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Re: Gottshall of Montreal PQ Canada
Posted by: Rosemary (Befort) (Fishburn) Shiever (ID *****5902) Date: February 27, 2003 at 14:02:37
In Reply to: Gottshall of Montreal PQ Canada by Richard Hamel of 439

Margaret Heart
301 w. 10th St. Apt. # 2
United States of America
E-mail: memheart2003@yahoo.com
Birthday: 24 Sep 1959
Gender: Female
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Home Phone: 785-625-3055
Notes: Margaret Heart was born in Hays, Kansas on September 24, 1959 to Francis John Befort and Darlene Ann (Hammersmith) a farmer and oil field worker. Heart's endearing giggles and improvisational ability earned her the ability to have a positive outlook on life circumstances. Her character was a deeply joyful blond, never thought of a dumb blond. Heart values her independence, although she believes, "It's hard for any woman. Women run households, they raise children, and they have to be very, very tough. I always saw myself, mother-working, so "I never grew up thinking that a man would take care of me, ever." She also states the importance of family and states her main goal in life has been to be a good mother. Her marriage to Jerry Heart ended March 3, 1993. Family: Father: Francis John Befort, b. Hyacinth, Kansas, farmer, Oil field worker Mother: Darlene Ann (Hammersmith) (Befort) Mattas, b. Gorham, Kansas, July 19, 1936, baker for special occasions Sister: Rosemary Anne (Befort) (Fishburn) Shiever, b. June 20, 1957, Plainville, Kansas, Officer Step Sister: Bernadette Mary (Mattas) Bowen, b. November 7, 1965, Ellsworth, Kansas, beautician, dog groomer Son: Ernest Eugene Heart, b. November 12, 1983, Salina, Kansas, mechanic, father, Jerry Gene Heart, b. June 24, 1946 Son: Michael Jeremiah Heart, b. June 12, 1986, Newton, Kansas, father, Jerry Gene Heart Step daughter: Violet Lynn Heart, b. 1965, Jerry was 19 when she was born, father, Jerry Gene Heart Step daughter: Kim Heart, twin, b. December 9, 1967, father, Jerry Gene Heart Step daughter: Karen Heart, twin, b. December 9, 1967, father Jerry Gene Heart Marriage: Cindy and Jerry Heart: 1963-1969 Awards: Dean's List Book 1993-1994, Hutchinson Community College Awards: Dean's List Book 1997-1998, Hutchinson Community College National Who's Who Book: 1997-1998 Education: A.S. Criminal Justice Administration, May 12, 2000, Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, Kansas B.S. Criminal Justice Administration, May 2004, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas with the emphasis in Law Enforcement. Gottschalk, Adolph and Jane Adolph was born April 18, 1917, in Rush County, the son of William and Anna (Munsch) Gottschalk of Schoenchen. He received his elementary and high school education in the Schoenchen schools. He married Irene Stecklein, the daughter of Jacob and Barbara Stecklein of Antonio. Their daughter Gladys was born September 28, 1940, in Lacrosse, Kansas. Irene died several months later. Jane Befort was born May 2, 1924, the daughter of John C. and Barbara (Steinbeck) Befort of Hyacinth, in Ellis County. She received her elementary education at Hyacinth, attending one-room school, where all eight grades were taught by one teacher. Adolph and Jane were married March 2, 1943, in Schoenchen, Msgr. Francis J. Riedel performed the nuptial mass. We began our married life on the family farm, located several miles east of Schoenchen, in Rush County. One year later, we moved to a farm two miles west of Munjor. We remained there for a period of six years, engaged in wheat and dairy farming. We then retuned to the family farm in Rush County, and have remained there where our family was reared. We are the parents of none children, and all received their education in the Ellis County schools. Our children are as follows: Gladys was born September 28, 1940, at Lacrosse, Kansas. She is a graduate of Schoenchen High School, 1957. She married Richard Herrman, son of Bonaface and Mary Herman of Liebenthal, in Hays, March 30, 1958. They have three children; Mary (May 13, 1959); Alan (March 13, 1960); and Lori (November 21, 1961). They have three granddaughters; Amy, Katherine, a and Eliza—parents are Mary and Joseph Jackson. Richard served in the United States Air Force from 1955-1959, serving 18 months in Guam. They make their home in Emporia, Kansas. James William was born November 16, 1943 in Hays. He graduated from Schoenchen High School, class of 1962. He married Shirley Basgall. She is a graduate of Victoria High School, Class of 1963. They have three children; Gail (January 21, 1966); Stephanie (April 17, 1968); and Bradley (May 5, 1975). They also have one granddaughter, Megan (September 17, 1988). Robert Dean was born June 12, 1945, in Hays. He is a graduate of Schoenchen High School, class of 1963, and Vo-Tech, United States Trade School-1964, Kansas City. He married Ida Koerner, November 21, 1965, in Munjor, the daughter of Julius and Florence Koerner, Hays. They have two children, Brian (August 14, 1966) and Sandra (July 24, 1969). They divorced. He later married Barbara Morris of Denver on February 17, 1986, mother of Jeffery, Julie, Cheryl, and David. They have two grandchildren: Malcom (parents Sandra and Jeff Cathy Cook). Bob and Barbara make their home in Westminister, Colorado. Timothy, was born March 25, 1948, in Hays, a graduate of Schoenchen High school, 1965, a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a B.S. degree in Business, 1970, and a Masters in Business Accounting, 1974. He married Julie Zimmerman on May 29, 1970, in Schoenchen. She is the daughter of Albert and Felicatas Zimmerman of Hays. She is a graduate of Shoenchen High School and Fort Hays State University with a B.S. in psychology and a Masters in Special Education. They have two children: Jill (September 1976), Andrew (October 7, 1978), and Abby (December 3, 1984). They make their home in Bellville. Karen Marie was born October 13, 1949 in Hays. She is a graduate of Sublette High School in 1968. She married Fred Patterson on January 30, 1967, in Schoenchen. He is the son of Frank and Marietta Patterson of Oklahoma. They have two children; Tammy (July 31, 1967) and Timothy Page (March 3, 1970). They divorced. Karen later married Bob Sarles of Dodge City. They have one daughter, Kimberly Lynn, born April 17, 1976. He died in 1989. Karen has one grandson born November 2, 1990. The parents are Mark and Tammy Thompson. Mark is a sergeant in the United States Air Force, stationed in North Dakota. Karen and Kimberly reside in Hays. Randall was born January 9, 1951. He is a graduate of Hays High, class of 1969. He enlisted in the United States navy, 1969 to 1971. He served as Ships Service man on the U.S.S. Oklahoma City stationed at Yokohama, Japan. He married Eileen McCullough in June 1974, in Goodland. They have two children: Angela (July 28, 1979) and Sheena (June 3, 1982). They divorced and he later married Gina Fiure of Manville, New Jersey, 1986. He makes his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Loren was born January 24, 1954, in Hays. He is a graduate of Hays High, Class of 1972. Graduated from Atlantic Air Line School, Kansas City, 1973 and attended the University of Illinois from 1985 to 1986. He married Linda Randa January 12, 1974, in Liebenthal. The daughter of Marvin and Ann Randa of Liebenthal. She is a graduate of Lacrosse High, 1972. They have two daughters; Kayla (May 21, 1975) and Sarah Dawn (October 25, 1976). They make their home in Lenexa, Kansas. Michelle Ann was born April 14, 1958, in Hays—Class of 1976. She married David Sander April 30, 1977, in Schoenchen. He is the son of Adam and Leona Sander of Victoria and graduate of Victoria High School, class of 1972. They have three children: Christopher (September 16, 1977); Mark (October 12, 1978); and Kristin (July 28, 1982). Michelle is a member if the Daughters of Isabella #364 St. Fidelis Circle, served as Regent for three years (1984-1987). Currently, she was Past Regent for three years. They make their home in Victoria. DeeAnn was born July 21, 1961, in Hays. She is the graduate of Marian High in Hays, class of 1979. She married Jerry Garrison on September 10, 1984, in Hays. He is the sons of Francis and Marie Garrison of Hill City and a graduate of Hill City High School. They have four children: Kyle (December 11, 1972) and Brandon (December 27, 1982); and Nathan (June 12, 1987). They make their home in Hays. We have retired for several years but remain active in various activities. Adolph continues to be involved in church and community activities and gardening. I remain active with crafts, interior design and in home care of the elderly, and above all, our grandchildren are our pride and joy. Submitted by Jane Gottschalk Gottschalk, William and Rosa William Gottschalk was born March 19, 1897, in Schoenchen, Kansas. He was the second oldest of a family of nine children. His parents were Henry Gottschalk and Elizabeth (Werth). Willie, Bill "Digger Willie," as he was always called, was a strong and well-built man. He was seen lifting by himself one end of a header barger when younger brother Al was pinned under neath its weight; thereby probably saving Al's life. William served in the United States Armed Forces in World War I. He played a clarinet in the Army band. Rosa Stoecklein was born September 29, 1898, in Munjor, Kansas, the eighth child of Christof and Henena (Herklotz) Stoecklein. There were nine children in that family. Rosa Stoecklein, unlike Bill, was rather small and trim in structure. William and Rosa were married May , 1919, in Schoenchen. Their wedding was a memorable one lasting several days. After their marriage, they moved to a farm west of Schoenchen, where they farmed next to William's father, Henry Gottschalk. While living on the farm, the only three children, Lorine, Ray and Gerald were born. Ray and Lorine attended Riverside School until 1935, when they moved to Schoenchen into the home own William's mothers Elizabeth Gottschalk. At this time they were still farming and also started to do some commercial trucking while consisted of hauling cattle, sand and grain. In 1941 William purchased 160 acres of pasture located half mile east of Schoenchen, at this time, they started to milk some cows which were brought to Schoenchen every morning. The pasture was a half mile east of Schoechen. When she was 41, it was detected that Rosa has cancer, which caused her trouble for twelve years. She died on November 20, 1951, at the age of 53 years. Despite her illness she never spared herself from house cleaning. In 1949 William and Rosa built a liquor store which William operated with his son Ray and wife Leola's help. Their son Gerald died on March 5, 1975 at Schoenchen at the age of 43. William and Rosa was a very devout couple and spared nothing to build a beautiful family. Rosa was like all the Stoecklein girls, a very devout and religious mother. William helped with the choir and sang along with the recording of the songs by "The Schoencheneers," reminders of the songs they used to sing in the "Good old Days." Submitted by Leola Gottschalk PETITION FOR PROPABATE OF WILL AND ISSUANCE OF LETTERS TESTAMENTTARY COMES NOW Jane Gottschalk, Petitioner, a and alleges: 1. Jane Gottschalk is a resident of Ellis County, Kansas, whose address is 2515 Felton Dr., Hays, KS 67601 2. Petitioner has an interest in decedent’s Estate as the Executrix named in the "Last Will and Testament of William John Befort," deceased, dated August 21, 2000. 3. William John Befort died testate at Hays, Kansas, and November 22, 2000; at the time of death descendent were a resident of Ellis County, Kansas, and a citizen of the United States. 4. The names, ages, relationships, residences and addresses of the heirs of the decedent as far as known and can with responsible diligence are ascertained are: Name Age Relationship Address Bernice England Adult Sister 256 Maywood St. New Bedford, MA 02745 Ester Stals Adult Sister 2660 Acushnet Ave. New Bedford, MA 02745 Aloysius Befort Adult Brother 2312 West 6th St. Grand Island, NE 68803 Josephine Pfeifer Adult Sister 2502 Sherman Ave. Hays, Kansas 67601 Agnes England Adult Sister 258 Church St. New Bedford, MA 02745 Jane Gottschalk Adult Sister 2518 Felton Dr. Hays, KS 67601 (Albina Pfeifer, predeceased sister, who left no issue) (Clarence Befort, processed brother, who left no issue) (Alex Befort, preceased brother, whose issue is as follows :) Gloria Befort Adult Niece 302 N. Jefferson Smith Center, KS 66967 Irene Wilson, preceased sister, whose issue is as follows :)? David Wilson Adult Nephew 211 E. 7th, Box 385 Lacrosse, KS 67548 (Conrad Befortm preceased brother, who left no issue) (Francis Befort, preceased brother, whose issue are as follows :) Rosemary Shiever Adult Niece 152 N. Broadway Salina, KS 67401 Margaret Mae Heart Adult Niece 708 W. 12th, Apt. 1-A Hays, KS 67601 5. So far as known or can with reasonable diligence be ascertained descendent had no spouse, children, issue of deceased children or other heirs who survived the decedent other than the person above named. 6. the written instrument dated August 21, 2000, and filed with this Petition is the Last Will and Testament of the decedne and is entitled to be admitted to probate. 7. Administration is not sought under the Kansas Simplified Estates Act. 8. the name, residence and address of the named Executrix of the Will are: Jane Gottschalk, 2518 Felton Dr., Hay, KS 67601. 9. The names, ages, relationships residences and addresses of the devisees and legatees so far as known can with reasonable diligence be ascertained are: Name Age Relationship Address Jane Gottschalk Adult Sister 2518 Felten Dr. Hays, KS 67601 Aloysious Befort Adult Brother 2312 West 6th St. Grand Island, NE 68803 Fort Hays State University Endowment Association 610 Park St. Hays, KS 67601 Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Hays, KS 1805 Vine St. Hays, KS 67601 I would like our family history to begin with my great grandparents. Conrad and Anna Margaretha (Kronnewitter) BEFORT, along with their TWO small children, Paula and Peter, emigrated from OBERMONJOUr, RUSSIA, situated along the Volga, north of Saratov. Leaving on SEPTEMBER 18, 1876, they arrived NOVEMBER 1, 1876. They landed in New York and immediately headed westward Conrad and Anna, along with other immigrants, settled in and founded what is now known as MUNJOR, Kansas. Upon their arrival (as this was open prairie) the first in order of things was to provide shelter. Their first home was built of sod cut from the prairie. After taking care of their immediate needs, and to survive the coming winter, the next most important thing was to build a place of worship. Their first church was built in 1877. They were strong in their Catholic faith, and their lives were centered on their religious training. Conrad and Anna were farmers and were active in their community and church. As the years passed, they eventually had a family of thirteen children. My grandfather, John C. BEFORT, was BORN in MUNJOR, FEBRUARY 18, 1890. He was the ninth child and youngest son. Conrad died AUGUST 12, 1914, survived by his wife and TEN children. Anna lived in her home in Hays, Kansas, for some years, and the remainder of her life with her son and dAUGUSThter-in-law John and Barbara. John C. BEFORT, son of Conrad BEFORT and Anna Margaretha (Kronnawitter) BEFORT, was BORN on FEBRUARYRUARY 18, 1890. Barbara Steinbock, the dAUGUSThter of Alois and Elizabeth Steinbeck, was a sister to triplets She was BORN on JUNE 3, 1893. On OCTOBER 24, 1911, they were MARRIED in MUNJOR, Kansas. They began their life together on a farm several miles west of MUNJOR. They remained there until 1920. During those years FIVE children were BORN to them; Josephine, 6/27/1912; Albina; 9/3/1913, Clarence, 8/4/1915; William, 2/2/1917; and Alex, 10/17/1919. In the year of 1920, John and Barbara sold their farm and purchased half a section of land half a mile north of Hyacinth, Kansas. The home, barn and other buildings had been built about THREE years earlier. TEN other children were BORN to them the following years; Elizabeth, OCTOBER 19, 1920; Agnes, 7/8/1922; JANUARYe 5/3/1924; John Jr. 9/18/1925, Ester, 8/31/1926; Bernice, 4/24/1928; Irene, 12/13/1929 twins Alois and Conrad, 10/30/1931 and Francis 10/6/1933. John Jr. and Elizabeth died as infants. Alex was a veteran of World War II in the U.S. Army and saw action in Germany and France. He died in 10/1951. He was survived by his wife, Rose (Steocklein) BEFORT, and infant dAUGUSThter, Gloria. Irene died 8/16/1965, at age 35, survived by her husband, Leroy Wilson and small son, David Conrad (twin son) died in 1947 at Seventeen years of age. Francis died in a power line accident 8/22/1961. He was in the army from 1954-1955. He was age 27 when he passed away. He was survived by his wife Darlene (HAMMERSMITH) BEFORT and TWO small dAUGUSThters, Rosemary, 4 and Margaret, twenty-THREE months olDIED John and Barbara worked long hours to provide for and rear their family. Barbara would begin her day at 4'oclock in the morning to do her baking, laundry, and help with outside morning chores, including milking cows and feeding animals. During harvest she was in the fields working along side the men. She was also a seamstress and made most of the children's clothing. Their children received their elementary education at Hyacinth in a ONE-room school, where all EIGHT grades were taughtht by ONE teacher. Simon GOETZ and Florence Ross were the teachers during those years. Their children walked to school most of the time as it was only about a mile away from home. However, other times, after a particularly heavy snow storm, the children looked forward to going to school in a ONE-horse open sleigh. John would bundle them up in a fur lap robe and don his buffalo fur coat and away they would go. They were members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, also located at Hyacinth, where their children received their sacraments and spiritual training. John died at 43 years of age on JUNEE 30, 1933. Barbara died at 48 years of age on JULY 1, 1941. They were survived by thirteen of their children. Alex Befort BORN 17 OCTOBER 1919 Elizabeth Befort BORN 19 OCTOBER 1920, Hyacinth, KS DIED young Agnes Befort BORN 8 July 1922, Hyacinth, KS JANUARYe Befort BORN MAY 1924, Hyacinth, KS John Befort BORN 18 September 1925, Hyacinth, KS DIED young Esther Befort BORN 31 Sep 1926, Hyacinth, KS Bernice Befort BORN 24 April 1928, Hyacinth, KS Irene Befort BORN 13 DECEMBER 1929 Alois Befort BORN 30 OCTOBER. 1931, Hyacinth, KS Conrad Befort BORN 30 OCTOBER 1931, Hyacinth, KS DIED 1947. Francis Befort BORN 6 OCTOBER. 1933. DIED AUGUST 22, 1961 Conrad Befort and Anna Margareta Kronnewritter (1876) Paulina (Phillip Pfannensteil) Agnes died as an infant Clara (Peter Pfannensteil) Anna (Adam Brull) Margaret (JoSEPTEMBERh Binder) Carl (Mary Goetz) Catherine (Alois A. Engel) Casper died as an infant Agnes (Oscar Anderson) George died as an infant ELIZABETH IS BURIED IN WAMEGO, KANSAS WITH HER DAUGUSTHTER. STEINBOCK, Elizabeth 39 yrs old 11/15/1906 STEINBOCK, Susanna 11/03/1906 02/28/1907 ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CEMETERY IN WAMEGO, KANSAS known info: STEINBOCK, Anthony (born 6/19/1903 and DIED 01 of1952) MARRIED Anna, ballinder, STEINBOCK (BORN 0721 1905 AND DIED 03/28/97),they gave birth to aloysius (al) p. STEINBOCK in summit county on MAY 7th of 1937, Al had 4 siblings at the time. We desperately need info (names, addresses, etc) on the FOUR siblings ( we believe ONE name MAY be Mary STEINBOCK Johannes H. WASINGER Sex: M Birth: 25 APRIL 1853 in Kamenka, RUSSIA Death: 12 FEBRUARY 1927 in MUNJOR, Ellis Cty, Kansas Father: Anton WASSINGER , Sr. b: 15 JUNE 1817 in RUSSIA Mother: Katherina BACH b: AFT. 1805 in RUSSIA Marriage 1 Dorothea HERKLOTZ b: 8 NOVEMBER 1856 in RUSSIA MARRIED: 14 JANUARY 1874 in RUSSIA Children Anna WASINGER b: 30 DECEMBER 1874 in Kamenka, RUSSIA Agatha WASINGER b: AFT. 1875 Katherine WASINGER b: AFT. 1877 Cecilia WASINGER b: AFT. 1879 Maria WASINGER b: 11 APRIL 1881 Elizabeth WASINGER b: 1884 Rosa WASINGER b: 28 JULY 1882 Franciscus John WASINGER b: 22 OCTOBER 1885 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Marriage 2 Anna Katharina WALDSCHMIDT b: 1865 in Neu OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA MARRIED: 31 JULY 1890 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Children Angelita WASINGER b: ABOUT 1886 Frances WASINGER b: ABOUT 1888 Philomena WASINGER b: ABOUT 1890 Amelia WASINGER b: OCTOBER 1892 Nicolaus WASINGER b: Mar 1894 JoSEPTEMBERhina WASINGER b: 15 AUGUST 1895 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Mathilda WASINGER b: 18 Mar 1897 JULYiana WASINGER b: AFT. 1898 Living WASINGER Living WASINGER Living WASINGER William J. WASINGER b: 30 APRIL 1904 in Hays, Kansas Alois STEINBECK Sex: M Death: 1911 Marriage 1 Agatha WASINGER b: AFT. 1875 MARRIED: 1909 Isadore REICHERT Sex: M Birth: AFT. 1863 in Schoenchen, RUSSIA Death: 1937 Marriage 1 Agatha WASINGER b: AFT. 1875 MARRIED: 1913 Children Living REICHERT Dorothea HERKLOTZ Sex: F Birth: 8 NOVEMBER 1856 in RUSSIA Death: 3 OCTOBER 1887 in MUNJOR, Ellis Cty, Kansas Marriage 1 Johannes H. WASINGER b: 25 APRIL 1853 in Kamenka, RUSSIA MARRIED: 14 JANUARY 1874 in RUSSIA Children Anna WASINGER b: 30 DECEMBER 1874 in Kamenka, RUSSIA Agatha WASINGER b: AFT. 1875 Katherine WASINGER b: AFT. 1877 Cecilia WASINGER b: AFT. 1879 Maria WASINGER b: 11 APRIL 1881 Elizabeth WASINGER b: 1884 Rosa WASINGER b: 28 JULY 1882 Franciscus John WASINGER b: 22 OCTOBER 1885 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas JoSEPTEMBERh WERTH Sex: M Birth: AFT. 1874 Marriage 1 Agatha WASINGER b: AFT. 1875 MARRIED: 1896 Children Living WERTH Agatha WASINGER Sex: F Birth: AFT. 1875 Father: Johannes H. WASINGER b: 25 APRIL 1853 in Kamenka, RUSSIA Mother: Dorothea HERKLOTZ b: 8 NOVEMBER 1856 in RUSSIA Marriage 1 JoSEPTEMBERh WERTH b: AFT. 1874 Johannes H. WASINGER Sex: M Birth: 25 APRIL 1853 in Kamenka, RUSSIA Death: 12 FEBRUARY 1927 in MUNJOR, Ellis Cty, Kansas Father: Anton WASSINGER , Sr. b: 15 JUNE 1817 in RUSSIA Mother: Katherina BACH b: AFT. 1805 in RUSSIA Marriage 1 Dorothea HERKLOTZ b: 8 NOVEMBER 1856 in RUSSIA MARRIED: 14 JANUARY 1874 in RUSSIA Children Anna WASINGER b: 30 DECEMBER 1874 in Kamenka, RUSSIA Agatha WASINGER b: AFT. 1875 Katherine WASINGER b: AFT. 1877 Cecilia WASINGER b: AFT. 1879 Maria WASINGER b: 11 APRIL 1881 Elizabeth WASINGER b: 1884 Rosa WASINGER b: 28 JULY 1882 Franciscus John WASINGER b: 22 OCTOBER 1885 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Marriage 2 Anna Katharina WALDSCHMIDT b: 1865 in Neu OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA MARRIED: 31 JULY 1890 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Children Angelita WASINGER b: ABOUT 1886 Frances WASINGER b: ABOUT 1888 Philomena WASINGER b: ABOUT 1890 Amelia WASINGER b: OCTOBER 1892 Nicolaus WASINGER b: Mar 1894 JoSEPTEMBERhina WASINGER b: 15 AUGUST 1895 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Mathilda WASINGER b: 18 Mar 1897 JULYiana WASINGER b: AFT. 1898 Living WASINGER Living WASINGER Living WASINGER William J. WASINGER b: 30 APRIL 1904 in Hays, Kansas Anton WASSINGER , Sr. Sex: M Birth: 15 JUNE 1817 in RUSSIA Death: 15 JUNE 1896 in Kansas Father: George Peter WASSINGER b: ABOUT 1766 Mother: Wilhelmina GELLIN b: ABOUT 1775 Marriage 1 Katherina BACH b: AFT. 1805 in RUSSIA MARRIED: AFT. 1832 in Schoenchen?, RUSSIA Children Anton Peter WASINGER , Jr. b: 18 JANUARY 1844 in Schoenchen, RUSSIA George Peter WASINGER b: 8 AUGUST 1847 in RUSSIA Katherina Elizabeth WASINGER b: 20 JUNE 1850 in RUSSIA Johannes H. WASINGER b: 25 APRIL 1853 in Kamenka, RUSSIA Katherina BACH Sex: F Birth: AFT. 1805 in RUSSIA Death: 15 JUNE 1855 in RUSSIA Marriage 1 Anton WASSINGER , Sr. b: 15 JUNE 1817 in RUSSIA MARRIED: AFT. 1832 in Schoenchen?, RUSSIA Children Anton Peter WASINGER , Jr. b: 18 JANUARY 1844 in Schoenchen, RUSSIA George Peter WASINGER b: 8 AUGUST 1847 in RUSSIA Katherina Elizabeth WASINGER b: 20 JUNE 1850 in RUSSIA Johannes H. WASINGER b: 25 APRIL 1853 in Kamenka, RUSSIA Katherine WASINGER Sex: F Birth: AFT. 1877 Father: Johannes H. WASINGER b: 25 APRIL 1853 in Kamenka, RUSSIA Mother: Dorothea HERKLOTZ b: 8 NOVEMBER 1856 in RUSSIA Marriage 1 John SAUER b: AFT. 1862 Anton WASSINGER , Sr. Sex: M Birth: 15 JUNE 1817 in RUSSIA Death: 15 JUNE 1896 in Kansas Father: George Peter WASSINGER b: ABOUT 1766 Mother: Wilhelmina GELLIN b: ABOUT 1775 Marriage 1 Katherina BACH b: AFT. 1805 in RUSSIA MARRIED: AFT. 1832 in Schoenchen?, RUSSIA Children Anton Peter WASINGER , Jr. b: 18 JANUARY 1844 in Schoenchen, RUSSIA George Peter WASINGER b: 8 AUGUST 1847 in RUSSIA Katherina Elizabeth WASINGER b: 20 JUNE 1850 in RUSSIA Johannes H. WASINGER b: 25 APRIL 1853 in Kamenka, RUSSIA Agatha AFT. 1875 :ag482 Father: Johannes H. Wasinger Mother: Dorothea Herklotz Spouses: JoSEPTEMBERh Werth, Alois Steinbeck, Isadore Reichert JoSEPTEMBERh WASSINGER Sex: M Birth: ABOUT 1734 in Bavaria or Hessen, Germany Death: in Graf, RUSSIA Marriage 1 Margaret (Mareda) KLEPAUN b: in Bavaria or Hessen, Germany Children Johannes WASSINGER I b: in Graf, RUSSIA Anton WASSINGER Peter WASSINGER Mary Anna WASSINGER Margretta WASSINGER Susanna WASSINGER Christina WASSINGER Katherine WASSINGER Magdalina WASSINGER Christophel (Christopher) WASSINGER George Peter WASSINGER b: ABOUT 1766 On 18 June, 2002, the author received a letter from Jutta von Essen, an archivist for the Cathedral and Diocesan Archives at Mainz, Germany, in response to a request for research of the Kranewitter (sic) family. In the letter, she said that she had found an entry for the 28 OCTOBERober, 1760, marriage between Johannes Kranewitter and Anna Elisabeth Sattler, recorded in the catholic parish register of Pfaffen-Wiesbach, a small town located about 20 miles north of Frankfurt in the German state of Hessen. The entry states that Johannes was the son of Martin Kranewitter, DECEMBEReased, and that Anna Elizabeth was the dAUGUSThter of Johannes Anton Sattler from the nearby village of Kransberg. Other records in the Pfaffen-Wiesbach register indicate that Johannes Anton Sattler from the nearby village of Kransberg. Other records in the Pfaffen-Wiesbach register indicate that Johannes and Anna Elisabeth (Sattler) Kranewitter had three dAUGUSThters, born between July of 1761 and JANUARYuary of 1766. After the birth announcement of the last dAUGUSThter, there are no more references to this Kranewitter family-a fact that can be explained by their migration to Russia in the latter part of 1766. Other records suggest that Johannes had a brother named Georg Wilhelm Kranewitter, who married and remained in the Pfaffen-Wiesbach area. These and other facts, along with supporting evidence, are outlined on the following pages, leading to the conclusion that the original settler in the Volga German colony of Obermonjou, Russia, bearing the surname Kranewitter was Johannes Kranewitter of Pfaffen-Wiesbach, Hessen, Germany, and that his wife was Anna Elisabeth Sattler of nearby Kransberg. When they arrived at Obermonjou on 3 AUGUSTust, 1767, they were not listed with any children: apparently, the three dAUGUSThters born in Pfaffen-Wiesbach had died before or during the trip from Germany to Russia. The town of Wertheim, Germany, which is the place of origin of the Leiker family of Obermonjou, lies two miles southwest of Pfannen-Wesbach. Other evidence indicates that the Leiker and Kranewitter families traveled in the same transport group to the Volga colonies. When the genealogical proof standard is applied to the data and evidence that are shown above and that are summarized on the following pages, it can be stated that beyond a reasonable doubt the German place of origin of Johannes and Elisabeth (Sattler) Kranewitter is the town of Pfaffen-Wiesbach. Family Group Sheet Husband: Martin Kranewitter Born: c. 1700 in: Died: before 1760 in: Pfaffen-Wiesbach, Hesen, Germany Pfaffen-Weisbach is located about 20 miles north of Frankfurt, Germany. Wife: Mrs. Martin (Katharina) Kranewitter Born: c. 1700 In the 10 MAY 1767 marriage contract, listed in the Pfaffenwiesbach, Germany, church register, for Georg Wilhelm Kranewitter and Eva Katharina Lauth, Georg Wilhelm’s parents were listed as “Martin,” DECEMBEReased and “Katharina(_). Child 1 Johannes Krannewitter Born: 1731 in: of Pfaffen-Wiesbach, Hessen, Germany Died: c. 1782 in: Obermonjou, Russia In: Russia Other: Moved to Russia In: 1766-1767 Occupation: Farmer, Baker Spouse: Anna Elisabeta (Elizabeth) Sattler BORN c. 1738 Married: 28 OCTOBER 1760 in: Pfaffen-Wiesbach, Hessen, Germany Johannes and Anna Elisabeta (Elisabeth) arrived in Obermonjou 3 AUGUSTust 1767. He listed his place of origin as Weisbach, Germany, and his occupation as baker. He stated that he was a Catholic. His youngest dAUGUSThter Katherina was born in 1779. He was not listed in a register of Obermonjou residents compiled in 1785. Marriage of Johannes Kranewitter, son of Marton, and Anna Elisabeth Sattler, dAUGUSThter of Johan Anton of Kransberg, was recorded at Pfaffen-Wesbach, Germany 28 OCTOBER. 1760. Child 2 Georg Wilhelm Kranewitter In: of Pfaffen-Wisbach, Hessen, Germany Spouse: Eva Katharina Lauth Married: 10 MAY 1767 In: Pfaffen-Wiesbach, Hessen, Germany Husband: Johannes Krannewitter Born: 1731 In: of Pfaffen-Wiesbach, Hessen, Germany Died: c. 1782 In: Obermonjou, Russia In: Russia Other: Moved to Russia In: 1766-1767 Occupation: farmer, baker Father: Martin Kranewitter Mother: Mrs. Martin (Katharina) Kranewitter Johannes and Anna Elisabeta arrived in Obermonjou 3 AUGUSTust, 1767. He is listed her place of origin as Wiesbach, Germany, and his occupation as baker. He stated that he was Catholic. His youngest dAUGUSThter Katherina was born in 1779. He was not listed in the register of Obermonjou residents compiled in 1785. This would indicate that he died sometime between 1779 and 1785. Marriage of Johannes Kranewitter, son of Martin, and Anna Elisabeth Sattler, dAUGUSThter of Johan Anton of Kransberg, was recorded at Pfaffen-Wiesbach, Germany 28 OCTOBERober 1760. Wife: Anna Elisabeta (Elisabeth) Sattler Married: 28 OCTOBER 1760 In: Pfaffen-Wiesbach, Hessen, Germany Born: c. 1738 In: of Kransberg, Hessen, Germany In: Obermonjou, Russia Father: Johannes Anton Sattler Mother: Mrs. Johannes Anton Sattler When Anna Elisabeta and Johannes arrived in Obermonjou in 1767, she stated she was 29, indicating that she had been born about 1738. In the 1798 census of Obermonjou, she stated that she was 57, indicating that her year of birth had been about 1741. After Johannes died, she married Johannes Neulist. She and Johannes Neulist had no children of their own but adopted Christian Minrad (Meinrad), an orphan from Solothurn (Wittmann). Paffen-Wiesbach, Germany, parish records list her father as “Johannes Anton Sattler”, Kransberg Child 1 Maria Margaretha Kranewitter Born: 25 July 1761 In: Pfaffen-Wiesbach, Hessen, Germany Died: before 1767 In: Germany Maria was not listed with Johannes and Anna Kranewitter when they arrived at Obermonjou, Russia, indicating that she died before or during the trip from Germany to Russia. Child 2 Katharina Kranewitter Born: 9 NOVEMBER 1763 In: Pfaffen-Wiesbach, Hessen, Germany Died: before 1767 In: Germany Katharina was not listed with Johannes and Anna Kranewitter when they arrived at Obermonjou, Russia, indicating that she had died before or during the trip from Germany to Russia. Child 3 Eva Katharina Kranewitter Born: 15 JANUARY 1766 In: Pfaffen-Wiesbach, Hessen, Germany Died: before 1767 In: Germany Eva Katharina was not listed with Johannes and Anna when they arrived at Obermonjou, Russia, indicating that she had died before of during the trip from Germany to Russia Child 4 Margaretha Krannewitter Born: 1770 In: Obermonjou, Russia Spouse: JoSEPTEMBERh Nurnberger BORN 1767 Child 5 Gerhard Krannewitter Born: 1770 In: Obermonjou, Russia Died: after 1850 In: Obermonjou, Russia Occupation: farmer Spouse: Dorotea Wagner BORN 1776 Married: Russia in: c. 1794 Gerhard was the only son of Johannes Kranewitter and Elisabeta Sattler. When the 1798 census of Obermonjou was recorded Gerhard and his wife Dorotea Wagner were residing at the house of her parents Friedrich Wagner, 70, of Paninskaya (Schonchen) and Barbara Dinkel, 69. Next door to them was the of (Anna) Elisabeta Sattler and her second husband Johannes Neulist. Child 6 Katherina Krannewitter Born: 1779 In: Russia When the census of Obermonjou was taken Katherina was living in the house of her mother Anna Elizabeta Sattler and her stepfather Johannes Neulist. Johannes Krannewitter and his wife Anna Elizabeta Sattler arrived in the Volga-German colony of Obermonjou, Russia on 3, AUGUSTust 1767, registered No. 63 on the recorded list of the first settlers. Weisbach (Germany) was designated as Johannes' place of origin. At the end of the year 1767, Johannes gave his age as 36, and Anna Elizabeta gave hers as 29. This would indicate that he had been born about 1731, and she about 1738. Johannes listed his religion as Catholic and his occupation as baker (Pleve 1998). The Catholic settlement of Obermonjou was established on the east side of the Volga River--about 40 miles northeast of Saratov--by 82 families on 5 MARCH 1767. It was named for Major Otto Friedrich de Monjou, a Frenchman who had been employed by representatives of the Russian empress Catherine the Great tot recruit people from Germany who would settle the relatively empty expanses along the lower Volga River (Koch 1977). One of these settlers was Johannes Krannewitter from Weisbach, Germany. German online telephone listings reveal six town s named Weisbach (Teleauskunft 1999). In order to ascertain which of these towns Johannes Krannewitter came from, the author needed to examine the historical records that might bear reference to hiMARRIED The only German records that were kept and that would contain the needed genealogical information for the period in question--around 1720 to 1770--are Catholic parish records of baptisms and marriages. All of the parish and diocesan archives that contain data for these towns were contacted, and the researchers there investigated the files of these there from the early to the middle 1700s. Following is a description of the search. The Bezier (state) of Rheinland-Pfalz is the site of two towns called Weisbach, one of which is located about 10 miles northeast of the city of Zweibrucken. Diocesan records for that place have been kept since 1738, but registers there did not contain any references to individuals or families with the name Krannewitter or with any name spelled similarly (Mitsching 1998). The other town named Weisbach in Rheinland-Pfalz is located near the community of Bad Elms. It was designated on the online telephone listings but was not mentioned in Catholic parish records (Stenger 1999). There is a village called Weisbach near the town of Eppelborn in the state of SaarlanDIED In this village, which is situated about 10 miles north of Saarland, parish records contain no references to individuals named Krannewitter of anything similar (Pfarramt Eppelborn 1998). Three localities named Weisbach are located in the state of Bayern (Bavaria). A village called Wiesbach, which lies near the community of Ainring in Oberbayer (Upper Bavaria) had no parish records of families with the surname Krannewitter or anything similar (Pfister 1999). Another town called Weisbach, also Upper Bavaria, is located about 45 miles northeast of Munich. Researchers there would also find no parish records referring to families named Krannewitter or any similar spelling variant (Mai 1998). Diocesan researchers of the parish archives of the town just mentioned also examined the records for another village named Weisbach, which is about seven miles farther north. This village is situated in Niederbayern (Lower Bavaria) and lies just north of the line that SEPTEMBER rates Upper Bavaria from Lower Bavaria. Records for the parish includes the tiny hamlet of Weisbach, lower Bavaria, contain several references to families with surnames similar to Krannewitter living there at the time in question (Mai 1998). At least one of these families was living in the immediate area around Weisbach at the same time that Johannes Krannewitter was born (Mai 1998). Weisbach, Lower Bavaria, is situated in the extreme northwestern part of the Landkreis (County) of Eckenfelder and lies approximately 50 miles northeast of Munich. More precisely, it is located about one-mile west-southwest of the town of Obertrennbach and lies on the line between the county of Eckenfelder and the county of Vilsbiburg. Obertrennbach and Gangkofen, a town about three miles south, are the centers of the two Catholic parishes which contain references to Krannewitter families (Mai 1998; Hall 1978). No baptismal record for Johannes Krannewitter, born about 1731 as notes above, was uncovered by parish researchers. Gangkofen/Obertrennbach parish registers do, however, indicate that Adam Kronawitter (sic), an itinerant dragonet assigned to Mitterfels--a town about 40 miles to the north--and his wife Anna had a son named Michael Gronawitter (sic) (The surname was spelled differently in the same baptismal entry in the parish register.) who was baptized 3 MAY, 1731. The godfather was Michael Gruewinckler, a farmer from the village of Wettersdorf, which is located about one mile north of Weisbach across the line in the county of Vilsbiburg (Mai 1998). Michael Gronawitter, born 1731, would have been the same age as Johannes Krannewitter, who was 36 when he settled in Obermonjou, Russia, in 1767. Based on the fact that both men were the same age, the fact that men were from towns called Weisbach has records of families with surnames similar to Krannewitter, a hypothesis establishing a connection between these two individuals can be formulated: Perhaps the baptismal name of Johannes Krannewitter, the Russian immigrant, was Michael; and Johannes did not use his baptismal name in any of the civil documents recorded in Russia. These civil documents will be discussed in the next chapter. Records from Gangkofen list other baptisms of individuals with surnames similar to Krannewitter. Almost 20 years before the baptism of Michael Gronawitter, Anna Cronawetter (sic), dAUGUSThter of Matthias Cronawetter and his wife Kunigunde--residents of Holzreit--was baptized on 12 DECEMBERember, 1712. The godmother was Anna Aigner, wife of Christopher Aigner, a farmer from Holzreit (Mai 1998), Detailed maps of the Gangkofen/Obertrennbach area do not show a town named Holzreit (Hall 1978). Maria Barbara Kronewitter (sic), dAUGUSThter of Adam Cronewitter (sic)-- a retired, itinerant dragonet--and his wife Anna, was baptized 3 SEPTEMBERtember 1714. The godmother was Barbara Veichtner, wife of Jakob Velchtner, resident of the town of Malling (Mai 1998). Malling is located about three-fourths of a mile west of Weisbach (Hall 1978). (Based on the similarity of names and occupation, it is presumed that Adam and Anna Cronewitter were also the parents of Michael Gronawitter-mentioned above--who was born 17 years later. Thirty-three years later, on 1 SEPTEMBERtember 1747, Martin Krunerwitter (sic), son of Sebastian Krunerwitter--a vagabond--and his wife Elisabeth, was baptizeDIED The godfather was Martin Wiser, a merchant from Weisbach (Mai 1998). Adding to the strength of the hypothesis formulated above is the fact that the given names Adam, Michael, and Sebastian were repeated in the generations following Johannes Krannewitter, the Volga-German settler. The archive director of the Catholic records in the Regensburg bishoprics, which houses the Gangkofen/Obertrennbach registers, commented that due to the paucity of records for the Krannewitter families in the Weisbach area and due to the transitory nature of these families, further research would be difficult. Archivists also checked marriage records of the Gangkofen/Obertrennbach parishes and all the records of the several neighboring parishes; they failed to uncover any more references to Krannewitter families. The archive director recommended hiring a professional genealogist to uncover any more data (Mai 1998). In conclusion, it is significant that Gangkofen/Obertrennbach is the only Catholic parish in Germany, so far encountered by the author that includes both a town named Weisbach and records that refer to families with surnames that are spelling variants of Krannewitter. Regretfully, these records are isolate DIED As already stated, archive directors examined records in the five other German towns named Weisbach but failed to located any surnames similar to Krannewitter. Lamentable is the fact that no baptismal, birth, or marriage records of an individual named Johannes Krannewitter were uncover Died It is hoped that further research will resolve the riddle of his place of origin. Until then, it must remain pure speculation that Weisbach, in the parish of Obertrennbach, in the counties of Eckenfelder and Vilsbiburg, Lowered Bavaria, is the place of origin of Johannes Krannewitter. The 1798 revision list, or census, of Obermonjou, Russia, revealed the identitities of Johannes and Anna Elizabeta (Sattler) Krannewitter's children and the approximate time of Johannes' death. The 1798 census of Obermonjou will be discussed at length in each chapter. Margareta Krannewitter, 30, was apparently the oldest child of Johannes and Anna Elisabeta, according to information reported in the 1798 census. In the census, Margareta--who had been born around 1768, probably in Obermonjou--was listed as the wife of JoSEPTEMBERh Nurberger, 31. They were living at the house of Wilhelm Seib, 53, and his wife Anna Maria Hartman, 68. Josef was Anna Maria's son by her first husband Valentine Nurberger. Josef Nurnberger and Margareta Krannewitter were the parents of two dAUGUSThters; Margareta, four and Katherina, one and one-half (Rye 1995). Gerhard Krannewiter, 28, born about 1770, probably in Obermonjou, was evidently the only son of Johannes Krannewitter and his wife Dorotea Wagner, 22, were residing at the house of Dorotea's parents Friedrich Wagner, 70, from Paninskaya (Schoenchen), and Barbara Dinkel, 69. Gerhard was working for his father-in-law, who was noted as being unable to work. Listed with Gerhard and Dorotea was a son, Nikolaus, three. Next door to them was the house of Johannes Neulist, 43, and his wife Anna Elisabeta Sattler, 57. (In the 1767 list of the first settlers of Obermonjou-- which will also be discussed in the next chapter--Anna Elizabeta reported that age was 29, indicated that she had been born about 1738. Therefore, when the 1798 census was enumerated, she would have been around 60. Residing with Johannes Neulist and Anna Elisabeta sattler was Katherina Krannewitter, 19, noted as Anna Elisabeta's dAUGUSThter by her first husband Johannes Krannewitter. Also residing with them was Christian Minrad (Meinrad), four, an orphan from Solothurn (Wittman). Johannes Krannewitter's dAUGUSThter Katherine had been born about 1779. In the register of debts for annual payment accrued by the residents of Obermonjou--recorded 3 SEPTEMBERtember 1785--the name Johannes Krannewitte was not listed (Rye 1995). This would indicate that he had died sometime between 1779 and 1785. Anna Elizabeta Sattler died after 1798. According to later Obermonjou census data, which will be detailed in the next chapter, Gerhard Krannewitter and Dorotea Wagner had four more sons: Franz Krannewitter, born in 1800, Peter Krannewitter, born in 1802, Sebastian Krannewitter, born in 1804, and Johannes Krannewitter, born in 1812. They also had two dAUGUSThters: Margaretha born 1819, and Barbara born 1821 (Pleve 1998). Many descendants of these children migrated to North and South America, and many stayed in Russia. Johannes Krannawitter, BORN 1731, Wiesbach, Germany, Occupation: farmer, Baker, MARRIED c. 1766, Elisabeta Sattler, BORN 1738, Germany. Johannes died c. 1782, Obermonjou, Russia. Johannes and Anna Elisabeta arrived in Obermonjou 3 AUGUSTust, 1767. He listed his place of origin as Weisbach, Germany and his occupation as baker. He stated that he was a Catholic. His youngest dAUGUSThter Katharina was born in 1779. He was not listed in the register of Obermonjou residents compiled in 1785. This would indicated that he died sometime between 1779 and 1785. Elizabeta: When Anna Elisabeth and Johannes arrived in Obermonjou in 1767, she states she was 29, indicating that she had been born about 1738. In the 1798 census of Obermonjou, she stated that she was 57, indicated that her year of birth had been about 1741. After Johannes died, she married Johannes Neulist. She and Johannes Neulist had not children of their own but adopted Christian Minrad (Meinrad), an orphan from Solothurn (Wittmann). Children Margareta Krannawitter BORN 1768. Gerhard Krannewitter, BORN 1770. Katherina Krannewitter, BORN 1770, Russia. When the 1798 census of Obermonjou was taken Katherina was living at the house of her mother Anna Elizabeta Sattler and stepfather Johannes Neulist Second Generation Margareta Krannewitter, BORN 1768, Obermonjou, Russia, MARRIED JoSEPTEMBERf Nurnberger, BORN 1767, Russia, Occupation: Farmer, DIED Russia. Josef: When the 1798 census of Obermonjou was taken, Josef and Margareta were living at the house of Josef's mother Anna Maria Hartman, 68, and her second husband Wilhelm Seib, 53. It was noted in the census that Josef's father was Valentine Nurnberger, DECEMBEReaseDIED Children Margareta Nurnberger, BORN 1794, Obermonjou, Russia Katherine Nurnberger, BORN 1797, Obermonjou Gerhard Krannewitter, BORN 1770, Obermonjou, Russia, Occupation: farmer, MARRIED Russia, in 1794, Dorotea Wagner, BORN 1776, Russia, (dAUGUSThter of Friedrich Wagner and Barbara Dinkel) Gerhard died after 1850, Obermonjou, Russia. Gerhard was the only son of Johannes Krannawitter and Elizabeta Sattler. When he 1798 census of Obermonjou was recorded Gerhard and his wife Dorotea Wagner were residing at the house of her parents Friedrich Wagner, 70, of Paninskaya (Schoenchen), and Barbara Dinkel, 69. Next door to them was the house of (Anna) Elisabeta Sattler and her second husband Johannes Neulist, Dorotea: Doroteas was probably born in Paninskaya (Schoenchen). Children Nikolaus Krannewitter, BORN 1795. Franz Krannewitter, BORN 1800 Peter Krannewitter, BORN 1802 Sebastian Krannewitter, BORN 11 JULY 1800 Johannes Kranewitter, 1812 Margaret Krannawitter, BORN 10-DECEMBER-1818 Barbara Krannewitter, BORN 1821, Obermonjou, Russia. In the 1834 Obermonjou census Barbara, 13, was listed in the house of her parents Gerhard and Dorotea (sic) Krannewitter. Third Generation NIkolaus Krannewitter, BORN 1795, Obermonjou, Russia, Occupation: Farmer, MARRIED in Obermonjou, Russia, Anna Margaret Gabel, BORN Volga Colonies, Russia, DIED Obermonjou, Russia, bur. Obermonjou, Russia. Nikolaus died Obermonjou, Russia. Nikolaus, oldest son of Gerhard Krannewitter and Dorotea Wagner, was listed in the 1798 Obermonjou census, Nicolas (sic) Krannewitter, 21, was living at the house of his parents in 1816. He, his wife Margaretha (sic), Kranewitter when the 1834 Obermonjou census was taken. The 1850 census of Obermonjou noted that he had died in 1836, unmarried Johannes Krannawitter, BORN 1822. Franz Krannewitter, BORN 1824 Anton Krannewitter, BORN 1829, Obermonjou, Russia, MARRIED in Russia, Mrs. Anton (Juliana) Krannewitter, BORN 1830, Russia. In the 1834 Obermonjou census, Anton, 5, was listed with his parents Nicolaus (sic) and Margaretha (sic) Krannewitter. In the 1850 Obermonjou census, Anton, 21 was recorded with his wife, Juliana, 20. No further information is available. Maria Elizabeth Kronewitter BORN 20 JUNE 1833. Franz Kranewitter, BORN 1800, Obermonjou, Russia, Occupation: farmer, MARRIED in Russia, Mrs. Franz (Margaretha) Krannewitter, BORN c. 1799, Russia. Franz died 1848, Russia. In the 1816 Obermonjou census, Franz, 16, was residing with his parents Gerhard and Dorotea (sic) Krannewitter. At the time of the 1834 census, Franz was enumerated with his wife Margaretha and their children. In the 1850 census he was noted as having died in 1848. Children Nicolaus Krannewitter, BORN 1823 Johannes Krannewitter, BORN 1825 Catharina Krannewitter, BORN 1827, Obermonjou, Russia. Adam Krannewitter, BORN 1832. Gerhard Krannewitter, BORN 1827, Obermonjou, Russia, MARRIED Mrs. Gerhard (Christina) Kranewitter, BORN c. 1830, Russia, DIED Russia. Gerhard died Obermonjou, Russia. In the 1834 Obermonjou census Gerhard, 7, was listed at the house of parents Sebastian Krannewiter and Catherine (Brehm). In the 1850 Obermonjou census, Gerhard, 23, was listed with his wife Christina, 21. He is referred to in a n 1878 letter from Anton Boos to his son-in-law Adam Kranewitter of Valle Maria, Argentina, Adam was Gerhard's brother. Children Anna Margaret Kronewitter BORN 10 AUGUST 1856. Rosa Kranewitter BORN Valle Maria, Entre Rios, Argentina, MARRIED in Argentina, Juan Santiago Brehm, BORN Argentina, DIED Argentina. Rosa doed Valle Mira, Entre Rios, Argentina, bur. Valle Mira, Entre Rios, Argentina. Children Amelia Florinda Brehm BORN 14 SEPTEMBER 1927 Venicio Brehm Amelia Florinda Brehm, BORN 14 September 1927, Argentina, MARRIED 25 April 1955, in Argentina, Carlos Wendler, BORN 18 FEBRUARY 1920, Valle Maria, Argentina, (son of Clemente Wendler and Ana Dobler) Occupation: Letter carrier. Carlos: Carlos is retired from the post office and lives in Parana, Entre Rios, Arfent ina. He has 3 granddAUGUSThters and 1 grandson Children Lillian Wendler, BORN Argentina Raquel Wendler, BORN Argentina Verico Brehm MARRIED 1971, in Argentina, Lilia Carmen Kranewitter, BORN 18 AUGUST 1946, Colonial Alvear, Argentina, (dAUGUSThter of Jose Kranewittter and Angelina Lell). Children Sergio Brehm, BORN Argentina Gabriel Brehm, BORN Argentina Claudia Brehm, BORN Argentina Krannewitter BORN 1827, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, MARRIED Mrs. Gerhard (Christina) Kranewitter, be. c 1830, RUSSIA, DIED RUSSIA. Gerhard DIED in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. In the census Gerhard, 7, was listed at the house of parents Sebastian Krannewitter and Catherina (Brehm). In the 1850 OBERMONJOU census, Gerhard23, was listed with his wife Christina, 21. He is referred to in an 1878 letter from Anton Boos to his son-in-law Adam Kranewitter of Valle Maria Argentina. Adam was Gerhard's brother. children: Anna Margaret Kronewitter BORN 10 AUGUST 1856. The BIBLIOGRAPHY LIST is an alphabetical arrangement of every source used to compile this book. The list includes books, booklets, Magazine articles, Internet Websites, death records, published and unpublished family histories, private correspondence, census, and other records. The last section of this book is a surname index which consists of an alphabetical list of the surname KRANNAWITTER have already been discussed in this introduction. The reader will notice that in many instances in this book there are also several spellings for certain given names--for example, Catherine, Catharine, Catharina, Katharina, Catalina, etc. The reason for this is that each given name is presented as it was spelled in the record that it was extracted from, as are the surnames. Gerhard Krannewitter born 1827, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, MARRIED Mrs. Gerhard (Christina) Kranewitter, be. c 1830, RUSSIA, DIED RUSSIA. Gerhard died in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. In the census Gerhard, 7, was listed at the house of parents Sebastian Krannewitter and Catherina (Brehm). In the 1850 OBERMONJOU census, Gerhard, 23, was listed with his wife Christina, 21. He is referred to in an 1878 letter from Anton BOOS to his son-in-law Adam Kranewitter of Valle Maria Argentina. Adam was Gerhard's brother. Children: Anna Margaret KRONEWITTer born 10 AUGUST 1856. Generation 1 DESCENDANTS OF JOHANNES AND ANNA ELIZABETH (SATTLER) kRANNEWITTER, 1. Johannes Krannewitter born 1731, Weisbach, Germany, Occupation: Farmer, MARRIED c. 1766, Elizabeth Sattler, born c. 1738, Germany. Johannes DIED c. 1782, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. Johannes and Anna Elizabeth arrived in OBERMONJOU 8/3/1767. He listed his place of origin as Weisbash, Germany, and his occupation as baker. He stated that he was a Catholic. His youngest dAUGUSThter Katherine was BORN in 1779. He was not listed in a register of OBERMONJOU residents compiled in 1785. This would indicate that he died sometime between 1779 and 1785. Elizabeta and Johannes died, she MARRIED Johannes Neulist. She and Johannes Neulist have no children of their own but adopted Christian Minrad (Meinrad), an orphan from Solothurn (Wittmann). Children: Margareta Krannewitter born 1768 Gerhard Krannewitter born 1770 Katherine Krannewitter born 1779, RUSSIA. When the 1798 census of OBERMONJOU was taken Katherine was living at the house of her mother Anna Elizabeth Sattler and stepfather Johannes Neulist. Second Generation Margareta Krannewitter born 1768, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA MARRIED Josef and Margareta were living at the house of Josef's mother Anna Maria Hartman, 68, and her second husband Wilhelm Seib, 53. I t was noted in the census that Josef's father was Valentine Neuberger, DECEMBEReaseDIED Children Margareta Nurnberger born 1794, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. Sebastian Krannewitter born 7/11/1800, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, Occupation: Farmer MARRIED Katherine Margareta Brehm, born c 1800 DIED 11/20/1873, RUSSIA. Sebastian died 7/11/1885, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. In the 1834 OBERMONJOU census JoSEPTEMBERh, ONE month old, was listed with his parents, Sebastian and Catharina (SIS) Krannewitter. In the 1850 OBERMONJOU census, JoSEPTEMBERh, 16, was again listed at his parent's house. In a letter written 8/14/1878, from Anton BOOS to his son-in-law Adam Krannewitter of Valle Maria, Argentina, Anton stated that JoSEPTEMBERh was fine but that JoSEPTEMBERh's wife had died a few weeks previously. No children were referred to in the letter. Margaretha Krannewitter born 1839, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. In the 1850 OBERMONJOU census Maria margaretha, 11, was listed at the home of her parents Sebastian and Catherine Krannewitter. No further information is available. Peter Kronwitter born 1860, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA: Farmer MARRIED c. 1880 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, Maria Dorothea BOOS, born 1858, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA (dAUGUSThter of Anton BOOS and Katherine Margaret Schreiner) DIED 15-OCTOBERo1934, Volga Colonies, RUSSIA. Peter died 2-DECEMBER-1932, RUSSIA. Peter and his family moved to the U.S. in 1903. After living in the U.S. for 21 years Peter and his wife Maria Dorothea BOOS returned to OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. Finding living conditions too difficult Peter and his wife attempted to return to the U.S. but got only as far as the Black Sea when Russian soldiers august up with them and took them back to OBERMONJOU. In 1931 Peter was imprisoned and sent to Siberia. In 1932 he retuned to OBERMONJOU where he dieDIED Maria died of starvation a few years later. He spelled his last name "Kronwitter." Anna Margaret KRONEWITTer born 10 AUGUST 1856, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, MARRIED Conrad BEFORT DIED 12 AUGUST. 1914, MUNJOR, Ellis Cnty., K.S. Anna died 1 AUGUST 1923, MUNJOR, Ellis Cnty, KS. Anna Margaret KRONEWITTer BEFORT's death records list her father as Gerhard KRONEWITTer (sic) and her mother Christina, no maiden name was given. Anna Margaret and her husband Conrad BEFORT moved to the U.S. in 1876. Informant (Barbara STEINBOCK). Many books and papers about other Volga German families and their descendants, have been published over the last fifty years, and are treasured documents for not only the serious researcher, but also those with a passing interest as well. This book is one the descendants of one KRANNAWITER left Germany to go to RUSSIA. While every effort has been made in this compilation to provide accurate and complete information, endeavors to acquire additional facts and details from both the United States and European sources continue. Any omission of person (s), places, or events that deserve inclusion be rein is purely unintentional. This is the story of a Volga-German family named KRANNAWITTER. In the chapters which follow, I have attempted to trace the development of the family from the 1766 migration to RUSSIA, through the four-generation sojourn along the Volga River, to migration to America. While gathering genealogical information for this book, I have had the opportunity to contact many members of this family living in different parts of the U.S., in Canada, and in Argentina. I have also corresponded with members of this family who remained in RUSSIA. During my research, I have come across six different ways of spelling the surname among my relatives; Krannewitter, as spelled in the original RUSSIAN censuses; KRANNAWITTER, as spelled by members of my own family; Kronewitter, as spelled by cousins descended from my great-uncle; Kronewitter, as spelled by cousins in Colorado. Kronewitt; as spelled by relatives in Canada; and Kranewitter, as spelled by relatives in Argentina and by relatives who stayed in RUSSIA. Members of all these families have contributed information making this book possible. Biographical sketches detail the lives of selected people from these different families and areas.
Attention is also devoted to the hundreds of unrelated American and European families who bear surnames similar to KRANNAWITTER--with such spellings as Kronawitter, Kronawetter, Kranebitter, Cronenwett, Kronebitter, Kronenwett, Kronewetter, and Kranawetter. Finally, maps and photographs provide a visual representation of the places and people referred to. I certainly enjoyed putting it together. This book is the end result of years of research into the origin and dispersal of the KRANNAWITTER family. This INTRODUCTION contains a brief description of the twelve chapters and two final sections of this book. Within each chapter, in the even that any information was obtained from published material or from correspondence with official agencies, the particular source is cited Much of the data used in this genealogical report was also taken from personal letters and family records; these sources, too, are duly cited All of the sources used to compile this book, including those not specifically cited within the chapters, aware recorded in the bibliographic list at the end of the book. The author wishes to express her sincere gratitude to all the people who made this report possible. Any omissions or mistakes are unintentional. Special care has been given to citing all the people responsible for the compilation of this work. The members of the KRANNAWITTER, Kronewitter/Kronwitter/Kronewitt/Kranewitter families that came to America from the Volga-German colonies in RUSSIA were among thousands of ethnic Germans from RUSSIA who emigrated in search of freedom from 1875 up to the time of the RUSSIAN Revolution. The variant spellings of the KRANNAWITTER surname evolved as family members who had moved to different parts of North and South America gradually lost contact with each other. In the earliest RUSSIAN records, the name was spelled KRANNAWITTER. All the American spellings that eventually developed differed slightly from this original version. Later in this introduction, more attention will be given to the subject of the dispersal of this family and different spellings that ensueDIED For the make of simplicity, in this report the surname will be referred to generically as KRANNAWITTER unless a specific family with an alternative spelling is being discusseDIED Evidence seems to indicate, although not incontrovertibly, that the KRANNAWITTER family that migrated to the Volga colonies of RUSSIA originated in Wiesbach, a small German village in lowered Bavaria situated about 50 miles northeast of Munich. (See figure 29.) Chapter one of this book, WIESBACH, LOWER BAVARIA< GERMANY; THE PROBABLE PLACE OF ORIGIN OF THE VOLGA-GERMAN IMMIGRANT JOHANNES KRANNEWITTER (1731-EA. 1782), ANALYZES THE RESEARCH that led to this tentative conclusion (Pleve 1998). According to records contained in Catholic parish archives in Germany, Adam Kronawitter and his wife Anna _______-were parents of Michael Gronawitter (the surname was spelled differently even in the same baptismal entry.), baptized 3 MAY, 1731, at the church serving the parish of Obertrennbach, where Weisbach was locateDIED The entry stated that Adam Kronawitter was a dragonet in the army (presumably the Bavarian army) and had been stationed at Mitterfels, a town about 40 miles north of Weisbach and about 20 miles east of the city of Regensburg (Mai (Dr. Paul) 1998). The Catholic archives referred to aware the only sauce of records of so early date in Germany. Johannes Krannewitter was the name of the man who migrated from Germany to RUSSIA, as listed in the roster of the original settlers of the Volga-German colony of OBERMONJOU, where he settled in 1767. Upon arrival at the colony on AUGUSTUST, 1767, he stated that he was 36 years of age, that he was a Catholic, that he was from Weisbach (Germany), and that he was a baker by trade. Anna _______-, his wife, was 29 years of age (Pleve 1998). The author corresponded with the directors of the diocesan archives that house Catholic parish records were the only records kept in these towns in the early years. The only Weisbach that had records of any KRANNAWITTER (or any other similar spelling of that surname) families living in close proximity was the village mentioned above. Michael Gronawitter, baptized in 1731--according to records in Weisbach, Lower Bavaria--would have been 36 in 1767, as Johannes Krannewitter indicated that he was when he settled in OBERMONJOU in 1767. In German naming practice at the time of Johannes Krannewitter's migration, men were often given two names and would refer to themselves in official documents by either or both of these names. It is highly plausible that Johannes and Michael were one and the same. Johannes Michael was a common given-name combination. Since the Catholic Church in OBERMONJOU available for that early a date, it is impossible to verify this claim using those sources (Pleve 1999). Only circumstantial evidence can be used to provide further support for the assumption that Johannes and Michael was the same person. Particularly relevant is the fact that the information about Johannes Krannewiter's place or origin was extracted from the list of the first settlers of OBERMONJOU (PLeve 1998). The place of origin was extracted from the list of the first settlers of OBERMONJOU (Pleve 1998). The place of origin named in this source is by and large more specific and more reliable than that listed in the other principal source of information about the early German migrants to the Volga colonies; the Ivan Kuhlberg records, which were ship passeWASINGER lists prepared in 1766 when the first-settlers list is usually the place of birth, which makes it easier to find a connection in Germany (Schmidt 1998). At any rate, thanks to early RUSSIAN census records an unbroken line can be traced from Johannes and Anna Krannewitter to most of the families descended from the MARRIED Dr. Igor Pleve, who is on the faculty of Saratov State University and is an expert in Volga-German research, and the American Historical Society of Germans from RUSSIA (AHSGR) based in Lincoln, Nebraska, have been instrumental in providing information drawn from these early censuses. The AHSGR has published 1798 census data for OBERMONJOU and for the other Volga-German colonies (Rye 1995; Pleve 1998). Chapter Two of this book, EARLY VOLGA-GERMAN RECORDS USED IN THIS GENEOLOGICAL REPORT, focuses on four early sources that were referred to during the research process; and it summarizes the information taken from these records. Later censuses, or "revision lists" of earlier enumerations, were taken in the years 1816, 1834, and 1850 (Mai (Brent) 1998; Pleve 1998; Rye 1995; Leiker 1999; Rupp 1999). From this RUSSIAN data and from death, census, church, family, and other records of family members who later moved to America, pedigree charts have been made fro three related OBERMONJOU families; KRANNAWITTER, DECEMBERHANT, and Brull; these charts are included in Chapter Two (See figures 1, 2, and 3). A genealogical profile of KRANNAWITTER families living in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, RUSSIA, Kazakhstan, and Germany who aware descended from Johannes and Anna Elizabeta Krannewitter is contained in CHAPTER THREE,,AN ELEVEN-GENERATION REGISTER OF SOME OF THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHANNES AND ANNA ELISABETA (SATTLER) KRANNEWITTER. This chapter consists of a computer-generated report of eleven generations. All the sources used to compile this data aware included in the bibliographic list. Many of the families are traced through only a few generations. Before discussing any more of the content of the book, the author would like to present an abbreviated history of the Volga German colonies and in this way provide a historical backdrop for the benefit of the reader. The information which follows was taken from two excellent books written about the Volga-German colonies: Wir Wollen Deutsche Bleiben, by George J. Walters, 1982; and The German Colonies on the Lower Volga, by Gottlieb Beratz, 1914, translated by Leona W. Pfeifer, Lavern J. Ripley, and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, edited by Adam GiesiWASINGER, all of whom worked in cooperation with the AHSGR (Walters 1982; Beratz 1914). The ancestors of the Volga Germans were among an estimated 27, 000 Western Europeans, primarily Germans, who migrated to RUSSIA from 1764 to 1767 upon the invitation of the RUSSIAN empress Catherine II, better known as Catherine the Great. The Catholic settlement of OBERMONJOU, which was the home of all the KRANNAWITTER families that later migrated to America, was one of 104 Mother Colonies--32 Catholic and 72 Protestant--established by these immigrants on both sides of the lower Volga River. OBERMONJOU was one of 27 colonies founded in 1766 and 1767 by Chevailer Caneau de Beauregard, a native of Switzerland who directed a French company employed by the RUSSIAN government to recruit colonists. The subdivision in which these 27 colonies were located was called the Fief de Catherine. OBERMONJOU, which was named for the French recruiting agent Otto de Monjou, was founded 5 MARCH, 1767, by 82 families, including 160 males and 139 females, for a total of 299 (Stump 1978). OBERMONJOU was located about 40 miles northeast of the city of Sartov and was situated on the east side, or Wiesenseite (meadow side), of the Volga River. (See figure 30.) The west side of the Volga River was known as the Bergseite (hilly side) (Walters 1982; Beratz 1914). To temp the war-weary farmers, merchants, artisans, and soldiers of Germany and other European countries, Catherine the Great--a German herself--issued official edicts that offered free communal land, paid travel expenses, freedom of religion (as long as the people were Christians), freedom of self-government, and the opportunity to carry on one's particulate trade (Walters 1982; Beratz 1914). Upon arrival in Oranienbaum, a seaport near St. Petersburg, RUSSIA, the colonists--After a difficult land and sea journey from recruiting points in Germany--received the first of many setbacks they would encounter. They were informed by the RUSSIAN Commissar Ivan Kuhlberg, who served as Catherine's official spokesman to the settlers that they would all have to become farmers, regardless of Catherine and her immediate successors. These pan-Slavic circles had grown suspicious and envious of the prosperous Volga Germans, who lost the liberty to rule themselves, to instruct their children in the German language, and to avoid conscription into the RUSSIAN army. The abrogation of these concessions prompted the Volga Germans to take advantage of an escape clause in the second of Catherine's two manifestos of invitations: the right to quit RUSSIA at any time After paying a tax on profits made in the empire. One of the destinations this time, After careful consideration and exploration by a group of scouts appointed by the colonists, was North America--specifically the fertile Great Plains of the U.S. Others chose to migrate to South America, where they settled in Brazil and Argentina (Walters 1982). Typical of the movement was the settlement of Ellis and Rush counties in Kansas, where between three and four thousand Catholic Volga Germans eventually locateDIED They founded the settlements of Herzog (Victoria), MUNJOR AND KANSAS, Katherinestadt, (Catherine), Liebenthal, Schoenchen, and Pfeifer (Walters 1982). Several KRANNAWITTER families and individuals from OBERMONJOU are known to have migrated to America. The following paragraphs detail the dates of their arrivals, their ultimate destinations, and the different spellings of the surname they utilizeDIED The number in superscript between the immigrant's given name and surname indicate the number of his or her generation of descent from Johannes Krannewitter, the original Volga-German settler. The parentheses After the immigrant's surname enclose a complete list of the names and generation numbers of each of his or her KRANNAWITTER ancestors leading up to Johannes Krannewitter. This is same pattern will be used throughout this book--except when the type must be single-spaced, in which event brackets will enclose the number of the generation of descent. Chapter Three, entitled AN ELEVEN-GENERATION REGISTER OF SOME OF THE DESCENDANTS OF JAHANNES KRANNEWITTER AND ANNA ELIZABETA SATTLER, contains a complete description of each KRANNAWITTER immigrant's family. Brothers Johannes and Raymond KRANNAWITTER both move to the U.S. albeit at different times. Johannes came to ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS as single man in 1876. One of the original settlers of MUNJOR AND KANSAS, Kansas, he later MARRIED Helen Leiker. Raymond came to Ellis county 1901 with his second wife Mary Krapp, son John KRANNAWITTER (who was Raymond's son by his first wife Maria Catherine DECEMBERHANT--John is the author's grandfather), and dAUGUSThters JULYia and Rosa Kronewitter (who were the oldest children of Raymond and Mary). Later, another dAUGUSThter, Katherine Kronewitter, and a son, JOSEPTEMBERHh Kronewitter, were BORN in the U.S. JOSEPTEMBERHh and his sisters spelled their name Kronewitter, as do their descendants today. Raymond's brother Johannes and his family migrated to the U.S. in 1901, they spent a short time in ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS; then they, too, moved to New Mexico where Raymond worked with his brother. In 1907, Raymond and his family moved back to Ellis County and settled near Schoenchen. Many years later, one of Johannes' sons, Michael KRANNAWITTER, also moved back to Ellis County and settled near Severin, located about five miles northwest of Catherine. Stories The rest of Johannes' children remained in New Mexico, but he and his wife also eventually returned to Ellis County where they settled in HAYS, the county seat (Pleve 1998; KRANNAWITTER (Michael J. 1993.) Margareta KRANNAWITTER, widow of Johann Leiker, moved to MUNJOR AND KANSAS, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, with her children in 1876. Her son, Peter Leiker, was one of the five scouts sent in 1874 by the Catholic Volga-German colonies to explore the possibilities of establishing settlements in the central plains of the U.S. (Pleve 1998; Leiker (Victor C. 1976.) Magdalena YouWASINGER, widow of Franz Krannewitter, accompanied her dAUGUSThter Barbara Krannewitter and Barbara's husband John Pfannnensteil to MUNJOR AND KANSAS, Kansas, by 1880. Franz was the brother of Johannes Krannewitter who was the father of Johannes and Raymond KRANNAWITTER, discussed above. (Pleve 1998; Meyer 1976). Maria Elizabeth Krannewitter (Kronewitter) was the sister of Franz and Johannes mentioned in the paragraph above. She and her husband John ROHR also moved to MUNJOR AND KANSAS by 1880 (Pleve 1998; Meyer 1976). In 1878, brothers Michael and JOSEPTEMBERHh Kranewitter--who were brothers of the U.S. immigrants Johannes and Raymond KRANNAWITTER discussed above--migrated to the province of Entre Rios, Argentina, with their adoptive parents JOSEPTEMBERHh and Catalina (Unrein) Wendler. They were among the founders of the Volga-German settlement of Marienthal (Valle Maria), located about 25 miles south of the city of Parana (Wendler 1990; Kranewitter (Vicente) 1990). Raphael Kranewitter--who was probably the brother of Johannes, Raymond, Michael, and JOSEPTEMBERHh--remained in RUSSIA. His descendents are profiled in Chapter five (Dreher Katharina) 1995). Adam Kranewitter and his family moved to Valle Maria, Argentina, in 1878. They were also among the founders of that settlement (Pleve 1998; Kranewitter (Vincent) 1990. Johannes "Weisse" Kranewitter and his wife Margaretha C. Leiker migrated to Valle Maria in 1880. John Conrad Kranewitter and his family also migrated to Brazil in 1877 and then to Valle Maria in 1880 (PLeve 1998; Kranewitter (Vicente 1990). Raymond Kronewitt moved first to ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, in 1902, and later to the Peace River valley of Alberta, Canada, in 1913. Raymond's aunt Anna Maria Krannewitter and her husband John Boos and their children migrated to Ellis County in 1892. Raymond Kronewitt's first cousins Peter and Frank Kronwitter moved to the U.S.--Peter in 1903 and Frank in 1904. Peter and his wife Dorothea Boos returned to RUSSIA in 1924 and DIED there. One of their dAUGUSThters Anna Kron (e)witter and her husband John DECEMBERHANT moved to the Peace River valley of Alberta in 1915. Peter's brother Frank Kronwitter and his family settled in Pueblo, Colorado. (See Chapter Five). (Pleve 1998; Krapp; 1986; DECEMBERHANT 1987). Present-day descendants of the five KRANNAWITTER/Kron(e)witter families who migrated to North America, the six Kranewitter families who migrated to South America and two of the Kranewitter families stayed in RUSSIA are listed in Chapters Four and Five. Chapter four, current listings of related Volga-German families and individuals, as well as the many U.S. families that have variant spellings of the surname and do not have an obvious connection to the Volga-German families. The families are ranked according to the frequency of appearance of each particular spelling in the U.S. telephone directories or in other U.S. indexes. Also discussed are the areas in the U.S. where there are high concentrations of these families. Various IMMIGRATION records, the social security Death index, and listings found on the internet were also used to compile this data. Chapter five, A FOCUS On RELATED KRONEWITT FAMILIES LIVING IN CANADA AND ON RELATED KRAANEWITTER FAMILIES LIVING IN ARGENTINA, RUSSIA, KAZAKHSTAN, AND GERMANY, provides up-to-date listings of the Kronewitt families in Canada, Kranewitter families in Argentina, and Kranewitter families who chose to remain in what later became the Soviet Union. The information for the American Kronewitt and Kranewitter descendents came from Internet directories. The information for the RUSSIAN Kranewitter descendants came from private correspondence. These RUSSIAN families underwent terrible ordeals to attain their present positions. Between 1876 and 1914, around 200,000 Volga Germans migrated to Siberia, the U.S. Canada, and countries in South America. The number of Volga Germans that remained in what later became the Volga German Republic increased to around 600,000 in 1914. In 1912, the population of OBERMONJOU had reached 2,882. By 1926, it had fallen to 2,157, due largely to a deadly famine that had swept through the Volga colonies, which were already devastated by crop failures in 1920 and 1921. The previous disastrous effects of WWI and the resulting civil strife and anti-German sentiment added to the misfortunes of the German settlers. The tyrannical policies of Josef Stalin--brutally enforced by his communist cohorts, another widespread famine in 1932, the con scription of the young men of the towns into the Soviet army, and the banishment of property holders to prison camps all contributed to the steady DECEMBERline of OBERMONJOU and the other VoLGAerman towns. The final blow came during WWII when the German army was approaching the Volga region. Stalin, fearing collaboration of the Volga Germans with the enemy, ordered the banishment of the entire population in AUGUSTUST, 1941, along with the abrogation of the Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic of the Volga Germans, which had been established in 1924. Some 390,000 Volga Germans, which had been established in 1924. Some 390,000 Volga Germans were resettled in Siberia and Kazashstan (Walters 1982; Beratz 1914). Among those people resettled were several Kranewitter families. The author has contacted two descendants of these families: Vladimir Kranewitter and Katherine Dreher. Their story and the story of other relatives still living in RUSSIA and Kazakhstan aware recounted in Chapter 5, A FOCUS ON RELATED KRONEWITT FAMILIES LIVING IN CANADA AND ON RELATED KRANEWITTER FAMILIES LIVING IN ARGENTINA, RUSSIA, KAZAKHSTAN, AND GERMANY. Now that the RUSSIAN Government has eased restrictions on the German minority, more are trickling back to the former Volga German Republic near Savator. However, because the RUSSIAN economic situation is so bleak at the present time, many others are filling out the countless forms and submitting the endless documents necessary to immigrate to Germany. Katharina Dreher, mentioned above, and her family have joined the thousands of Volga Germans who have returned to their motherlanDIED Chapter Six, OTHER FAMILIES WITH VARIANT SPELLINGS OF THE KRANNAWITTER SURNAME LIVING IN EURAOPE AND SOUTH AMERICA, contains statistics on the hundreds of families scattered throughout Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Paraguay who have different versions of the surname KRANNAWITTER. These families and individuals are not obviously related to the Krannewitter couple that settled in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, in 1767, Any concentration of families with a similar spelling of the surname is noteDIED Sources for this information were also telephone directories found on the internet. Chapter seven, A TRIBUTE TO WILFRED W. KRANNAWITTER (1924-1970), RADIOMAN SECOND CLASS, U.S.S. SARASOTA APA 204, WWII, IS A MEMORIAL to the author's father. Wilfred W. ("Willie") KRANNAWITTER served in the south Pacific at the end of WWII. His ship, the Attack Transport U.S.S. Sarasota APA 204, took part in the battle of WWII-- the Battle of Okinawa. This chapter includes an itinerary of all the ports of call and war-time duties of the Sarasota. Also included are photographs, a history of the Sarasota's post-war activities, and an artistic rendition of the ship itself. After the war, Wilfred bought land and went into farming and stock rising. He later fought a personal battle against the neurological disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome for 17 years before it claimed his life in 1970. (See figures 22-24). CHAPTER EIGHT, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF TWELVE NOTED KRANNAWITTER, KRANEWITTER, KRONEWITT, AND KRONA WITTER INDIVIDUALS IN THE U.S., CANADA, ARGENTINA, RUSSIA, AUSTRIA, GERMANY, AND AUSTRIA, contains information about the lives of eight notable Volga-German relatives: three descended from the Kronewitt family that migrated to Argentina, and one descended from one of the Kranewitter families that remained in RUSSIA. Four unrelated but equally distinguished individuals are also treated: three with the surname Kranewitter and one with the surname Kroneawitter. Chapter Nine, ETYMOLOGY REFERENCES AND GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS IN EURAOPE AND THE U.S. THAT RELATE TO THE SURNAME KRANNAWITTER, includes entries taken from three etymological dictionaries that deal with surnames. Four geographical locations are also described: the hamlet of Kanawitt in Upper Bavaria, Germany: the mountain peak Kranabitsattel in the Hollengebirge mountains of Upper Austria, Austria; the airport Innsbruck-Kranebitten near Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria, and Kronenwetter Township in Narathon County, Wisconsin. Chapter Ten, THE KRANEWITTER COAT-OF-ARMS, AWARDED TO THE TYROLEAN COUSINS HANS AND WOLFGANG KRANEWITTER IN 1630, relates the story of the cousins Hans Kranewitter and Wolfgang Kranebitter who received a coat-of-arms in recognition of service rendered to the Austrian crown in its struggle in the neighboring Engadin region in SwitzerlanDIED The Kranewitter coat-of-arms was obtained in 1950 by Richard MARRIED KRANNAWITTER (1909-1991) while he was in Germany with the judge Advocate office at the end of WWII. The relationship between the original Volga-German settler Johannes Krannewitter and the cousins Hans and Wolfgang Kranewitter is unknown. Chapter 11, MAPS PF FORMER AND PRESENT PLACES OF RESIDENCE OF KRANNAWITTER FAMILIES IN GERMANY, RUSSIA, THE U.S., CANADA, AND ARGENTINA, includes 13 maps displaying the former and current homes of Krannewitter/Kranewitter/KRANNAWITTER/Kronewitter/Kronewitt families in Europe, Asia, North America, and South America. These maps, which are taken from a variety of sources, show the historical migration of the family from the original home in Germany, to the lower Volga River valley of RUSSIA, to other parts of the former Soviet Union, and to the colonies centered in ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS; entre Rios, Argentina; and Alberta, Canada. (See figures 29-35.) Chapter Twelve, PHOTOGRGRAPHS OF KRANNAWITTER DESCENDANTS IN THE U.S., CANADA, ARGENTINA, RUSSIA, GERMANY, contains photographs of some of the KRANNAWITTER/Kronewitt/Kranewitter families and individuals that migrated from the Volga-German colonies to the U.S., Canada, and Argentina. Other photographs are of descendants of these same families living in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, and RUSSIA. (See figures 36-58). The BIBLIOGRAPHY LIST is an alphabetical arrangement of every source used to compile this book. The list includes books, booklets, Magazine articles, Internet Websites, death records, published and unpublished family histories, private correspondence, census, and other records. The last section of this book is a surname index which consists of an alphabetical list of the surname KRANNAWITTER have already been discussed in this introduction. The reader will notice that in many instances in this book there are also several spellings for certain given names--for example, Catherine, Catharine, Catharina, Katharina, Catalina, etc. The reason for this is that each given name is presented as it was spelled in the record that it was extracted from, as are the surnames. To make matters worse, from 1773 to 1775 Emyliano Pugachev and his followers staged a rebellion against Catherine. They also encouraged the Kirghiz to stage a rebellion of their own. Intensifying raids against the German settlements. Large areas of the Volga colonists were devastateDIED Some of Pugachev's followers, including about 100 Germans recruited from other Volga colonies, entered the town of Katherinenstadt, where they harassed and robbed the inhabitants of horses and guns. Katherinenstadt, the largest of the Volga colonists on the Wiesenseite, was only about five miles southwest of OBERMONJOU. Amid all these tragedies, men totally unaccustomed to the rigors of farming were forced to learn that trade. Crop failures in the early years added to the colonists' desperation (Walters 1982; Beratz 1914). After two generations of colonists had lived and DIED, conditions for the German settlers along the lower Volga slowly began to improve. They eventually prevailed and prospereDIED As the original Mother Colonies became too crowded, DAUGUSThter Colonies were establisheDIED Fortunately, the colony of OBERMONJOU was never attacked by Kirghiz or by Pugachev's rebels. In 1767, 299 people (82 families) had founded OBERMONJOU. Two years later, the population was 324 (91 families). By 1798, when the first comprehensive census of OBERMONJOU was taken, the population had grown to 429. Through the 19th century, the population steadily increased as living conditions improveDIED But the good times were soon to end (Walters 1982; Beratz 1914). The number of Volga Germans that remained in what later became the Volga German Republic increased to around 600,000 in 1914. In 1912, the population of OBERMONJOU had reached 2,882. By 1926, it had fallen to 2,157, due largely to a deadly famine that had swept through the Volga colonies, which were already devastated by crop failures in 1920 and 1921. The previous disastrous effects of WWI and the resulting civil strife and anti-German sentiment added to the misfortunes of the German settlers. The tyrannical policies of Josef Stalin--brutally enforced by his communist cohorts, another widespread famine in 1932, the con scription of the young men of the towns into the Soviet army, and the banishment of property holders to prison camps all contributed to the steady DECEMBERline of OBERMONJOU and the other Volga-German towns. The final blow came during WWII when the German army was approaching the Volga region. Stalin, fearing collaboration of the Volga Germans with the enemy, ordered the banishment of the entire population in AUGUSTUST, 1941, along with the abrogation of the Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic of the Volga Germans, which had been established in 1924. Some 390,000 Volga Germans, which had been established in 1924. Some 390,000 Volga Germans were resettled in Siberia and Kazakhstan (Walters 1982; Beratz 1914). Among those people resettled were several Kranewitter families. The author has contacted two descendants of these families: Vladimir Kranewitter and Katherine Dreher. Their story and the story of other relatives still living in RUSSIA and Kazakhstan aware recounted in Chapter 5, A FOCUS ON RELATED KRONEWITT FAMILIES LIVING IN CANADA AND ON RELATED KRANEWITTER FAMILIES LIVING IN ARGENTINA, RUSSIA, KAZAKHSTAN, AND GERMANY. Now that the RUSSIAN Government has eased restrictions on the German minority, more are trickling back to the former Volga German Republic near Savator. However, because the RUSSIAN economic situation is so bleak at the present time, many others are filling out the countless forms and submitting the endless documents necessary to immigrate to Germany. Katharina Dreher, mentioned above, and her family have joined the thousands of Volga Germans who have returned to their motherlanDIED Chapter Six, OTHER FAMILIES WITH VARIANT SPELLINGS OF THE KRANNAWITTER SURNAME LIVING IN EURAOPE AND SOUTH AMERICA, contains statistics on the hundreds of families scattered throughout Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Paraguay who have different versions of the surname KRANNAWITTER. These families and individuals are not obviously related to the Krannewitter couple that settled in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, in 1767, Any concentration of families with a similar spelling of the surname is noteDIED Sources for this information were also telephone directories found on the internet. Chapter seven, A TRIBUTE TO WILFRED W. KRANNAWITTER (1924-1970), RADIOMAN SECOND CLASS, U.S.S. SARASOTA APA 204, WWII, IS A MEMORIAL to the author's father. Wilfred W. ("Willie") KRANNAWITTER served in the south Pacific at the end of WWII. His ship, the Attack Transport U.S.S. Sarasota APA 204, took part in the battle of WWII-- the Battle of Okinawa. This chapter includes an itinerary of all the ports of call and war-time duties of the Sarasota. Also included are photographs, a history of the Sarasota's post-war activities, and an artistic rendition of the ship itself. After the war, Wilfred bought land and went into farming and stock rising. He later fought a personal battle against the neurological disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome for 17 years before it claimed his life in 1970. CHAPTER EIGHT, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF TWELVE NOTED KRANNAWITTER, KRANEWITTER, KRONEWITT, AND KRONA WITTER INDIVIDUALS IN THE U.S., CANADA, ARGENTINA, RUSSIA, AUSTRIA, GERMANY, AND AUSTRIA, contains information about the lives of eight notable Volga-German relatives: three descended from the Kronewitt family that migrated to Argentina, and one descended from one of the Kranewitter families that remained in RUSSIA. Four unrelated but equally distinguished individuals are also treated: three with the surname Kranewitter and one with the surname Kroneawitter. Chapter Nine, ETYMOLOGY REFERENCES AND GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS IN EURAOPE AND THE U.S. THAT RELATE TO THE SURNAME KRANNAWITTER, includes entries taken from three etymological dictionaries that deal with surnames. Four geographical locations are also described: the hamlet of Kanawitt in Upper Bavaria, Germany: the mountain peak Kranabitsattel in the Hollengebirge mountains of Upper Austria, Austria; the airport Innsbruck-Kranebitten near Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria, and Kronenwetter Township in Marathon County, Wisconsin. Chapter Ten, THE KRANEWITTER COAT-OF-ARMS, AWARDED TO THE TYROLEAN COUSINS HANS AND WOLFGANG KRANEWITTER IN 1630, relates the story of the cousins Hans Kranewitter and Wolfgang Kranebitter who received a coat-of-arms in recognition of service rendered to the Austrian crown in its struggle in the neighboring Engadin region in SwitzerlanDIED The Kranewitter coat-of-arms was obtained in 1950 by Richard MARRIED KRANNAWITTER (1909-1991) while he was in Germany with the judge Advocate office at the end of WWII. The relationship between the original Volga-German settler Johannes Krannewitter and the cousins Hans and Wolfgang Kranewitter is unknown. Chapter 11, MAPS PF FORMER AND PRESENT PLACES OF RESIDENCE OF KRANNAWITTER FAMILIES IN GERMANY, RUSSIA, THE U.S., CANADA, AND ARGENTINA, includes 13 maps displaying the former and current homes of Krannewitter/Kranewitter/KRANNAWITTER/Kronewitter/Kronewitt families in Europe, Asia, North America, and South America. These maps, which are taken from a variety of sources, show the historical migration of the family from the original home in Germany, to the lower Volga River valley of RUSSIA, to other parts of the former Soviet Union, and to the colonies centered in ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS; entre Rios, Argentina; and Alberta, Canada. Chapter Twelve, PHOTOGRGRAPHS OF KRANNAWITTER DESCENDANTS IN THE U.S., CANADA, ARGENTINA, RUSSIA, GERMANY, contains photographs of some of the KRANNAWITTER/Kronewitt/Kranewitter families and individuals that migrated from the Volga-German colonies to the U.S., Canada, and Argentina. Other photographs are of descendants of these same families living in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, and RUSSIA. The BIBLIOGRAPHY LIST is an alphabetical arrangement of every source used to compile this book. The list includes books, booklets, Magazine articles, Internet Websites, death records, published and unpublished family histories, private correspondence, census, and other records. The last section of this book is a surname index which consists of an alphabetical list of the surname KRANNAWITTER have already been discussed in this introduction. The reader will notice that in many instances in this book there are also several spellings for certain given names--for example, Catherine, Catharine, Catharina, Katharina, Catalina, etc. The reason for this is that each given name is presented as it was spelled in the record that it was extracted from, as are the surnames. Gerhard Krannewitter BORN 1827, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, MARRIED Mrs. Gerhard (Christina) Kranewitter, be. c 1830, RUSSIA, DIED RUSSIA. Gerhard DIED in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. In the census Gerhard, 7, was listed at the house of parents Sebastian Krannewitter and Catherina (Brehm). In the 1850 OBERMONJOU census, Gerhard, 23, was listed with his wife Christina, 21. He is referred to in an 1878 letter from Anton Boos to his son-in-law Adam Kranewitter of Valle Maria Argentina. Adam was Gerhard's brother. Children: Anna Margaret Kronewitter BORN 10 AUGUST 1856. Generation 1 DESCENDANTS OF JOHANNES AND ANNA ELIZABETH (SATTLER) KRANNEWITTER, 1. Johannes Krannewitter BORN 1731, Weisbach, Germany, Occupation: Farmer, MARRIED c. 1766, Elizabeth Sattler, BORN c. 1738, Germany. Johannes DIED c. 1782, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. Johannes and Anna Elizabeth arrived in OBERMONJOU 8/3/1767. He listed his place of origin as Weisbash, Germany, and his occupation as baker. He stated that he was a Catholic. His youngest dAUGUSThter Katherine was BORN in 1779. He was not listed in a register of OBERMONJOU residents compiled in 1785. This would indicate that he DIED sometime between 1779 and 1785. Elizabeta and Johannes DIED, she MARRIED Johannes Neulist. She and Johannes Neulist have no children of their own but adopted Christian Minrad (Meinrad), an orphan from Solothurn (WITTMANN). Children: Margareta Krannewitter BORN 1768 Gerhard Krannewitter BORN 1770 Katherine Krannewitter BORN 1779, RUSSIA. When the 1798 census of OBERMONJOU was taken Katherine was living at the house of her mother Anna Elizabeth Sattler and stepfather Johannes Neulist. Second Generation Margareta Krannewitter BORN 1768, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA MARRIED Josef and Margareta were living at the house of Josef's mother Anna Maria Hartman, 68, and her second husband Wilhelm Seib, 53. I t was noted in the census that Josef's father was Valentine Neuberger, DECEMBEReaseDIED Children Margareta Nurnberger BORN 1794, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. Sebastian Krannewitter BORN 7/11/1800, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, Occupation: Farmer MARRIED Katherine Margareta Brehm, BORN c 1800 DIED 11/20/1873, RUSSIA. Sebastian DIED 7/11/1885, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. In the 1834 OBERMONJOU census JOSEPTEMBERHh, one month old, was listed with his parents, Sebastian and Catharina (SIS) Krannewitter. In the 1850 OBERMONJOU census, JOSEPTEMBERHh, 16, was again listed at his parent's house. In a letter written 8/14/1878, from Anton Boos to his son-in-law Adam Krannewitter of Valle Maria, Argentian, Anton stated that JOSEPTEMBERHh was fine but that JOSEPTEMBERHh's wife had DIED a few weeks previously. No children were referred to in the letter. Margaretha Krannewitter BORN 1839, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. In the 1850 OBERMONJOU census Maria margaretha, 11, was listed at the home of her parents Sebastian and Catherine Krannewitter. No further information is available. Peter Kronwitter BORN 1860, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA: Farmer MARRIED c. 1880 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, Maria Dorothea Boos, BORN 1858, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA (dAUGUSThter of Anton Boos and Katherine Margaret Schreiner) DIED 15-OCTOBERo1934, Volga Colonies, RUSSIA. Peter DIED 2-DECEMBER-1932, RUSSIA. Peter and his family moved to the U.S. in 1903. After living in the U.S. for for 21 years Peter and his wife Maria Dorothea Boos returned to OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. Finding living conditions too difficult Peter and his wife attempted to return to the U.S. but got only as far as the Black Sea when RUSSIAN soldiers august up with them and took them back to OBERMONJOU. In 1931 Peter was imprisoned and sent to Siberia. In 1932 he retuned to OBERMONJOU where he DIEDIED Maria DIED of starvation a few years later. He spelled his last name "Kronwitter." Anna Margaret Kronewitter BORN 10 AUGUST 1856, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, MARRIED Conrad BEFORT DIED 12 AUGUST. 1914, MUNJOR AND KANSAS, Ellis Cnty., K.S. Anna DIED 1 AUGUST 1923, MUNJOR AND KANSAS, Ellis Cnty, KS. Anna Margaret Kronewitter BEFORT's death records list her father as Gerhard Kronewitter (sic) and her mother Christina, no maiden name was given. Gerhard Krannewitter born 1827, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, MARRIED Mrs. Gerhard (Christina) Kranewitter, be. c 1830, RUSSIA, DIED RUSSIA. Gerhard died in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. In the census Gerhard, 7, was listed at the house of parents Sebastian Krannewitter and Catherina (Brehm). In the 1850 OBERMONJOU census, Gerhard, 23, was listed with his wife Christina, 21. He is referred to in an 1878 letter from Anton BOOS to his son-in-law Adam Kranewitter of Valle Maria Argentina. Adam was Gerhard's brother. children: Anna Margaret KRONEWITTer born 10 AUGUST 1856. Generation 1 DESCENDANTS OF JOHANNES AND ANNA ELIZABETH (SATTLER) kRANNEWITTER, 1. Johannes Krannewitter born 1731, Weisbach,Germany, Occupation: Farmer, MARRIED c. 1766, Elizabeth Sattler, born c. 1738, Germany. Johannes DIED c. 1782, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. Johannes and Anna Elizabeth arrived in OBERMONJOU 8/3/1767. He listed his place of origin as Weisbash, Germany, and his occupation as baker. He stated that he was a Catholic. His youngest dAUGUSThter Katherine was BORN in 1779. He was not listed in a register of OBERMONJOU residents compiled in 1785. This would indicate that he died sometime between 1779 and 1785. Elizabeta and Johannes died, she MARRIED Johannes Neulist. She and Johannes Neulist has no children of their own but adopted Christian Minrad (Meinrad), an orphan from Solothurn (Wittmann).Children:Margareta Krannewitter born 1768Gerhard Krannewitter born 1770Katherine Krannewitter born 1779, RUSSIA. When the 1798 census of OBERMONJOU was taken Katherine was living at the house of her mother Anna Elizabeth Sattler and stepfather Johannes Neulist.Second GenerationMargareta Krannewitter born 1768, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA MARRIED Josef and Margareta were living at the house of Josef's mother Anna Maria Hartman, 68, and her second husband Wilhelm Seib, 53. I t was noted in the census that Josef's father was Valentine Neuberger, DECEMBEReaseDIED Children: Margareta Nurnberger born 1794, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. Sebastian Krannewitter born 7/11/1800, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, Occupation: Farmer MARRIED Katherine Margareta Brehm, born c 1800 DIED 11/20/1873, RUSSIA. Sebastian died 7/11/1885, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. In the 1834 OBERMONJOU census JoSEPTEMBERh, ONE month old, was listed with his parents, Sebastian and Catharina (SIS) Krannewitter. In the 1850 OBERMONJOU census, JoSEPTEMBERh, 16, was again listed at his parent's house. In a letter written 8/14/1878, from Anton BOOS to his son-in-law Adam Krannewitter of Valle Maria, Argentina, Anton stated that JoSEPTEMBERh was fine but that JoSEPTEMBERh's wife had died a few weeks previously. No children were referred to in the letter.Margaretha Krannewitter born 1839, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. In the 1850 OBERMONJOU census Maria margaretha, 11, was listed at the home of her parents Sebastian and Catherine Krannewitter. No further information is available. Peter Kronwitter born 1860, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA: Farmer MARRIED c. 1880 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, Maria Dorothea BOOS, born 1858, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA (dAUGUSThter of Anton BOOS and Katherine Margaret Schreiner) DIED 15-OCTOBERo1934, Volga Colonies, RUSSIA. Peter died 2-DECEMBER-1932, RUSSIA. Peter and his family moved to the U.S. in 1903. After living in the U.S. for 21 years Peter and his wife Maria Dorothea BOOS returned to OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. Finding living conditions too difficult Peter and his wife attempted to return to the U.S. but got only as far as the Black Sea when Russian soldiers august up with them and took them back to OBERMONJOU. In 1931 Peter was imprisoned and sent to Siberia. In 1932 he retuned to OBERMONJOU where he dieDIED Maria died of starvation a few years later. He spelled his last name "Kronwitter."Anna Margaret KRONEWITTer born 10 AUGUST 1856, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, MARRIED Conrad BEFORT DIED 12 AUGUST. 1914, MUNJOR, Ellis Cnty., K.S. Anna died 1 AUGUST 1923, MUNJOR, Ellis Cnty, KS. Anna Margaret KRONEWITTer BEFORT's death records list her father as Gerhard KRONEWITTer (sic) and her mother Christina, no maiden name was given. Francis John BEFORT's Military Records Military Service for Francis John BEFORT He was single at the time of Military Service. Father was single at time of service Social Security Number: 510-32-73 Birthplace of biological father: Hyacinth, AND KANSAS. Occupation of biological father: Oil field worker Military Service: Army Service Number: US 55 460 6333 Grade Rate-Rank and Date of Appointment: Pfc. (T) 12 FEBRUARY 55 Component and Branch of ClaSS: AUS AAA Specialty Number of Symbol: 161.10 - AAA (AW) Crewman Reason and Authority of SEPTEMBERaration: SR 600-450-10 SPN 35 (See Item 38) Place of SEPTEMBERaration: Fitzsimons Army Hospital Denver Colorado Description: Caucasian Male Color of eyes: Blue Height: 5' 8" Weight: 165 Registered Selective Service number: 14 20 33 125 Selective Service of Local Boards Number (City, County, State) #20 HAYS, Ellis, AND KANSAS. Private E-1 Date and Entry of Active Service: SEPTEMBERTEMBER 17, 1954-55 Place and City: AND KANSAS. City, AND MISSOURI Home AddreSS at Time of entry into Active Service: RFD #1 HAYS Ellis AND KANSAS. National Defense Metal Army of Occupation Medal with German Clasp Grammar School: 8th grade Occupation: Farmhand (Self-employed) Alois or Aloysius Steinbock and his wife, Elizabeth ( Geta ) Steinbock came to the USA from Germany about NOVEMBER. 1905. They brought with them a dAUGUSThter, Barbara Steinbock who was born June 3, 1893 who was 11 years old and Henry Steinbock who was born: date unknown. There was another child born to them in Russia who died there. They settled in Wamego, Kansas as Alois was a railroader. On NOVEMBERember 3, 1906, his wife, Elizabeth gave birth to Triplets: two boys and a girl. Their names were Adam, Susanna and Joseph. Alois's wife, Elizabeth died on NOVEMBER 16, 1906. Alois didn't have the means to care for the triplets and work, too, so he wanted them to be adopted by Catholic families. Susanna was adopted by: George and Barbara Prockish and the boys still hadn't been adopted They were all baptized on NOVEMBER 5, 1906 at St. Bernard’s Church, Wamego, Kansas. Sponsors were: Adam Reichenborn, Mrs. George Gareis and Joseph Macht. Susanna got ill and died FEBRUARY 28, 1907 at Wamego, Kans. Susanna and her Mother are buried on the same plot at the Wamego cemetery. NOTE: Aunt JANUARY Gottschalk looked up this information in 1995 and located the grave and put a tombstone there. I have certificates of births, Baptisms and newspaper articles of Elizabeth and Susanna on their death, and church records of the cemetery plots all obtained from Aunt JANUARY Gottschalk, Hays, Kansas Then in 1907, Alois, Barbara and Henry headed west and there's where he met and married Agatha Wasinger Werth on JANUARY. 15, 1909. Barbara would have been 15 years old at this time. It has been said that Barbara was doing housekeeping for the Bahl's, possibly her stepmother's sister Annie Bahl and, as the story goes, there was a Werth in Schoenchen who was a matchmaker and got John C. Befort and Barbara Steinbock to marry on OCTOBER 24, 1911 making her 18 years olDIED NOTE; I don't have much on Henry Steinbock. I do know he and his wife, Mary, had two dAUGUSThters and lived in Chicago, Ill. I have the original photos of Henry and Mary and another one of Henry, Mary and the two girls. I also have the large oval pictures of Barbara and John C. Befort on their wedding day and one of Henry Steinbock. I would like to find the members down from Henry if anyone can help me obtain this information. I was told he died in the 1960's. NOTE; Aunt JANUARY Gottschalk never could find where Alois Steinbock was buried or where the two boys were placed I have two people working on the Aloysius Steinbock genealogy from the Topeka area as of this week. According to church records, he spelled his name Aloysius. Mother. And yes, the last name was spelled wrong in Mothers obituary, but I was over- ruled on that. I was disgusted when I found out the truth after the fact when I went through Mother's things and found some letters written to my Mother from Grace Steinbock. I didn't know her Uncle Joe and Aunt Grace, but when I came upon these letters, I sent Grace a letter and obituary advising her of Mothers death. Then one day, I got a call from Grace and we talked for an hour. I did get to meet her July 1, 2002, just a few weeks ago. This is where I got all these writings. Very interesting. The Descendants of Heinrich & Kunigunde (DOERFLER) BEFORT Our forefathers who left Germany to go to RUSSIA to make a better life for themselves and their children. It is dedicated as well to our brave forefathers who left RUSSIA to make a better life for themselves and their children in the United States. It is especially dedicated to those of our relatives who stayed in RUSSIA and endured over fifty years exiled in prison work camps for their crime of being of German ancestry. Forward Many books and papers about other Volga German families and their descendants, have been published over the last fifty years, and are treasured documents for not only the serious researcher, but also those with a passing interest as well. This book is ONE the descendants of ONE BEFORT family that left Germany to go to RUSSIA. While every effort has been made in this compilation to provide accurate and complete information, endeavors to acquire additional facts and details from both the United States and European sources continue. Any omission of person (s), places, or events that deserve inclusion be rein is purely unintentional. The founders of MUNJOR were part of the largest single expedition of Unsere Leute to emigrate from RUSSIA. Under the leadership of Balthazar Braggart 108 families left saratov by train on JULYY 8, 1876. Their body consisted of departures from Herzog, OBERMONJOU, Louis, Graf, Wittman, Marienthal, Schoenchen, and Gattung. The group SEPTEMBER rated at Eydtkunen, with the MUNJOR founders among those electing to sail via the Hamburg-American line. Arriving in New York, they then proceeded by train to Herzog. After remaining there several days, they repaired a site on Big Creek a short distance north of the present village of MUNJOR. Some TWO months later they moved to the present town site in Section 25, Township 14, Range 18 in Wheatland Township. On NOVEMBEREMBER 1, 1876 an additional group came to MUNJOR. They had emigrated from Saratov on SEPTEMBERTEMBER 30 and sailed from Hamburg on the "Gellert" of the Hamburg of the Hamburg-American line. This body consisted of the following families: Among them were Konrad BEFORT and his wife Anna Margaretha and their children Peter, and Paulina. The Descendants of Heinrich & Kunigunde (DOEFLER) BEFORT Descendants of Heinrich BEFORT Generation 1 1. Heinrich BEFORT was BORN 1761 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. He MARRIED Kunigunde DOERFLER. She was BORN 1763 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA Children of Heinrich and Kunigunde DOEFLER 2. Franz BEFORT born 1787, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA Elizabeta BEFORT born 1792, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA 3. Jakob BEFORT born 1798, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA 4. Anton BEFORT born 1799, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA Generation No. 2 Franz was BORN 1787 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. He MARRIED Catharina Elizabeth?. She was BORN 1793. Child of Franz BEFORT and Catharina is? AnnaMaria BEFORT born About 1825. Jacob BEFORT was BORN 1795 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. He MARRIED Catherine Smelzer. She was BORN About 1805 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. Child of Jakob BEFORT and Catherine Smelzer is Anna Maria BEFORT born About 1825 Anton BEFORT was BORN 1799 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. He MARRIED Anna Elizabeth? She was BORN 1803 in RUSSIA. Children of Anton BEFORT and Anna ? are: Catherine Elizabeth BEFORT born 1820, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA Johannes Martin Befort born1834, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA Gerhard BEFORT born FEBRUARYRUARY 10, 1835, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA; DIED AUGUSTUST 16, 1906, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Generation 3 Anna Maria BEFORT was BORN 1820 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA and died MARCH 04, 1907. She MARRIED JAKOB HERTEL, son of Casper HERTEL and Anna?. He was BORN 1814 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA and died Aft. 1842 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. Child of Anna BEFORT and Jakob HERTEL is Anna Maria HERTEL born SEPTEMBERTEMBER 17, 1841, KATHERENSTADT, RUSSIA DIED MARCH 04, 1907, Catherine ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Anna Maria BEFORT was BORN About 1825. She MARRIED Anton BOOS, son of Gerhard BOOS and Barbara Betzze. He was BORN in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA and died in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. Children of Anna BEFORT and Anton BOOS Katherine BOOS, born DECEMBEREMBER 08, 1852, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA DIED AUGUSTUST 02, 1937, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Catherine Elizabeth BEFORT was BORN 1820 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA. She MARRIED SR. Anton SCHUMACHER in the Volga Area, RUSSIA. He was BORN 1820 in Wittman, RUSSIA. More about Catherine Elizabeth BEFORT Departed: 1876, Wittman, RUSSIA Immigration: AUGUSTUST 03, 1876, Arrived in New York on the SS SUEVIA FROM HAMBURG AND HAVRE. More about SR. Anton SCHUMACHER Departed 1876, Wittman, RUSSIA Immigration: AUGUSTUST 03, 1876, Arrived in New York on the SS Suevia from Hamburg & Have Children of Catherine BEFORT and Anton SCHUMACHER are: Heinrich Ferdinand SCHUMACHER, born JUNEE 1842, Wittman, RUSSIA; DIED SEPTEMBER 03, 1920. Johann George SCHUMACHER, born SEPTEMBER 08, 1846, Wittman (Solothurn), RUSSIA; DIED NOVEMBER 10, 1927, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Anton SCHUMACHER, Jr. born JANUARY 05, 1856, Wittman (Solothurn), RUSSIA; DIED MAY 23, 1930, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Johannes S. SCHUMACHER, born DECEMBER 08, 1858, Wheatmond, RUSSIA; DIED SEPTEMBER 03, 1933, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Gerhard BEFORT was BORN FEBRUARY 10, 1835 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA and died AUGUST 16, 1906 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. He MARRIED Anna Maria Catherine STECKLEIN in RUSSIA. She was BORN DECEMBER 18, 1835 in Gatnung' (Zug), RUSSIA, and died FEBRUARY 24, 1911 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Notes for Gerhard BEFORT Ship's manifest has him listed as Gottfried BEFORT More about Gerhard BEFORT Burial: MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Departed: 1876, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA Immigration: JULYY 17, 1876, Arrived in New York on Ss Donau from Bremen. More about Anna Maria Catherine STECKLEIN: Burial: MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Departed: OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA Immigration: JULYY 17, 1878; Arrived in New York on SS Donau from Bremen. Children of Gerhard BEFORT and Anna STECKLEIN are: Conrad BEFORT, born APRILIL 15, 1855, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA; DIED AUGUST 12, 1914, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Anton BEFORT, born FEBRUARY 02, 1856, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA DIED FEBRUARY 26, 1929, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Josepine BEFORT born JUNE 28, 1857, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA; DIED AUGUST 10, 1923, Kansas City, Kansas Elizabeth BEFORT born AUGUST 06, 1860, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA; DIED MARCH 10, 1919, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Alexander BEFORT, born OCTOBER 112, 1862; OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA; DIED JUNEE 17, 1927, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Amelia BEFORT, born AUGUST 16, 1866, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA; DIED SEPTEMBER 17, 1936, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Katherina BEFORT born SEPTEMBER 08, 1869, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA; DIED AUGUSTUST 18, 1940, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Johannes BEFORT, born JULYY 28, 1857, OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA DIED AUGUST 18, 1940, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Andreas BEFORT, born About 1876 CONRAD BEFORT was BORN APRILIL 15, 1855 in OberMUNJOU, RUSSIA, and died AUGUST 12, 1914 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. He MARRIED Anna Margaetha Krannewitter in OberMUNJOU, RUSSIA. She was BORN AUGUST 10, 1856 in Obermounjou, RUSSIA, and died AUGUST 01, 1923, in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Notes for Conrad BEFORT: Came to the U.S. in 1876 More about Conrad BEFORT: Burial: MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Immigration: OCTOBER 26, Arrived in New York on SS GELLERT from Hamburg and Havre. Notes for Anna Margaretha Kranewitter: Burial: MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Immigration: OCTOBER 26, 1876, Arrived in New York on SS GELLERT from Hamburg and Havre. Children of Conrad and Anna Krannewitter are: Paulina BEFORT, born OCTOBER. 01, 1876, OberMUNJOU, RUSSIA; DIED MARCH 17, 1914. Peter BEFORT, born 1878, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Clara BEFORT, born JULYY 11, 1880, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED DECEMBER 30, 1918, Ness City, Ness County, Kansas. Anna BEFORT, born About 1881; MARRIED Adam BRULL, OCTOBER 01, 1901, born About 1880. Margaret BEFORT, born JANUARY 08, 1885, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED AUGUSTUST 27, 1978, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Carl BEFORT, born SEPTEMBER 13, 1886, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED AUGUST 13, 1961. Catherine BEFORT, born About 1887, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas, MARRIED Philip Zimmerman, born 1883; DIED NOVEMBER 01, 1966. John C. BEFORT, born FEBRUARY 18, 1890, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED JUNEE 30, 1933. Caroline BEFORT, born About 1892, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Agnes BEFORT, born About 1893, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; MARRIED Oscar ANDERSON Casper BEFORT, born About 1895, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED infancy. George BEFORT, born SEPTEMBER 06, 1896, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED JULYY 12, 1897, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. More about George BEFORT: Burial: MUNJOR, Kansas. PAULINA BEFORT was BORN OCTOBEROBER 01, 1876 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, and died MARCH 17, 1914. She MARRIED PHILLIP PFANNENSTIEL NOVEMBEREMBER 22, 1892, son of JOHN PFANNENSTIEL and KATHERINE BOOS. He was BORN NOVEMBEREMBER 04, 1867 in RUSSIA, and died JUNEE 17, 1931. Notes for PAULINA BEFORT: according to Page 23 she came over in 1876, Arrived in New York on SS GELLERT from Hamburg and Havre. More about PAULINA BEFORT: Immigration: OCTOBEROBER 26, 1876, Arrived in New York on SS GELLERT from Hamburg and Havre. More about PHILLIP PFANNENSTIEL: Immigration: JULYY 17, 1878, Arrived in New York on SS DONAU from Bremen. Children of PAULINA BEFORT and PHILIP PFANNENSTIEL are: Alois PFANNENSTIEL, born AUGUSTUST 23, 1893; DIED JANUARYUARY 22, 1968. Nicholas PFANNENSTIEL, born 1897, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED FEBRUARY 21, 1900, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Elizabeth BEFORT was BORN AUGUSTUST 06, 1860 in OberMUNJOU, RUSSIA, and died MARCH 10, 1919 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. She MARRIED Christian HERTEL Aft. JUNEE 1880 in OberMUNJOU, RUSSIA, son of Martin HERTEL and Catherine Hazelton. He was BORN MAY 31, 1855 in OberMUNJOU, RUSSIA, and died JANUARYUARY 07, 1939 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. More about Elizabeth BEFORT: Burial: MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Departed: 1876, from OberMUNJOU, RUSSIA Immigration: JULYY 17, 1878, Arrived in New York on SS DONAU from Bremen. PETER BEFORT was BORN 1878 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. He MARRIED ANNA AKTHARINA KAEBERLEIN, dAUGUSThter of JOSEPH KAEBERLEIN and AGATHA RUPP. She was BORN NOVEMBER 26, 1879 in Brazil. Children of PETER BEFORT and ANNA KAEBERLEIN are: Alexander BEFORT, born DECEMBER 13, 1899, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED APRIL 14, 1903, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas CLARA BEFORT was BORN JULY 11, 1880 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas, and died DECEMBER 30, 1918 in Ness City, Ness County, Kansas. She MARRIED PETER FRANK PFANNENSTIEL, son of MATHIAS PFANNENSTIEL and ELIZABETH KESSLER. He was BORN 1876 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, and died NOVEMBER 1943 in Ness City, Ness County, Kansas. Children of CLARA BEFORT AND PETER PFANNENSTIEL are: Calvin Pfannenstiel, DIED childhood Adlheid PFANNENSTIEL, born OCTOBER 01, 1900, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED OCTOBER 07, 1900, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Notes for Christian HERTEL: Burial: MUNJOR, Kansas Departed 1876, from OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA The Descendants of Peter PFANNENSTIEL Peter PFANNENSTIEL was BORN 1753 in Ober-Mandershield-Treir, Rhine-Pfaz (Rhineland-Palatine), Germany, and died 1774 in Kidnapped by the Khirgiz and never heard from again. He MARRIED (1) Maria Catharina ? in Ober-mandershield/Rhineland-Pfaz, Germany. She was BORN 1727 in Ober-Mandereid-Treir, Rhineland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate), Germany and died About 1767 in Mariental, (Tonoshurovkas), RUSSIA. He MARRIED (2) Sophia Maragaretha DINKEL in Mariental (Tonokoshurovkas), Samara, RUSSIA, dAUGUSThter of Nika*olaus DINKEL and Anna ? She was BORN 1750 in Wittlich-Trier, Rhineland, Palatinate), Germany Notes for Peter PFANNENSTIEL: Peter came from craftsmen of Kurtrier Kurfust and grain farmers of the town of TuTENburg/Tudelback. He is referred to as Pter at times and other times as Johann so his name is probaly Johann Peter and he genrally he was know n as Peter. His family was Catholic. He was captured by the Khirgiz in a raid on Mariental in 1774 and never heard from again. The 1767 census lists him and his family from Trier, Ober Mandersheid, Germany. This family adopted TWO oldest children (dAUGUSThters). Their step-mother was a wife of the coloniust, Peter Hertz, who died in the colony: The girls were Mary Elizabetha, Age 13, and Anna Maria, age 10 years of age. Peter and his brother Michael arrived in Mariental in 1767 with their families. The colonies, intially were named after their leader and Peter PFANNENSTIEL was the first leader so the Colony was named PFANNENSTIEL and later changed to Mariental. Peter's wife died shortly after arriving in Mariental as she was the first settler to die. He MARRIED a second wife. In 1774 the Khirgiz raided several colonies including Mariental killing many people and taking them as prisONErs. ONE of the PrisONErs was Peter. He was never heard from again. In the BeiDECEMBERk, RUSSIA village census of 1798, the following account is given regarding the surviving second spouse of Peter PFANNENSTIEL. Sophia Margaretha PFANNENSTIEL, age 42, (she MAY have been 48) she and her son have resided temporarialy in several colonies since 1784 (should have been 1774) when her husband (Johann PFANNENSTIEL) was captured from Mariental by the Khirgiz; while in these colonies she adopted these children; her son has not paid the 3 nible tax. Children are listed as follows: Johann Adams 20 (Identified as Johann Adam PFANNENSTIEL) Johann Fredrichs 8illegitimate son, surname no listed Johann Christians 6 illegitimate son, surname not listed Johann Tobias s 3illegitimate son, surname not listed Anna Margaretha 212illegitimate dAUGUSThter, surname not listed Johann Adam listed can not be the sme as Johann Adam born 1768 (age 30) since Johann Adam born 1768 was MARRIED with THREE children under the age of 6, living with his wife in Ober-MUNJOU (Kriwoskoje), Samara, RUSSIA Trier, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany was probaly staging area and thus many people had TWO towns listed, ONE probably being their home town and the other the staging area. There also were far more people that had Treir listed as their point of origin than probably lived in the relatively small town of Trier. Thus, the individuals listed as having originated in Trier, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany MAY have had their home village elsewhere. More about Peter PFANNENSTIEL: Immigration: JUNE 16, 1766, To Mariental (Tonkoshurovka(, RUSSIA Notes for Maria Catharina ? Arrived JUNE 16, 1766, Mariental (Tonkoshurovka), RUSSIA Notes for Sophia Margaretha DINKEL: Sophia DINKEL was the only girl with the name of Sophia that was listed in the oringinal settlers list so she had to bne the Sophia Margarerha that MARRIED the "PFANNENSTIEL" after his first wife awas the first settler to die in Mariental. Peter's brother Michael MARRIED another woman after he was released from captivity so had he MARRIED Sophia, he would not have been able to remarry since Sophia was still alive. ONE has to conclude that it was Peter's first wife who was the first settler to die. Trier, Rhineland-Pfaz, Germany was probaly a staging area and thus many people had TWO towns listed, ONE probaly being their home town and the other the staging area. There also were far more people that had Trier listed as their point of origin than probaly lived in the relatively small townof Trier. Thus, the individuals listed as having originated in Trier, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany MAY have had their home village elsewhere. Children of Peter PFANNENSTIEL and Maria ? Maria Elizabetha PFANNENSTIEL, BORN 1755 on Ober-Manderscheid-Trier, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany; Adopted chilDIED She MARRIED Jacob Pesch JANUARYUARY 07, 1795 on Mariental (Tonkosshurovka), Samara, RUSSIA, BORN About 1754. More about Ana Maria PFANNENSTIEL: Immigration: JUNEE 16, 1766, Mariental (Tonkoshurovka), RUSSIA Peter PFANNENSTIEL, BORN 1758 in Ober-Manderscheid-Treir, Rhineland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate), Germany, died Bef. 1798 in Mariental (Tonkoshuroka), Samara, RUSSIA. Notes for Peter PFANNENSTIEL: Peter is not listed in the 1798 census so he either died or was murdered and/or captured by the Khirgiz in 1774 with his father. Trier, Rhineland-Palz, Germany was probably a staginga rea and thus many people had TWO towns listed, ONE probably being home town and the other the staging area. THere also were far more people thatd had Trier listed as their point of origin than probably lived in the relatively small town of Trier. Thus, the individuals lived as having originated in Trier, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany MAY have had their home village elsewhere. Michael PFANNENSTIEL, BORN 1766 in Ober-Manderschield Trier, Rhineland, Pfals, Germany, died 1827 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA. Children of Peter PFANNENSTIEL and Sophia DINKEL are: Johann Adam, BORN 1768 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA; died 1823 in Ober-MUNJOU, Samara, RUSSIA. Generation 2 Michael PFANNENSTIEL, was botn 1766 in Ober-Manderschield-Trier, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany, and died 1827 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA. He MARRIED Barbara Pinter FEBRUARYRUARY 09, 1789 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA., dAUGUSThter of Johannes Bender and Anna ? She was BORN 1769 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA, and died Bef. 1798-1816 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA. Notes for Michael PFANNENSTIEL: Trier, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germanyy was probaly a staging area and thus many people had TWO towns listed, ONE probably being their home town and the other the staging area. There also were far more people that had Trier as their point of origin than probably lived in the relatively small town of Trier. Thus, the individuals lived as having originated in Trier, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany MAY have had their home village elsewhere. Children of Michale PFANNENSTIELo and Barbara Pinter are: Magdalena PFANNENSTIEL, BORN 1790 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA; died SEPTEMBERTEMBER 28, 1791 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA. More about Anna Catharian PFANNENSTIEL: Baptism: JULYY 17, 1791`, Mariental, RUSSIA. Michael PFANNENSTIEL, BORN JULYY 15, 1793 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA. More about Michael PFANNENSTIEL: Baptism: JULYY 25, 1793, Mariental, RUSSIA Johann Petrus PFANNENSTIEL, BORN JULYY 29, 1797 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA. Johannes PFANNENSTIEL, BORN JULYY 29, 1799 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA; died 1851 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA. Jacob PFANNENSTIEL, boprn 1805 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA; died 1816 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA Michael PFANNENSTIEL, BORN 1810 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA Johanna Adam PFANNENSTIEL was BORN 1768 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA, and died 1823 in Ober-MUNJOU, Samara, RUSSIA. He MARRIED (1) ? 1790 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA. She died 1797 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA. He MARRIED (2) Anna Maria Weisbecker, Bef 1797-1798 in Ober-MUNJOU, Samara, RUSSIA, dAUGUSThter of Jacob Weisbecker. She was BORN 1774 in Zug, Samara, Germany. More about Johann Adam PFANNENSTIEL: Emmigration: 1790, To Ober-MUNJOU, Samara, RUSSIA from Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA. Children of Johann PFANNENSTIEL are ? are; Johannes PFANNENSTIEL, BORN 1792 in Ober-MUNJOU, Samara, Russi8a. JoSEPTEMBERh PFANNENSTIEL, BORN 1794 in OberMUNJOU, Samara, RUSSIA. Anna Maria PFANNENSTIEL, BORN 1797 in Ober-MUNJOU, Samara, RUSSIA. Magdalena PFANNENSTIEL, was BORN 1770 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA. She MARRIED Michael Riedel. 1790 in Herzog, Susly, Samara, RUSSIA, son of AUGUSTUSTin Riedek and Anna Jessel. He was BORN 1767 in Herzog, SUsly, RUSSIA, and died 1825 in Herzog, RUSSIA. Children of Magdalena PFANNENSTIEL and Michael Riedel are: Josephine Riedel, BORN 1792 in Herzog, Susly, Samara, RUSSIA Johannes Riedel, BORN 1794 in Herzog, Susly, Samara, RUSSIA; died in Herzog, Samar, RUSSIA. Peter Reidel, BORN 1794 in Herzog, Susly, Samara, RUSSIA Adam Riedel, BORN 1796, in Herzog, Susly, RUSSIA; died 1830 in Herzog, SUsly, RUSSIA. Georg Riedel, BORN 1797 in Herzog, Susly, RUSSIA; died 1819 in Herzog, Susly, RUSSIA. Michael Riedel, BORN 1809 in Herzog, Susly, Samara, RUSSIA Balthazar Riedel, BORN 1812 in Herzog, Susly, RUSSIA; died 1820 in Herzog, Susly, RUSSIA. Johannes Riedel, BORN 1816 in Herzog, Susly, RUSSIA. Generation 3 Johan Petrus PFANNENSTIEL was BORN JULYY 29, 1797 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA. He MARRIED Maria Elizabeth Herrmann in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA. She was BORN 1801 in Mariental, Samara, RUSSIA More about Petrus PFANNENSTIEL Baptism: AUGUSTUST 02, 1797, Mariental RUSSIA Children of Johann PFANNENSTIEL and Maria Hermann are: Immigration: SEPTEMBER 12, 1878, Arrived In New York on SS LEIPZIG from Bremen. Paullina BEFORT was BORN OCTOBER 01, 1876 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, and died MARCH 17, 1914. She MARRIED PHILLIP PFANNENSTIEL NOVEMBER 22, 1892, son of JOHN PFANNENSTIEL and KATHERINE BOOS. He was BORN NOVEMBER 04, 1867 in RUSSIA, and died JUNE 17, 1931. Notes for Paullina BEFORT She came over in 1876 with her parents More about Paullina BEFORT: Immigration: JULY 17, 1878, Arrived in New York on the SS GELLERT from Hamburg and Havre PAULINA BEFORT was BORN APRILIL 23, 1892, in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas and died FEBRUARY 29, 1968. She MARRIED JOSEPTEMBERH BORN PFANNENSTIEL, son of JOHANN PFANNENSTIEL and BARBARA KRONEWITTER. He was BORN DECEMBER 27, 1889 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas, and died NOVEMBER 27, 1973 in Hays, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Children of PAULINA BEFORT and JOSPEH PFANNENSTIEL are: Alvin PFANNENSTIEL Bertha Theresa PFANNENSTIEL, born About 1925. Cecilia Pfannenstile, MARRIED Richard Davidson. Celestine PFANNENSTIEL, born FEBRUARYRUARY 02, 1910, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED MAY 28, 1999, Camden, Mississippi. Herbert PFANNENSTIEL Herman PFANNENSTIEL, born APRILIL 23, 1913, MUNJOR, Kansas; DIED AUGUST 16, 1985, Kansas City, Kansas. Herman Josephine PFANNENSTIEL, born APRILIL 23, 1913, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Coletta PFANNENSTIEL, born JULYY 10, 1918. Adelaide PFANNENSTIEL, born FEBRUARY 28, 1920. Ignatius PFANNENSTIEL Clara PFANNENSTIEL, DIED OCTOBEROBER 30, 1983. More about Phillip PFANNENSTIEL: Immigration: JULY 17, 1878, Arrived in New York on SS Donau from Bremen Children of Paullina BEFORT and Phillip PFANNENSTIEL: Alois PFANNENSTIEL, born AUGUST 23, 1893; DIED JANUARY 22, 1968 Nicholas PFANNENSTIEL, born 1897, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas, DIED FEBRUARY 21, 1900, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. More about Nicholas PFANNENSTIEL: Burial: MUNJOR, Kansas Fedelis PFANNENSTIEL; born JANUARY 28, 1900. Anna PFANNENSTIEL; born DECEMBER 12, 1902; MARRIED? Wright Christina PFANNENSTIEL, born NOVEMBER 28, 1904, MARRIED? Webster. Steven Frederick PFANNENSTIEL, born OCTOBER 09, 1906; DIED SEPTEMBER 23, 1972. Mary PFANNENSTIEL, born JANUARY 20, 1909; MARRIED? Owen Robert BORN PFANNENSTIEL, born MAY 10, 1912; DIED SEPTEMBER 08, 1989. PETER BEFORT was BORN 1878 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. He MARRIED ANNA KATHARINA KAEBERLEIN, daughter of JOSEPHINE KAEBERLEIN AND AGATHA RUPP. She was BORN NOVEMBER 26, 1879 in Brazil. Children of PETER BEFORT and ANNA KAEBERLEIN are: Alexander BEFORT, born DECEMBER 13, 1899, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED APRILIL 14, 1903, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas More About Alexander BEFORT Burial: MUNJOR, Kansas Philomena BEFORT, born APRILIL 26, 1903, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas More about Philomena BEFORT: Burial: MUNJOR, Kansas CLARA BEFORT was BORN JULYY 11, 1880 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas, and died DECEMBER 30, 1918 in Ness City, Ness County, Kansas. She MARRIED PETER FRANK PFANNENSTIEL, son of MATHIAS PFANNENSTIEL and ELIZABETH KESSLER. He was BORN 1876 in OBERMONJOU, RUSSIA, and died NOVEMBER 1943 in Ness City, Ness County, Kansas. More about Peter Frank PFANNENSTIEL: Immigration: SEPTEMBER 12, 1878, Arrived in New York on SS LEIPZIG from Bremen. Children of Elizabeth BEFORT and Christian HERTEL are: Paullina HERTEL, born DECEMBER 21, 1881, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED APRILIL 12, 1885, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Children of CARL BEFORT and MARY GOETZ are: Catherine BEFORT, born APRIL 10, 1908; MARRIED William J. Welsh; born OCTOBER 06, 1904 Ancestors of Johannes GOETZ Generation 1 Johannes GOETZ, BORN About 1800 in Herzog, (Susly) RUSSIA. He was the son of 2. Balthazar GOETZ and 3. Karolina Kuhn. He MARRIED (1) Francisca Bollig. She was BORN About 1800. Generation No. 2 Balthazar GOETZ, BORN 1771 in Herzog, (Susly) RUSSIA. He was the son of 4. Georg Welscher GOETZ and 5. Maria Anna Frank. He MARRIED 3. Karolina Kuhn Bef. 1794 in Herzog, (Susly) RUSSIA. 3. Karolina Kuhn, BORN 1770 in Herzog, (Susly) RUSSIA. She was the dAUGUSThter of Johann Heinrich Kuhn and Anna Margaretha ? Children of Balthasasr GOETZ and Karolina Kuhn are: Katharina GOETZ, BORN 1794 in Herzog (Susly), RUSSIA. ? GOETZ, BORN About 1795 Notes for ? GOETZ: It is unknown who is the father of Johannes GOETZ but he has to be the grandson of Balthazar GOETZ. Barbara GOETZ, BORN 1797 in Herzog (susly) RUSSIA; died Bef. 1876 in Herzog (Susly) RUSSIA; MARRIED III Johannes DREILING in Herzog, (Susly), RUSSIA; BORN 1797 in Herzog, (Susly) RUSSIA; died AUGUSTUST 03, 1876 in Victoria, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. More about III Johannes DREILING: Departed: JULYY 29, 1876, SS MOsel Johnannes GOETZ, BORN About 1800 in Herzog (Susly) RUSSIA; MARRIED Fransisca Bollig Michael GOETZ, BORN About 1805 in Herzog (Susly) RUSSIA. Generation 3 Georg Welscher GOETZ, botn 1739 in Kraonach, Bauberg, Germany. He MARRIED 5. Maria Anna Frank. Maria Anna Frank, BORN 1748 in Kronach, Bauberg, Germany. Children of Georg and Maria Frank are: Elizabeta GOETZ, BORN 1768 in Herzog (Susly), RUSSIA; MARRIED (1) Michael DREILING; BORN 1770 in Herzog (Susly) RUSSIA; died 1816; MARRIED (2) Joachim Exkart 1787 in Rhodleder (Raskaty), RUSSIA; BORN in Schults (Lugovaya Gryaznukha), RUSSIA; died Bef. 1788. Balthazar GOETZ, BORN 1771 in Herzog (Susly), RUSSIA; MARRIED Karolina Kuhn Bef. 1794 in Herzog (Susly), RUSSIA. Juliana GOETZ, BORN 1772 in Herzog (Susly), RUSSIA; MARRIED Johann Jacob BRUNGARDT 1795 in Herzog (Susly), RUSSIA. Notes for Johann Jacob BRUNGARDT: I do not have any information that Johann Jacob BRUNGARDT is the son of Peter BRUNGARDT but since he was BORN in Rhoedler, RUSSIA and I only know ONE BRUNGARDT that settled in Rohleder, RUSSIA and this is Peter BRUNGARDT so it is very likely the Johann Jacob BRUNGARDT is the son of Peter. More about Johann Jacob BRUNGARDT: Immigration: 1795, to Herzog, RUSSIA from Rohleder, RUSSIA. Andreas GOETZ, BORN 1784 in Herzog (Susly), RUSSIA. Magdalena GOETZ, BORN 1790 in Herzog (Susly), RUSSIA. Johann Heinrich Kuhn, BORN 1725 in Ebersborg, Austraia; died in Herzog (Susly), RUSSIA. He was the son of 12. ? Kuhn. He MARRIED 7. Anna Margaretha ? Bef 1755 in ebersborg, Austria. 7. Anna Margaretha ?. BORN 1726 in Ebersborg, Austria; Bef. 1785 in Herzog (Susly), RUSSIA. Children of Johann Kuhn and Anna ? are: Heinrich Kuhn, BORN 1755 in Ebersborg, Austria Peter Kuhn I, BORN 1763 in Ebersborg, Austria; MARRIED Margareta Stierman Bef. 1787 in Herzog (Susly), RUSSIA; BORN 1767 in Mariental, (Tonkoshurovka), RUSSIA. Margareta Kuhn, BORN 1764 in Ebersborg, Austria; MARRIED (1) Michael Richmeier Bef. 1782 in Herzog (Susly), RUSSIA; BORN 1757 in Kelm, Germany; died Bef. 1789-1798 in Herzog (Susly), RUSSIA; MARRIED (2) Peter There; BORN 1767 in Chasselois (Chaisol), RUSSIA. Johannes Kuhn, BORN 1769 in Herzog (Susly), RUSSIA; MARRIED Katrina Denig; BORN 1769 in Louis, RUSSIA. Karolina Kuhn, BORN 1770 in Herzog (Susly), RUSSIA. Generation No. 4 12. ? Kuhn Children of ? Kuhn are: Johannes Heinrich Kuhn, BORN 1725 in Ebersborg, Austria; died in Hersog (Susly), RUSSIA; MARRIED Anna Margareta ? Bef. 1755 in Ebersborg, Austria. Deboldus Kuhn, BORN 1743 in From Gattung (Zug), RUSSIA Notes for Deboldus Kuhn: Note: Is Deboldus Kuhn possibly the son of Johann Heinrich Kuhn born 1725? Heinrich Kuhn, BORN 1761 in From Schoenchen (Paninskaya), RUSSIA; MARRIED Margareta Hilkelman; BORN 1757 in Wittmann (Solothurn), RUSSIA. Notes for Heinrich Kuhn: Note: Could Heinrich be the son of Deboldus Kuhn? ? Kuhn, BORN in RUSSIA; died in Brazil, South America; MARRIED Fransiska Braun in Brazil; BORN 1841 in Herzog (Susly), RUSSIA; died in Brazil, South America. ? Kuhn, MARRIED Margareta ?; BORN 1735 in From GObel (USt-Gryaznunkha), RUSSIA. Adam GOETZ was BORN FEBRUARY 16, 1892, and died MAY 03, 1949. He MARRIED Barbara GOETZ MAY 06, 1919, daughter of Andreas GOETZ and Katharina BEFORT. She was BORN SEPTEMBER 16, 1898, and died JUNE 14, 1929. CAROLINE BEFORT was BORN About 1892 in MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, and Kansas. She MARRIED ALOIS A. ENGEL, son of JACOB ENGEL and CATHERINE RUPP. He was BORN 1889. Ancestors of Johannes Goetz Generation 1 Johannes Goetz, BORN ABOUT 1800 in Herzog, (SUSLY) RUSSIA. He was the son of 2. Balthazar Goetz and 3. Karolina Kuhn. He MARRIED (1) Francisca BOLLIG. She was BORN ABOUT 1800. Generation No. 2 Balthazar Goetz, BORN 1771 in Herzog, (SUSLY) RUSSIA. He was the son of 4. Georg Welscher Goetz and 5. Maria Anna Frank. He MARRIED 3. Karolina Kuhn BEFORE 1794 in Herzog, (SUSLY) RUSSIA. 3. Karolina Kuhn, BORN 1770 in Herzog, (SUSLY) RUSSIA. She was the dAUGUSThter of Johann Heinrich Kuhn and Anna Margaretha ? Children of Balthasasr Goetz and Karolina Kuhn are: Katharina Goetz, BORN 1794 in Herzog (SUSLY), RUSSIA. ? Goetz, BORN ABOUT 1795 Notes for ? Goetz: It is unknown who is the father of Johannes Goetz but he has to be the grandson of Balthazar Goetz. Barbara Goetz, BORN 1797 in Herzog (SUSLY) RUSSIA; DIED BEFORE 1876 in Herzog (SUSLY) RUSSIA; MARRIED III Johannes DREILING in Herzog, (SUSLY), RUSSIA; BORN 1797 in Herzog, (SUSLY) RUSSIA; DIED AUGUSTUST 03, 1876 in Victoria, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS. MORE ABOUT III Johannes DREILING: DEPARTED: JULYY 29, 1876, SS MOsel Johnannes Goetz, BORN ABOUT 1800 in Herzog (SUSLY) RUSSIA; MARRIED Fransisca BOLLIG Michael Goetz, BORN ABOUT 1805 in Herzog (SUSLY) RUSSIA. Generation 3 Georg Welscher GOetz, botn 1739 in Kraonach, Bauberg, Germany. He MARRIED 5. Maria Anna Frank. Maria Anna Frank, BORN 1748 in Kronach, Bauberg, Germany. Children of Georg and Maria Frank are: Elizabeta Goetz, BORN 1768 in Herzog (SUSLY), RUSSIA; MARRIED (1) Michael DREILING; BORN 1770 in Herzog (SUSLY) RUSSIA; DIED 1816; MARRIED (2) Joachim Exkart 1787 in Rhodleder (Raskaty), RUSSIA; BORN in Schults (Lugovaya Gryaznukha), RUSSIA; DIED BEFORE 1788. Balthazar Goetz, BORN 1771 in Herzog (SUSLY), RUSSIA; MARRIED Karolina Kuhn BEFORE 1794 in Herzog (SUSLY), RUSSIA. Juliana Goetz, BORN 1772 in Herzog (SUSLY), RUSSIA; MARRIED Johann Jacob Brungardt 1795 in Herzog (SUSLY), RUSSIA. Notes for Johann Jacob Brungardt: I do not have any information that Johann Jacob Brungardt is the son of Peter Brungardt but since he was BORN in Rhoedler, RUSSIA and I only know one Brungardt that settled in ROHLEDER, RUSSIA and this is Peter Bungardt so it is very likely the Johann Jacob Brungardt is the son of Peter. MORE ABOUT Johann Jacob Brungardt: IMMIGRATION: 1795, to Herzog, RUSSIA from ROHLEDER, RUSSIA. Andreas Goetz, BORN 1784 in Herzog (SUSLY), RUSSIA. Magdalena Goetz, BORN 1790 in Herzog (SUSLY), RUSSIA. Johann Heinrich Kuhn, BORN 1725 in Ebersborg, Austraia; DIED in Herzog (SUSLY), RUSSIA. He was the son of 12. ? Kuhn. He MARRIED 7. Anna Margaretha ? Bef 1755 in ebersborg, Austria. 7. Anna Margaretha ?. BORN 1726 in Ebersborg, Austria; BEFORE 1785 in Herzog (SUSLY), RUSSIA. Children of Johann Kuhn and Anna ? are: Heinrich Kuhn, BORN 1755 in Ebersborg, Austria Peter Kuhn I, BORN 1763 in Ebersborg, Austria; MARRIED Margareta Stierman BEFORE 1787 in Herzog (SUSLY), RUSSIA; BORN 1767 in Mariental, (Tonkoshurovka), RUSSIA. Margareta Kuhn, BORN 1764 in Ebersborg, Austria; MARRIED (1) Michael Richmeier BEFORE 1782 in Herzog (SUSLY), RUSSIA; BORN 1757 in Kelm, Germany; DIED BEFORE 1789-1798 in Herzog (SUSLY), RUSSIA; MARRIED (2) Peter There; BORN 1767 in Chasselois (Chaisol), RUSSIA. Johannes Kuhn, BORN 1769 in Herzog (SUSLY), RUSSIA; MARRIED Katrina Denig; BORN 1769 in Louis, RUSSIA. Karolina Kuhn, BORN 1770 in Herzog (SUSLY), RUSSIA. Generation No. 4 12. ? Kuhn Children of ? Kuhn are: Johannes Heinrich Kuhn, BORN 1725 in Ebersborg, Austria; DIED in Hersog (SUSLY), RUSSIA; MARRIED Anna Margareta ? BEFORE 1755 in Ebersborg, Austria. Deboldus Kuhn, BORN 1743 in From Gattung (Zug), RUSSIA Notes for Deboldus Kuhn: Note: Is Deboldus Kuhn possibly the son of Johann Heinrich Kuhn BORN 1725? Heinrich Kuhn, BORN 1761 in From Schoenchen (Paninskaya), RUSSIA; MARRIED Margareta Hilkelman; BORN 1757 in WITTMANN (Solothurn), RUSSIA. Notes for Heinrich Kuhn: Note: Could Heinrich be the son of Deboldus Kuhn? ? Kuhn, BORN in RUSSIA; DIED in Brazil, South America; MARRIED Fransiska Braun in Brazil; BORN 1841 in Herzog (SUSLY), RUSSIA; DIED in Brazil, South America. ? Kuhn, MARRIED Margareta ?; BORN 1735 in From GObel (USt-Gryaznunkha), RUSSIA. Adam Goetz was BORN FEBRUARY 16, 1892, and DIED MAY 03, 1949. He MARRIED Barbara Goetz MAY 06, 1919, daughter of Andreas Goetz and Katharina BEFORT. She was BORN SEPTEMBER 16, 1898, and DIED JUNE 14, 1929. MARIA BEFORT and ANDREAS GOETZ are: MARIA BEFORT was BORN AUGUST 18, 1888 in MUNJOR AND KANSAS, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, AND KANSAS., aand DIED FEBRUARY 13, 1975 in Brighton, Colorado. SHE MARRIED ANDREAS BORN GOETZ MAY 19, 1908, son of JOHANNES GOETZ and ANNA THERE. He was BORN APRILIL 30, 1883, and DIED JANUARY 28, 1960. CHILDREN of MARIA BEFORT and ANDREAS GOETZ are: Raymond GOETZ, BORN MARCH 24, 1909. Eugene Peteer GOETZ, BORN NOVEMBER 05, 1910, MARRIED Rose Ann SchoenfielDIED Edwaard Peter GOETZ, BORN SEPTEMBER 05, 1912. Martina GOETZ, BORN AUGUST 18, 1914; MARRIED Lloyd DurlanDIED Albina GOETZ, BORN APRILIL 17, 1916. Louise GOETZ, BORN DECEMBER 25, 1917. Elmer GOETZ, BORN APRILIL 22, 1920; MARRIED Minnie Woznick. Elsie GOETZ, BORN MARCH 24, 1922; MARRIED John Conway. Albinus GOETZ, BORN MARCH 02, 1924; MARRIED Albina T. DREILING JOSEPH Michael GOETZ, BORN JUNEE 13, 1926, Collyer, AND KANSAS.; DIED NOVEMBER 13, 1998, 412 W. 13th, HAYS, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS.. MORE ABOUT JOSEPH Michael GOETZ: Burial: Elmwood Memorial Cemetery, Brighton, Colorad John GOETZ, BORN JUNEE 13, 1926, Collyer, AND KANSAS Children of CAROLINE BEFORT and ALOIS ENGEL are: Eugene A. ENGEL, born JUNE 16, 1913, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED JANUARY 05, 1994, Hays, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Victor F. ENGEL, born JULYY 02, 1922, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED JANUARY 03, 1989, Wichita, Sedgwick county, Kansas. Alvin ENGEL Robert ENGEL Al ENGEL Irene ENGEL Virginia ENGEL Bernice ENGEL Mary ENGEL Dorothy ENGEL, MARRIED? Bahl Children of John BEFORT and Barbara Steinbeck are: Josephine BEFORT, born SEPTEMBER 03, 1913, MARRIED Alexander P. Pfeifer, AUGUST 19, 1941, Hyacinth, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; born JULYY 31, 1906, Victoria, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED NOVEMBER 09, 1992, Hays, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas, Albina BEFORT, born SEPTEMBER 03, 1913, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED OCTOBER 06, 1994, Hays, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas, MARRIED Edwin J. Pfeifer, MAY 21, 1946, Hyacinth, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; born JANUARYUARY 28, 1920, Hyacinth, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Clarence BEFORT, born APRILIL 07, 1924, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED JUNE 16, 1991, Russell, Russell, County, Kansas JANUARY Francis BEFORT, born MAY 03, 1924, Hyacinth, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas Ester BEFORT, born AUGUST 31, 1926; m ? Stals Bernice BEFORT, born APRILIL 24, 1928. England Irene BEFORT, born DECEMBER 13, 1919; DIED AUGUST 16, 1965; MARRIED Leroy Wilson Aloysius BEFORT, born OCTOBER 31, 1931; 1931; DIED 1948Conrad BEFORT, born NOVEMBER 02, 1931, DIED 1948 Francis BEFORT, born OCTOBER 06, 1933; DIED AUGUST 22, 1961; MARRIED Darlene HAMMERSMITH; born JULY 19, 1935 More about Paulina HERTEL: Burial: MUNJOR, Kansas Catherine HERTEL, born MAY 16, 1883, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED AUGUST 27, 1968, Hays, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Barbara HERTEL, born SEPTEMBER 03, 1885, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED OCTOBEROBER 26, 1971, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. John HERTEL, born APRIL 30, 1887, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED JULY 22, 1975, Hays, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Anna HERTEL, born APRIL 30, 1889, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED JANUARY 1949, Lacrosse, Rush County, Kansas. Peter Christian HERTEL, born DECEMBER 17, 1890, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED MAY 28, 1963, Victoria, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Rose HERTEL, born NOVEMBER 30, 1892, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED JANUARY 01, 1958, Victoria, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Maria HERTEL, born About 1895; DIED infancy Hilarius HERTEL, born MARCH 02, 1896, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED DECEMBER 05, 1989; MARRIED Mathilda ROHR, MAY 20, 1929, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; born OCTOBER 06, 1902, Antonio, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED JULYY 04, 1997, Hays, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Caper HERTEL, born JUNE 11, 1898, MUNJOR, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas; DIED NOVEMBER 21, 1898, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Children of JANE BEFORT and Adolph GOTTSCHALK are: Robert Dean GOTTSCHALK, born JUNEE 12, 1945.Timothy GOTTSCHALK, born MARCH 25, 1948.Karen Marie GOTTSCHALK, born OCTOBER 13, 1949..Randall GOTTSCHALK, born JANUARY 09, 1951.Loren GOTTSCHALK, born JANUARY 24, 1954.Michell Ann GOTTSCHALK, born APRILIL 14, 1958, Hays, ELLIS COUNTY, AND KANSAS, Kansas. Dee Ann GOTTSCHALK, born JULYY 21, 1961; MARRIED Jerry Garrison, SEPTEMBER 10, 1984.James William GOTTSCHALK, born NOVEMBER 16, 1943. Ester BEFORT, born AUGUST 31, 1926; m? Stals Bernice BEFORT, born APRILIL 24, 1928, MARRIED? England Irene BEFORT, born DECEMBER 13, 1919; DIED AUGUST 16, 1965; MARRIED Leroy Wilson Aloysius BEFORT, born OCTOBER 31, 1931; 1931; DIED 1948 Conrad BEFORT, born NOVEMBER 02, 1931, DIED 1948 Francis BEFORT, born OCTOBER 06, 1933; DIED AUGUST 22, 1961; MARRIED Darlene HAMMERSMITH; born JULYY 19, 1935 Children of Darlene Ann HAMMERSMITH and Francis John BEFORT are: Rosemary Anne BEFORT, b, JUNE 06, 1957; Plainville, Kansas, Margaret Mae BEFORT, born SEPTEMBER 24, 1959. Francis John BEFORT DIED AUGUST. 1961 Darlene Ann (HAMMERSMITH) (BEFORT) MARRIED Ernest Joseph Mattas Children: Bernadette Mary Mattas, BORN Ellsworth Hospital, NOVEMBER 07, 1963. Rosemary Anne BEFORT MARRIED Kevin Wayne Fishburn Children: Kevin Fishburn Jr. Margaret Mae BEFORT MARRIED Jerry Gene Heart, NOVEMBER. 9, 1981, Salina, Kansas Children: Ernest Eugene Heart, NOVEMBEREMBER 12, 1983, Salina, Kansas, Asbury Hospital, Michael Jeremiah Heart, JUNEE 12, 1986, Newton, Kansas, Bethel Hospital Bernadette Mary Mattas MARRIED James Bowen The WASINGERS The ancestry of Franz WASINGER and Anna Scheck is shown as far as can be ascertained from church records in St. Fidelsis Monastery, Victoria, Kansas, and from vistis with siome of the older people who knew Franz and Anna WASINGER. The parents of Franz WASINGER and Anna Scheck are known and documented. The grandparents of Franz WASINGER are in doubt. In the mid 1930's Frank Windholtz visited with Franz WASINGER about his grandparents. Franz WASINGER said that his grandfather was Christopher WASINGER. He did not know the name of his grandmother. Helen Hall in her These Are Our Religion has a Johannes WASINGER, spouse known, as the grandfather of Franz. In "History from 1760 to 1938 of Joe WASINGER, G. Peter WASINGER, Anton WASINGER, SR., Anton DIED WASINGER" translated by Anton DIED WASINGER, is an account of a Joe WASINGER, MARRIED to a young woaman named Mareda, who migrated with the Germans to RUSSIA 1764. This JOe, about thirty years old, was the father of Johannes, a Christopher, and none other children. This Johannes is supposedly the great great grandfather of this writer. The Christopher is the forebear of nother group of WASINGERs who came to the United States at the time. This writer does not know who his great great grandfather WASINGER was, but likes to believe that Grandfather Franz WASINGER knew who his grandfather was. Grandfather Franz WASINGER was about sisxty-six years old in 1935 to 1936 when Franz Windholz interviewed hiMARRIED According to Windholz, Grandfather had a clear, sharp mind and a good memory. So this writer likes to believe that his great great grandfather and the great great grandfather of all the third generation descendants of Franz and Anna WASINGER was a Christopher WASINGER. The WASINGERS Johannes WASINGER MARRIED Catherine Rome. He was BORN DECEMBER. 10, 1842. She was BORN MAY 4, 1844. He DIED DECEMBER. 13, 1906. She DIED APRILIL 2, 1866 The WASINGERs are buried in St. Fiedelis Cemetery, Victoria, Kansas. They came from Herzog, Kansas. Children John WASINGER MARRIED Catherine Scheck. John WASINGER was BORN JANUARY. 9, 1865 and MARRIED OCTOBER. 30, 1882. He DIED JULYY 20, 1903. She was BORN APRIL 1, 1865 and DIED JUNEE 7, 1939. Stanislaus WASINGER MARRIED Anna Barbara DREILING on OCTOBER. 25, 1885. Stanislaus WASINGER was BORN MARCH 7, 1868 and DIED JUNEE 20, 1889. Anna Barbara DREILING was BORN DECEMBER. 11, 1865. She DIED AUGUST. 2, 1946. Franz WASINGER MARRIED Anna Scheck on NOVEMBER. 29, 1889 Franz WASINGER was BORN JULYY 14, 1870 and DIED NOVEMBER. 5, 1938. Anna Scheck was BORN September. 19, 1871 and DIED September. 22, 1935 Peter WASINGER MARRIED Anna Copp on NOVEMBER. 8, 1892. Peter WASINGER was BORN AUGUST. 11, 1872 and DIED FEBRUARYRUARY 5, 1949. Anna Copp was BORN APRILIL 14, 1877. She DIED JUNEE 22, 1933. Martin WASINGER MARRIED JULYiana Toepfer on ? Matin WASINGER was BORN September. 16, 1877 and DIED AUGUST. 17, 1948. JULYia Toepfer was BORN in 1876 and DIED JULYY 8, 1915. Anna Maria WASINGER MARRIED Willibald Braun on OCTOBEROBER 27, 1896. Anna Maria WASINGER was BORN JULYY 18, 1879 and DIED Jna. 9, 1919. Willbald Braun was BORN NOVEMBER. 9, 1875 and DIED JANUARY. 28, 1953. Michael WASINGER MARRIED Margaret Bollig on ? Michael WASINGER was BORN APRIL 15, 1883 and DIED OCTOBER. 26, 1957. Margaret Bollig was BORN JULYY 22, 1884 and DIED JANUARY. 30, 1970 Catherine WASINGER MARRIED Peter Scheck on ? Catherine WASINGER was BORN JUNEE 25, 1884 and DIED JANUARY. 31, 1967. Peter Scheck was BORN JULYY 17, 1882 and DIED MAY 12, 1967. Mary WASINGER was BORN APRIL 2, 1886 and DIED JUNEE 18, 1887 Table of contents Dedication and Legend of Symbols Foreword and Acknowledgements The History of the name “Gottschalk,” and the origin of the Family Coast of Arms The Geography and description of Remsede, Germany, the parental home, the church, and the village The beginning of the Gottschalk Genealogy Descendants of Heinrich Clemens August Gottschalk, Germany Descendants of Bernard Henry Gottschalk, Pittsburg, PA Descendants of John Henry Gottschalk, Pittsburg, PA. Descendants of William Ludwig Gottschalk—Pittsburgh, PA. Descendants of George Henry Gottschalk—Kansas Priests and Nuns in our history Index of Families DEDICATION To all our parents , grandparents, who inspired us with their courage and good example, and above all, who kept our religious heritage in highest esteem, we dedicate this volume, so as an humble return of our love and gratitude. LEGEND OF SIGNS AND SYMBOLS 1) In This book, every name is followed by a date, which always signifies the date of birth. 2) 2) Within each of the 5 main branches, each child will be given its own special serial number, which will also be used to identify the child and sits spouse when they are listed as a family. All married persons can thus be traced back to the family which they were born. 3) 3) 00=this sign indicates “double rings” and is a symbol of marriage. 4) 4) ==this cross, following a name, indicated that they are deceased, and the date following, when available, and tell of the date of death. FOREWARD With the celebration of the Bi-Centennial year of our Country, many documents and date have come alive, to awaken in the minds of our American citizens how rich their heritage over the past two hundred years has been. It makes people more proud of their Country, and spurs them on to learning more about its history. In the same spirit, many family histories have appeared in print in recent years to motivate, to remind the present generation and those yet to come, just who their ancestors were, from where they originated and what kind of people their forefathers really were. It has been a matter of great curiosity for me over a span of years, to wish for a clearer picture of our own Gottschalk relationship. For many years my relives have suggested that somebody should make this research! It is difficult for me to understand how George Henry Gottschalk (188 to 1917), with his education and years of teaching, never thought to set to writing the history of his family, together with the migration of his three brothers and himself over to America. , beginning with the year 1867. The written documents and information an of those years in our relationship were, to say the least very meager. Over the last fifteen years, this feeling of curiosity that possessed me became a determined desire to find an answer. It became clearer to me, that if there was to be a Family Tree Record, I had better take the task in hand now. Being inexperienced in this type of work the beginnings were naturally difficult and disheartening, because I could not find sources of information about whether there were relatives of our Grandparents will living in Germany, and if so, what was their present address. Without this first step, I knew there would be no adequate “Family Story”. At least three or four persons going to Germany had promised me an honest search in the area of Osnabrueck, but it always ended in failure. In May of 1973, I met a man in Victoria, Kansas, named Mr. Heinrich Witteman, whose wife was a nice to Fr. Jordon Hammel, Capuchin. This gentleman was from Mannheim, Germany, working in the Police Department. He listened to my story of frustrations, and then made me a solemann promise to make a thorough search in the Remsede, Germany, area, where our grandparents were born and raised. This was in May. His promise was” You will hear from me,” Nothing happened for eight months, and I thought it would end in the usual failure. Suddenly in January a letter arrived from Germany, telling me that Mr. Witteman had located a living relatiutiveve in that area, named Elizabeth Gottschalk, age 74 years, together with her address. I wasted no time writing alerter to her, explaining my projected Family Tree. Very quickly, Elizabeth Gottschalk’s married daughter, Hedwig Holtmeier, answered my letter, assuring me that her grandparent and pours were truly brothers. The rest of the history is in the first portion of our genealogy, Mrs. Holtmeir very graciously got all possible records from the old parish church, and whose records date back three hundred years. Through her efforts we have all the information from the home of our grandparents that was possible to find. It remained bow only to gather the information of the relatives in Pittsburg, Pa., and the Kansas area, which make up the contents of these books. HE NAME “Gottschalk” HAS A VERY ANCENT AND INTERESTING ORIGIN. Because OF ITS CENTURIES OF USE AND ABUSE. It is not too surprising to find that ITS CORRECT SPELLING MAY BE DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH. It contains two words: “Gott” and “Schalk.” The word Gott obviously means Gods. The problem arises with the second word “Schalk.” This is the crucial word, in old English writings, this word appeared with precisely the same spelling as in the family name, and it meant simply “servant.” Men, who worked in the service of royalty or people of greater means and wealth, were called “Schalks. This word was taken forever into the early German language with the same meaning of servant. In later years, the meaning of Schalk grew to take the meaning of a mischievous fellow. In very early centuries in Germany, the name Gottschalk appeared as a family name, meaning very simply “God’s servant.” Through the centuries, this name took on many variations in spelling, due to doubt, to the fact that names were carelessly written as they sounded, or the fact that many people simply could not spell their name correctly. The word “Gott” alone, sometimes appears as “Got.” “God,” “Gad,” “Cut,” or “Gat.” The second wor5d, “Schalk” appears in many more variations, for example,” “Schlat,” “Schall,” “Schalck,” or Shalk.” It you join these two words in all their possible variations; you can understand why the family name took on endless variety of spellings. It might be of interest to mention some people in early history bore this name. 1. Gottschalk of Orbits, who lived from 803 to 869, a Benedictine monk and theologian. He defected from the Catholic Church mainly because of his false teachings on the doctrine of Predestination. 2. 2. Gottschalk of Limburg, Germany. He lived from 1010 to 1098. He was a poet. 3. 3. HISTORY OF THE GOTTSCHAL NAME AND COAT OF ARMS THE REMSEDE AREA Remsede is a small village, which is situated in the northern section of Germany, at the end of the Teutoburg forest, surrounded on both sides at the base of a series of low foot hills. The big city of Osnabrueck is just 13 miles to the north, a city of about 150,000 inhabitants. Remsede was always a rather small rural village, and at the present time there are only about 800 inhabitants. It is a lush farm area which is set back from any heavy highway traffic. Up until a few years ago, Remsede was an independent town, but in recent years they joined three little villages under one mayor. The area is now called Laer-Remsede. The two little towns are about two miles apart. In earlier 1800, the address for Remsede inhabitants was written in this way: Kingdom of Hannover, Principality of Osbabrueck, and town of Remsede. Hence you see that Remsede used to belong to the Kingdom of Hannover, not the town of Hannover. This led some of our relatives to say that our ancestry was from Hannover, Germany, which was not too accurate. The nearest large city, Osbabrueck, is just 13 miles to the north. Most of their business, advanced schooling, and other needs, were taken care of in this large city. On the map of Germany, just look for Osnabrueck, and Remsede is just 13 miles due south. In modern West Germany, the country is divided into States, similar to our division in America. Remsde is in the state known as Lower Saxony. The pictures in this chapter show you: 1) The picture of the little village 2) A composite of four buildings in the town 3) A picture of their very famous, ancient church 4) An aerial view of the home, just outside Remsede, of our earliest known relatives. The white portion of the building was the original home, and a portion in dark, has been added in the course of time. "Today the home is no longer in existence. All members of the first family were born and raised in this home. One of the most unique buildings in Remsede is the little parish church, under the patronage of St. Augustine. In 1935 they celebrated the eleven hundred the year of it counting. What makes it so unique is that is became an official pilgrimage chapel. It is quite authentic, that this altar was built back in the year 734. Many people from as far as Cologne made pilgrimages to this highly indulged chapel. Pictures show its earliest form with the tall, spire, but in recent years a new tower has been built, giving it a different look. The pictures of the village will give you some idea of the lovely, quiet Remsede, in which our early grandparents lived their early lives. Being nestled in this valley-like forest, away from the thoroughfare, it is easy to see that they loved its quiet and peaceful retreat. The Beginning of the Gottschalk Genealogy Since the parish of St. Anthony's at Remsede was a Pilgrimage Chapel over the centuries, all of the church records for both Remsede and Laer, Germany, were kept in the St. Mary's Parish Church records for both Remsede and Laer, Germany, about two and a half miles from Remsede. In these books, which date back three hundred years, the following is written by its pastor: "The oldest entries at Laer, with the family name of "Gottschalk" date back to the year 1794." The very first parents found in that area were: Anton Gottschalk and A. Catherina Leinker There is no record of where they came from, or who their forbearers were. They simply appeared suddenly, with the baptism of their son, Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk who is the ancestor of all the Gottschalk’s mentioned in this book. Whether or not they had other children is unknown. Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk FATHER: Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk Oct. 10, 1794 MOTHER: Sophia Massmann May 9, 1801 to Jul 21, 1826 First Marriage: September 28, 1824 CHILDREN: 1. Johann Heinrich Gottschalk Feb. 20, 1825 to Jul 27, 1837 Second Marriage: MOTHER: Anna Maria Hagedown Apr 5, 1802 Marriage: Nov 21, 1826 CHILDREN: 2. George Heinrich Gottschalk Sep 13, 1827 to Jan 8, 1830 3. Maria Catherine Gottschalk Feb 13, 1829 to Aug. 8, 1830 4. Maria Catharina Gottschalk Oct. 4, 1830 to May 12, 1833 5. Maria Elizabeth Gottschalk Dec. 24, 1832 to 1894 6. Franz Anton Gottschalk Oct. 2, 1834 to Dec. 27, 1834 to U.S.A. 7. Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk Feb 7, 1836 to Apr 26, 1915 to U.S.A. 8. George Heinrich Gottschalk Feb. 18, 1838 to Nov 15, 1917 to U.S.A. 9. Johann Heinrich Gottschalk May 6, 1839 to Mar 9, 1907 10. Wilhelm Gottschalk Jun 16, 1841 to Dec. 22, 1842 11. Heinrich Clemens August Gottschalk Nov. 21, 1842 to Dec. 22, 1906 to U.S.A. 12. Wilhelm Ludwig Gottschalk May 9, 1844 to Jul 22, 1877 HEINRICH CLEMENS AUGUST GOTTSCHALK was the eleventh child born of the union to Bernard and Anna Maria (Hagedown) Gottschalk, of Remsede, Germany. Of the five boys who survived birth and were married, August Gottschalk was the only one to remain in Germany. He inherited the home where the family was born and raised. He most likely had military service in the German army, and when he retired from that, he took up the trade of farmer, village official and father. In the earlier years after the brothers separated, there was some communication between August and those in the United States. Unfortunately it did not continue, so that the only information remaining to us in the United States was the fact that there were relatives in Germany. Fortunately, Father Timothy succeeded in making contact with them, and as a result we have the complete record of the first family in our genealogy. FAMILY OF HEINRICH CLEMENS AUGUST GOTTSCHALK FATHER: HEINRICH CLEMENS AUGUST GOTTSCHALK Nov. 21, 1842 to Dec. 22, 1906 Mother: Gertrude Knefler Jun 6, 1838 to Aug. 3, 1894 in Remsede, Germany MARRIED: September 5, 1867 in Remsede, Germany CHILDREN: Bernhard Gottschalk Dec 14, 1867 to Dec. 3, 1954 2. Anton Gottschalk Dec. 30, 1872 to Feb 15, 1927 3. George Gottschalk Dec. 28, 1876 to Feb 3, 1938 4. Heinrich Gottschalk Aug 12, 1881 to Nov 8, 1871 1. FAMILY OF BERNHARD GOTTSCHALK 2. FATHER: BERNHARD GOTTSCHALK Dec. 14, 1867 to Dec. 3, 1954 3. MOTHER: Katherina Dierker Jan. 1, 1867 to Dec. 6, 1933 Marriage date Unknown CHILDREN: 4. August Gottschalk Oct. 20, 1895 to May 24, 1966 5. Bernhard Gottschalk Oct. 10, 1897 to Apr. 25, 1928 6. 7. Gertrude Gottschalk? 1900? 1907 7. Anton Gottschalk Jan 17, 1902 to Nov 10, 1965 8. George Gottschalk? 1904 to Abt. 24, 1927 9. Gertrude Gottschalk Apr. 12, 1907 to June 4, 1955 5. FAMILY OF AUGUST GOTTSCHALK 6. FATHER: August Gottschalk Oct. 20, 1895 to May 24, 1966 7. MOTHE: Elizabeth Riepe Jan. 4, 1898 MARRIED: No v. 29, 1922 CHILDREN: 10. Hedwig Gottschalk Nov. 3, 1923 to May 7, 1957 11. Hilde Gottschalk Jan. 28, 1926 to Sept. 22, 1954 12. Else Gottschalk May 19, 1928 to Oct. 4, 1956 11. FAMILY OF HEINRICH HOLTMEYER FATHER: Hienrich Holtmeyer Apr. 11, 1922 to Aug. 9, 1969 in Galen, Germany MOTHER: Hedwig Gottschalk Nov. 3, 1923 MARRIED: May 7, 1957 in Glane, Germany CHILDREN: Angelika Holtmeyer Apr 6, 1958 Ulrike Holtmeyer Sept. 30, 1959 Rudolf Holtmeyer Jan. 3, 1962 2. FAMILY OF ANTON GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Anton Gottschalk Dec. 30, 1872 to Feb. 15, 1927 MOTHER: Anna Maria Pohlman Jul 24, 1879 to Nov. 6, 1960 Marriage date unknown CHILDREN: 17. August Gottschalk Feb. 13, 1906 to Aug. 20, 1972 18. In Wellendorf, Germany 19. 187. Maria Gottschalk (no dates) lives Hitler, Germany Klara Gottschalk (no dates) lives in G. M. Huette, Germany 20. Regina Gottschalk (no dates) lives in Dissent, Germany 21. Gertrude Gottschalk (no dates) lives in Remsede, Germany 3.fMILY OF GEORGE GOTTSHALK FATHER: George Gottschalk Dec. 28, 1876 to Feb. 1938 MOTHER: Gertrude Dammann Feb. 7, 1881 to June 22, 1954 In Harsewindkel, Germany CHILDREN: 22. Bernhardine Gottschalk Jun 19, 1921 Heinrich and Klara Gottschalk from Bad Rhotenfelde, Germany. Klara Gottschalk is the oldest and nearest living relative in Germany at the present time. She writes to Father Timothy very faithfully. 3. FAMILY OF HEINRCH GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Heinrich Gottschalk Aug. 12, 1881 MOTHER: Clara Louise Hemsath Apr 25, 1890 MARRIED: May 9, 1914 CHILDREN: 23. Josef Gottschalk Killed in WWII 24. Paula Gottschalk Jun. 26, 1921 in Bad Rothenfelde, Germany 23. FAMILY OF KURT BRUKE FATHER: Kurt Brunke Jul 24, 1925 MOTHER: Paula Gottschalk Jun 26, 1921 MARRIED: August 29, 1953 CHILDREN: 24. Mechthild Brunke Dec. 16, 1954 25. Petra Brunke Jul 12, 1960 BERNARD HEINRICH GOTTSCHALK was the oldest of the four boys who came to America August 17, 1867. Also it states that he was married in Breese, Illinois, and Nov. 28, 1867. We have a strong suspicion that he came alone, and that the other brothers followed later. Before leaving his home stead, his records tell of his freely enlisting in 1st K.D.R. (A German army regiment) of the Hannover Germany Government. This enlistment lasted from 1855 to 1856. Shortly thereafter, he set sails to America. Not too long after his marriage in Breese, Ill., he came to Pittsburg, Pa., where he finally made his permanent home, and raised a large family of 14 children. Unfortunately, so many of the children died in early age, or infancy. His must have been a distressing life, since only five of the large family became of marriageable age, and did marry. He did visit his brother George Henry in Schoenchen, Kansas once. They also corresponded very much by mail and their letter were very lengthy and of a very spiritual nature. FAMILY OF BERNARD HENRY GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Bernhard Henry Gottschalk Feb. 7, 1836 to April 26, 1915 in Remsede, Germany MOTHER: Anna Weber Oct. 30, 1843 to Oct. 16, 1906 in Burlage, Germany MARRIED: Nov. 26, 1867 in Bresse, Ill. CHILDREN: 1. Bernard Gottschalk Feb. 1, 1868 to Jul 29, 1870 2. Henry (Heinrich) Gottschalk Apr 1, 1869 to Dec. 27, 1881 3. Katherina (Mary Catherine) Gottschalk Feb 22, 1870 to May 19, 1871 4. Bernard William Gottschalk Sept 29, 1871 to Sept 12, 1872 5. Anna Bernadine Gottschalk Jun 24, 1873 to June 23, 1875 6. Bernard Henry Gottschalk Mar 15, 1875 to Sept 23, 1941 7. Mary Caroline Gottschalk Jan. 17, 1877 to June 17, 1888 8. Anna Marie Gottschalk Jul 14, 1879 to Oct. 1, 1880 9. Mary Regina Gottschalk Jul 14, 1879 to Feb 23, 1923 10. Francis William Gottschalk Mar 12, 1881 to Nov. 20, 1922 11. Casper Bernard Gottschalk Mar 12, 1881 to Dec. 9, 1883 12. Anna Elizabeth Gottschalk Jul 31, 1883 to Dec. 9, 1883 13. Michael Joseph Gottschalk Jun 21, 1885 to Nov. 22, 1947 14. Julius Gottschalk Jan. 24, 1889 to June 12, 1890 6. FAMILY OF BERNARD HENRY GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Bernard Henry Gottschalk Mar 15, 1875 to Sept. 23, 1941 MOTHER: Anna C. Keitgen Dec. 17, 1878 to Dec. 6, 1946 MARRIED: August 28, 1900, Pittsburg, Pa. CHILDREN: Angelbertum (Anna Elizabeth Gottschalk Mar 10, 1902 to May 28, 1924 Henry Bernard Gottschalk Jul 24, 1903 to Dec. 20, 1903 William Bernard Gottschalk Oct. 16, 1908 to Jul 28, 1909 There is somewhat of a mystery or doubt surrounding the Name of Mary Regina Gottschalk. In the family record, kept in the Family Bible of Bernard Henry Gottschalk, the name Mary Regina Gottschalk does appear, born on the same date as that of Mary Regina Gottschalk. Anna Maria, however, died on October 1, 180, and Mary Regina lived a long married life. The Grandchildren of Mary Regina insist that she belongs to the family of Bernard Henry Gottschalk, but we cannot find her baptismal certificate. We have accepted the word of the grandchildren, and concluded that Anna Maria and Mary Regina Gottschalk were twins. 8. FAMILY OF JACOB CARL BONGARTZ FATHER: Jacob C. Bongartz Oct. 15. 1873 to Jun 19, 1980 MOTHER: Mary Regina Gottschalk Jul 14, 1879 to Feb. 23, 1923 MARRIED: May 20, 1894 at St. Augustine’s Pittsburgh, Pa. CHILDREN: 17. ANNA Mary Adelaide Bongartz Dec. 24, 1895 to May 7, 1960 18. George Aloysius Bongarzt Nov.3, 1899 to Jan. 5, 1898 19. Bernard Jacob Bongartz Oct. 30, 1898 to May 15, 1899 20. Agnes Catherine Bongartz Nov. 3, 1899 to May 2, 1945 21. Anthony Emil Bongartz Sept. 25, 1901 to May 24, 1943 22. Jacob Henry Bongartz May 30, 1904 to Jul 4, 1952 23. Francis William Bongartz Aug 11, 1906 to Jul 15, 1972 24. Bernard Aloysius Bongartz Oct. 31, 1908 May 15, 1966 25. George Albion Bongartz Oct. 31, 1908 to April 8, 1960 26. Hyacinth Joseph Bongartz Dec. 4, 1911 to Jul 6, 1966 17. FAMILY OF CHARLES JOHN FRANCISCUS FATHER: Charles John Franciscus? MOTHER: Anna Mary Adelaide Bongardtz Dec. 24, 1895 to May 7, 1960 MARRIED: May 26, 1920 CHILDREN: 27. Mary Adelaide Franciscus Feb 24, 1921 28. Charles Jacob Franciscus Jun 15, 1922 29. Anna Agnes Franciscus Feb 26, 1924 30. Regis Anthony Franciscus Apr 28, 1926 26. FAMILY OF SAMUEL J. McAFEE FATHER: Samuel J. McAfee? MOTHER: May Adelaide Franciscus Feb 24, 1921 MARRIED: August 10, 1940 CHILDREN: 31. Charles William McAfee Dec. 7, 1941 32. Regis Samuel McAfee May 17, 1945 33. Michael James McAfee Sept 10, 1947 34. Kevin Joseph McAfee Feb 27, 1953 35. Mary Anne Adelaide McAfee May 17, 1955 31. FAMILY OF CHARLES WILLIAM McAFEE FATHER: Charles William McAfee Dec. 7, 1941 MOTHER: Mary Louise Dancison? MARRIED: MAY 24, 1963 CHILDREN: 36. Renee Louise McAfee Mar 16, 1966 37. Charles John McAfee Nov. 22, 1967 38. Kelly Anne McAfee Apr 15, 1971 32. FAMILY OF REGIS SAMUEL McAfee FATHER: Regis Samuel McAfee May 17, 1945 MOTHER: Norma V. King? MARRIED: June 25, 1967 33. FAMILY OF MICHAEL JAMES McAFEE FATHER: Michael James McAfee Sept 10, 1947 MOTHER: Kathleen Klaybor? MARRIED: Aug 19, 1967 CHILDREN: 39. Robert James McAfee May 30, 1968 40. Jeremy Thomas McAfee Sept 22, 1969 41. Melissa Anne McAfee Jul 1, 1973 First Generation 1. Philip Frederick1 Gottschalk was born in Hortonville, NY December 17, 1882. Philip died December 1966 in Hankins, Sullivan Co., NY, at 83 years of age. He married Edith St. John October 13, 1910. Edith was born in Fremont, Sullivan Co., NY March 13, 1888. Edith was the daughter of Berdine St. John and Helen Sarah Strain. Edith died July 1985 in Hankins, Sullivan Co., NY, at 97 years of age. Philip Frederick Gottschalk and Edith St. John had the following children: + 2 i. Philip S.2 Gottschalk was born July 15, 1911. + 3 ii. Robert Bruce Gottschalk was born April 11, 1913. + 4 iii. James Joseph Gottschalk was born July 27, 1918. Second Generation 2. Philip S.2 Gottschalk (Philip Frederick1) was born in Hankins, Sullivan Co., NY July 15, 1911. He married Dorothy McGuire March 20, 1938. Dorothy was born in Calicoon, NY March 20, 1918. Philip S. Gottschalk and Dorothy McGuire had the following child: 5 i. Lou Ann3 Gottschalk. She married Sigfried Kelting. Sigfried was born in Germany. (See Sigfried Kelting for the continuation of this line.) Living individual, details withheld From "Standard History of Adams and Wells Counties, Indiana," Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1918, p. 866-869. ANDREW GOTTSCHALK. Without doubt Andrew Gottschalk is one of the most widely known men of Adams County. His business and personal interests have been identified with the town of Berne almost from its establishment, and through his business and participation in business affairs he has been one of the constructive forces in the growth and development of that community. Mr. Gottschalk is a former county treasurer, and viewed from whatever angle his life presents many achievements which reject honor upon the name. While he is himself a native of Indiana, he belongs to a long line of German ancestors of the Kingdom of Wuertemberg. A professor in a Pennsylvania college as a result of much research has established the fact that this branch of the Gottschalk’s has a continuous history in Wuertemberg for fully a thousand years. Mr. Gottschalk's grandfather Andrew was a tiller of the soil and spent all his life in Wuertemberg. The family was Lutherans. The grandfather had six children, three sons and three daughters. All of them came to the United States. The oldest was Jacob Gottschalk, who was born October 15, 1808. His first wife died in Germany, leaving two children, Barbara and Mary, the former now deceased, and the latter the widow of John Shigley, living at Berne. For his second wife Jacob Gottschalk married Christina Fox, who was also born in Wuertemberg. Their oldest child, George, was born in that country. In 1845 Jacob Gottschalk and his little family consisting of his wife, their one child and his two older children, set sail from Havre, France, and after ninety-three days on the ocean landed in New York City. They first located in Montgomery County, Ohio, where three other children were born. The oldest of these, Sarah, is now a widow, Mrs. Betzner, living in Miami County, Indiana. Michael is a resident of Wells County, Indiana, and has a family. John died after his marriage in Fulton County, Indiana, and left sons and daughters. Towards the close of the decade of the '40s the Gottschalk family came over the rough roads and through the woods into Wells County, Indiana, locating on a farm in Nottingham Township, where the industry of Jacob Gottschalk cleared up about eighty acres. He lived there as an industrious and competent farmer until his death on January 26, 1877. His wife died in 1855. He was a democrat and both were active members of the Evangelical Association. Several other children were born to them after they moved to Wells County. Mathias is now a farmer in Miami County and is married and has a family. Jacob, Jr., died in childhood in Wells County. The next in age is Andrew. Fred R. lived for many years on the old homestead in Wells County, where he died January 26, 1907, just thirty years to the day after his father's death. He was then forty-nine years of age and left a family of children. Noah, the youngest child, still lives on a part of the old homestead in Wells County and is married and has a family. Mr. Andrew Gottschalk was born on a farm in Nottingham Township of Wells County, November 13, 1850. He was only five years old when his mother died. His father afterwards married Mrs. Elizabeth Walters Shepherd. She was a native of Germany and by her first marriage had two sons and by her marriage to Jacob Gottschalk was the mother of five. One of these second children, Amanda, now makes her home with Mr. Andrew Gottschalk. Andrew Gottschalk grew up on his father's farm was educated in the district and private schools of his native county and his first occupation away from the farm was teaching in his home township. He followed that occupation for about two years. Besides the local schools he attended a normal school at Bluffton. On May 7, 1872, Mr. Gottschalk moved to Linn Grove in Adams County, and there went to work as a druggist. A few months later he formed a partnership with Mr. Peter Hoffman under the name of Hoffman & Gottschalk. Mr. Hoffman took the business at Linn Grove, while in November, 1872, Mr. Gottschalk came to Berne, which was then just an incipient village, possessing only two general stores and a blacksmith shop and saloon. The railroad had passed through this section of Adams County in the summer of 1871. Their pioneer drug enterprise was established in a small building east of the railroad, where the office of the Berne Lumber Company was later established. Mr. Gottschalk began selling drugs from that site on November 12, 1872. On July 1, 1874, they moved the stock into a new building, and in September, 1907, the partnership was dissolved, Mr. Gottschalk becoming sole proprietor of the store at Berne. In 1912 he supplanted his old business house by the erection of a fine block 22 by 80 feet, two stories and basement, but on the same lot which he has occupied since July, 1874. Here he is proprietor of one of the best equipped and stocked stores of its kind in Adams County. Mr. Gottschalk is a licensed pharmacist, having received his certificate as a result of many years' practical experience. All of his early contemporaries in business at Berne have since died or retired, and he is now the oldest business man in the town and has one of the oldest stores in the county. As a business man he has been very popular as well as successful and has made his store a center of the social life of the community. Mr. Gottschalk is a director of the Bank of Berne. Early in life he became a local leader in the Democratic Party. From 1877 to 1883 he was postmaster of Berne, and from 1880 to 1882 was local justice of the peace. He was a member of the Democratic Central Committee of the county from 1882 to 1884, and in the latter year was a delegate to the Democratic State Convention at Indianapolis. In 1884 Indiana was one of the two states that decided Mr. Cleveland's election, and Mr. Gottschalk thus had more than local prominence in the election of the first democratic president from the time of the Civil war. He was also on the county ticket the same year, and was elected treasurer, moving to Decatur in September, 1885, to assume the duties of that office. He was re-elected in 1886 and served two terms. Among other offices he has been trustee of Monroe Township, for many years was notary public and has been especially influential among the English speaking people of the southern half of Adams County. It is said that his services have been in demand more than those of anyone else in advising people in matters of business transactions, in the drawing up of wills and the settling up of estates. On May 9, 1875, in Shelby County, Ohio, Mr. Gottschalk married Miss Laura Sheets. She was born in Texas January 22, 1852, daughter of Philip and Cornelia (Monger) Sheets, both natives of Germany. At the time of her birth her father was a regular soldier in the United States Army, stationed near San Antonio, Texas, guarding the frontier against Indian troubles. When the War of the Rebellion broke out in 1861 he was at San Antonio, and was offered the privilege of remaining with the Confederate forces or going north. He chose the northern side, and going to Shelby County, Ohio, enlisted with an Ohio regiment and was all through the Civil war. He died in Shelby County October 1, 1882, and his widow passed away in 1889 at the home of her daughter in Berne. Mrs. Gottschalk's mother was a Catholic. Mrs. Gottschalk was a devoted wife and mother and was the type of woman whose presence is greatly missed in any community. She died at Berne January 11, 1910. Mr. Gottschalk has long been prominent in the Evangelical Association, has been an official member of his church, class leader and superintendent of the Sunday school. And otherwise interested in every moral and religious influence in his home community. Mr. and Mrs. Gottschalk had five children. The second, Oliver E., died May 15, 1883, when about four and a half years of age. The oldest, Cora B., is a graduate of the State Normal School at Terre Haute, was a successful teacher in her home county for several years, also taught at Anderson, and is now the wife of Hon. Benjamin F. Welty. Mr. Welty is a graduate of the Law School of Michigan University and is now a special attorney at Lima, Ohio, and congressman from the Fourth Ohio District. Mr. and Mrs. Welty have one daughter, Gene G. Thurman A. Gottschalk, the oldest son, was educated in the Berne High School, in an institution of higher education at Naperville, Illinois, and also in Indiana University. He lives near Berne and by his marriage to Nellie Simison has two children, John R. and Elizabeth L., both now in school. Wilda M. is a graduate of the Blaker School of Indianapolis and is now the wife of E. K. Shally of Berne. They have two children, Marcelle G. and Andrew D. The youngest of the children is True Palmer, who graduated from the Berne High School in 1912, later from Heidelberg College at Tiffin, Ohio, and had entered upon a successful career as a teacher when he resigned to enlist in the National Army. He is now in the Medical Corps of the Nineteenth Field Artillery, located at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Andrew Gottschalk is a past chancellor of Berne Lodge of Knights of Pythias, and represented his district in the Grand Lodge at Indianapolis in 1900. He is a charter member of the Knights of Pythias. A Godshall Family Tree Godshall and other Related Web sites: The Central PA Godshall Site Anthology of Montgomery and Bucks Co., PA Genealogical Sources Montgomery Co, PA Websites Ann M. Woodlief, Compiler (contact at awoodlief@yahoo.com, please, for comments, additions, corrections... European line of Bishop Jakob Gottschalk, Mennonite Immigrant from Germany/Holland, and his American Descendents The German heritage of Bishop Gottschalk are taken from a handwritten genealogy in the Montgomery County Historical Society, PA. {I can't attest to its accuracy!} Jacok was the son of Gottschalk Thonis (Theunissen) & Lehntgen Henrichs He was born ca 1625 München Gladbach-Alst (w. of Düsseldorf). She was born ca 1630 München Gladbach-Har-Terbroich. They married in 1654. He died after 25/1/1709; she died about 1676 in Goch. [Gottschalk Thonis] Son of: Thones Comes He was born around 1596 in München Gladbach-Alst or Venn. He was living in the Alst by 1625. He had been driven from Benn in 1654 because of his Mennonite belief by the Elector Palatinate and probably went to Goch then. He died before 1/2/1668. [Thones Comes] Son of: Gottschalk comes & Sophie Veit Vitgen He was born ca 1565 München Gladbach-Venn and der Heiden and died before 1606. He was the son of Thonis Comes, born about 1535 München Gladbach-Venn. He was the son of Gottschalk Comes, born ca. 1510 München Gladbach-Venn and died before 17/1/1557. Rev. Jacob Gaedtschalck (ca. 1666-1763) & Aeltien (Adelheid) Hermans (ca. 1667-1706) He was born ca. 1666 Goch Germany (near Kleve, by Dutch border SE of Nijmegen), son of Gottschalk Thonis; she was born ca. 1667 in Goch. They married 20/2/1689. Here is a picture of their home. He died 5/1763 and she died before 1709. They are probably buried at Towamencin Mennonite cemetery, Montgomery Co. PA. He came to America in 1702 with his family. He was elected deacon of the Germantown Mennonite congregation and on 8/10/1702 he became a preacher. He officiated at the first baptism in 1708 and the first communion 1708 held by the Mennonites in America. In 1708 he was listed as Jacob Gottschalk Vander Heggen and his son of Gottschalk Vander Heggen, with the family name discontinued after the Dutch custom He arranged with the Ephrata cloister in 1745 to have them translate (from Dutch into German) and print Thielman J. van Braght's 1660 Blütige Schau-platz oder Martyrer Spiegel (The Bloody Theatre or Martyr's Mirror), a history of religious persecutions of Christians opposed to infant baptism and war; the work took 15 men three years to finish and in 1749, at 1512 pages, was the largest book published before 1800. One of the original volumes is now on display at the Ephrata Cloister. Jacob was a turner (woodworker) by trade. His stone house was on 50 acres in Germantown on the southeast side of Penn St. In 1714 he purchased land in Towamensin between Kulpsville and the Skippack Creek, next to his son Gaedstschalck Gaedtschalcks, part of which became the present Towamencin Mennonite Church and cemetery. His grave is unmarked; however, there is a memorial stone that reads: "In memory of Bishop Jacob Gottshall 1670-1763 Born in Goch Germany, ordained a bishop in the Germantown Mennonite Church in 1702 and also served the Skippack and Towamencin congregations. He performed the first baptism and conducted the first communion service in the American church in 1708. The Skippack alms audits were signed by him from 1745-1757. He owned a farm of 120 acres which included this church site. Undoubtedly, he is buried here but no marker remains, therefore this marker is erected in memory of this energetic leader." Children: • Gotschalk, see next • John, 1695-1759 Hatfield, m. Helena>>Anna m. Peter Hendricks (-1785)>>Mary m. Henry Clemmer (1753-1802)>>Mary (1781-1847) m. John Funk (1780-1845)>>Catherine (1816-64) m. John Caspar Wack (1814-69)>>David (1841-1922) m. Susan Fetterolf (1845-1922)>>Savilla (1866-1960) m. Frederick Elmer Brunner (1863-1922)>>Ethel May (1895-1952) m. Harry Bergey Godshall (1893-1960)>>Harry Edwin (1921-1996) m. Phyllis Florence Abendschein (1921-)>>Harry Edwin Godshall, Jr. (1944-) • Herman, -1772, m. Agnes. There may be a connection to Herman Godshalk of Bucks County. • Anna, m. Peter Custer • Magdalena, -before 1763, m. William Nash Jacob Gottschalk’s Will, Dec. 26, 1760 (Phila. #229, M532) whereas I Jacob Godshalk send. of Towamensin Township in the County of Philadelphia (formerly while I was able, Turner, having considered my old age and the certainty of my death and being desirous that my worldly estate may peaceably be shared among my heirs after my decease therefore I do hereby this 26th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty make my Last Will and Testament as follows; Viz. Imprecise I give and bequeath to my son Herman all that tract of land or plantation wherein I and him now dwell containing one hundred and twenty two acres and one half an acre of land (be it more or less) according to the metes and bounds conveyed to me together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining to the only use and behoove of him the said my son Herman heirs and assigns forever which said my plantation or tract of land he is to pay one hundred and twenty five pounds in manner following that is to say twenty five pounds lawful money unto every alone of my children or their heirs at the expiration of one year and one day after my decease. Via; unto all the children of my deceased son Godshalk twenty five pounds thereof in equal shares. Unto all the children of my deceased son John twenty five pounds thereof in equal shares and unto the children of my deceased daughter Magdalena twenty five pounds thereof in equal shares and unto my daughter Ana married to Peter Custard twenty five pounds thereof and the residuary twenty five pounds my son Herman reserves for himself as his portion thereof equal with his brothers and sisters. All the residue of my personal estate shall likewise be equally divided into five shares and every one of my above named children is to have one share thereof but whereas three of my said children are deceased their share or one fifth part of my whole estate as aforesaid shall again be equally divided among them according to their number and paid to them if ye are twenty one years of age or upwards within two months after my decease what is left of my personalities but their share of my real estate at the time of the above mentioned payment to be made by my son Herman. But whereas most of my deceased children’s children are yet minors their proportion able share shall be reserved for them by my hereafter named executors until they attain their lawful age but case of death as minors their share shall equally be divided unto such minors brothers and sisters or their heirs of or from their body and I do hereby constitute and appoint my loving son in law Peter Custard sole executor of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby make void and annul all my former Wills and Testaments and declare these presents to be my only will of force after my decease in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. Jacob Godshalk Godshalk Godshalk (Gaedtschalck Gaedtschalcks) & Eva Custer Gaedtschalck was born 1693 and came to America with his father; he was naturalized in 1708. He too was a turner. He married Eva Custer, daughter of Paul and Gertrude Custer, around 1713. He purchased 123 acres in Towamensin Twp on the Skippack Creek, and another 50 acres (where he built a mill on the Skippack) in Salford Twp. He died 1748. Children: • Garrret Custer (see next) • Jacob (m. Helena Shrager) • William (m. Gertrude Shrager) • Syken (m. Goshen Shrager) • Mary (m. John Johnson) • Catherine • Margaret (m. Henry Cassel) • Jane • Magdalena (m. John Hendricks) • Gertrude (m. Mathias Hendricks) • John (m. Hannah) • Ann (m. Melchior Yoder) • Eva (m. Jacob Schwartz) • Peter (m. Elizabeth Schwartz) Will of Godschalk Godschalk (Admr. book Fp. 161 Phila.) In the name of God amen this 15 day of March anno domi one thousand seven hundred and forty seven/eight I Godschalk Godschalk of Towamensin in the county of Phila. husbandman being weak in body but of perfect understanding sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be to God therefore remembering my latter end and the uncertain of this transitory life do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and former following Imprecise and first of all I recommend my soul unto the hands of God my merciful savior and creator and my body to the earth whence I came decently to be buried at the direction of mine executors hereafter named whom I also charge and devise to pay all my just debts my legacies herein mentioned and now touching such worldly goods wherewith it has pleased the Lord to bless mine endeavors I devise and dispose of the same as follows viz. My sons and daughters that are married have received several things at their marriage and it is my will that all the rest of my children shall receive as much at their marriage except Magdalene shall have ten pounds more than any of the rest and that at her age Secondly my Will is that my wife shall bring up my children out of my estate until my youngest son Peter arrives to age of twenty years. Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Eve all the remainder of my estate both real and personal until my youngest son arrives at the age of twenty years Fourthly it is my will that when my youngest son Peter arrives at the age of twenty years that then my will is that my executors shall devoid my estate between my loving wife and my fourteen children to wit Wm. Suken Mary Catherine Margaret Garret Janecen Magdalene Gertrude John Ann Eve & Peter Godschalk shear alike except my loving wife shall have twenty pounds current lawful money to be raised out of my estate to be paid unto her by my executors. More than Any The Bebore Said Children Fifthly and it is my will that my loving wife shall live on the said plantation during her natural life with molestation of my said children or my executors Final I give all my said children to the care of my loving wife to bring them up out of my estate and I do hereby nominate and appoint my brother in law Peter Custer and Wm. Nash joint executors of this my last will and testament revoking and disallowing al other former wills and testaments in witness whereof I have set hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. Godschalk Godschalk Garret Custer Godshalk & Edia Boose (Bohrs) He operated his father's mill after his death. Edia, daughter of Gesbest Bohrs, was born 1783 and died 15/2/1859. Garret died 1819. Children: • Godshalk, (see next) • Garret Jr. • Peter • Henry • John • Jonah • Susan (m. John Delp) • Mary (m. Jacob Fry) • Elizabeth (m. Jonas Boorse) • Ann (m. John Clemmer, • Catherine (m. Jacob Alderfer) Note: Information on the Godshalls to this point comes from typed and handwritten mss in the Historical Society of Montgomery County library and is reasonably documented by deeds, wills, etc. Godshalk Godshalk ("the miller") (1762-Nov. 1835) & Mollie Cassel They lived in Towamencin, and are probably buried in the Towamencin Mennonite Cemetery. He died in 1836. Children: Peter (11/1797-15/3/1844), m. Lovinia Hallman (18/7/1806-8/6/1892): Reiff Gottschalk (1840-1908),m. Louisa Scholl (1842-1921): Oscar (5/2/1870-15/1/1934) m. Kathryn Schrader 1888 (1865-1965): Adam (1895-1991) Henry Cassel (13/11/1803-25/12/1885) See below Henry Cassel Godshalk & Sarah H. Alderfer He was born 13/11/1803; she was born 27/7/1815. Henry bought a farm of 60 acres and 28 perches from the estate of Benjamin V. Alderfer in 1839 on Sumneytown Pike just above Mainland to live. The house had previously been a tavern and a tannery was on the grounds. After Sarah died 8/9/1846, Henry and his son John lived with Leonard and Margaret Fetty; Frederick lived with Frederick and Elizabeth Alderfer. Henry died 25/12/1885. Children: • Frederick Alderfer., m. Barbara Ziegler • John Alderfer, see below John Alderfer Godshall & Anna S. Benner He was born 1/91841; she was born 18/11/1844. John built the stone house on Cowpath Road in Hatfield, using stone from the quarry on his property. He built the barn, then the back of the house, then the right front half, and then the left front house, as shown in the shape of the cellar. The two halves, now divided, were unequal, and the grandparents lived on the larger side until Harry's family grew, then they switched. The sills of the house are 18 inches wide. He died of paralysis 3/5/1909; she died 12/1/1919. John and Anna are buried in the Souderton Mennonite church graveyard. Children: • Susan, b. 1864- (was 6 years old at the 1870 census) • Harry B., b. 1871, see next • [Possibly there were younger children?] Harry Benner Godshall & Mary Ellen R. Heckler He was born 12/6/1871 on the Franconia Twp. She was born 11/1/1873 on the Hatfield Twp. They married 25/12/1894. They lived on a 45 acre farm on Cowpath Rd. in Franconia, Montgomery CO PA where Harry and all of their children were born. The stone double house and barn still stand. Harry Godshall was a Justice of Peace and very active in his community, serving as superintendent of schools. He died 25/7/1916; she died 25/8/1953. Both are buried in the cemetery of the Evangelical Church, Orvilla Rd., Hatfield Township. Children: • Mabel Leuetta H., 12/2/1898-25/11/1970, m. Guy Forrest Woodlief: • Anna Miriam H., 5/7/1889-6/5/1952, m. James Rollin Cressman: o Mabelle G., 9/6/1946-19/10/99 m. Paul Snyder (-1993): Jeffrey Scott, Timothy o J. Rollin Jr., 16/2/1930 Bucks Co.-1995. m Caryln Booz: Scott Alan, Susan Joy, Sharon Elizabeth • Alma Sophia H., 7/7/1901-8/1982, m. Elmer Koffel: Herbert, Lester, Marlin, Bill, Mary Lillian • Russell H., 824/8/1905-9/5/1908 • Clarence H., 29/11/1910-19/10/1998, m. (1) Grace Duncker ): Eileen [Hurlbut]: Steven & Gordon; Grace [Klokey] and m. (2) Mildred Alice Wesler [Jones] • Ella Lillian H., 13/1/1914-6/2/1991, m. Oscar Nilsen: Robert, William Lars First Generation 1. Philip Frederick1 Gottschalk was born in Hortonville, NY December 17, 1882. Philip died December 1966 in Hankins, Sullivan Co., NY, at 83 years of age. He married Edith St. John October 13, 1910. Edith was born in Fremont, Sullivan Co., and NY March 13, 1888. Edith was the daughter of Berdine St. John and Helen Sarah Strain. Edith died July 1985 in Hankins, Sullivan Co., NY, at 97 years of age. Philip Frederick Gottschalk and Edith St. John had the following children: + 2 i. Philip S.2 Gottschalk was born July 15, 1911. + 3 ii. Robert Bruce Gottschalk was born April 11, 1913. + 4 iii. James Joseph Gottschalk was born July 27, 1918. Second Generation 2. Philip S.2 Gottschalk (Philip Frederick1) was born in Hankins, Sullivan Co., NY July 15, 1911. He married Dorothy McGuire March 20, 1938. Dorothy was born in Calicoon, NY March 20, 1918. Philip S. Gottschalk and Dorothy McGuire had the following child: 5 i. Lou Ann3 Gottschalk. She married Sigfried Kelting. Sigfried was born in Germany. (See Sigfried Kelting for the continuation of this line.) Living individual, details withheld From "Standard History of Adams and Wells Counties, Indiana," Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1918, p. 866-869. ANDREW GOTTSCHALK. Without doubt Andrew Gottschalk is one of the most widely known men of Adams County. His business and personal interests have been identified with the town of Berne almost from its establishment, and through his business and participation in business affairs he has been one of the constructive forces in the growth and development of that community. Mr. Gottschalk is a former county treasurer, and viewed from whatever angle his life presents many achievements which reject honor upon the name. While he is himself a native of Indiana, he belongs to a long line of German ancestors of the Kingdom of Wuertemberg. A professor in a Pennsylvania college as a result of much research has established the fact that this branch of the Gottschalk’s has a continuous history in Wuertemberg for fully a thousand years. Mr. Gottschalk's grandfather Andrew was a tiller of the soil and spent all his life in Wuertemberg. The family was Lutherans. The grandfather had six children, three sons and three daughters. All of them came to the United States. The oldest was Jacob Gottschalk, who was born October 15, 1808. His first wife died in Germany, leaving two children, Barbara and Mary, the former now deceased, and the latter the widow of John Shigley, living at Berne. For his second wife Jacob Gottschalk married Christina Fox, who was also born in Wuertemberg. Their oldest child, George, was born in that country. In 1845 Jacob Gottschalk and his little family consisting of his wife, their one child and his two older children, set sail from Havro, France, and after ninety-three days on the ocean landed in New York City. They first located in Montgomery County, Ohio, where three other children were born. The oldest of these, Sarah, is now a widow, Mrs. Betzner, living in Miami County, Indiana. Michael is a resident of Wells County, Indiana, and has a family. John died after his marriage in Fulton County, Indiana, and left sons and daughters. Towards the close of the decade of the '40s the Gottschalk family came over the rough roads and through the woods into Wells County, Indiana, locating on a farm in Nottingham Township, where the industry of Jacob Gottschalk cleared up about eighty acres. He lived there as an industrious and competent farmer until his death on January 26, 1877. His wife died in 1855. He was a democrat and both were active members of the Evangelical Association. Several other children were born to them after they moved to Wells County. Mathias is now a farmer in Miami County and is married and has a family. Jacob, Jr., died in childhood in Wells County. The next in age is Andrew. Fred R. lived for many years on the old homestead in Wells County, where he died January 26, 1907, just thirty years to the day after his father's death. He was then forty-nine years of age and left a family of children. Noah, the youngest child, still lives on a part of the old homestead in Wells County and is married and has a family. Mr. Andrew Gottschalk was born on a farm in Nottingham Township of Wells County, November 13, 1850. He was only five years old when his mother died. His father afterwards married Mrs. Elizabeth Walters Shepherd. She was a native of Germany and by her first marriage had two sons and by her marriage to Jacob Gottschalk was the mother of five. One of these second children, Amanda, now makes her home with Mr. Andrew Gottschalk. Andrew Gottschalk grew up on his father's farm was educated in the district and private schools of his native county and his first occupation away from the farm was teaching in his home township. He followed that occupation for about two years. Besides the local schools he attended a normal school at Bluffton. On May 7, 1872, Mr. Gottschalk moved to Linn Grove in Adams County, and there went to work as a druggist. A few months later he formed a partnership with Mr. Peter Hoffman under the name of Hoffman & Gottschalk. Mr. Hoffman took the business at Linn Grove, while in November, 1872, Mr. Gottschalk came to Berne, which was then just an incipient village, possessing only two general stores and a blacksmith shop and saloon. The railroad had passed through this section of Adams County in the summer of 1871. Their pioneer drug enterprise was established in a small building east of the railroad, where the office of the Berne Lumber Company was later established. Mr. Gottschalk began selling drugs from that site on November 12, 1872. On July 1, 1874, they moved the stock into a new building, and in September, 1907, the partnership was dissolved, Mr. Gottschalk becoming sole proprietor of the store at Berne. In 1912 he supplanted his old business house by the erection of a fine block 22 by 80 feet, two stories and basement, but on the same lot which he has occupied since July, 1874. Here he is proprietor of one of the best equipped and stocked stores of its kind in Adams County. Mr. Gottschalk is a licensed pharmacist, having received his certificate as a result of many years' practical experience. All of his early contemporaries in business at Berne have since died or retired, and he is now the oldest business man in the town and has one of the oldest stores in the county. As a business man he has been very popular as well as successful and has made his store a center of the social life of the community. Mr. Gottschalk is a director of the Bank of Berne. Early in life he became a local leader in the Democratic Party. From 1877 to 1883 he was postmaster of Berne, and from 1880 to 1882 was local justice of the peace. He was a member of the Democratic Central Committee of the county from 1882 to 1884, and in the latter year was a delegate to the Democratic State Convention at Indianapolis. In 1884 Indiana was one of the two states that decided Mr. Cleveland's election, and Mr. Gottschalk thus had more than local prominence in the election of the first democratic president from the time of the Civil war. He was also on the county ticket the same year, and was elected treasurer, moving to Decatur in September, 1885, to assume the duties of that office. He was re-elected in 1886 and served two terms. Among other offices he has been trustee of Monroe Township, for many years was notary public and has been especially influential among the English speaking people of the southern half of Adams County. It is said that his services have been in demand more than those of anyone else in advising people in matters of business transactions, in the drawing up of wills and the settling up of estates. On May 9, 1875, in Shelby County, Ohio, Mr. Gottschalk married Miss Laura Sheets. She was born in Texas January 22, 1852, daughter of Philip and Cornelia (Monger) Sheets, both natives of Germany. At the time of her birth her father was a regular soldier in the United States Army, stationed near San Antonio, Texas, guarding the frontier against Indian troubles. When the War of the Rebellion broke out in 1861 he was at San Antonio, and was offered the privilege of remaining with the Confederate forces or going north. He chose the northern side, and going to Shelby County, Ohio, enlisted with an Ohio regiment and was all through the Civil war. He died in Shelby County October 1, 1882, and his widow passed away in 1889 at the home of her daughter in Berne. Mrs. Gottschalk's mother was a Catholic. Mrs. Gottschalk was a devoted wife and mother and was the type of woman whose presence is greatly missed in any community. She died at Berne January 11, 1910. Mr. Gottschalk has long been prominent in the Evangelical Association, has been an official member of his church, class leader and superintendent of the Sunday school. And otherwise interested in every moral and religious influence in his home community. Mr. and Mrs. Gottschalk had five children. The second, Oliver E., died May 15, 1883, when about four and a half years of age. The oldest, Cora B., is a graduate of the State Normal School at Terre Haute, was a successful teacher in her home county for several years, also taught at Anderson, and is now the wife of Hon. Benjamin F. Welty. Mr. Welty is a graduate of the Law School of Michigan University and is now a special attorney at Lima, Ohio, and congressman from the Fourth Ohio District. Mr. and Mrs. Welty have one daughter, Gene G. Thurman A. Gottschalk, the oldest son, was educated in the Berne High School, in an institution of higher education at Naperville, Illinois, and also in Indiana University. He lives near Berne and by his marriage to Nellie Simison has two children, John R. and Elizabeth L., both now in school. Wilda M. is a graduate of the Blaker School of Indianapolis and is now the wife of E. K. Shally of Berne. They have two children, Marcelle G. and Andrew D. The youngest of the children is True Palmer, who graduated from the Berne High School in 1912, later from Heidelberg College at Tiffin, Ohio, and had entered upon a successful career as a teacher when he resigned to enlist in the National Army. He is now in the Medical Corps of the Nineteenth Field Artillery, located at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Andrew Gottschalk is a past chancellor of Berne Lodge of Knights of Pythias, and represented his district in the Grand Lodge at Indianapolis in 1900. He is a charter member of the Knights of Pythias. A Godshall Family Tree Godshall and other Related Web sites: The Central PA Godshall Site Anthology of Montgomery and Bucks Co., PA Genealogical Sources Montgomery Co, PA Websites Ann M. Woodlief, Compiler (contact at awoodlief@yahoo.com, please, for comments, additions, corrections... European line of Bishop Jakob Gottschalk, Mennonite Immigrant from Germany/Holland, and his American Descendents The German heritage of Bishop Gottschalk are taken from a handwritten genealogy in the Montgomery County Historical Society, PA. {I can't attest to its accuracy!} Jacok was the son of Gottschalk Thonis (Theunissen) & Lehntgen Henrichs He was born ca 1625 München Gladbach-Alst (w. of Düsseldorf). She was born ca 1630 München Gladbach-Har-Terbroich. They married in 1654. He died after 25/1/1709; she died about 1676 in Goch. [Gottschalk Thonis] Son of: Thones Comes He was born around 1596 in München Gladbach-Alst or Venn. He was living in the Alst by 1625. He had been driven from Benn in 1654 because of his Mennonite belief by the Elector Palatinate and probably went to Goch then. He died before 1/2/1668. [Thones Comes] Son of: Gottschalk comes & Sophie Veit Vitgen He was born ca 1565 München Gladbach-Venn and der Heiden and died before 1606. He was the son of Thonis Comes, born about 1535 München Gladbach-Venn. He was the son of Gottschalk Comes, born ca. 1510 München Gladbach-Venn and died before 17/1/1557. Rev. Jacob Gaedtschalck (ca. 1666-1763) & Aeltien (Adelheid) Hermans (ca. 1667-1706) He was born ca. 1666 Goch Germany (near Kleve, by Dutch border SE of Nijmegen), son of Gottschalk Thonis; she was born ca. 1667 in Goch. They married 20/2/1689. Here is a picture of their home. He died 5/1763 and she died before 1709. They are probably buried at Towamencin Mennonite cemetery, Montgomery Co. PA. He came to America in 1702 with his family. He was elected deacon of the Germantown Mennonite congregation and on 8/10/1702 he became a preacher. He officiated at the first baptism in 1708 and the first communion 1708 held by the Mennonites in America. In 1708 he was listed as Jacob Gottschalk Vander Heggen and his son of Gottschalk Vander Heggen, with the family name discontinued after the Dutch custom He arranged with the Ephrata cloister in 1745 to have them translate (from Dutch into German) and print Thielman J. van Braght's 1660 Blütige Schau-platz oder Martyrer Spiegel (The Bloody Theatre or Martyr's Mirror), a history of religious persecutions of Christians opposed to infant baptism and war; the work took 15 men three years to finish and in 1749, at 1512 pages, was the largest book published before 1800. One of the original volumes is now on display at the Ephrata Cloister. Jacob was a turner (woodworker) by trade. His stone house was on 50 acres in Germantown on the southeast side of Penn St. In 1714 he purchased land in Towamensin between Kulpsville and the Skippack Creek, next to his son Gaedstschalck Gaedtschalcks, part of which became the present Towamencin Mennonite Church and cemetery. His grave is unmarked; however, there is a memorial stone that reads: "In memory of Bishop Jacob Gottshall 1670-1763 Born in Goch Germany, ordained a bishop in the Germantown Mennonite Church in 1702 and also served the Skippack and Towamencin congregations. He performed the first baptism and conducted the first communion service in the American church in 1708. The Skippack alms audits were signed by him from 1745-1757. He owned a farm of 120 acres which included this church site. Undoubtedly, he is buried here but no marker remains, therefore this marker is erected in memory of this energetic leader." Children: • Gotschalk, see next • John, 1695-1759 Hatfield, m. Helena>>Anna m. Peter Hendricks (-1785)>>Mary m. Henry Clemmer (1753-1802)>>Mary (1781-1847) m. John Funk (1780-1845)>>Catherine (1816-64) m. John Caspar Wack (1814-69)>>David (1841-1922) m. Susan Fetterolf (1845-1922)>>Savilla (1866-1960) m. Frederick Elmer Brunner (1863-1922)>>Ethel May (1895-1952) m. Harry Bergey Godshall (1893-1960)>>Harry Edwin (1921-1996) m. Phyllis Florence Abendschein (1921-)>>Harry Edwin Godshall, Jr. (1944-) • Herman, -1772, m. Agnes. There may be a connection to Herman Godshalk of Bucks County. • Anna, m. Peter Custer • Magdalena, -before 1763, m. William Nash Jacob Godschalck's Will, Dec. 26, 1760 (Phila. #229, M532) Whereas I Jacob Godshalk senr. of Towamensin Township in the County of Philadelphia (formerly while I was able, Turner, having considered my old age and the certainty of my death and being desirous that my worldly estate may peaceably be shared among my heirs after my decease therefore I do hereby this 26th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty make my Last Will and Testament as follows; Viz. Imprecise I give and bequeath to my son Herman all that tract of land or plantation wherein I and him now dwell containing one hundred and twenty two acres and one half an acre of land (be it more or less) according to the metes and bounds conveyed to me together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining to the only use and behoove of him the said my son Herman heirs and assigns forever which said my plantation or tract of land he is to pay one hundred and twenty five pounds in manner following that is to say twenty five pounds lawful money unto every alone of my children or their heirs at the expiration of one year and one day after my decease. Via; unto all the children of my deceased son Godshalk twenty five pounds thereof in equal shares. Unto all the children of my deceased son John twenty five pounds thereof in equal shares and unto the children of my deceased daughter Magdalena twenty five pounds thereof in equal shares and unto my daughter Ana married to Peter Custard twenty five pounds thereof and the residuary twenty five pounds my son Herman reserves for himself as his portion thereof equal with his brothers and sisters. All the residue of my personal estate shall likewise be equally divided into five shares and every one of my above named children is to have one share thereof but whereas three of my said children are deceased their share or one fifth part of my whole estate as aforesaid shall again be equally divided among them according to their number and paid to them if ye are twenty one years of age or upwards within two months after my decease what is left of my personalities but their share of my real estate at the time of the above mentioned payment to be made by my son Herman. But whereas most of my deceased children’s children are yet minors their proportion able share shall be reserved for them by my hereafter named executors until they attain their lawful age but case of death as minors their share shall equally be divided unto such minors brothers and sisters or their heirs of or from their body and I do hereby constitute and appoint my loving son in law Peter Custard sole executor of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby make void and annul all my former Wills and Testaments and declare these presents to be my only will of force after my decease in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. Jacob Godshalk Godshalk Godshalk (Gaedtschalck Gaedtschalcks) & Eva Custer Gaedtschalck was born 1693 and came to America with his father; he was naturalized in 1708. He too was a turner. He married Eva Custer, daughter of Paul and Gertrude Custer, around 1713. He purchased 123 acres in Towamensin Twp on the Skippack Creek, and another 50 acres (where he built a mill on the Skippack) in Salford Twp. He died 1748. Children: • Garrret Custer (see next) • Jacob (m. Helena Shrager) • William (m. Gertrude Shrager) • Syken (m. Goshen Shrager) • Mary (m. John Johnson) • Catherine • Margaret (m. Henry Cassel) • Jane • Magdalena (m. John Hendricks) • Gertrude (m. Mathias Hendricks) • John (m. Hannah) • Ann (m. Melchior Yoder) • Eva (m. Jacob Schwartz) • Peter (m. Elizabeth Schwartz) Will of Godschalk Godschalk (Admr. book Fp. 161 Phila.) In the name of God amen this 15 day of March anno domi one thousand seven hundred and forty seven/eight I Gods chalk Godschalk of Towamensin in the county of Phila. husbandman being weak in body but of perfect understanding sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be to God therefore remembering my latter end and the uncertain of this transitory life do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and former following Imprecise and first of all I recommend my soul unto the hands of God my merciful savior and creator and my body to the earth whence I came decently to be buried at the direction of mine executors hereafter named whom I also charge and devise to pay all my just debts my legacies herein mentioned and now touching such worldly goods wherewith it has pleased the Lord to bless mine endeavors I devise and dispose of the same as follows viz. My sons and daughters that are married have received several things at their marriage and it is my will that all the rest of my children shall receive as much at their marriage except Magdalene shall have ten pounds more than any of the rest and that at her age Secondly my Will is that my wife shall bring up my children out of my estate until my youngest son Peter arrives to age of twenty years. Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Eve all the remainder of my estate both real and personal until my youngest son arrives at the age of twenty years Fourthly it is my will that when my youngest son Peter arrives at the age of twenty years that then my will is that my executors shall devoid my estate between my loving wife and my fourteen children to wit Wm. Suken Mary Catherine Margaret Garret Janecen Magdalene Gertrude John Ann Eve & Peter Godschalk shear alike except my loving wife shall have twenty pounds current lawful money to be raised out of my estate to be paid unto her by my executors. More than Any The Bebore Said Children Fifthly and it is my will that my loving wife shall live on the said plantation during her natural life with molestation of my said children or my executors Final I give all my said children to the care of my loving wife to bring them up out of my estate and I do hereby nominate and appoint my brother in law Peter Custer and Wm. Nash joint executors of this my last will and testament revoking and disallowing al other former wills and testaments in witness whereof I have set hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. Godschalk Godschalk Garret Custer Godshalk & Edia Boose (Bohrs) He operated his father's mill after his death. Edia, daughter of Gesbest Bohrs, was born 1783 and died 15/2/1859. Garret died 1819. Children: • Godshalk, (see next) • Garret Jr. • Peter • Henry • John • Jonah • Susan (m. John Delp) • Mary (m. Jacob Fry) • Elizabeth (m. Jonas Boorse) • Ann (m. John Clemmer, • Catherine (m. Jacob Alderfer) Note: Information on the Godshalls to this point comes from typed and handwritten mss in the Historical Society of Montgomery County library and is reasonably documented by deeds, wills, etc. Godshalk Godshalk ("the miller") (1762-Nov. 1835) & Mollie Cassel They lived in Towamencin, and are probably buried in the Towamencin Mennonite Cemetery. He died in 1836. Children: Peter (11/1797-15/3/1844), m. Lovinia Hallman (18/7/1806-8/6/1892): Reiff Gottschalk (1840-1908),m. Louisa Scholl (1842-1921): Oscar (5/2/1870-15/1/1934) m. Kathryn Schrader 1888 (1865-1965): Adam (1895-1991) Henry Cassel (13/11/1803-25/12/1885) See below Henry Cassel Godshalk & Sarah H. Alderfer He was born 13/11/1803; she was born 27/7/1815. Henry bought a farm of 60 acres and 28 perches from the estate of Benjamin V. Alderfer in 1839 on Sumneytown Pike just above Mainland to live. The house had previously been a tavern and a tannery was on the grounds. After Sarah died 8/9/1846, Henry and his son John lived with Leonard and Margaret Fetty; Frederick lived with Frederick and Elizabeth Alderfer. Henry died 25/12/1885. Children: • Frederick Alderfer., m. Barbara Ziegler • John Alderfer, see below John Alderfer Godshall & Anna S. Benner He was born 1/91841; she was born 18/11/1844. John built the stone house on Cowpath Road in Hatfield, using stone from the quarry on his property. He built the barn, then the back of the house, then the right front half, and then the left front house, as shown in the shape of the cellar. The two halves, now divided, were unequal, and the grandparents lived on the larger side until Harry's family grew, then they switched. The sills of the house are 18 inches wide. He died of paralysis 3/5/1909; she died 12/1/1919. John and Anna are buried in the Souderton Mennonite church graveyard. Children: • Susan, b. 1864- (was 6 years old at the 1870 census) • Harry B., b. 1871, see next • [Possibly there were younger children?] Harry Benner God shall & Mary Ellen R. Heckler He was born 12/6/1871 on the Franconia Twp. She was born 11/1/1873 on the Hatfield Twp. They married 25/12/1894. They lived on a 45 acre farm on Cowpath Rd. in Franconia, Montgomery CO PA where Harry and all of their children were born. The stone double house and barn still stand. Harry Godshall was a Justice of Peace and very active in his community, serving as superintendent of schools. He died 25/7/1916; she died 25/8/1953. Both are buried in the cemetery of the Evangelical Church, Orvilla Rd., Hatfield Township. Children: • Mabel Leuetta H., 12/2/1898-25/11/1970, m. Guy Forrest Woodlief: • Anna Miriam H., 5/7/1889-6/5/1952, m. James Rollin Cressman: o Mabelle G., 9/6/1946-19/10/99 m. Paul Snyder (-1993): Jeffrey Scott, Timothy o J. Rollin Jr., 16/2/1930 Bucks Co.-1995. m Caryln Booz: Scott Alan, Susan Joy, Sharon Elizabeth • Alma Sophia H., 7/7/1901-8/1982, m. Elmer Koffel: Herbert, Lester, Marlin, Bill, Mary Lillian • Russel H., 824/8/1905-9/5/1908 • Clarence H., 29/11/1910-19/10/1998, m. (1) Grace Duncker ): Eileen [Hurlbut]: Steven & Gordon; Grace [Klokey] and m. (2) Mildred Alice Wesler [Jones] • Ella Lillian H., 13/1/1914-6/2/1991, m. Oscar Nilsen: Robert, William Lars KESTELL - KAUTZER Descendants of Josephine Kautzer Generation No. 1 1. JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER (THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born October 14, 1876 in Sheboygan, WI, and died January 15, 1952 in Manitowoc , WI. She married AUGUST SCHWALBE May 15, 1897 in Collins, by the Rev. William Schlei. Children of JOSEPHINE KAUTZER and AUGUST SCHWALBE are: 2. i. LOLA M.2 SCHWALBE, b. January 15, 1899, Eaton Township, Manitowoc Co., WI; d. November 12, 1968, Manitowoc, WI. 3. ii. RUBEN F. SCHWALBE, b. November 12, 1900, Eaton Township, Manitowoc Co., WI; d. May 19, 1968, Manitowoc, WI. 4. iii. RENE E. SCHWALBE, b. April 30, 1902, Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI; d. October 23, 1968, Manitowoc, WI. 5. iv. MERL SCHWALBE, b. May 13, 1903, Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI; d. November 02, 1974, Manitowoc , WI. v. FRED SCHWALBE, b. October 26, 1907, Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI; d. April 17, 1978, Manitowoc , WI; m. FLORENCE HEISE, June 27, 1936, Manitowoc, WI. 6. vi. KERMIT SCHWALBE, b. January 18, 1909, Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI; d. April 27, 1999, Manitowoc , WI. Generation No. 2 2. LOLA M.2 SCHWALBE (JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born January 15, 1899 in Eaton Township, Manitowoc Co., WI, and died November 12, 1968 in Manitowoc , WI. She married WALTER D. GOTTSCHALK May 10, 1918 in Waukegan, IL. Notes for LOLA M. SCHWALBE: Walter and Lola Gottschalk are buried on Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, WI. Children of LOLA SCHWALBE and WALTER GOTTSCHALK are: 7. i. NAOMI L.3 GOTTSCHALK, b. May 15, 1919, Manitowoc , WI. 8. ii. BEULAH GOTTSCHALK, b. October 19, 1920, Manitowoc , WI. 3. RUBEN F.2 SCHWALBE (JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born November 12, 1900 in Eaton Township, Manitowoc Co., WI, and died May 19, 1968 in Manitowoc , WI. He married AMANDA H. SCHMOOCK September 18, 1927 in St. John's, Two Creeks, WI. Children of RUBEN SCHWALBE and AMANDA SCHMOOCK are: 9. i. KENNETH CHARLES3 SCHWALBE, b. November 14, 1928, Collins, W. 10. ii. DOLORES SCHWALBE, b. January 11, 1932, Collins, W. 11. iii. EUGENE F. SCHWALBE, b. March 09, 1934, Eaton Township, Manitowoc Co., WI. 12. iv. LEON SCHWALBE, b. March 25, 1937, Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI. 4. RENE E.2 SCHWALBE (JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born April 30, 1902 in Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI, and died October 23, 1968 in Manitowoc , WI. He married VIOLA MARQUARDT June 26, 1924 in Zachow, WI. Children of RENE SCHWALBE and VIOLA MARQUARDT are: 13. i. RENE W.3 SCHWALBE, JR., b. January 23, 1925, Manitowoc , WI; d. December 10, 1991, Two Rivers, WI. 14. ii. PATRICIA SCHWALBE, b. December 12, 1932, Manitowoc , WI. 5. MERL2 SCHWALBE (JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born May 13, 1903 in Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI, and died November 02, 1974 in Manitowoc , WI. He married ALICE POPP May 29, 1937 in Alverno, Manitowoc, WI. Child of MERL SCHWALBE and ALICE POPP is: i. MERL3 SCHWALBE, b. August 22, 1937, Manitowoc , WI; d. August 22, 1937, Manitowoc , WI. 6. KERMIT2 SCHWALBE (JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born January 18, 1909 in Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI, and died April 27, 1999 in Manitowoc , WI. He married LAURA IDA WIEGERT November 05, 1931 in Valders, WI. Children of KERMIT SCHWALBE and LAURA WIEGERT are: 15. i. GARY JON3 SCHWALBE, b. August 16, 1941, Manitowoc , WI; d. December 06, 1997, Manitowoc , WI. 16. ii. CAROLYN J. SCHWALBE, b. September 24, 1938, Manitowoc , WI. Generation No. 3 7. NAOMI L.3 GOTTSCHALK (LOLA M.2 SCHWALBE, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born May 15, 1919 in Manitowoc , WI. She married COURTLAND HEWITT February 12, 1949 in Manitowoc, WI. Children of NAOMI GOTTSCHALK and COURTLAND HEWITT are: 17. i. LEE COURTLAND4 HEWITT, b. May 11, 1950. ii. KEITH JON HEWITT, b. March 22, 1955, Manitowoc , WI; m. GRACE GARCIA, January 16, 1982, Corpus Christie, TX. 8. BEULAH3 GOTTSCHALK (LOLA M.2 SCHWALBE, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born October 19, 1920 in Manitowoc , WI. She married LYLE ALLEN HOBBS June 02, 1945 in Manitowoc, WI. Children of BEULAH GOTTSCHALK and LYLE HOBBS are: i. HEIDI J.4 HOBBS, b. May 06, 1946, Manitowoc , WI; m. STANLEY TRUITT, October 22, 1977, California. 18. ii. JEAN N. HOBBS, b. September 28, 1947, Manitowoc , WI. iii. KENNETH L. HOBBS, b. September 03, 1949. 19. iv. JAN HOBBS, b. October 05, 1951. v. KEVIN HOBBS, b. October 13, 1954. 9. KENNETH CHARLES3 SCHWALBE (RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born November 14, 1928 in Collins, W. He married (1) VIRGINIA LUNDSTROM January 05, 1951. He married (2) CORA LEE HENRY February 13, 1971. Children of KENNETH SCHWALBE and VIRGINIA LUNDSTROM are: 20. i. SHARLEEN4 SCHWALBE, b. March 30, 1943. 21. ii. KARYL SCHWALBE, b. June 22, 1951. 22. iii. KIMBERLY SCHWALBE, b. February 27, 1956. iv. KARLA SCHWALBE, b. June 15, 1959. Children of KENNETH SCHWALBE and CORA HENRY are: v. GREGG4 SCHWALBE, b. August 14, 1962. vi. BRUCE SCHWALBE, b. July 03, 1963. vii. KEVIN SCHWALBE, b. October 20, 1967. 10. DOLORES3 SCHWALBE (RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born January 11, 1932 in Collins, W. She married IRVIN O. LUISLER April 11, 1953 in Manitowoc, WI. Children of DOLORES SCHWALBE and IRVIN LUISLER are: i. DENNIS4 LUISLER, b. June 18, 1955. ii. DEBRA LUISLER, b. October 16, 1958. iii. DEANN LUISLER, b. May 13, 1964. 11. EUGENE F.3 SCHWALBE (RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born March 09, 1934 in Eaton Township, Manitowoc Co., WI. He married CLETUS HELEN DENTON October 01, 1956 in Madison, WI. Children of EUGENE SCHWALBE and CLETUS DENTON are: i. MICHAELA P.4 SCHWALBE, b. June 29, 1957; m. JEFFERY OLSON, September 15, 1979, Osaukee Baptist, Cedarburg. WI. ii. JAQUELLINE SCHWALBE, b. July 27, 1955. iii. CATHERINE SCHWALBE, b. August 29, 1960. iv. CHARITY A. SCHWALBE, b. September 09, 1961. v. AMY PATRICIA SCHWALBE, b. December 08, 1962. 23. vi. VINCENT H. SCHWALBE, b. October 30, 1949, Des Moines, Iowa; Adopted child. vii. DAVID L. SCHWALBE, b. September 15, 1951, Des Moines, Iowa; Adopted child; m. SUSAN MOMINEE, May 30, 1975. More About DAVID L. SCHWALBE: Divorced: 1977 24. viii. TIMOTHY J. SCHWALBE, b. November 19, 1952, Des Moines, Iowa; Adopted child. 25. ix. CHRISTINE JOY SCHWALBE, b. May 06, 1955, Des Moines, Iowa; Adopted child. 12. LEON3 SCHWALBE (RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born March 25, 1937 in Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI. He married PATRICIA MIDYLING November 01, 1958 in Arlington, WI. Children of LEON SCHWALBE and PATRICIA MIDYLING are: i. STEVEN JON4 SCHWALBE, b. May 08, 1959. ii. JAMES LEON SCHWALBE, b. June 08, 1961. iii. STUART R. SCHWALBE, b. December 07, 1962. iv. JENNIFER S. SCHWALBE, b. October 05, 1971. 13. RENE W.3 SCHWALBE, JR. (RENE E.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born January 23, 1925 in Manitowoc , WI, and died December 10, 1991 in Two Rivers, WI. He married KATHLEEN L. FITZGERALD September 27, 1952 in Osman. Children of RENE SCHWALBE and KATHLEEN FITZGERALD are: i. MARY ELLEN4 SCHWALBE, b. July 08, 1953. ii. ROSANNE M. SCHWALBE, b. August 12, 1954; m. ROBERT COURTNEY, September 28, 1979. iii. JEFFREY G. SCHWALBE, b. November 23, 1956. iv. JESS J. SCHWALBE, b. May 03, 1958. v. JON RENE SCHWALBE, b. April 26, 1961. vi. AMY MARIE SCHWALBE, b. December 02, 1962. vii. SARAH JANE SCHWALBE, b. December 27, 1964. 14. PATRICIA3 SCHWALBE (RENE E.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born December 12, 1932 in Manitowoc , WI. She married WALTER HL SIEVERT August 08, 1953 in Manitowoc, WI. Children of PATRICIA SCHWALBE and WALTER SIEVERT are: i. MICHAEL J.5 SIEVERT, b. January 06, 1955; married Michelle VandenHeuvel on Dec. 30, 1983 in Albuquerque, NM (at both the Newman Center and Shepherd Lutheran Church). Michele born Jan. 23, 1958. They have two sons: Benjamin J. Sievert B. Feb. 14, 1987, Samuel G. Sievert born: 18 August 1991 in Albuquerque, NM ii. TIMOTHY J. SIEVERT, b. December 09, 1956. iii. GREG J. SIEVERT, b. September 23, 1958. iv. SUZANNE M. SIEVERT, b. January 24, 1960. 15. GARY JON3 SCHWALBE (KERMIT2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born August 16, 1941 in Manitowoc , WI, and died December 06, 1997 in Manitowoc , WI. He married BERNICE ANN LUBUS October 28, 1967 in First German Ev. Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. Child of GARY SCHWALBE and BERNICE LUBUS is: i. JASON JON4 SCHWALBE, b. June 07, 1972, Manitowoc , WI. 16. CAROLYN J.3 SCHWALBE (KERMIT2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born September 24, 1938 in Manitowoc , WI. She married WAYNE VIRGIL AVERY January 30, 1960 in First German Ev. Luth., Manitowoc, WI. Children of CAROLYN SCHWALBE and WAYNE AVERY are: i. LINDA JOAN4 AVERY, b. July 13, 1961, Milwaukee, WI. ii. SCOTT WAYNE AVERY, b. May 05, 1963, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. iii. GLENN THOMAS AVERY, b. October 07, 1965, Milwaukee, WI. Generation No. 4 17. LEE COURTLAND4 HEWITT (NAOMI L.3 GOTTSCHALK, LOLA M.2 SCHWALBE, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born May 11, 1950. He married DONNA JEAN BAYER August 02, 1975 in Palatine, IL. Child of LEE HEWITT and DONNA BAYER is: i. DAVIS LEE5 HEWITT, b. October 18, 1978, Palatine, IL. 18. JEAN N.4 HOBBS (BEULAH3 GOTTSCHALK, LOLA M.2 SCHWALBE, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born September 28, 1947 in Manitowoc , WI. She married CHARLES KUGLER May 24, 1969 in Manitowoc, WI. Children of JEAN HOBBS and CHARLES KUGLER are: i. CARSON5 KUGLER, b. June 13, 1973, Milwaukee, WI. ii. BRITTANY KUGLER, b. September 19, 1976, Milwaukee, WI. 19. JAN4 HOBBS (BEULAH3 GOTTSCHALK, LOLA M.2 SCHWALBE, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born October 05, 1951. He married MARION BLUM June 12, 1976. Child of JAN HOBBS and MARION BLUM is: i. HANS BLUM5 HOBBS, b. May 24, 1980. 20. SHARLEEN4 SCHWALBE (KENNETH CHARLES3, RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born March 30, 1943. She married KENNETH RALLS June 03, 1960 in Cordell, OK. Children of SHARLEEN SCHWALBE and KENNETH RALLS are: i. RICHARD5 RALLS, b. February 08, 1961. ii. CYNTHIA RALLS, b. October 08, 1963. 21. KARYL4 SCHWALBE (KENNETH CHARLES3, RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born June 22, 1951. She married JACK WEBB August 05, 1973 in Sullivan, WI. Child of KARYL SCHWALBE and JACK WEBB is: i. JESSICA5 WEBB, b. June 20, 1974. 22. KIMBERLY4 SCHWALBE (KENNETH CHARLES3, RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born February 27, 1956. She married CHARLES LEHMAN April 01, 1972 in Manitowoc, WI. Children of KIMBERLY SCHWALBE and CHARLES LEHMAN are: i. FELICIA JOY5 LEHMAN, b. September 11, 1972. ii. LORI LEHMAN, b. August 05, 1974. iii. CHARLES LEHMAN, b. May 11, 1979. 23. VINCENT H.4 SCHWALBE (EUGENE F.3, RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born October 30, 1949 in Des Moines, Iowa. He married EDITH 1972. Child of VINCENT SCHWALBE and EDITH is: i. ROSA HELEN5 SCHWALBE, b. January 11, 1974, Phillipine Islands. 24. TIMOTHY J.4 SCHWALBE (EUGENE F.3, RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born November 19, 1952 in Des Moines, Iowa. He married ANN EWENS. Child of TIMOTHY SCHWALBE and ANN EWENS is: i. JUSTIN C.5 SCHWALBE, b. January 1974, Air Force Hospital, Japan. 25. CHRISTINE JOY4 SCHWALBE (EUGENE F.3, RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born May 06, 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa. She married JAMES BEACH 1974. Children of CHRISTINE SCHWALBE and JAMES BEACH are: i. SARAH MARIE5 BEACH, b. July 1975. ii. BENJAMIN J. BEACH, b. February 01, 1977. iii. LAURA BEACH, b. May 1979. Researching the Kestell, Koblenz, Conrad, Breckheimer, Binversie, Netzer, Kautzer or Kotlow Family Trees If you would like to share information, please contact: Helen Gentner Family Tree, page 1026 Elizabeth Gottschalk {Gentner} (est. 1885-D) [10260] Main source :1047 female Born estimated 1885 Married William A. Gentner (1884-1973) [10248] Children: Viola Gentner {Baxter} (1908-1986) [10425] William Herbert “Herbert” Gentner (1910-1983) [10426] Died Grace Cannon {Gentner} (est. 1890-D) [10261] Main source :1047 female Born estimated 1890 Married Joseph Gentner (1886-1950) [10249] Died http://www.mjreese.com/genealogy/miller2.htm Gottschalk, Anna Marie (1816 - 1898) b. 24 Nov 1816 in Wurttemberg, Germany d. 6 Dec 1898 in Buena Visa, (Linn Grove) IN father: Gottschalk, Jacob Friedrich(*1778 - ) mother: Schnurle, Anna Marie(*1782 - ) spouse: Miller, John Michael (1813 - 1891) - m. 1840 in Germany ----------child: Miller, Sarah (1857 - 1934) Gottschalk, Barbara E (or C) (*1847 - ) father: Gottschalk, John(1813 - 1877) mother: Mattis, Sarah Hanah(1815 - 1883) Gottschalk, Bethena (1880 - 1886) b. 14 Jan 1880 d. 1 Dec 1886 father: Gottschalk, Noah(1854 - 1925) mother: Heller, Sarah Cathrine(1854 - 1902) Gottschalk, Carrie Eva (1886 - 1966) b. 4 Jan 1886 d. 2 Nov 1966 father: Gottschalk, George Sylvester(1863 - 1954) mother: Grandlienard, Elise(1862 - 1957) spouse: Schlagenhauf, Henry (*1878 - ) ----------child: Schlagenhauf, Caroll (*1910 - ) ----------child: Schlagenhauf, Lawrence Leroy (*1916 - ) Gottschalk, David Nathaniel (1860 - 1943) b. 30 Aug 1860 in Wells Co., IN d. 18 May 1943 father: Gottschalk, Jacob(1837 - 1864) mother: Heller, Catherine B.(1837 - 1915) spouse: Linn, Mary Alice (1861 - 1926) ----------child: Gottschalk, Mabel B. (1893 - 1990) Gottschalk, George Sylvester (1863 - 1954) b. 13 Dec 1863 d. 8 Nov 1954 in Wells Co., IN father: Gottschalk, Jacob(1837 - 1864) mother: Heller, Catherine B.(1837 - 1915) spouse: Grandlienard, Elise (1862 - 1957) - m. 5 Apr 1884 in Wells Co., IN ----------child: Gottschalk, Carrie Eva (1886 - 1966) ----------child: Gottschalk, Orest (1892 - 1953) Gottschalk, Goldie Grover (1887 - 1977) b. 25 Oct 1887 in Wells Co., IN d. 18 Oct 1977 father: Gottschalk, Noah(1854 - 1925) mother: Heller, Sarah Cathrine(1854 - 1902) spouse: ?, Moeschberger (1886 - 1989) - m. 5 Feb 1910 ----------child: Gottschalk, Loren Clinton (*1919 - ) ----------child: Gottschalk, Ruth Earline (*1919 - ) Gottschalk, Harry Edwin (1884 - 1886) b. 11 Jan 1884 d. 3 Nov 1886 father: Gottschalk, Noah(1854 - 1925) mother: Heller, Sarah Cathrine(1854 - 1902) Gottschalk, Jacob (1837 - 1864) b. 1 Apr 1837 in Montgomery Co. OH d. 2 Feb 1864 in Wells Co., IN father: Gottschalk, John(1813 - 1877) mother: Mattis, Sarah Hanah(1815 - 1883) spouse: Heller, Catherine B. (1837 - 1915) - m. 15 Apr 1858 in Wells Co., IN ----------child: Gottschalk, Sarah Alice (1859 - 1929) ----------child: Gottschalk, David Nathaniel (1860 - 1943) ----------child: Gottschalk, George Sylvester (1863 - 1954) Gottschalk, Jacob Friedrich (*1778 - ) b. in Germany d. in Germany spouse: Schnurle, Anna Marie (*1782 - ) - m. in Germany ----------child: Gottschalk, Jacob Friedrich (1808 - 1877) ----------child: Gottschalk, John (1813 - 1877) ----------child: Gottschalk, Anna Marie (1816 - 1898) Gottschalk, Jacob Friedrich (1808 - 1877) b. 15 Oct 1808 in Wurttemberg, Baden, Germany d. 26 Jan 1877 in Wells Co., IN father: Gottschalk, Jacob Friedrich(*1778 - ) mother: Schnurle, Anna Marie(*1782 - ) spouse: Fuchs, Christina Catharina (1815 - 1855) - m. in Germany ----------child: Gottschalk, Noah (1854 - 1925) Gottschalk, John (1813 - 1877) b. 23 Nov 1813 in Wurttemberg, Germany d. 27 Jan 1877 in Nottingham Twp., Wells Co., IN father: Gottschalk, Jacob Friedrich(*1778 - ) mother: Schnurle, Anna Marie(*1782 - ) spouse: Mattis, Sarah Hanah (1815 - 1883) ----------child: Gottschalk, Jacob (1837 - 1864) ----------child: Gottschalk, Lucinda (1839 - 1883) ----------child: Gottshcalk, Mary Ann (*1847 - ) ----------child: Gottschalk, John Geroge (*1847 - ) ----------child: Gottschalk, Michael J. (*1847 - ) ----------child: Gottschalk, Barbara E (or C) (*1847 - ) ----------child: Gottschalk, Sarah A. (*1847 - ) Gottschalk, John Geroge (*1847 - ) father: Gottschalk, John(1813 - 1877) mother: Mattis, Sarah Hanah(1815 - 1883) Gottschalk, Loren Clinton (*1919 - ) father: Gottschalk, Goldie Grover(1887 - 1977) mother: ?, Moeschberger(1886 - 1989) spouse: excluded information ----------child: excluded information Gottschalk, Lucinda (1839 - 1883) b. 20 Feb 1839 d. 16 Oct 1883 father: Gottschalk, John(1813 - 1877) mother: Mattis, Sarah Hanah(1815 - 1883) Gottschalk, Mabel B. (1893 - 1990) b. 1 Feb 1893 in Bluffton, Wells Co., IN d. 6 Apr 1990 in LaGrange, IN father: Gottschalk, David Nathaniel(1860 - 1943) mother: Linn, Mary Alice(1861 - 1926) spouse: Slack, Harley E. (1892 - >1990) - m. 18 Mar 1918 ----------child: excluded information ----------child: excluded information ----------child: excluded information ----------child: excluded information Gottschalk, Michael J. (*1847 - ) father: Gottschalk, John(1813 - 1877) mother: Mattis, Sarah Hanah(1815 - 1883) Gottschalk, Noah (1854 - 1925) b. 13 Apr 1854 d. 22 Feb 1925 father: Gottschalk, Jacob Friedrich(1808 - 1877) mother: Fuchs, Christina Catharina(1815 - 1855) spouse: Heller, Sarah Cathrine (1854 - 1902) - m. 15 Sep 1878 in Nottingham Twp., Wells Co., IN ----------child: Gottschalk, Bethena (1880 - 1886) ----------child: Gottschalk, Harry Edwin (1884 - 1886) ----------child: Gottschalk, Goldie Grover (1887 - 1977) Gottschalk, Orest (1892 - 1953) b. 1 Jul 1892 in Wells Co., IN d. 20 Jun 1953 in Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., IN father: Gottschalk, George Sylvester(1863 - 1954) mother: Grandlienard, Elise(1862 - 1957) spouse: Druckemiller, Vada (*1896 - 1988) - m. 25 Dec 1915 in Wells Co., IN Gottschalk, Ruth Earline (*1919 - ) father: Gottschalk, Goldie Grover(1887 - 1977) mother: ?, Moeschberger(1886 - 1989) Gottschalk, Sarah A. (*1847 - ) father: Gottschalk, John(1813 - 1877) mother: Mattis, Sarah Hanah(1815 - 1883) Gottschalk, Sarah Alice (1859 - 1929) b. 18 Jun 1859 in Wells Co., IN d. 28 Dec 1929 in Wells Co., IN father: Gottschalk, Jacob(1837 - 1864) mother: Heller, Catherine B.(1837 - 1915) spouse: Watson, George Washington (1856 - 1928) - m. 30 Sep 1877 ----------child: Watson, Laurence (1879 - 1962) ----------child: Watson, Lewis Erb (1881 - 1967) ----------child: Watson, Ada May (1883 - 1959) Gottshcalk, Mary Ann (*1847 - ) father: Gottschalk, John(1813 - 1877) mother: Mattis, Sarah Hanah(1815 - 1883) http://annika.schnadt.bei.t-online.de/g0000536.htm#I847563 Agnes Stein {Gentner} (1894-1975) [10262] Main source :1047 female Born 12 Mar 1894 in Ruth, Huron county, Michigan :1570 :1723,p10 Married Michael Gentner (1888-1967) [10250] 16 Jun 1915 in Ruth, Huron county, Michigan :1723,p10 Residence: Minden City, Sanilac county, Michigan :1723,p10 Children: Ralph M. Gentner (1916-1999) [10427] Male (Living in 1999) [10428] Female (Living in 1999) [10429] Female (Living in 1999) [10430] Male (Living in 1999) [10431] Male (Living in 1999) [10432] Died Apr 1975 in Lincoln Park, Monroe county, Michigan :1570 :1723,p10 Clarence Hoffman (1896-1976) [10263] Main source :1723 male Born 3 Aug 1896 in Butler, Butler county, Pennsylvania :1570 Married Mary Gentner {Hoffman} (1890-1977) [10251] :1723,p8 Children: Carl Hoffman (1921-1997) [10433] Male (Living in 1997) [12996] Doris Hoffman {Seacord} (1927-1974) [12997] Female (Living in 1997) [12998] Died 8 Apr 1976 in Royal Oak, Oakland county, Michigan Buried in Holy Sepulcher cemetery, Oakland county, Michigan Marceline Frances McCann {Gentner} (1894-1977) [10264] Main source :1047 female Born 4 Jan 1894 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada :889 Married John Albert Gentner (1893-1973) [10252] 20 Aug 1920 in Detroit, Wayne county, Michigan (All Saints RC church) Children: Female (Living in 1999) [10268] John Raymond Gentner (1922-1994) [10269] Leo Charles Gentner (1924-2000) [10270] Jerry Stephen Gentner (1930-1997) [10271] Died 28 Jan 1977 in Cape Canaveral, Florida Buried in Lexington, Sanilac county, Michigan (St. Denis cemetery) Tim Flynn (est. 1890-D) [10265] Main source :1047 male Born estimated 1890 Married Frances Anna Gentner {Flynn} (1895-1966) [10253] Died Lillian Dennis {Gentner} (1902-1990) [10266] Main source :1047 female Born 27 Jul 1902 :1570 Married Edmond Gentner (1898-1960) [10256] Children: Male (May be living) [10434] Female (May be living) [10435] Died Jul 1990 :1570 Rose Magdeline Essenmacher {Gentner} (1898-1972) [10267] Main source :1485 female Born 3 Dec 1898 in Helena, Huron county, Michigan :889 :1484 :1485 Occupation: homemaker :1485 Married Leonard Anthony Gentner (1900-1981) [10257] :1047 24 Aug 1921 in Helena, Huron county, Michigan :1484 Residence: Detroit, Wayne county, Michigan :1485 Children: Male (Living in 1998) [10436] Female (Living in 1998) [10437] Male (Living in 1998) [10438] Died 11 Dec 1972 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw county, Michigan :1485 Buried in Detroit, Wayne county, Michigan (St. Hedwig cemetery) Table of contents Dedication and Legend of Symbols Foreword and Acknowledgements The History of the name “Gottschalk,” and the origin of the Family Coast of Arms The Geography and description of Remsede, Germany, the parental home, the church, and the village The beginning of the Gottschalk Genealogy Descendants of Heinrich Clemens August Gottschalk, Germany Descendants of Bernard Henry Gottschalk, Pittsburg, PA Descendants of John Henry Gottschalk, Pittsburg, PA. Descendants of William Ludwig Gottschalk—Pittsburgh, PA. Descendants of George Henry Gottschalk—Kansas Priests and Nuns in our history Index of Families DEDICATION To all our parents , grandparents, who inspired us with their courage and good example, and above all, who kept our religious heritage in highest esteem, we dedicate this volume, so as an humble return of our love and gratitude. LEGEND OF SIGNS AND SYMBOLS 1) In This book, every name is followed by a date, which always signifies the date of birth. 2) 2) Within each of the 5 main branches, each child will be given its own special serial number, which will also be used to identify the child and sits spouse when they are listed as a family. All married persons can thus be traced back to the family which they were born. 3) 3) 00=this sign indicates “double rings” and is a symbol of marriage. 4) 4) ==this cross, following a name, indicated that they are deceased, and the date following, when available, and tells of the date of death. FOREWARD With the celebration of the Bi-Centennial year of our Country, many documents and date have come alive, to awaken in the minds of our American citizens how rich their heritage over the the past two hundred years has been. It makes people more proud of their Country, and spurs them on to learning more about its history. In the same spirit, many family histories have appeared in print in recent years to motivate, to remind the present generation and those yet to come, just wo their ancestors were, from where they originated and what kind of people their forefathers really were. It has been a matter of great curiosity for me over a span of years, to wish for a clearer picture of our own Gottschalk relationship. For many years my relives have suggested that somebody should make this research! It is difficult for me to understand how George Henry Gottschalk (188 to 1917), with his education and years of teaching, never thought to set to writing the history of his family, together with the migration of his three brothers and himself over to America. , beginning with the year 1867. The written documents and information anof those years in our relationship were, to say the least very meager. Over the last fifteen years, this feeling of curiosity that possessed me became a determined desire to find an answer. It became clearer to me, that if there was to be a Family Tree Record, I had better take the task in hand now. Being inexperienced in this type of work the beginnings were naturally difficult and disheartening, because I could not find sources of information about whether there were relatives of our Grandparents will living in Germany, and if so, what was their present address. Without this first step, I knew there would be no adequate “Family Story”. At least three or four persons going to Germany had promised me an honest search in the area of Osnabrueck, but it always ended in failure. In May of 1973, I met a man in Victoria, Kansas, named Mr. Heinrich Witteman, whose wife was a nice to Fr. Jordon Hammel, Capuchin. This gentleman was from Mannheim, Germany, working in the Police Department. He listened to my story of frustrations, and then made me a solemann promise to make a thorough search in the Remsede, Germany, area, where our grandparents were born and raised. This was in May. His promise was” You will hear from me,” Nothing happened for eight months, and I thought it would end in the usual failure. Suddenly in January a letter arrived from Germany, telling me that Mr. Witteman had located a living relatiutiveve in that area, named Elizabeth Gottschalk, age 74 years, together with her address. I wasted no time writing alerter to her, explaining my projected Family Tree. Very quickly, Elizabeth Gottschalk’s married daughter, Hedwig Holtmeier, answered my letter, assuring me that her grandparent and pours were truly brothers. The rest of the history is in the first portion of our genealogy, Mrs. Holtmeir very graciously got all possible records from the old parish church, and whose records date back three hundred years. Through her efforts we have all the information from the home of our grandparents that was possible to find. It remained bow only to gather the information of the relatives in Pittsburg, Pa., and the Kansas area, which make up the contents of these books. THE NAME “Gottschalk” HAS A VERY ANCIENT AND INTERESTING ORIGIN. Because OF ITS CENTURIES OF USE AND ABUSE. It is not too surprising to find that ITS CORRECT SPELLING MAY BE DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH. It contains two words: “Gott” and “Schalk.” The word Gott obviously means Gods. The problem arises with the second word “Schalk.” This is the crucial word, In old English writings, this word appeaed with precisely the same spelling as in the family name, and it meant simply “servant.” Men, who worked in the service of royalty or people of greater means and wealth, were called “Schalks. This word was taken fover into the early German language with the same meaning of servant. In later years, the meaning of Schalk grew to take the meaning of a mischievous fellow. In very early centuries in Germany, the name Gottschalk appeared as a family name, meaning very simply “God’s servant.” Through the centuries, this name took on many variations in spelling, due to doubt, to the fact that names were carelessly written as they sounded, or the fact that many people simply could not spell their name correctly. The word “Gott” alone, sometimes appears as “Got.” “God,” “Gad,” “Cut,” or “Gat.” The second wor5d, “Schalk” appears in many more variations, for example,” “Schlat,” “Schall,” “Schalck,” or Shalk.” It you join these two words in all their possible variations; you can understand why the family name took on endless variety of spellings. It might be of interest to mention some people in early history bore this name. 1. Gottschalk of Orbits, who lived from 803 to 869, a Benedictine monk and theologian. He defected from the Catholic Church mainly because of his false teachings on the doctrine of Predestination. 2. 2. Gottschalk of Limburg, Germany. He lived from 1010 to 1098. He was a poet. 3. 3. HISTORY OF THE GOTTSCHAL NAME AND COAT OF ARMS THE REMSEDE AREA Remsede is a small village, which is situated in the northern section of Germany, at the end of the Teutoburg forest, surrounded on both sides at the base of a series of low foot hills. The big city of Osnabrueck is just 13 miles to the north, a city of about 150,000 inhabitants. Remsede was always a rather small rural village, and at the present time there are only about 800 inhabitants. It is a lush farm area which is set back from any heavy highway traffic. Up until a few years ago, Remsede was an independent town, but in recent years they joined three little villages under one mayor. The area is now called Laer-Remsede. The two little towns are about two miles apart. In earlier 1800, the address for Remsede inhabitants was written in this way: Kingdom of Hannover, Principality of Osbabrueck, and town of Remsede. Hence you see that Remsede used to belong to the Kingdom of Hannover, not the town of Hannover. This led some of our relatives to say that our ancestry was from Hannover, Germany, which was not too accurate. The nearest large city, Osbabrueck, is just 13 miles to the north. Most of their business, advanced schooling, and other needs, were taken care of in this large city. On the map of Germany, just look for Osnabrueck, and Remsede is just 13 miles due south. In modern West Germany, the country is divided into States, similar to our division in America. Remsde is in the state known as Lower Saxony. The pictures in this chapter show you: 1) The picture of the little village 2) A composite of four buildings in the town 3) A picture of their very famous, ancient church 4) An aerial view of the home, just outside Remsede, of our earliest known relatives. The white portion of the building was the original home, and a portion in dark, has been added in the course of time. "Today the home is no longer in existence. All members of the first family were born and raised in this home. One of the most unique buildings in Remsede is the little parish church, under the patronage of St. Augustine. In 1935 they celebrated the eleven hundred the year of it counting. What makes it so unique is that is became an official pilgrimage chapel. It is quite authentic, that this altar was built back in the year 734. Many people from as far as Cologne made pilgrimages to this highly indulged chapel. Pictures show its earliest form with the tall, spire, but in recent years a new tower has been built, giving it a different look. The pictures of the village will give you some idea of the lovely, quiet Remsede, in which our early grandparents lived their early lives. Being nestled in this valley-like forest, away from the thoroughfare, it is easy to see that they loved its quiet and peaceful retreat. The Beginning of the Gottschalk Genealogy Since the parish of St. Anthony's at Remsed was a Pilgrimage Chapel over the centuries, all of the church records for both Remsed and Laer, Germany, were kept in the St. Mary's Parish Church records for both Remsede and Laer, Germany, about two and a half miles from Remsede. In these books, which date back three hundred years, the following is written by its pastor: "The oldest entries at Laer, with the family name of "Gottschalk" date back to the year 1794." The very first parents found in that area were: Anton Gottschalk and A. Catherina Leinker There is no record of where they came from, or who their forebearers were. They simply appeared suddenly, with the baptism of their son, Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk Who is the ancestor of all the Gottschalk’s mentioned in this book. Whether or not they had other children is unknown. Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk FATHER: Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk Oct. 10, 1794 MOTHER: Sophia Massmann May 9, 1801 to Jul 21, 1826 First Marriage: September 28, 1824 CHILDREN: 1. Johann Heinrich Gottschalk Feb. 20, 1825 to Jul 27, 1837 Second Marriage: MOTHER: Anna Maria Hagedown Apr 5, 1802 Marriage: Nov 21, 1826 CHILDREN: 2. George Heinrich Gottschalk Sep 13, 1827 to Jan 8, 1830 3. Maria Catherine Gottschalk Feb 13, 1829 to Aug. 8, 1830 4. Maria Catharina Gottschalk Oct. 4, 1830 to May 12, 1833 5. Maria Elizabeth Gottschalk Dec. 24, 1832 to 1894 6. Franz Anton Gottschalk Oct. 2, 1834 to Dec. 27, 1834 To U.S.A. 7. Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk Feb 7, 1836 to Apr 26, 1915 To U.S.A. 8. George Heinrich Gottschalk Feb. 18, 1838 to Nov 15, 1917 To U.S.A. 9. Johann Heinrich Gottschalk May 6, 1839 to Mar 9, 1907 10. Wilhelm Gottschalk Jun 16, 1841 to Dec. 22, 1842 11. Heinrich Clemens August Gottschalk Nov. 21, 1842 to Dec. 22, 1906 To U.S.A. 12. Wilhelm Ludwig Gottschalk May 9, 1844 to Jul 22, 1877 HEINRICH CLEMENS AUGUST GOTTSCHALK was the eleventh child born of the union to Bernard and Anna Maria (Hagedown) Gottschalk, of Remsede, Germany. Of the five boys who survived birth and were married, August Gottschalk was the only one to remain in Germany. He inherited the home where the family was born and raised. He most likely had military service in the German army, and when he retired from that, he took up the trade of farmer, village official and father. In the earlier years after the brothers separated, there was some communication between August and those in the United States. Unfortunately it did not continue, so that the only information remaining to us in the United States was the fact that there were relatives in Germany. Fortunately, Father Timothy succeeded in making contact with them, and as a result we have the complete record of the first family in our genealogy. FAMILY OF HEINRICH CLEMENS AUGUST GOTTSCHALK FATHER: HEINRICH CLEMENS AUGUST GOTTSCHALK Nov. 21, 1842 to Dec. 22, 1906 Mother: Gertrude Knefler Jun 6, 1838 to Aug. 3, 1894 In Remsede, Germany MARRIED: September 5, 1867 in Remsede, Germany CHILDREN: Bernhard Gottschalk Dec 14, 1867 to Dec. 3, 1954 2. Anton Gottschalk Dec. 30, 1872 to Feb 15, 1927 3. George Gottschalk Dec. 28, 1876 to Feb 3, 1938 4. Heinrich Gottschalk Aug 12, 1881 to Nov 8, 1871 1. FAMILY OF BERNHARD GOTTSCHALK 2. FATHER: BERNHARD GOTTSCHALK Dec. 14, 1867 to Dec. 3, 1954 3. MOTHER: Katherina Dierker Jan. 1, 1867 to Dec. 6, 1933 Marriage date Unknown CHILDREN: 4. August Gottschalk Oct. 20, 1895 to May 24, 1966 5. Bernhard Gottschalk Oct. 10, 1897 to Apr. 25, 1928 6. 7. Gertrude Gottschalk? 1900? 1907 7. Anton Gottschalk Jan 17, 1902 to Nov 10, 1965 8. George Gottschalk? 1904 to Aoct. 24, 1927 9. Gertrude Gottschalk Apr. 12, 1907 to June 4, 1955 5. FAMILY OF AUGUST GOTTSCHALK 6. FATHER: August Gottschalk Oct. 20, 1895 to May 24, 1966 7. MOTHE: Elizabeth Riepe Jan. 4, 1898 MARRIED: No v. 29, 1922 CHILDREN: 10. Hedwig Gottschalk Nov. 3, 1923 to May 7, 1957 11. Hilde Gottschalk Jan. 28, 1926 to Sept. 22, 1954 12. Else Gottschalk May 19, 1928 to Oct. 4, 1956 11. FAMILY OF HEINRICH HOLTMEYER FATHER: Hienrich Holtmeyer Apr. 11, 1922 to Aug. 9, 1969 in Galen, Germany MOTHER: Hedwig Gottschalk Nov. 3, 1923 MARRIED: May 7, 1957 in Glane, Germany CHILDREN: Angelika Holtmeyer Apr 6, 1958 Ulrike Holtmeyer Sept. 30, 1959 Rudolf Holtmeyer Jan. 3, 1962 2. FAMILY OF ANTON GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Anton Gottschalk Dec. 30, 1872 to Feb. 15, 1927 MOTHER: Anna Maria Pohlman Jul 24, 1879 to Nov. 6, 1960 Marriage date unknown CHILDREN: 17. August Gottschalk Feb. 13, 1906 to Aug. 20, 1972 18. in Wellendorf, Germany 19. 187. Maria Gottschalk (no dates) lives Hitler, Germany Klara Gottschalk (no dates) lives in G. M. Huette, Germany 20. Regina Gottschalk (no dates) lives in Dissent, Germany 21. Gertrude Gottschalk (no dates) lives in Remsede, Germany 3.fMILY OF GEORGE GOTTSHALK FATHER: George Gottschalk Dec. 28, 1876 to Feb. 1938 MOTHER: Gertrude Dammann Feb. 7, 1881 to June 22, 1954 In Harsewindkel, Germany CHILDREN: 22. Bernhardine Gottschalk Jun 19, 1921 Heinrich and Klara Gottschalk from Bad Rhotenfelde, Germany. Klara Gottschalk is the oldest and nearest living relative in Germany at the present time. She writes to Father Timothy very faithfully. 3. FAMILY OF HEINRCH GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Heinrich Gottschalk Aug. 12, 1881 MOTHER: Klarar Luise Hemsath Apr 25, 1890 MARRIED: May 9, 1914 CHILDREN: 23. Josef Gottschalk Killed in WWII 24. Paula Gottschalk Jun. 26, 1921 In Bad Rothenfelde, Germany 23. FAMILY OF KURT BRUKE FATHER: Kurt Brunke Jul 24, 1925 MOTHER: Paula Gottschalk Jun 26, 1921 MARRIED: August 29, 1953 CHILDREN: 24. Mechthild Brunke Dec. 16, 1954 25. Petra Brunke Jul 12, 1960 BERNARD HEINRICH GOTTSCHALK was the oldest of the four boys who came to America August 17, 1867. Also it states that he was married in Breese, Illinois, Nov. 28, 1867. We have a strong suspicion that he came alone, and that the other brothers followed later. Before leaving his home stead, his records tell of his freely enlisting in 1st K.D.R. (A German army regiment) of the Hannover Germany Government. This enlistment lasted from 1855 to 1856. Shortly thereafter, he set sails to America. Not too long after his marriage in Breese, Ill., he came to Pittsburg, Pa., where he finally made his permanent home, and raised a large family of 14 children. Unfortunately, so many of the children died in early age, or infancy. His msut have been a distressing life, since only five of the large family became of arraigeable age, and did marry. He did visit his brother George Henry in Schoenchen, Kansas once. They also correspeonded very much by mail and their letter were very lengthy and of a a very spiritual nature. FAMILY OF BERNARD HENRY GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Bernhard Henry Gottschalk Feb. 7, 1836 to April 26, 1915 in Remsede, Germany MOTHER: Anna Weber Oct. 30, 1843 to Oct. 16, 1906 In Burlage, Germany MARRIED: Nov. 26, 1867 in Bresse, Ill. CHILDREN: 1. Bernard Gottschalk Feb. 1, 1868 to Jul 29, 1870 2. Henry (Heinrich) Gottschalk Apr 1, 1869 to Dec. 27, 1881 3. Katherina (Mary Catherine) Gottschalk Feb 22, 1870 to May 19, 1871 4. Bernard William Gottschalk Sept 29, 1871 to Sept 12, 1872 5. Anna Bernadine Gottschalk Jun 24, 1873 to June 23, 1875 6. Bernard Henry Gottschalk Mar 15, 1875 to Sept 23, 1941 7. Mary Caroline Gottschalk Jan. 17, 1877 to June 17, 1888 8. Anna Marie Gottschalk Jul 14, 1879 to Oct. 1, 1880 9. Mary Regina Gottschalk Jul 14, 1879 to Feb 23, 1923 10. Francis William Gottschalk Mar 12, 1881 to Nov. 20, 1922 11. Casper Bernard Gottschalk Mar 12, 1881 to Dec. 9, 1883 12. Anna Elizabeth Gottschalk Jul 31, 1883 to Dec. 9, 1883 13. Michael Joeph Gottschalk Ju 21, 1885 to Nov. 22, 1947 14. Julius Gottschalk Jan. 24, 1889 to June 12, 1890 6. FAMILY OF BERNARD HENRY GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Bernard Henry Gottschalk Mar 15, 1875 to Sept. 23, 1941 MOTHER: Anna C. Keitgen Dec. 17, 1878 to Dec. 6, 1946 MARRIED: August 28, 1900, Pittsburg, Pa. CHILDREN: Angelbertum (Anna Elizabeth Gottschalk Mar 10, 1902 to May 28, 1924 Henry Bernard Gottschalk Jul 24, 1903 to Dec. 20, 1903 William Bernard Gottschalk Oct. 16, 1908 to Jul 28, 1909 There is somewhat of a mystery or doubt surrounding the Name of Mary Regina Gottschalk. In the family record, kept in the Family Bible of Bernard Henry Gottschalk, the name Mary Regina Gottschalk does appear, born on the same date as that of Mary Regina Gottschalk. Anna Maria, however, died on October 1, 180, and Mary Regina lived a long married life. The Grandchildren of Mary Regina insist that she belongs to the family of Bernard Henry Gottschalk, but we cannot find her baptismal certificate. We have accepted the word of the grandchildren, and concluded that Anna Maria and Mary Regina Gottschalk were twins. 8. FAMILY OF JACOB CARL BONGARTZ FATHER: Jacob C. Bongartz Oct. 15. 1873 to Jun 19, 1980 MOTHER: Mary Regina Gottschalk Jul 14, 1879 to Feb. 23, 1923 MARRIED: May 20, 1894 at St. Augustine’s Pittsburgh, Pa. CHILDREN: 17. ANNA Mary Adelaide Bongartz Dec. 24, 1895 to May 7, 1960 18. George Aloysius Bongarzt Nov.3, 1899 to Jan. 5, 1898 19. Bernard Jacob Bongartz Oct. 30, 1898 to May 15, 1899 20. Agnes Catherine Bongartz Nov. 3, 1899 to May 2, 1945 21. Anthony Emil Bongartz Spt. 25, 1901 to May 24, 1943 22. Jacob Henry Bongartz May 30, 1904 to Jul 4, 1952 23. Francis William Bongartz Aug 11, 1906 to Jul 15, 1972 24. Bernard Aloysius Bongartz Oct. 31, 1908 May 15, 1966 25. George Albion Bongartz Oct. 31, 1908 to April 8, 1960 26. Hyacinth Joseph Bongartz Dec. 4, 1911 to Jul 6, 1966 17. FAMILY OF CHARLES JOHN FRANCISCUS FATHER: Charles John Franciscus ? MOTHER: Anna Mary Adelaide Bongardtz Dec. 24, 1895 to May 7, 1960 MARRIED: May 26, 1920 CHILDREN: 27. Mary Adelaide Franciscus Feb 24, 1921 28. Charles Jacob Franciscus Jun 15, 1922 29. Anna Agnes Franciscus Feb 26, 1924 30. Regis Anthony Franciscus Apr 28, 1926 26. FAMILY OF SAMUEL J. McAFEE FATHER: Samuel J. McAfee ? MOTHER: May Adelaide Franciscus Feb 24, 1921 MARRIED: August 10, 1940 CHILDREN: 31. Charles William McAfee Dec. 7, 1941 32. Regis Samuel McAfee May 17, 1945 33. Michael James McAfee Sept 10, 1947 34. Kevin Joseph McAfee Feb 27, 1953 35. Mary Anne Adelaide McAfee May 17, 1955 31. FAMILY OF CHARLES WILLIAM McAFEE FATHER: Charles William McAfee Dec. 7, 1941 MOTHER: Mary Louise Dancison ? MARRIED: MAY 24, 1963 CHILDREN: 36. Renee Louise McAfee Mar 16, 1966 37. Charles John McAfee Nov. 22, 1967 38. Kelly Anne McAfee Apr 15, 1971 32. FAMILY OF REGIS SAMUEL McAfee FATHER: Regis Samuel McAfee May 17, 1945 MOTHER: Norma V. King ? MARRIED: June 25, 1967 33. FAMILY OF MICHAEL JAMES McAFEE FATHER: Michael James McAfee Sept 10, 1947 MOTHER: Kathleen Klaybor ? MARRIED: Aug 19, 1967 CHILDREN: 39. Robert James McAfee May 30, 1968 40. Jeremy Thomas McAfee Sept 22, 1969 41. Melissa Anne McAfee Jul 1, 1973 34. FAMILY OF KEVIN JOSEPH McAFEE FATHER: Kevin Joseph McAfee Feb 27, 1953 MOTHER: Marily K. Kirkbride ? MARRIED: Sep 9, 1972 CHILDREN: Sean Patrick McAfee Oct 8, 1973 17. FAMILY OF CHARLES JOHN FRANCISCUS FATHER: Charles John Franciiscus ? MOTHER: Anna Mary Adelaid Bongartz Dec. 24, 1895 MARRIED: mAY 26, 1920 CHILDREN: 27. Mary Adelaide Franciscus Feb. 24, 1921 28. Charles Jacob Francisscus Jun 15, 1922 29. Anna Agnes Franciscus Feeb. 26, 1924 30. Regis Anthony Franciscus Apr 28, 1926 27. FAMILY OF SAMUEL J. McAFEE FATHER: sAMUEL j. McAFEE ? MOTHER: Mary Adelaide Franciscus Feb 24, 1921 MARRIED: August 10, 1940 CHILDREN: 31. Charles William McAfee Dec. 7. 1941 32. Regis Samuel McAfee May 17, 1945 33. Michael James McAfee Spt. 10, 1947 34. Kevin Joseph McAfee Feb. 27, 1953 34.a Maray Anne Adelaide McAfee May 17, 1955 31. FAMILY OF CHARLES WILLIAM McAFEE FATHER: Charles William McAfee Dec. 7, 1941 MOTHER: Mary Louise Dancison ? CHILDREN: 35. RENNE LOUISE McaFEE mAR 16 1966 36. CHARLES JOHN McaFEE nOV. 22, 1967 37. KELLY ANNE McaFEE Apr 15, 1971 32. FAMILY OF REGIS SAMUEL McAFEE FATHER: REGIS sAMUEL mCaFEE mAY 17, 1945 MOTHER: Norma V. King ? MARRIED: Jun 25, 1967 33. FAMILY OF MICHAEL JAMES McAFEE FATHER: Michael James McAfee May 30, 1968 MOTHER: Kathleen Klaybor ? MARRIED: Aug 19, 1967 CHILDREN: 38. Robert James McAfee May 30, 1968 39. Jeremy Thomas McAfee Sept. 22, 1969 40. Melissa Anne McAfee Jull 1, 1973 72. FAMILY OF ROY CHARLES BONGARTZ FATHER: Roy Charles Bongartz Jan. 1, 1930 MOTHER: Ellen Fleming ? MARRIED: sPT. 12, 1958 CHILDREN: 76. Eris Charles Bongartz Nov. 22, 1960 77. Gerhard Thomas Bongartz Jan 27, 1962 78. Paul Jacob Bongartz Aug. 21, 1963 79. Noel Fleming Bongartz Oct. 23, 1964 80. Theresa Ellyn Bongartz Jun 13, 1966 25. FAMILY OF GEORGE ALBION BONGARTZ FATHER: Gorge Albion Bongartz Oct. 31, 1908 to Apr 8, 1960 MOTHER: Rose Ll. Hickey ? MARRIED: Oct. 9, 1932 26. FAMILY OF HYACINTH JOSEPH BONGARTZ FATHER:. Hyacinth Joseph Bongardt Dec. 4, 1911 to Jul 6, 1966 MOTHER: Janet Remaley MARRIED: Jan. 10, 1945 CHILDREN: 81. Charles Jacob Bongartz Jan. 15, 1946 to Apr 25, 1968 82. Kenneth Phillip Bongartz Apr. 1, 1948 83. James Carl Bongartz Jul 4, 1960 82. FAMILY OF KENNETH PHILIP BONGARTZ FATHER: Kenneth Phillip Bongartz Apr. 1, 1948 MOTHER: Anita Oliver ? WILLIAM FRANCIS GOTTSCHALK William Francis Gottschalk was just called “Frank.” He was the third of the large family of Bernard Henry Gottschalk to arrive at the marriageable age. The mortality in this family was very high, with only five of fourteen children reaching marriage age. Frank was a twin, though they never bore such a close resemblance to each other, and in personality, they were far different. His twin brother was called “Barney.” Frank was a quiet person and living in Pittsburg, Pa., he spent some time working in the Steel Plant of the United Engineering Co. How long he worked there is not certain, but at one time in his life, he took up painting houses and all that goes with it. He died at a comparatively early age, and it is said, he died of painter’s cholic. 9. FAMILY OF WILLIAM FRANICS GOTTSCHALK FATHER: William Francis (Frank W.) Gottschalk Mar. 12, 1881 to Nov. 22, 1922 MOTHER: Anna Lobenz Jan. 1882 MARRIED: 1900 CHILDREN: 83. Angelian Gottschalk Jul 8, 1901 to Apr. 19, 1942 84. Bernard A. Gottschalk Jun. 28, 1903 to Dec. 20, 1903 85. Francis Jacob (Frank W.) Gottschalk May 3, 1905 to Sept. 3, 1973 86. Vincent B. Gottschalk Jul 2, 1910 to Sept. 3, 1973 84. FAMILY OF HARRY JACKSON FATHER: Harry Jackson Jun 20, 1901 to Dec. 2, 1946 MOTHER: Angelian Gottschalk Jul. 8, 1901 to Apr. 19, 1942 CHILDREN: 87. Vernon Earl Jackson Dec. 28, 1923 88. FAMILY OF VERNON EARL JACKSON FATHER: Vernon Earl Jackson Dec. 28, 1923 MOTHER: Virginia Lutz Sept. 13, 1925 MARRIED: Aug. 7, 1948 CHILDREN: 89. Christann Jackson Sept. 30, 1954 90. Scott Jackson Feb. 9, 1961 85. FAMILY OF FRANCIS W. GOTTSCHALK SR. FATHER: Francis W. Gottschalk, Sr. May 3, 1905 to Feb 1960 MOTHER: Theresa May Carter May 4, 1906 to Aug. 15, 1966 MARRIED: Feb. 17, 1926 CHILDREN: 91. Frank W. Gottschalk Jr. Aug. 10, 1926 92. Vincent B. Gottschalk Oct. 12, 1929 93. Clark Robert Gottschalk Aug. 31, 1943 NOTE: Frank W. Gottschalk, Sr. was awarded the Carnegie Hero Award, when he was killed trying to save another man on Neville Island at the former Pittsburg Coke and Chemical Co. 91. FAMILY OF FRANK W. GOTTSCHALK, JR. FATHER: Frank W. Gottschalk, Jr. Aug. 10, 1926 MOTHER: Catherine M. Grajewski Mar. 7, 1927 MARRIED: Oct. 14, 1950 92. FAMILY OF VINCENT B. GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Vincent B. Gottschalk Oct. 12, 1929 MOTHER: Unknown-now divorced MARRIED: Nov. 12, 1960 CHILDREN: 93. Todd Gottschalk 1964 94. Tracy Gottschalk Jan. 2, 1962 86. FAMILY OF VINCENT B. GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Vincent B. Gottschalk Jul. 2, 1910 MOTHER: Martha Reichert Dec. 12, 1912 MARRIED: Jul 12, 1938 CHILDREN: 95. Linda Gottschalk Sept. 1, 1940 96. Gary Gottschalk Feb. 10, 1946 96. FAMILY OF JOSEPH DEBALDO FATHER: Joseph Debaldo Oct. 21, 1940 MOTHER: Linda Gottschalk Sept. 1, 1940 MARRIED: Nov. 5, 1960 CHILDREN: 97. Daniel J. DeBaldo Oct. 27, 1961 98. Teresa A. DeBaldo Apr. 1, 1963 99. Jeanne M. DeBaldo May 6, 1964 97. FAMILY OF GARY GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Gary Gottschalk Feb. 10, 1946 MOTHER: Melody Ann Sair Sept. 9, 1947 MARRIED: APR 8, 1967 CHILDREN: 100. Lori Ann Gottschalk Mar. 25, 1969 101. Gary Gottschalk Nov. 20, 1972 FAMILY OF CASPER BERNARD GOTTSCHALK Casper Bernard Gottschalk, the second part of the twin combination was called “Barney.” Barney was also associated with the Steel Mills, working in the United Engineering Co., the Frank Keelang Plant, but he was a foreman. As a result, he was financially a little more comfortable. His home was in Sharpsburg, Pa. He was quite a mechanic, and he is remembered as having an auto in the 1920’s, a Harry C. Stutz Special. Barney had a small family of three children. He was very sure of this own judgments. “This was due in large part from being a Mill foreman. FATHER: Bernard Casper Gottschalk Mar. 12, 1881 to Feb. 22, 1948 MOTHER: Clara Barbara Kruth Jun 13, 1883 to Aug. 30, 1965 102. Bernard J. Gottschalk Aug. 10, 1905 103. Norman Gottschalk Aug. 11, 1915 to Aug. 7, 1967 104. Regis Gottschalk Jul 28, 1920 103. FAMILY OF BERNARD J. GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Bernard J. Gottschalk Aug. 10, 1905 MOTHER: Marie Penish Jun. 16, 1907 MARRIED: JUN. 27, 1928 CHILDREN: 105. Marie Gottschalk Dec. 2, 1945 106. Bernadette Gottschalk Jul 31, 1941 107. FAMILY OF WILLIAM CONNOR FATHER: William Connor 1941 MOTHER: Bernadette Gottschalk Jul 31, 1941 CHILDREN: 108. Paula Connor Dec. 19, 1962 106. FAMILY OF MICHALE BOSIO FATHER: Michael Bosio Nov. 19, 1944 MOTHER: Marie Gottschalk Dec.2, 1945 MARRIED: Jun 21, 1969 CHILDREN: 109. Michelle Bosio Jan. 22, 1973 104. FAMILY OF NORMAN GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Norman Gottschalk Aug. 11, 1915 to Aug 7, 1967 MOTHER: Helen Burr Nov. 24, 1915 to Dec. 25, 1968 MARRIED: Nov. 9, 1936 CHILDREN: 110. Marlene F. Gottschalk Dec. 3, 1939 111. Regis B. Gottschalk Aug. 20, 1937 112. Norman Gottschalk Apr. 25, 1944 113. Bernard J. Gottschalk May 10, 1955 111. FAMILY OF RAYMOND C. LEWIS, JR. FATHER: Raymond C. Lewis, Jr. Nov. 20, 1938 MOTHER: Marlene F. Gottschalk Dec. 3, 1939 MARRIED: June 17, 1958 CHILDREN: 114. Raymond C. Lewis, 3rd Sept. 6, 1962 115. George B. Lewis Aug. 11, 1964 105. FAMILY OF REGIS GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Regis Gottschalk Aug. 20, 1937 MOTHER: 1ST Wife: Constance Adams Aug. 13, 1938 MARRIED: Mar 1954 2nd wife: Karen Kuetz Sept. 14, 1940 MARRIED: Dec. 23, 1969 CHILDREN: 116. Regis J. Gottschalk Oct. 5, 1955 117. Rosanne M. Gottschalk Jan. 22, 1959 118. Rhonda Gottschalk Aug. 16, 1963 119. Rebecca Gottschalk May 19, 1970 117. FAMILY OF FRANK BUCCERRI FATHER: Frank Buccerri Aug. 14, 1955 MOTHER: Regis J. Gottschalk Oct. 5, 1955 MARRIED: Oct. 5, 1973 112. FAMILY OF NORMAN GOTTSCHALK, JR. FATHER: Norman Gottschalk, Jr. Apr. 25, 1944 MOTHER: Patricia Koehler Jan. 30, 1944 MARRIED: Dec. 22, 1962 CHILDREN: 120. Laura Gottschalk Aug 4, 1963 121. Lisa Gottschalk Feb. 13, 1965 122. Norman Gottschalk Jun 25, 1966 123. Charles Gotschalk Aug 4, 1967 JOSEPH MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK Joseph Michael Gottschalk was just plain “Joe” around Lawrence, Pa., where he spent most of his life. He ended up living in the home of his Fathere, where he raised a family of ten children. There never was any fancy in his home, or in his life. He was a hard worker in the steel mills, employed 40 years in the Frank Keelang Plant of the United Engineering Co. They worked hard and were dirty and black, then came home and enjoyed a beer. That was their life. There was not much to distract from their life, except their children. He had a family of 10 children and he was close to them. One can guess how he understood them, or talked their language, when you heard the names he used to call them, instead of their Christian names. Here are some samples: “Tweedle,” “Bebble”, “Jinx”, and “Tump.” William Gottschalk "Willie" Gottschalk was what they called him in Schoenchen, KS. He was the third oldest of George Henry Gottschalk, and was born in Pittsburg, Pa., and was baptized in the St. Agnes Chruch; in West Mifflin, PA. He married Anna Munsch in 1900. Willie was always a farmer, and a ver good one. He farmed 5 miles south east of Schoenchen. He also owned a house in Schoenchen, as did many of his people there, for Sundays, and winters. He was a very exact and meticulous farmer, making his children cultivate and plow the fields "just so." He raised 13 children, which was more or less the custom, besides that it was economically sound, because a large family meant good help with the farm work. He, as did his brothers, sang on the choir, and joined in with the Sunday "good times." Willie was on the board of directors of the Farmers Coop in his day, and took a great interest in the community farming projects. 3. FAMILY OF WILLIAM GOTTSCHALK FATHER: William Gottschalk June 5m 1877 to May 9, 1938 MOTHER: Anna Munsch May 17, 1882 to Jun 1, 1969 MARRIED: NOV. 13, 1900 AT Schoenchen, Kansas CHILDREN: 329. Regis Gottschalk Mr 30, 1902 to Aug. 2, 1958 330. Mary Gottschalk Dec. 28, 1903 331. Peter Gottschalk Apr. 18, 1906 332. Wendelin Gottschalk Nov. 1, 1907 333. Amelia Gottschalk May 30, 1909 to June 24, 1925 334. Bernadine Gottschalk Feb. 26, 1911 335. Marcus Aloysius Gottschalk Sept. 13, 1912 336. Bertah Gottschalk Nov. 24, 1914 337. Adolph Gottschalk Apr 19, 1917 (my uncle) 338. Rosa Gottschalk Apr 18, 19919 339. Martina Gottschalk Nov. 17, 1921 340. Louise Gottschalk Feb. 14, 1923 341. Vincent Gottschalk Feb. 6, 1925 to Jan. 30, 1937 KESTELL - KAUTZER Descendants of Josephine Kautzer Generation No. 1 1. JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER (THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born October 14, 1876 in Sheboygan, WI, and died January 15, 1952 in Manitowoc , WI. She married AUGUST SCHWALBE May 15, 1897 in Collins, by the Rev. William Schlei. Children of JOSEPHINE KAUTZER and AUGUST SCHWALBE are: 2. i. LOLA M.2 SCHWALBE, b. January 15, 1899, Eaton Township, Manitowoc Co., WI; d. November 12, 1968, Manitowoc , WI. 3. ii. RUBEN F. SCHWALBE, b. November 12, 1900, Eaton Township, Manitowoc Co., WI; d. May 19, 1968, Manitowoc, WI. 4. iii. RENE E. SCHWALBE, b. April 30, 1902, Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI; d. October 23, 1968, Manitowoc, WI. 5. iv. MERL SCHWALBE, b. May 13, 1903, Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI; d. November 02, 1974, Manitowoc , WI. v. FRED SCHWALBE, b. October 26, 1907, Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI; d. April 17, 1978, Manitowoc , WI; m. FLORENCE HEISE, June 27, 1936, Manitowoc, WI. 6. vi. KERMIT SCHWALBE, b. January 18, 1909, Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI; d. April 27, 1999, Manitowoc , WI. Generation No. 2 2. LOLA M.2 SCHWALBE (JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born January 15, 1899 in Eaton Township, Manitowoc Co., WI, and died November 12, 1968 in Manitowoc , WI. She married WALTER D. GOTTSCHALK May 10, 1918 in Waukegan, IL. Notes for LOLA M. SCHWALBE: Walter and Lola Gottschalk are buried on Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, WI. Children of LOLA SCHWALBE and WALTER GOTTSCHALK are: 7. i. NAOMI L.3 GOTTSCHALK, b. May 15, 1919, Manitowoc , WI. 8. ii. BEULAH GOTTSCHALK, b. October 19, 1920, Manitowoc , WI. 3. RUBEN F.2 SCHWALBE (JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born November 12, 1900 in Eaton Township, Manitowoc Co., WI, and died May 19, 1968 in Manitowoc , WI. He married AMANDA H. SCHMOOCK September 18, 1927 in St. John's, Two Creeks, WI. Children of RUBEN SCHWALBE and AMANDA SCHMOOCK are: 9. i. KENNETH CHARLES3 SCHWALBE, b. November 14, 1928, Collins, W. 10. ii. DOLORES SCHWALBE, b. January 11, 1932, Collins, W. 11. iii. EUGENE F. SCHWALBE, b. March 09, 1934, Eaton Township, Manitowoc Co., WI. 12. iv. LEON SCHWALBE, b. March 25, 1937, Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI. 4. RENE E.2 SCHWALBE (JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born April 30, 1902 in Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI, and died October 23, 1968 in Manitowoc , WI. He married VIOLA MARQUARDT June 26, 1924 in Zachow, WI. Children of RENE SCHWALBE and VIOLA MARQUARDT are: 13. i. RENE W.3 SCHWALBE, JR., b. January 23, 1925, Manitowoc , WI; d. December 10, 1991, Two Rivers, WI. 14. ii. PATRICIA SCHWALBE, b. December 12, 1932, Manitowoc , WI. 5. MERL2 SCHWALBE (JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born May 13, 1903 in Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI, and died November 02, 1974 in Manitowoc , WI. He married ALICE POPP May 29, 1937 in Alverno, Manitowoc, WI. Child of MERL SCHWALBE and ALICE POPP is: i. MERL3 SCHWALBE, b. August 22, 1937, Manitowoc , WI; d. August 22, 1937, Manitowoc , WI. 6. KERMIT2 SCHWALBE (JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born January 18, 1909 in Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI, and died April 27, 1999 in Manitowoc , WI. He married LAURA IDA WIEGERT November 05, 1931 in Valders, WI. Children of KERMIT SCHWALBE and LAURA WIEGERT are: 15. i. GARY JON3 SCHWALBE, b. August 16, 1941, Manitowoc , WI; d. December 06, 1997, Manitowoc , WI. 16. ii. CAROLYN J. SCHWALBE, b. September 24, 1938, Manitowoc , WI. Generation No. 3 7. NAOMI L.3 GOTTSCHALK (LOLA M.2 SCHWALBE, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born May 15, 1919 in Manitowoc , WI. She married COURTLAND HEWITT February 12, 1949 in Manitowoc, WI. Children of NAOMI GOTTSCHALK and COURTLAND HEWITT are: 17. i. LEE COURTLAND4 HEWITT, b. May 11, 1950. ii. KEITH JON HEWITT, b. March 22, 1955, Manitowoc , WI; m. GRACE GARCIA, January 16, 1982, Corpus Christie, TX. 8. BEULAH3 GOTTSCHALK (LOLA M.2 SCHWALBE, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born October 19, 1920 in Manitowoc , WI. She married LYLE ALLEN HOBBS June 02, 1945 in Manitowoc, WI. Children of BEULAH GOTTSCHALK and LYLE HOBBS are: i. HEIDI J.4 HOBBS, b. May 06, 1946, Manitowoc , WI; m. STANLEY TRUITT, October 22, 1977, California. 18. ii. JEAN N. HOBBS, b. September 28, 1947, Manitowoc , WI. iii. KENNETH L. HOBBS, b. September 03, 1949. 19. iv. JAN HOBBS, b. October 05, 1951. v. KEVIN HOBBS, b. October 13, 1954. 9. KENNETH CHARLES3 SCHWALBE (RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born November 14, 1928 in Collins, W. He married (1) VIRGINIA LUNDSTROM January 05, 1951. He married (2) CORA LEE HENRY February 13, 1971. Children of KENNETH SCHWALBE and VIRGINIA LUNDSTROM are: 20. i. SHARLEEN4 SCHWALBE, b. March 30, 1943. 21. ii. KARYL SCHWALBE, b. June 22, 1951. 22. iii. KIMBERLY SCHWALBE, b. February 27, 1956. iv. KARLA SCHWALBE, b. June 15, 1959. Children of KENNETH SCHWALBE and CORA HENRY are: v. GREGG4 SCHWALBE, b. August 14, 1962. vi. BRUCE SCHWALBE, b. July 03, 1963. vii. KEVIN SCHWALBE, b. October 20, 1967. 10. DOLORES3 SCHWALBE (RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born January 11, 1932 in Collins, W. She married IRVIN O. LUISLER April 11, 1953 in Manitowoc, WI. Children of DOLORES SCHWALBE and IRVIN LUISLER are: i. DENNIS4 LUISLER, b. June 18, 1955. ii. DEBRA LUISLER, b. October 16, 1958. iii. DEANN LUISLER, b. May 13, 1964. 11. EUGENE F.3 SCHWALBE (RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born March 09, 1934 in Eaton Township, Manitowoc Co., WI. He married CLETUS HELEN DENTON October 01, 1956 in Madison, WI. Children of EUGENE SCHWALBE and CLETUS DENTON are: i. MICHAELA P.4 SCHWALBE, b. June 29, 1957; m. JEFFERY OLSON, September 15, 1979, Osaukee Baptist, Cedarburg. WI. ii. JAQUELLINE SCHWALBE, b. July 27, 1955. iii. CATHERINE SCHWALBE, b. August 29, 1960. iv. CHARITY A. SCHWALBE, b. September 09, 1961. v. AMY PATRICIA SCHWALBE, b. December 08, 1962. 23. vi. VINCENT H. SCHWALBE, b. October 30, 1949, Des Moines, Iowa; Adopted child. vii. DAVID L. SCHWALBE, b. September 15, 1951, Des Moines, Iowa; Adopted child; m. SUSAN MOMINEE, May 30, 1975. More About DAVID L. SCHWALBE: Divorced: 1977 24. viii. TIMOTHY J. SCHWALBE, b. November 19, 1952, Des Moines, Iowa; Adopted child. 25. ix. CHRISTINE JOY SCHWALBE, b. May 06, 1955, Des Moines, Iowa; Adopted child. 12. LEON3 SCHWALBE (RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born March 25, 1937 in Town Eaton, Manitowoc Co., WI. He married PATRICIA MIDYLING November 01, 1958 in Arlington, WI. Children of LEON SCHWALBE and PATRICIA MIDYLING are: i. STEVEN JON4 SCHWALBE, b. May 08, 1959. ii. JAMES LEON SCHWALBE, b. June 08, 1961. iii. STUART R. SCHWALBE, b. December 07, 1962. iv. JENNIFER S. SCHWALBE, b. October 05, 1971. 13. RENE W.3 SCHWALBE, JR. (RENE E.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born January 23, 1925 in Manitowoc , WI, and died December 10, 1991 in Two Rivers, WI. He married KATHLEEN L. FITZGERALD September 27, 1952 in Osman. Children of RENE SCHWALBE and KATHLEEN FITZGERALD are: i. MARY ELLEN4 SCHWALBE, b. July 08, 1953. ii. ROSANNE M. SCHWALBE, b. August 12, 1954; m. ROBERT COURTNEY, September 28, 1979. iii. JEFFREY G. SCHWALBE, b. November 23, 1956. iv. JESS J. SCHWALBE, b. May 03, 1958. v. JON RENE SCHWALBE, b. April 26, 1961. vi. AMY MARIE SCHWALBE, b. December 02, 1962. vii. SARAH JANE SCHWALBE, b. December 27, 1964. 14. PATRICIA3 SCHWALBE (RENE E.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born December 12, 1932 in Manitowoc , WI. She married WALTER HL SIEVERT August 08, 1953 in Manitowoc, WI. Children of PATRICIA SCHWALBE and WALTER SIEVERT are: i. MICHAEL J.5 SIEVERT, b. January 06, 1955; married Michelle VandenHeuvel on Dec. 30, 1983 in Albuquerque, NM (at both the Newman Center and Shepherd Lutheran Church). Michele born Jan. 23, 1958. They have two sons: Benjamin J. Sievert B. Feb. 14, 1987, Samuel G. Sievert born: 18 August 1991 in Albuquerque, NM ii. TIMOTHY J. SIEVERT, b. December 09, 1956. iii. GREG J. SIEVERT, b. September 23, 1958. iv. SUZANNE M. SIEVERT, b. January 24, 1960. 15. GARY JON3 SCHWALBE (KERMIT2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born August 16, 1941 in Manitowoc , WI, and died December 06, 1997 in Manitowoc , WI. He married BERNICE ANN LUBUS October 28, 1967 in First German Ev. Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. Child of GARY SCHWALBE and BERNICE LUBUS is: i. JASON JON4 SCHWALBE, b. June 07, 1972, Manitowoc , WI. 16. CAROLYN J.3 SCHWALBE (KERMIT2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born September 24, 1938 in Manitowoc , WI. She married WAYNE VIRGIL AVERY January 30, 1960 in First German Ev. Luth., Manitowoc, WI. Children of CAROLYN SCHWALBE and WAYNE AVERY are: i. LINDA JOAN4 AVERY, b. July 13, 1961, Milwaukee, WI. ii. SCOTT WAYNE AVERY, b. May 05, 1963, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. iii. GLENN THOMAS AVERY, b. October 07, 1965, Milwaukee, WI. Generation No. 4 17. LEE COURTLAND4 HEWITT (NAOMI L.3 GOTTSCHALK, LOLA M.2 SCHWALBE, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born May 11, 1950. He married DONNA JEAN BAYER August 02, 1975 in Palatine, IL. Child of LEE HEWITT and DONNA BAYER is: i. DAVIS LEE5 HEWITT, b. October 18, 1978, Palatine, IL. 18. JEAN N.4 HOBBS (BEULAH3 GOTTSCHALK, LOLA M.2 SCHWALBE, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born September 28, 1947 in Manitowoc , WI. She married CHARLES KUGLER May 24, 1969 in Manitowoc, WI. Children of JEAN HOBBS and CHARLES KUGLER are: i. CARSON5 KUGLER, b. June 13, 1973, Milwaukee, WI. ii. BRITTANY KUGLER, b. September 19, 1976, Milwaukee, WI. 19. JAN4 HOBBS (BEULAH3 GOTTSCHALK, LOLA M.2 SCHWALBE, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born October 05, 1951. He married MARION BLUM June 12, 1976. Child of JAN HOBBS and MARION BLUM is: i. HANS BLUM5 HOBBS, b. May 24, 1980. 20. SHARLEEN4 SCHWALBE (KENNETH CHARLES3, RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born March 30, 1943. She married KENNETH RALLS June 03, 1960 in Cordell, OK. Children of SHARLEEN SCHWALBE and KENNETH RALLS are: i. RICHARD5 RALLS, b. February 08, 1961. ii. CYNTHIA RALLS, b. October 08, 1963. 21. KARYL4 SCHWALBE (KENNETH CHARLES3, RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born June 22, 1951. She married JACK WEBB August 05, 1973 in Sullivan, WI. Child of KARYL SCHWALBE and JACK WEBB is: i. JESSICA5 WEBB, b. June 20, 1974. 22. KIMBERLY4 SCHWALBE (KENNETH CHARLES3, RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born February 27, 1956. She married CHARLES LEHMAN April 01, 1972 in Manitowoc, WI. Children of KIMBERLY SCHWALBE and CHARLES LEHMAN are: i. FELICIA JOY5 LEHMAN, b. September 11, 1972. ii. LORI LEHMAN, b. August 05, 1974. iii. CHARLES LEHMAN, b. May 11, 1979. 23. VINCENT H.4 SCHWALBE (EUGENE F.3, RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born October 30, 1949 in Des Moines, Iowa. He married EDITH 1972. Child of VINCENT SCHWALBE and EDITH is: i. ROSA HELEN5 SCHWALBE, b. January 11, 1974, Phillipine Islands. 24. TIMOTHY J.4 SCHWALBE (EUGENE F.3, RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born November 19, 1952 in Des Moines, Iowa. He married ANN EWENS. Child of TIMOTHY SCHWALBE and ANN EWENS is: i. JUSTIN C.5 SCHWALBE, b. January 1974, Air Force Hospital, Japan. 25. CHRISTINE JOY4 SCHWALBE (EUGENE F.3, RUBEN F.2, JOSEPHINE1 KAUTZER, THOMASA KAUTZA, IGNATZB, VALENTINEC) was born May 06, 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa. She married JAMES BEACH 1974. Children of CHRISTINE SCHWALBE and JAMES BEACH are: i. SARAH MARIE5 BEACH, b. July 1975. ii. BENJAMIN J. BEACH, b. February 01, 1977. iii. LAURA BEACH, b. May 1979. Researching the Kestell, Koblenz, Conrad, Breckheimer, Binversie, Netzer, Kautzer or Kotlow Family Trees If you would like to share information, please contact: Helen Gentner Family Tree, page 1026 Elizabeth Gottschalk {Gentner} (est. 1885-D) [10260] Main source :1047 female Born estimated 1885 Married William A. Gentner (1884-1973) [10248] Children: Viola Gentner {Baxter} (1908-1986) [10425] William Herbert “Herbert” Gentner (1910-1983) [10426] Died Grace Cannon {Gentner} (est. 1890-D) [10261] Main source :1047 female Born estimated 1890 Married Joseph Gentner (1886-1950) [10249] Died http://www.mjreese.com/genealogy/miller2.htm Gottschalk, Anna Marie (1816 - 1898) b. 24 Nov 1816 in Wurttemberg, Germany d. 6 Dec 1898 in Buena Visa, (Linn Grove) IN father: Gottschalk, Jacob Friedrich(*1778 - ) mother: Schnurle, Anna Marie(*1782 - ) spouse: Miller, John Michael (1813 - 1891) - m. 1840 in Germany ----------child: Miller, Sarah (1857 - 1934) Gottschalk, Barbara E (or C) (*1847 - ) father: Gottschalk, John(1813 - 1877) mother: Mattis, Sarah Hanah(1815 - 1883) Gottschalk, Bethena (1880 - 1886) b. 14 Jan 1880 d. 1 Dec 1886 father: Gottschalk, Noah(1854 - 1925) mother: Heller, Sarah Cathrine(1854 - 1902) Gottschalk, Carrie Eva (1886 - 1966) b. 4 Jan 1886 d. 2 Nov 1966 father: Gottschalk, George Sylvester(1863 - 1954) mother: Grandlienard, Elise(1862 - 1957) spouse: Schlagenhauf, Henry (*1878 - ) ----------child: Schlagenhauf, Caroll (*1910 - ) ----------child: Schlagenhauf, Lawrence Leroy (*1916 - ) Gottschalk, David Nathaniel (1860 - 1943) b. 30 Aug 1860 in Wells Co., IN d. 18 May 1943 father: Gottschalk, Jacob(1837 - 1864) mother: Heller, Catherine B.(1837 - 1915) spouse: Linn, Mary Alice (1861 - 1926) ----------child: Gottschalk, Mabel B. (1893 - 1990) Gottschalk, George Sylvester (1863 - 1954) b. 13 Dec 1863 d. 8 Nov 1954 in Wells Co., IN father: Gottschalk, Jacob(1837 - 1864) mother: Heller, Catherine B.(1837 - 1915) spouse: Grandlienard, Elise (1862 - 1957) - m. 5 Apr 1884 in Wells Co., IN ----------child: Gottschalk, Carrie Eva (1886 - 1966) ----------child: Gottschalk, Orest (1892 - 1953) Gottschalk, Goldie Grover (1887 - 1977) b. 25 Oct 1887 in Wells Co., IN d. 18 Oct 1977 father: Gottschalk, Noah(1854 - 1925) mother: Heller, Sarah Cathrine(1854 - 1902) spouse: ?, Moeschberger (1886 - 1989) - m. 5 Feb 1910 ----------child: Gottschalk, Loren Clinton (*1919 - ) ----------child: Gottschalk, Ruth Earline (*1919 - ) Gottschalk, Harry Edwin (1884 - 1886) b. 11 Jan 1884 d. 3 Nov 1886 father: Gottschalk, Noah(1854 - 1925) mother: Heller, Sarah Cathrine(1854 - 1902) Gottschalk, Jacob (1837 - 1864) b. 1 Apr 1837 in Montgomery Co. OH d. 2 Feb 1864 in Wells Co., IN father: Gottschalk, John(1813 - 1877) mother: Mattis, Sarah Hanah(1815 - 1883) spouse: Heller, Catherine B. (1837 - 1915) - m. 15 Apr 1858 in Wells Co., IN ----------child: Gottschalk, Sarah Alice (1859 - 1929) ----------child: Gottschalk, David Nathaniel (1860 - 1943) ----------child: Gottschalk, George Sylvester (1863 - 1954) Gottschalk, Jacob Friedrich (*1778 - ) b. in Germany d. in Germany spouse: Schnurle, Anna Marie (*1782 - ) - m. in Germany ----------child: Gottschalk, Jacob Friedrich (1808 - 1877) ----------child: Gottschalk, John (1813 - 1877) ----------child: Gottschalk, Anna Marie (1816 - 1898) Gottschalk, Jacob Friedrich (1808 - 1877) b. 15 Oct 1808 in Wurttemberg, Baden, Germany d. 26 Jan 1877 in Wells Co., IN father: Gottschalk, Jacob Friedrich(*1778 - ) mother: Schnurle, Anna Marie(*1782 - ) spouse: Fuchs, Christina Catharina (1815 - 1855) - m. in Germany ----------child: Gottschalk, Noah (1854 - 1925) Gottschalk, John (1813 - 1877) b. 23 Nov 1813 in Wurttemberg, Germany d. 27 Jan 1877 in Nottingham Twp., Wells Co., IN father: Gottschalk, Jacob Friedrich(*1778 - ) mother: Schnurle, Anna Marie(*1782 - ) spouse: Mattis, Sarah Hanah (1815 - 1883) ----------child: Gottschalk, Jacob (1837 - 1864) ----------child: Gottschalk, Lucinda (1839 - 1883) ----------child: Gottshcalk, Mary Ann (*1847 - ) ----------child: Gottschalk, John Geroge (*1847 - ) ----------child: Gottschalk, Michael J. (*1847 - ) ----------child: Gottschalk, Barbara E (or C) (*1847 - ) ----------child: Gottschalk, Sarah A. (*1847 - ) Gottschalk, John Geroge (*1847 - ) father: Gottschalk, John(1813 - 1877) mother: Mattis, Sarah Hanah(1815 - 1883) Gottschalk, Loren Clinton (*1919 - ) father: Gottschalk, Goldie Grover(1887 - 1977) mother: ?, Moeschberger(1886 - 1989) spouse: excluded information ----------child: excluded information Gottschalk, Lucinda (1839 - 1883) b. 20 Feb 1839 d. 16 Oct 1883 father: Gottschalk, John(1813 - 1877) mother: Mattis, Sarah Hanah(1815 - 1883) Gottschalk, Mabel B. (1893 - 1990) b. 1 Feb 1893 in Bluffton, Wells Co., IN d. 6 Apr 1990 in LaGrange, IN father: Gottschalk, David Nathaniel(1860 - 1943) mother: Linn, Mary Alice(1861 - 1926) spouse: Slack, Harley E. (1892 - >1990) - m. 18 Mar 1918 ----------child: excluded information ----------child: excluded information ----------child: excluded information ----------child: excluded information Gottschalk, Michael J. (*1847 - ) father: Gottschalk, John(1813 - 1877) mother: Mattis, Sarah Hanah(1815 - 1883) Gottschalk, Noah (1854 - 1925) b. 13 Apr 1854 d. 22 Feb 1925 father: Gottschalk, Jacob Friedrich(1808 - 1877) mother: Fuchs, Christina Catharina(1815 - 1855) spouse: Heller, Sarah Cathrine (1854 - 1902) - m. 15 Sep 1878 in Nottingham Twp., Wells Co., IN ----------child: Gottschalk, Bethena (1880 - 1886) ----------child: Gottschalk, Harry Edwin (1884 - 1886) ----------child: Gottschalk, Goldie Grover (1887 - 1977) Gottschalk, Orest (1892 - 1953) b. 1 Jul 1892 in Wells Co., IN d. 20 Jun 1953 in Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., IN father: Gottschalk, George Sylvester(1863 - 1954) mother: Grandlienard, Elise(1862 - 1957) spouse: Druckemiller, Vada (*1896 - 1988) - m. 25 Dec 1915 in Wells Co., IN Gottschalk, Ruth Earline (*1919 - ) father: Gottschalk, Goldie Grover(1887 - 1977) mother: ?, Moeschberger(1886 - 1989) Gottschalk, Sarah A. (*1847 - ) father: Gottschalk, John(1813 - 1877) mother: Mattis, Sarah Hanah(1815 - 1883) Gottschalk, Sarah Alice (1859 - 1929) b. 18 Jun 1859 in Wells Co., IN d. 28 Dec 1929 in Wells Co., IN father: Gottschalk, Jacob(1837 - 1864) mother: Heller, Catherine B.(1837 - 1915) spouse: Watson, George Washington (1856 - 1928) - m. 30 Sep 1877 ----------child: Watson, Laurence (1879 - 1962) ----------child: Watson, Lewis Erb (1881 - 1967) ----------child: Watson, Ada May (1883 - 1959) Gottshcalk, Mary Ann (*1847 - ) father: Gottschalk, John(1813 - 1877) mother: Mattis, Sarah Hanah(1815 - 1883) http://annika.schnadt.bei.t-online.de/g0000536.htm#I847563 Agnes Stein {Gentner} (1894-1975) [10262] Main source :1047 female Born 12 Mar 1894 in Ruth, Huron county, Michigan :1570 :1723,p10 Married Michael Gentner (1888-1967) [10250] 16 Jun 1915 in Ruth, Huron county, Michigan :1723,p10 Residence: Minden City, Sanilac county, Michigan :1723,p10 Children: Ralph M. Gentner (1916-1999) [10427] Male (Living in 1999) [10428] Female (Living in 1999) [10429] Female (Living in 1999) [10430] Male (Living in 1999) [10431] Male (Living in 1999) [10432] Died Apr 1975 in Lincoln Park, Monroe county, Michigan :1570 :1723,p10 Clarence Hoffman (1896-1976) [10263] Main source :1723 male Born 3 Aug 1896 in Butler, Butler county, Pennsylvania :1570 Married Mary Gentner {Hoffman} (1890-1977) [10251] :1723,p8 Children: Carl Hoffman (1921-1997) [10433] Male (Living in 1997) [12996] Doris Hoffman {Seacord} (1927-1974) [12997] Female (Living in 1997) [12998] Died 8 Apr 1976 in Royal Oak, Oakland county, Michigan Buried in Holy Sepulcher cemetery, Oakland county, Michigan Marceline Frances McCann {Gentner} (1894-1977) [10264] Main source :1047 female Born 4 Jan 1894 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada :889 Married John Albert Gentner (1893-1973) [10252] 20 Aug 1920 in Detroit, Wayne county, Michigan (All Saints RC church) Children: Female (Living in 1999) [10268] John Raymond Gentner (1922-1994) [10269] Leo Charles Gentner (1924-2000) [10270] Jerry Stephen Gentner (1930-1997) [10271] Died 28 Jan 1977 in Cape Canaveral, Florida Buried in Lexington, Sanilac county, Michigan (St. Denis cemetery) Tim Flynn (est. 1890-D) [10265] Main source :1047 male Born estimated 1890 Married Frances Anna Gentner {Flynn} (1895-1966) [10253] Died Lillian Dennis {Gentner} (1902-1990) [10266] Main source :1047 female Born 27 Jul 1902 :1570 Married Edmond Gentner (1898-1960) [10256] Children: Male (May be living) [10434] Female (May be living) [10435] Died Jul 1990 :1570 Rose Magdeline Essenmacher {Gentner} (1898-1972) [10267] Main source :1485 female Born 3 Dec 1898 in Helena, Huron county, Michigan :889 :1484 :1485 Occupation: homemaker :1485 Married Leonard Anthony Gentner (1900-1981) [10257] :1047 24 Aug 1921 in Helena, Huron county, Michigan :1484 Residence: Detroit, Wayne county, Michigan :1485 Children: Male (Living in 1998) [10436] Female (Living in 1998) [10437] Male (Living in 1998) [10438] Died 11 Dec 1972 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw county, Michigan :1485 Buried in Detroit, Wayne county, Michigan (St. Hedwig cemetery) Home | Introduction | Name Search | Surname Index | Text Search | Gallery | Gentner Genealogy | Ancestor Charts Prepared by Don Gentner - Mon, Nov 11, 2002 http://www.biekergenealogy.com/tree.html Table of contents Dedication and Legend of Symbols Foreword and Acknowledgements The History of the name “Gottschalk,” and the origin of the Family Coast of Arms The Geography and description of Remsede, Germany, the parental home, the church, and the village The beginning of the Gottschalk Genealogy Descendants of Heinrich Clemens August Gottschalk, Germany Descendants of Bernard Henry Gottschalk, Pittsburg, PA Descendants of John Henry Gottschalk, Pittsburg, PA. Descendants of William Ludwig Gottschalk—Pittsburgh, PA. Descendants of George Henry Gottschalk—Kansas Priests and Nuns in our history Index of Families DEDICATION To all our parents , grandparents, who inspired us with their courage and good example, and above all, who kept our religious heritage in highest esteem, we dedicate this volume, so as an humble return of our love and gratitude. LEGEND OF SIGNS AND SYMBOLS 1) In This book, every name is followed by a date, which always signifies the date of birth. 2) 2) Within each of the 5 main branches, each child will be given its own special serial number, which will also be used to identify the child and sits spouse when they are listed as a family. All married persons can thus be traced back to the family which they were born. 3) 3) 00=this sign indicates “double rings” and is a symbol of marriage. 4) 4) ==this cross, following a name, indicated that they are deceased, and the date following, when available, and tells of the date of death. FOREWARD With the celebration of the Bi-Centennial year of our Country, many documents and date have come alive, to awaken in the minds of our American citizens how rich their heritage over the the past two hundred years has been. It makes people more proud of their Country, and spurs them on to learning more about its history. In the same spirit, many family histories have appeared in print in recent years to motivate, to remind the present generation and those yet to come, just wo their ancestors were, from where they originated and what kind of people their forefathers really were. It has been a matter of great curiosity for me over a span of years, to wish for a clearer picture of our own Gottschalk relationship. For many years my relives have suggested that somebody should make this research! It is difficult for me to understand how George Henry Gottschalk (188 to 1917), with his education and years of teaching, never thought to set to writing the history of his family, together with the migration of his three brothers and himself over to America. , beginning with the year 1867. The written documents and information anof those years in our relationship were, to say the least very meager. Over the last fifteen years, this feeling of curiosity that possessed me became a determined desire to find an answer. It became clearer to me, that if there was to be a Family Tree Record, I had better take the task in hand now. Being inexperienced in this type of work the beginnings were naturally difficult and disheartening, because I could not find sources of information about whether there were relatives of our Grandparents will living in Germany, and if so, what was their present address. Without this first step, I knew there would be no adequate “Family Story”. At least three or four persons going to Germany had promised me an honest search in the area of Osnabrueck, but it always ended in failure. In May of 1973, I met a man in Victoria, Kansas, named Mr. Heinrich Witteman, whose wife was a nice to Fr. Jordon Hammel, Capuchin. This gentleman was from Mannheim, Germany, working in the Police Department. He listened to my story of frustrations, and then made me a solemann promise to make a thorough search in the Remsede, Germany, area, where our grandparents were born and raised. This was in May. His promise was” You will hear from me,” Nothing happened for eight months, and I thought it would end in the usual failure. Suddenly in January a letter arrived from Germany, telling me that Mr. Witteman had located a living relatiutiveve in that area, named Elizabeth Gottschalk, age 74 years, together with her address. I wasted no time writing alerter to her, explaining my projected Family Tree. Very quickly, Elizabeth Gottschalk’s married daughter, Hedwig Holtmeier, answered my letter, assuring me that her grandparent and pours were truly brothers. The rest of the history is in the first portion of our genealogy, Mrs. Holtmeir very graciously got all possible records from the old parish church, and whose records date back three hundred years. Through her efforts we have all the information from the home of our grandparents that was possible to find. It remained bow only to gather the information of the relatives in Pittsburg, Pa., and the Kansas area, which make up the contents of these books. THE NAME “Gottschalk” HAS A VERY ANCIENT AND INTERESTING ORIGIN. Because OF ITS CENTURIES OF USE AND ABUSE. It is not too surprising to find that ITS CORRECT SPELLING MAY BE DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH. It contains two words: “Gott” and “Schalk.” The word Gott obviously means Gods. The problem arises with the second word “Schalk.” This is the crucial word, In old English writings, this word appeaed with precisely the same spelling as in the family name, and it meant simply “servant.” Men, who worked in the service of royalty or people of greater means and wealth, were called “Schalks. This word was taken fover into the early German language with the same meaning of servant. In later years, the meaning of Schalk grew to take the meaning of a mischievous fellow. In very early centuries in Germany, the name Gottschalk appeared as a family name, meaning very simply “God’s servant.” Through the centuries, this name took on many variations in spelling, due to doubt, to the fact that names were carelessly written as they sounded, or the fact that many people simply could not spell their name correctly. The word “Gott” alone, sometimes appears as “Got.” “God,” “Gad,” “Cut,” or “Gat.” The second wor5d, “Schalk” appears in many more variations, for example,” “Schlat,” “Schall,” “Schalck,” or Shalk.” It you join these two words in all their possible variations; you can understand why the family name took on endless variety of spellings. It might be of interest to mention some people in early history bore this name. 1. Gottschalk of Orbits, who lived from 803 to 869, a Benedictine monk and theologian. He defected from the Catholic Church mainly because of his false teachings on the doctrine of Predestination. 2. 2. Gottschalk of Limburg, Germany. He lived from 1010 to 1098. He was a poet. 3. 3. HISOTRY OF THE GOTTSCHAL NAME AND COAT OF ARMS THE REMSEDE AREA Remsede is a small village, which is situated in the northern section of Germany, at the end of the Teutoburg forest, surrounded on both sides at the base of a series of low foot hills. The big city of Osnabrueck is just 13 miles to the north, a city of about 150,000 inhabitants. Remsede was always a rather small rural village, and at the present time there are only about 800 inhabitants. It is a lush farm area which is set back from any heavy highway traffic. Up until a few years ago, Remsede was an independent town, but in recent years they joined three little villages under one mayor. The area is now called Laer-Remsede. The two little towns are about two miles apart. In earlier 1800, the address for Remsede inhabitants was written in this way: Kingdom of Hannover, Principality of Osbabrueck, and town of Remsede. Hence you see that Remsede used to belong to the Kingdom of Hannover, not the town of Hannover. This led some of our relatives to say that our ancestry was from Hannover, Germany, which was not too accurate. The nearest large city, Osbabrueck, is just 13 miles to the north. Most of their business, advanced schooling, and other needs, were taken care of in this large city. On the map of Germany, just look for Osnabrueck, and Remsede is just 13 miles due south. In modern West Germany, the country is divided into States, similar to our division in America. Remsde is in the state known as Lower Saxony. The pictures in this chapter show you: 1) The picture of the little village 2) A composite of four buildings in the town 3) A picture of their very famous, ancient church 4) An aerial view of the home, just outside Remsede, of our earliest known relatives. The white portion of the building was the original home, and a portion in dark, has been added in the course of time. "Today the home is no longer in existence. All members of the first family were born and raised in this home. One of the most unique buildings in Remsede is the little parish church, under the patronage of St. Augustine. In 1935 they celebrated the eleven hundred the year of it counting. What makes it so unique is that is became an official pilgrimage chapel. It is quite authentic, that this altar was built back in the year 734. Many people from as far as Cologne made pilgrimages to this highly indulged chapel. Pictures show its earliest form with the tall, spire, but in recent years a new tower has been built, giving it a different look. The pictures of the village will give you some idea of the lovely, quiet Remsede, in which our early grandparents lived their early lives. Being nestled in this valley-like forest, away from the thoroughfare, it is easy to see that they loved its quiet and peaceful retreat. The Beginning of the Gottschalk Genealogy Since the parish of St. Anthony's at Remsed was a Pilgrimage Chapel over the centuries, all of the church records for both Remsed and Laer, Germany, were kept in the St. Mary's Parish Church records for both Remsede and Laer, Germany, about two and a half miles from Remsede. In these books, which date back three hundred years, the following is written by its pastor: "The oldest entries at Laer, with the family name of "Gottschalk" date back to the year 1794." The very first parents found in that area were: Anton Gottschalk and A. Catherina Leinker There is no record of where they came from, or who their forebearers were. They simply appeared suddenly, with the baptism of their son, Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk Who is the ancestor of all the Gottschalk’s mentioned in this book. Whether or not they had other children is unknown. Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk FATHER: Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk Oct. 10, 1794 MOTHER: Sophia Massmann May 9, 1801 to Jul 21, 1826 First Marriage: September 28, 1824 CHILDREN: 1. Johann Heinrich Gottschalk Feb. 20, 1825 to Jul 27, 1837 Second Marriage: MOTHER: Anna Maria Hagedown Apr 5, 1802 Marriage: Nov 21, 1826 CHILDREN: 2. George Heinrich Gottschalk Sep 13, 1827 to Jan 8, 1830 3. Maria Catherine Gottschalk Feb 13, 1829 to Aug. 8, 1830 4. Maria Catharina Gottschalk Oct. 4, 1830 to May 12, 1833 5. Maria Elizabeth Gottschalk Dec. 24, 1832 to 1894 6. Franz Anton Gottschalk Oct. 2, 1834 to Dec. 27, 1834 To U.S.A. 7. Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk Feb 7, 1836 to Apr 26, 1915 To U.S.A. 8. George Heinrich Gottschalk Feb. 18, 1838 to Nov 15, 1917 To U.S.A. 9. Johann Heinrich Gottschalk May 6, 1839 to Mar 9, 1907 10. Wilhelm Gottschalk Jun 16, 1841 to Dec. 22, 1842 11. Heinrich Clemens August Gottschalk Nov. 21, 1842 to Dec. 22, 1906 To U.S.A. 12. Wilhelm Ludwig Gottschalk May 9, 1844 to Jul 22, 1877 HEINRICH CLEMENS AUGUST GOTTSCHALK was the eleventh child born of the union to Bernard and Anna Maria (Hagedown) Gottschalk, of Remsede, Germany. Of the five boys who survived birth and were married, August Gottschalk was the only one to remain in Germany. He inherited the home where the family was born and raised. He most likely had military service in the German army, and when he retired from that, he took up the trade of farmer, village official and father. In the earlier years after the brothers separated, there was some communication between August and those in the United States. Unfortunately it did not continue, so that the only information remaining to us in the United States was the fact that there were relatives in Germany. Fortunately, Father Timothy succeeded in making contact with them, and as a result we have the complete record of the first family in our genealogy. FAMILY OF HEINRICH CLEMENS AUGUST GOTTSCHALK FATHER: HEINRICH CLEMENS AUGUST GOTTSCHALK Nov. 21, 1842 to Dec. 22, 1906 Mother: Gertrude Knefler Jun 6, 1838 to Aug. 3, 1894 In Remsede, Germany MARRIED: September 5, 1867 in Remsede, Germany CHILDREN: Bernhard Gottschalk Dec 14, 1867 to Dec. 3, 1954 2. Anton Gottschalk Dec. 30, 1872 to Feb 15, 1927 3. George Gottschalk Dec. 28, 1876 to Feb 3, 1938 4. Heinrich Gottschalk Aug 12, 1881 to Nov 8, 1871 1. FAMILY OF BERNHARD GOTTSCHALK 2. FATHER: BERNHARD GOTTSCHALK Dec. 14, 1867 to Dec. 3, 1954 3. MOTHER: Katherina Dierker Jan. 1, 1867 to Dec. 6, 1933 Marriage date Unknown CHILDREN: 4. August Gottschalk Oct. 20, 1895 to May 24, 1966 5. Bernhard Gottschalk Oct. 10, 1897 to Apr. 25, 1928 6. 7. Gertrude Gottschalk? 1900? 1907 7. Anton Gottschalk Jan 17, 1902 to Nov 10, 1965 8. George Gottschalk? 1904 to Aoct. 24, 1927 9. Gertrude Gottschalk Apr. 12, 1907 to June 4, 1955 5. FAMILY OF AUGUST GOTTSCHALK 6. FATHER: August Gottschalk Oct. 20, 1895 to May 24, 1966 7. MOTHE: Elizabeth Riepe Jan. 4, 1898 MARRIED: No v. 29, 1922 CHILDREN: 10. Hedwig Gottschalk Nov. 3, 1923 to May 7, 1957 11. Hilde Gottschalk Jan. 28, 1926 to Sept. 22, 1954 12. Else Gottschalk May 19, 1928 to Oct. 4, 1956 11. FAMILY OF HEINRICH HOLTMEYER FATHER: Hienrich Holtmeyer Apr. 11, 1922 to Aug. 9, 1969 in Galen, Germany MOTHER: Hedwig Gottschalk Nov. 3, 1923 MARRIED: May 7, 1957 in Glane, Germany CHILDREN: Angelika Holtmeyer Apr 6, 1958 Ulrike Holtmeyer Sept. 30, 1959 Rudolf Holtmeyer Jan. 3, 1962 2. FAMILY OF ANTON GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Anton Gottschalk Dec. 30, 1872 to Feb. 15, 1927 MOTHER: Anna Maria Pohlman Jul 24, 1879 to Nov. 6, 1960 Marriage date unknown CHILDREN: 17. August Gottschalk Feb. 13, 1906 to Aug. 20, 1972 18. in Wellendorf, Germany 19. 187. Maria Gottschalk (no dates) lives Hitler, Germany Klara Gottschalk (no dates) lives in G. M. Huette, Germany 20. Regina Gottschalk (no dates) lives in Dissent, Germany 21. Gertrude Gottschalk (no dates) lives in Remsede, Germany 3.fMILY OF GEORGE GOTTSHALK FATHER: George Gottschalk Dec. 28, 1876 to Feb. 1938 MOTHER: Gertrude Dammann Feb. 7, 1881 to June 22, 1954 In Harsewindkel, Germany CHILDREN: 22. Bernhardine Gottschalk Jun 19, 1921 Heinrich and Klara Gottschalk from Bad Rhotenfelde, Germany. Klara Gottschalk is the oldest and nearest living relative in Germany at the present time. She writes to Father Timothy very faithfully. 3. FAMILY OF HEINRCH GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Heinrich Gottschalk Aug. 12, 1881 MOTHER: Klarar Luise Hemsath Apr 25, 1890 MARRIED: May 9, 1914 CHILDREN: 23. Josef Gottschalk Killed in WWII 24. Paula Gottschalk Jun. 26, 1921 In Bad Rothenfelde, Germany 23. FAMILY OF KURT BRUKE FATHER: Kurt Brunke Jul 24, 1925 MOTHER: Paula Gottschalk Jun 26, 1921 MARRIED: August 29, 1953 CHILDREN: 24. Mechthild Brunke Dec. 16, 1954 25. Petra Brunke Jul 12, 1960 BERNARD HEINRICH GOTTSCHALK was the oldest of the four boys who came to America August 17, 1867. Also it states that he was married in Breese, Illinois, Nov. 28, 1867. We have a strong suspicion that he came alone, and that the other brothers followed later. Before leaving his home stead, his records tell of his freely enlisting in 1st K.D.R. (A German army regiment) of the Hannover Germany Government. This enlistment lasted from 1855 to 1856. Shortly thereafter, he set sails to America. Not too long after his marriage in Breese, Ill., he came to Pittsburg, Pa., where he finally made his permanent home, and raised a large family of 14 children. Unfortunately, so many of the children died in early age, or infancy. His msut have been a distressing life, since only five of the large family became of arraigeable age, and did marry. He did visit his brother George Henry in Schoenchen, Kansas once. They also correspeonded very much by mail and their letter were very lengthy and of a a very spiritual nature. FAMILY OF BERNARD HENRY GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Bernhard Henry Gottschalk Feb. 7, 1836 to April 26, 1915 in Remsede, Germany MOTHER: Anna Weber Oct. 30, 1843 to Oct. 16, 1906 In Burlage, Germany MARRIED: Nov. 26, 1867 in Bresse, Ill. CHILDREN: 1. Bernard Gottschalk Feb. 1, 1868 to Jul 29, 1870 2. Henry (Heinrich) Gottschalk Apr 1, 1869 to Dec. 27, 1881 3. Katherina (Mary Catherine) Gottschalk Feb 22, 1870 to May 19, 1871 4. Bernard William Gottschalk Sept 29, 1871 to Sept 12, 1872 5. Anna Bernadine Gottschalk Jun 24, 1873 to June 23, 1875 6. Bernard Henry Gottschalk Mar 15, 1875 to Sept 23, 1941 7. Mary Caroline Gottschalk Jan. 17, 1877 to June 17, 1888 8. Anna Marie Gottschalk Jul 14, 1879 to Oct. 1, 1880 9. Mary Regina Gottschalk Jul 14, 1879 to Feb 23, 1923 10. Francis William Gottschalk Mar 12, 1881 to Nov. 20, 1922 11. Casper Bernard Gottschalk Mar 12, 1881 to Dec. 9, 1883 12. Anna Elizabeth Gottschalk Jul 31, 1883 to Dec. 9, 1883 13. Michael Joeph Gottschalk Ju 21, 1885 to Nov. 22, 1947 14. Julius Gottschalk Jan. 24, 1889 to June 12, 1890 6. FAMILY OF BERNARD HENRY GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Bernard Henry Gottschalk Mar 15, 1875 to Sept. 23, 1941 MOTHER: Anna C. Keitgen Dec. 17, 1878 to Dec. 6, 1946 MARRIED: August 28, 1900, Pittsburg, Pa. CHILDREN: Angelbertum (Anna Elizabeth Gottschalk Mar 10, 1902 to May 28, 1924 Henry Bernard Gottschalk Jul 24, 1903 to Dec. 20, 1903 William Bernard Gottschalk Oct. 16, 1908 to Jul 28, 1909 There is somewhat of a mystery or doubt surrounding the Name of Mary Regina Gottschalk. In the family record, kept in the Family Bible of Bernard Henry Gottschalk, the name Mary Regina Gottschalk does appear, born on the same date as that of Mary Regina Gottschalk. Anna Maria, however, died on October 1, 180, and Mary Regina lived a long married life. The Grandchildren of Mary Regina insist that she belongs to the family of Bernard Henry Gottschalk, but we cannot find her baptismal certificate. We have accepted the word of the grandchildren, and concluded that Anna Maria and Mary Regina Gottschalk were twins. 8. FAMILY OF JACOB CARL BONGARTZ FATHER: Jacob C. Bongartz Oct. 15. 1873 to Jun 19, 1980 MOTHER: Mary Regina Gottschalk Jul 14, 1879 to Feb. 23, 1923 MARRIED: May 20, 1894 at St. Augustine’s Pittsburgh, Pa. CHILDREN: 17. ANNA Mary Adelaide Bongartz Dec. 24, 1895 to May 7, 1960 18. George Aloysius Bongarzt Nov.3, 1899 to Jan. 5, 1898 19. Bernard Jacob Bongartz Oct. 30, 1898 to May 15, 1899 20. Agnes Catherine Bongartz Nov. 3, 1899 to May 2, 1945 21. Anthony Emil Bongartz Spt. 25, 1901 to May 24, 1943 22. Jacob Henry Bongartz May 30, 1904 to Jul 4, 1952 23. Francis William Bongartz Aug 11, 1906 to Jul 15, 1972 24. Bernard Aloysius Bongartz Oct. 31, 1908 May 15, 1966 25. George Albion Bongartz Oct. 31, 1908 to April 8, 1960 26. Hyacinth Joseph Bongartz Dec. 4, 1911 to Jul 6, 1966 17. FAMILY OF CHARLES JOHN FRANCISCUS FATHER: Charles John Franciscus ? MOTHER: Anna Mary Adelaide Bongardtz Dec. 24, 1895 to May 7, 1960 MARRIED: May 26, 1920 CHILDREN: 27. Mary Adelaide Franciscus Feb 24, 1921 28. Charles Jacob Franciscus Jun 15, 1922 29. Anna Agnes Franciscus Feb 26, 1924 30. Regis Anthony Franciscus Apr 28, 1926 26. FAMILY OF SAMUEL J. McAFEE FATHER: Samuel J. McAfee ? MOTHER: May Adelaide Franciscus Feb 24, 1921 MARRIED: August 10, 1940 CHILDREN: 31. Charles William McAfee Dec. 7, 1941 32. Regis Samuel McAfee May 17, 1945 33. Michael James McAfee Sept 10, 1947 34. Kevin Joseph McAfee Feb 27, 1953 35. Mary Anne Adelaide McAfee May 17, 1955 31. FAMILY OF CHARLES WILLIAM McAFEE FATHER: Charles William McAfee Dec. 7, 1941 MOTHER: Mary Louise Dancison ? MARRIED: MAY 24, 1963 CHILDREN: 36. Renee Louise McAfee Mar 16, 1966 37. Charles John McAfee Nov. 22, 1967 38. Kelly Anne McAfee Apr 15, 1971 32. FAMILY OF REGIS SAMUEL McAfee FATHER: Regis Samuel McAfee May 17, 1945 MOTHER: Norma V. King ? MARRIED: June 25, 1967 33. FAMILY OF MICHAEL JAMES McAFEE FATHER: Michael James McAfee Sept 10, 1947 MOTHER: Kathleen Klaybor ? MARRIED: Aug 19, 1967 CHILDREN: 39. Robert James McAfee May 30, 1968 40. Jeremy Thomas McAfee Sept 22, 1969 41. Melissa Anne McAfee Jul 1, 1973 34. FAMILY OF KEVIN JOSEPH McAFEE FATHER: Kevin Joseph McAfee Feb 27, 1953 MOTHER: Marily K. Kirkbride ? MARRIED: Sep 9, 1972 CHILDREN: Sean Patrick McAfee Oct 8, 1973 17. FAMILY OF CHARLES JOHN FRANCISCUS FATHER: Charles John Franciiscus ? MOTHER: Anna Mary Adelaid Bongartz Dec. 24, 1895 MARRIED: mAY 26, 1920 CHILDREN: 27. Mary Adelaide Franciscus Feb. 24, 1921 28. Charles Jacob Francisscus Jun 15, 1922 29. Anna Agnes Franciscus Feeb. 26, 1924 30. Regis Anthony Franciscus Apr 28, 1926 27. FAMILY OF SAMUEL J. McAFEE FATHER: sAMUEL j. McAFEE ? MOTHER: Mary Adelaide Franciscus Feb 24, 1921 MARRIED: August 10, 1940 CHILDREN: 31. Charles William McAfee Dec. 7. 1941 32. Regis Samuel McAfee May 17, 1945 33. Michael James McAfee Spt. 10, 1947 34. Kevin Joseph McAfee Feb. 27, 1953 34.a Maray Anne Adelaide McAfee May 17, 1955 31. FAMILY OF CHARLES WILLIAM McAFEE FATHER: Charles William McAfee Dec. 7, 1941 MOTHER: Mary Louise Dancison ? CHILDREN: 35. RENNE LOUISE McaFEE mAR 16 1966 36. CHARLES JOHN McaFEE nOV. 22, 1967 37. KELLY ANNE McaFEE Apr 15, 1971 32. FAMILY OF REGIS SAMUEL McAFEE FATHER: REGIS sAMUEL mCaFEE mAY 17, 1945 MOTHER: Norma V. King ? MARRIED: Jun 25, 1967 33. FAMILY OF MICHAEL JAMES McAFEE FATHER: Michael James McAfee May 30, 1968 MOTHER: Kathleen Klaybor ? MARRIED: Aug 19, 1967 CHILDREN: 38. Robert James McAfee May 30, 1968 39. Jeremy Thomas McAfee Sept. 22, 1969 40. Melissa Anne McAfee Jull 1, 1973 72. FAMILY OF ROY CHARLES BONGARTZ FATHER: Roy Charles Bongartz Jan. 1, 1930 MOTHER: Ellen Fleming ? MARRIED: sPT. 12, 1958 CHILDREN: 76. Eris Charles Bongartz Nov. 22, 1960 77. Gerhard Thomas Bongartz Jan 27, 1962 78. Paul Jacob Bongartz Aug. 21, 1963 79. Noel Fleming Bongartz Oct. 23, 1964 80. Theresa Ellyn Bongartz Jun 13, 1966 25. FAMILY OF GEORGE ALBION BONGARTZ FATHER: Gorge Albion Bongartz Oct. 31, 1908 to Apr 8, 1960 MOTHER: Rose Ll. Hickey ? MARRIED: Oct. 9, 1932 26. FAMILY OF HYACINTH JOSEPH BONGARTZ FATHER:. Hyacinth Joseph Bongardt Dec. 4, 1911 to Jul 6, 1966 MOTHER: Janet Remaley MARRIED: Jan. 10, 1945 CHILDREN: 81. Charles Jacob Bongartz Jan. 15, 1946 to Apr 25, 1968 82. Kenneth Phillip Bongartz Apr. 1, 1948 83. James Carl Bongartz Jul 4, 1960 82. FAMILY OF KENNETH PHILIP BONGARTZ FATHER: Kenneth Phillip Bongartz Apr. 1, 1948 MOTHER: Anita Oliver ? WILLIAM FRANCIS GOTTSCHALK William Francis Gottschalk was just called “Frank.” He was the third of the large family of Bernard Henry Gottschalk to arrive at the marriageable age. The mortality in this family was very high, with only five of fourteen children reaching marriage age. Frank was a twin, though they never bore such a close resemblance to each other, and in personality, they were far different. His twin brother was called “Barney.” Frank was a quiet person and living in Pittsburg, Pa., he spent some time working in the Steel Plant of the United Engineering Co. How long he worked there is not certain, but at one time in his life, he took up painting houses and all that goes with it. He died at a comparatively early age, and it is said, he died of painter’s cholic. 9. FAMILY OF WILLIAM FRANICS GOTTSCHALK FATHER: William Francis (Frank W.) Gottschalk Mar. 12, 1881 to Nov. 22, 1922 MOTHER: Anna Lobenz Jan. 1882 MARRIED: 1900 CHILDREN: 83. Angelian Gottschalk Jul 8, 1901 to Apr. 19, 1942 84. Bernard A. Gottschalk Jun. 28, 1903 to Dec. 20, 1903 85. Francis Jacob (Frank W.) Gottschalk May 3, 1905 to Sept. 3, 1973 86. Vincent B. Gottschalk Jul 2, 1910 to Sept. 3, 1973 84. FAMILY OF HARRY JACKSON FATHER: Harry Jackson Jun 20, 1901 to Dec. 2, 1946 MOTHER: Angelian Gottschalk Jul. 8, 1901 to Apr. 19, 1942 CHILDREN: 87. Vernon Earl Jackson Dec. 28, 1923 88. FAMILY OF VERNON EARL JACKSON FATHER: Vernon Earl Jackson Dec. 28, 1923 MOTHER: Virginia Lutz Sept. 13, 1925 MARRIED: Aug. 7, 1948 CHILDREN: 89. Christann Jackson Sept. 30, 1954 90. Scott Jackson Feb. 9, 1961 85. FAMILY OF FRANCIS W. GOTTSCHALK SR. FATHER: Francis W. Gottschalk, Sr. May 3, 1905 to Feb 1960 MOTHER: Theresa May Carter May 4, 1906 to Aug. 15, 1966 MARRIED: Feb. 17, 1926 CHILDREN: 91. Frank W. Gottschalk Jr. Aug. 10, 1926 92. Vincent B. Gottschalk Oct. 12, 1929 93. Clark Robert Gottschalk Aug. 31, 1943 NOTE: Frank W. Gottschalk, Sr. was awarded the Carnegie Hero Award, when he was killed trying to save another man on Neville Island at the former Pittsburg Coke and Chemical Co. 91. FAMILY OF FRANK W. GOTTSCHALK, JR. FATHER: Frank W. Gottschalk, Jr. Aug. 10, 1926 MOTHER: Catherine M. Grajewski Mar. 7, 1927 MARRIED: Oct. 14, 1950 92. FAMILY OF VINCENT B. GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Vincent B. Gottschalk Oct. 12, 1929 MOTHER: Unknown-now divorced MARRIED: Nov. 12, 1960 CHILDREN: 93. Todd Gottschalk 1964 94. Tracy Gottschalk Jan. 2, 1962 86. FAMILY OF VINCENT B. GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Vincent B. Gottschalk Jul. 2, 1910 MOTHER: Martha Reichert Dec. 12, 1912 MARRIED: Jul 12, 1938 CHILDREN: 95. Linda Gottschalk Sept. 1, 1940 96. Gary Gottschalk Feb. 10, 1946 96. FAMILY OF JOSEPH DEBALDO FATHER: Joseph Debaldo Oct. 21, 1940 MOTHER: Linda Gottschalk Sept. 1, 1940 MARRIED: Nov. 5, 1960 CHILDREN: 97. Daniel J. DeBaldo Oct. 27, 1961 98. Teresa A. DeBaldo Apr. 1, 1963 99. Jeanne M. DeBaldo May 6, 1964 97. FAMILY OF GARY GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Gary Gottschalk Feb. 10, 1946 MOTHER: Melody Ann Sair Sept. 9, 1947 MARRIED: APR 8, 1967 CHILDREN: 100. Lori Ann Gottschalk Mar. 25, 1969 101. Gary Gottschalk Nov. 20, 1972 FAMILY OF CASPER BERNARD GOTTSCHALK Casper Bernard Gottschalk, the second part of the twin combination was called “Barney.” Barney was also associated with the Steel Mills, working in the United Engineering Co., the Frank Keelang Plant, but he was a foreman. As a result, he was financially a little more comfortable. His home was in Sharpsburg, Pa. He was quite a mechanic, and he is remembered as having an auto in the 1920’s, a Harry C. Stutz Special. Barney had a small family of three children. He was very sure of this own judgments. “This was due in large part from being a Mill foreman. FATHER: Bernard Casper Gottschalk Mar. 12, 1881 to Feb. 22, 1948 MOTHER: Clara Barbara Kruth Jun 13, 1883 to Aug. 30, 1965 102. Bernard J. Gottschalk Aug. 10, 1905 103. Norman Gottschalk Aug. 11, 1915 to Aug. 7, 1967 104. Regis Gottschalk Jul 28, 1920 103. FAMILY OF BERNARD J. GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Bernard J. Gottschalk Aug. 10, 1905 MOTHER: Marie Penish Jun. 16, 1907 MARRIED: JUN. 27, 1928 CHILDREN: 105. Marie Gottschalk Dec. 2, 1945 106. Bernadette Gottschalk Jul 31, 1941 107. FAMILY OF WILLIAM CONNOR FATHER: William Connor 1941 MOTHER: Bernadette Gottschalk Jul 31, 1941 CHILDREN: 108. Paula Connor Dec. 19, 1962 106. FAMILY OF MICHALE BOSIO FATHER: Michael Bosio Nov. 19, 1944 MOTHER: Marie Gottschalk Dec.2, 1945 MARRIED: Jun 21, 1969 CHILDREN: 109. Michelle Bosio Jan. 22, 1973 104. FAMILY OF NORMAN GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Norman Gottschalk Aug. 11, 1915 to Aug 7, 1967 MOTHER: Helen Burr Nov. 24, 1915 to Dec. 25, 1968 MARRIED: Nov. 9, 1936 CHILDREN: 110. Marlene F. Gottschalk Dec. 3, 1939 111. Regis B. Gottschalk Aug. 20, 1937 112. Norman Gottschalk Apr. 25, 1944 113. Bernard J. Gottschalk May 10, 1955 111. FAMILY OF RAYMOND C. LEWIS, JR. FATHER: Raymond C. Lewis, Jr. Nov. 20, 1938 MOTHER: Marlene F. Gottschalk Dec. 3, 1939 MARRIED: June 17, 1958 CHILDREN: 114. Raymond C. Lewis, 3rd Sept. 6, 1962 115. George B. Lewis Aug. 11, 1964 105. FAMILY OF REGIS GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Regis Gottschalk Aug. 20, 1937 MOTHER: 1ST Wife: Constance Adams Aug. 13, 1938 MARRIED: Mar 1954 2nd wife: Karen Kuetz Sept. 14, 1940 MARRIED: Dec. 23, 1969 CHILDREN: 116. Regis J. Gottschalk Oct. 5, 1955 117. Rosanne M. Gottschalk Jan. 22, 1959 118. Rhonda Gottschalk Aug. 16, 1963 119. Rebecca Gottschalk May 19, 1970 117. FAMILY OF FRANK BUCCERRI FATHER: Frank Buccerri Aug. 14, 1955 MOTHER: Regis J. Gottschalk Oct. 5, 1955 MARRIED: Oct. 5, 1973 112. FAMILY OF NORMAN GOTTSCHALK, JR. FATHER: Norman Gottschalk, Jr. Apr. 25, 1944 MOTHER: Patricia Koehler Jan. 30, 1944 MARRIED: Dec. 22, 1962 CHILDREN: 120. Laura Gottschalk Aug 4, 1963 121. Lisa Gottschalk Feb. 13, 1965 122. Norman Gottschalk Jun 25, 1966 123. Charles Gotschalk Aug 4, 1967 JOSEPH MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK Joseph Michael Gottschalk was just plain “Joe” around Lawrence, Pa., where he spent most of his life. He ended up living in the home of his Fathere, where he raised a family of ten children. There never was any fancy in his home, or in his life. He was a hard worker in the steel mills, employed 40 years in the Frank Keelang Plant of the United Engineering Co. They worked hard and were dirty and black, then came home and enjoyed a beer. That was their life. There was not much to distract from their life, except their children. He had a family of 10 children and he was close to them. One can guess how he understood them, or talked their language, when you heard the names he used to call them, instead of their Christian names. Here are some samples: “Tweedle,” “Bebble”, “Jinx”, and “Tump.” William Gottschalk "Willie" Gottschalk was what they called him in Schoenchen, KS. He was the third oldest of George Henry Gottschalk, and was born in Pittsburg, Pa., and was baptized in the St. Agnes Chruch; in West Mifflin, PA. He married Anna Munsch in 1900. Willie was always a farmer, and a ver good one. He farmed 5 miles south east of Schoenchen. He also owned a house in Schoenchen, as did many of his people there, for Sundays, and winters. He was a very exact and meticulous farmer, making his children cultivate and plow the fields "just so." He raised 13 children, which was more or less the custom, besides that it was economically sound, because a large family meant good help with the farm work. He, as did his brothers, sang on the choir, and joined in with the Sunday "good times." Willie was on the board of directors of the Farmers Coop in his day, and took a great interest in the community farming projects. 3. FAMILY OF WILLIAM GOTTSCHALK FATHER: William Gottschalk June 5m 1877 to May 9, 1938 MOTHER: Anna Munsch May 17, 1882 to Jun 1, 1969 MARRIED: NOV. 13, 1900 AT Schoenchen, Kansas CHILDREN: 329. Regis Gottschalk Mr 30, 1902 to Aug. 2, 1958 330. Mary Gottschalk Dec. 28, 1903 331. Peter Gottschalk Apr. 18, 1906 332. Wendelin Gottschalk Nov. 1, 1907 333. Amelia Gottschalk May 30, 1909 to June 24, 1925 334. Bernadine Gottschalk Feb. 26, 1911 335. Marcus Aloysius Gottschalk Sept. 13, 1912 336. Bertah Gottschalk Nov. 24, 1914 337. Adolph Gottschalk Apr 19, 1917 (my uncle) 338. Rosa Gottschalk Apr 18, 19919 339. Martina Gottschalk Nov. 17, 1921 340. Louise Gottschalk Feb. 14, 1923 341. Vincent Gottschalk Feb. 6, 1925 to Jan. 30, 1937        

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