Notes for Leonhard Matheis: [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 _______________________________________________ DAILY ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL Springfield Wednesday, January 12, 1881 LINKED BY LEVE. 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
___________________________________________________ ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL SPRINGFIELD 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
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