FRANK J. STEINER

Frank J. Steiner gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. June 29, 1887 in Austria
D. March 11, 1968; last residence in Ingleside, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: John 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
  • 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 William Van Horn and Anna (Zell) Van 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.”

    • 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 1910 U.S. Census for City of Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 1764 Lincoln Str., the household members were: Maria Steiner, head, age 55, widowed, 12 children born, 9 children living, born in Austria, parents born in Austria, immigrated in 1890; Louis Steiner, son, age 34, single, born in Austria, immigrated in 1890, occupation: plainer – stoneyard; Frank Steiner, son, age 22, single, born in Austria, immigrated in 1890, occupation: plainer – stoneyard; Minnie Steiner, daughter, age 20, single, born in Austria, occupation: seamstress – glove factory; Helen Steiner, daughter, age 16, born in Illinois.

According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

“Name in Full: Frank Steiner; Home address: 3227 North Racine Ave., Chicago, ILL; Date of birth: June 27, 1887; Naturalized citizen; Where were you born: Kronland Mahrin, Austria; What is your present occupation: Stone planer; By whom employed?: West Side Cut Stone Co, Chicago, IL; Have you a person dependent on you for support?: No; Single; Race: White; What military service have you had?: No service; Do you claim exemption from draft?: Lame; Mediumheight; Medium build; Color of eyes: Gray; Color of hair?: Lt Brown; Has person lost arm, leg, hand feet, or both eyes? Walk Lame; Signed June 5th 1917”

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 3846 Leavitt Street the household residents were: John W. Henrich, head, age 32, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: foreman – printing; Minnie Henrich, wife, age 30, married, immigrated 1891, born in Austria, parents born in Austria; William Henrich, son, age 5, single, born in Illinois; George Henrich, son, age 1 8/12, single, born in Illinois; Edwin Henrich, son, age 4/12, single, born in Illinois; Frank Steiner, boarding, age 32, single, immigrated in 1891, born in Austria, parents born in Austria, occupation: planer  – stone yards.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 4904 Kostner Ave., the household members were: John W. Henrich, head, age 43, married at age 26, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: pressman – printing; Minnie Henrich, wife, age 41, married at age 23, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1891; William Henrich, son, age 16, single, born in Illinois; George Henrich, son, age 11, single, born in Illinois, Edward Henrich, son, age 10, single, born in Illinois; June Henrich, daughter, age 6, single, born in Illinois; Robert Henrich, son, age 2 11/12, single, born in Illinois; Frank Steiner, brother in law, age 43, single, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, occupation: planer – stone quarry.

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 orders; 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, highest grade completed: H4, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Frank Steiner, lodger, age 52, single, highest grade completed: 4, born in Austria, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: stone planerman – cut stone manufacturer.

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:

“Name: Frank J. Steiner; Place of Residence: 3618 Dickens, Chicago, Cook County, ILL; Mailing Address: Same as above; Telephone: none; Age in Years: 54 Date of Birth: June 29, 1887; Place of Birth: Austria, Europe; Name and Address of Person who will Always know your Address: Mrs. E. Ness, 3618 W. Dickens, Chicago, Ill; Employer’s Name and Address: West Side Cut Stone Co., 2422 W. Walton; Race: White; Height: 5’ 5 1/2”; Weight:; 160; Eyes: blue; Hair: gray; complexion: ruddy; Other obvious physical characteristics: Crippled right leg; Signed: 4/27/42”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, March 13, 1968, page 35:

Steiner
Frank Steiner, age 80, of Ingleside, Ill., dear brother of Mrs. Mollie Keller, Mrs. Eleanor Ness, and Emil Steiner.  Resting at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere street, Grayslake, after 3 p. m. Wednesday.  Funeral services, 1;30 p. m. Thursday.  Interment Fort Hills cemetery, Round Lake, Ill. 223-8122.”

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