Albert F. Kilborn

Age: 54 years, 5 months, 18 days


DOB: August 10 1878
Indiana USA

DOD: January 28, 1933
Hammond, IN USA

Son of Charles J. and Emeline “Lucretia” (nee Perry) Kilborn

Kilborn Family before 1919

Kilborn Family before 1919


Brother to: Ardella F. (Albert F. Baker), Sarah and Gertrude R. (Harry V. Klein) Kilborn

Husband of Elizabeth “Lizzie” Dole, married June 3, 1906, Lake County, IN, USA
Father of: Charles “Albert” (Mildred Thielman), and Marguerite (Carl Schau) Kilborn

January 28, 1933  – THE GARY EVENING TIMES

Albert Kilborn obit 1Albert F. “Biddy” Kilborn, 55 a well-known baker, and 30 year resident of Hammond, Indiana, formerly of Crown Point, died tragically Saturday January 28, 1933 at his place business. “Biddy” and two other colleagues started the Hammond Modern Bakery in 1912 at 34 State Street. From its small beginnings the bakery became one of the most modern plants in the Midwest, occupying three floors at the State Street address.

Upon coming to Hammond, “Biddy” worked at the Wells-Fargo Express Company prior to his becoming a baker. The Kilborn family is one of the oldest in Lake County, Indiana.Albert Kilborn before 1919


Albert Kilborn Biddy Bread


“Biddy’s Bread” for years has been the trademark of the company. The name just grew on the company, his partners said. Years ago, mothers sent their children to the bakery to get “Biddy Bread.” And so the name gained prominence throughout the region as the company expanded.

Albert Kilborn obit 2“Biddy had been in charge of the business office of the bakery since the start. He managed the drivers and was also in charge of the sales.

Throughout his life the deceased had been noted for contributions to numerous charities in the city. When the Great Depression became acute and necessitated the establishment of various relief agencies. “Biddy” willingly contributed bread and money while at the same time his own bakery was suffering heavily in the Hammond bank closures.

The deceased is deeply mourned by his widow, Elizabeth; a daughter, Marguerite, 15 years old, and a son, Charles, 24 years old, a grandson Richard, and two sisters, Mrs. Dell Baker, of South Chicago, and Mrs. Gertrude Klein, of Burdett, Kansas


He was active in the Elks, Moose and Modern Woodmen of America fraternal lodges.


(Editor’s note: Albert & Elizabeth Kilborn were moved to the Beecher Mausoleum after the Mausoleum where they were originally interred, located in Indiana, was so badly vandalized it was ordered demolished by the city. I believe it was in Crown Point, IN.)

Albert’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:

Wife: Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Dole) Kilborn
Brother & Sister-in-law of son (Charles): Walter L. Thielman & Paula M.(Kuhlman) Thielman
Father & Mother-in-law of son (Charles): Henry F. Thielman & Minnie K. (Bielfeldt) Thielman
Nephew: Loren W. Thielman
Nephew’s Wife: Dollie J. (Johnson) Thielman

Other, more distant family include: Bahlman, Batterman, Bergmeier, Beseke, Bielfeldt, Bohl, Cloidt, Dunlap, Engleking,  Fenske, Fick, Fiene, Freerking, Frobose, Graham, Guritz, Hack, Hager, Haltenhof , Heine, Heldt, Hildeman, Hinze, Hoffman, Hoppensteadt, Horn, Hunte, Kaczynski, Kappe, Kirchhoff,  Klocksieben, Koch, Langreder, Leder, Maass, Matthias, Mc Carty, Meyer, Monk, Niedert, Ohlendorf, Pansa, Peters, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rohe, Rust, Saller, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wegert, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Westphal, Wilkening,