Person:Sophia Polkow (2)

     
Sophia (Sophie) Caroline Polkow
m. ABT 1866
  1. Mary Polkow1867 -
  2. John C. Polkow1869 -
  3. Sophia (Sophie) Caroline Polkow1870 - 1952
  4. Minnie Polkow1875 - 1893
  5. Louis Polkow1879 -
m. 13 MAR 1895
  1. Olga A Becker1895 - 1981
  2. Alma C Becker1897 - 1967
  3. Adele Annamarie Becker1900 - 1960
  4. Charlotte Sophia Becker1906 - 1980
  5. Harold Becker1907 - 1910
Facts and Events
Name[1] Sophia (Sophie) Caroline Polkow
Gender Female
Birth[1][2][3][4] 08 OCT 1870 Thornton Township, Cook, Illinois
Census[4] 1880 Thornton Township, Cook, Illinois
Marriage 13 MAR 1895 Chicago, Cook, Illinoisto John Henry Becker
Residence[3] 06 APR 1906 Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Census[6] 1930 Chicago, Cook, Illinois5946 S. Laflin
Death[2][5] 28 MAR 1952 Chicago, Cook, Illinois

SOPHIA (SOPHIE) CAROLINE POLKOW was born on 8 Oct 1870 at Thornton, Cook County, Illinois. She was third of five children, three girls and two boys. Her parents both came from Prussia.

She married John Henry Becker, son of Henry Becker and Charlotte [Becker], on 13 Mar 1895 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at the age of 24. John and Sophie were the parents of four girls, Olga, Adele, Alma, and Charlotte. She and John Henry Becker lived at at 5045 S. Justine, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, in 1906, when their youngest daughter Charlotte was born.

Her husband John died in 1926 at the fairly young age of 53, leaving her a widow at 56. She lived alone after him for 26 years. She died on 28 Mar 1952 at 7000 S Maplewood, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at age 81, of Cancer (Carcinoma of Sigmoid, Metastatic Carcinomatosis, a 4 yr illness).

Census

Sophie Polkow Becker Census
Year Source Image
1880 1880 US Federal Population Census: Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois
1900 1900 US Federal Population Census: Chicago Ward 30, Cook County, Illinois
1910 1910 US Federal Population Census: 29-Wd Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
1920 1920 US Federal Population Census: Chicago Ward 31, Cook County, Illinois
1930 1930 US Federal Population Census: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Cheryl Ahner Ashenfelter. Ahner Family Tree. (Family Tree, ca 1997), Secondary quality.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sophie Polkow Becker Death Certificate. (Cook County Clerks Office), 1952, Primary quality.
    Death Certificate
  3. 3.0 3.1 Charlotte Becker Black Birth Certificate, Name Of Person: Charlotte Becker. (Birth Certificate), 1906, Primary quality.
  4. 4.0 4.1 1880 US Federal Population Census: Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois, 1880, Primary quality.
  5. John and Sophie Becker Headstone. (Cedar Park Cemetery, 123rd & Halsted, Chicago Illinois), 1952, Primary quality.
    Cedar Park Cemetery
  6. 1930 US Federal Population Census: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois (4), 1930, Primary quality.
  7.   1900 US Federal Population Census: Chicago Ward 30, Cook County, Illinois, 1900, Primary quality.
  8.   1910 US Federal Population Census: 29-Wd Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 1910, Primary quality.
  9.   1920 US Federal Population Census: Chicago Ward 31, Cook County, Illinois, 1920, Primary quality.
  10.   John Becker - Sophie Polkow Marriage Certificate. (Marriage Certificate), 1895, Primary quality.
    Marriage Certificate
  11.   Illinois State Archives Polkow Marriages, 1895, Primary quality.
    Marriage Record
  12.   Chicago Tribune. Becker Polkow Wedding Announcement, 1895, Primary quality.
  13.   Sophie Polkow in "Black and Feaster Lineages" at Ancestry.com