Since I have researched much on this Wolter family, and I feel a little confused about what information I have, I think it is time to do a re-start on the research.

For this post, I will continue the look at Katherine.

Now known is that Kathryn was born 12 November 1896 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, to John Wolter (born Greifswald Pomerania Germany) and Martha Bringe (born Greifswald Pomerania Germany).  We know that Kathryn and Elvert L. McCormick married 13 September 1925 in Chicago, IL.  They planned to reside at Reviera Court, 757 High Street, Newark, NJ, after 1 November 1925, and then resided at 2695 Hudson Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ, after that. We know that Elbert and Kathryn McCormick were residing in North Bergen, Hudson Co., New Jersey, in the 1930 census, and in Oak Park, Cook Co., Illinois, in the 1940 census.  According to Kathryn’s obituary, she resided in Phoenix, Arizona, from about 1957 until her death in 1967.  Before residing in Phoenix, she resided in La Jolla. CA.

Searching the Phoenix, Arizona, city directories available at, it was found that E. L. McCormick resided at 4002 East Coolidge from 1958-1960.  The listing was found in the directory of the streets of Phoenix, so no wife was mentioned.  Additionally, the 1957 directory was a partial listing, that did not include the streets.  And, the 1956 directory did not find an address of 4002 East Coolidge.

More in my next post.