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Mary Strzelczyk Berktold Peklar
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Birth: Mar. 24, 1879, Poland
Death: Jan. 24, 1923
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Mary Strzelczyk, daughter of Joseph Strzelczyk and Antonia Kasperski, born in Poland. Came to the United States with her family about 1897 and married Edward Berktold in Chicago on 16 OCT 1898.

Mother of Joseph, Edward, George, Alphonse, Max, Henry, Frances and Cecelia Berktold.

After her husband Edward died in 1917, Mary married the boarder at her house, George Peklar, and son Rudy was born in 1922.

Mary died in 1923 from a cerebral hemorrhage (stroke) in her home at 4910 W. 31st Street in Cicero Illinois. She is buried in the large family plot with her parents, sister Frances, husbands Edward Berktold and George Peklar, son Henry and other members of the family. There are no headstones or monuments on any of the graves.

George Peklar died in 1927. The children were separated and placed in various foster homes. The oldest boys were able to take care of themselves, but the three youngest children, Frances and Cecelia Berktold and Rudy Peklar first went to my grandmother, Susan Jourdan Peternell's home, in Berwyn, Illinois. Susan was suffering through a very difficult pregnancy at that same time, and after a period of several months she was no longer well enough to handle her own children and the three foster children. Frances, Celie and Rudy were moved to live with Katie Jourdan Padecky, who was Susan's sister, in Pentwater Michigan. The three children lived with Katie and her family for the rest of their growing up years, and married, settling in Michigan with their families. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Strzelczyk (1850 - 1905)
  Antonia Kasperksi Strzelczyk (1860 - 1908)
  Edward Berktold (1864 - 1917)
  George Peklar (1875 - 1927)
  Joseph Berktold (1899 - 1950)*
  Edward Berktold (1902 - 1965)*
  Maximillian Berktold (1903 - 1968)*
  George Berktold (1908 - 1908)*
  Alphonse Berktold (1910 - 1937)*
  Henry K Berktold (1915 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Resurrection Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Carole St. Clair Grant
Record added: Sep 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21606327
Mary <i>Strzelczyk</i> Berktold Peklar
Added by: Carole St. Clair Grant
Mary <i>Strzelczyk</i> Berktold Peklar
Added by: Carole St. Clair Grant
Mary <i>Strzelczyk</i> Berktold Peklar
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