This post will provide a brief genealogy of the Joseph and Mary Anne Schlick children. In part three I will primarily be using Hampshire Register newspaper extracts to reveal more about this family. Some of this information was from Loretta Schlick Herrmann. Her father was Joseph L. Schlick, Jr. Loretta was a great help in providing to me copies way back in the late 1980s of many vintage photos in her collection. I am greatful for her help. She and her husband George were always hospitable when I visited with them in their home in Hampshire, Illinois.
Joseph and Mary Anne (nee Armbrust) were the parents of the following children:
Casper Francis Schlick. Casper is my great great Grandfather. he was born on 17 August 1878 in Burlington Illinois. He died 6 February 1970 in Warrenville Winfield Township DuPage County Illinois on his Mack Road Farm. Casper will have own separate blog posting in the future.
Frank Schlick born in August 1880. We have little information thus far on this second born son of Joseph and Mary Anne. More digging will be required.
Odelia Schlick was born on 8 January 1881. She married John Reiser. The purchased a farm about four miles west of Hampshire Illinois along what is now Illinois Route 72. This farm was later purchased by the Weberpal family. John unfortnately died of a sudden heart attack while feeding cattle. John was born in 1877 and died in 1919. Odelia remarried. She married Frank Wallace. Odelia never had any children. She passed away on 28 October 1964. Her funeral was held at the Catholic Church in Hampshire with arrangements being made by the undertaker at the Frederick Funeral home in Hampshire Illinois.
Martin Schlick was born on 16 January 1883. He was perhaps the most influential person in the life of my Great Grandfather Casper Schlick. They were, what I would call, “farming buddies” as they both worked together for some time on two farmsteads. First in Burlington and then on Mack Road in Winfield Township DuPage County. Martin will also have a separate post on this blog.
Emma Schlick was born on 16 November 1884. She married William Umbdenstock on 17 August 1904. They lived on the Umbdenstock home farm northwest of Burlington. It was to this farm that William’s father, Michael I , moved his family in 1866. William was the son of Michael Umbdenstock I, who came from Asace Lorraine and Mary Ansel Umdenstock of Naperville, Illinois. They celebrated their fiftieth Wedding Anniversary in 1954 on 17 August.
Emma and her husband had eight children: Caroline was born in 1905 and died in 1968. It is reported that Caroline was disabled. A second daughter Florence died in infancy in 1906. Lorena the third child married William Helt. They had four children: Robert, Evelyn, Phyllis, and Gerald. The first and eldest son William II married Margaret Miller. The second born son was Raymond who married Lorraine Brown. They had one child Lois. Their third son, Anthony, married Elvira Klemm. They had ten children. Maurice, their fourth and final son, married Marian Schramer. They had six children. Bertha, their last child born, married Joseph Gorenz. Joseph and Bertha had five children.
Joseph L. Schlick, Jr. 11 November 1886. Joseph Louis, son of Joseph and Mary Ann Schlick, was named after his father Joseph Schlick I.
Joseph married Mary Klein, a daughter of Mathias and Josephine Hamschmitt Klein of Winfield Winfield Township DuPage County Illinois. The Kleins owned much farmland in Winfield Township. They were very well known.
Mary Klein was born in Winfield Illinois on 7 January 1890 and Joseph who was born 6 November 1886 had met in 1910 at St. John Church in Winfield Illinois and were married a year later at St. Johns on 5 September 1911. They lived in Burlington Illinois. Joseph worked for the Ira J. Mix Milk Factory in Burlington. In 1913 they moved to the Schlick Farm northwest of Burlington where Joseph and his brother Martin farmed together. About 1920 Martin and his family moved to DuPage County to a farm located along Washington Street near what is now the former General Mills Plant in West Chicago, Illinois. Joseph moved and purchased his own farm southwest of Burlington Illinois. Joseph Schlick and Mary had five children.
Annie M. Schlick was born on 29 September 1888. She married Anthony Seyller on 27 June 1912. Anthony’s parents were Michael and Katherine Hoffman Seyller. His paternal grandfather was John, from Alsace Lorraine, and his grandmother from Switzerland. Their first home was next door to Anne’s parents in Burlington, Illinois. They then became farmers and farmed in the Burlington area all their lives. Annie and Anthony had five children.
Rosa C. Schlick 23 May 1900. She married Adam Weberpal on 25 June 1924. Adam was the son of John Weberpal from Lahn, Germany and Kunigunda Oppal Weberpal was from Bavaria, who came to the United States in 1906. Adam was born in 1893 and died in 1948. Adam was a brother to Margaret Weberpal who married Rose’s brother, Martin Schlick.