Kolberg

 

ORIGINATION OF THE NAME "KOLBERG"

In Polish, the name Kolberg means "near the coast". The town of Kolobrzeg, (Kolberg, when translated to English), province of Koszalin, is probably the place of origin of our ancestors. It is only about two hundred miles Northwest of Iłów and Ruszki where Alvina Witt and John (Jan) Kolberg were born. In the study of genealogy, it is known fact that surnames originated after the 16th century. Usually, the first or "given" name, was only a means of telling one generation from another, where the last name or surname, described the originator's occupation, or where they were from. Germans, in particular, would give their offspring the same name as their father or mother, and then a middle name which was used as their "normal" first name. John was baptized "Jan".

Unfortunately, many old records of the Warsaw area were destroyed during numerous invasions and wars. Although our nineteenth century ancestors were farmers, or "peasants", their ancestors probably migrated south from the Baltic Sea area, which bears their name today. There is a branch of the Kolberg family living in Wisconsin that migrated from the Baltic, to Norway and its isle of Vikna, and in the 1800's to the U.S.


Kolobrzeg (Kolberg) is only 400 Miles from the area Johan is known to have been born.  There is a road, and the river also could have been a means of travel from Kolberg to the small pockets of German settlements.






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Most certainly the reason our ancestors left the area when they did: 
Revolution in the Kingdom of Poland 1905
 
 

Descendants of Grzegorz (Gregory) Kolberg

Generation 1

1. GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1 KOLBERG was born Abt. 1777 in Prussia. He married MARIANNA ELZBIETA ? Abt. 1799 in Płock, Poland (Prussia). She was born Abt. 1778 in Prussia.  (Płock is pronounced "Pwosk")

Child of GRZEGORZ KOLBERG and MARIANNA ? is:

2. i. JAN GOTLIEB2 KOLBERG, b. Abt. 1800, Płock, Poland; d. 1857, Płock, Poland.

 

Generation  2

2. JAN GOTLIEB2 KOLBERG (GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born Abt. 1800 in Płock, Poland, and died 1857 in Płock, Poland. He married ANNA KAROLINA HARTWIG 1822 in page 18 verso; Marriage: Płock, Poland. Marriage Certificate, Civil Parish of Solec 1822-1825, daughter of KRYSTIAN HARTWIG and ANNA HEPNER. She was born Abt. 1801 in Heyennek, Gostynin, Poland.

Notes for JAN GOTLIEB KOLBERG: Civil Records of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Parish of Gostynin. Death Records 1826-1899 Record #1857/123..

Notes for ANNA KAROLINA HARTWIG: Civil Records of Evangelical-Augsburg Church, parish of Gostynin. Records in Gostynin also misspell her name Artwich and Ertwich.

Children of JAN KOLBERG and ANNA HARTWIG are:

i. ZUZANNA3 KOLBERG, b. 1825, Płock, Poland; d. 1831, Płock, Poland.

Notes for ZUZANNA KOLBERG:Civil Records of the Civil parish of Solnec. Birth Records 1826-1889 Record #1825/page3 verso. Death Record # 1831/144.

ii. JAN JAKOB KOLBERG, b. 1830, Płock, Poland; d. 1831, Płock, Poland.

Notes for JAN JAKOB KOLBERG: Civil Records of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Parish of Gostynin. Birth Records 1826-1889 Record #1830/124. Death Record # 1831/117.

iii. JAN ADAM KOLBERG, b. 1834, Płock, Poland; d. 1838, Płock, Poland.

Notes for JAN ADAM KOLBERG: Civil Records of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Parish of Gostynin. Birth Records 1826-1889 Record #1834/234. Deth Record #1838/74.

3. iv. JAN GOTLIEB KOLBERG, b. 1837, Płock, Poland.

v. JULIANNA KOLBERG, b. 1840; d. 1841.

 

Generation 3

3. JAN GOTLIEB3 KOLBERG (JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 1837 in Płock, Poland. He married WILHELMINA BROMKE 1861 in Marriage Certificate, Civil Records of Evangelical-Augsburg Church 1826-1889 #1861/5, daughter of ? BROMKE and KAROLINA LANG. She was born 1837 in Poland.

Notes for JAN GOTLIEB KOLBERG: Civil Records of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Parish of Gostynin. Birth Records 1826-1889 Record #1837/111. Birth certificate of son Jan indicates his age as 29 at the time of the birth.

Children of JAN KOLBERG and WILHELMINA BROMKE are:

i. GUZTAV4 KOLBERG, b. 1862, Płock, Poland.

Notes for GUZTAV KOLBERG: Civil Records of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Parish of Gostynin. Birth Records 1826-1889 Record #277.

ii. EMILIA KOLBERG, b. 1864, Płock, Poland.

Notes for EMILIA KOLBERG: Civil Records of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Parish of Gostynin. Birth Records 1826-1889 Record #1864/239.

4. iii. JAN/JOHN KOLBERG, b. 09 Dec 1866, Ruszkow, Płock, Poland; d. 24 Apr 1924, Saginaw, MI. Buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Saginaw. Section 86.

iv. PAULINA AUGUSTA KOLBERG, b. 1870, Płock, Poland; d. 1871, Płock, Poland.

Notes for PAULINA AUGUSTA KOLBERG: Civil Records of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Parish of Gostynin. Birth Records 1826-1889 Record #1870/189. Death Records 1826-1899- #1871/66.

v. PAULINA KOLBERG, b. 1872, Płock, Poland; m. RUDOLPH SCHMIDT.

Notes for PAULINA KOLBERG: Civil Records of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Parish of Gostynin. Birth Records 1826-1889 Record #1872/212.

Notes for RUDOLPH SCHMIDT: Minister of the Lutheran Church in Iłów 1891-1896.

vi. JULIANA KOLBERG, b. 1877, Płock, Poland; m. SIMON CARR.

Notes for JULIANA KOLBERG: Civil Records of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Parish of Gostynin. Birth Records 1826-1889 Record #1877/6.

 

Generation 4

4. JAN/JOHN4 KOLBERG (JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 09 Dec 1866 in Ruszkow, Płock, Poland, and died 24 Apr 1924 in Saginaw, MI. Buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Saginaw. Section 86. He married ALVINA WITT 24 Nov 1895 in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Iłów, Płock, Poland, daughter of UNKNOWN and ANNA WITT. She was born 21 Aug 1875 in Piotrokówek, Płock, Poland, and died 09 Jun 1978 in Saginaw, MI. Buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Saginaw.

Notes for JAN/JOHN KOLBERG:  Civil Records of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Parish of Gostynin. Birth Records 1826-1889 Record #299 show his birth year as 1866, parents names Gotlib Kolberg, Wilhelmina Baum (misspelled) - should be Bromke. The marriage certificate Rzeczpospolita Polska #48/1895 lists his mother's surname as Baut (copy from 2004 - again misspelled/translated) and his birthplace as Ruszkow, Płock, Poland/Prussia. Birth certificate indicates his father Gottlieb's age as 29, also a witness to his birth along with Marcin Remp, age 42, Krystyan Goerlitz, age 42, all living in Ruszkow, 4 miles SW of Gostynin. (Certificate from Gostynin archives.) Parents Gottlieb and Wilhelmina nee Baum / Bromke. Godparents: Marcin Remp, Krystyan Goerlitz, Mrs. Justyna Schmidt. Birth date December 9th 1866 at 11am. Baptism July 16 1866 at Gostynin.

Jan 's natural mother died when he was 8 years old. His father remarried. (Alvina said he told her that his father, Gottlieb was short, his second wife was very tall.)

Confirmed June, 1882 at the age of 14. The certificate was signed by Pastor Theodore Kunsmann, at Gombin. Jan probably moved to Gombin just prior to his confirmation, as there are no birth records for him in Gombin church records. Records indicate that Theodor Kunzmann was Pastor in the parish of Gabin/Gombin from 1876 to 1921.

Notes from Alvina in 1974: There were three churches in Iłów, a Catholic Church, a Synagog and St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Both Alvina and Jan worked for Pastor Rudolph Schmidt in Iłów. She was the second floor maid and Jan did hauling and yard work. Evidently the Pastor was rich and the house was a mansion and was surrounded by chestnut trees. The church was called Lazarus House during WW1, then went back to being St. Peter's Lutheran church. The house Jan lived in was made of wood - and Alvina described it as a "shack". She said most of the houses were made of wood.

US Ship Passenger List indicates John sailed from Bremen on the S.S. Brandenburg arriving at the Port of Baltimore on July 5, 1906 in good health and carrying $5.00 (the equivalent of $131.50 in year 2015). He was to be met by Daniel Kreczmann (Kretchmann) who was a close friend from the old country and a member of the same Lutheran Church in Iłów, as well as a neighbor-to-be in Michigan. The destination address (of Daniel Kretchmann) was Croswell, Michigan.

THE SHIP BRANDENBURG

The "Brandenburg" was built by Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack in 1902 for Norddeutscher Lloyd [North German Lloyd] of Bremen. She was a 7,532 gross ton ship, one funnel, two masts, twin screw and a speed of 13 knots. There was accommodation for 60-2nd and 1,660-3rd class passengers. Launched on 21/12/1901, she sailed from Bremen on her maiden voyage to New York on 22/3/1902. She commenced her first voyage from Bremen to Baltimore on 1/5/1902 and subsequently sailed between Bremen and New York and/or Baltimore. On 14/7/1910 she commenced her first voyage from Bremen to Philadelphia and on 23/7/1914 started her last voyage from Bremen to Philadelphia (arrival 5/8/1914). She then proceeded to Trondhjem, Norway where she was interned. In 1919 she was surrendered to Britain as war reparations. Her name was unchanged until 1922 when she came under the control of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line and became the "Hecuba". In July 1922 she was run down while at anchor at Constantinople by the Byron Line vessel "Maid of Milos". She was scrapped in 1925.

 

Johann Kohlberg found in: Passenger and Immigration Index, 1500s-1900s. Place: Baltimore Year: 1906, Age: 40

Primary immigrant: Kohlberg, Johann (*note spelling is incorrect)

Permanent entry number: 829539

Source publication code: 2974.3

Source publication page number: 83

Source publication: HAYNES, EMMA SCHWABENLAND. "Passenger Lists." In Clues. 1982, pt. 1, pp. 79-88.

There is a book about the Lutheran Churches in Poland where a history of Gombin (Gabin) is given. Briefly translated from German, it says: Gombin (Gabin) is 17 miles southwest of Płock and, in 1939 there were about 7000 residents. In 1820, there were only 1596 residents comprised of 1215 Jews and 381 Christians (Germans and Poles). In 1829, there were 3001 residents, about 500 of whom were Germans. Link to Lutheran Parishes in Poland research site.

In 1800, the Lutheran residents in the area owned only a prayer room. Between 1827-1829, a church and a Pastor's house were built. In 1832, the Pastor was Heinrich Bando. He did not know how to handle people, especially those with problems. Many people moved away from Gabin to Lodz, especially the cloth makers (many of whom were Lutherans). In 1939, there were no Lutherans residing in Gabin.  Map of German areas of Poland

When John arrived in Michigan, he probably worked for a year in Croswell, then decided to move to Wisconsin. After four years in Sheboygan, then Hilbert Wisconsin, John moved his family to Saginaw, Michigan where they first rented a house on the corner of Cooper and Brenner streets, then purchased a house at 702 Brenner Street. He had a couple of horses, a black female called Nellie and a white male called Prince. They also had a Jersey cow named "Bossy" as well as chickens, a smokehouse, horse barn, cow barn, vegetable garden and a corn field.

1920 Census shows John employed as a lumber handler in a lumber yard in Saginaw.

1920 census also shows their friends, Daniel and Pauline Kretchman listed as Herchman/Kretchman. In the 1930 census, their name is listed as Treechman.

John died in 1924 from pneumonia & lockjaw after helping to build a neighbor's basement in cold and wet weather. When he became ill , his kids took turns fanning him with ammonia to aid his breathing. They squirted liquid between his teeth with a baby bottle. When John died, his body was laid out in the casket in the front parlor of the house on Brenner St. (Picture exists). Pastor Fred Harms, (pastor from July 1922 - 1938) of Zion Lutheran Church officiated at his burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Personal Note: I asked Albert what his father's personality was like. He stated that John was surly and had a temper. He worked for the City of Saginaw - probably transporting things with horse and wagon and he worked several handyman jobs in the neighborhood, including mowing the lawn at the Lutheran Seminary on Court street and helping to build basements. Albert also said that the Kretchmanns, neighbors and best friends on Brenner street, were always the first to have things in the neighborhood: basement, automobile, telephone, etc.

John and Alvina
John and Alvina Kolberg

Notes for ALVINA WITT: As a young woman, Alvina worked in the house of Pastor Rudolf Schmidt. He was Pastor of the St. Peter's Lutheran church in Iłów from 1891-1896. It was through her work as a housekeeper for him that she learned Christian prayers, songs and her strong faith in God. She was married to Jan Kolberg in St. Peters Lutheran Church in a candlelight ceremony. She wore a cream wool dress and a veil. Jan wore a suit and had a flower in his lapel. (Alvina carried dried flowers).

She immigrated to U.S. in 1907. The ship was S.S. Frankfurt sailing from Bremen April 20, 1907 and arriving in the Port of Baltimore May 4, 1907 in good health, with four children and carrying $10 (the equivalent of $256 in year 2015). She was to be met by Johann. The destination address listed was 141 Grande Ave., Detroit, Michigan.

Death Certificate 0079814 State of Michigan. Date and time of death, June 9, 1978 11:20 a.m. Doctor who certified death: Bert M. Bullington, MD. Cause of death "heart disease, congestive heart failure due to arteriosclerosis, generalized." She died in the home of her daughter Emma, 1902 Schemm Street, next door to her own home on the corner of Brenner and Schemm streets. Pastor Ronald Staber of Zion Lutheran Church officiated. W.L Case & Co. handled arrangements for burial at Oakwood Cemetery on June 12, 1978. Death certificate notarized by Gladys June Ormsby, Saginaw County Clerk, Jeannie Schultz, Deputy Clerk.

Her favorite bible verse was the 103rd Psalm.

Miller, Alvina Kolberg Saginaw, Michigan   Passed away at her home  Friday, June 9, 1978.  Age 102 years.  Alvina Witt was  born in Germany on Aug. 21,  1875 and came to Saginaw.  Her  first husband John Kolberg  predeceased her in 1924.  She  married Jacob Miller in 1931. He passed away in 1938. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock and Mason, and a member of the Ladies Aid. Surviving are one son and five daughters: Albert Kolberg, Birch Run, Mrs. Austin (Emma) Moeller, Mrs. Bernell (Augusta) Mead, Mrs. Leonard (Eleanor) Kressley, all of Saginaw, Mrs. Hans (Elsie) Larson, Flint, and Mrs. Edwin P. (Frieda) Huebner of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; nine grand-children; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grand-children.  Funeral service will take  place at 2:00 p-m. Monday at  Zion Lutheran Church.  Rev. Ronald Staber will officiate with  burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the Case Chapel, 409 Adams Street from today noon until 9:00 p.m. today, and at the church from 1:00 p.m. Monday until time of service. Those who so desire may make memorials to Zion the Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. 
Obituary Saginaw News Courier April 23, 1924: John Kolberg 57 years old, died Wednesday at his home, 202 Brenner Street. He was born December 9, 1866 in "Germany" and married Miss Alvina Witt there, November 24, 1895. He came with his family to Saginaw 18 years ago and for a number of years had been employed by the city department of public works. Besides his widow he is survived by six children, all living in Saginaw: Mrs. John (Austin) Moeller, Augusta, Elsie, Frieda, Elinora and Albert Kolberg, one grandchild and two sisters, Mrs Simon Carr and Mrs. Rudolph Schmidt, both in Germany. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the home and at 2:30 o'clock from the church. Rev. Fred C. Haarms will officiate with burial in Oakwood. 
Hilbert Wisconsin 1911 John, Alvina and Family 
Hilbert, Wisconsin 1911 
202 Brenner Street 
The Homestead: 202 Brenner Street (Now 1702) in Saginaw Michigan
1702 Brenner St.  
1702 Brenner - Old Homestead built in 1895
Saginaw, Michigan
   
Alvina Kolberg-Miller - Oakwood Cemetery John Kolberg - Oakwood Cemetery

Children of JAN/JOHN KOLBERG and ALVINA WITT are:

i. LYDIA MARY5 KOLBERG, b. 14 Oct 1897, Prussia - Iłów, Płock, Poland; d. 28 Sep 1921, Saginaw, MI Buried Oakwood Cemetery.

Notes for LYDIA MARY KOLBERG:  Lydia was christened October 17, 1897, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iłów. (FHL Film #1197856)

Lydia is listed as employed as a seamstress in a garment factory in U.S. 1920 census (Saginaw, MI).

Lydia was nine years old when she came to America. She contracted tuberculosis at the age of eighteen and died in a TB hospital at the age of twenty-four. Her casket was carried by a 4-horse drawn black carriage to the cemetery - buggies called "hacks" each carrying 4 people, followed.

Obituary September 30, 1921: Lydia M. Kolberg 24 years old, died Monday morning at her home, 202 Brenner Street. She was born in Saginaw [this is an error] October 14, 1897 and had been a resident of Saginaw nearly all her life. Besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kolberg, she is survived by five sisters, Emma, Augusta, Elsie, Frieda and Eleanora Kolberg, and two brothers, Otto and Albert Kolberg, all at home. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where the funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The church service will be preceded by services at the home at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. Otto Troge will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.   
 

ii. JAN OTTO KOLBERG, b. 24 Mar 1900, Prussia - Iłów, Płock, Poland; d. 26 Apr 1923, Saginaw, MI Buried Oakwood Cemetery.

Notes for JAN OTTO KOLBERG: Johann Otto Kolberg was born March 24, 1900 In Iłów. He was christened April 1, 1900, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Iłów. (FHL Film #1197856). He was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Saginaw by Pastor Otto Troge in 1915.

1920 Census has him employed as a truck driver for a bakery.

He was seven years old when he came to America with his mother and sisters on May 20, 1907. As a young man in Saginaw, he helped "Pa" with the chores and then worked as a dairyman for Horzeska's Dairy. It was his job to deliver milk cans and pick them up from the dairy farmers via horse and wagon. He was at work when his appendix became inflamed and spent the whole day on a cot in the back room. At 8pm he was taken to the hospital with a burst appendix. He died that night.  As was the custom, his body lay in its coffin in the front room of the house on Brenner St. until time for the church service. After the church service, it was taken by a hearse with black curtains to Oakwood Cemetery. (Notes from Alvina 1976).

Obituary: Saginaw News Courier April 23, 1923.   Otto John Kolbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kolbert 202 Brenner Street, died Sunday at Saginaw General Hospital after an operation. He was born in Saginaw March 24, 1900 and always lived here. He leaves his parents, five sisters, Emma, Augusta, Elsie, Frieda and Eleanor, one brother Albert, all of Saginaw. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the home and at 2 o'clock from Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. Frederick Harmes will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood. (Original Obit had name misspelled)

   

5. iii. EMMA KOLBERG, b. 18 Nov 1902, Iłów, Prussia (Poland); d. 06 Sep 1998, Saginaw, MI. Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw.

iv. AUGUSTA KOLBERG, b. 14 Aug 1905, Prussia - Iłów, Płock, Poland; d. 12 Dec 2006, Saginaw, MI Buried Roselawn Cemetery; m. BERNELL MEAD, 15 Aug 1925, Saginaw, MI; b. 24 Feb 1904, Thomastown, MI (now Thomas Township in Saginaw); d. 26 Oct 1945, Saginaw, MI.

More About AUGUSTA KOLBERG: Medical Information: Admitted to Luther Manor Nursing home 3-26-2003 after falling.

Notes for BERNELL MEAD: Bernell was 5'2" tall, Weighed 120 lbs. had gray eyes and brown hair. Bernell worked last as a maintenance man for Huebner Dairy. He died 10-26-1945 of chronic nephritis. Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Section 86 next to Otto Kolberg. Yunker Memorial did the Headstones.

Obituary, Saginaw News December 14, 2006

Augusta Mead, Saginaw, Michigan.  Passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at Luther Manor Nursing Home. Age 101 years.  The daughter of John Kolberg and Alvina Kolberg Miller (nee Witt), Gusty was born August 14, 1905 in Iłów, Prussia.  She was baptized at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iłów.  She immigrated to America in May 1907 with her mother, brother Otto, and sisters Lydia and Emma.  Her father immigrated several months before.  Augusta lived in Sheboygan, WI, then Hilbert, WI until the family moved to Saginaw in 1910 where they became members of Zion Lutheran Church.  She was confirmed April 18, 1920 and married Bernell Mead August 15, 1925.  He preceded her in death October 26, 1945. They had no children.  Augusta was a member of the Zion Ladies Aid and the Zion Church Choir for many years. Gusty was a practicing beautician for fifty years.  She was the proprietor of Eleanor's Beauty Shop from 1944 until her retirement in 1995.  Preceding her in death were her two brothers Otto (1900-1923) and Albert (1911-2004) and her sisters Lydia (1897-1921), Eleanor (Mrs. Leonard Kressley, 1916-1986) of Saginaw, Elsie (Mrs. Hans Larson 1908-1995) of Flint and Emma (Mrs. Austin Moeller Jr., 1902-1998) of Saginaw, nephew Gerald Kolberg.  Surviving is one sister, Frieda (Mrs. Edwin Huebner) of Plantation, FL and a brother-in-law, Leonard Kressley of Aurora, CO.  Also surviving her are many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2006 at the Zion Lutheran Church (1209 Hancock) co-officiated by Pastor Betsy Kamphuis and Rev. Doug Kahl.  Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. 

 

Gustie  - August 14, 2003 
 Age 98

6. v. ELSIE ANN KOLBERG, b. 22 Apr 1908, Sheboygan, WI; d. 27 Dec 1995, Flint, MI. Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw..

7. vi. ALBERT ALFRED KOLBERG, b. 21 Feb 1911, Hilbert, WI; d. 13 Mar 2004, Frankenmuth, MI. Buried Birch Run Cemetery..

8. vii. FRIEDA OLGA KOLBERG, b. 24 Jan 1913, Saginaw, MI; d. 25 Nov 2010, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Buried Oakwood Cemetery.

9. viii. ELEANOR EMMA KOLBERG, b. 13 Jun 1916, Saginaw, MI; d. 10 Oct 1986, Saginaw, MI.

       
       
Top Row Left to Right: Lydia, Otto, Emma, Augusta
 Bottom Row Left to Right: Elsie, Albert, Frieda, Eleanor
 All confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church
 
       
       
Top Row Left to Right: Lydia, Otto, Emma, Augusta
 Bottom Row Left to Right: Elsie, Albert, Frieda, Eleanor
     
 

 

Generation 5

5. EMMA5 KOLBERG (JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 18 Nov 1902 in IIów, Prussia (Poland), and died 06 Sep 1998 in Saginaw, MI. Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw. She married AUSTIN JOHN MOELLER SR. 22 Jul 1923 in Saginaw, MI, son of ALBERT MOELLER and MARY ASLINE. He was born 23 Feb 1904 in Saginaw, MI, and died 31 Jul 1956 in Saginaw, MI. Buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Notes for EMMA KOLBERG: Emma was christened November 22, 1902 Evangelical Lutheran Church, Iłów. (FHL Film #1197856) She was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church April 1, 1917 by Pastor Fred Harms.

Emma came to America with her mother Alvina, brother Otto, and sisters Lydia and Augusta. She had no birth certificate. She was naturalized February 13, 1930 in Saginaw.

1920 Census shows Emma employed as an embroiderer at a garment factory.

Emma started working in the beauty shop (Eleanor's Beauty Shop) owned by sister Augusta, in 1958, retired in 1973.

Notes for AUSTIN JOHN MOELLER SR.:  Austin and Emma are listed in the 1947 Saginaw Directlry living at 514 Ortman St. He was a toolmaker at Lufkin Rule. Austin Sr. died of a massive heart attack at their home.

More About AUSTIN JOHN MOELLER SR.:  Burial: 31 Jul 1956, Buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Saginaw.

Obituary, Saginaw News
 Moeller, Emma (Kolberg)
 Funeral service will take place Wednesday, September 9, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 1209 Hancock.  Pastor Steven C. Bond will officiate with burial to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. on Tuesday, September 8, 1998 from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Zion Lutheran Church or V.N.A. Hospice-Partners in Caring.  The family would like to offer special thanks to her loving care givers for making her comfortable in her own home during her last days.
 
 
 

Children of EMMA KOLBERG and AUSTIN MOELLER are:

10. i. AUSTIN JOHN6 MOELLER JR., b. 06 Feb 1924, Saginaw, MI; d. 02 May 1972, Saginaw, MI. Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw.

11. ii. JACKSON LEE MOELLER, b.  1933, Flint, MI.

 

6. ELSIE ANN5 KOLBERG (JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 22 Apr 1908 in Sheboygan, WI, and died 27 Dec 1995 in Flint, MI. Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw.. She married (1) OSCAR LARSON 26 Jun 1926 in Saginaw, MI. He was born 1907 in Saginaw, MI, and died 01 Aug 1928 in Saginaw, MI. She married (2) HANS LARSON 26 Dec 1930 in Bowling Green, OH. He was born 19 Sep 1901 in Saginaw, MI, and died 03 Aug 1966 in Flint, MI. Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw..

Notes for ELSIE ANN KOLBERG: Elsie was baptized in Sheboygan, WI. She was confirmed May 20, 1921 at Zion Lutheran Church by Pastor Otto Troge.

Elsie worked at Piekert's grocery store after school and Saturays in 1920. Then went to high school. Worked at Ippels Dept. store (Saginaw) from 1926-1931.

More About OSCAR LARSON: Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

More About HANS LARSON: Died of Emphysema

Obituary, Saginaw News: Larson, Elsie A., Flint, Michigan. Age 87 years.  Died on Wednesday, December 27, 1995 at her home.  Mrs. Larson was born in Sheboygan, WI on April 22, 1908 and had been a longtime Flint area resident coming from Saginaw.  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Surviving is one daughter, Cody Ringlein and husband, Don of Vero Beach, FL; four grandchildren, Duane Ringlein and wife, Lilian in North Carolina;. Laura Wright and husband Ben of Clio; Gayle Akins and husband John of Hartland, and Jeanne Ringlein of Flint; three great-grandchildren, Zara Ringlein with the U.S. Air Force in Japan; Ben Wright and Heather Wright both in Clio.  Further survivors are three sisters, Emma Moeller and Augusta Mead, both of Saginaw and Frieda Huebner in Florida; one brother, Albert Kolberg and wife, Dorothy in Birch Run; many nieces and nephews.  Funeral Services will be 1:00 on Friday December 29, 1995 at Zion Lutheran Church, 1209 Hancock St., Saginaw.  Pastor Steven Bond will officiate and burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw.  Friends may visit at the Sunset Chapel of Reigle Funeral Home, 5501 West Pierson, Flushing, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and at the church in Saginaw from 12:00 noon Friday until time of service.  Memorial gifts in her name may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Flint or Zion Lutheran Church in Saginaw. 
 
 

Child of ELSIE KOLBERG and OSCAR LARSON is:

i. DUANE JACK6 LARSON, b. 10 Mar 1928, Saginaw, MI; d. 17 Jul 1930, Saginaw, MI.

Notes for DUANE JACK LARSON: Birth Registration at Michigan Dept. of Health #173-11544 signed by Guy S. Kiefer, M.D.  Cause of Death: Spinal Meningitis.

Child of ELSIE KOLBERG and HANS LARSON is:

12. ii. CODY6 LARSON, b. 1927, Flint, MI; Stepchild, d. Apr 21, 2006 in MI.

 

7. ALBERT ALFRED5 KOLBERG (JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 21 Feb 1911 in Hilbert, WI, and died 13 Mar 2004 in Frankenmuth, MI. Buried Birch Run Cemetery.. He married DOROTHY HELEN MCCANN 18 Jun 1930 in Saginaw, MI, daughter of GEORGE MCCAAN and ETHEL BROWN. She was born 22 Jun 1912 in Kawkawlin, Bay County, MI, and died 15 Feb 2002 in Birch Run, MI. Buried Birch Run Cemetery.

Notes for ALBERT ALFRED KOLBERG: Albert was baptized in Hilbert, WI June 10, 1911. He was confirmed March 12, 1924 by Pastor Fred Harms at Zion Lutheran Church.

When a boy, Albert worked in a slaughterhouse (gutting cows) on a farm located on land that is now Congress Street. He would work nights, come home, take off his clothing and leave it outside the door, rest and get up and go to school. His job later was working in a meat market - he rode his bicycle and made deliveries in all weather. He told me he NEVER got a single tip. He hever had enough money to start saving until he worked for himself.

He bought a piece of his mother's land approximately 40' x 30' of her 1 acre, and built a house in 1935. He later opened his own meat market in Birch Run. His store was called "Al's Supermarket I.G.A." (Independent Grocery Alliance)

Died of congestive heart failure at Tendercare Health Center at age 93. His daughter Jeanine and son-in-law Doug were with him when he died.

Obituary - Saginaw News: Albert A. Kolberg  Kolberg, Albert A., Birch Run, Michigan. Died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Tendercare Health Center of Frankenmuth. Age 93 years. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be announced at a later date by the O'Guinn Family Funeral Home, Birch Run. Mr. Kolberg was born February 21, 1911 in Hilbert, Wisconsin to the late John and Alvina (Witt) Kolberg. He married Dorothy McCann June 18, 1930. She preceded him in death February 15, 2002. He had resided in Birch Run since 1944. Mr. Kolberg owned and operated Al's IGA in Birch Run for several years. He was a very active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Birch Run. He had also served on the Birch Run Village Council as a councilman and president. His favorite hobbies were fishing and bowling. Surviving are three children, Gerald Kolberg of Columbus, Ohio; Jeanine and husband Douglas MacDougall of Aurora, Colorado; Dr. James and wife Laurene Kolberg of Suttons Bay, Michigan; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Augusta Mead of Saginaw and Frieda Huebner of Florida. Mr. Kolberg was also preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.  Memorial Service held 11:00 a.m. May 15, 2004 at Christ Lutheran Church in Birch Run. Rev. Henry Wesenberg officiated. (Cremated) Birch Run Cemetery, Dixie Highway, Birch Run, MI 
 

Obituary: Saginaw News 02/28/02

Kolberg, Dorothy H., Birch Run, Michigan. Died Friday, February 15, 2002 at her residence. Age 89 years. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2002 at the Christ Lutheran Church, Birch Run. Rev. Kenneth Schroeder officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Hope in Frankenmuth or Christ Lutheran Church. Dorothy was born June 21, 1912 in Kawkawlin, Michigan, the daughter of the late George and Ethel (Brown) McCann. Dorothy married Albert Kolberg June 21, 1930. Along with her husband, Dorothy operated the IGA Supermarket in Birch Run for 14 years, retiring in 1958. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aide and Dorcas Group. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting. Surviving are husband, Albert of Birch Run; children, Jerry Kolberg of Cleveland, Ohio; Dr. James (Laureen) Kolberg of Suttons Bay, Mich.; Jeanine (Doug) MacDougall of Denver, Colorado; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Dorothy was also preceded in death by her three sisters and four brothers. Arrangements by O'Guinn Family Funeral Home-Birch Run Chapel, Birch Run, 810-686-5070.Burial: (Cremated) Birch Run Cemetery, Dixie Highway, Birch Run, MI.

 
 

Notes for DOROTHY HELEN MCCANN: Dorothy had glaucoma and had lost the sight in one eye in the 1990's. She also suffered from painful bone degeneration of her spine for many years.

Children of ALBERT KOLBERG and DOROTHY MCCANN are:

13. i. GERALD (JERRY) DUANE6 KOLBERG, b. 26 Mar 1931, Saginaw, MI; d. 29 Aug 2004, Columbus, OH.

14. ii. JAMES ALBERT KOLBERG, b.  1936, Saginaw, MI.

15. iii. JEANINE DOROTHY KOLBERG, b.  1936, Saginaw, MI.

 

8. FRIEDA OLGA5 KOLBERG (JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 24 Jan 1913 in Saginaw, MI, and died 25 Nov 2010 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL Buried Oakwood Cemetery. She married (1) CARL DONALD MACMILLAN. He was born 07 Sep 1906 in Marquette, MI, and died 18 Dec 1994 in Petosky, Emmet Co. MI. She married (2) EDWIN PAUL HUEBNER 27 Jun 1936 in Saginaw, MI, son of PAUL HUEBNER and ELIZABETH BECK. He was born 24 Jan 1905 in Saginaw, MI, and died 05 Mar 1973 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL Buried Oakwood Cemetery..

Notes for FRIEDA OLGA KOLBERG: Frieda was baptized at home by Pastor Fred Harms. She was confirmed March 28, 1926 at Zion Lutheran Church, also by Pastor Fred Harms. Her Godparents were Edward and Olga Nagel. She attended Herig Elementary, North Junior High School where she participated in various sports including basketball, baseball and volleyball. She attended senior high school at Arthur Hill until the eleventh grade.

She quit school, had her first son in Flint while staying with her sister and brother-in-law. She let her sister Emma adopt her baby, then she went to work at Piekert's grocery store, then Wahl's grocery store.

Carl "Don" MacMillan and Frieda met in Saginaw in 1932. She became pregnant and went to live in Flint, MI and he moved to various addresses in Saginaw, as he was assigned for the Railroad.

 

On June 27, 1936, Frieda married Edwin Paul Huebner, born January 24, 1905 in Saginaw to Paul and Elizabeth (Bech) Huebner. He and his sister Edwina were twins. Other sisters were Matilda and Elsie. Frieda's brother Albert Kolberg and his wife Dorothy (McCaan) Kolberg, and their sister Elsie and her husband Hans Larson were witnesses at the wedding of Frieda and Edwin. Edwin worked for his parents at the Huebner Quality Dairy, and Frieda also worked there in the office. They later moved their family to Florida.

Obituary, Saginaw News

HUEBNER, Frieda (Kolberg) died November 25, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1913, Frieda was one of six girls and two boys born to Alvina Kolberg Miller and John Kolberg. She married Edwin Paul Huebner in 1936 in Saginaw where they owned and operated the Huebner Quality Dairy until 1957. They retired to Fort Lauderdale in 1959. Ed passed away in 1973. Frieda loved the Lord and her church, first, Zion Lutheran Church in Saginaw and then Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Fort Lauderdale. Frieda brought strength, grace, dignity and love to her family and many friends, both young and old. She loved helping people and always had a ready smile and a quick sense of humor. She is survived by her two sons, Robert E. Huebner of Fort Lauderdale and Okeechobee and James A. Huebner of Fort Lauderdale; and by her nieces: Marilyn Daves of Aurora, Colorado, Janet White of Mesa, Arizona, Jeanine MacDougall of Aurora, Colorado; and her nephews, Jack Moeller of Sanford, Michigan and Jim Kolberg of Traverse City, Michigan. A funeral service will be held on Thursday December 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, Saginaw, Michigan followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery in Saginaw, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 1900 SW 35th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 or a charity of your choice.

 
 Obituary: Carl Donald MacMillan, 88, of Afton, died Dec. 18, 1994, at Bortz Health Care of Petoskey. There will be no visitation or service. Mr. MacMillan was born Sept. 7, 1906, in Marquette, the son of Pete and Maude (Weir) MacMillan. He attended Saginaw schools, graduating in 1925. Mr. MacMillan began working with Pere Marquette, then the Baltimore & Ohio Railroads, retiring in 1971.On Feb. 15, 1938, he married Betty C. Barley in Saginaw. After retirement, the couple moved to the Afton area. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Jo Diles of Southfield, Carol Lynn Barr of Winona, Minn., and Donna Irene Lenar of Alpena; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mr. MacMillan was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Potter, in 1992. Arrangements were handled by the Charles G. Parks Funeral Home in Petoskey. 
 

Obituary - EDWIN PAUL HUEBNER:  Edwin passed away Monday morning, March 5, 1973 in Ft. Lauderdale. He lived in Saginaw most of his life. He took over the running of Huebner Dairy after his father passed away and did that for 18 years, retiring in 1955. Then he and his wife Frieda and their sons moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. While in Saginaw he was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, and in Ft. Lauderdale, a member of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the Saginaw Elks Club and the Elks Club in Ft. Lauderdale. Rev. Paul Geiger officiated at the funeral at Zion Lutheran Church.

Children of FRIEDA KOLBERG and EDWIN HUEBNER are:

i. ROBERT EDWIN6 HUEBNER, b. 15 Mar 1938, Saginaw, MI; m. MARY JULIA HORNE,1959, Glen Ellyn, IL; b. 1938, California.

ii. JAMES ALLEN HUEBNER, b. 1944, Saginaw, MI; m. (1) CAROL H. CIALELLA; They divorced. m. (2) MARILYN BAERVELDT,  1987, Hawaii; b. 1944, New York. They divorced.

 

9. ELEANOR EMMA5 KOLBERG (JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 13 Jun 1916 in Saginaw, MI, and died 10 Oct 1986 in Saginaw, MI. She married LEONARD JOSEPH KRESSLEY 10 Jun 1944 in Saginaw, MI. He was born 12 Sep 1916 in Highland Park, MI, and died 29 Dec 2010 in Denver, CO.

Notes for ELEANOR EMMA KOLBERG: Eleanor was born (at home) at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 1916 weighing ten pounds. She was baptized at home by Pastor Troge of Zion Lutheran Church. Her name in German was Eleanora and is recorded so in her mother's German bible. She was confirmed April 13, 1930 by Pastor Fred Harms at Zion. She started school in 1921 at Emil Herig School, her teacher was Mrs. Eggert. She graduated from Arthur Hill High School in June 1934. She opened Eleanor's Beauty shop in 1942 in the front of the homestead. She worked as a beautician in Saginaw with her sister Augusta and was very involved in church activities (organist, choir director, Sunday school teacher) at Zion Lutheran Church until her death in 1986. Cause of death: pancreatic cancer.

Notes for LEONARD JOSEPH KRESSLEY: He Held several Patents with his supervisor through Dow.

Chemical Oxidation, Source / DNAPL Treatment Key To Mass Flux Reduction

www.insituoxidation.comInventors:Frevel, Ludo K. and Kressley, Leonard J., Publication Date:04/02/1968 Export Citation: Assignee:DOW CHEMICAL CO.  

Primary Class:423/240R Other Classes:423/437.1, 423/481, 570/239 International Classes:B01D53/70; B01J23/04; C01B7/01; C01B7/00; B01D53/70; B01J23/04; C01B7/00 View Patent Images:Download PDF 3376113 PDF help US Patent References:3142535 Process for the purification of hydrogen.

Obituary, Saginaw News Kressley, Leonard Joseph, formerly of Saginaw, Michigan passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2010 in Denver, Colorado, He was 94 years of age. Mr. Kressley was born September 12, 1916 in Highland Park, MI to Elmer and Esther (Brader) Kressley, both born in Allentown, PA. He graduated from Arthur Hill High School and attended Bay City College for two years then one term at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and was a hospital corpsman. He spent two years in Norfolk, VA, 23 months in Panama at Rodman Naval Station, then he was transferred to the U.S. Naval Air Station, Grosse Ile, MI. While home on furlough in 1944, he married Eleanor E. Kolberg on June 10 at Zion Lutheran Church. She preceded him in death October 10, 1986. Leonard resided in Saginaw from 1919 until he moved to Colorado in September 2006 to be near family. Mr. Kressley worked as a Chemical Research Specialist for Dow Chemical Co., Midland, for 43 years and retired from there. He had several patents His favorite hobbies were practical inventing and gardening. Surviving are daughter, Marilyn, (Charles) Daves or Aurora CO., and their two sons Joel Daves and Michael Daves of Denver; daughter Janet, (Randall) White and their children Ryan D. White of Phoenix, and Andrea L. White of Mesa, and his great grandson, Tristan White-Allen, of Mesa, AZ. Also surviving are nephews Robert (Julie) Huebner and James A. Huebner of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Jack Moeller (Donna) of Freeland, MI, James Kolberg (Laurene) of Travers City, Jeanine MacDougall (Doug) of Littleton, CO, and several great and great-great nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service in Saginaw is planned. Interment will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw.   

Obituary, Saginaw News
 Eleanor Kressley passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 1986 at her home, age 70 years. Eleanor Kolberg was born June 13, 1916 in Saginaw. She was married to Leonard Kressley, June 10, 1944 in Saginaw. He survives her. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and was active in its church activities. Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Marilyn) Daves, Aurora, Colorado; Mrs. Randall (Janet) White, Mesa, Arizona, four grandchildren: Joel, Michael, Ryan and Andrea; four sisters and one brother, Emma Moeller, Augusta Mead, both of Saginaw, Mrs. Hans (Elsie) Larson, Flint, Mrs. Edwin (Frieda) Huebner, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Albert Kolberg, Birch Run, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will take place 2:00 pm Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. Richard A. Pierson will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Diesler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter off State, after 2:00 pm Tuesday where the family will be present from 2:00 to 5:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm Tuesday. There will be no viewing on Wednesday at the church. Those who so desire may make memorials to the Zion Lutheran Church or St. Mary's Hospice.
 
 

Children of ELEANOR KOLBERG and LEONARD KRESSLEY are:

16. i. MARILYN ELEANOR6 KRESSLEY, b. 1948, Saginaw, MI.

17. ii. JANET JEANINE KRESSLEY, b.1952, Saginaw, MI.

 

Original Zion Lutheran Church    Saginaw Michigan   1891 
OUR Church 

Generation 6

10. AUSTIN JOHN6 MOELLER JR. (EMMA5 KOLBERG, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 06 Feb 1924 in Saginaw, MI, and died 02 May 1972 in Saginaw, MI. Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw. He married ARLENE CHARLOTTE KORZECKI 30 Jun 1952 in Saginaw, MI, daughter of STANLEY KORZECKI and OLGA ARLT. She was born 26 Aug 1923 in Saginaw, MI, and died 16 Feb 1999 in Saginaw, MI. Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Notes for AUSTIN JOHN MOELLER JR.:

1947 City of Saginaw Directory his home is listed as 514 Ortman St. He is listed occupation: USA - he was in the army at the time.

Austin died of a massive heart attack at his home. He was a real estate agent at the time. He loved to play golf, smoke cigars and take pictures. He was a Major in the US Army.

Children of AUSTIN MOELLER and ARLENE KORZECKI are:

18. i. SCOTT JAMES7 MOELLER, b. 15 Jan 1953, Saginaw, MI; d. 20 Aug 1999, Clinton, LA.

ii. JON DOUGLAS MOELLER, b. 26 Apr 1955, Saginaw, MI; d. 03 Nov 1988, Nashville, TN. Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw..

Notes for JON DOUGLAS MOELLER: Jon died of a massive heart attack while on an airplane over Tennessee.

Obituary: Moeller, Jon, Farmington Hills.

Passed away Thursday evening, November 3, 1988, at the Donaldson Hospital in Nashille, Tenn. Age 34 years. He was born April 26, 1955 in Saginaw. He had lived in Farmington for the past seven years. He was a graduate of the first graduating class at Eisenhower High School in 1973. He received his Associate's Degree at Delta College, his BS Degree at Ferris State College and received his MBA in industrial management at Saginaw Valley State University. Jon was employed in management at the American Sunroof Company for the past seven years. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Austin (Arlene C.) Moeller Jr., Saginaw; one brother and spouse, Scott J. and Verde Moeller, Clinton, La.; his grandmother, Mrs. Austin (Emma) Moeller Sr., Saginaw. He was predeceased by his father, Austin J. Moeller Jr. Funeral service will take place 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter off State. Rev. Asa Compton will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Hemmeter from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday. Those who so desire may make memorials to the charity of their choice.

11. JACKSON LEE6 MOELLER (EMMA5 KOLBERG, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 1933 in Flint, MI. He married DONNA ELAINE MOFFAT 1953 in Saginaw, MI. She was born 1934 in Saginaw, MI.

Notes for JACKSON LEE MOELLER: Baptised April 16, 1933, Pastor Osborne Reed. Left for Army service May 8, 1953.

Children of JACKSON MOELLER and DONNA MOFFAT are:

19. i. JACQUIE LEE7 MOELLER, b.  1957, Saginaw, MI.

20. ii. MARK LEONARD MOELLER, b. 1959, Saginaw, MI. m. (1) JULIE KYLE.  He married (2) SARAH ROSS.

     iii. DAVID ALAN MOELLER, b. 1968, Saginaw, MI; m. (1) CARRIE ANN SMITH, 1997, Saginaw Wesleyan Church Rev. Bob Tibbits officiated. They divorced.  He married (2) SARAH DODDS in Michigan.

 

12. CODY6 LAURA LARSON (ELSIE ANN5 KOLBERG, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 1927 in Flint, MI. She married FRANCIS DONALD RINGLEIN 16 Jun 1951 in Flint, MI, son of FRANK A. RINGLEIN. He was born 02 Oct 1922 in Genesee Co., Flint, MI, and died 12 Sep 1998 in Vero Beach, Indian River Florida. He is buried in Flint, MI.  She died Apr 26, 2006 in Grand Blanc, Genessee Co, MI.

Children of CODY LARSON and FRANCIS RINGLEIN are:

21. i. DUANE DONALD7 RINGLEIN, b. 1952, Genesee Co., Flint, MI. 

22. ii. LAURA LUGENE RINGLEIN, b.  1953, Flint, MI.

23. iii. GAYLE RINGLEIN, b. 1958, Flint, MI.

iv. JEANNE MARIE RINGLEIN, b. 1960, Flint, MI; m. (1) LEE THOMAS FRANTZ.  (2) ROBIN DAY.

 

13. GERALD (JERRY) DUANE6 KOLBERG (ALBERT ALFRED5, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 26 Mar 1931 in Saginaw, MI, and died 29 Aug 2004 in Columbus, OH. He married CAROLYN EMCH in Columbus, OH, daughter of NORMAN EMCH and KATHERYN. She was born 14 May 1929 in Columbus, OH, and died 03 Sep 2001 in Columbus, OH.

Notes for GERALD (JERRY) DUANE KOLBERG: Jerry was baptized at Zion Lutheran church in 1931. He was confirmed April 2, 1944 by Pastor August Klickman. He was a fun-loving man who loved playing the organ and singing - and brought a lot of joy to family visits.  The last years of his life, Jerry suffered from heart disease, emphasima and was diagnosed with lukemia just before his death in August 2004.

Obituary September 11, 2004: Gerald Duane (Jerry) Kolberg was born in 1931 at Saginaw General Hospital, Saginaw, Mich. to the late Albert and Dorothy (McCann) Kolberg. Jerry was one of three children, having a brother and sister who were twins. In 1949, Jerry graduated from Birch Run High School, Birch Run MI., where he was the Class President and Class Valedictorian in 1949. Jerry served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged.  Jerry graduated from Capital University, in Columbus, Ohio, in 1953 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology. He was a member of Tau Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Capital University Chapter. Brother Kolberg attended Capital University's Trinity Seminary College. He was an Ordained Minister, and a licensed Deacon of the Lutheran Church. Jerry was a man of varied skills and talent. An accomplished organist, he was also skilled in designing and fashioning fine jewelry. He also worked his profession in Food Service throughout the U.S. and finished his career as Food Service Director for the Marymount Convent, Garfield Heights, Ohio, where the Nuns and the hospital staff still fondly remember him. Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Emch Kolberg, and his father and mother, Albert and Dorothy Kolberg. Jerry is survived by his children, John (Sharon), of Dayton, Ohio, David (Cathy) of Sylvania, Ohio, Tom, of Westerville, Ohio, Kathy (Steve) of Westerville, Ohio, four grandsons, Brad, Mark, Scott, Mathew, brother James Kolberg, of Suttons Bay, Michigan, sister Jeanine McDougal, of Denver, Colorado, and close friends, Elizabeth and Mary Hauss of Columbus, Ohio. Jerry Kolberg will be sorely missed by his friends and church family at Zion Lutheran Church, Maple Heights, Ohio, where he also played the organ and assisted in teaching Bible Class. Deacon Kolberg was dedicated to serving Jesus Christ and was a man who was well loved and shall remembered. Jerry spent his last years living in Cleveland, Ohio. After recurring bouts with illness, Jerry relocated to Columbus. He departed this life on Monday, August 30, 2004 At Woodside Assisted Living, Columbus, Ohio. Interment will be held Saturday, Sept 25, 2004, at 11:00 a.m., at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.

 
Obituary: KOLBERG Carolyn Emch Kolberg, age 72, of Columbus, died Monday, September 3, at her residence after a short illness. Preceded in death by parents Rev. Norman B. and Kathryn Emch, and brother Richard L. Emch. Survived by husband, Gerald; children, John (Sharon) of Kettering, OH, David (Cathy) of Sylvania, OH, Tom of Columbus and Kathy Brandt of Grove City, OH; grandsons, Mark, Matthew, Brad and Scott; close friends, Elizabeth and Mary Hauss. Graduate of The Ohio State University with a Master's in Social Work. Member of Delta Gamma Sorority. Memorial service 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, at Christ Lutheran Church, 2314 E. Main St. Pastor Sarah Talley officiating. Private interment at Green Lawn Cemetery. Friends and family if they wish may contribute to their favorite charity in her memory. Arrangements by SCHOEDINGER MIDTOWN CHAPEL.  

 

Children of GERALD KOLBERG and CAROLYN EMCH are:

24. i. JOHN F.7 KOLBERG, b. 1957, Columbus, OH.

ii. DAVID A. KOLBERG, b.  1960, Columbus, OH; m. CATHY FIORE.

25. iii. THOMAS SCOTT KOLBERG, b.  1961, Columbus, OH.

26. iv. KATHY A. (KITTY) KOLBERG, b. 1963, Columbus, OH.

 

14. JAMES ALBERT6 KOLBERG (ALBERT ALFRED5, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 10 Jan 1936 in Saginaw, MI. He married (1) CARITA ARMSTEAD, daughter of HAROLD ARMSTEAD and MABEL NILSEN. She was born 1939 in Cadillac, MI. They divorced.  He married (2) LAURENE SNYDER. She was born in Alpena, MI. They divorced.

Notes for JAMES ALBERT KOLBERG:Attended Alma College - graduated then went on to medical school and became a doctor.

Notes for CARITA ARMSTEAD:Attended Alma College - graduated 1961

Children of JAMES KOLBERG and CARITA ARMSTEAD are:

27. i. NATALIE KAY7 KOLBERG, b. 1964.

ii. KEVIN JAMES KOLBERG, b.  1966.

iii. CRAIG ALLEN KOLBERG, b.  1969; m. TAMMY SMITH.

 

15. JEANINE DOROTHY6 KOLBERG (ALBERT ALFRED5, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born  1936 in Saginaw, MI. She married DOUGLAS CONRAD MACDOUGAL 1957. He was born 1936.

Children of JEANINE KOLBERG and DOUGLAS MACDOUGAL are:

i. DOUGLAS7 MACDOUGAL, b. 1960.

ii. HEATHER ANNE MACDOUGAL, b. 1965.

iii. JENNIFER MACDOUGAL, b. 1968. M. DANA SANTISTEVAN.  Daughter MOLLY SANTISTEVAN.

 

16. MARILYN ELEANOR6 KRESSLEY (ELEANOR EMMA5 KOLBERG, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 1948 in Saginaw, MI. She married CHARLES LEROY DAVES JR. 1975 in Reno, Nevada. He was born 1951 in Landshut, Germany.

Children of MARILYN KRESSLEY and CHARLES DAVES are:

i. JOEL CHARLES7 DAVES, b. 1977.

ii. MICHAEL LEONARD DAVES, b. 1979.

 

17. JANET JEANINE6 KRESSLEY (ELEANOR EMMA5 KOLBERG, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 1952 in Saginaw, MI. She married RANDALL EVERETT WHITE 1972 in Saginaw, MI, son of GERALD WHITE and JACQUELINE BIRNBAUM. He was born 1951 in Saginaw, MI.

Children of JANET KRESSLEY and RANDALL WHITE are:

i. RYAN DANIEL7 WHITE, b. 1976, Sacramento, CA.

28. ii. ANDREA LYNN WHITE, b. 1978, Midwest City, OK.

 

Generation 7

18. SCOTT JAMES7 MOELLER (AUSTIN JOHN6, EMMA5 KOLBERG, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 15 Jan 1953 in Saginaw, MI, and died 20 Aug 1999 in Clinton, LA. He married VIRDIE FAY BOND 18 May 1985 in Avondale Scout Reservation Clinton, LA.

Notes for SCOTT JAMES MOELLER:Scott died at home of a massive heart attack.

Obituary published in The Advocate on: 8/22/99

MOELLER, SCOTT JAMES

An employee with Professional Service Industries and a resident of Clinton, he died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at his home. He was 46 and a native of Saginaw, Mich. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Clinton, 1 p.m. until religious services at 3 p.m. Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Tony Hand and the Rev. Penn Gordon. Interment in Masonic Cemetery, Clinton. Survived by his wife, Virdie Bond "Chip" Moeller, and a daughter, Scotie Marie Moeller, both of Clinton. Preceded in death by his parents, Austin J. and Arlene Korzecki Moeller; and a brother, Jon D. Moeller. Pallbearers will be Larry Crain, Dallas Grice, Vane Burge, Steve Bond, Russell Bond and Rickey Bond. Honorary pallbearers will be the Bad Boys Car Club.

 
 

 

Child of SCOTT MOELLER and VIRDIE BOND is:

i. SCOTIE MARIE8 MOELLER, b. 1987, Clinton, LA; m. MICHAEL LEDFORD, 2016, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

 

19. JACQUIE LEE7 MOELLER (JACKSON LEE6, EMMA5 KOLBERG, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born  1957 in Saginaw, MI. She married RICHARD CARL STARLAND. He was born 1954 in Saginaw, MI.

Child of JACQUIE MOELLER and RICHARD STARLAND is:

29. i. MATTHEW CRAIG8 STARLAND, b. 1983, Saginaw, MI.

 

20. MARK LEONARD7 MOELLER (JACKSON LEE6, EMMA5 KOLBERG, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born  1959 in Saginaw, MI. He married (1) JULIE KYLE  1982. She was born  1961 in Saginaw, MI. He married (2) SARAH ROSS Aft. 2011 in Michigan.

Children of MARK MOELLER and JULIE KYLE are:

i. NIKKI JEANNE8 MOELLER, b. 04 Nov 1984. Married to DANIKEL BARRIOS, 1 daughter, Shaniah BARRIOS.

ii. BOBBI JO MOELLER, b. 1988.

iii. JENNI MARIE MOELLER, b.  1994.

 

21. DUANE DONALD7 RINGLEIN (CODY6 LARSON, ELSIE ANN5 KOLBERG, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 1952 in Genesee Co., Flint, MI. He married LILLIAN MARGARET PACE DRINKOLD  1974 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was born 1947 in Greenock, Scotland.

Child of DUANE RINGLEIN and LILLIAN DRINKOLD is:

i. ZARA8 RINGLEIN, b. 1976, Bedford, England. She married (1) CLYDE VASEY (2) ROBERT.  She has three children: Trinity from first marriage, Isabella and Aiden from second.

 

22. LAURA LUGENE7 RINGLEIN (CODY6 LARSON, ELSIE ANN5 KOLBERG, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 1953 in Flint, MI. She married BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WRIGHT JR.  1973 in Flint, MI. He was born  1948 in Flint, MI.

Children of LAURA RINGLEIN and BENJAMIN WRIGHT are:

i. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN8 WRIGHT III, b.  1977, Flint, MI.  Wife LOUISA.  Her son Zander.

ii. HEATHER LAURA WRIGHT, b.  1980, Flint, MI. Married JOE DAVIS.

 

23. GAYLE7 RINGLEIN (CODY6 LARSON, ELSIE ANN5 KOLBERG, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born  1958 in Flint, MI. She married JOHN MICHAEL AKINS  1982. He was born1953 in Flint, MI.

Child of GAYLE RINGLEIN and JOHN AKINS is:

i. MICHAEL8 AKINS, b.  1976; Stepchild.

 

24. JOHN F.7 KOLBERG (GERALD (JERRY) DUANE6, ALBERT ALFRED5, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 27 Mar 1957 in Columbus, OH. He married SHARON ?.

Child of JOHN KOLBERG and SHARON ? is:

i. MARK8 KOLBERG, b. 1989.

 

25. THOMAS SCOTT7 KOLBERG (GERALD (JERRY) DUANE6, ALBERT ALFRED5, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 1961 in Columbus, OH. He married RHONDA M. HORSLEY  1999 in Blessed Sacrament Church, Ft. Mitchell, KY, daughter of CHARLES HORSLEY and MARGARET. She was born  1966 in Louisville, KY.

Child of THOMAS KOLBERG and RHONDA HORSLEY is:

i. MATTHEW8 KOLBERG, b.  2000, Ohio.

 

26. KATHY A. (KITTY)7 KOLBERG (GERALD (JERRY) DUANE6, ALBERT ALFRED5, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 1963 in Columbus, OH. She married STEVE BRANDT.

Children of KATHY KOLBERG and STEVE BRANDT are:

i. BRADLEY8 KOLBERG, b. 1984.

ii. SCOTT KOLBERG, b. 1991.

 

27. NATALIE KAY7 KOLBERG (JAMES ALBERT6, ALBERT ALFRED5, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 1964. She married BRIAN WOOTER.

Child of NATALIE KOLBERG and BRIAN WOOTER is:

i. CODY8 WOOTER, b.  1994.

 

28. ANDREA LYNN7 WHITE (JANET JEANINE6 KRESSLEY, ELEANOR EMMA5 KOLBERG, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born 1978 in Midwest City, OK. She married JOHN HERBERT ALLEN, 2004 in Wolf Lakes Park, Fresno (Sanger) California, adopted son of JOHN ALLEN and SUSAN COTTER. He was born 1966 in San Francisco, CA.

Child of ANDREA WHITE and JOHN ALLEN is:

i. TRISTAN DANIEL8 WHITE-ALLEN, b.  2005, Mesa, AZ.

 

 

Generation 8

29. MATTHEW CRAIG8 STARLAND (JACQUIE LEE7 MOELLER, JACKSON LEE6, EMMA5 KOLBERG, JAN/JOHN4, JAN GOTLIEB3, JAN GOTLIEB2, GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1) was born  1983 in Saginaw, MI. He married CHRISTINE DERYER 2007 in Wisconsin.

Children of MATTHEW STARLAND and CHRISTINE DERYER are:

i. EMMA9 STARLAND, b. 2009, Wisconsin.

ii. JACK MATTHEW STARLAND, b. 2012, Wisconsin, USA.

iii. CLARA MADELYNN STARLAND, b. 2015, Wisconsin, USA.

 

Ruszkow - birthplace of Johann KOLBERG 
 
Gabin (Gombin) Poland 
Town of Gombin / Gabin where John Kolberg was confirmed in the Lutheran Church