ESTHER JOHANNA MARY (CAPITO) SLOSSER

Esther Johanna Mary (Capito) Slosser gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. September 10, 1905 in Milwaukee County, WI
D. March 1953
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  • Father: Louis Capito born 1872 in Germany; arrived in U.S. July 1881; died between 1915 and 1920 (NOTE: possibly born September 7, 1872; died March 26, 1915; buried in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI)
  • Mother: Martha (Schneider) Capito born about 1879 in Wisconsin daughter of Henry Schneider and Johanna Schneider (NOTE: possibly born May 18, 1879; died August 30, 1957; buried in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI)
  • Husband: George Albert Slosser, Sr. born July 9, 1905 in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, WI, son of Daniel Slosser (1865-1940) and Viola B. (Gordon) Slosser (1874-1959); last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; George died September 1974
  • Children:
    1. George A. Slosser, Jr. born October 29, 1926 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI; Navy veteran of W.W. II; past commander of American Legion Post 1170 in Round Lake; married Betty Milling, daughter of Edward L. Milling and Olga B. Milling; George died June 14, 2017 in Lindenhurst, Lake County, IL; According to the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights IL) June 16, 2017:

“SLOSSER
   George A. Slosser, Jr. GRAYSLAKE – George A. Slosser Jr., 90, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst, IL.  He was born October 29, 1926 in Milwaukee, WI to Esther and George Slosser Sr.  George was past commander of American Legion in Round Lake Post 1170 and was a veteran of World War II having served in the US Navy.  He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Round Lake Park.  George loved to bowl and enjoyed fishing.  George is survived by his wife of 68 years, Betty, and his sons Jack (Leslie) Slosser and Richard (Audrey) Slosser.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his 2 brothers, and 1 sister.  A visitation and service is scheduled for Sunday, June 28, 2017 from 1 pm until 2 pm with a service commencing at 2pm at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.”

  1. Marvin Clarence Slosser born March 26, 1928 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI; last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; married Marlene Grenn; Marvin died March 21, 2001 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; According to the News-Sun (Waukegan IL) March 23, 2001:

   “Marvin C. Slosser, 72 of Round Lake, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at Condell Medical, Libertyville.
   He was born on March 26, 1928 in Milwaukee, WI to George and Esther (nee Capito) Slosser.
   Marvin was a foreman at Fiat-Allis in Deerfield after retiring from Fiat-Allis he worked at Winchester House in Libertyville in the maintenance department.
   Mr. Slosser was a member of the American Legion, Post#1170 of Round Lake.  He was also a veteran serving in the Army during the Korean War.  He loved to fish and was an avid Cubs fan.
   Marvin leaves his wife Marlene (nee Grenn) of Ellentown, FL, children: James Slosser of Ingleside; Linda (Dave) Pearson of Tomahawk, WI; Carol (Scott Sondergard) Purol of Wildwood; five grandchildren; sister: Marilyn Derkson of Silver Lake, WI; brother: George (Betty) Slosser of Spring Hill, FL.
   He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Frederick.
   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030 with Rev. Lisle J. Kaufman of Calvary Presbyterian Church officiating.
   Interment will be privately held.
   Friends of the family may visit at the funeral chapel on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.
   Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, 777 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL 60035 in his memory.
   Funeral information: (847)223-8122.”

  1. Frederick Elmer Slosser born May 20, 1933 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI; married Fannie Charlotte Rowand on May 20, 1995 in Hernando County, FL; last residence in Spring Hill, Hernando County, FL; Frederick died August 29, 2000
  2. Marylin Ruth (Slosser) Derkson born July 13, 1937 in Milwaukee, WI; married Lawrence Derkson on June 16, 1956 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Marilyn died May 4, 2014 in Burlington, Racine County, WI; According to the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch website (https://www.strangfh.com/):

“MARILYN RUTH DERKSON
July 13, 1937 – May 4, 2014
   Marilyn Ruth Derkson; 76 years old of Silver Lake, WI passed away Sunday May 4, 2014 at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, WI.  She was born July 13, 1937 in Milwaukee, WI the daughter of the late George and Esther (Capito) Slosser, living in Round Lake, IL, later moving to Spring Hill, FL and Bristol, WI before settling in Silver Lake, WI in 2000.  Before her retirement, Marilyn had worked over 15 years at Baxter Laboratories as an Assistant Manager.  Marilyn enjoyed: knitting, cooking, watching cooking programs, and taking care of her family.  On June 16, 1956 she married Lawrence Derkson at St. Joseph Church, Round Lake, IL.
   Survivors include: her husband of 58 years Larry; five children: Steven (Sandy) Derkson of Antioch, IL, Jeffrey (Lisa) Derkson of Oak Creek, WI, Brian (Karen) Derkson of Genoa City, WI, Neal Derkson of Burlington, WI, and Dale Derkson of Salem, WI; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother George (Betty) Slosser of Grayslake, IL; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.  In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by two brothers: Marvin and Fred Slosser.
   Funeral Services will be held 4PM Saturday May 10, 2014 at the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH 1055 Main St. (Rte. 83) Antioch, IL 60002, with visitation beginning at 12 Noon Saturday.  Interment will be private.  Please sign the online guest book for Marilyn at www.strangfh.com.”

Siblings:

  • Walter Louis Capito born August 3, 1898 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI; married Dorothy Clara Hellwig (1904-1977), daughter of Albert Carl Hellwig (1882-1949) and Elizabeth C. “Lizzie” (Mueller) Hellwig; Walter died June 27, 1977 in Milwaukee, WI; Walter and Dorothy are buried in Pinelawn Memorial Park, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
  • Louis Emil Capito born April 14, 1900 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI; veteran U.S. Army (1942-1943); Louis died December 5, 1986; buried in Pinelawn Memorial Park, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
  • Erwin Capito born 1901 in Wisconsin; married Celia R. Koepsel (1898-1958), daughter of Reinhold Koepsel (1874-1960) and Anna Alvina (Juhnke) Koepsel (1876-1956); Erwin died in 1958; Erwin and Celia are buried in Pinelawn Memorial Park, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
  • Herbert Bernard Capito born July 12, 1903 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI; married Adeline Emilie Lemke; Herbert died August 25, 1986 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County,, WI; buried in Lincoln Memorial Cemtery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
  • Elmer Edward Capito born February 4, 1911 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI; married Othelia “Tillie” Quindt (1919-2011) on March 30, 1940 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI, daughter of Reinhard Quindt (1885-1935) and Katherine (Miller) Quindt (1893-1970); Elmer died May 6, 1974 in Burlington, Racine County, WI; Elmer and Othelia are buried in Burlington Cemetery, Burlington, Racine County, WI; According to the Journal Times (Racine WI) Wednesday, May 8, 1974, page 6C:

“CAPITO ELMER
Route 2
Burlington, Wis.
   Age 63.  Passed away at the Burlington Memorial Hospital May 6, 1974.  Born Feb. 4, 1911 in Milwaukee.  Mr. Capito had lived at route 2, Burlington for the past nine years.  He was married to Othelia Quindt in Milwaukee, March 30, 1940.  He had been employed with the International Harvester, Milwaukee.  He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Burlington.  Surviving are his wife, Othelia, three sons, Donald of Denver, Colo., Kenneth and David of Route 2, Burlington, one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Karen) Piefer of Route 2, Burlington; three grandchildren; five brothers, Walter, Louis, Herbert, Clarence and Howard, all of Milwaukee.  He was preceded in death by his twin sons.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 9, 2 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church,  Burlington, the Rev. Dennis Hickethier will officiate.  Interment will be in the Burlington Cemetery.  In state at SCHUETTE, WERTH & DANIELS FUNERAL HOME, 157 So. Pine St., Burlington, after 4 p.m. today (Wednesday) and at the church from 1 p.m. until time of service on Thursday.”

  • Clarence Capito born February 28, 1912 in Wisconsin; married Sophia “Audry” Phillips (?-2006); Clarence died November 3, 1985 in Milwaukee, WI
  • Howard Capito born May 10, 1914 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI; married Beatrice E. Zaske (1914-1996) in 1951; Howard died September 16, 1984 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI; Howard and Beatrice are buried in Arlington Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Milwaukee County, WI

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Milwaukee City, Milwaukee County, WI living at 656 Nineteenth St., the household members were: Louis Capito, head, age 37, married for 12 years, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1881, occupation: car maker – foundry; Martha Capito, wife, age 31, married for 12 years, 7 children born, 6 children living, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1879; Walter Capito, son, age 11, single, born in Wisconsin; Louis Capito, son, age 10 single, born in Wisconsin; Erwin Capito, son, age 8, single, born in Wisconsin; Herbert Capito, son, age 8, single, born in Wisconsin; Esther Capito, daughter, age 4, single, born in Wisconsin; Ellmore Capito, son, age 6/12, single, born in Wisconsin

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Milwaukee City, Milwaukee County, WI living at 656 19 St., the household members were: Martha Capito, head, age 41, widowed, born in Wisconsin, parents born in Prussia; Walter Capito, son, age 21, single, born in Wisconsin, occupation: electrician – home wiring; Louis Capito, son, age 19, single, born in Wisconsin, occupation: laborer – auto parts factory; Wevin Capito, son, age 18, single, born in Wisconsin, occupation: electrician – home wiring; Herbert Capito, son, age 16, single, born in Wisconsin, occupation: electrician – home wiring; Ester Capito, daughter, age 14, single, born in Wisconsin, occupation: transfer girl – department store; Elmer Capito, son, age 8, single, born in Wisconsin, Clarence Capito, son, age 7, born in Wisconsin; Howaro Capito, son, age 5, single, born in Wisconsin.

According to the U.S. City Directories, 1882-1995; 1926 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, City Directory:

“Slosser Geo A (Esther) carp h2023 Walnut”

According to the U.S. City Directories, 1882-1995; 1927 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, City Directory:

“Slosser Geo A (Esther) hlpr h670 19th”

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Milwaukee City, Milwaukee County, WI living at 670 Nineteenth Street, the household members were: George A. Slosser, head, age 27, married at age 22, born in Wisconsin, father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Michigan, occupation: welder – welding company; Esther Slosser, wife, age 25, married at age 20, born in Wisconsin, parents born in Wisconsin; George Slosser, Jr., son, age 3 6/12, single, born in Wisconsin; Marvin Slosser, son, age 2 0/12, single, born in Wisconsin; Leonard Kalenburg, roomer, age 25, single, born in Wisconsin

According to the U.S. City Directories, 1882-1995; 1932 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, City Directory:

“Slosser Geo A (Esther) auto mech Donahue & Son r1934B N 19th”

 According to the U.S. City Directories, 1882-1995; 1933 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, City Directory:

“Slosser Geo (Esther) welder h2758 N 26th”

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Lakeview Township, Cook County, IL living at 514 Webster Avenue, the household members were: George Slosser, head, age 35, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Wisconsin, lived in Milwaukee, WI in 1935, occupation: welder – machine builder; Ester Slosser, wife, age 35, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Wisconsin, lived in Milwaukee, WI in 1935; George Slosser Jr., son, age 13, highest grade completed: 6, born in Wisconsin, lived in Milwaukee WI in 1935; Marvin Slosser, son, age 12, single, highest grade completed: 4, born in Wisconsin, lived in Milwaukee WI in 1935; Frederick Slosser, son, age 6, single, highest grade completed: 1, born in Wisconsin, lived in Milwaukee WI in 1935; Marylyn Slosser, daughter, age 2, single, born in Wisconsin.

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: George Albert Slosser; Address: 514 W. Webster Ave, Chicago, Cook County, Ill; Telephone: none; Age in Years: 35; Date of Birth: July 9, 1905; Place of Birth: Wauwatosa, Wis.; Country of Citizenship: U.S.; Name of Person who will Always know your Address: Mrs. Esther Johanna Slosser; Relation of That Person: Wife; Address of That Person: 514 W. Webster, Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Employer’s Name: Danly Machine Specialties; Place of Employment or Business: 2110 South 52 nd St., Chicago, Cook County, Ill; Race: White; Height: 5′ 9″; Weight: 160; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Black; Complexion: Light brown; Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: Scar on right cheek; Signed: Oct. 16, 1940”

According the Milwaukee Journald (Milwaukee WI) Thursday, March 19, 1953:

“SLOSSER: Esther (nee Capito), aged 47, Round Lake Park, Ill., wife of George, mother of George, Jr., Marvin, Fred, Marilyn; also survived by 2 grandchildren and her mother, Mrs. Martha Capito of West Allis, and 7 brothers.  Funeral services Saturday at 2 p.m. at Strong (sic) chapel, Grayslake, Ill.  Interment at Fort Hill.”