Survivors, nine-year-old Marion E. Vacher (1894) and
five-year-old Cora M. Vacher (b. 1898) were the
daughters of Margarethe’s older sister, Mary “Mamie”
Annen Vacher. 1904 newspapers misspelled the
girls' last name as Vocher but the family reported
it as Vacher in the 1900 & 1910 census.
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.
The Annen name was sometimes spelled Annon or Annan.
Thirty-one year-old milliner, Margarethe Annen, took
her two young nieces to the Mr. Bluebeard matinee. The girls escaped but Margarethe did not.
Margarethe Annen (b. 1872) lived at 299 Webster with
her widowed mother, Mary M. Kreuser / Kreiser 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.
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Chicago firemen in Couch
Alley behind Iroquois Theater
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