LILLIAN SELMA (HOFFMEIER) SWANQUIST

B. December 2, 1917 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL
D. October 31, 2001 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: George Dietrick Hoffmeier born September 26, 1890, Long Grove, Lake County, IL; George died November 1973; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL
  • Mother: Emma W. (Harstrich) Hoffmeier born about 1897 in Illinois daughter of Charles Harstrich (1854-1899) and Lena (Goetz) (Harstrick) Jahnke (1868-1936); Emma died in 1964; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL
  • Husband 1: Harvey Kuehl
  • Husband 2: Charles Swanquist born July 8, 1912 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Charles died in 1964 (See section pertaining to Charles Robert Swanquist buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • Mildred (Hoffmeier) Gesky born August 16, 1919 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; married Adam Gesky; Mildred died November 30, 2008 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; According to the News Sun (Waukegan IL) December 1, 2008:

“Mildred Gesky
   MILDRED GESKY of Mundelein.  Funeral service for Mildred Gesky (nee Hoffmeier), 89, is 11 AM, Wednesday, at Kristan funeral Home P.C., 219 West Maple Avenue (two blocks west of Route 45 on Route 176) Mundelein.
   Interment will follow in Northshore Garden of Memories, North Chicago.  Visitation is two hours prior to the service from 9-11 AM at the funeral home.
   She was born August 16, 1919 in Libertyville and died Sunday November 30, 2008 at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
   Mildred is survived by her sister, Barbara (Eugene) Broom; nephew, Todd (Jaime) Broom; nieces, Norma Lynn (Arley) Armstrong, Sandra Davis; dear friend, David Groenier; and several cousins.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Emma Hoffmeier; husband, Adam; daughter, Betty Jane Gesky; brother, George Hoffmeier; and her sisters, Lil Swanquist, Helen Hoppe.
   In lieu of flowers memorials to the American Cancer Society 100 Tri-State International Parkway Lincolnshire, IL 60069.
   For information visit www.kristanfuneralhome.com or call 847-566-8020.”

    • George Hoffmeier, Jr. born July 27, 1922 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; Army Veteran (December 2, 1942-July 6, 1943); married Doris Sandberg; George died May 15, 2000 in Barrington, Lake County, IL; buried in the Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL.

According to the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights IL) May 17, 2000, page 10:

“George Hoffmeier Jr. of Lake Zurich
   Private  funeral services for George Hoffmeier Jr., 77, will be held at Kristan Funeral Home P.C., 219 W. Maple Ave. (Route 176), Mundelein.
   Born July 27, 1922, in Libertyville, he died Monday, May 15, 2000, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
   George will be dearly missed by his sisters, Lillian Swanquist, Mildred Gesky and Barbara (Eugene) Broom, all of Mundelein, nieces, Sandra Hoppe and Norma Lynn Armstrong; and nephews, Steven Hoppe and Todd Broom.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Emma (nee Harstrich) Hoffmeier; wife, Doris Hoffmeier (nee Sandberg); and sister, Helen Hoppe.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 640 LaSalle, Suite 282, Chicago, IL 60610.
   For information, (847) 566-8020.”

    • Helen Emma (Hoffmeier) Hoppe born September 23, 1926 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; Helen died November 30, 1989
    • Barbara J. (Hoffmeier) Broom born about 1939 in Illinois; married Eugene A. Broom (1929-2016)

Additional Information:

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Lake Zurich, Town of Ela, Lake County, IL living on Lake Zurich and Waukegan Road, the household members were: William Hoffmeier, head, rented, age 36, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: Farmer – Dairy Farm; Salma (sic) Hoffmeier, wife, age 23, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany; Mable (sic) Hoffmeier, daughter, age 4 6/12 (sic) single, born in Illinois; Lizzie (sic) Hoffmeier, daughter, age 4, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Libertyville Village, Libertyville Township, Lake County, IL, living at 321 E. Church Street, the household members were: George D. Hoffmeier, head, age 39, married at age 26, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: laborer – gravel government; Emma L. Hoffmeier, wife, age 33, married at age 19, born in Illinois, parents born in Holland; Lillian S. Hoffmeier, daughter, age 12, single, born in Illinois; Mildred Hoffmeier, daughter, age 10, single, born in Illinois; George Hoffmeier, son, age 7, single, born in Illinois; Helen E. Hoffmeier, daughter, age 4, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Libertyville Village, Lake County, IL living at 313 Church St., the household members were: George Hoffmeier, head, age 49, married, highest grade completed: 6, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: truck driver – sand and gravel; Emma Hoffmeier, wife, age 43, married, highest grade completed: 7, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Lilliam Hoffmeier, daughter, age 22, single, highest grade completed H2, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: sole trimmer – wholesale shoes; Mildred Hoffmeier, daughter, age 20, single, highest grade completed: H3, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: sole cementer – wholesale shoes; George Hoffmeier, son, age 17, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: trimmer – shoes; Helen Hoffmeier, age 13, single, highest grade completed: 7, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Barbara J. Hoffmeier, daughter, age 1, single, born in Illinois.

According to the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1957 Waukegan and North Chicago (Lake County, Ill.) City Directory:

“Kuehl Lillian Mrs. utility wkr Potter Co r Round Lake Ill”

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

“Name: Lillian Selma Hoffmeier [Lillian Selma Kuehl] Lillian Swanquist]; Gender: Female; Race: White; Birth Date: 2 Dec 1917; Birth Place: Libertyville, Illinois; Death Date: 31 Oct 2001; Father: George Hoffmeier; Mother: Emma Harstrich; SSN: 349074068; Notes: Jan 1937: Name listed as LILLIAN SELMA HOFFMEIR; Oct 1945: Name listed as LILLIAN SELMA KUEHL; Jan 1960: Name listed as LILLIAN SELMA SWANQUIST; 09 Nov 2001: Name listed as LILLIAN S SWANQUIST”

According to the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights IL) November 2, 2001:

“Lillian S. Swanquist
   Lillian S. Swanquist of Libertyville formerly of Mundelein
   Funeral services for Lillian S. Swanquist (nee Hoffmeier), 83, will be privately held.  Born Dec. 2, 1917, in Libertyville, she died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at Winchester House, Libertyville.  Internment will be in Fort Hill Cemetery, Round Lake.  Lillian will be dearly missed by her sisters, Barbara (Eugene) Broom and Mildred Gesky of Mundelein; nieces, Norma Lynn (Arley) Armstrong and Sandra Davis; and nephews, Todd Broom and Steven Hoppe.  She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Emma (nee Harstrich) Hoffmeier; husbands, Harvey Kuehl and Charles Swanquist; brother George Hoffmeier; and sister, Helen Hoppe.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Chicagoland Chapter, 4709 Golf Road, Suite 1015, Skokie, IL 60076.  Arrangements were made by Kristan Funeral Home, P.C., 219 W. Maple Ave., Mundelein.  For information, (847) 566-8020.”