Friday Faces From the Past

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I bought this picture at an antique store in Walworth, Wisconsin.  Written on the back is Donar:  Mrs. Mae Kelley, 620 W. Prairie Street, Marengo, Ill 60152.  Unid. boy, prob. Patrick fam., Marengo.  Photographer inscribed on front: Koehne, Chicago.

I did some searching for this family.  I found a Howard Patrick born about 1887 living in Marengo on the 1940 census at 520 Prairie Street, Marengo, Illinois. [1]
I also found him on the 1930 census and the house number is 613 Prairie Street, Marengo, Illinois.  He had two daughters ,  Phyllis born about 1915, and Susanne born about 1918. [2]

I did a Google search of his name and found a website Marengo  Society for Historic Preservation.

It lists a house at 610 W. Prairie in Marengo as being built in 1926 for Howard V. and Mildred J. Patrick.  It stated that Howard and his brother Harry entered the grocery business in 1906 and eventually built a building at the corner of Washington and State st.  Currently the home of the Marengo Public Library.  After leaving the grocery business in 1939 he managed the Marengo Insurance Company.[3]

I found his brother Harry Patrick on the 1940 Census born about 1890 living at 602 E. Washington Street in Marengo, Illinois.  He had two sons, Robert W. born about 1926 and William F. born about 1928. [4] On the 1930 census he is living at 321 E. Washington St. [5]  I did not find out any more about Harry than is listed above.

There is still more searching to be done on these two individuals to find their descendants.   I have done all I can do on the Internet, now it is time to make a trip to a couple of local libraries.

Is this a picture of Howard Patrick born 1887 or Harry Patrick born 1890?

Copyright © 2013 Gail Grunst

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1. United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KWRZ-T38 : accessed 31 May 2013), Howard V Patrick, Marengo, Marengo Township, McHenry, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 56-34, sheet 8A, family 177, NARA digital publication T627, roll 840.

2.”United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XSBR-P3H : accessed 31 May 2013), Howard V Patrick, 1930.

3. Website: http://marengohistory.org/

4. “United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KWR8-LZB : accessed 31 May 2013), Harry W Patrick, Marengo, Marengo Township, McHenry, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 56-34, sheet 22B, family 546, NARA digital publication T627, roll 840.

5. United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XSBT-MSW : accessed 31 May 2013), Harry C Patrick, 1930.

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About Gail Grunst Genealogy

Gail has been researching her own family since 1979. Her research has taken her back to 1800 Belgium and 1800 England. Gail has worked in a library for the last 20 years and has answered genealogy questions for patrons and helped patrons with their research. In addition to her degree in Library Media Technology, Gail has a two degree in Basic American Genealogy Research from the National Genealogy Society. She has done volunteer work for various Genealogy Societies. Gail teaches several Classes in Genealogy for the Round Lake Area Library, and would be happy to conduct a class for your organization. If interested in a class or if you would like a one-on-one consultation, please contact Gail. Please enjoy Gail's family History Blog

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