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Marie A. Hochertz Lindblade

1918 to Dec. 1963



   1912 Tony Hochertz Jr

   1914 Edward Hochertz

   1916 Coletta (died 1919)

   1919-Dorothy Hochertz


   1921 Magdalen Hochertz


   1923Charlotte Hochertz


   1925 Harry J Hochertz



Ray Lindblade




  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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Ray Lindblade back row far left, Marie 3rd from left 3rd row,with daughters, nieces, nephews, parents and 2 paternal aunts (the nuns)


Paper Trail

1920 census Ward 31, District 1911, 21st Precinct, 5924 Parnell

Anthony Hochertz, age 39, born in Germany of German parents, imm 1890 (wrong), agent (illegible) gun/gum Co

wife Katherine, age 25, born in IL of German parents (wrong, mother born IL)

Son Anthony, age 7, born IL (all kids born IL)

son Edward, age 5

daughter Marie, age one year 11 months (census taken Jan. 1920)

daughter Dorothy, age 8 months


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, within an article on local crime, 11-12-1941

...Burglars who gained entrance to the home of Raymond Lindblade, 919 W. 78th st., Saturday night by jimmying a kitchen window, ransacked the house and made off with clothing and jewelry valued at $250, Lindblade reported to Gresham police...


Obituary, Chicago Tribune 12-26-1963

Lindblade, Marie A, nee Hochertz; beloved wife of Raymond E.; devoted mother of (**4 daughters, names removed to protect privacy); grandmother of Ray and Gregg; dear daughter of Anthony and Catherine Hochertz; sister of Anthony and Edward Hochertz, Dorothy Boersma, Magdalen Puiszis, Charlotte Warnke, and Harry Hochertz. Funeral Thursday, Dec. 26, 8:45 a.m. from Hornburg & Son Funeral Home, 8400 S. Ashland avenue, to St. Bede the Venerable church. Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment St. Mary's.


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.