Grandma Mary Anne Schlick’s Devil Food Chocolate Cake Recipe YUM!

Time to take a break during the waning months of winter and cook some real old fashion comfort food. I always like to start with dessert! This recipe is from my Great Grandfather Casper Schlick’s mother Mary Anne (nee Armbrust) Schlick. Mary Anne is the wife of Joseph Schlick. Joseph and Mary lived in Burlington Illinois.

Here is a picture of Mary Anne at a young age:

Mary Anne (Nee Armbrust) Schlick. was born in Bloomingdale Illinois Bloomingdale Township Dupage County Illinois on the 6 April 1860 and died in Burlington, Illinois Burlington Townhship Kane County, Illinois on 23 November 1941.

Here is her obituary published in the Hampshire (Illinois) Register on 27 November 1941;

Mrs. Mary A. Schlick, widow of Joseph Schlick, and for many years a resident of Burlington community, died Sunday morning after a period of several years of failing health. She was born on April 6, 1860 at Bloomingdale snd during her girlhood lived in Wheaton. On October 1, 1878 she was married to Mr. Schlick at Milton, Ill. They began farming near Burlington later that year and moved into the village in 1906. Mr. Schlick died seventeen years ago.

Mrs. Schlick was a charter member of Women’s Catholic Order of Hampshire Court 545. She was a great lover of flowers and her gardens attracted much attention because of their beauty. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Frank Wallace of Genoa, Mrs. Wm. Umbdenstock, Mrs. Anthony Seyller and Mrs. Adam Weberpal, of Burlington; three sons, Casper and Martin, of West Chicago and Joseph of Gilberts. There also are thirty-two grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

Rosary was recited Tuesday evening at the home in Burlington where the funeral was held Wednesday morning at nine and then from St. Charles Catholic church at nine thirty. Burial was in Hampshire Catholic cemetery.

About Schlick Daleiden Families - DuPage and Kane Counties of Illinois

Kevin Davis is a retired Public Library Director. He is a Board member of the Winfield (IL) Historical Society. Davis has over 35 years experience working in public libraries. He is deeply interested in local Chicagoland, Dupage, and Kane County History. Davis earned a BA in History and an MA in Library Science from Dominican University. He is a volunteer researcher for the St. James Farm Forest Preserve part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in Illinois. His work includes extensive writing and research on the McCormick family line who were former owners of St. James Farm. He is an avid family historian / genealogist and has done extensive research on the Schlicks and Daleidens of DuPage and Kane County Illinois.
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