My Maternal Grandfather, Harry William Linderman, German & Norwegian Ancestor

My mother, Jean Marie Linderman Frederick Mancill, daughter of Harry William Linderman, 1980 @ Cellar Door Restaurant, Houston, Texas.

 

Harry William “Billy” Linderman

Birth: Jun. 13, 1903
Winona
Winona County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1995
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Great Grandson of Abraham & Mary (Hammell) Linderman of Winona, Minnesota.Grandson of Mary Linderman.
Son of Edward Francis Linderman & Gudrun (Lund) Linderman. Baptized as Lutheran on September 7, 1903, in Winona, Minnesota.
Raised at 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa. Played the violin, organ, and piano. Graduated from Dubuque High School. Attended Ames College.
Grandpa was a suave, debonaire gentleman. He was a true salesman.
Married Phylis Adele Palen of Winona, Minnesota on 27 February 1923 in Clayton County, Iowa. They met in High School, and were very much in love. They eloped. Harry & Phyl moved from Iowa, to Indiana, and then Crosby, Texas.
Moved his family to Houston, Harris County, Texas in 1945.He and Phyl ran and owned “Saturday’s Tavern” in Gayhill, Texas in the 1950’s. They owned Linbar, Inc. in Houston, Harris County, Texas.Elected January 1954 Harris County Republican Chairman. Phyl and Harry resided at 4002 Arnold St., Houston, Texas, and were quite the gracious hosts.Harry & Phyl had four daughters; Yvonne Phyllis, Yvarra (Billie) Irene, Jean Marie, and Patricia (Patsy) Mae Linderman, and no sons.Grandpa Harry grieved the loss of my Grandmother in 1963, when she died of Hodgekin’s Disease. He went bankrupt and had to sell off the family business and home to pay his wife’s medical bills.
Harry remarried in 1966 to Martha Burden Preston Johnston. They resided at 2727 Drexel Dr., Houston, Texas as husband and wife in 1995 when Grandpa Harry passed away.He was the family historian and photographer. I guess you could say that I came by it rightfully.–:)Family links:
Parents:
Edward Francis Linderman (1875 – 1968)
Gudrun Ivarra Lund Linderman (1881 – 1924)Spouse:
Phyllis Eugenia Palen Linderman (1904 – 1963)Children:
Yvonne Phyllis Linderman Levesque (1924 – 2010)*
Yvarra Irene Linderman Jackson (1925 – 1985)*
Jean Marie Linderman Mancill (1927 – 2012)*
Patricia Mae Linderman Cooke (1929 – 2000)*
Burial:
Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21069606
Harry William Billie Linderman
Added by: TEXAS TUDORS
Harry William Billie Linderman

HARRY WAS RAISED LUTHERAN. HE WAS THE ONLY SON OF EDWARD & GUDRUN LINDERMAN. HIS FATHER NICKNAMED HIM “BILLIE”, AND HIS MOTHER CALLED HIS FATHER” EDY”. EDWARD CALLED GUDRUN “GUD”. HE HAD THREE SISTERS, GLADYS, IRENE, AND EVELYN LINDERMAN. HARRY LINDERMAN WAS THE GRANDSON OF MARY LINDERMAN OF WINONA, MINNESOTA, GREAT-GRANDSON OF ABRAHAM & MARY LINDERMAN OF WINONA, MINNESOTA AND CRAWFORD, NEW YORK. HARRY WAS SUAVE, DEBONAIRE, WELL-MANNERED GENTLEMAN. HARRY MARRIED PHYLIS ADELE PALEN. HE WAS RAISED AT 705 WEST THIRD ST, DUBUQUE,DUBUQUE CO, IOWA. THE LINDERMAN CHILDREN WERE RAISED LUTHERAN. HE ATTENDED LINCOLN SCHOOL, DUBUQUE,IOWA FROM SEPT. 1909- JUNE 1915. GRANDPA’S GRADES WERE ALL A’S. HARRY GRADUATED FROM DUBUQUE HIGH SCHOOL IN JUNE 1921. HE WAS A VERY INTELLIGENT,WELL MANNERED GENTLEMAN. HARRY WAS A SUAVE, DEBONAIRE GENTLEMEN. HARRY WORKED AS DISTRICT SALESMAN,AND THEN SALES MANAGER IN THE REFRACTORY [FIRE BRICK] DEPARTMENT, AT HOUSTON BUILDER’S SUPPLY, AT 119 NORTH HAMILTON, HOUSTON, TEXAS. THEN, HARRY AND PHYLIS PALEN LINDERMAN, STARTED THEIR OWN BUSINESS IN HOUSTON,TEXAS, CALLED “LINBAR INC,” IN 1952, AND RAN IT UP UNTIL 1970. IT WAS INSTALLING FURNACES. HE WORKED FOR “FLEXIBLE WALLS,INC.” FROM 1970-1972. “DRYWALL INC.” FROM 1972-1977, AND “EAVES CONSTRUCTION, INC.” FROM 1977-1982. HARRY RETIRED FROM HIS BOOKKEEPING POSITION WITH “EAVES CONSTRUCTION, INC. AT THE AGE OF 80 IN 1982. HARRY & PHYL BOUGHT A HOME AT 4002 ARNOLD IN WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE, HOUSTON,TEXAS. THEY ALSO BUILT A SUMMER PLACE, AND A TAVERN IN GAYHILL, BURLESON CO, TEXAS. THE TAVERN WAS NAMED “SATURDAY’S TAVERN”. HARRY RAN THE BAR, PHYL PLAYED THE PIANO, AND AUNT PATSY LINDERMAN COOKE & UNCLE KENNETH JACKSON SANG IN THE TAVERN. OUR FAMILY LOVED THE “NIGHT LIFE”. GRANDPA WAS THE FAMILY BARBEQUER, AND HE BUILT A HUGE, BRICK BARBEQUE PIT. HARRY & PHYL LINDERMAN, JEAN & LEROY FREDERICK, PATSY & JAY COOKE, AND BILLIE & KEN JACKSON SPENT MANY A SUMMER WEEKEND TOGETHER IN THE COUNTRY. HARRY WILLIAM LINDERMAN WAS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF HARRIS COUNTY IN 1954. HARRY SOLD THE FAMILY HOME AT 4002 ARNOLD TO HELP PAY FOR PHYL’S MEDICAL BILLS. PHYLIS PALEN LINDERMAN DIED OF HODGEKIN’S DISEASE ON 27 DEC. 1963, IN HOUSTON, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS.
HARRY’S SECOND WIFE WAS MARTHA BURDEN JOHNSTON. THEY MARRIED IN RICHMOND,FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ON JULY 13, 1966. HARRY AND MATTYE RESIDED AT 2727 DREXEL DRIVE, HOUSTON,TEXAS FROM 1966 TO 1995. THEY WERE MARRIED FOR TWENTY EIGHT YEARS. GRANDPA HARRY WAS THE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, AND HISTORIAN. BETWEEN 1950 AND1960 GRANDPA TOOK ROLLS AND ROLLS OF 8mm. MOVIE FILM OF OUR FAMILY. MOST OF THE ROLLS WERE DESTROYED IN THE FLOOD FROM TROPICAL STORM ALLISON ON 8 JUNE 2001, AT 11039 LAFFERTY OAKS STREET, HOUSTON, TEXAS. GRANDPA-HARRY WILLIAM & GRANDMA-PHYL ADELE PALEN LINDERMAN WERE ALWAYS THE GRACIOUS HOSTS. THEY WERE LOVED BY ALL. HARRY’S FATHER WAS GERMAN, AND HIS MOTHER WAS NORWEGIAN. HARRY’S WORD WAS HIS BOND. HE WAS HONEST,HARD-WORKING, AND RESPONSIBLE. HE LOVED HIS FAMILY! THIS LINDERMAN DESCENDANT IS VERY PROUD OF HIM.
written by Sally Ann Frederick Fallin Brown Tudor

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