Discrepancies and addendum
victim lists omitted Maggie and Kate's names but four days after the fire the Inter Ocean
ran the story that appears above.
Two other Iroquois Theater
Agnes and Frances Kennedy, were
to the Kennedys of Freeport.
Kate and Maggie's husbands had a common father, John
Chapman Kennedy (1835-1899). David's mother
was Sarah C Driskell (1846-1914) and
Andrew's was Mary Ann Davis (1841-1870).
changed the house number at 111 S. Howard to 536 S.
Howard but the street seems to have vanished.
The Howard street of 1903 in Austin ran north and
south but the Howard street of today runs east and
west in Evanston.
Find-A-Grave connects Kate and Maggie to the wrong
parents, Phillipp and Maria Pheil Becker. U.S.
Census for 1870 and 1880 , and inumerous other
references, report their parents as Christian and
Elizabeth. Both families have burial plots in
the southeast section of the Freeport City Cemetery.
Christian, Elizabeth, Kate and Maggie are in row 18
at the Freeport City Cemetery on Lincoln St. in
Freeport. Phillipp, Maria and their
children are in row 25 at the St. Joseph Catholic
Cemetery on South St. in Freeport.