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Magdalen Hochertz Puiszis

2-13-1921 to Feb. 1978



   1912 Tony Hochertz Jr

   1914 Edward Hochertz

   1916 Coletta (died 1919)

   1918 Marie Hochertz


   1919-Dorothy Hochertz


   1923Charlotte Hochertz


   1925 Harry J Hochertz



John Puisziz




  current generations not listed to protect their privacy



Anthony John "Tony" Hochertz


Kitty Hochertz

(Catherine Anna "Kitty" Wachdorf)

spouse's parents:

maternal grandparents:

Anton Wachdorf & Anna Klein


paternal grandmother:

Johanna Hochertz

maternal aunts & uncles:

1883-Clara Roster; 1886-Harry H. Wachdorf; 1888-Edward Wachdorf ; 1892-Joseph Wachdorf;  1895-Lettie Myers; 1897-Mae Wachdorf; 1899-Frances Stevens; 1902-Madge Wachdorf


paternal aunts:

Sr. Mary Achatia; Sr. Mary Radegundis

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2-18-1943 back row from left: Magdalen, cousin Harry Wachdorf, Charlotte. Front row: Dorothy, sister-in-law Mary (I think), nephew Ed Wachdorf III

from left: Dorothy (Boersma), Charlotte (Warnke) and Magdalen (Puiszis)

Magdalen, Dorothy and Charlotte on Dorothy's wedding day, December 1943

Magdalen and her brother Edward

John Puiszis, Magdalen Hochertz Puiszis, and their daughter

Magdalen 2nd from left in 3rd row beside her sisters. Her parents flank the nuns. Her brother far right back row. Her daughter 3rd from left front row


Paper Trail

1930 census 17th Ward, block 85 District 651, 5924 Parnell (owns, value $6000, has radio)

Anthony Hochertz, age 50, married at 31, born in Germany, immigrated 1882, vender--machine gum/gun

wife Katherine, age 47, married at 27, born IL of parents born in IL (wrong, father born Germany)

son Anthony, age 17, born IL (all kids born IL), worker--odd jobs

son Edward, age 16, errand boy--grocery

daughter Marie, age 12

daughter Dorothy, age 10

daughter Madeline, age 8

daughter Charlotte, age 6

son Harry, age 4 yrs 8 months


From the Southtown Economist Newspaper, 12-26-1943:

Sisters and Brother of Bride Attend Couple

    Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Hochertz, 5924 Parnell ave., have announced the marriage of their daughter, Dorothy Catherine, to Jacob Boersma, 501 W. 45th st.

    The ceremony was performed recently in St. Martin church. The bride wore a white satin gown trimmed with seed pearls and lace. Her long veil fell from an orange blossom tiara and she carried a colonial bouquet of roses and chrysanthemums. Charlotte Hochertz, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Her gown was of pink taffeta. Another sister, Magdalen, wore blue taffeta and both had blushers with plumes to match their dresses. They carried colonial bouquets of yellow and white chrysanthemums. James Cloutier was best man and Edward Hochertz, brother of the bride, was groomsman.

    A wedding breakfast was held in the bride's home after the nuptials and the reception was held in Berger's hall, 64th st. and Ashland ave., in the evening.


Kitty's obituary, Chicago Tribune 3-22-1965

Hochertz, Catherine A., nee Wachdorf, beloved wife of Anthony; devoted mother of Anthony, Edward, Dorothy Boersma, Magdalen Puiszis, Charlotte Warnke, Harry and the late Marie Lindblade; grandmother of 19; five great-grandchildren; sister of Clara Roster, Edward Wachdorf, Coletta Meyers, Mae Wachdorf, Madge Wachdorf, Frances Stevens and the late Harry and Joseph Wachdorf. Funeral Wednesday 9:15 a.m. from Hornburg & Son funeral home 8400 S. Ashland ave to St. Gerald Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary's.


Social Security Death Index: Magdalen Puiszis 2-23-1921 to Feb. 1988, last paid from Oak Lawn, IL.