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Ervin Joseph Emil George Lenz

Ervin Joseph Emil George Lenz

Male 1922 - 1996  (73 years)

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  • Name Ervin Joseph Emil George Lenz 
    Born 1 Dec 1922  Milwaukee, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence Last residence ZIP: 53220 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Social Security Number Social Security #: 394-16-4738  [1
    _UID B7A2FB7A2C85430B98B98BD814443AB4C72F 
    Died 6 Apr 1996  [1
    Buried Body donated to science Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1186  Gary and Connie Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2012 

    Father Emil Alexander Lenz,   b. 14 Jul 1891, Putziger Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1963, Milwaukee, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Bertha Apalonia (Polly) Herrmann,   b. 15 Dec 1891, Milwaukee, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1971, Milwaukee, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1912  Milwaukee, St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 219804D2820B41F0BB1595A35D162DD9CE66 
    Family ID F156  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife Jean Elizabeth Leitheiser,   b. 22 Oct 1927, Bridgewater, SD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1998  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1949  St. Stephen's in Bridgewater Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID EBBEC799AAD742819D981DB71C5CF4AF7137 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Schooling:
      1938-1939 Kosciuszko Jr High
      1939-1939 Boys Tech
      1939-1941 Milwaukee Vocational School

      Selective Service drafted Ervin with an Order To Report (#11310) dated January 1, 1943, with orders to report on January 13. He served and fought in Italy. Honorably discharged Dec. 11, 1945. His military records were destroyed in a fire at the Veterans Administration on July 12, 1973, but a copy of his discharge exists.

      Ervin’s Army serial number was 39-297-236. Battery A, 167th AAA Gun Battalion. Occupational specialty was Radio Operator.

      Battles and Campaigns: “Sicilian Naples Foggia Rome Arno Rhineland”.

      Decorations and Citations: “Victory Medal” “European African Middle-Eastern Theater Ribbon w/4 Bronze battle stars” “5 overseas service bars” “good conduct medal”

      Ervin met Jean when he was hospitalized at St. Lukes in Milwaukee. He had broken his collarbone when a car he was working on slipped off the jack and fell on him. Jean was a candy-striper (nursing assistant) at the hospital.

      After they were married, they took a honeymoon trip to Canada July 3- July 6, 1949.

    Died:
    • Leukemia and congestive heart failure.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Dec 1922 - Milwaukee, WI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jun 1949 - St. Stephen's in Bridgewater Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Body donated to science Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Erv Lenz as a very young man.jpg
    Erv Lenz as a very young man.jpg
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    Back of photo: "In France"
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    DoriDad3 (1).jpg
    Back of photo: "La Maddalena, Sardinia. Guns in the background. Ervin."
    1949 Erv Lenz.jpg
    1949 Erv Lenz.jpg
    DoriDad3.jpg
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    Erv Lenz Army picture Sardinia July.jpg
    Erv Lenz Army picture Sardinia July.jpg
    DoriDad4.jpg
    DoriDad4.jpg
    Erv Lenz Army picture.jpg
    Erv Lenz Army picture.jpg
    Erv Lenz in knickers.jpg
    Erv Lenz in knickers.jpg
    Ervin Lenz Ladish work ID June 24 1985 dated.jpg
    Ervin Lenz Ladish work ID June 24 1985 dated.jpg
    Jean and Erv Lenz 40th anniversary.jpg
    Jean and Erv Lenz 40th anniversary.jpg
    1954 Approx Emil and Bertha Lenz Family.jpg
    1954 Approx Emil and Bertha Lenz Family.jpg
    1954 Approx Emil and Bertha Lenz gathering.jpg
    1954 Approx Emil and Bertha Lenz gathering.jpg
    Emil and Bertha and Family.jpg
    Emil and Bertha and Family.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S28] Family Archive #110, Social Security Death Index: U.S. Ed. 9, SocialSecurity Death Index, Genealogy.com, (Name: Release date: April 10, 2000;), Internal Ref. #1.112.9.8414.185, Date of Import: Jan 21, 2003.

    2. [S54] Certificate of Baptism, Erv Lenz.