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Mary Greeshauge
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1898, Denmark
Death: Mar. 4, 1908
Collinwood
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA

"Mary Greeshauge" was born Nathalie Marie Mortensen in Vor Frue, Aalborg, Denmark on 22 Sep 1898 to mother Caroline Marie Mortensen and baptized on 29 Nov 1898 in the Vor Frue parish.

No one knew the family as Mortensen in the states since mother Caroline Marie took the last name of her "spouse" at immigration. Daughter Mary is only listed as a Mortensen at baptism and then immigration when she is listed as Mary Mortensen Greishauge.

The family immigrated from Denmark in 1899 with a John E. Greishauge posing as the husband (unwed immigrant mothers were not allow into the USA). First residence was in Racine, Wisconsin where the next 2 of Mary's 4 younger siblings were born. Then to Cleveland (Collinwood) where the final 2 siblings were born.

Above info from a family member.

address: 5714 Forest
Address and burial location supplied by member Rich Markusic.


The Collinwood school fire occurred March 4, 1908 in Collinwood, Ohio (now a part of Cleveland). 172 students, two teachers and one rescuer were killed.
Lake View School was built with masonry walls and wooden joists. One wooden joist caught fire when a steam pipe overheated it. The building's main staircase extended from the front doors of the building, up to the third floor; without benefit of fire doors. The stairwell acted like a chimney, helping to spread the fire quickly. Oiled wooden hall and classroom floors also fueled the fire.
Contrary to local legend, building's doors opened outward. This is verified by accounts of the fire written at the time. As panic leading to the crush of a large number of students in stairwell vestibules contributed to the death toll, students also died as a result of smoke inhalation and the fire itself. Some children died jumping from second and third story windows. Family and neighbors watched as victims trapped in the building were burned beyond recognition.
Those killed in the fire who could not be individually identified, as well as those students whose parents could not afford a burial, were buried in a mass grave in Cleveland's Lake View Cemetery. Additionally, several families who lost their children in the fire chose to bury their children's remains adjacent to the Collinwood victims.
most info from John Stark Bellamy II's book, "They Died Crawling" 
 
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 Parents:
  Marie C Mortensen Greshauge (1864 - 1925)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Greeshauge (1898 - 1908)
  Emily C. Greshauge Morgan (1901 - 1937)*
  Dorothy Greshauge Brumagin (1906 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lake View Cemetery
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: cypressgreen
Record added: Nov 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80255191
Mary Greeshauge
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Rest in peace, my beautiful grandmother-in-Christ. I love you very, very much.
- Pinoy Pride
 Added: Sep. 19, 2013

- cypressgreen
 Added: Nov. 11, 2011
 
 
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