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All the information on this page is from a chart sent via email by the very helpful and generous Mary Utschig Read. She labeled it, "Information gathered from several people who are related to these families: Alice Erdmann, Raymond and DeAnn Meysing, David Jann, CA, David M. Jann, Marion Melsheimer Czachor, John H. Traut, and personal research. I hope I have not left anyone out--everyone has been very helpful and happy to share with one another. This chart has been put together by Mary Utschig Read. It is not complete, but the best that could be done with the information had by January 2007. Any corrections and/or additions are welcomed and hoped for so that the family's histories can become more complete and accurate. THANK YOU again for everyone's help in gathering the information so far collected."
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Anna Maria "Mary" Utschig Jann
born 1-9-1867 Marytown WI
-1858 Catharine Bornhofen
-1858 Margaret Eck
-1860 Emma/Anna Voell
-1865 Theresa Gesellchen
-1868 Veronica Juliana Bittner
-1871 Anthony Utschig
-1874 Gertrude (died 1916)
Catherine, Margaret and Emma half-sisters by Gertrude's first huband, Joseph Merten
Munchen, Glatbach, Germany
1889-John Herbert Jann
1890-Anton William Jann
1892-Katherine G. Jann Melsheimer
1894-Edward J. Jann
1896-Albert C. Jann
1902-Frederick W. Jann
1910-Joseph William Jann
(previously wife of Joseph Merten)
Johann Hubert Jann
Anna Maria Reuter
Franz Joseph Utchig & Katharine
maternal aunts & uncles:
paternal aunts & uncles:
1822-Henrietta (Saitz); 1823?-Maria (Urban); 1824-Johann Norbert; 1826- Juliana Rosina; 1830-Albert Utschig & Anna Klapperich; 1833-Anna (died 1833); 1834-Anna Carolina ; 1837-Karl D.G.; 1840-Karl der grosse; 1843-Alfred Tobias
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To look at a labeled version of the Bornhofen's 50th anniversary photo, click here: Bornhofen's 50th
Maria and her sister Anna Gertrude married brothers Johann and Frederick Jann.
John Herbert Jann married Emma Chicone.
Katherine Jann married Chris Melsheimer and had daughter Marion.
Edward J. Jann married Beatrice.
Albert C. Jann married Helen Madount.
Henry/Harry Jann married Janice.
Franklin Jann married Isabelle.
Frederick W. Jann married Alice.
1870 census for Brothertown Wisconsin, Calumet County, Post Office: New Holstein
Utschig, August, age 39, farmer, born in Bohemia
Wife Gertrude, age 38, born in Prussia
Daughter Anna Merten, age 11, born in WI
Daughter Theresa Utschig, age 5, born in WI
Daughter Maria, age 3
Daughter "Faliana" (Juliana) age 2
Daughter, Anna, age 4 months (notation born in Feb)
1880 census Calumet County, Brothertown (not sure this is the right Mary)
Wilersheime (?) Frederick, 26, farmer, born in Prussia
Wife Gertrude, age 26
Utschig, Mary, 14, servant, born in Wisconsin of parents born in Prussia
1900 census, Chicago, Ward 30
Jann, John, age 34, born March 1866, married 12 years, machinist, born Germany of German parents
Wife Annie M, age 32, born Jan/June 1867, mother of 6, five living, born WI of German parents
Son Hobart J.J. age 11, born Feb 1889
Daughter Catherina G, age 8, born Feb. 1892
Son Edward J, age 6, born May (or might say Aug) 1894
Son Albert, age 4, born May 1896
Son Harry F, age 2, born May 1898
Englewood Times 6-12-1908: Jann--Catherine Jann died Wednesday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. Hubert Jann, 5653 Princeton ave., aged 7 years. Her funeral occurred Thursday, burial being at St. Mary's cemetery. ((NOTE: something odd here, as their known daughter Kathryn survived to adulthood, but this can't be their granddaughter, surely, for son John Herbert/Hubert would've been 12 when this Catherine was born. Implies another daughter born 1901, whom the reporter confused with Kathryn or perhaps was named Maria Kathryn?)
Haven't found them in 1910
Draft registrations for her sons, 1917, all listing home address as 5657 Princeton Ave.
-Edward John Jann, born 5-18-1894, foreman in machine shop, single, medium height, slender, with gray eyes & dark brown hair
-Albert Charles Jann, born 5-20-1896, timekeeper for Chicago Surface Lines, medium height & build, dark gray eyes, med. brown hair
-Harry Christian Jann, born 5-19-1898, clerk for Pennsylvania RR, tall, medium build, brown eyes, light brown hair
-Frank Peter Jann, born 6-21-1900, Timekeeper for (illegible) Co., tall, medium, gray eyes, light hair
(Albert lists himself as support of mother, sister, and brother. Frank and Harry list next of kin Mrs. Mary Jann of 5647 Princeton.)
-Also registering but no longer living at home: John Hubert Jann, born 2-17-1889, of 5649 Laflin, clerk for Chicago Surface Lines, support of wife and two children. Previous service: private 1st infantry, 3 mos US Army, medium build, slender, blue eyes, brown hair.
Note that just down the street, at 5923 Princeton, must be her sister, Anna Gertrude Utschig Jann, for Leo, Herbert & Harry Jann all list that home address on their draft registration.
1920 census, Chicago, Ward 31
Jann, John, 53, widowed, born in WI of parents born in Germany
Son Albert, age 23, born in IL of parents born in WI, timekeeper for City Railway
Son Harry, age 21, timekeeper for Railroad
Son Frank, age 19, clerk for Railroad
Son Fred, age 17, laborer for Railroad
Daughter Julia, 16
Daughter Margaret, 14
(NOTE: I would say that it's supposed to be Mrs. John Jann, but marked male, but see 1930)
From the Merchants Telegram (Daily Southtown) 8-2-1923: Hubert Jann conducts a radio concert every Saturday night. The loud speaker planted on his rear porch provides many hours of music for the neighbors. (But which Hubert?)
From the Merchants Telegram (Daily Southtown) 10-11-1923: Mr. Jann is again traveling a la automobile, after making the trip to and from his place of business via Blair's express for the past month. (But which Mr. Jann?)
10-18-1923 article by Peter Kramer in the Merchants Telegram (Daily Southtown)
(about the West Englewood Improvement Club)..."bringing the dangerous condition of the abandoned building at 57th and Wood sts. to the attention of the larger organizations in the city" refers to a letter sent to the Illinois Society of Architects that said, in part, "we enclose herewith a report covering the inspection of the abandoned building.....Our vice -president, J.H. Jann, who made this inspection, is an engineer. According to his opinion the building is in a very dangerous condition and would require but very little shaking to displace some of the massive stone or iron girders with the possibility of most disastrous results...Children climb around on the structure and have fallen down, and in more than one instance there have been broken bones. Hold-up men and morons have used this building from which to attack their victims, and we understand that it is used for all sorts of immoral purposes..." (I don't know which J.H. Jann this refers to.)
1930 census, Chicago District 624
Jann, Mary, 63, widow, born in WI of parents born in Germany
Son Fred, age 28, born in IL of a father born in Germany and mother in WI, carpenter for city govt
Daughter Julia, age 26, stenographer for railroad office
Margaret, age 24, stenographer in railroad office
Southtown Economist newspaper 10-23-1940
Honor John Melsheimer
at Party on Birthday
Mrs. Kathryn Melsheimer, 5833 Shields ave., was hostess last week at a surprise birthday party held in honor of her brother-in-law, John Melsheimer. Among her guests were Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pfleger, 7429 Harvard ave, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Huguelet, 5831 Wells st, Mrs. Mary Jann, 7927 Green st, and D.J. O'Dea of the Plaza Hotel. (note that Kathryn Melsheimer is the daughter of Maria Utschig Jann, who is probably the "Mrs. Mary Jann" of Green st, and Mrs. Louis Pfleger is Maria's niece, Gert Bornhofen Pfleger, daughter of her half-sister Catherine Merten Bornhofen.)