This is the entry in the baptism register for St. Benedict Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois, for my paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Florence Massmann (1902-2000). At that time, January 4, 1903, St. Benedict was a wooden church at the corner of Irving Park Road and Leavitt Street. According to the 1901 Chicago city directory, Elizabeth's parents, Frederick Henry Massmann (1875-1948) and Elizabeth Camilla Dienes Massmann (1876-1946) were living just a couple blocks away at what was then 311 (now 2047 W.) Cuyler Avenue. My great-great uncle George Herman Massmann (1877-1963) was godfather to his niece, who was born December 23, 1902.
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