Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: August Peter Pape and Frances A. Demuth Pape

August Peter Pape was born August 28, 1893, in Dusseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. He was the fourth of six children of Lorenz Pape (1862-1932) and Maria Henrietta Kamp Pape (who died in Germany between 1896 and 1899). He immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts on May 27, 1913, aboard the ship Marquette out of Antwerp, Belgium, along with his father and older brother Karl. They went to Evanston, Illinois, to join Lorenz's older brother John Pape. By 1917, he, his father, and siblings were living in Wilmette, Illinois. August married Rose Anna Alles on September 19, 1919, in Wilmette; they had a daughter and a son. He was naturalized on March 28, 1922. After the death of Rose in 1929, he married Frances A. Demuth on August 7, 1933; they had a daughter and a son. August was a self-employed painter/decorator. He died March 29, 1947, and is buried at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Illinois.
photo courtesy Amy Windler
Frances A. Demuth Pape was born March 3, 1902, in Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany. She arrived in New York, New York, on the ship Arabic out of Antwerp, Belgium, on June 25, 1928. She worked as a maid in Wilmette and Winnetka, Illinois, in 1929 and 1931. On August 7, 1933, she married widower August Peter Pape in Wilmette; they had one daughter and one son. In 1937 and 1939, she operated Frances' Day Nursery in Wilmette. She was also a hospice nurse in the mid-1940s.  She was naturalized on January 28, 1947. She died in September 1967, possibly in Seattle, Washington, and is buried next to her husband at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Illinois.
photo courtesy Amy Windler

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