LEVERENTZ, Walter Henry

LEVERENTZ, Walter Henry

Male 1883 - 1927  (44 years)

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  • Name LEVERENTZ, Walter Henry  [1, 2, 3
    Born 8 Mar 1883  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Died 28 Dec 1927  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: suicide 
    Buried Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    5300 North Pulaski Road
    Chicago, Illinois 60630
    USA
    773.588.2128 (FAX)
    info@stlukecemetery.org
    http://www.stlukechicago.org/cemetery/index.shtml 
    Notes 
    • In 1927, at age 44, Walter H. Leverentz committed suicide by wrapping himself in a blanket after stretching a rubber hose from a gas jet in the kitchen of his home to a spot in his rear yard. His body was discovered by his 20-year-old son, Paul Leverntz. [5]

    Father LEVERENTZ, Henry W.,   b. Apr 1861, , , Pomerania, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1928, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother MEIER, Sophia,   b. 7 Oct 1861, Mecklenburg, , Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1936, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1881  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Spouse MEINA, Hildegard E.,   b. 5 Jan 1887, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1955, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1906  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • Walter and Hildegard were married by Karl Schmidt, an Evangelical Lutheran Pastor. [6]
    Children 
     1. LEVERENTZ, Ruth,   b. Abt 1908, , , Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. LEVERENTZ, Paul William,   b. 28 Jan 1909, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1980, Three Rivers, Saint Joseph, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. LEVERENTZ, Esther,   b. Abt 1914, , , Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. LEVERENTZ, Karl Maina,   b. 17 Mar 1918, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1989, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Mar 1883 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Sep 1906 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - LEVERENTZ, Ruth - Abt 1908 - , , Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - LEVERENTZ, Paul William - 28 Jan 1909 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - LEVERENTZ, Esther - Abt 1914 - , , Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - LEVERENTZ, Karl Maina - 17 Mar 1918 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: suicide - 28 Dec 1927 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    5300 North Pulaski Road
    Chicago, Illinois 60630
    USA
    773.588.2128 (FAX)
    info@stlukecemetery.org
    http://www.stlukechicago.org/cemetery/index.shtml - - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
    Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    073 1918 Walter Leverentz workplace
    073 1918 Walter Leverentz workplace
    Photo of the building where Walter worked in 1918. Walter worked as a machinist for this steel distributing plant located at the corner of West 16th Street and South Rockwell in Chicago, Il. The name of the firm was Joseph T. Ryerson & Son. The company still exists today (as of May 2014), but no longer operates at this address. [Photo credit: web site of Ryerson, Inc., https://www.ryerson.com/en/Our-Company/Our-History: accessed 21 May 2014]

    Headstones
    073 2013 Leverentz family headstone cluster
    073 2013 Leverentz family headstone cluster
    This photo, taken in Saint Luke Cemetery in North Park, IL, shows the relative positions of the headstones of Sophia Meier Leverentz (1861-1936), Henry W. Leverentz (1861-1928), Hildegard Leverentz (1887-1955) and Walter H. Leverentz (1883-1927). [Photo credit: BillionGraves.com; uploaded by Joelmathis1, on May 4, 2013; Record #5546447: accessed June 10 2014]
    073 2013 Walter H Leverentz headstone
    073 2013 Walter H Leverentz headstone
    This stone, located in Saint Luke Cemetery in North Park, IL, marks the grave of Walter H. Leverentz (1883-1927). [Photo credit: BillionGraves.com; uploaded by Joelmathis1, on May 4, 2013; Record #3816313: accessed June 10 2014]

    News
    073 1927 Walter H Leverentz suicide detail Dec 28
    073 1927 Walter H Leverentz suicide detail Dec 28
    This article appeared in the Rockford Daily Republic on Wednesday, December 28, 1927.

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.), Year: 1910; Census Place: Chicago Ward 27, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T624_269; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 1169; FHL microfilm: 1374282; Lines: 40-44; Walter Leverentz household (Reliability: 3).
      073 1910 US Census Walter Leverentz household
      073 1910 US Census Walter Leverentz household
      THIRTEENTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES: 1910 -- POPULATION
      [State] Illinois [County] Cook [Supervisors District] 1 [Enumeration District] 116A [Sheet No] 6A [Township] A.A.15 (Part of) Chicago City [Ward of City] 27 part of [Enumerated by me on the] 18-19-20 [day of] April [, 1910] signed William C. Eisen [Enumerator.]
      [farm/dwelling visited] 96 [family visited] 104 [house number] 4324 [street] No. Springfield Avenue [Lines] 40-44
      [Name] Walter Leverentz [Relation] head [Sex] male [Race] white [Age] 27 [Marital Status] M1 [Length of Present Marriage] 3 [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] Germany [Mother's Birthplace] Germany [Year of Immigration] 1887 [Naturalized or alien] naturalized [Language Spoken] English [Occupation] teamster [industry] Teaming Co. [class of worker] wage [able to read] yes [able to write] yes [own or rent home] own [owned free or mortgaged] mortgaged [farm or home] home [number on farm schedule] 15 [survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy] 4 [Blind] x [Deaf & Dumb] 3
      [Name] Hildegard Leverentz [Relation] wife [Sex] female [Race] white [Age] 23 [Marital Status] M1 [Length of Present Marriage] 3 [Number of children born] 2  [Number of children living] 2 [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] Germany [Mother's Birthplace] Germany [Year of Immigration] - [Naturalized or alien] - [Language Spoken] English [Occupation] none [Able to read] yes [Able to write] yes
      [Name] Ruth Leverentz [Relation] daughter [Sex] female [Race] white [Age] 2 yrs 6 mos [Marital Status] S [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] Illinois [Mother's Birthplace] Illinois [Year of Immigration] - [Naturalized or alien] - [Language Spoken] - [Occupation] none [industry] -
      [Name] Paul Leverentz [Relation] son [Sex] male [Race] white [Age] 1 yr 2 mos [Marital Status] S [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] Illinois [Mother's Birthplace] Illinois [Year of Immigration] - [Naturalized or alien] - [Language Spoken] - [Occupation] none [industry] -
      [Name] Christina Maina [Relation] mother-in-law [Sex] female [Race] white [Age] 68 [Marital Status] Wd [Length of Present Marriage] 35 [Number of children born] 11 [Number of children living] 5 [Birthplace] Germany [Father's Birthplace] Germany [Mother's Birthplace] Germany [Year of Immigration] - [Naturalized or alien] - [Language Spoken] German [Occupation] none [industry] - [Able to read] yes [Able to write] yes


    2. [S108] U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 on Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.), Registration State: Illinois; Registration County: Cook; Roll: 1613748; Draft Board: 62; Serial Number: 3515 (Reliability: 3).
      073 1918 Walter H Leverentz WWI draft reg
      073 1918 Walter H Leverentz WWI draft reg
      World War I Draft Registration Card Form C 12 Sep 1918
      [Registration Card] [Serial Number] 3515 [Order Number] -
      [First name] Walter [Middle name] Henry [Family name] Leverentz
      [Permanent home address] 4324 N. Springfield Av., Chicago, Cook, Ill
      [Age by years] 35 [Date of birth] March 8, 1883
      [Race] [White] [Negro] [Oriental] [Indian citizen] [Indian non-citizen]
      [US Citizen] [Native born] [Natualized] [Citizen by Father's naturaliaztion] [Alien] [Declarant] [Non-declarant]
      [citizen or subject]
      [Present Occpuation] Machinist at Steel Distributing Plant [Empoyer's name] Joseph T. Ryerson & Son
      [Place of employment or business] 2558 W 16th St, Chicago, Cook, Il
      [Nearest releative name] Hildegard Leverentz (wife) [Nearest relative address] 4324 N. Springfield Ave Chicago Ill
      [signature] signed Walter Henry Leverentz
      [Registrar's Report]
      [Description of registrant] [height] [Tall] [Medium] [Short] [Build] [Slender] [Medium] [Stout] [Color of eyes] Blue [Color of hair] Light Brown
      [Obviously physically disqualified] No
      [Signature of Registrar] signed Louis Urbanec
      [Date of Registration] Sept. 12 - 1918
      [Stamp of Draft Board]


    3. [S334] Michigan - Certificate of Death, State of Michigan - Department of Public Health, #053940 (Reliability: 3).
      554 1980 Paul William Leverentz death certificate
      554 1980 Paul William Leverentz death certificate
      STATE OF MICHIGAN - DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH - CERTIFICATE OF DEATH - #053940 [Decedent] Paul William Leverentz [Sex] Male [Date of Death] July 10, 1980 [Race] White [Age] 71 yrs [Date of Birth] Jan. 28, 1909 [County of Death] St. Joseph [Location of Death] inside city limits of Three Rivers [Hospital or other Institution] Three Rivers Hospital [State of Birth] Illinois [Citizen of what country] USA [Marital status] Married [Surviving Spouse] Barbara M. Jensen [Was decendent ever in US armed forces?] No [Social Security Number] 340-05-5189 [Usual Occupation] Self-employed [Kind of Business] Cold Springs Products [Current residence - state] Michigan [Current residence - county] St. Joseph [Current residence - locality] inside city limits of Three Rivers [Street and number] 429 Portage Ave.  [Father's name] Walter Leverentz [Mother's maiden name] Hildegard Maina [Informant] Barbara M. Leverentz of 429 Portage Ave, Three Rivers, MI, 49093 [Immediate Cause of Death] (a) cerebral infarction, right massive - 1 week between onset and death (b) thrombosis of right internal carotid artery - 1 week between onset and death (c) generalized and cerebral vascular disease [Other Significant Conditions] hypertension, myocardial infarction, mural thrombosis [Autopsy?] Yes [Case referred to medical examiner?] No [Place of death] Hospital - inpatient [Physician signed certificate on] 7-11-80 [Time of death] 4:00 pm [Physician] Andrejs Dimants MD of 1020 Millard, Three Rivers, Mich, 49093 [Type of death] Natural [Injury at work] No [Disposition] Cremation at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Kalamazoo, Michigan, July 11, 1980, Hohner Funeral Home, 118 N. Main, Three Rivers, Mi. Lee F. Hohner [Registered] by Beverly J Burnham on July 11, 1980


    4. [S4] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.), Year: 1900; Census Place: Chicago Ward 20, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 270; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0630; FHL microfilm: 1240270; Dwelling: 70; Family: 144; lines 51-56, Henry Leverentz household (Reliability: 3).
      578 1900 US Census Henry Leverentz household
      578 1900 US Census Henry Leverentz household
      TWELFTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES / SCHEDULE No. 1. -- POPULATION.
      [State] Illinois [County] Cook [Township or other division of county] North Town [Name of incorporated City, town or village] City of Chicago [Ward of city] 20 [Supervisor's District No.] 1 [Enumeration District No.] 630 [Sheet No.] 8B [Enumerated by me on the] 7 [day of June, 1900.] signed Leopold Kahn [, Enumerator.]
      lines 51-56, 111 Bissell Street, Henry Leverentz household
      [Dwelling Order] 70 [Family Order] 144
      [Name] Henry Leverentz [Relation] Head [Color or race] W [Sex] M [Date of Birth] [Month] Apr [Year] 1861 [Age at last birthday] 39 [Marital Status] M [Number of years married] 12 [Birthplace] Germany [Father's Birthplace] Germany [Mother's Birthplace] Germany [Year of Immigration] 1868 [Number of years in US] 32 [Naturalization] Na [Occupation] Teamster [Number of months unemployed] 0 [Can Read] Yes [Can Write] Yes [Can speak English] Yes [Own or Rent] O [Mortgaged or Owned Free?] F [Farm or house] H [Number of farm schedule]
      [Name] Sophia Leverentz [Relation] Wife [Color or race] W [Sex] F [Date of Birth] [Month] Oct [Year] 1861 [Age at last birthday] 38 [Marital Status] M [Number of years married] 12 [Mother of how many children?] 8 [Number living?] 4 [Birthplace] Germany [Father's Birthplace] Germany [Mother's Birthplace] Germany [Year of Immigration] 1872 [Number of years in US] 28 [Naturalization] - [Occupation] - [Can Read] Yes [Can Write] Yes [Can speak English] Yes
      [Name] Walter Leverentz [Relation]Son  [Color or race] W [Sex] M [Date of Birth] [Month] March [Year] 1883 [Age at last birthday] 17 [Marital Status] S [Number of years married] [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] German [Mother's Birthplace] Germany [Year of Immigration] - [Number of years in US] - [Naturalization] - [Occupation] teamster [Number of months unemployed] 7  [Can Read] Yes [Can Write] Yes [Can speak English] Yes
      [Name] William Leverentz [Relation] Son [Color or race] W [Sex] M [Date of Birth] [Month] Jan [Year] 1886 [Age at last birthday] 14 [Marital Status] S [Number of years married] [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] Germany [Mother's Birthplace] Germany [Year of Immigration] - [Number of years in US] - [Naturalization] - [Occupation] at school [Months attended school] 9 [Can Read] Yes [Can Write] Yes [Can speak English] Yes
      [Name] Henry Leverentz [Relation] Son [Color or race] W [Sex] M [Date of Birth] [Month] Feb [Year] 1890 [Age at last birthday] 10 [Marital Status] S [Number of years married] [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] Germany [Mother's Birthplace] Germany [Year of Immigration] - [Number of years in US] - [Naturalization] - [Occupation] at school [Months attended school] 9 [Can Read] Yes [Can Write] Yes [Can speak English] Yes
      [Name] Nora Leverentz [Relation] Daughter [Color or race] W [Sex] F [Date of Birth] [Month] Nov [Year] 1894 [Age at last birthday] 5 [Marital Status] S [Number of years married] [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] Germany [Mother's Birthplace] Germany [Year of Immigration] - [Number of years in US] - [Naturalization] - [Occupation] - [Months attended school] - [Can Read] - [Can Write] - [Can speak English] -


    5. [S348] Illinois, Winnebago Co., Rockford - Rockford Daily Republic on GenealogyBank, GenealogyBank.com, (http://www.GenealogyBank.com), Date: Wednesday, December 28, 1927  Paper: Rockford Republic (Rockford, IL)   Page: 1; Column: 8; Suicide Uses Gas (Reliability: 3).
      073 1927 Walter H Leverentz suicide detail Dec 28
      073 1927 Walter H Leverentz suicide detail Dec 28
      This article appeared in the Rockford Daily Republic on Wednesday, December 28, 1927.


    6. [S361] Illinois, Cook Co. - Marriage Licenses, 1871-1920, FHL microfilm, Cook County (Illinois). County Clerk (Main Author). Illinois. County Court (Cook County) (Repository), ([Chicago, Illinois : Kodak Center, 195-?]-1980. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah), FHL Film [1030408], Marriage license no. 441481 (Reliability: 3).
      073 1906 Leverentz Maina marriage certificate
      073 1906 Leverentz Maina marriage certificate
      MARRIAGE LICENSE -- STATE OF ILLINOIS, COOK COUNTY -- To any Person Legally Authorized to Solemnize Marriage, Greeting: Marriage may be Celebrated between Mr. Walter H. Leverentz of Chicago, in the County of Cook and the State of Illinois, of the age of 23 years, and Miss Hildegard Maina of Chicago, in the County of Cook and State of Illinois, of the age of 19 years. Witness, PETER B. OLSEN, County Clerk of the County of Cook, and the Seal thereof, at my office in Chicago, this 20th day of Sept. A. D. 1906. Peter B. Olsen. ----- I, Karl Schmidt a minister of the Gospel hereby certify that Mr. Walter H. Leverentz and Miss Hildegard Maina were united in Marriage by me at Chicago in the County of Cook and State of Illinois the 22nd day of Sept 1906. Karl Schmidt, Ev. Luth. Pastor


    7. [S66] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.), Year: 1910; Census Place: Chicago Ward 27, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T624_269; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 1169; FHL microfilm: 1374282; Lines: 40-44; Walter Leverentz household (Reliability: 3).
      073 1910 US Census Walter Leverentz household
      073 1910 US Census Walter Leverentz household
      THIRTEENTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES: 1910 -- POPULATION
      [State] Illinois [County] Cook [Supervisors District] 1 [Enumeration District] 116A [Sheet No] 6A [Township] A.A.15 (Part of) Chicago City [Ward of City] 27 part of [Enumerated by me on the] 18-19-20 [day of] April [, 1910] signed William C. Eisen [Enumerator.]
      [farm/dwelling visited] 96 [family visited] 104 [house number] 4324 [street] No. Springfield Avenue [Lines] 40-44
      [Name] Walter Leverentz [Relation] head [Sex] male [Race] white [Age] 27 [Marital Status] M1 [Length of Present Marriage] 3 [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] Germany [Mother's Birthplace] Germany [Year of Immigration] -[Naturalized or alien] -[Language Spoken] English [Occupation] teamster [industry] Teaming Co. [class of worker] wage [able to read] yes [able to write] yes [own or rent home] own [owned free or mortgaged] mortgaged [farm or home] home [number on farm schedule] 15 [survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy] 4 [Blind] x [Deaf & Dumb] 3
      [Name] Hildegard Leverentz [Relation] wife [Sex] female [Race] white [Age] 23 [Marital Status] M1 [Length of Present Marriage] 3 [Number of children born] 2  [Number of children living] 2 [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] Germany [Mother's Birthplace] Germany [Year of Immigration] - [Naturalized or alien] - [Language Spoken] English [Occupation] none [Able to read] yes [Able to write] yes
      [Name] Ruth Leverentz [Relation] daughter [Sex] female [Race] white [Age] 2 yrs 6 mos [Marital Status] S [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] Illinois [Mother's Birthplace] Illinois [Year of Immigration] - [Naturalized or alien] - [Language Spoken] - [Occupation] none [industry] -
      [Name] Paul Leverentz [Relation] son [Sex] male [Race] white [Age] 1 yr 2 mos [Marital Status] S [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] Illinois [Mother's Birthplace] Illinois [Year of Immigration] - [Naturalized or alien] - [Language Spoken] - [Occupation] none [industry] -
      [Name] Christina Maina [Relation] mother-in-law [Sex] female [Race] white [Age] 68 [Marital Status] Wd [Length of Present Marriage] 35 [Number of children born] 11 [Number of children living] 5 [Birthplace] Germany [Father's Birthplace] Germany [Mother's Birthplace] Germany [Year of Immigration] - [Naturalized or alien] - [Language Spoken] German [Occupation] none [industry] - [Able to read] yes [Able to write] yes