Martin P. Dado

4 July 1891 - 7 December 1952 Married to Mary Segan/Sagen/Sagan 28 January 1915 According to WWII Draft Registration born on July 4, 1891 in Arnaleta, Czechoslovakia. I haven't been able to find information on this locality. However, based on other family records, it's likely this is Horná Lehota, Slovakia

Draft Card image 1917 - indicates 8 April 1890 birth in Lehotka, Hungary with wife, 1 child. Address 447 Center?, Whiting, IN.

Naturalization 1942 - Residence 2110 New York Ave, Whiting Ind.

Marriage Book Index, 1837‐1920 Lake County, Indiana

024438030130072SAGENMaryDADOMartin01/18/191502/02/191501/28/1915Rajcany, BenedictRevErnest L.

Also found in Marriage Book Index, 1837‐1920 Lake County, Indiana, sorted by Brides last name.

Bk#Pg#Lic #Appl RecGroom's L NameG 2nd SpGroom's F NameGroom's AgeBride's L NameB 2nd SpBride's F NameBride's AgeAppl DateReturn DateMarr DateMarrying OfficialTitleClerkMisc Notes
01/18/191502/02/191501/28/1915Rajcany, Benedict
RevErnest L. Shortridge
Hammond Times 8 December 1952 P. 16
Martin Dado, 61, of 2010 Clark St., Whiting, father of Andrew Dado, Whiting city fireman, died Sunday [8 December 1952] afternoon at St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, after suffering a heart attack.

Dado's son administered resuscitator aid to his father after the attack.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in the Kosior Chapel, 2031 Indianapolis Blvd., and at 9 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church with the Rev. John Lach officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Hammond.

Survivors are the widow, Mary; another son, Joseph; four daughters, Mrs. John Kontol, Mrs. Joseph Hritz, Mrs. Harry Baranowski and Mary Dado; four grandchildren; a brother, Frank, all of Whiting.

Dado was employed at Whiting refinery, Standard Oil Company and was a member of the American Slovak Club of Whiting.

Based on Joseph A. Dado obituary: 1930 Census info
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Martin Dado Head M 37 Czechoslovakia
Mary Dado Wife F 36 Czechoslovakia
Emma Dado Daughter F 14 Indiana
Martin Dado Jr. Son M 10 Indiana
Andrew Dado Son M 8 Indiana
Mary Dado Daughter F 7 Indiana
Francis Dado Daughter F 5 Indiana
Anna Dado Daughter F 2 Indiana

Mary G. Dado Steinhilber



Mary G. Steinhilber, 77 of Valparaiso, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2000 at Life Care Center, Valparaiso. Born in Whiting, IN, August 13, 1922, daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Sagen) Dado. Married Karl Steinhilber on February 27, 1960 at Immaculate Conception Church in Whiting, IN, he survives in Valparaiso. Also survived by two children; Rosemary Alwine of Bloomington, IN and Caroline Steinhilber of Valparaiso, IN; two grandchildren, Steven and Alexa Alwine; sister, Frances Hritz and brother, Joe (Betty) Dado, both of Whiting; sister-in-law, Marie Dado of Whiting; brother-in-law, Harry Baranowski of Hammond; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death two sisters, Emily Kontel and Anne Baranowski, and two brothrs, Martin and Andrew Dado.

Mary was a former employee of Standard Oil and the First Bank of Whiting; member of St. Paul Catholic Church; 1940 graduate of Whiting High School.

Funeral services Tuesday, February 1, 2000 from Dykes Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. to St. Paul Catholic Church for 11 a.m. Mass, Msgr. F. J. Melevage officiating.

Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. Visitation Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a wake service at 4 p.m. at Dykes Funeral Home, 2305 North Campbell St., Valparaiso. Family wishes memorials to St. Paul Catholic Church.

Anne Dado Baranowski


Anne P. Baranowski (nee Dado), 70, of Hammond, IN. passed away at her residence on Saturday, May 23, 1998. Survived by her husband of 50 years (June 5th), Harry J., Sr.; son, Harry J. Baranowski, Jr. of Hammond; two daughters, Mary Therese (Stanley) Kucia Jr. of Chicago and Jane Ann Baranowski (fiance, Greg Morgan) of Indianapolis, IN., granddaughters, Heather and Lauren Baranowski; daughter-in-law, Collette Baranowski of Warrenville, IL; two sisters, Mary (Karl) Steinhilber of Valparaiso and Frances (late Joseph) Hritz of Whiting; brother, Joseph (Betty) Dado of Whiting; sister-in-law, Marie (late Andrew) Dado of Whiting; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Mary Dado, three brothers Andrew, Martin and Peter Dado, sister, Emelie (late John) Kontol and one daughter, Susan Marie Baranowski.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at 11:15 a.m. at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting, 12 Noon Mass at St. Casimir Church, Hammond, IN., with Rev. Vladimir Janeczek officiating. Burial at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Baranowski was previously employed at the Calumet Blueprint Company, Hammond. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Calumet Area, in her name. 219-659-4400.

Joseph A. Dado

Possibly Joseph Anthony Dado

From Whiting, Indiana. Cousin to my grandfather. Parents Martin and Mary (Segan) Dado.


JOSEPH A. DADO WHITING, IN Joseph A. Dado, 81 of Whiting, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 21, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Betty (nee Harp); loving father of Marty (Paula) of Whiting, Joseph (Patrice) of South Bend, Sue (Gary) Lalin of Las Vegas, NV, Rosie (Bruce) Topping of Plymouth, IN, Paula Franiak of Woodland Hills, CA and Beth (Jim) Kasper of Crown Point; cherished grandfather of Neil, Samuel, Nicholas, Martin, Matthew, Joshua Dado, Gina (Mat) Hytinen, Jennifer Dado, Kristina (fiancée Benedict Swager) Dado, Sean Lalin, Ashley, Joseph and Bradley Franiak, Daniel and Ryan Kasper and the late Gregory Novak; adoring great grandpa of Jeremy and Brianna Novak, Emma Dado, Daphne and Reid Hytinen; dearest brother of Frances (late Joseph) Hritz and the late Andrew Dado, Martin Dado, Anne Baranowski, Emily Kontol, and Mary Steinhilber; dear brother-in-law of Marie Dado; proud uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting with the Rev. John E. Kalicky, C.PP.S., officiating; cremation to follow. Visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to time of services. Joe Dado was born on February 2, 1931 in Whiting, Indiana to Martin and Mary (Segan) Dado and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Whiting and a graduate of Whiting High School, Class of 1949. He was a life member of the American Slovak Club and was a retiree of Meade Electric with over 20 years of service. Joe was a loyal Chicago Cubs fan and an avid bowler. In his youth, he was a "pin setter" at the Whiting Community Center. Devoted to his family, Joe will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

An audio interview was made in 1991, summarized here. An explanation of the project is here.

Whiting, Indiana: Generational Memory, 1991-1993
Dado, Joseph; Dado, Betty July 20, 1991

Joe Dado grew up in Whiting, Indiana; his wife Betty Dado moved there as a teenager. They remained in Whiting and raised their family there. Mr. and Mrs. Dado primarily speak of their childhoods, their children and grandchildren, and the values and beliefs that are important to them. They briefly discuss how Whiting and its populace have changed over the years and they compare Whiting to Gary, Indiana.

Martin Dado Family Tree