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Descendants of Johann Martinus Kalin
Posted by: Barbara Kalin Samardich Date: March 16, 2001 at 12:24:57
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My Kalin/Kaelin ancestors also imigrated from Einsiedeln, Switzerland. My grandfather was Meinrad Franz Kalin, born May 18, 1860 and died July 28, 1934. My grandmother was Anna Rosalie Jenni, who was born in Ostermundigen, Switzerland September 17, 1857 and died June 3, 1916. Swiss ancestors were:

Johann Martinus Kalin & Barbara Eberle

Meinrad Kalin 1637 - ?
married Anna Maria Meinradin

Johann Petrus Kalin 1660 - ?
married Catharina Ochsner

Joseph Kalin 1698 - ?
married Maria Catherine Lienhardt

Johann Petrus Kalin 1731 - ?
married Mary Elizabeth ------

Josef Stephan Meinrad Frid Kalin
1755 - 1816
married Maria Anna Eberle
1755 - 1816

Joseph Leodegar Kalin
1798 - 1859
married Maria Theresia Gyr
1798 - 1838

Meinrad Franz Kalin
1826 - 1890
married Josefa Meinrada
1844 - 1871

Meinrad Franz Kalin
Married Anna Rosalie Jenni

My "Kalin" ancestors have always spelled the surname without an "e". I was told as a child that the Swiss name had an "e" and that it was dropped during the immigration process. However, Dee Kaelin Maialetti says the opposite. Curious descrepancy. Maybe some of you know the answer to this.

"Meinrad Franz Kalin (Grandfather Frank) was born in 1860 in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. Letters from a younger brother, Albert, who had left for America in 1876, gave Frank the desire to come over here. He spent several months in New York visiting relatives and friends and then realized his dream to 'go west' when he met another young man from Einsiedeln who wanted to see the Dakotas and Montana. Hunting buffalo, driving cattle and working on the cattle trains finally got them to Brassy, Montana in 1884."

This is just a short excerpt from a detailed journal compiled by one of my Kalin Kousins.


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