EDWARD ANDREW SCHANZE

B. November 3, 1907 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
D. 1960
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  • Father: Frederick Herman Schanze born September 1, 1869 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, son of Henry Schanze and Dorothy (Trsemmner) Schanze both born in Germany; occupation: sheet metal worker; married Julia W. Dressel on October 3, 1894 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Frederick died May 2, 1930 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, IL
  • Mother: Julie W. (Dressel) Schanze born 1874, daughter of Andrew Dressel (1845-1916) and Susanne (Duesel) Dressel (1841-1931); Julie died in 1964; buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, July 2, 1964:

Schanze
Julia W. Schanze, nee Dressel, beloved wife of the late Frederick; fond mother of Jeanette Gunderson, Charlotte Witty, Emmeline Strook, Georgia Havemann, Julia Plimi, Violet Slehofer, and the late Edward; grandmother of nine; great-grandmother of 21.  Member of Austin chapter No. 180, O. E. S.  Resting at the Ahlgrim & Son Funeral Home, 5701-03 W. Division street, where services will be held at 1 p. m. Friday, July 3.  Interment Waldheim cemetery.  Easter Star service Thursday at 8 p. m.  AU 7-4440.”

  • Wife: Helen Myrtle (Lawson) Schanze daughter of Elmer Lawson and Rose Lawson (?-1954)
  • Children:
  1. Edward Schanze
  • Siblings:
    • Jeanette S. (Schanze) Gunderson born October 19, 1895 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Karsten E. Gunderson on June, 11, 1919 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; last residence was Irvine, Orange County, CA; Jeanette died November 12, 1983 in Orange County, CA; Jeanette and Karsten are buried in Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, CA
    • Julia Schanze born September 2, 1898 in Chicago, Cook County, IL (NOTE: According to Findagrave.com, there is a gravestone in the Forest Home Cemetery engrave “Dorothy Schanze (1898-1899)” that is the same type of stone as “Fred H. Schanze (1869-1930) and “Julia W. (Dressel) Schanze (1874-1964). Unable to determine if Julia is the same child as Dorothy.)
    • Charlotte E. (Schanze) Witty born July 13, 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married William W. Witty (1884-1964) son of William Witty (1856-1884); Charlotte died August 12, 1983 in Elgin, Kane County, IL; Charlotte and William are buried in Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL
    • Mildred A. Schanze born July 22, 1905 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Mildred died February 11, 1912 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, IL
    • Emmeline H. (Schanze) Strook born August 21, 1903 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Edwin M. Strook (1898-1981); Emmeline died June 23, 1996; Emmeline and Edwin are buried in Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ
    • Georgia B. (Schanze) Havemann born about 1910 in Illinois; married Raymond E. Havemann (?-1974); Georgia died July 9, 1984 in Branson, Taney County, MO; buried in Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace, DuPage County, IL (formerly Elmhurst, DuPage County); According to the Springfield News-Leader (Springfield MO) Wednesday, July 11, 1984, page 10:

Georgia Havemann
FORSYTH – Georgia B. Havemann, 74, Forsyth, died at 6 p.m. Monday at Skaggs Community Hospital in Branson of natural causes.  She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Berwyn, Ill.  Survivors include one son, Raymond “Sonny” LaGrange, Ill.: one daughter, Barbara Davis, Harrison, Ark.; one sister, Emlyn Strook, Tempe, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  Local arrangements were by Whelchel Funeral Home of Forsyth.   Services will be conducted by Schubert Funeral Home in Berwyn, Ill.”

According to the Life (Berwyn IL) Friday, July 13, 1984, page 11:

Georgia Havemann
   Georgia Havemann, 74, of Forsyth, Mo., formerly of Berwyn, died Monday in Missouri following a long illness.
   Services will be held at 10 a.m. today in the George Schubert Funeral Chapels, 6661 Cermak Road.  Interment will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Elmhurst.
   Mrs. Havemann was a member of the Berwyn Eagles Auxiliary.
   Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Davis; a son, Raymond; one sister; and seven grandchildren.”

    • Adelhide Schanze born December 1, 1911
    • Julia (Schanze) Pliml born about 1912 in Illinois; married Joseph J. Pliml; Julia died March 1979; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, March 7, 1979, page 65:

“PLIML – Julia E. Pliml, nee Schanze, of Oak Park, Ill., beloved wife of Joseph J. Pliml; sister of Jeanetty Gunderson, Charlotte Witty, Emline Strook, Georgia Havemann and the late Violet Slehofer and Edward Schanze.  Services Friday, March 9, 9 a.m., at the Joseph Nosek and Sons Funeral Home, 6716-18 W. 16th St., corner of Euclid, Berwyn.  Interment Queen of Heaven.  Visitation 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Wednesday and 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.”

    • Violet Lou (Schanze) Slehofer born October 9, 1914 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married George V. Slehofer (1909-1966), son of Joseph Slehofer and Carolyn (Schoenbacher) Slehofer; Violet died February 1979
    • Ruth Schanze born October 9, 1914 in Cook County, IL

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL, living at 1445 12th Street, the household members were: Henry Schanze, head, age 84, widowed, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1854, occupation: own income; Theodore Mark, servant, age 52, widowed, born in Illinois; parents born in Germany, occupation: barn man – stable; Fred Schanze, head, age 40, married once for 15 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: proprietor – tin shop; Julia Schanze, wife, age 36, married once for 15 years, 7 children born, 6 children living, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany; Jeanette Schanze, daughter, age 14, single, born in Illinois; Charlotte Schanze, daughter, age 9, single, born in Illinois; Emmeline Schanze, daughter, age 6, single, born in Illinois; Mildrid Schanze, daughter, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Edward Schanze, son, age 2, single, born in Illinois; Georgia Schanze, daughter, age 4/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Oak Park Village, Oak Park Township, Cook County, IL, living at 1166 S. Humphrey Ave., the household members were: Fred Schanze, head, age 50, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: metal maker; Julia Schanze, wife, age 45, married, parents born in Germany, Charlotte, Schanze, daughter, age 19, single, born in Illinois, occupation: operator – contometer; Emily Schanze, daughter, age 16, single, born in Illinois, occupation: stenographer – insurance; Edward Schanze, son, age 12, single, born in Illinois; Georgia Schanze, daughter, age 10, single, born in Illinois; Julia Schanze, daughter, age 8, single, born in Illinois; Violet Schanze, daughter, age 5, single, born in Illinois; Karsten Gunderson, son in law, age 24, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway, occupation: diver – oil; Jeanette Gunderson, daughter, age 24 married, born in Illinois

According to the 1930 U. S. Census for Oak Park Village, Oak Park Township, Cook County, IL, living at 1166 Humphrey Ave., the household members were: Fred Schanze, head, age 60, married at age 25, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: tinner – sheet metal; Julia Schanze, wife, age 55, married at age 20, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany; Edward Schanze, son, age 22, single, born in Illinois, occupation: millwright – machinery; Georgia Schanze, daughter, age 20, single, born in Illinois, occupation: stenographer – banking; Julia Schanze, daughter, age 18, single, born in Illinois; occupation: stenographer – telephone co.; Violet Schanze, daughter, age 15, single, born in Illinois.

According to the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 for 1930 in Oak Park, Illinois:

“Schanze Edw sheet metal wkr r 1166 S Humphrey av”

According to the 1940 U. S. Census for Oak Park, Cook County, IL living at 1166 South Humphrey Avenue, the household members were: Julia Schanze, head, age 65, widowed, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Edward A. Schanze, son, age 32, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: sheet metal worker – manufacturing; Helen M. Schanze, daughter in law, age 34, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Julia E. Plimal, daughter, age 28, divorced, highest grade completed H2, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: house work – private home; Joseph W. Plimal, grand son, age 8, single, highest grade completed: 2, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935.

According to the U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Edward Andrew Schanze; Address 19 Garfield, Oak Park, Cook County, Ill (crossed out was 1166 So Humphrey); Telephone: Euclid 3671W; Age in Years: 32; Date of Birth: 11 3 1907; Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois; Country of Citizenship: U.S.A.; Name of Person who will Always know your Address: Mrs. Helen Myrtle Schanze; Relationship of that Person: Wife; Address of That Person: 1166 So Humphrey, Oak Park, Cook County, Ill; Employer’s Name: Chicago Flexible Shaft Co.; Place of Employment: 5600 Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, Cook County, Ill: Race: White; Height: 5″ – 7 1/2; Weight: 235; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Light; Other obvious physical characteristics: Scar on lip”

According to the Chicago Daily News (Chicago IL) Monday, November 14, 1960, page 41 :

“Fraternal Notices
SHEET METAL WORKERS UNION LOCAL No. 73.  Services for Brother Edward A. Schanze, Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. from chapel, Rt. 21, Lake Villa, Ill.
JAMES T. TRACY, Secretary.”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Tuesday, November 15, 1960, page 38:

SCHANZE – Edward A. Schanze, beloved husband of Helen; loving father of Edward; son of Julia and the late Fred; brother of Jeanette Gunderson, Charlotte Witty, Emeline Strook, Georgia Havemann, Julia Plime, and Violet Slohofer.  Resting at Ringa funeral home, Lake Villa, Ill.  Funeral Wednesday, 2 p. m.  Interment Fort Hill.  ELliot 6-2831.”

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