Charles “Carl” Eggebrecht

Death 22 Nov 1888 (aged 54)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section I, Lot 120, Grave 2
Memorial ID 56894505 · View Source
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Charles (also known as Carl or Karl) Eggebrecht was born in Prussia (Germany) in May of 1834. There he married Wilhelminia Boldt. They arrived in New York on June 1, 1866 on the ship, Freihandel, which had departed from Bremen, Germany. Their final destination was Chicago, Illinois and along with them were their two children and Wilhelminia's sister, Maria Boldt.
It is believed that Charles' fathers name was William. Charles had a brother named Frederick (River Fritz) and it is believed that Charles also had brothers named William and John. Either Charles or Wilhelminia also had a sister, Matilda, who married John Massman.
Charles and Wilhelminia had five children:
- Wilhelm or William was born in Prussia in April 1861. He married Augusta Man in 1891 and died on January 10, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois.
- Augusta was born in Prussia in April 1866.
- Bertha was born in Chicago in April 1870.
- Ida Henrietta was born in Chicago on March 7, 1872 and died on December 19, 1889. She is buried with her parents (Grave 3).
- Robert was born on June 9, 1874 and died on June 13, 1941.
Charles shows up in the 1869 Chicago City Directory. He is listed as a laborer living at 250 Orchard Street (currently this is 1961 N. Orchard). The 1870 Census shows Charles (a laborer), Minne, William, Augusta and Bertha living in the 16th Ward. The 1871 Merchants' Chicago Census Report shows Carl as a laborer, born in Germany, residing at 250 Orchard. Included in the household were two males, one female with a total of three. The 1871 Chicago City Directory shows Carl as a laborer living at 250 Orchard. The 1874, 1877 and 1878 Chicago City Directories show Charles as a laborer and the house address was now 254 Orchard.
The 1880 Census information must have been provided by a less than knowledgeable third party and is somewhat illegible. It shows the family of five living at 254 Orchard. It appears to indicate that Charles was a hostler and William was working in a broom factory. The 1882, 1884, 1885 and 1887 Chicago City Directories show Charles (Carl in 1885) as a laborer living in a house at 254 Orchard.
Wilhelmina died on July 31,1888. Less than four months later, Charles died on November 22, 1888 of Typhoid Pneumonia at 254 Orchard Street in Chicago, Illinois and was buried in Graceland Cemetery. When Charles died, he left his property at 120 Howe Street (currently 1953 N. Howe) to his son, William. The property at 254 Orchard was left to Robert and Henrietta.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56894505
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles “Carl” Eggebrecht (May 1834–22 Nov 1888), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56894505, citing Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Roger (contributor 47319143) .