Person:Alvina Sears (2)

Alvina Sears
  1. Alvina Sears1835 - 1917
m. bef 1857
  1. Carl Kratz1857 - 1933
  2. Augusta Kratz1859 - 1939
  3. Ida Kraatzabt 1863 - bef 1900
  4. Berta De La Ludvika Kraatz1864 - 1934
  5. Clara KratzAbt 1867 - Bef 1900
m. 30 MAY 1901
Facts and Events
Name[12] Alvina Sears
Alt Name Mathilda Sears
Alt Name Johanna Sears
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] 20 Sep 1835 Rügen, Pommeran, Prussia
Marriage bef 1857 based on birth of oldest known child
to 2nd Lieutenant Carl Kraatz
Emigration[10] 31 Oct 1871 Hamburg, Germanyto New York
Immigration[11] 29 Dec 1871 New York, New York, United Statesfrom Hamburg
Census[3] 1880 Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United States
Census[5] 1900 Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United States
Religion[4] 6 May 1900 Winnetka, Cook, Illinios, United Statescommunicant at St.John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
Marriage 30 MAY 1901 Evanston, Cook, Illinois, USAto Karl Karsten
Census[6] 1910 Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States
Residence[7] 1912 Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States
Death[1][2][8] 10 Nov 1917 Evanston, Cook, Illinois, USA
Burial[1][9] 13 Nov 1917 St. Paul’s Lutheran, Skokie, Cook, Illinois, USA
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Illinois, United States. Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916–1950.

    Alvina Karsten, white female, widow, resident 2118 Wesley Ave, Evanston, housewife
    lived in state and at 2118 Wesley Ave for 40 years
    b. 20 September 1835, age 82, Germany; father’s name John Seares, b. Germany; mother’s maiden name unknown, birthplace unknown
    d. 10 November 1917, at 2118 Wesley Ave, Evanston, 8:20 pm.
    Burial Niles Centre, 13 November 1917; undertaker, Schoefer Bros, Evanston Information provided by Mary Karsten, 2118 Wesley Ave Filed 12/4/17 [4 December 1917], Dr. C. T. Roome, Registrar, Evanston

  2. 2.0 2.1 Wendy Stancer, in Knott Family email.

    Alvina (Sears) Kratz (mother of Bertha Knott)
    Born on Isle of Rugen, Germany. This island at one time belonged to Sweden, was bought by Germany. People were given choice of moving or becoming German. The Sears stayed.
    Alvina d. 1919

  3. IL, Cook, New Trier, ED 228, in United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    Village of Winetka, p. 34
    Kretz, Chas., white male, age 48, married, farmer, b. Prussia, both parents b. Prussia
    , Jane, white female, 35, wife married, keeping house, b. Prussia, both parents b. Prussia
    , Clara, white female, age 12, dau, b. Prussia, at school

  4. St. John's Lutheran Church (Wilmette, Illinois). Baptisms, marriages, funerals, etc., 1892-1931. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988).

    St. John’s Lutheran in Wilmette served both Wilmette and Winnetka
    Communicants (starting 14 Feb 1897)
    p. 63 – 6 May 1900, Winnetka
    Mrs. Kratz

  5. IL, Cook County, New Trier Township, Winnetka Village, ED 1173, in United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624), HH 18, Fam 18.

    Kratz, Alvina, Head, white female, b. Sept 1833, age 64 [sic – 1900-64=1836, +/- 1 yr], widow, has given birth to 5 children, 3 children still living, b. Germany, both parents b. Germany, immigrated 1871, living in US 29 years, able to read, write, able to speak English, Rents home
    [next person on census is her sister-in-law Johanna Hoge.

  6. Cook County, IL, Evanston City, Ridgeville, Pct 2, in United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623), HH 41, Fam 44.

    1324 Ashland
    Karsten, Charles, head, white male, 69, married 9 years, b. Germany, both parents b. Germany, immigrated 1866, NA, speaks English, [no occupation], able to read and write
    , Alvina, white female, age 71, married 2, 9 years, 5 children, 3 living, b. Germany, both parents b. Germany, speaks English, [no occupation], able to read and write
    , Anton, son, white male, 20, single, b. IL, both parents b. Germany, manager, hardware store, wage work, able to read and write

  7. Bumsteads Evanston and North Shore Directory, 1912/1913; FHL #1843987, in Evanston (Illinois) city directories. (Woodridge, Connecticut: Research Publications, c1980-1984, 1994).

    p. 319 - Karsten, Charles (Alvina) r 1234 Ashland av
    Karsten, George (Minnie) teamster, r 1328 Ashland av
    Karsten, Albert (Rika) teamster r 1801 Lake
    Karsten, Edward clk Daniels Pharmacy r 1801 Lake
    Karsten, Carl J. (Clara) clk r 1711 Lake
    Karsten, Helen Miss maid r 1312 Church tel 7171

  8. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Evanston, Illinois, Deaths 1917, in Knott Family websites.

    Bethlehem Deaths 1916-1920
    Karsten~Alvine (Mrs.)

  9. Some German Name Cemeteries in Cook county, Illinois; FHL #0924093, in Lundberg, Gertrude W. Cook County cemeteries. (Homewood).

    St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Skokie
    p. 24 - KARSTEN, Minnie 1868-1947 and Charles 1864-1932
    next lot
    KARSTEN, Alvina 1837-1917 and Carl J. 1840-1917
    KARSTEN, Harold C. 1911-1964 Father and blank

  10. Hamburg, Germany. Passenger Lists, 1850-1934.

    Carl Kraaz, male, age 38, Occupation Statthalter, residence Rosengarten aug Rügen (Rugen)
    Johanna Kraaz, female, 34, wife, residence Rosengarten auf Rügen (Rugen)
    Carl Kraaz, male, 14, residence Rosengarten auf Rügen (Rugen)
    Agusta [transcribed Gustav] Kraaz, female, 11, residence Rosengarten auf Rügen (Rugen)
    Ida Kraaz, female, 7, residence Rosengarten auf Rügen (Rugen)
    Bertha Kraaz, 6, residence Rosengarten auf Rügen (Rugen)
    Clara Kraaz, 4, residence Rosengarten auf Rügen (Rugen)
    Departured 31 Okt 1871 (31 Oct 1871) from Hamburg for New York aboard the Prinz Albert, Capt. Cahnbley; accommodation not specified
    Shipping Clerk: Gustav Böhme & Co.; Shipping line: Rob. M. Sloman; Ship Type: Segelschiff; Ship Flag: Deutschland
    [Source] Volume: 373-7 I, VIII A 1 Band 025

  11. National Archives and Records Administration. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration).

    Arrived New York, 29 December 1871 from Hamburg aboard the Prinz Albert, Capt. Cahnbley
    (all passengers steerage)
    Kranz, Carl, 38, male, farmer, from Germany
    , Johanna, 34, female, wife
    , Carl, 14, male, son
    , Gustav [sic], 11, male, son
    , Ida, 7, female, daughter
    , Bertha, 6, female, daughter
    , Clara, 4, female, daughter

  12. Sears is almost certainly an Anglicized version of her original birth name. Similarly, Alvina is probably an Anglicized version of Alwine.