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Jonathan John Karl, son of Peter Karl and Sarah Auman, was born on 12 June 1872 in Dover, Ohio.4,5 Jonathan John Karl was baptized on 7 July 1872 in Dover.3
Jonathan John Karl was Roman Catholic.
Johnathan was listed as a son in the 1880 US Federal Census, enumerated 1 June 1880, in the household of Peter Karl and Sarah, of Tuscarawas County (Dover Township), Ohio. They lived at an area of Dover Township populated by farmers, although a 29-year-old school teacher named Frederic lived three households away in the home of his father, which was large and/or wealthy enough to have a servant..6,7,8
On 22 August 1893, Jonathan John Karl married Anna Maria Weaver, daughter of George W. Weaver and (Jo)Hannah Kurtch/Kirtch, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dover, Ohio.4,9,10
He was a day laborer.11
Jonathan appeared in the 1900 US Federal Census of Canal Dover, Tuscarawas County (Dover Township), Ohio, enumerated 5 June 1900. He was recorded as the head of a household that also included his wife, Anna, his sons Ferdinand, Maurice and Victor. They lived at 266 Sixth Street, a house owned free and clear of a mortgage.11
He was a real estate dealer in later years.
Jonathan John Karl died on 2 June 1942 in Warren, Ohio, at age 69 of coronary thrombosis.4,5 He was buried on 6 June 1942 in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, which is located in Dover, Ohio.4,3,5
Joseph Karl, son of Valentine Karl and Magdeline (--?--), was born in September 1882 in New York.
Joseph Karl was a paper box maker.
Joseph Daniel Karl, son of Leo William Karl and Florence Louise Lab, was born on 21 November 1947.2
On 2 September 1967, Joseph Daniel Karl married Lorine May Mehok, daughter of Lotic Paul Mehok and Lena M. Mallarnee.3,1
He was buried in Ridgecrest Memory Gardens, which is located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, . The Gardens are located in Dover Township on Dover Township Road 211 (take State Route 39 west from I-77 to Dover Township road 211, about 1/4 mile, then go east on 211 about 1 mile).4
Laura M. Karl, daughter of John J. Karl and Anna E. Blickensdorfer, was born on 20 November 1864 in Ohio.1
Laura was listed as a daughter in the 1880 US Federal Census, enumerated 15 June 1880, in the household of John Karl and Annie, of Shanesville, Tuscarawas County (Sugar Creek Township), Ohio. They lived at dwelling number 196.2
On 4 August 1890 Laura M. Karl died at age 25.3
Leo Raymond Karl, son of John Karl and Gertrude Ford, was born on 29 September 1915 in Youngstown, Ohio.1,2
Leo Raymond Karl was a devout Roman Catholic.3
On 1 November 1918, when Leo was 3 years, 1 month and 3 days, his mother, Gertrude Ford, died of bronchopneumonia (a complication of having influenza) at the age of 22 years and 9 months. She died at 3:30 a.m., at home (I think), and the attending doctor was Jason B. Nelson, M.D.
There are a couple of interesting things about Gertrude's death certificate. One is that many fields about her family were marked "unable to learn" (date of birth, name of father, birthplace of father, maiden name of mother, birthplace of mother). This could indicate a couple of different things: when she got sick and it became clear that she wasn't going to recover, they may have asked for her family's information but she may have been too ill to respond or communicate. Another possibility is that she was estranged from her family; it seems surprising to me that neither her husband nor her sister- and brother-in-law, who lived down the street, would know her parents' names.
The other interesting thing about the death certificate is that the "informant", the person who provided the information to the official who filled out the certificate, was Louis Ress, Gertrude's brother-in-law, and not her husband. There are a few possibilities for this as well: Jack may have been ill too; he may have been too devastated by her death to deal with this task; or he may not have been available, perhaps away on a trip somewhere. Both Pat Karl (his grandson) and Kitty Lou (his daughter-in-law) think the most likely option is that he was grieving too much to be of any help to someone collecting information for a death certificate. Plus, of course, he also had a three-year-old toddler and a one-year-old infant to feed and comfort.4,5
Leo was listed as a nephew in the 1920 US Federal Census, enumerated 12 January 1920, in the household of Louis H. Ress and Della M. of Youngstown (8th Ward), Mahoning County (Precinct H), Ohio. They lived at 177 West Glenaven Avenue.6 Leo's aunt Dell had taken him in after his mother died in the influenza pandemic of 1918; his father was living at a boarding house just down the street from then. Also in Lou & Della's household were their son Karl (Leo's older cousin), Leo's aunt Helen, and his grandpa Phillip.6
He graduated circa 1935 from Steubenville High School (known as "Old High") in Steubenville, Ohio.7
Leo was a lifelong member of the Catholic charity organization the Knights of Columbus (3rd Knight rank). He was initiated in co1473 in 1936; twenty-two years later, in August 1958, his membership status was changed to honorary.8
Leo Raymond Karl was a machinist (lathe operator) after graduating from high school, and after the birth of his second child he became a chiropractor.
"One day, after a game of some sort--baseball, maybe--Leo and Faye Ruth (a local tavern owner in whose establishment many other stories were created) were seen walking up North 5th (Leo lived at Levines, a boarding house, on N.5th) in barrels. Evidently, they had lost at baseball, but how that translated into the obvious loss of clothing Kitty Lou did not have a clue. [The version I heard didn't have Faye Ruth in it, but that Daddy was drunk, had lost his clothes in a fight, and was wearing a robe.] Having lost his clothing and his keys, he was unable to gain access to the rooms he shared with his Dad, as the owner of the house was celebrating the marriage of a daughter and Grandpa, Leo's Dad, was at that party also. Later......
The wedding party now over, the folks returned to the boardinghouse to find your grandpa asleep, buck naked, on a swing, his barrel discarded as too untidy for a front porch swing. At at this point, his Dad collected him and up to their rooms they flew and, according to Grama, Leo was read his rights, or words to that effect.
The version I heard had no swing, and a robe out of which your Grandpa rolled while asleep on the porch.
Evidently, Faye Ruth did not tarry to help Leo out of his situation, since he had one of his own." --Matthew Karl to Elizabeth Churchett.9
On 24 June 1941, Leo Raymond Karl married Catherine Louella McCullough, daughter of John Jeffrey McCullough and Sarah Isabella Kenefick, in Steubenville, Ohio.10,11
They were married on a Tuesday at 9 o'clock in the morning. A wedding breakfast was held at The Pines in Steubenville, Ohio.11
Leo graduated on 2 July 1947 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, He had entered on 3 Jan 1946, having paid $340 and borrowed the remaining $210 to cover his tuition.12,13
Leo was classified 4-F for WWII service as he had tortocolis (wry neck). His son Matthew relates that "he had it operated on in Davenport, IA, during the trek to Wichita Falls. He left Steubenville after my creation and went to Davenport for the operation and continured on to Wichita Falls. [Kitty Lou] got here 10 days before Christmas of 1947."9
Leo's wife had a miscarriage (Timothy Paul) in February 1952 in Wichita Falls, Texas.10
Leo's wife had a second miscarriage (a second baby named Timothy Paul) in October 1952 in Wichita Falls.10
On 22 April 1965 Leo died in Wichita Falls, at age 49 of an acute myocardial infarction, leaving Kitty a widow. At just past 10 o'clock in the morning, he walked into his bathroom in his office at 1606 Brook Street and suffered a massive heart attack; death was immediate. No autopsy was performed.1,2,14
Leo Raymond Karl's obituary was published in the Steubenville Herald-Star (Steubenville, Ohio). It read, in part, that he "was an accomplished pianist and was well-known in music circles in Steubenville and Wichita Falls [Texas]". As listed in the obituary, Leo was survived by his wife Catherine Louella McCullough, his sons John Patrick Karl, Matthew Gregory Karl and Timothy Paul Karl, his daughters Leah Roberta Karl, Rita Lee Karl, Kathleen Diane Karl, Margaret Mary Karl and Theresa Ann Karl, his father John P. Karl, his sister Anna Rita Karl.14
A rosary was said for him at 8 p.m. on Friday in the chapel of the Hampton-Vaughan Funeral Home in Wichita Falls, A Requiem High Mass took place the following morning at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.2,14
He was buried on 24 April 1965 in Sacred Heart Cemetery, which is located in Wichita Falls, Texas.1,2
Leo William Karl, son of William Peter Karl and Nina Elizabeth Espenschied, was born on 3 July 1902.2
On 14 June 1922, Leo William Karl married Florence Louise Lab, daughter of Daniel Lab and Elizabeth (--?--).2,1
Leo William Karl was employed by the Standard Oil Company.
On 17 October 1964, Leo William Karl married Zelma Kiplinger Probst.2,1
Leo William Karl died on 12 June 1979 in New Philadelphia, Ohio, at age 76.2,1 He was buried in Calvary Cemetery, which is located in Dover, Ohio.2,1
Louis E. Karl, son of Philip F. Karl and Mary Ann Strubel, was born on 4 June 1883 in Ohio.2,3
Louis E. Karl was a galvanizer.2
On 25 July 1902, his brother Harry B. died of typhoid fever at the age of 19 years and 10 months.4,5,6,7
Louis E. Karl married Cordelia Steinbaugh.
On 12 October 1917, his son Alvin died at the age of 5 years. Alvin's brother Russell says that he was hit by a truck.8,9
Louis E. Karl and Cordelia Steinbaugh, along with their children Jerome Karl, Mary Josephine Karl and Russell T. Karl, moved in 1923 to Los Angeles, California, from Ohio. They were seeking a better climate that would have a beneficial effect on Cora's health. Initially the family lived with Edna Steinbaugh (either Cora's sister or sister-in-law).10,11,12,13
Louis E. Karl and Cordelia Steinbaugh were listed in Mary Josephine Karl's obituary on 31 March 1939 in an unidentified California newspaper, as her parents.10
On 7 December 1941, his sister Helen Catherine died of a fractured skull and traumatic shock sustained in a head-on auto collision at the age of 49 years, 6 months and 22 days. The accident occurred in Southington, Trumbull County, Ohio, while she was on her way back from visiting friends in Cleveland to show them her new engagement ring and celebrate her news of an impending marriage. She died at 8 p.m.14,15
Louis E. Karl died in August 1965 in California, at age 82.16
Margaret Louise Karl died on 3 November 1925. She was only a few months old.1,2 She was buried on 10 November 1925 in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, which is located in Dover, Ohio.2
Marguerite Karl, daughter of Edward C. Karl and Emma Weaver, was born circa April 1901.3,4
On 6 April 1901, when Marguerite was at an unknown age , her mother, Emma Weaver, died of complications in childbirth at the age of 25 years and 6 months.5,6
Marguerite Karl died on 5 September 1901.4,7 She was buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, which is located in Dover, Ohio.8
Maria Karl, daughter of Valentine Karl and Magdeline (--?--), was born in September 1880 in New York.
Maria Karl was a machine operator.
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