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William Frederick Grosser

Male 1870 - 1938  (68 years)


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  • Name William Frederick Grosser 
    Born 26 May 1870  Kankakee, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1904  Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bank- og forsikringsmann. 
    • He was employed in the auditing department of the Chicago and Alton Railroad in Chicago, then came to the Oak Park Trust & Savings Bank.

      When the Harlem State Trust & Savings Bank was organized in 1904, he became cashier.
      He later became president and continued in that office until the bank was consolidated with Forest Park State Bank until the bank closed in 1931.

      After that he was in the insurance business.
    Died 04 Jul 1938  Maywood, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Aft 04 Jul 1938  Forest Park, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Forest Home Cemetery.

      Excerpts from the Forest Review newspaper, July 8, 1938: Funeral services were held at the (German) Baptist Church, Harlem Ave. and Dixon, of which he was an active member. He was born in Kankakee, and with his parents came to Forest Park, then Harlem, in 1874. Their home was at the southwest corner of Madison St. and Beloit Ave., which property remained in the family until the present business block was elected about 10 years ago.

      He was employed in the auditing department of the Chicago and Alton Railroad in Chicago, then came to the Oak Park Trust & Savings Bank. When the Harlem State Trust & Savings Bank was organized in 1904, he became cashier. He later became president and continued in that office until the bank was consolidated with Forest Park State Bank until the bank closed in 1931. After that he was in the insurance business.

      He was elected Village Clerk for Forest Park in 1902 and served for six years. He was a member of the first board of education of Proviso Twp. High School. He served as national treasurer of the German Baptist Missionary Society for many years, and was chairman of Merchants Division of Forest Park Chamber of Commerce in 1931 and 1932.

      After the death of his wife, Tina Fellman, he married Judith Olson (1894-1988) in 1928 and they had one son, William Frederick Grosser, Jr.(1931-1982). [1]
    Person ID I10366  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2018 

    Father Frederick August Grosser,   b. 07 Nov 1841, Schmiedegrund, Reichenbach, Schlesien, Preussen Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1917, Forest Park, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Christina Dorothea Friederike Vorass, "Grosser",   b. 30 Sep 1841, Templin, Uckermark, Brandenburg, Tyskland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1887, Forest Park, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1867  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Photos
    Grosser August og Christina fVorass m familien.jpg
    Grosser August og Christina fVorass m familien.jpg
    Familien August og Christina Grosser.
    Family ID F4214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Tina Fellmann, "Grosser",   b. 13 Aug 1869, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1925, River Forest, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married Bef 1896 
    Children 
    +1. Walter William Grosser,   b. 05 Jun 1896, Forest Park, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jun 1994, LaGrange, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)  [Birth]
     2. Leroy N. Grosser,   b. 21 Sep 1897, Forest Park, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1971, Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Myrtle Grosser, "Herschelman",   b. 28 Nov 1902, River Forest, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 2002, Lorain, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F4300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Judith Olson, "Grosser",   b. 1894,   d. 1988  (Age 94 years) 
    Married Aft 20 Jul 1925 
    Children 
     1. William Frederick Grosser,   b. 1931,   d. 1982  (Age 51 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F4301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] http://www.findagrave.com/ (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S713] Slektsforsker Rhoda Mackenzie (Reliability: 1).


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