Margarethe Annen (b. 1872) lived at 299 Webster with
her widowed mother, Mary M. Kreuser Annen
(1850-1923), brother Frank Annen (b. 1883) and
sister, Elisabeth Annen (b. 1885). Mary had born
children in all, of which five survived as of the
1900 census. Margarethe’s father, Frank Charles
Annen Jr., had passed in 1893. Margarethe
worked as a milliner.
Survivors, nine-year-old Marion E. Vacher (1894-1976) and
five-year-old Cora M. Vacher (1898-1983) were the
daughters of Margarethe’s older sister, Mary “Mamie”
Annen Vacher (1870-1934) and George B. Vacher
(1868-1948). George worked in a variety of
railroad jobs over the years, including as a
conductor and chauffeur.
Margarethe’s body was taken to Rolstons Mortuary where her
twenty-one-year-old brother, Frank Charles Annen III
(1882 – 1975), identified the remains.
The funeral was held mid afternoon Saturday, January 2, 1904 at St. Vincent church and
interment was in the Annen family plot at St.
Boniface Cemetery in Chicago where Margarethe’s
parents and several siblings were buried.
years after the fire
Mary and George Vacher had a third daughter named
Charlotte Vacher but she lived for only six years.
left school before the ninth grade and married Ben
Holtz, an auto mechanic. She spent her last
years in Florida. Her sister Cora married
William H. Boldt, a railroad clerk.