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View Tree for Leonhard MatheisLeonhard Matheis (b. May 28, 1845, d. July 24, 1930)

Leonhard Matheis (son of Valentine Matheis)1317 was born May 28, 1845 in Dutweiler, Germany1317, and died July 24, 1930 in Springfield, IL1318. He married (1) Mary Ann Reisch on January 10, 1881 in Sprin gfield, Ill.1319, daughter of Franz Sales Reisch and Susan Maurer. He married (2) Rosa Reisch on January 23, 1883 in Springfield, Ill.1320, daughter of George Reisch and Emma Susan Pierce.

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[Hysel-Matheis Genealogy.GED]

He started the Matheis Hardware Co. in Springfield, Ill. They also owned the Polar Ice Co. in Springfield, Ill.

Leonard Matheis started the hardware store with another man. One morning when Grospapa (Leonard Matheis) came to work the man that was in business with him failed to show up for work. He had taken the equipment and all the money and left.

He started up the business again at 11th & Edwards and the business continued at that address until its closing. Four generations worked in that business before closing. The name of the business painted on the front of the building (shown in photo) was R. Matheis. It was named after Rosa Reisch Matheis, Leonard's wife. She had the money to invest in this business.

Leonard came to the United States in 1847 from Germany
Wednesday, January 12, 1881
The Marriage of Mr. Leonard Mathis and Miss Mary Reisch.
The marriage of Mr. Leonard Mathias and Miss Mary Reisch occured at S.S. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church yesterday morning at 8 o'clock. Miss Reisch is a sister of Frank Reisch, a well-known and prominent citizen of Springfield, and Mr. Mathias is also well known. The church was filled with the friends and acquaintances of the happy couple assembled to witness the ceremony.
The ceremony was prolonged by the celebration of High Mass in which Rev. Fathers Love and Kane were assisted by Father Hogan of Petersburg, who was in attendance. The bride and groom were attended by Mr. Theodore H. Dirksen of this city, and Miss Katie Dienes, of Chicago.
The bride wore an elegant white brocade silk dress, trimmed with natural flowers, with wreath of orange blossoms and briday veil.
On the conclusion of the ceremony the briday party repaired to the residence of Frank Reisch, in the western part of the city where an elegant wedding breakfast was served, and the newly married couple received the congratulations and good wishes of their many friends.
A great many handsome and costly presents were received. Mr. and Mrs. Mathias left the city at noon for Chicago, where they will remain two or three weeks, visiting friends, and on their return will make their permanent residence in this city.
Illinois State Journal
Tuesday October 11, 1911

Photo of Anton Dirksen is Shown

DIRKSEN - The funeral fo Anton Dirksen, who died Sunday morning at his home, 710 South Eighth Street, will be held at 8:30 o'clock tomorrow morning at the family residence and at 9 o'clock at the Church of the Sacred Hear. Rev. Father Krekenber, rector of the church, officiating. Interment will be made in Calvary cemetery.

St Vicent's Verein will attend the services in a body. The Family request that no flowers be sent.

The pall beareres will be Adam Frey, LEONARD MATHIES, Phillip Mischier, Chris Amhrein, Gerhard Westenberger, Henery Segin, GEORGE REISCH and Joseph Kinholt.
1920 US Federal Census, Illinois, Sangamon County, Capitol, ED#163
age birthplace Fathers birthplace mothers birthplace
Matheis Leonard 74 Germany Germany Germany
Rose 64 Illinois Germany Pennsylvania
Leonard 35 Illinois Germany Illinois
Henry 27 Illinois Germany Illinois
Albert 26 Illinois Germany Illinois
Theresia 38 Illinois Germany Illinois
1930 US Federal Census, Illinois, Sangamon County, Springfield, District 35
age birthplace Fathers birthplace mothers birthplace
Matheis Leonard 85 Germany Germany Germany
Rose 75 Illinois Germany Pennsylvania
Leonard 46 Illinois Germany Illinois

July 24, 1930
MATHEIS, LEONARD -- Of 1225 East Edwards street until recently of 613 South Eleventh street, died at St. John's hospiral at 9:45 a.m., Thursday, July 24, age 84. Survived by wife, Rosa; one daughter, Theresia, at home; four sons, Leonard and George at home, Henry of Chicago, and Albert of Centralia; and ten grandchildren. Remains will be removed from the O'Donnell & Staab funeral home to the residence at noon Friday, where funeral will be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday and at 9 A.m. at Sacred Heart church, Rev. Wl L. Quatman officiating. Interment in Calvary. O'Donnell and Staab in charge.

More About Leonhard Matheis:
Burial: Unknown, Calvary Cemetary, Springfield.1321

More About Leonhard Matheis and Mary Ann Reisch:
Marriage: January 10, 1881, Sprin gfield, Ill..1322

More About Leonhard Matheis and Rosa Reisch:
Marriage: January 23, 1883, Springfield, Ill..1323

Children of Leonhard Matheis and Mary Ann Reisch are:
  1. Theresa S Matheis, b. November 27, 1882, Springfield, IL1324, d. date unknown, Springfield, IL1324.

Children of Leonhard Matheis and Rosa Reisch are:
  1. Ernest Matheis, d. date unknown, he was 4 yrs. &11 months old when he died(diphtheria)1324.
  2. Arthur Matheis, d. date unknown, died at 17 months of pneumonia1324.
  3. Leonard C. Matheis, b. 1884, Springfield, Ill.1324, d. November 27, 1968, Springfield, Ill.1325.
  4. +George Charles Matheis, b. August 25, 1886, Springfield, IL1326, d. June 19, 1960, Springfield, IL1327.
  5. Franz (Frank) Matheis, b. May 18, 1890, Springfield, Ill.1328, d. October 21, 1893, Springfield, Ill. of diphtheria1328.
  6. Henry Matheis, b. 18921328, d. date unknown.
  7. +Albert Frederic Matheis, b. May 09, 1893, Springfield, Ill.1328, d. September 03, 1966, Springfield, Ill.1328.
  8. Minnie Marie Matheis, b. 18971328, d. April 10, 1917, Springfield, IL1329.
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