DOB: August 27, 1870
Beecher, IL USA
DOD: December 29, 1934
Chicago, IL USA
Daughter of Henry and Wiebke “Phoebe” (Henricks) Schmaedeke
Sister to: Anna “Rosie” (Carl J. Hack), Herman (Anna Engelking), Schmaedeke
Wife of William Haltenhof
Mother of: Henry (Kittie E. Ross and Gertrude Adolph) Haltenhof
When William gave up farming in Washington Township, Illinois he and Sophia bought a 6-flat on Minerva Ave. in Chicago between 1910-1916.
Henry & Kittie lived in an apartment in William & Sophia’s building after they were married until they could get a home of their own.
Little is known about Sophia except that she taught her daughter-in-law, “Kittie E. (Ross) Haltenhof the old “Continental Style” of knitting.
The skill was passed down to Sophia’s granddaughter and great granddaughter.
Sophia’s granddaughter remembers Sophia sitting in the window knitting when they came to visit.
Chicago Daily Tribune: December 31, 1934
HALTENHOF – Sophia Haltenhof, beloved wife of William, mother of Henry. Services Wednesday, 1 pm at parlors. 1500 E 67th St. Interment by auto to Beecher, Illinois
Sophia’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
Husband: William Haltenhof
Sister & Brother-in-law: Anna (Schmaedeke) Hack & Charles J. Hack
Niece & Nephew: Rose W (Hack) Dunlap & Asa James Dunlap
Other extended, more distant families include:
Bahlman, Batterman, Bergmeier, Beseke, Bielfeldt, Bohl, Cloidt, Engleking, Fenske, Fick, Freerking, Froboese, Graham, Gutitz, Hager, Heine, Heldt, Hildeman, Hinze, Hoffman, Hoppenstead, Horn, Hunte, Kaczynski, Kappe, Kilborn, Kirchhoff, Klocksieben, Koch, Langreder, Leder, Maass, Matthias, McCarty, Meyer, Monk, Ohlendorf, Pansa, Peters, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rohe, Rust, Saller, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wegert, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Wilkening,