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Henry Bernard "Bunny" Traut born 1908

siblings: Mary Margaret (Doffin) and James (wife Ethel)

parents: possibly Henry Joseph Traut and Sarah Ann Cameron

spouse: Marie Pfleger, daughter of Lou Pfleger and Gert Bornhofen

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Bernard Traut and Marie on left. Rest of group identified on his wife's page

Bernard Traut and Marie standing, 2nd and 3rd from left.

1910 census Lake County IN, Hammond Ward 3

Traut, Henry J., age 34, in 1st marriage 9 years, pressman-printing office, born KY, parents born Germany

Wife Salie A., age 33, mother of 4, all 4 living, born IN, father born Canada, mother KY

Son Edward C., age 8, born in IL

Daughter Mary M, age 6, born in IL

Son James J, age 3, born in IN

Son Bernard H, 1 year 11 months, born in IN.

(census taken April 15, so 5 days before man from the SSDI would've turned 2)

References to Bernard Traut of 9341 Damen Ave. appear often in the Daily Southtown in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly in 1952 when he headed the St. Joseph's Unity Committee of the Academy of Our Lady to begin construction of a new building. He was apparently (by the newspaper references) a CPA and an alumnus of DePaul.

The newpaper account of the death of his daughter, Helen (which also mentions the earlier drowning death of his daughter, Marie, can be read by clicking on the following link: article on drowning.

Marie's obituary in 1969 lists her as sister-in-law of Mary Margaret Doffin and James J. Traut. Marie's daughter spoke of Uncle James, a policeman, and wife Ethel (who, she said, knew a Wachdorf).

Social Security Death Index: Bernard H. Traut born 4-20-1908 died 2-25-1991, number issued in Illinois 1954-5 (Not sure this is him)