Nikolaus Andrew “Nick” Leinhold
(photo by contributor “stephen_schmitt”)

Nikolaus Andrew “Nick” Leinhold gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. June 18, 1897 in Vel Kinda Jugo Slavia
D. July 1986 (Last residence: Tucson, Pima County, AZ)
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  • Father: Anton Leinhold born October 4, 1870 in Slovakia, son of Anton Leinhold and Theresa Stein; married Elizabeth Wilhelm about 1895; Anton died December 19, 1956 in Round Lake Beach, Lake County, IL; buried in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Round Lake, Lake County, IL
  • Mother: Elizabeth (Wilhelm) Leinhold born November 4, 1874 in Austria; Elizabeth died June 23, 1959 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; buried in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Round Lake, Lake County, IL
  • Wife 1: Suzann “Sussana” Wingert born May 5, 1902 in Jugo Slavia, daughter of Matthias Wingert (1857-1920) and Annemaria “Mary” Gruber (1859-1922); Suzann died August 9, 1931 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, IL
  • Wife 2: Karla Marie “Mary” (Jensen) Hagen born March 5, 1895 in Jutland, Denmark, daughter of Hans Peter Jensen and Anne Marie (Andersen) Jensen (1870-1935); married (1) Clarence LeRoy Hagen, Sr. (1892-1954) (See section pertaining to Clarence LeRoy Hagen, Sr. buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); married (2) Nikolaus “Nick” Leinhold on January 30, 1937 in Cook County, IL; Mary died August 10, 1963 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Karla Marie “Mary” (Jensen) (Hagen) Leinhold buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Wife: possible 3rd wife: Mary Agnes (Whalen/Keefe) (Nessinger) Leinhold born June 8, 1907 in Chicago, Cook county, IL, daughter of Michael Joseph Whalen (1880-1908) and Katherine Agnes (Corey) (Whalen) Keefe; married (1) Joseph B. Nessinger (1903-1955); married (2) Nick Leinhold; Mary died April 1985; buried in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL; last residence: Fox Lake, Lake County, IL; last social security benefit: Tucson, Pima County, AZ

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Monday, April 8, 1985, page 31:

Mary A. Leinhold, 77, formerly of Round Lake, IL, beloved wife of Nick; dear mother of Mary (B.J.) Henry, Patricia (Herbert) Outten, Joseph (Meredith) Nessinger and Robert (Lynda) Nessinger; fond sister of Joseph (Marlene) Keefe; dearest grandmother of 15; great grandmother of three.  Resting at Strand Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, 2-9 p.m. Monday.  Funeral mass 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Joseph Church, Round Lake (sic).  Interment Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.  Contributions to American Heart Association appreciated. 223-8122.”

  • Children:
  1. Carl Leinhold born about 1927 in Illinois

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, July 5, 1989, page 33:

Elizabeth Wingert, nee Leinhold, beloved wife of the late Adam; loving mother of Nick (Marylou) and Margaret (Larry) Mielenz, fond grandmother of seven; great-grandmother of five.  Funeral Thursday 8:30 a.m. from the John V. May Funeral Home, 4553-61 Milwaukee Ave., to Saint Cornerlius Church, Mass 9:00 a.m.  Interment St. Joseph.  Visitation Wednesday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Masses appreciated.”

    • John Leinhold born about 1900; John died about 1916
    • Maria Leinhold born about 1909; Maria died May 24, 1947
    • Frank Leinhold born about 1911
    • Anton Leinhold born about 1911; Anton died about 1946
    • Andrew Leinhold born about 1922; Andrew died about 1942 in Kikinda, Yugoslavia

Additional Information:

According to the Illinois, Federal Naturalization Records, 1856-1991:


State of Illinois,} ss:
County of Cook,}                                                   In the Superior Court of Cook County.
   I, Nikolaus Leinhold, age 25 years, occupation Terre Cotta Marker, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color white, complexion dark, height 5 feet 5 inches, weight 148 pounds, color of hair brown, color of eyes blue, other visible distinctive marke none.  I was born in Vel Kinda, Jugo Slavia on the 18 day of June, anno Domini 1897: I now resided at 2712 Magnolia Ave., Chicago, Ill.  I emigrated to the United States of America from St. John, Canada on the vessel C. P. Ry. F?? ?? ??; my last foreign residence was Vel Kinda Jugo Slavia; I am married; the name of my wife is Sussana; she was born at Jugo Slavia and now resides at Chicago, Illinois.  It is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, of whom I am now a subject; I arrived at the port of Detroit, in the States of Michigan, on or about the 26 day of Jan, anno Domini 1921; I am not an anarchist; I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy; and it is my intention in good faith to become a citizen of the United States of America and to permanently reside therein: SO HELP ME GOD.
signed: Nickolaus Leinhold

According to the U.S., Border Crossing from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960:

   “16558 – Name: Leinhold, Nicolaus; age 24; married; occupation: Oven Maker; Able to Read: Greman (sic); Nationality: Jugo Slavia; Race: German; Last permanent address: Jugo Slavia, Velikikiteinda; name of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien comes: Mother Wingert (illegible) Velinkikiteinda, Jugo-Slavia; Final destination: Ill. Chicago”
   “16559 – Name: Leinhold, Susann; age 18; married; occupation: H’wife; Able to Read: ditto; Nationality: ditto; Race: ditto; Last permanent address: ditto; name of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien cames: ditto; Final destination: ditto”

According to the U.S., Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992:

“Family name: Leinhold; Given name: Nikolaus; Address: 3404 Augusta Ave., Chicago; Certificate no.: P-70779  CN-3014113; Title and location of court: U.S. Dist. Chgo.; Country of birth or allegiance: Jugoslavia — Serves, Croats, Y Slovenes; When born: June 18, 1897; Date and port of arrival in U.S.: Jan. 25, 1921 — Detroit, Mich.; Date of naturalization: May 23, 1929; Names and addresses of witness: John Berger — 4946 Ainslie Av., Chgo.; Joseph Buchholz — 504 W. North Ave., Chgo.”

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 4836 Henderson St., the household members were:

“Nick Lenhold (sic) head, age 32, married at age 22, born in Yugoslavia, parents born in Yogoslovia, immigrated in 1921, occupation: painter – house; Susana Lenhold (sic) wife, age 28, married at age 17, born in Yugoslavia, parents born in Yugoslavia, immigrated in 1921; Carl Lenhold (sic) son, age 3 9/12, single, born in Illinois”

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

“Name: Nikolaus Andrew Leinhold; Race: White; Age: 44; Birth Date: 18 Jun 1897; Birth Place: Yogoslavia; Resident Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA; Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942; Registration Place: Illinois, USA; Employer: Geo Erhardt and Sons; Weight: 138; Complexion: Light Brown; Eye Color: Gray; Hair Color: Brown; Height: 5 4; Next of Kin: Mary Leinhold.”

According to the 1950 U.S. Census for Round Lake Beach, Avon Township, Lake County, IL, the household members were:

“Nick Leinhold, head, age 52, married, born in Yugoslavia, Occupation: Painter – House dwellings, Was he living in this same house a year ago?: Yes; What country were his father and mother born in?: Yugoslavia, What is the highest grade of school that he has attended?: S11, Did he finish this grade?: Yes, Last year in how many weeks did this person do any work at all?: 52 weeks, Last year (1949), how much money did he earn working as an employee for wages or salary?: $2,600, Last year (1949) how much money did his relatives in this household earn working for wages or salary?: $1,500, Did he ever serve in the U.S. Armed Forces during: WWII?: No, WWI?: No, Any other time including present service?: Yes; Mary Leinhold, wife, age 55, married, born in Denmark, Occupation: Waitress – Restaurant; Anton Leinhold, father, age 79, married, born in Yugoslavia; Elizabeth Leinhold, mother, age 75, married, born in Yugoslavia”