52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 1
Paul George Jeckering (1925-1954)- my paternal grandfather
Birth: 19 May 1925- Dayton, Ohio
Paul was the 1st of 8 children.
Parents: Gerhard Cletus Jeckering (1900-1967) & Josephine M. Alexinas (Dabuliewicz)(1906-1965)
In 1940 (age 14), the Jeckering family lived at 2334 Newport Ave in Dayton.
(Back) Josephine, Gerhard, Paul, Richard
(Front) Rosemary, Joanne, Rita, Joseph
Paul went to Chaminade-Julienne Catholic High School, located at 505 South Ludlow St. in Dayton, Ohio.
He played in the school band, although I don’t know what instrument he played. He did earn a letter.
For a picture of Paul’s high school yearbook photo:
Before Paul even graduated from high school, he enlisted in the army.
Enlistment Date: 14 Sep 1943
Active Duty: 05 Oct 1943
Honorable Discharge: 15 Feb 1946
During his time in the Army, Paul earned the Philippine Liberation, Bronze Star Metal.
On 02 Aug 1947 (age 22) Dorothy Jean Hendricks
09 Jun 1926- Jeffersonville, Indiana
02 Aug 2010- Dayton, Ohio
Between 1948 & 1954, Paul and Dorothy had 4 children.
Paul, Dorothy and their 4 children lived at 336 North Upland Ave in Dayton.
Illness & Death:
Around 1948, Paul was diagnosed with Lupus erythematosus with terminal uremia, which eventually killed him on 11 Jan 1954, a couple months before his fourth child was born.
This picture was the last family picture- Christmas 1953:
Paul is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio
~Section 1, Lot 17, Space 8