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Joel Prentice of Michigan and Chicago, Illinois

Joel Prentice of Michigan and Chicago, Illinois
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2003 and Revised30 Mar 2011

A Polish Prentice?

1. Joel Hamilton Prentice was b. 11 Jan 1890, Detroit, MI, and d. 1 Jun 1955 in Cook Co., IL per Ancestry.com. He first appears in the 1920 census in Chicago, Cook Co., IL as a carpenter with his wife and family.

He m. Irene Kachellek on 6 Oct 1913, Chicago, Cook Co., IL. She was b. Apr 1892, IN, and d. 18 Feb 1983, Chicago. Children:

  1. (son) Prentice. He m. Miss Sheehan. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:
    1. Living dau. Prentice
    2. Living son Prentice
    3. Living son Prentice
    4. Living dau. Prentice
    5. Living dau. Prentice
    6. Living son Prentice
    7. Living dau. Prentice
    8. Living dau. Prentice
    9. Timothy Prentice, b. 7 Jul 1954, Chicago, IL, and d. 1 month later on 11 Aug 1954, Chicago.
  2. Muriel V. Prentice, b. 28 Nov 1915, IL, and d. 28 Nov 2007 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS. At home in Chicago in 1920. She m. William Holdefer.
  3. Marjorie G Prentice, b. 9 Sep 1917, IN, and d. 31 Dec 11989, Cook Co., IL. At home in Chicago in 1920. She m. Herbert J. Kaczmarek (1914-1999). An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com.
  4. Dianne Prentice, b. 9 Sep 1922, Chicago, Cook Co., IL, and d. 27 May 1993, Flossmoor, Cook Co., IL. She m. John W Hackett, b. 18 Jul 1922 and d. 6 May 1998, Richton Park, Cook Co., IL.

Joel does not appear in the IGI or 1930 census, nor does he appear in the SSDI. Neither does he appear in the Ancestry.com Family Trees as of Feb 2009.

Who are Joel Prentice's Parents?

The only clue we have so far is that, according to the 1920 census, both of his parents were born in Poland and their mother tongue was Polish. However, a search of the 1880, 1910 and 1920 census does not disclose any Prentice born in Poland.

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