JEAN (MALENKE) WAHLQUIST

B. December 24, 1906 in Lansford, Carbon County, PA
D. April 22, 1981 in Meridian, Ingham County, MI
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  • Father: Martin Malenke born November 11, 1877 in Malopolska, Poland son of John Malenke; married Veronica Sophie Kubala on September 15, 1899 in Yonkow, Poland; Martin died June 1, 1947 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • Mother: Veronica Sophie (Kubala) Malenke born Januyar 13, 1878 in Yankow, Poland; Veronica died in 1952
  • Husband: Milton Clarence Wahlquist born September 4, 1903 in Doon, Lyon County, IA son of Nels August Wahlquist (1863-1918) and Ella Barbara (Cornelison) Wahlquist (1882-1946); married Jean Malenke about 1929; Milton died July 20, 1954 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Milton Clarence Wahlquist buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
  1. unamed Wahlquist born July 22, 1929 in Richland Township, Lyon County, IA
  2. Patricia A. (Wahlquist) Everett born March 16, 1941
  • Siblings:
    • Pauline Kathryn (Malenke) Harchut born June 17, 1900 in Yonkow, Poland; married Kasmier Casper Harchut (1890-1962) on May 5, 1916 in Carbon, Westmoreland County, PA son of Joe Harchut and Katie (Pebscak) Harchut; naturalized in 1938 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Pauline died March 1, 1999; last residence: Skokie, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, March 3, 1999, page 122:

“HARCHUT
Pauline Harchut beloved wife of the late Kasmier; loving mother of Eleanor (the late Norman) Robey and the late Dorothy (Eugene) Pytko; grandmother of Kirk, Pam and Norm Robey, Dale Pytko and Paula Luft; great-grandmother of eight. Funeral Thursday, March 4, 9:15 a.m. from Matz Funeral home, 410 E. Rand Rd., Mt. Prospect, to St. James Church, Arlington Heights. Mass 10 a.m. interment St. Joseph. Visitation Wednesday, 3 to 8 p.m. 847-394-2336.”

    • Joseph Malenke born March 9, 1904 in Pennsylvania; married Pearl Larson (1909-2000) daughter of Alfred L.Larson (1875-1974) and Tillie (Nelson) Larson (1876-1956); Joseph died April 23, 1980 in Cook County, IL; Joseph and Pearl are buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Friday, April 25, 1980, page 67:

“MALENKE
Joseph R. Malenke, April 23, beloved husband of Pearl Malenke; dear father of Ronald (Carolyn) and Gerald (Yolanda) Malenke; fond grandfather of Sharon Capasso, Ronald, Patricia, Joseph and Diane Malenke; fond great-grandfather of Albert Capasso. Member of Kelvyn Park Lodge, No. 1075, A.F. & A.M., Kelvyn Park Chapter, No. 909, O.E.S. and the Order of the Amaranth, Harmony No. 18. Past Grand Royal Patron of Grand Court O. of A. Visitation Friday 3 to 9:30 p.m. at John J. Pedersen and Sons Chapel, 4338 W. Fullerton Av. Masonic service at 8 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. in lieu of flowers, memorials will be appreciated. Interment Mount Olive. 235-1610.”

    • Stanley A. Malenke born November 28, 1907 in Lansford, Carbon County, PA; married (1) Rena Elizabeth Phillips (1907-1960) on January 6, 1940 in Santa Rosa County, Florida and divorced in 1949 in Escambia County, FL; married (2) Bernice S; Stanley died February 5, 1967 in Escambia County, FL; buried in Bayview Memorial Park, Pensacola, Escambia County, FL; Rena is buried in Saint John’s Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, FL; According to the Pensacola News (Pensacola FL) Tuesday, February 7, 1967, page 2:

“Stanley Malenke

   Funeral services for Stanley Malenke, 59, of 3006 E. Lee St., who died Sunday, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Fisher-Pou Chapel with the Rev. Frank M. Trawick officiating.
   Honorary pallbearers will be Judge Ernest E. Mason, Judge Harold Crosby, Joe Flowers, A. S. Cobb, Vincent Care and W. A. Davis.
   Active pallbearers will be Arthur Thorsen, Ferrell O’Neal, Rubin O’Donovan, Ray Wessel, Jim Diamond, Jimmie McCaskill, H. L. Pilkerton and Charlie Foster.
   Burial will be in Bayview Memorial Park with Masonic rites at the grave.
   Mr. Malenke, who was the building superintendant at the Count Court House, was a member of The Gaililee Baptist Church, Escambia Lodge No. 15, F. & A.M., a retired chief warrant officer with the U. S. Navy for 21 years service and was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association.
   Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bernice S. Malenke of Pensacola; a son, Standley Randolph Malenke of Pensacola; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Simoneaux of Pensacola; two brothers, Frank Adams of Las Vegas, Nev. and Richard Malenke of Chicago, Ill and three sisters.
Fisher-Pou Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.”

    • Josephine (Malenke) Tromm born September 20, 1909 in Lansford, Carbon County, PA; married Wilbur F. Tromm (1905-1990) on September 17, 1929 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Josephine died September 12, 1989 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL; Josephine and Wilbur are buried in Crystal Lake Memorial Park, Ridgefield, McHenry County, IL; According to the Northwest Herald (Woodstock IL) Thursday, September 14, 1989, page 14:

“Josephine Tromm
   McHENRY – Josephine Tromm, 79, a resident the past 40 years, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1989, at Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.
   The daughter of Martin and Veronica (Kubala) Malenke, she was born September 20, 1909, in Lansford, Pa.
   On Sept. 17, 1929, in Chicago, she married Wilbur Tromm. He survives.
   Also surviving are three daughters, Gladys Knaack, Big Pine, Fla.; Joanne (Lamont) Gralapp, Crystal Lake, and Margie (Phillip) Matuscak, Marion, Ohio; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Pauline Harchut, McHenry.

    • John Malenke born January 3, 1911 in Lansford, Carbon County, PA; John died July 25, 1911 in Lansford, Carbon County, PA; buried in Summit Hill Cemetery, Lansford, Carbon County, PA
    • Frank Edward Malenke (aka Frank E. Adams) born December 18, 1911 in Lansford, Carbon County, PA; Frank died July 9, 1987 in North Las Vegas, Clark County, NV; buried in Bunkers Memory Gardens Cemetery, Las Vegas, Clark County, NV.

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Lansford Borough, Carbon County, PA living at 595 East Patterson Street, the household members were: Martin Malenki, head, age 37 married once for 10 years, born in Poland, parents born in Poland, Immigration year: 1901, alien, occupation: shoemaker – own shop; Veronica Malenke, wife, age 30, married once for 10 years, 5 children born, 5 children living, born in Poland, parents born in Poland, Immigration year: 1901; Kathryn Malenki, daughter, age 9, single, born in Poland, Immigration year: 1901; Joe Malenki, son, age 6, single, born in Pennsylvania; Jennie (Jean) Malenki, age 5, single, born in Pennsylvania; Stanley Malenki, son, age 2, single, born in Pennsylvania; Josephine Malenki, daughter, age 8/12, single, born in Pennsylvania; Stanley Legathy, boarder, age 21, single, born in Poland, parents born in Poland, Immigration year: 1905, alien, occupation: labor – coal mine.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 1647 Girard Street, the household members were: Martin Malenki, head age 45, married, Immigration year: 1901, alien, born in Poland, parents born in Poland, occupation: packer – frame company; Veronica Malenki, wife, age 42, married, Immigration year: 1900, alien, born in Poland, parents born in Poland; Pauline Malenki, daughter, age 20, married, Immigration year: 1900, born in Poland, occupation: button sewer – tailor shop; Joseph Malenki, son, age 16, single, born in Pennsylvania, occupation: clerk – department store; Joanna (Jean) Malenki, age 14, single, born in Pennsylvania; Stanley Malenki, son, age 12, single, born in Pennsylvania; Josephine Malenki, daughter, age 10, single, born in Pennsylvania; Frank Malenki, son, age 8, single, born in Pennsylvania.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for City of Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 2314 West 48th Street, the household members were: Milton Wahlquist, age 26, married at age 25, born in Iowa, father born in Sweden, mother born in Texas, occupation: inspector – telephone co.; Jean Wahlquist, age 24, married at age 23, born in Pennsylvania, parents born in Pennsylvania, occupation: bench worker – telephone appl. elec. co.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 1332 Campbell Ave., the household members were: Milton Wahlquist, head, age 37, married, highest grade completed: H1, born in Iowa, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: general repair telephone – automatic telephone co.; Jean Wahlquist, wife, age 33, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Pennsylvania, lived in same place in 1935.

According to the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969:

“No.” 28.94; Name of Child: Wahlquist, Mary Ann Patricia, 1302 N. Campbell Av. Chicago; Father’s Full Name: Milton Wahlquist (non-member); Mother’s Maiden Name: Jean Wahlquist (non-member); Date of Birth: March 16, 1941; Date of Baptism: May 4, 1941 at 10 a.m.; Place of Occasion: Bethel Lutheran; Name of Sponsors: Mother, Catherine (illegible), Catherine (illegible), Casper Harchut, Joseph Malenke”

According to the Lansing State Journal (Lansing MI) Thursday, April 23, 1981, page 14:

“WAHLQUIST, JEAN
Lansing
Age 75, died Wed., Apr. 22, 1981 at a local hospital. She was a resident of Lansing for the past 12 years. Mrs. Wahlquist was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and formerly associated with the Foster Grandparent Program of Lansing. Surviving are 1 daughter, Patricia Everett of Lansing; 2 sisters, Pauline Harchut & Josephine Trumm both of McHenry, Ill.; 1 brother, Frank Adams of Las Vegas, Nevada; 2 grandsons, Rick & Randy Everett of Lansing. The family will receive their friends Thurs. 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Palmer-Bush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Fri. 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Rev. E.F. Bickel officiating. Further services will be held Sat. AM at the Strang Funeral Home, Grayslake, Ill. Interment will follow at Ft. Hill Cemetery, Round Lake, Ill. The family suggests memorials be made to the Organ Fund, Our Savior Lutheran Church.”

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