LeRoy William Grosenbach1,2,3,4,5

ID# 3956, (1910 - 1999)
FatherWilliam Henry Grosenbach6,7,8 (26 Jan 1884 - 22 Sep 1972)
MotherLaura Angelina Glabe9,10,11 (26 Oct 1886 - 4 Oct 1962)

Key Events:

Birth: 2 Jul 1910, Germanville, Illinois12,13,14
Marriage: 25 Dec 1932, Elgin, Illinois, Helen Minerva George (20 Dec 1910 - 29 Oct 2000)15
Death: 2 Jan 1999, Arroyo Grande, California16,17
Burial: Hillcrest Memory Gardens, Morton, Tazewell Co., Illinois18
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe
AncestryThe Glabe Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     LeRoy William Grosenbach was born on 2 Jul 1910 in Germanville, Illinois.12,13,14 He appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Germanville, Livingston Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents, William Henry Grosenbach and Laura Angelina Glabe.6
     He moved to McHenry Co. with his parents by 1930. He appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Marengo, McHenry Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents.7
     LeRoy married Helen Minerva George, daughter of LeMont Ward George and Winifred Lydia York, on 25 Dec 1932 in Elgin, Illinois.15
     LeRoy and Helen moved to Tazewell Co. about 1934. They appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois, enumerated 16 Apr 1940, reporting they owned a home valued at $600, and that they had lived in Marengo, McHenry Co., in 1935. Their children were listed as living with them. They were apparently living near his parents, as they were listed as the next household.19
     LeRoy and Helen moved to California about 1941. By 1947 they were living at 2130 Casitas Ave., Altadena.20
     LeRoy and Helen moved to 1933 Maiden Lane by 1962.21
     LeRoy and Helen moved to Arroyo Grande in 1972, where they lived at 601 Del Sol St..22,23
     He was a salesman at a gas station at age 19.24 He was a mechanic at a Caterpillar Tractor manufacturing plant by 1940. That year he reported he had work 40 hours the last week of March, and 52 weeks the prior year, earning $1,300.19 He was a heavy duty mechanic in California.25,26,27
     LeRoy died on 2 Jan 1999 in Arroyo Grande, California, at age 88, at his home.16,17 He was buried in Hillcrest Memory Gardens, Morton, Tazewell Co., Illinois.18

Children:
     Children with Helen Minerva George

The other children of LeRoy and Helen are still living.
  • Ronald Howard Grosenbach28,29 (2 Oct 1938 - 4 Oct 1938)
  • Roy Gene Grosenbach30,31 (8 Sep 1949 - 10 Feb 2002)

Citations

  1. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 66, shows name as Leroy William Grosenbach.
  2. [S8043] Will H. Grossenbach household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows name as Le Roy W. Grossenbach.
  3. [S8044] Will H. Grosenbach household, 1930 U.S. Census, McHenry Co., Illinois, shows name as Leroy W. Grosenbach.
  4. [S8051] William Grosenbach obituary, The Pantagraph, shows name as Le Roy.
  5. [S8052] Laura Grosenbach obituary, The Pantagraph, shows name as LeRoy.
  6. [S8043] Will H. Grossenbach household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  7. [S8044] Will H. Grosenbach household, 1930 U.S. Census, McHenry Co., Illinois.
  8. [S8051] William Grosenbach obituary, The Pantagraph.
  9. [S8043] Will H. Grossenbach household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  10. [S8044] Will H. Grosenbach household, 1930 U.S. Census, McHenry Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband.
  11. [S8052] Laura Grosenbach obituary, The Pantagraph.
  12. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 66, shows date, town, as Germanville, and state.
  13. [S8043] Will H. Grossenbach household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows age 9 and state.
  14. [S8054] LeRoy W. Grosenbach obituary, Santa Maria Times, shows date, town, as Chatsworth, and state.
  15. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 67, shows date, town, and state.
  16. [S8054] LeRoy W. Grosenbach obituary, Santa Maria Times, shows date, at his home, and he was of Arroyo Grande.
  17. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for Leroy W. Grosenbach, Soc. Sec. No. 331-01-4054, shows date and last residence as 93420 Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, California.
  18. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 18009892, LeRoy W. Grosenbach, includes tombstone photo.
  19. [S8053] Leroy Grosenbach household, 1940 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  20. [S8058] Thurston's Pasadena City Directory, 1947, pg 337.
  21. [S8059] Polk's Pasadena City Directory, 1962, pg 260.
  22. [S8054] LeRoy W. Grosenbach obituary, Santa Maria Times, shows he lived there since 1972.
  23. [S8060] Polk's San Luis Obispo City Directory, 1973, pg 192.
  24. [S8044] Will H. Grosenbach household, 1930 U.S. Census, McHenry Co., Illinois, shows occupation as salesman, industry as gas station.
  25. [S8058] Thurston's Pasadena City Directory, 1947, pg 337, shows occupation as mech.
  26. [S8059] Polk's Pasadena City Directory, 1962, pg 260, shows occupation as heavy duty mech Kirst Constn Co.
  27. [S8054] LeRoy W. Grosenbach obituary, Santa Maria Times, shows occupation as heavy duty mechanic.
  28. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Donald Howard Grosenback, citing FHL# 1818997.
  29. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 18257315, Ronald Grosenbach, includes tombstone photo showing son of L.W. & H. M. Grosenbach.
  30. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 68.
  31. [S8054] LeRoy W. Grosenbach obituary, Santa Maria Times.