Grasenack, Gustave

Gustave Grasenack
Oct. 14, 1892-June 16, 1947

Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, June 17, 1947, page 2, col. 6, microfilm Niles District Library

Gustave Grasenack Dies

Gustave H. Grasenack, 54, died yesterday at 4  p.m. at his rural route two residence where he had been ill three and a half years.

Services will be held Thursday in Coulter's chapel with the Rev.A.J. Martin officiating. Interment will be in Silverbrook cemetery. Friends may call at the Kiger Funeral home, where the body will remain until 11 a.m. Thursday.

Surviving are his wife, Josephine Pietales Grasenack, whom he married Dec. 16, 1926, in San Francisco., Cal., and a daughter, Allegra, at home. His parents also survive in Germany.

Grasenack was born Oct. 14, 1892, in Wittenburg, Germany. He came to Niles from Chicago in 1932. Grasenack was a machinist and a member of Studebaker union Local 5.


Hamilton, Mildred H.

Mildred H. Hamilton
June 15, 1903-Jan. 21, 1978

Niles Daily Star, Monday, January 23, 1978, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Mildred H. Hamilton, 74, of 412 S. 11th St., died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Pawating Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Lady Elks and the War Mothers of World War II. Mrs. Hamiltpn was born June 15, 1903 in Dayton, Ohio, and had lived here since 1927, coming from Dayton.

On June 26, 1923 in Dayton, she married Leland L. Hamilton, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Leland Jr. of Niles and Robert J. of Buchanan; a daughter, Mrs. David (Carol) Knoll of Niles; a sister, Mrs. Ralph Gitzinger of Dayton; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Halbritter Funeral Home with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John D. Slowey, pastor of St. Mary's officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Hampel, Carl

Carl Hampel
Sept. 4, 1890-June 8, 1947

Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, June 10, 1947, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

Services will be conducted on Wednesday for Carl Hampel, 56 year -old Niles resident, who was killed Sunday evening in a Gary, Ind. highway accident.

The Rev. T.M. Greenhoe will conduct the funeral at 2:30 p.m. in the Reiser-Krieger chapel, where friends may call preceding the service. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.

Born in Germany Sept. 4, 1890, Hampel came to Niles five years ago. He was a pattern maker by trade and was employed by the Studebaker corporation in South Bend. He lived here at 1603 Taft street.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret, and two sons, George, who is attending City college in Chicago, and Floyd, who is attending Chicago academy. Three sisters and two brothers live in Germany.


Howard, Percy

Percy Howard
1870-July 31, 1931

Niles Daily Star, Saturday, August 1, 1931, page 4, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

Funeral Percy Howard

Funeral services for Percy Howard, of 428 Michigan street, who died yesterday will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Troost and Augustine chapel. Rev. W.W. Slee of the First Methodist church of which Mr. Howard had long been a member will officiate. Burial will be made in Silver Brook cemtery[sic].

Jacks, Claude

Claude Jacks (Infant)
Abt. Jan. 1875-Aug. 29, 1875

Niles Democrat, Saturday, Sept. 4, 1875, page 3, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library


Aug. 29th, CLAUDE, twin son of Robert E. and Alice Jacks; aged 7 months.

One with tender rose bud hands,
Left to make life's pathway bright,
One with the starry lands,
Beckons to his home of light.

One, whose every look nad tone,
Claims the fondest care and love;
One, as surely still your own,
Sheltered in the folds above. M.S.A.