Kiehlbauch Family Genealogy Forum
I was doing a search tonight for "Kiehlbauch," a rather unusual name, because my great, great, grandparents had 4 sons (Leo, Emmanuel or Mani, and William) and 7 daughters. My g g grandparents were John and Catherine Reister Kiehlbauch (daughter of Henry and Catherine Reister). I believe John Kiehlbauch's parents were Johanes and Christina. Could those be the same people you are looking for, or is that going back too far? GG Grandparents Kiehlbauch's daughter Barbara married John Wittmeier, my great grandfather. I was trying to locate the descendants of the Kiehlbauch sons.
I have a photo on my living room wall of the Kiehlbauch family store built in 1895 in Avon, South Dakota. (The Kiehlbauchs had emigrated from Russia.) I have my great, great, grandparents' secretary in my living room also. One of their daughters, whose name I can't think of at the moment (Rose?), married Andrew Roseburg, who founded the Bank of Avon with my great great grandfather John Kiehlbauch, his father-in-law. I also have one their bank business cards, printed on aluminum in 1907, if I recall correctly. My great great grandmother Kiehlbauch's sisters married into the Jenner family (Margaret Reister Jenner married to John Jenner), Deutscher family (Julia Reister Deutscher married to John Deutscher), and Munsch.
One of the Kiehlbauch daughters married the astronomer, Edward Fath, in Minnesota.
Are we talking about the same Kiehlbauch family?