 1943; Discharge Date: 11 Jun 1945; Page number: 1”

According to the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007:

“Name: Vieno Emily Maki [Vieno Maki Damijonaitis] [Vieno Dayman]; Gender: Female; Race: White; Birth Date: 22 Nov 1920; Birth Place: Waukegan, Illinois; Death Date: 10 Jul 2005; Father: Joseph Maki; Mother: Emma Gustafson; SSN:  329144581; Notes: Jul 1939: Name listed as VIENO EMILY MAKI; Sep 1946: Name listed as VIENO MAKE DAMIJONAITIS; Nov 1958: Name listed as VIENO MAKI DAYMAN; 20 Jul 2005: Name listed as VIENO E DAYMAN”

Additional Information:

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Waukegan City, Waukegan Township, Lake County, IL living at 526 May St., the household members were:

“George W. Damijonitis (sic), head, age 39, married at age 28, born in Lithuania, parents born in Lithuania, immigrated in 1912, occupation: laborer – steel mill; Agnes Damijonitis, wife, age 38, married at age 27, born in Lithuania, parents born in Lithuania, immigrated in 1914; George A. Damijonitis, son, age 10, single, born in Illinois; Martha A. Damijonitis, daughter, age 9, single, born in Illinois; Albert P. Damijonitis, son, age 4 1/12, single, born in Illinois”

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for  Waukegan City, Waukegan Township, Lake County, IL living at 911 Ninth Street, the household members were:

“George Damijonaitis, head, age 49, married, born in Lilthuana, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: laborer – steel mill; Agnes Damijonaitis, wife, age 48, married, born in Lithuania, lived in same house in 1935; Martha Damijonaitis, age 19, single, highest grade completed: H-3, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: housework – private home; Albert Damijonaitis, son, age 14, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935”

According to the 1950 U.S. Census for Waukegan City, Lake County, IL living on 9th, the household members were:

“George C Damijonaitis, head, 58, married, born in Lithuania, Occupation: Wire drawer – Steel factory, Was he living in this same house a year ago?: Yes, What country were his father and mother born in?: Lithuania, What is the highest grade of school that he has attended?: 0, Last year in how many weeks did this person do any work at all?: 46, Last year (1949) how much money did he earn working as an employee for wages or salary?: $2,796, Last year (1949) how much money did his relatives in this household earn working for wages or salary?: $1,640, Did he ever serve in the U.S. Armed Forces during – WWII?: No, WWI?: No, Any other time including present service?: No; Agnes Damijonaitis, age 58, married, born in Linthuania; Martha E Damijonaitis, age 24, never married, born in Illinois, Occupation: Clerical – Retail department store; James A. Damojonaitis, age 4, never married, born in Illinois”

According to the News-Sun (Waukegan IL) April 14, 1998, page C4:

    “Martha A. Raihle, 77, of Zion died Saturday, April 11, 1998 at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, Zion.
    Martha was born February 14, 1921 in Waukegan.
    She graduated from Waukegan Township High School and on June 7, 1958 she married Edward Raihle in Round Lake Beach where she lived until moving to Zion in 1979.
    Survivors include 1 son, James (Dianne) Raihle of Ingleside, Illinois: 4 grandchildren, Douglas, Lisa, Luara and Jaclynn Raihle; 1 brother, Albert (Vie) Dayman of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; 4 nephews and 1 niece.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward on November 11, 1978, by her father and mother George and Agnes Paulakaitis Damijonaitis and by 1 brother George Dutra.
    Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 10AM at Our Lady of Humility Church, 10655 Wadsworth Road, Beach Park.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at CONGDON FUNERAL HOME, 3012 Sheridan Road.  Memorial donations to the Martha Raihle Memorial fund, c/o Sheridan Health Care Center, 534 Elim Ave., Zion, IL 60099 have been suggested.”