Chicago Illinois St. Anne's School of Nursing
Class of 1916

(First class graduated from St. Anne's)


[Transcribed by Shauna Williams for Genealogy Trails]


*Frances Blessing Vogelgesang-252 Illinois Ave. Kankakee, Ill. 933-4502
Entered training January 1913 and graduated January 1916. Was first graduate to take the entire three years at St. Anne's and received the first pin of the die for the school. The pin was presented to her by Ven.Sr.M.Causilda and Mrs. Vogelgesang reports she has retained it with great bride. She passed the state board in October 1917. Did private duty until September of the following year at which time she did volunteer nursing at the Great Lakes Navel Training Station until traveling orders came for the Army Nurse Corps. She was sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa until after the Armistice. Was trasferred to reconstruction hospital #32 in Chicago, served part of the time as supervisor on Contagious and Medical Floors, then as night supervisor of the hospital until disbandment of the unit. Requested and received Army discharge and married two months later. has one married son and a daughter who is devoting her life to correctional service in penal institutions as a major in the Salvation Army. This daughter was named after Sister Barbara. Resumed active nursing in the fall of 1946 and is still enjoying it.

*Catherine Schultejann-Box 403 Batavia Road. Warrenville, Ill., Ex 3-3971. Was active in nursing for 35 years. Is now retired. Was Director of Nursing at St. Anthony's Hospital for many years. Unable to travel because of severe arthritis.

*Leona Kraus Geissler-143 Fellows. Elmhurst, Ill. Had charge of OB in St. Joseph's Hospital in Mishawaka after graduation. Did private duty at St. Anthony's Hospital, Chicago. Went into service during World War I and served one and one-half years in France. married in 1920 and had one child who was killed in an auto accident at five years of age. Quite active socially-enjoys bridge very much.

*Anna Rinker Hawxhurst-Deceased in 1961.

*Ethel Cook Jensen-No information available

*Katherine Gerlings Noll-No information available.




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