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 Dirk “Dick, Richard” Blink

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Dirk “Dick, Richard” Blink

  • Birth 29 Jun 1885 Munster, Lake County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 20 Oct 1944 Lansing, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Lansing, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 120639399

In 1880 his father John Blink (27 y, farmer), his mother Catharine (27), his siblings Anna (5, Illinois), Jacob (3, Illinois), Michael (2, Illinois) and Benjamin (0, Indiana) lived in North Township, Lake County, in the utter northwestern part of Indiana. After 1880 his parents had in Indiana, Lake County four more children: Mary (born 1881), Ellen (1883), Dick [himself, alias Richard (1885)] and Nellie (1887).

His mother Katharine died in April 1888 at the age of 34 years, very probably in Indiana, Lake County.

In June 1900 Dick (15 y, Juni 1885, born in Indiana, farm laborer), his father John Blink (47 y, widower, farmer), his siblings Jacob (23, October 1877, Illinois, farm laborer), Mike (22, November 1878, Indiana, farm laborer), Ben (20, February 1880, Indiana, farm laborer), Mary (19, September 1881, Indiana, servant), Ellen (17, August 1883, Indiana, servant) and Nellie (13, November 1887, Indiana, at school) were living at a rented farm in North Township, Lake County, Indiana. They lived very probably in what was since 1907 called the town of Munster, named for the Dutchman Jacob Monster aka Munster, who settled here in 1855 with some other Dutch immigrant families.

On 12 September 1918 the 33 years aged Richard Blink, husband of Alice, residing in Lansing and inspector tile works at the Federal Cement Tile Co. in Hammond, Lake County, Indiana, was administrated on a WW I Draft Registration Card.

He was married to the five years younger Alice Tanis, born in ca. 1891 in Thornton [Township?], Cook County, Illinois, just south of Chicago. On 28 February 1914 they had a child in Lansing, nowadays a southern suburb of Chicago, Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois.

In 1920 Dick Blink (34, Illinois [?]), his wife Alice (29, Illinois), their son John (4, Illinois) and their daughter Minnie (1, Illinois) lived at a rented home still in Lansing, Cook County, Illinois.

In April 1940 Richard Blink (54, Indiana, manager at a retail meat market), his wife Alice (49, Illinois), their son John Blink (24, Illinois, helper at a retail meat market) and their daughter-in-law Katherine Blink (20, Illinois) lived at an own home, worth $4200, still in Lansing, Oakwood, Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois. They lived in 1935 in the same house.

In 1942 the 56 years aged Richard Blink, residing at South Oakwood Avenue, Oak Glen, Lansing, Cook County, Illinois and employee of Krogers in Lansing, was administrated on a WW II Draft Registration Card.

Butcher Richard Blink died in 1944 at the age of 59 years in the village of Lansing, Cook County, Illinois.

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  • Created by: Peter Hakze
  • Added: 21 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120639399
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dirk “Dick, Richard” Blink (29 Jun 1885–20 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120639399, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lansing, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Peter Hakze (contributor 47703868) .