Individual Notes

Note for:   Francis J. Klinges,   26 OCT 1899 - 26 MAR 1975         Index

Individual Note:
     1900 Census indicates that Frank was living in Wilkes-Barre at that time at 263 Carey Avenue with his father, mother, seven sisters, brother Christopher Jr., and his grandmother. At that time he was less than one year old.
1910 Census shows Frank was living at 263 Carey Avenue with his father, mother, four sisters and two brothers (Christopher age 23 and David age 8. Frank's age was listed as 11 at this time, and he was attending school.

Following info provided by Francis T. Klinges:
At time of marriage he lived with parents at 3 Plymouth Ave. Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
He left his wife about the year 1931, but continued visiting her, infrequently, until the time he served in the U.S. Army in the early 1940's.
Previous to his marriage, and afterwards, his occupation was a house painter.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Nellie Heidel,   ABT 1914 - 1940         Index

     Date:   1940

Individual Note:
     living at 50 Waller Street in 1930 Census with husband Manus and son Jack (2 months old at the time).
Nellie's age listed as 16.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Rosanne R. McConlogue,   2 JAN 1917 - 10 FEB 1995         Index

     Date:   13 FEB 1995
     Place:   St. Mary's Cemetery, W-B, PA

Individual Notes

Note for:   John Francis Manus Mulherin,   27 JAN 1930 - 8 AUG 1988         Index

     Date:   14 AUG 1988

Individual Notes

Note for:   Estelle Catherine Stonkus,   22 JUN 1910 - 8 MAR 1983         Index

     Date:   1 JUL 1910
     Place:   St. George, Brooklyn, NY

     Date:   11 MAR 1983
     Place:   St. Mary's Cemetery, W-B, PA

Individual Note:
     Occup: Telephone Supervisor.

Birth Note:    Had a twin sister.

Individual Notes

Note for:   John W. [Jackie] Mehm,   JUL 1920 - 9 DEC 1923         Index

     Date:   11 DEC 1923
     Place:   St. Nicholas Cemetery, Shavertown, PA
     Note:   St. Nick's records say he was buried 11 Dec 1924. Discrepancy. He died in 1923.

Individual Note:
     Jackie was born at home, 337 Park Ave., per aunt Mary Pahler's notes.

Obituary notice:
(Don't know what paper, date of paper must be Monday, Dec. 10, 1923)
John, aged 3 1/2 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mehm, died at the family home, 337 Park Avenue, Sunday afternoon of complications. Besides the parents he is survived by two brothers and three sisters, Harold, Charles Jr., Regina, Jeanette and Mary.
The funeral will be held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be in the St. Nicholas cemetery at Shavertown.

(He was supposed to have died by choking on a chicken bone.)

Death Note:    Obituary says died of complications at the family house on Sunday afternoon.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Charles Mehm,   18 AUG 1853 - 22 FEB 1931         Index

     Date:   25 FEB 1931
     Place:   Oak Lawn Cemetery, W-B, PA

Individual Note:
     Charles Mehm Sr. was born in Hesse, Germany. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1870 according to the 1900 Census, and 1865 according to the 1910 Census. (Probably neither one is accurate). 1920 Census stated he immigrated to US in 1868. 1930 Census states he immigrated to US in 1867. He was also Naturalized in 1880 per 1920 Census. (Must have been in Kansas?)

Listed in 1870 Census as living in Wilkes-Barre with mother and siblings.
Age listed as 16.

1871-1872 W-B City Directory lists Lewis as having a home at Hill n (near) RR (railroad).
Also listed Charles a fireman as boarding at Hill n RR.

He then moved to Kansas City (Kansas?, Missouri?) or Salina, Kansas probably sometime between May, 1872 and 1879. According to the 1880 Kansas Census records, he was a farmer living at #19 Solomon Township in Saline County with his wife Agatha and their one year old daughter Mary.

Marriage note:
According to Mary Divelbiss with the Smoky Valley Genealogical Society in Salina, Kansas, Charles and Agatha were married by the Reverend Wilbert, who was the first Catholic priest in Salina. The Sacred Heart parrish records do not show the marriage. For some reason they are missing records for the two years of our ancestors. Mary sent me a copy of Charles and Agatha's marriage license.

According to Agnes Balz' marriage record, her mother Mary was born in Kansas City (doesn't say what state). Their son William was born here also in 1880.

They moved to Wilkes-Barre, PA sometime between William's birth and March 1882 when Charles Andrew was born (my grandfather).
In 1882 a Charles Mehm, machinist, appears at a house on Hill Street near the L & S R.R.
(Between 1884 and 1886 this becomes 40 Hill Street per City Directory.)

They were living at 235 Park Ave. at the time of Charles Andrew's birth, March 26, 1882. (Up until 1899, 235 Park Ave was 163 Park Ave. All city house numbers were apparently changed about that time.)

In 1887 City Directory Charles is living at 163 Park Ave.

In 1900 they were living at 235 Park Ave, with their eight children. They owned their home free and clear. His occupation in 1900 was listed as Machinist.

Louis MEHM's obituary (April 5, 1905) states Louis was survived by a brother Charles of Park Avenue.

In 1920 the family was living at 235 Park Ave.
     Charles Sr. was a member of St. Nicholas Church, St. Conrad's Society and the Holy Name society. He was employed for 50 years as a Machinist at the Ashley shops (listed as JU Shop in 1910 Census) of the Central Railroad of New Jersey.
Occupation listed as Machinist in 1910 Census.

1920 Census lists Charles age 66, a machinist, living at home 235 Park Ave., with daughter Helen and sons Harry and Edward. Charles born Germany, his father and mother born Germany.

1930 Census lists Charles (76) living at 235 Park Ave. with daughter Anna (39), her husband Edward Lisman (40) and their daughter Helen (8). Home listed as owned by Edward, value $10,000. Charles not a veteran.
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Charles' obituary:
Wilkes-Barre Record, Monday, Feb. 23, 1931
John Mehm Sr. (My note: This is an error, should say Charles Mehm Sr.)
John Mehm Sr., 76, died yesterday morning at 7 at his home, 235 Park Ave. following an illness of complications. Mr. Mehm was in good health until one year ago and for the past three weeks had been confined to his bed.
Born in Hesse, Germany, Mr. Mehm came to this country at the age of 11. (My note: This would have been about 1864). He was a devout member of St. Nicholas Church, St. Conrad's Society, and the Holy Name Society. For fifty years he was employed as a machinist at the Ashley Shops of the Central Railroad of New Jersey. For the last eight years he has been retired. His death will come as a great shock to his fellow workers who regarded him as a friend.
He is survived by the following children, Mrs. Charles H. Balz, Mrs. Edward L. Lisman, Mrs. Carl W. Weiss, William, Charles Jr., and Frederick Mehm, all of this city and Edward C. Mehm of Fairlawn, N.J. Twenty-three grandchildren also survive.
The funeral will be held with a solemn high mass in St. Nicholas Church, at a time to be announced later. Interment will be in the family plot in Oaklawn Cemetery. Members of the Holy Name Society will meet at the Mehm residence on Tuesday night at 7:30 to recite the rosary.
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He died of Chronic Myocarditis, per burial record at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Note: Charles' death certificate lists his mother's name as Elizabeth Brehl, from Hesse, Germany. No father's name listed. Just birthplace: Hesse, Germany. Death certificate info was provided by Charles' daughter, Helen Mehm Weis.
Note: I have a copy of Charles' will.