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To see photos of Eleanor on this page, click here: pics

She also appears in the group photos on the following pages: Wirtz 50th and Bornhofen's 50th


so far have only one reference to her in the following: 11-17-1932 Art but Bob's mother is mentioned in letter 1957 June 5


Eleanor Pfleger Wilson

9-16-1918 to 1-9-2008








wed 2-11-1939


Bob Wilson

7-2-1914 to 6-27-2002



current generations not listed to protect their privacy



Oscar Pfleger


Annie Wirtz


spouse's parents:

Robert Wilson



maternal grandparents:

Hubert Wirtz and Mary Krump


paternal grandparents:

Johann/John Pfleger and Maria Grimm

maternal aunts & uncles:

Gertrude Wirtz & Emil Wiedemann, Barbara (Sr. M. Louise), Mary Wirtz & Edwin Enk, Charles Wirtz, Tony Wirtz


paternal aunts & uncles:

c. 1878-Henry Pfleger & Louise Lift; 1883-Lou Pfleger & Gert Bornhofen; c.1885-Dell Pfleger & Harry Wachdorf; 1888-Irene Pfleger & Edward Wachdorf


To see Pfleger ancestors going back to the 1600s, click here: Pfleger Family tree

Click on any photo to enlarge. Once enlarged, to zoom, move cursor to right of image, back onto image, and click again. More photos and info to be added.

clockwise from left: her brother Ed, her father, her brother Henry, her uncle Harry Wachdorf, Eleanor

1929 at her Wirtz grandparents' 50th anniversary (next photo is same with label added by Eleanor in 1990s)

her label

1929 Eleanor, her grandma Mary Wirtz, cousin Robert Wirtz, grandpa Hubert Wirtz, cousin Anthony Enk

On curb with her mother and brother Ed, her father behind her mother. Next shot is same with labels

same as previous, labeled

back from left: her aunt Dell W, aunt Gert P, cousin Marie P, uncle Lou P. Front: brother Ed, cousin Catherine P., cousin Leona P., her dad, herself

2nd from left on ground at anniversary of her uncle Lou Pfleger's in-laws, 4-1929 (Wirtz grandparents in shot too) See below gallery for more info

from left, back: Sis Wachdorf, Eleanor, Ed Wachdorf Jr. Front: Emil Wiedemann?, Dell Wachdorf, Annie & Oscar, Harry Wachdorf

1-6-1934 at her brother Henry's wedding

same group, slightly less blurry

2-11-1939 Eleanor Pfleger and Bob Wilson

anniversary invitiation, inside

The photo of the Bornhofen's 50th wedding anniversary in which Eleanor is 2nd from left on the ground (and the picture also has her parents, her grandparents, two maternal aunts, a paternal aunt and her husband, a paternal uncle and his full family) is on its own page. To get there, click here: Bornhofen's 50th

Have much more to add.

Obituary, Chicago Tribune 6-30-2002 (names of living removed, italics where it's been done)

Robert W. Wilson, Vet. WWII, beloved husband of Eleanor, nee Pfleger; devoted father of three living children and the late William J (spouse); proud grandfather and great-grandfather of many; loving brother of Evelyn Soden and the late Bernice (Frank) Oswald; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Monday 11 a.m. at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St. Oak Lawn. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.


Obituary, Chicago Tribune 1-11-2008 (names of living removed, italics where it's been done)

Eleanor Wilson, nee Pfleger, age 89. Beloved wife of the late Robert, loving mother of three living children and the late William (spouse), proud grandmother and great-grandmother of many, fond sister of Louis Pfleger and the late Edward, Henry, John and Herbert, aunt of many nieces and nephews. Chapel Service Saturday 11 a.m. at Blake Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Friday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society...


Believe this is Bob Wilson's family in the 1920 census

Chicago, 58th Street, household 331

Robert A. Wilson, age 33, civil  engineer, born in Illinois of parents born in Sweden

wife Ida, age 27, born in Florida of parents born in Germany

daughter Evelyn C, age 10, born in California

son Robert W, age 5, born in IL

(NOTE: believe his sister Bernice born c 1914, so why she isn't here, I don't know)

household 327 (possibly Bob's grandmother?)

Carolina Wilson, age 62, widow, immigrated 1880? (hard to read), born Sweden, occupation: real estate

son Charlie A, age 25, born IL, single, carpenter

son Henry, age 23, born IL, single, steam fitter

daughter Florence, age 21, born IL, single, proof reader


Note that Ida Wilson is mentioned in the following Wachdorf letter: 1955 Feb 13