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Unknown Wansor was born Unknown in Ohio, and died Unknown.

Katharina "Katharine" Dolak was born August 16, 1879, in Austria (Bohemia), and died June 29, 1963, at Leewood Nursing Home, Annandale, Fairfax Co., VA, at age 83. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA. She is the daughter of Mathias/Mated "Mike" Dolak (Born Unora 1, 1834; Died 22 Kretna 1900). Buried in Saint Josephs Cemetery, Chelsea, Tama Co., IA; and Anna Holpech, both of of Bohemia. Mike Dolak died May 24, 1900, in Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA.

Unknown Wansor and Katharina "Katharine" Dolak were married about 1904 in Unknown.

Unknown Wansor and Katharina "Katherine" (Dolak) Wansor had two children:

  1. Margaret A. Wansor: Born November 2, 1905, in Colorado; Died December 17, 1998, in Eagle River, Vilas Co., WI (age 93). Buried in Block 5 Lot 060 Saint Peter Catholic Cemetery, Eagle River, Vilas Co., WI. Married 1931 - 1932 in Unknown, to John Tate Stearns: Born October 25, 1903, in Prairie Twp., Washington Co., AR; Died February 5, 1955, at his residence,  5060 City Line Ave., City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Co. PA (age 51). Buried in Stearns Cemetery, Johnson, Washington Co., AR.
  2. Elizabeth Barbara Wansor: Born April 13, 1907, in Colorado; Died May 29, 1978, in Bessemer, Gogebic Co., MI (age 71). Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hurley, Iron Co., WI. Married (1) May 29, 1926, in Ironwood, Gogebic Co., MI, to Bernard John Patritto: Born September 10, 1904, in Bessemer, Gogebic Co., MI; Died March 3, 1999, in Hurley, Iron Co., WI (age 94). Divorced about September 17, 1953, in Ashland Co., WI. Married (2) about 1954 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL, to Harry Primo Corti: Born November 7, 1895, in Luca, Italy; Died September 2, 1971, in Belmont Community Hospital, Chicago, Cook Co., IL (age 75). Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hurley, Iron Co., WI.

Unknown Wansor and Katharina "Katharine" (Dolak) Wansor were divorced about 1908 in Unknown.

Katharina "Katharine" (Dolak) Wansor then married Albert Means Baker.

Albert Means Baker was born December 2, 1877, in the Village of Yellow Springs, Miami Twp., Greene Co., OH, and died October 29, 1956, in Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA, at age 78. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA. He is the son of William Penn Baker of Yellow Springs, Greene Co., OH, and Helen Margaret Gebauer of Olan, Silesia, Prussia, Germany.

Albert Means Baker and Katharina "Katharine" (Dolak) Wansor were married June 13, 1910, in Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona Territory. The marriage certificate listed the names as: A. M. Baker and Katherine D. Wansor.

Albert Means Baker and Katharina "Katharine" (Dolak) (Wansor) Baker had four children:

  1. Albert William Baker: Born February 1, 1911, in Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA; Died November 7, 1988, in Ashland, Ashland Co., WI (age 77). Lived in Montreal, Iron Co., WI. Married April 11, 1939, in Vinton, Benton Co., IA, to Esther M. Swetkovich: Born February 18, 1918, in Pence, Montreal Twp., Iron Co., WI; Died December 14, 2011, at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth, Saint Louis Co., MN (age 93).
  2. Helen F. Baker: Born July 26, 1912, in Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA; Died Thursday, March 5, 1942, in a local hospital, Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA, (age 29). Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA. Married (1) July 28, 1930, in the living room at the bride's home, 104 Rosalia Street, 2nd Ward, City of Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., WI, to Henry John Stadler: Born October 20, 1904, in the City of Ashland, Ashland Co., WI; Died June 2, 1978, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI (age 73). Divorced about 1935 in Unknown. Married (2) January 22, 1937, in Marshalltown, Marshall Co., IA, to Elery George Willey: Born January 13, 1906, in the Village of Ferriday, Concordia Co., LA; Died June 14, 1989, in Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA (age 83). Divorced about April, 1937, in Benton Co., IA. Married (3) April 17, 1937, in Tama Co., IA, to Donald Albert "Don" Haloupek: Born January 22, 1911, in Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA; Died November 26, 1991, at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA (age 80).
  3. Mary L. Baker: Born November 18, 1916, in Wakefield, Gogebic Co., MI; Died July, 1984, in Cornwall, Lebanon Co., PA (age 67). Buried in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, Lebanon Co., PA. Never married.
  4. John Charles Baker: Born June 1, 1918, in Wakefield, Gogebic Co., MI; Died November 7, 1995, in Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA (age 77). Buried in Saint Pauls Catholic Cemetery, Traer, Tama Co., IA. Married July 5, 1947, at St. Josephís Catholic Church in Chelsea, Tama Co., IA, to Dolores Ann Prusha: Born July 19, 1925, in Chelsa, Salt Creek Twp., Tama Co., IA; Died Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA (age 86). Buried in Saint Pauls Catholic Cemetery, Traer, Tama Co., IA.



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Albert Means Baker and Katharine (Dolak) (Wansor) Baker are buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA. Thanks to Earl Park of Find-A-Grave for taking and posting this photo.


Albert Means Baker was born December 2, 1877, in the Village of Yellow Springs, Miami Twp., Greene Co., OH.


Albert Means Baker Birth Record.


Katharina "Katharine" Dolak was born August 16, 1879, in Austria (Bohemia).

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 28, 1880, shows William P. Baker (age 40) born in Ohio to Pennsylvania and Ohio-born parents is a House Painter living in the Village of Yellow Springs, Miami Twp., Greene Co., OH. Living with him is his wife Helen M. Baker (age 34) born in Silesia to Silesia-born parents. Living with them are their children, born in Ohio to Ohio and Silesia-born parents: Albert M. Baker (age 2); and Gertrude P. Baker (age 4/12).  Also living there is William's brother-in-law, Charles Gerhardt (age 15) born in Ohio to Silesia-born parents.

The Dolak family arrived thru the Port of Baltimore, MD, on June 4, 1884, and settled sometime later in Iowa, Belle Plaine, Boone and Clinton, IA.


Manifest.


The 1885 Iowa State Census shows Mike Dolak (age 51) born in Bohemia to foreign-born parents is a Laborer living in Belle Plaine Twp., Benton Co., IA. Living with him is Anna Dolak (age 39) born in Bohemia to foreign-born  parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there are seven children, all born to foreign-born parents: Joseph Dolak (age 13) born in Bohemia; John Dolak (age 10) born in Bohemia; Mary Dolak (age 16) born in Bohemia; Anna Dolak, Jr. (age 8) born in Bohemia; Katie Dolak (age 6) born in Bohemia; Barbara Dolak (age 5) born in Bohemia; and Frances Dolak (age 1) born in Benton Co., IA.

The 1895 Iowa State Census shows Mike Dolak (age 61), married, born in Bohemia to foreign-born parents is living in Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA. Living with him is Anna Dolak (age 48) born in Bohemia to foreign-born parents, married. Also living there are the following, with all born in Bohemia except the last child was born in Benton Co., IA.: Mary Dolak (age 25), a widow; Joseph Dolak (age 23), unmarried; John Dolak (age 20), unmarried; Anna Dolak (age 18), unmarried; Katta Dolak (age 15), unmarried; Barbara Dolak (age 14), unmarried; and Mike Dolak, Jr. (age 7).


THE BELLE PLAINE BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY, 1897.

A Complete Hand-book of the City of Belle Plaine, Benton Co., Iowa.
Compiled by J. F. Wilcox.
Published by G. W. Myers, Belle Plaine, Iowa, 1897

DOLAK Joseph. Fireman. No 8 S Willow. Born in Bohemia. Anna Hrabak his wife was born in Tama Co Ia July 29 1874. Married Aug 6 1895. Children: Leonard born Apr 15 1896.

DOLAK Mike. Retired. No 58 S Willow. Born in Bohemia in 1833. His wife was born in Bohemia 1846. Children: Joseph; John born in 1874, fireman; Anna born in 1876; Katie born in 1879; Barbara born in 1881; Mike Jr. born 1887.


Mike Dolak died 1900 in Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1900, shows William P. Baker (age 61) born May, 1839, in Ohio to Unknown and Ohio-born parents is a House Painter owning his own home on North College Street, Yellow Springs, Miami Twp., Greene Co., OH. Living with him is his wife of 26 years, Helen Baker (age 55) born October, 1844, in Prussia to Prussian-born parents and having emigrated in 1857. Also living there are their two unmarried children, born in Ohio to Ohio and Prussian-born parents: Albert M. Baker (age 22) born December, 1878, a College Student; and Gertrude P. P. Baker (age 20) born February, 1880, a College Student. Also there is William's unmarried brother-in-law, Charles G. Gerhardt (age 36) born January, 1864, in Ohio to Prussian-born parents, a Carpenter.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 15, 1900, shows Katie Dolak (age 20) born August, 1879, in Austria to Austria-born parents, and having emigrated in 1893, is an unmarried Chamber Maid, and is living in the S. C. Case residence, 28 North Huron St., 2nd Ward, City of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw Co., MI.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 9, 1900, shows Anna Dolak (age 53) born September, 1846, in Bohemia to Bohemian-born parents and having emigrated in 1884 and a naturalized citizen is a widow with 7 of the 12 children born to her still living owns her home free of a mortgage and is living at 212 South Willow Street, 2nd Ward, City of Belle Plaine, Belle Plaine Twp., Benton Co., IA. Living with her is her unmarried son, Mike Dolak (age 12) born August 1887 in Iowa to Bohemian-born parents.


The Xenia Daily Gazette, Xenia, Greene Co., OH, Monday, September 21, 1903

Mr. Albert Baker, of Yellow Springs, went through here this morning for Hoden, Michigan, where he will attend school. Mr. Baker, who is a graduate of Antioch college, had just recently returned from the West, where he had been for the past three years.


The Xenia Daily Gazette, Xenia, Greene Co., OH, Tuesday, April 7, 1914

YELLOW SPRINGS

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Baker and children of Weeden, Canada, are visiting their mother, Mrs. Helen Baker.


Unknown Wansor and Katharina "Katharine" Dolak were married about 1904 in Unknown. Leigh Larson note: There was a Wamser/Wamsor family that lived in Benton Co., IA.

The July 2, 1907, obituary for William Penn Baker indicated that Albert Baker was living in South America.

William Penn Baker died July 1, 1907, in the Village of Yellow Springs, Miami Twp., Greene Co., OH, at age 67. Buried in Glen Forest Cemetery, Yellow Springs, Greene Co., OH.


DEATH CLAIMS W. P. BAKER OF YELLOW SPRINGS

He was 68 Years Old and Had Spent His Life in the Village.

Xenia, O., July 2, 1907.

William Penn Baker, a lifelong resident of Yellow Springs and the vicinity, died at 10:15 o'clock Monday night of uremic poisoning after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Baker, who was aged 68 years and two months, was born on a farm south of Yellow Springs, but had lived in Yellow Springs since his boyhood. He has been occupied as a painter for a number of years. He is survived by his widow and two children, Alfred, who is now in South America, and Miss Gertrude, a teacher in the Yellow Springs schools. Three brothers, Clinton, of Dayton; Joseph, of Kansas; and Charles also survive. Mr. Baker was a veteran of the Civil War, and was a member of the Burkholder G. A. R. Post, in Yellow Springs. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Yellow Springs, and for a number of years a trustee in the church. The funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in charge of the Rev. George Black. The burial will be made in Glen Forest cemetery.


William Penn Baker is buried in Glen Forest Cemetery, Yellow Springs, Greene Co., OH. Photo courtesy of Yellow Springs Historical Society.


William Penn Baker Widow's Pension Card.


History of Helvetia, Pima Co., Arizona Territory

Helvetia was founded in 1891 for the settlement of workers from the surrounding copper mines. At its peak the city had 300 inhabitants, of which most were Mexicans. In 1911, the mines closed, due to low commodity prices. The post office, which had opened on December 12, 1899, closed on December 31, 1921, marking the end of the town.

Today

There is not much left of Helvetia to see, simply a pair of foundation walls rising above a floor, as well as traces from the cemetery. In the vicinity there are slag heaps and shafts from the mines.

Helvetia Camp, basin and mines. Crest of Santa Rita Mountains in background. Looking east from ridge of Tiptop Mountain, at an elevation of 4,300 feet. From left starting at second peak in upper left, thru the center of the following mine locations are identified: Heavy Weight, Copper World, Mohawk, Leader, Isle Royal, Old Dick, and Omega. Pima County, Arizona. 1909.

Helvetia Mining District

Named by miner Ben Hefti in honor of his native Switzerland, Helvetia became a boomtown in 1875, when two entrepreneurs discovered vast reserves of copper ore in the northern end of the Santa Rita Mountains.

Omega Copper Co. and Columbia Mining and Smelting Co.were the first major developers of the Helvetia Mining District. The first mine, Old Frijoli, was located in 1880 by Bill Hart and John Weigle. Other mines included Old Dick, Heavyweight and Tally-Ho discovered by L. M Grover. The first smelter was completed in 1882 and by 1883 twenty claims had been recorded in what became known as Helvetia Copper Group.

Rosemont

Unfortunately, that same year, the depression of copper prices and poor management caused the mining operations to cease production. It would be nearly a decade before a second boom would begin, thanks in part to Thomas Edisonís newest invention Ė the light bulb. Demand for copper wiring soared, sending miners back to work and new developers to the area.

By 1899, the Helvetia Copper Company of New Jersey was operating the largest mining camp in Pima County, employing nearly 500 men. Within a dozen years, several permanent company buildings, a line of tents, adobes and grass shanties to house workers, 4 saloons, a hotel, post office, school, Chinese laundry, shoe maker and butcher shop had sprung up from the dirt. Two Tucson stage lines regularly carried passengers to and from Helvetia.

Rosemont Meltor

Workers, organized by the Western federation of Miners, were paid $1.25 to $1.50 a day for surface work and $3.00 a day to work underground. It was the merchants, however, who made money, grossing $10,000 a month at the peak of mining activity. Helvetia became the third largest school district in Pima County, with nearly 100 students enrolled in the tiny school house during one year. Disaster befell the Helvetia Mining District in 1900. In December, with the smelter running at full capacity, a large mass of slag ran onto the wooden floor of the building, igniting timbers and burning it to the ground. The fire served a crushing blow to the Helvetia Copper Company, and although the smelter was rebuilt in 1902, the company never recovered.

The Michigan and Arizona Development Company acquired controlling interest in the Helvetia Copper Company a year later and built yet another smelter. Work was concentrated on the most profitable claim, keeping the business alive until 1911, when the low price of copper forced the mine to close and its machinery to be sold.

Sporadic mining activity continued throughout the 1920ís, with small, intermittent shipments of ore by lessees. In late 1923, with fewer than 10 students left in the local school, it was shut down for good and the city fathers moved away.

Copper production hit a small peak between 1944 and 1947, and itís estimated that by 1950 the Helvetia Mining District had produced 17,000,000 pounds of copper worth approximately $4,000,000.

There was little activity at the site in the 1950ís and by 1960 Helvetia was occupied by transients living in the abandoned buildings, including the Rosemont Hotel. The old structures were bulldozed a short time later.


The Tucson Daily Citizen, Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona Territory, Monday, January 10, 1910

Hotel Arrivals

Heidel Hotel.

...A. M. Baker, Helvetia; ...


The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona Territory, Thursday, February 2, 1910

SITUATION WANTED

WANTED - Situation as cook or housekeeper. Experienced. Small mining camp preferred. Address Catherine Wansor, 30 West Broadway.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 19, 1910, shows Katherine Wansor (age 30) born in Austria-Bohemia and having immigrated in 1885 and married for 5 years with both of the children born to her still living is a Boarding House Keeper for a Copper Mining Company renting her home in the Village of Helvetia, Coronado National Forest, Pima Co., Arizona Territory. Living with her is her daughter, Barbara E. Wansor (age 3) born in Colorado to Ohio to Austrian-Bohemian-born parents. Also living with her is a widowed Companion and son, Gladys Howell (age 29) born in Kansas, a Waitress. Numerous others are Boarding there, including: an unmarried Boarder, Albert M. Baker (age 32) born in Ohio to Ohio and German-born parents, an Assayer at a Copper Mining Company.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 20, 1910, shows Anna Dolak (age 63) born in Bohemia Czech to Bohemian-born parents and having emigrated in 1884 is a widow with 2 of the 7 children born to her still living and married for 43 years owns her home free of a mortgage and is living at 617 Sixth Avenue, 2nd Ward, City of Belle Plaine, Belle Plaine Twp., Benton Co., IA. Living with her is her unmarried son, Michael Dolak (age 22) born in Iowa to Bohemian (Austrian)-born parents, a Round House Laborer.

Albert Means Baker and Katharina "Katharine" (Dolak) Wansor were married June 13, 1910, in Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona Territory. The marriage certificate listed the names as: A. M. Baker and Katherine D. Wansor.


The Tucson Daily Citizen, Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona Territory, Monday, June 13, 1910

Forgets the Fatherland.

A marriage license was issued today by Probate Judge Cooper to Catherine D. Wansor and A. M. Baker. Mr. Baker gave the state of his birth as Ohio and Miss Wansor said she came from Europe, though she was unable to remember from what nation. The marriage ceremony will be performed this evening and the couple will go to Helvetia to make their home.


The Tucson Daily Citizen, Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona Territory, Tuesday, June 14, 1910

Hotel Arrivals

Heidel Hotel.

...A. M. Baker, El Paso; ...


The September 12, 1918, WWI Draft Registration Report shows Albert Means Baker (age 39) born December 2, 1878, is a Mining Engineer for the Pickands-Mather Co. and is living at Box 677, Wakefield, Gogebic Co., MI. Katherine Baker at the same address is his nearest relative. The report indicates that Albert has the index finger of his left hand cut off at the first joint, and he has a rupture.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on February 12, 1920, shows Albert Baker (age 41) born in Ohio to Ohio and German-born parents is a Mining Engineer at an Iron Mine who is renting his home at 115 Brotherton B., City of Wakefield, Wakefield Twp., Gogebic Co., MI. Living with him is his wife Katherine Baker (age 40) born in Bohemia to Bohemia-born parents and having emigrated in 1885. Also living there are his five children, all born to Ohio and Bohemia-born parents: Elizabeth Baker (age 12) born in Colorado; Albert Baker (age 9) born in Iowa; Helen Baker (age 7) born in Iowa; Mary Baker (age 3 1/12) born in Michigan; and John Baker (age 1 6/12) born in Michigan.


1928 City Directory, City of Ironwood, MI 1928 Directory of Residents

Patritto, Bernard married 7 Poplar St warehouse emp
Patritto, John grocer Silver St
Patritto, John married 27 1st Ave N grocer g/2 b/1
       Patritto, Jennie clerk home
       Patritto, Felix teamster home


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 11, 1930, shows Katherine Baker (age 51) born in Bohemia to Bohemian-born parents is the married Head of Household renting her house for $25/month and first married at age 39 is living at 104 Rosalia Street, 2nd Ward, City of Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., WI. Living with her are her four unmarried children, all born to Ohio and Bohemia-born parents: Albert W. Baker (age 19) born in Iowa; Helen F. Baker (age 17) born in Iowa; Mary E. Baker (age 13) born in Michigan; and John C. Baker (age 11) born in Michigan.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 17, 1930, shows Albert M. Baker (age 52) born in Ohio to Ohio and German-born parents and first married at age 32 is a married Construction Mining Engineer lodging in Militia District No. 1121, District 7, Worth Co., GA.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 7, 1930, shows Bernard Patritto (age 25) born in Michigan to Italian-born parents and first married at age 22 is a married Supply Clerk in an Iron Mine who is renting his home for $5/month and is living on Highway 77, Pence Twp., Iron Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Elizabeth Patritto (age 22) born in Colorado to Ohio and Bohemia-born parents and first married at age 19. Also living with him is his daughter, Mary Patritto (age 2) born in Michigan to Michigan and Colorado-born parents. Felix Patritto and his wife, Erma, live next door.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 27, 1930, shows Margaret Dolak (age 24) born in Colorado to Colorado and Czechoslovakian-born parents, is an unmarried Stenographer at a Tin Can Manufacturing Company and is Lodging at a Boarding House at 1046 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 27, 1930, shows John T. Stearns (age 27) born in Arkansas to Missouri and Tennessee-born parents, is an unmarried who does Traffic Work at a Can Manufacturer and is Lodging at the Del Monte Hotel, 454 Melrose Street, 46th Ward, City of Chicago, Cook Co., IL.


Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, Gogebic Co., MI, Friday, November 27, 1936

Pence

Miss Mary Baker of Iowa is visiting her sister and brother in law, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Patritto.


Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, IA, Thursday, March 4, 1937

Two-Month Bride Sues for Divorce

Vinton, Ia. - Suit for divorce was filed in the Benton county district here Wednesday by Mrs. Helen Willey, Belle Plaine housewife, against E. G. Willey. Mrs. Willey also asked for restoration of her maiden name, Helen Baker. She charges inhuman treatment. The couple was married at Marshalltown.


Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, IA, Sunday, March 14, 1937

SUES FOR DIVORCE.

Vinton, Ia. - Married two months, Mrs. Helen Willey of Belle Plaine has filed suit in district court here for a divorce from Ellery G. Willey, on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Willey asked restoration of her maiden name, Helen Baker, and court costs. The Willeys were married Jan. 22, at Marshalltown.


Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, IA, Friday, April 2, 1937

DIVORCE ASKED.

Toledo, Ia. - (Special) - E. G. Willey, Chelsea, filed suit for divorce in the Tama county district court against Helen Willey of Toledo township. Cruel and inhuman treatment is charged. They were married Jan. 22, 1936, at Marshalltown but have not lived together since their marriage. The husband asks permission to remarry within a year.


Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, Friday, November 19, 1937

Social Events

Sister Entertains

Miss Mary Baker was honored at a surprise birthday party at the home of a sister, Mrs. Bernard Patritto of Pence, recently. Cards and dancing were enjoyed and prizes won by the Misses Lillian Swetkovich, Catherine Maffesanti, Esther Swetkovich and Jennie Patritto. Miss Baker was presented with a number of gifts.


1938 City Directory, Town of Pence,

Baker, Albert ... Pence, laborer, Montreal, Mont Mng Co
Baker, Mary ... Pence, works at Patritto's

Patritto, Bernard (Betty) ... Pence, laborer, Montreal, Mont Mng Co


Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, Friday, April 21, 1939

Social Events

Honored at Party

Miss Angeline Patritto of Hurley was honored at a birthday party given at her home in Hurley, Wednesday night. Cards were played and prizes awarded to Miss Ann Shelky, Miss Ann Gentile and Mrs. Carmine Caruso. Lunch was served and later dancing was enjoyed. Other guests were the Misses Donna Nolan, Irene Laraboi, Mary Gentile, Audrey Gardner, Clara Lerza, Josephine Czeck, Gertrude Helinski, Mary Baker, Lena Constantini, Lucille Romanowski, Mary Pogliano, Carmine and Mrs. Angelo Andrins. The hostesses were the Misses Janet and Josephine Patritto.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 27, 1940, shows Albert M. Baker (age 62) born in Ohio, and with 4 years of College, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, is renting his home and is living at 617 South Avenue, 1st Ward, City of Belle Plaine, Iowa Twp., Benton Co., IA. Living with him are: his wife, Catherine Baker (age 60) born in Czechoslovakia and a Naturalized Citizen, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 8 years of School; his unmarried son, John C. Baker (age 21) born in Michigan, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of High School, who does Sacking of Hybrid Seed Corn; and his married/crossed out daughter, Helen Haloupek (age 27) born in Iowa, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 3 years of High School.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 10, 1940, shows Frank L. Haloupek (age 59) born in Iowa and with 7 years of schooling and 5 years ago was living in the same house owns his house worth $2,500 and is living at 1505 13th Street, 3rd Ward, City of Belle Plaine, Iowa Twp., Benton Co., IA. Living with him are: his wife, Katherine B. Haloupek (age 53) born in Iowa and with 1 year of high school and 5 years ago was living in the same house; his married/crossed out son, Donald A. Haloupek (age 29) born in Iowa, and with 4 years of college and 5 years ago was living in the same house, a Laborer at a Retail Lumber Yard; his unmarried daughter, Dorothy M. Haloupek (age 25) born in Iowa, and with 4 years of high school and 5 years ago was living in the same house, a Teacher at a Rural Public School; his unmarried son, George J. Haloupek (age 23) born in Iowa, and with 4 years of high school and 5 years ago was living in the same house, a Clerk at a Retail Grocery Store; his unmarried son, Walter O. Haloupek (age 18) born in Iowa, and with 4 years of high school and 5 years ago was living in the same house; his unmarried son, Jack L. Haloupek (age 13) born in Iowa, and with 1 year of high school and 5 years ago was living in the same house; and his unmarried son, William F. Haloupek (age 11) born in Iowa, and with 6 years schooling and 5 years ago was living in the same house. ED 6-2, Page 11 of 36.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 6, 1940, shows John Stearns (age 37) born in Arkansas, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 3 years of College, is a married Salesman at a Retail Store and is lodging at 1954 Pulaski, 36th Ward, City of Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Living with him is his wife, Margaret Stearns (age 34) born in Colorado, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 4 years of High School, who does Office Work at a Rubber Company.


1947 City of Ironwood, MI, 1928 Directory of Residents

Patritto, Frank ... 329 Norrie, Twin City Dairy Hurley.
Patritto, Janet ... 329 Norrie, clerk, Trollas Meat Market Hurley.
Patritto, John (widower) ... 329 W Norrie, retired.
Patritto, Josephine ... 329 Norrie


The Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon, PA, Monday, April 13, 1953

SGT. SARA L. HOSTETTER and M-SGT MARY L. BAKER returned to Washington, D. C., for duty, after spending the weekend visiting Sgt. Hostetter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George S. Hostetter, 334 North Tenth St., The young women are on duty in the Pentagon.


The Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon, PA, Monday, July 30, 1956

SERGEANT FIRST CLASS SARA L. HOSTETTER and her guest, MASTER SERGEANT MARY BAKER, both of Washington, D. C., have returned to their duties after a visit to the former's parents, MR. and MRS. GEORGE HOSTETTER, 334 North Tenth Street.


Albert Means Baker died Monday, October 29, 1956, in Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA, at age 78. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA.


The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar Rapids, IA, Tuesday, July 7, 1959

Mrs. George Zalesky

Anne Zalesky of 520 Fifth ave. SE, widow of George Zalesky and a Cedar Rapids resident 59 years, died Monday after a lingering illness. Born in Czechoslovakia June 24, 1876, she was affiliated with Immaculate Conception church 57 years. She was a member of St. Rose circle, Sanctuary Society of the church and Gold Star Mothers. Surviving are two daughters, Alexis Zalesky, at home, and Mrs. Valecia Murphy of Chicago; a son, Joseph, of Richland Center, Wis., and a sister, Catherine Baker of Belle Plaine. A son, Pvt. George Zalesky, was killed in action in 1944. The body is at the Monahan-Stewart funeral home, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday, and where the following Rosaries will be recited: St. Rose circle Wednesday at 4; Msgr. Sheehy at 7:30. Services: Thursday at 9 in Immaculate Conception church by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Maurice S. Sheehy. Burial: Czech National.


On December 12, 1960, Katharine (Dolak) (Wansor) Baker was being treated by doctor Mitchell from Arlington, VA.

Katharine (Dolak) (Wansor) Baker died June 29, 1963, at Leewood Nursing Home, Annandale, Fairfax Co., VA, at age 83. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA.


Katharine (Dolak) (Wansor) Baker Death Certificate.


 

 

 

 

 


The Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, Monday, July 21, 2003

Mary Margaret Russell

LA GRANGE, Ill. - Mary Margaret Russell, 75, formerly of Hurley, died Monday, July 14, 2003, in La Grange. She was born March 12, 1928, in Bessemer, daughter of the late Bernard F. and Elizabeth (Baker) Patritto. Mary attended local schools and graduated from J. E. Murphy High School in Hurley with the class of 1946. At the age of 18, Mary moved to Chicago where she worked at O'Connell's Restaurant and also at Pizzeria Duo. She and her husband also owned and operated M & R Tap in Chicago for 11 years. They enjoyed visiting and vacationing in Eagle River, Wis., where they eventually purchased a house and operated the Pasta Cottage Restaurant, from October 1981 until June 1996. Mary was married to Minor L. Russell on Jan. 15, 1951, in Chicago. Minor survives and resides in Aurora, Wis. Also surviving are two daughters, Kimberley (Steve) Russell-Levine, Iron Mountain, and Barbara (Steve) Zelms, Eagle River; five grandchildren; Ryan, Erin, Daniel, Steven and Stormi; two great-grandchildren, Tristan and Andrianna; a brother, Bernard (Ardith) Patritto, Ironwood, Mich.; two sisters, Barbara Alexandroni, Ironwood, and Catherine (Leslie) Carlstrom, Hurley; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, July 26, 2003, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hurley, with the Rev. Robert E. O'Connell, presider, and Deacon Russell Lundgren, assisting. Mary's family will receive relatives and friends from 9 a.m. until Mass time at the church on Saturday. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Service Inc., Ketola-Burla Funeral Home of Ironwood.


AURORA, Wis. - Minor L. Russell, 82, of Aurora, died Sunday, June 3, 2007, at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.

He was born on May 23, 1925, in Alberta, Mich., son of the late Lao and Mary (Lavere) Russell. He served in the United States Navy.

He married Mary Patritto in Chicago on Jan. 15, 1950, and she preceded him in death.

Minor and his wife and family owned and operated the Pasta Cottage Restaurant in Eagle River, Wis. for many years. He loved the Chicago Cubs, watching the National Geographic channel, and the excitement at the casino and horse track. He was married for 52 years to his wife, Mary, and loved her very much.

He is survived by two daughters, Kim Russell of Louisville, Ky. and Barb (Steve) Zelms of Eau Claire, Wis.; four grandchildren, Steven and Stormi Rose, Ryan Thomas and Daniel Zelms; three great-grandchildren, Tristan, Arianna, and Kaden; numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews and a special friend, Bernie Colontonio.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Erin.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

Condolences to the family of Minor Russell can be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.


 


Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, Friday, May 8, 1959

Couple Wed at Hurley May 2

Miss Catherine B. Patritto, 115 Second Ave., N., Hurley, daughter of Mrs. Harry Corti, Chicago, and Bernard Patritto, Hurley, was united in marriage to Kenneth H. Backlund, 218 1/2 Silver St., Hurley, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harold Backlund of Hurley, last Saturday at 3 p. m. at St. Mary's Catholic rectory, Hurley. The Rev. Edward Senn performed the double ring ceremony. For her wedding, Miss Patritto chose an Alice blue lace ballerina dress with white accessories and blue shoes and a white feathered carnation shoulder corsage. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Carter attended the couple and for her role of matron of honor Mrs. Carter wore a street length dress of pastel flowered dacron over rose taffeta. Her accessories were white. A wedding dinner for 10 was served at El Capitan and the reception was held at the Hurley Eagles Hall where the couple greeted 400 guests. Both the bride and the groom are graduates of the J. E. Murphy High School and the groom is employed at the Cary Mine. They will reside at 7 Oak St., Hurley. Out of town guests included Mrs. Harry Corti, Chicago, and Dale Backlund, Duluth.


Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, Tuesday, November 15, 1994

Kenneth Backlund

GILE, Wis. - Kenneth H. "Swede" Backlund, 66, of 25 Pence Street, Gile, died Monday, Nov. 14, 1994 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn. He was born Nov. 16, 1927 in Carey, son of the late Harold and Ellen (Anderson) Backlund. He attended Hurley Public Schools and graduated from the J. E. Murphy High School with the class of 1945. He then served in the U. S. Navy in the Pacific Theater of Operations from Oct. 25, 1945 until Nov. 12, 1948. Upon his discharge, he worked at the Cary Mine, was employed as a Hurley City police officer, and served as Iron County Coroner. Mr. Backlund was a life member of the Hurley VFW Post 1580, was a member of the Hurley American Legion Post 58, and enjoyed fishing. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth J. Backlund of Ironwood, and Michael L. and Walter J. Backlund, both of Hurley; four grandchildren; a brother, Dale Backlund of Nashport, Ohio; and an uncle, Martin Sundstrom of Duluth, Minn. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roderick Backlund. Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 18, 1994 at 11 a. m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Hurley, the Rev. Pamela Starr officiating. Inturnment will be in the family lot in the Hurley Cemetery. A flag presentation ceremony will be conducted by Tom DeCarlo and Tom Mitchell. Engstrom Funeral Home, Hurley, is in charge of arrangements.


Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, March 9, 2007

Leslie H. Carlstrom

HURLEY, Wis. - Leslie H. Carlstrom, 72, of 606 1st Ave. N., Hurley, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, in Ironwood. He was born June 9, 1934, in Chicago, son of the late Harland and Catherine Carlstrom. He resided in Chicago for many years, moving to Hurley in 1994. On Oct. 23, 1980, he was united in marriage with Catherine Patritto in Chicago. Les worked for many years for Office Electronics Inc., retiring as plant manager in 1993. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U. S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Catherine "Pat," Hurley; three stepsons, Walter (Judy) Backlund, Milwaukee, Mickey Backlund, Montreal, Wis., and Kenneth Backlund, Hurley; five step-grandchildren, Austin, Nicholas, Samantha Jo, Shannon and Sean Backlund; two step-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Jack (Charlotte) Carlstrom, Mountain Home, Ark., and Harold (Betty) Carlstrom, of Cape Coral, Fla. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Norman. Cremation has taken place at the Range Crematory in Hurley. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 10, at 2 p. m. at the Ketola-Burla Funeral Home in Ironwood. The Rev. Michael Hayden of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hurley will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:30 p. m. until the service at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Range Funeral Service and Crematory, Ketola-Burla Funeral Home  of Ironwood.