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Gertrude Behrendt
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Birth: 1898
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1915
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Loving daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Behrendt.

Gertrude and her sister, Agnes, perished in the Eastland Maritime Disaster on the Chicago River. A lake passenger steamer, the S. S. Eastland had been chartered by Chicago's Western Electric Company to transport the company's employees (and their families), to their annual picnic in Michigan City, Indiana.

At 7:28 a.m., still moored to her Chicago River dock and with 2,572 people on board, the S. S. Eastland began to list. The steamship managed to briefly right herself before slowly rolling on her side.

844 people died that day in what would turn out to be Chicago's worst disaster ever.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Frank Behrendt (1863 - 1944)
  Mathilde Klinger Behrendt (1867 - 1944)
 
 Siblings:
  Agnes Behrendt (1893 - 1915)*
  Mathilda Behrendt (1895 - 1985)*
  Gertrude Behrendt (1898 - 1915)
  George William Behrendt (1900 - 1971)*
  Medard A. Behrendt (1902 - 1970)*
  Joseph Matthews Behrendt (1905 - 1995)*
  Arthur Bartholemew Behrendt (1907 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Joseph Cemetery
River Grove
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section F, Block 10, Lot 25
 
Created by: Jill
Record added: Oct 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16171781
Gertrude Behrendt
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Gertrude Behrendt
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Gertrude Behrendt
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- Calmly Searching
 Added: Dec. 22, 2014

- Steven F. Baird
 Added: Jul. 27, 2009
Rest in peace, my beautiful grandmother-in-Christ. I love you very, very much.
- Pinoy Pride
 Added: Sep. 22, 2013
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