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Anna (Swinscoe) Strang (abt. 1864 - 1941)

Anna (Annie) Strang formerly Swinscoe aka Streng
Born about in Germanymap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Oct 2008
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According to the 1 June 1900 US Census, Anna Swinsco was born in January 1864 in Germany. The census reported she had immigrated to the United States in 1885 (the 1930 Census says 1883). She married John "Streng," aka "Strang," born in December 1854 in Germany, in late 1887 or early 1888 (13 years married on 1 June 1900). Their first son was born in December 1888.

The 1900 Census reported Anna had had 5 children, 4 of whom were living as of 1 June 1900. The couple lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA, where John was a "Day Laborer".[1] They had five children, with four sons living to adulthood:

  1. Charles John Strang, b. Dec. 1888
  2. Henry Harry Strang, b. Apr. 1891
  3. William Albert Strang, b. Jul. 1893
  4. FranK C. Strang, b. Aug. 1897

Annie was widowed in 1906[2] and thereafter worked as a laundress to support her family.[3] [4] [5]

In April 1940, Anna Strang was living in Chicago with her unmarried, son, 48-year-old Henry Strang. He was a "Parkway maintenance laborer" there. At 75, she was no longer working.[6]

Anna "Annie" Strang passed away 23 September 1941 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA. She was buried at the Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Cook County, Illinois, USA. [7] [8]


  1. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 July 2019), John Streng, Precinct 8 South Town Chicago city Ward 6, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 145, sheet 16A, family 283, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,250.
  2. "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 March 2018), John Streng, 18 May 1906; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference 11717, record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,239,739.
  3. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 July 2019), Anna A Strang, Chicago Ward 4, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 270, sheet 14B, family 360, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 244; FHL microfilm 1,374,257.
  4. United States Federal Census Year: 1920; Census Place: Chicago Ward 4, Cook (Chicago), Illinois; Roll: T625_314; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 220
  5. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 July 2019), Anna Strang, Chicago (Districts 0501-0750), Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 689, sheet 28B, line 83, family , NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 445; FHL microfilm 2,340,180.
  6. United States Federal Census Year: 1940; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: m-t0627-00943; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 103-726
  7. "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947."
    Citing Name: Anna Strang
    Birth Date: abt 1865
    Birth Place: Germany
    Death Date: 20 Sep 1941
    Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
    Burial Date: 23 Sep 1941
    Burial Place: Justice, Cook, Ill.
    Cemetery Name: Bethania
    Death Age: 76
    Occupation: Housewife
    Race: White
    Marital Status: W
    Gender: Female
    Residence: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
    Mother Name: Maeske
    Mother Birth Place: Germany
    Spouse Name: John
    LFHL Film Number: 1953677
  8. Find A Grave: Memorial #106159334 retrieved 24 May 2019 - Anna Strang. See Source Reference: Find A Grave Memorial 106159334 Source.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 March 2018), Henry Strang, Ward 11, Chicago, Chicago City, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 103-726, sheet 18B, line 41, family 350, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 943.

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Annie Strang's DR states HER mother's maiden is Maeske.
According to William Strang death certificate that is in Cook County file, the mother last name is Maeske.
See note in edit format. Records do not support Alfred and Eliza Swinscoe as parents of Anna Strang.

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