Age: 64 years, 4 months, 2 days


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


6527 Minerva Ave, Chicago, IL William Haltenhof (Owner after 1910)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,


One thought on “SOPHIA HALTENHOF

  1. I saw your request for information about Sophia Haltenhof while doing a genealogical chart for my children. Henry Haltenhof was my grandfather (hence William and Sophia were my great grandparents). It was always my understanding that Sophia’ s maiden name was Schmaedeke and that her family originally came from Hesse in Germany. I hope this is helpful. If you care to respond I will share any other information I have about the family.

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