Alma LINN

Female 1880 - 1961  (81 years)


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  • Name Alma LINN  [1
    Born 11 Mar 1880  Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    _UID 40E22FEB885D47118FB052C5AB5D1D796D00 
    Died 30 Aug 1961  Graham Hospital, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I17581  Clan Home Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2003 

    Father Swan LINN,   b. 4 Dec 1830,   d. 10 Apr 1892  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Benedicta MATTESDOTTER,   b. 1 Dec 1847,   d. 22 Feb 1901  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1872  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F5916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Edward T. GRIESEL,   b. 2 Jan 1879,   d. 13 Aug 1941  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1936  St Paul's Church, (Orchard, Kemper, And Fullerton Pk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2003 
    Family ID F6493  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William RICE,   d. Died A Diabetic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1936  [1
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2003 
    Family ID F6721  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Mar 1880 - Fulton Co, IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Aug 1961 - Graham Hospital, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co, IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !BIRTH: Alma R. Griesel's obituary in the "Fulton Couty Daily Ledger" [?]

      !DEATH: Alma R. Griesel's obituary in the "Fulton Couty Daily Ledger" [?]

      LVG: 6900 South Shore Drive, Chicago, Cook Co, IL

      LVG: visiting her brothers Andy and Albert Linn in Canton, Fulton Co, IL

      OCCU: buyer for clothing stores in Peoria & Chicago; her own shop at 30 N Michigan Ave

      !BURIAL: Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, IL (photo of tombstone)

      _FA2:
      PLAC member of the Order of Eastern Star lodge in Chicago, Cook Co, IL SOUR Alma R. Griesel's obituary in the "Fulton Couty Daily Ledger" [?]

      _FA3:
      PLAC funeral service in Murphy Memorial Chapel, Canton, Fulton Co, IL SOUR Alma R. Griesel's obituary in the "Fulton Couty Daily Ledger" [?]

      From "Aunt Alma and Uncle Ed's Trip to Europe," a journal kept by Alma and Ed Griesel, on their trip to Sweden in 1936:

      "Leaving Copenhagen for Halmstad Sweden. Took train to Helsingborg where we were put on a Ferry which took 20 mi and we were in Helsingborg, and then we were on our way to Halmstad which took 2 hrs along the sea shore, and we passed through a little village 'Tronninge' which I remember Mother telling me about there our next stop 'Halmstad' was I surprised as I expected to see a small village. We checked our baggage and walked across the street to the 'Grand Hotel' where we had our lunch. We had the afternoon to spend so we took a taxi. The driver could understand a little English, and we asked him to take us to the oldest church in town, for I wanted to see the one my Mother attended. It was on a street along a park, all white, and looked modern but learned it was built during the 14 century but had been remodeled several times. The Pastor's house was next door; a very fair looking man about 30 yrs old that could speak English. We told him our little story about being Americans and my Mother was born in Halmstad and asked for church records but so many years ago he wanted some time to look up records and took our address in Chicago. He took us into the church all white, altar trimmed in gold. Then we had the driver take us sight-seeing: beautiful park, sea port, and drove on the sand beach about 3 miles. It was a very modern tour, good looking shops and one place we were interested in was a fish market with all kinds of sea food. Ed said if we only had a place to cook, 'wouldn't we have a feast?' Then on our way to the station leaving for 'Goteborg,' which took about 5 hrs. The country was beautiful and we followed the sea shore. The Halmsted Castle was erected during the 16th Century.
      Goteborg, 'Grand Hotel' Hagelund, where we spent Saturday and Sunday. We had a guide and car from American Express that spent Saturday with us sight-seeing. Goteborg has the largest seafront of the Netherlands [Scandinavia] where we saw over 25 ocean steamers and twice as many fishing vessels. National Park of 400 acres, mountains of red granite, 13 Lutheran churches, a canal through the main part of the city, stores and shops of the finest, a market where one could buy all kinds of flowers and vegetables, and clean. One could not begin to describe the beauty of Goteborg. On Sunday all stores and picture shows were closed. We attended the oldest church "Christina" (in which my Mother attended) in the city which had been remodeled. Then we took a walk as there were many beautiful places to see. Had a real Swedish dinner at the Hotel and then it was time for Alma to pack, as the train left at 4 pm. Ed disappeared and I found him in the reading room, waiting to hear a beautiful clock chime, one of Sweden's fine products. Took the train to Malmo where they changed us to a sleeping car arriving at Trelleborg. They put our train on the ferry crossing [Baltic] Sea which took 6 hrs into Germany." ________________________________________________________________________________ _____

      From the "Fulton County Daily Ledger" [?]

      Mrs. Alma Griesel

      Mrs. Alma R. Griesel of 6900 S. Shore Drive, Chicago, who had been visiting here with her brothers, Albert and Andy Linn, died at 9:25 a.m. today in the Graham Hospital. She had been ill about one week.

      A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Swan Linn, she was born March 11, 1880 in Fulton county.

      She was married in October of 1936 at Chicago to Ed T. Griesel, who was owner and operator of the Adam Griesel and Son Funeral Home in Chicago for many years prior to his death on Aug 13, 1941.

      Surviving are her brothers, Albert and Andy Linn, both of Rt. 5, Canton, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, James, Pete, Martin and John Linn and six half-brothers and half-sisters.

      Mrs. Griesel was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Lodge in Chicago.

      Murphy Memorial Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S299] Daniel Clark Smith Gedcom, Daniel Clark Smith (Reliability: 2).