Re: PARADIES IN ILLINOIS UPDATE
Listed in my greatgrandmothers 1940 funeral book under family names were an Otto & Emma PARADIES.
My GOLCHERT-CZECH family was from Klein Jannewitz, Lauenburg, Pommeron, Germany. Here are some other family names listed in the book: LANGOSCH, PARADIES, ELWARDT, BRASS, HARTMAN, BOCK, KRESIN, SCHNEIDER, WOLFF, SCHUTH. These people all lived in Chicago starting in the 1890's. They supposedly came from the same area in Germany.
Otto PARADIES (B 1888)& wife Emma (B 1893). Came to Chicago in 1923 with thier daughter Else (B 1922). My mother remembers that Emma cooked for all the family parties.