My Grandfather, Henry Mangen had 1 sister and 2 brothers. According to the 1910 census, his mother, Eva indicated that she had 4 children and 3 are still alive. This agrees with everything I have found. First born is Catherine, 21 October 1897 in Chicago. She was baptized Maria Catherina on 31 October 1897 at … More Siblings of Henry Mangen
My Grandfather, Henry Mangen lived his entire life in Chicago. What significant events occurred in Chicago during that time? I compiled a list of some events and put it in a timeline below. A few of the highlights include: Reversing the flow of the Chicago River in 1900. It was done by building canal … More What was happening in Chicago when Henry Mangen lived there?
While researching my Grandfather, Henry Mangen, I noticed he lived in several places all in Chicago. I wanted to see how close all of those places were and if I could figure out what churches he may have attended to try to find more records. I plotted out what I know and if you follow … More A Map of Places Henry Mangen Lived
Henry Mangen can be found in 4 United States censuses all are in Chicago, IL. He was born in October 1900, too late to be counted on the census that year. The first census he is annotated in is 1910. His mom Eva is the head and works in a confectionary store. All of the … More Henry Mangen in the Census
The last post showed Henry graduating from a 2 year Vocational High School, Englewood, in Chicago, IL. He was good at math and graduated with an accounting diploma. According to my mom, Henry’s daughter, Florence, he worked in a department store perhaps Marshall Field as a bookkeeper. At the same store, a woman named Florence … More Henry Mangen Employment and Marriage
It was autumn in Chicago and Eva Mangen was getting ready to deliver her 3rd child in 4 years. Her husband, George was a peddler. They met in Chicago but both were from Luxembourg. Living on Parnell Ave with Eva’s family, were her mother Katie Guill, along with brothers Nicholas, Henry and sister Susan. Saturday, … More Henry Mangen – part 1