Michael Endres

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Name Michael Endres
Born 1816-11-15 Roden, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany
Gender M
Died 1900-12-05 Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois
Buried St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois
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Father Dominikus Endres b. (1795-02-05, Roden, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany) d. (1863-02-10)
Mother Elizabeth Eyrich b. (1794-06-02, Germany) d. (1868-04-30, Germany)
Married 1816-01-30, Bavaria, Germany
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Family Maria Katherine Eyrig b. (1823-09-12, Bavaria, Germany) d. (1902-02-19, Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois)
Married 1845-00-00, Roden, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany
Children 2 Julian John Endres b. (1859-06, Roden, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany) d. (1944-03-11, McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska)
3 Vincent Endres b. (1855-01-02, Roden, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany) d. (1916-10-15)
1 Elizabeth Endres b. (1848-12, Roden, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany) d. (1902-09-24, Charlotte, Livingston County, Illinois)
4 Mary Endres
5 Katharina Endres b. (1867-11-26, Roden, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany) d. (1910-10-25, Clinton, Henry County, Missouri)


Type Value
Michael and Maria Endres née Eirig
Portrait photo
Michael Endres
Saint Patricks Catholic Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois


Michael, born in Roden, Bavaria, Germany, was the son of: Dominicus (“Dominick”) II b. Feb. 5, 1795 and d. Feb. 10, 1863 and Elizabeth (Eyrich) Endres b. June 1 or 2, 1794 and d. 30 Apr 1868.

Michael had 2 brothers: Dominick III (memorial 73768621) and John. Dominick III came to America, but as far as is known John did not. John had at least 2 children, Charles and Wilhelm, who were in Chatsworth and later moved to Boone County, Indiana. Wilhelm was reportedly blind. Wilhelm lived on the farm with Charles’ family until Charles died, and then lived at the Little Sisters of the Poor home in Indianapolis.

Michael’s brother, Dominick III, came to the US with his family in 1866 settling in Livingston County, IL. Dominick sent word back to Germany that Illinois was a good place for farmers. Michael then sent his 14 year old son, Julian, to America to see if this was true. Based on Julian’s decision, in 1874 Michael and Maria Katherine sailed for the US by way of the port at Hamburg, Germany and settled in Livingston County, IL. Their youngest child was about 6 when they came to IL.

Michael and Maria were the parents of 2 sons and 3 daughters, all born in Roden, however, the 1900 census indicates that Maria was the mother to 7 children with 5 living: Elizabeth “Lizzie” b. 1848; Vincent b. 1855; Julian John b. 1859; Mary Anna b. 1861; Katherina “Kate” b. 1867 (memorial 46270344. Kate married Fred Dietz Jan. 23, 1889)

The family settled on what was known as Roberts farm and remained there for 3 years. They then moved to Williams farm in Sullivan township north of Chatsworth. With the help of son Julian, Michael farmed there until about 1884.

Michael and Maria lived with son Vincent and his family during their last years.

From the “Chatsworth Plaindealer” newspaper published Dec. 7, 1900 OBITUARY: Another Octogenarian Dead. Michael Endres, one of the oldest residents of this part of Livingston County, died very suddenly at the home of his son, Vincent, of Charlotte Township, on Wednesday evening, with whom he had made his home for a number of years.

He had eaten supper on Wednesday evening and shown no apparent signs of unusual illness but within a short time had had died. For the past year he had been growing more feeble, but up to about a year ago he had enjoyed unusually good health for a man of extreme age.

Mr. Endres was a native of Germany and was about 84 years old at the time of his death. He came to this country about 25 years ago and had made his home in this community.

The funeral will be had Saturday morning at 9 o’clock at SS Peter and Paul Church and the remains laid to rest in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery.