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 the link below and click on each icon you will see the address and a little more information. Click on this link you will find an interactive map.
Below is a screen shot of the map.
So far I have found 8 places Henry lived, 5 churches he attended, his high school, where he worked, where he is buried, and Comiskey Park -where his favorite baseball team plays.
1. 3834 S Parnell Ave -This is the address on the 1900 census and although he wasn’t born until October 1900, I feel confident this is the home he first lived in. He was baptized in St George church which is the German Catholic church in the neighborhood.
2. 1547 N Cleveland Ave. – This address is listed in the 1902 Chicago city directory. Henry’s little brother, Peter was baptized at St Michael’s Church which is a few blocks from this address. St Michael’s is known for being one of eight buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.
3. 240 E 111 St. – This is listed as his mom, Eva Mangen’s address on the inquest regarding the death of his dad, George. This address is the most confusing to me as it is the furthest south and I haven’t been able to find anyone in the family close by. I need to get hold of the city directories for the years 1903-1904 to be able to better assess this.
4. 3256 Wentworth Ave – This is listed as the address in the 1910 census. It is the location of the confectionary store that his mom Eva ran and the family, including Catherine Guill, Henry’s grandmother live there. It is close to St George Church so maybe the family attended this church again. I haven’t been able to locate the records for Henry’s communion or confirmation and this would have been the time period he would have received these sacraments.
5. 5638 S Lafayette Ave – This is the address listed in the 1914 census. This is after the confectionary store flooded in 1912 and I have no evidence this is the reason for the move. I need the 1913 city directory to see if they moved right after the flood.
6. 6123 S Peoria St. – This is the 1920 address listed on the census. I would like to see the directories between 1915-1917 to determine when they moved. The 1918-1922 directories are missing. The above 2 addresses are close to the high school Henry attended in 1914-1916. The Lafayette address is 1.6 miles from the school and the Peoria address is 0.8 miles away. This is the address that is close to the church Henry was married in.
7. 648 E 44th St – The first address found that newly married Henry and Florence listed on the birth certificate of their first child, Florence, my mom. This address is near Holy Angel church where Florence was baptized in. As a side note, Louis Armstrong lived 0.3 miles away on the same street at the same time. Coincidentally, Henry’s second child married a man that managed the west coast operation for the company that managed Louis Armstrong in the 1950s and 1960s. I remember every time we visited my Aunt and Uncle in California, they had a large photo of Louis Armstrong hanging in the home.
8. 8348 Indiana Ave – The home they purchased in 1925. This is where the family was raised. They were walking distance from St Clotilde church where they attended Sunday mass. Henry was 8 miles away from work. This was where he lived the longest, 22 years. He lived there until his death in 1947.
Next post will look at what was happening in Chicago while Henry was here.
Henry Mangen – Grandfather
Florence Mangen – Mother
United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSSY-PLM : accessed 21 November 2018), Eva Mangen in household of George Mangen, Precinct 23 South Town Chicago city Ward 6, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 160, sheet 7B, family 123, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,250.
Chicago, Illinois, City Directory 1902, p 1299.
Chicago, IL, George Mangen Inquest papers, 1903
United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RK9-YPD?cc=1727033&wc=QZZ4-JY9%3A133640201%2C135332401%2C137457501%2C1589091636 : 23 June 2017), Illinois > Cook > Chicago Ward 3 > ED 210 > image 10 of 20; citing NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Chicago, Illinois, City Directory, 1911, p 875.
Chicago, Illinois, City Directory, 1914
United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RJ9-4FL?cc=1488411&wc=QZJY-JC2%3A1036473701%2C1037511801%2C1039830301%2C1589341061 : 14 December 2015), Illinois > Cook (Chicago) > Chicago Ward 31 > ED 1920 > image 2 of 22; citing NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Chicago, IL, Birth Certificate Florence Mangen, 1921, from Personal Papers
United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GR4B-S4R?cc=1810731&wc=QZFS-T7K%3A648807601%2C648807602%2C648807603%2C1589286863 : 8 December 2015), Illinois > Cook > Chicago (Districts 0251-0500) > ED 359 > image 3 of 106; citing NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002).
United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9MB-ZW9J?cc=2000219&wc=QZXT-3Y4%3A790104501%2C791862901%2C798748401%2C798748402 : accessed 23 November 2018), Illinois > Cook > Chicago City, Chicago, Ward 19 > 103-1243 Chicago City Ward 19 (Tract 648 – part) > image 4 of 26; citing Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012.
Chicago, IL, Death Certificate, Henry Mangen, 1947, from Personal Papers