MEIER, Sophia

MEIER, Sophia

Female 1861 - 1936  (74 years)

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  • Name MEIER, Sophia  [1
    Born 7 Oct 1861  Mecklenburg, , Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Immigration 1871  [4
    Immigration 1872  [1, 2
    Name Sophia Mayer 
    Name Sophie Leverentz 
    Name Sophie Mayer 
    Name Sophie Meyer 
    Died 26 Sep 1936  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: carcinoma of the caecum (part of large intestine) with abscess formation 
    Address:
    8209 South Escanaba
    Chicago, IL
    USA 
    • Sophia died in the home of her daughter, Eleanor, and son-in-law, Theodore F. Gose. Theodore was the informant on the death certificate.
    Buried 29 Sep 1936  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    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 1900, Sophia reported that she had given birth to 8 children, but that only 4 were still living. She also reported that she could speak English and read and write. [1]
    • (Medical):Contributory cause: chronic myocarditis

    Father Living 
    Mother Living 

    Spouse 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) 
    Married 30 Apr 1881  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Henry and Sophia were married by William Bartling, the pastor of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church (founded 1870) which was located on the corner of Fremont and Sophia streets in Chicago. It is currently located at Fremont and Garfield at 2046 N. Fremont, in Chicago.

      Alternate marriage date: about 1882 according to the 1910 census.
      Alternate marriage date: about 1881 according to the 1930 census. [2, 4, 5]
    Children 
    +1. LEVERENTZ, Walter Henry,   b. 8 Mar 1883, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1927, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. LEVERENTZ, William John,   b. 6 Jan 1886, , , Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1923  (Age 37 years)
     3. LEVERENTZ, Henry Charles,   b. 25 Feb 1890, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. LEVERENTZ, Eleanor D.,   b. 13 Nov 1894, , , Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1979, , Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1861 - Mecklenburg, , Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Apr 1881 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - LEVERENTZ, Walter Henry - 8 Mar 1883 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - LEVERENTZ, William John - 6 Jan 1886 - , , Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - LEVERENTZ, Henry Charles - 25 Feb 1890 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - LEVERENTZ, Eleanor D. - 13 Nov 1894 - , , Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: carcinoma of the caecum (part of large intestine) with abscess formation,Address:
    8209 South Escanaba
    Chicago, IL
    USA - 26 Sep 1936 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
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    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 - 29 Sep 1936 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
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  • 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]
    578 2013 Henry and Sophia Leverentz headstone
    578 2013 Henry and Sophia Leverentz headstone
    This stone, located in Saint Luke Cemetery in North Park, IL, marks the graves of Sophia Meier Leverentz (1861-1936), and Henry W. Leverentz (1861-1928). [Photo credit: BillionGraves.com; uploaded by Joelmathis1, on May 4, 2013; Record #3799955: accessed June 10 2014]

  • Sources 
    1. [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] 1893 [Number of years in US] 7 [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] 1893 [Number of years in US] 7 [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] 1893 [Number of years in US] 7 [Naturalization] - [Occupation] - [Months attended school] - [Can Read] - [Can Write] - [Can speak English] -


    2. [S66] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.), Year: 1910; Census Place: Chicago Ward 23, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T624_267; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0996; FHL microfilm: 1374280; lines 67-71, 1838 Bissell Street, Henry W. Leverentz household (Reliability: 3).
      578 1910 US Census Henry W Leverentz household
      578 1910 US Census Henry W Leverentz household
      THIRTEENTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES: 1910 -- POPULATION
      [State] Illinois [County] Cook [Supervisors District] 1 [Enumeration District] 996 [Sheet No] 7B [Township] Tract W6 City of Chicago [Ward of City] 23 [Enumerated by me on the] 20-21 [day of] [, 1910] signed Mrs Emma Rose [Enumerator.]
      [farm/dwelling visited] 89 [family visited] 207 [house number] 1838 [street] Bissell Street [Lines] 67-71
      [Name] Henry W. Leverentz [Relation] head [Sex] male [Race] white [Age] 49 [Marital Status] M1 [Length of Present Marriage] 28 [Birthplace] Ger/German [Father's Birthplace] Ger/German [Mother's Birthplace] Ger/German [Year of Immigration] 1867 [Naturalized or alien] Na [Language Spoken] English [Occupation] Proprietor [industry] Teaming Co. [class of worker] employer [able to read] yes [able to write] yes [own or rent home] own [owned free or mortgaged] free [farm or home] home [number on farm schedule] 10 [survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy] 0 [Blind] x [Deaf & Dumb] 3
      [Name] Sophia M. Leverentz [Relation] wife [Sex] female [Race] white [Age] 48 [Marital Status] M1 [Length of Present Marriage] 28 [Number of children born] 8  [Number of children living] 4 [Birthplace] Ger/German [Father's Birthplace] Ger/German [Mother's Birthplace] Ger/German [Year of Immigration] 1872 [Naturalized or alien] - [Language Spoken] English [Occupation] none [Able to read] yes [Able to write] yes
      [Name] William J. Leverentz [Relation] son [Sex] male [Race] white [Age] 24 [Marital Status] S [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] Ger/German [Mother's Birthplace] Ger/German [Year of Immigration] - [Naturalized or alien] - [Language Spoken] English [Occupation] Driver [industry] Teaming Co. [class of worker] wage [out of work on April 15, 1910?] No [Number of weeks out of work in 1909] 0 [able to read] yes [able to write] yes [attended school since 9/1/1909?] - [own or rent home] - [owned free or mortgaged] - [farm or home] - [number on farm schedule] 15 [survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy] 4 [Blind] x [Deaf & Dumb] 3
      [Name] Henry C. Leverentz [Relation] son [Sex] male [Race] white [Age] 20 [Marital Status] S [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] Ger/German [Mother's Birthplace] Ger/German [Year of Immigration] - [Naturalized or alien] - [Language Spoken] English [Occupation] Laborer [industry] Brewery [class of worker] wage [out of work on April 15, 1910?] No [Number of weeks out of work in 1909] 0 [able to read] yes [able to write] yes [attended school since 9/1/1909?] - [own or rent home] - [owned free or mortgaged] - [farm or home] - [number on farm schedule] 15 [survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy] 5 [Blind] 4 [Deaf & Dumb] 9
      [Name] Eleanor D. Leverentz [Relation] daughter [Sex] female [Race] white [Age] 15 [Marital Status] S [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] Ger/German [Mother's Birthplace] Ger/German [Year of Immigration] - [Naturalized or alien] - [Language Spoken] English [Occupation] None [industry] - [class of worker] - [out of work on April 15, 1910?] - [Number of weeks out of work in 1909] - [able to read] yes [able to write] yes [attended school since 9/1/1909?] yes [own or rent home] - [owned free or mortgaged] - [farm or home] - [number on farm schedule] - [survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy] - [Blind] - [Deaf & Dumb] -


    3. [S362] Illinois, Cook Co., Chicago - Death Certificates, 1916-1945, FHL microfilm, Illinois. Public Board of Health. Archives (Main Author) Illinois. Public Board of Health. Archives (Repository), (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992-1994), FHL microfilm # [1927012]; certificate no. 27968 (Reliability: 3).
      578 1936 Sophia Leverentz death certificate
      578 1936 Sophia Leverentz death certificate
      CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
      Registered No. 27968
      [Place of Death] County of Cook, Chicago, 8209 South Escanaba [Registration Dist. No.] 3104 [Length of residence where death occurred?] 25 years [Place of Residence] 8209 S. Escanaba Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois [Full Name] Sophia Leverentz [Sex] Female [Race] White [Marital Status] Widowed [Name of husband] Henry [Birth date of deceased] October 7, 1861 [Age] 74 years 11 months 19 days [Occupation] Housewife in Home for 50 years, last worked June 1936  [Birthplace] Micklen Burg, Germany [Father's name] Henry Meier [Father's birthplace] Unknown, Germany [Mother's name] Sophia Hoeppner [Mother's birthplace] Unknown, Germany [Informant] Theo. F. Gose, 8209 Escanaba Ave. [Place of Burial] St. Lucas, Chicago, Cook, Ill. On Sept. 29, 1936 [Funeral director] Roger F. Br of Henry Nick Inc., 9816 Ave. "L" [Date of death] Sept 26, 1936 at 6:45 a.m. [Physician attended deceased from] July 1, 1936 [to] Sept 26, 1936 [and last saw her alive on] Sept 25, 1936. [Immediate cause of death] Carcinoma of Caecum with Abscess formation, onset unknown [Other contributory cause of Importance] Chronic Myocarditis, unknown onset [Operation performed?] no [Autopsy?] yes [What test confirmed diagnosis?] clinical [Was disease related to occupation?] No [Signed] Dr. Louis A. Draeger, M.D., 9204 Com'l Ave. Sept 26, 1936 [Filed] 1936 SEP 27 PM 12:26


    4. [S68] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.), Year: 1930; Census Place: Maywood, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 507; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 2318; Image: 451.0; FHL microfilm: 2340242; Dwelling: 88; Family: 106: Lines: 38-39; Sophie Leverintz househ9old (Reliability: 3).
      578 1930 US Census Sophie Leverentz household
      578 1930 US Census Sophie Leverentz household
      FIFTEENTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES: 1930 / POPULATION SCHEDULE
      [State] Illinois [County] Cook [Township] Proviso Township [Incorporated place] Village - Maywood [Ward] - [Block] - [Enumeration District] 16-2318 [Supervisor's District] 6 [Sheet No.] 5A [Enumerated by me on ] April 15 [, 1930, ] signed Richard L. W? [, Enumerator.]
      [Street] So. 11th Ave. [House No.] 1034 [Dwelling Visited] 88 [Family visited] 106 [Lines] 38-39
      [Name] Sophie Leverintz [Relation] Head [Home Own or Rent] R [Value of home or monthly rental] 65 [Radio Set] R [Live on a Farm] No [Sex] F [Race] W [Age] 68 [Marital Status] Wd [Age First Married] 20 [Attended school this year] no [Able to read or write] yes [Birthplace] Germany [Father's Birthplace] Germany [Mother's Birthplace] Germany [Language spoken at home before coming to US] German [Year of immigration] 1871 [Naturalization] Na [Able to speak English] yes [Occupation] - [Industry] - [Class of worker] - [Employed] [At Work Yesterday] - [Veteran] -
      [Name] Eleanor Leverintz [Relation] daughter [Home Own or Rent] - [Value of home or monthly rental] - [Radio Set] - [Live on a Farm] - [Sex] F [Race] W [Age] 35 [Marital Status] S [Age First Married] - [Attended school this year] no [Able to read or write] yes [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] Germany [Mother's Birthplace] Germany [Language spoken at home before coming to US] - [Year of immigration] - [Naturalization] - [Able to speak English] yes [Occupation] - [Industry] - [Class of worker] - [Employed] [At Work Yesterday] - [Veteran] -


    5. [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 [1030117], Marriage license no. 52365 (Reliability: 3).
      578 1881 Leverentz Meyer marriage certificate
      578 1881 Leverentz Meyer marriage certificate
      STATE OF ILLINOIS, COOK COUNTY -- The People of the State of Illinois: To any Person Legally Authorized to Solemnize Marriage, Greeting: Marriage may be Celebrated between Mr. Henry Leverentz of Lakeview, in the County of Cook and State of Ills, of the age of 20 years, and Miss Sophie Meyer of Chicago, in the County of Cook and State of Ills, of the age of 19 years. The Father of the said Henry Leverentz and the --- of the said --- having given his assent to said Marriage. Witness, E. F. C. KLOKKE, Clerk of the County Court of said Cook County, and the Seal thereof, at my office in Chicago, this 7th day of April A. D. 1881. E F C Klokke ----- I, Wm. Bartling a minister of the Gospel hereby certify that Mr. Henry Leverentz and Miss Sophie Meyer were united in Marriage by me at Chicago in the County of Cook and State of Illinois the 30th day of April 1881. Wm. Bartling, Pastor Ev. Luth St. James' Church, Cor. Fremont & Sophia Streets.