Nicolas Kransz 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) Peter P Maria (Mary) Anna 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 additional property.
!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 great!