Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
|Death: ||May 31, 1894|
Henry Lederer, often spelled Leterer, was born in Bavaria, Germany. He may have come with other siblings or family to the states. He worked as a gardener, nurserymen, carpenter, cabinet maker, grocer and florist (City Directories) and resided at 1062 W. Madison Street in Chicago.
He married Mary Maria Catharina Kappes, the daughter of Andrea Michael Kappes and Apollonia Schaefer, at unknown place and date.
On the 1860 Chicago, Ward 5, Cook, IL census, I found gardener Henry Leterer (sic), 50, born in Bavaria, with $8K in real estate; Mary Leterer, 38, Badan; Emma Stephani, 2, IL and Fanny Stephani, 1, IL. (The latter were their grandchildren.)
On the 1880 Chicago, Cook, IL census, I found florist Henry Letterer, 70, born in Bavaria, like his parents; wife Mary C. Letterer, 59, born in Baden, like her parents and adopted grandson Adolph Stepani, 13, IL, parents in Prussia and (mom) New York. They lived at 1062 W. Madison. A Wm Neff family lives at 1064 W. Madison.
On the 1900 Precinct 8, Chicago, Ward 12, Cook, IL census, I found widow Marie Lederer, age 81, married 60 years-about 1840, born in Germany, immigrated in 1841, parents born in Germany, had 3 children, none living. She resided with her niece, Anna Holleybug, 20, IL born, her parents born in Germany. They lived at 1062 Madison Street.
The Cook Co., IL Death Index, 1878 - 1922 says Henry Lederer was aged 81 years, 5 months, a carpenter, and was born in _rosenuth, cert. #00010732.
Henry Lederer's Cook County, Illinois Physician's Certificate of Death #10732 lists the following data: male, white, age 87 years and 5 months, occupation: carpenter, died 31st May 1894, A.M., married, Nationality and place where born: German, Grosenuth (:?, hard to read), resided in Illinois since 1841, place of death: 1062 W (or E.) Mad (as in Madison?) Street, 12th Ward of Chicago, of pneumonia, duration: 2 days, duration of complications: heart disease, place of burial, Rosehill, undertaker F. Busher, dated Chicago, 31st May 1894 by S__ Falls, M.D., 1028 W. Manor St. NOTE: I have estimated his birth based on the above age to be about Dec 1812 to Jan 1813.
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Mary Marie Catharina Kappes Lederer (1819 - 1902)*
Nancy Lederer Stephani (1841 - 1859)*
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
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