Nicolas Kransz from Buschrodt to Chicago
born: 23-08-1816 in Buschrodt, Luxembourg, Europe Community: Wahl
migrated to the USA: 1845
His address in 1846 "Lake View" (Green Bay Road,
today Nord Clark Street)
Name of his Home: "Seven-Miles house"
name of his wife most likely: Margaretha Schaber
name of his children: Nikolas H (NicholasH) **)
Heinerich P (Henry P)
died: 12-02-1896 in Chicago.
the site of Senn Park was the Nic.Kransz family
homestead and inn. (see note below!)
**) We found a gravestone of Nicholas H. Kransz 1851-1909
at St. Henry Catholic Cemetery
is it possible that Sophia Kransz was the wife or syster?
At the Senn Park is a Sign or poster with the following text:
History of Senn Park.Here one can read:
Senn Park was created as part of a Chicago
Park District Program of expansion and
improvements which began in 1945.Entitled
the Ten Year Park Development Plan, the
objective was to create new parks and
provide additional facilities where needs
were identified as critical.The 7.84 acre site
was acquired in 1947.In 1953 the park was
named in honor of Nicholas V. Senn, a
prominent northside physician who had
conducted important medical research prior
to his death in 1908.The adjacent high
school is also named for Senn.In 1996
Senn Park's size was increased to a total
of 8.13 acres through the acquisition of
!Historically the site of Senn Park was the
!Nicolas Kransz family homestead and inn.
!Know as the Seven Mile House, the home-
!stead was located on the Old Green Bay Road,
!seven miles from downtown Chicago.Accord-
!ing to Peter Kransz, son of the original owner,
!Abraham Lincoln attended a caucus of local
farmers at the Seven Mile House during his
1860 campaign for the presidency.To honor
this legacy, the Young Lincoln statue by sculp-
tor Charles Kreck has been donated by City
of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.
We would be interested in a photo from the gravestones of both Nicholas
and Peter Kransz,
Copies of Birth or Death certificates would also be appreciated!
E-Mail addresses of members of the Klatt family would be very much