Witt


 






History of Ił
ow
     
  Iłow has been the parent parish of all the other Lutheran parishes in the Vistula valley. It was founded by the castle warden Adam von Losocki in l775 and is located approximately 19 kilometers (12 mi) north-west of Sochaczew and 68 km (42 mi) west of Warsaw in the province of Mazowiecki, in Sochaczew County, Masovian Voivodeship.  It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Iłów.[1] It lies approximately 19 kilometers (12 mi) north-west of Sochaczew and 68 km (42 mi) west of Warsaw.  In 2017 the village has a population of 690.

The old Lutheran church, which practiced the "Augsburg Lutheran Faith", was the main parish in the area. The ministers were famous for their extensive travel as they went out from Iłow and visited the smaller congregations all the way South to Lodz. Prior to 1775 Iłów had a plain wooden church and in 1785, the old church was repaired. By 1860 the wooden church was in such bad shape it had to be taken down and a new church in Gothic style was erected out of stone, and dedicated on the first Advent, 1861. By 1938, there were only 3,200 people living in Iłow. The language spoken was German and there was one church, one prayer house, one house for the minister, one house for the servants, and eleven cemeteries. During the WWI, the church roof was destroyed. The Germans, whose ancestors had been on the land since the first settlement wave, between 1600-1650, were forced out of Poland. (A catholic church is now where the Lutheran one was. But hidden among the trees near the Catholic Cemetery there are still some graves with German names. The Lutheran cemetery is mostly forgotten, the monuments destroyed during and after WW2.)

By 1906, our ancestors, John and Alvina Kolberg had immigrated to America. (Note: All the members of the Iłów Lutheran parish emigrated to America before 1914.

 

This area historically was invaded persistently and was ruled by different sovereignties throughout the ages. For example, in the time of Caesar, it was part of Germania. In 120 A.D. it was part of Germany, not yet overrun by the Romans. In 400 A.D., it was inhabited by Carpathians and "vandals" and from about 814 A.D., in the time of Charlemagne, until about 1360, a part of what is "Poland" today, was then labeled the Kingdom of Poland.

During the Renaissance, the area was once again Poland, birthplace of Copernicus. By the year 1560, "Poland" consisted of the Kingdom of Poland, parts of Russia, Lithuania, and Livonia. After the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, when most of Europe was divided into the realm of the Holy Roman Empire, Poland lost Prussia (Duchy of Prussia, 1618) to Brandenburg, and Livonia became part of the Russian Empire after the Treaty of Utrecht, 1713. In spite of the Polish revolutions of 1791, 1794 and the Decembrist Revolt of 1825, Poland all but disappeared and was absorbed by the Russian Empire becoming part of Napoleon's Empire in 1810, at which time it was called the Grand Duchy of Warsaw (1808-1813). By 1815, after the Treaty of Vienna, it was once again called the Kingdom of Poland.

 

For a good look at villages and pictures of villages in the general area of Plock, including some maps:  Central Vistula River Area. Website is well organized, has a map of German cemeteries, which is being added to as they are found again by volunteers and researchers.  Sadly, they are unkempt with nobody to look after them.  After WW1 there was a great push for all Germans to remove themselves from Poland leaving the graves of their families behiind. 

 

For Polish pronunciation, see: http://www.travlang.com/languages/polish/pronounce.english.html

There were many Witt's within 12 miles of each other, as shown in the Civil records of Poland  - (This chart shows the most likely to be related. They tended to travel around -- judging by where their children were born -- sometimes traveling across the Visla, sometimes quite a way West but always, it seems, within reach of one of the Lutheran churches or Ministering Village places.  Witts can be round between 1750-1850 in German areas of Poland.

 
Iłow (Pronounced E-wuf) is located about 45 miles west of Warsaw.
Gabin is a few miles Northwest of
 
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Giłowka Dolna, and Piotrkowek, Gostynin, and Ruszkow also shown in the area.
 
The Visla/Wistula River has always been a means of transportation and trade. The Witts always seemed to be near the river, East, West, North, South, but always near it. The flat bottom boats are typical of what they must have used in the 18th and 19th centuries.
 

 

Descendants of Michal Krystyan Witt

 

Generation 1

1. MICHAL KRYSTYAN1. MICHAL KRYSTYAN1 WITT was born 1778 in Wyzogrod, Poland. He married ELZBIETA.

Children of MICHAL WITT and ELZBIETA are:

2. i. GEORGE FREDERICK2 WITT, b. 1801, Wyzogrod, Poland.

ii. MICHAL WITT, b. Abt. 1802; m. KRYSTYNA LANDOWSKA.

Notes for KRYSTYNA LANDOWSKA:Civil Records of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Parish of Gostynin

3. iii. KRYSTIAN JAKOB WITT, b. 1804, Famulki Krolewskie; Brochow Parish.

iv. EWA WITT, b. 1805, Wyszogrod, Poland.

 

Generation 2

2. GEORGE FREDERICK2 WITT (MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 1801 in Wyzogrod, Poland. He married EVA KORBER/KOERBER 1820 in Slupno, Poland, daughter of JAN KORBER/KIERBER and MARIANNA NITEK. She was born Abt. 1800 in Przemyslow, Russian Poland.

Notes for GEORGE FREDERICK WITT: Jerzy is translated to George in English from the Civil, Wojcieck is translated either Albert, Adelbert, George

 

Children of GEORGE WITT and EVA KORBER/KOERBER are:

4. i. FREDERICH SAMUEL3 WITT, b. 1825.

5. ii. CHRISTIAN WITT, b. 1827, Gilowicdolny (Gilowka Dolna), Poland.

iii. JACOB WITT, b. 1834, Przemyslawów, Wielkopolskie, Poland; Ilow Ewangelicko-Augsburski.

Notes for JACOB WITT:By this time the family was headed West, away from the Ilow area as can be seen by this birth.

 

3. KRYSTIAN JAKOB2 WITT (MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 1804 in Famulki Krolewskie; Brochow Parish. He married (2) EWA DAMER 1822 in Leoncin, Mazowieckie, Poland.

Children of KRYSTIAN WITT and EWA DAMER are:

6. i. MICHAL3 WITT, b. 1824, Leoncin, Mazowieckie, Poland.

ii. ZUZANNA WITT, b. 1825, Arciechowek, Poland.

iii. MICHAL WITT, b. 1826, Leoncin, Mazowieckie, Poland; Ilow Ewangelicko-Augsburski; m. KAROLINA REDMAN, 1845, Leoncin, Mazowieckie, Poland.

iv. ROZYNA WITT, b. 1830, Leoncin, Mazowieckie, Poland; Ilow Ewangelicko-Augsburski.

v. JERZY (GEORGE) WITT, b. 1832, Leoncin, Mazowieckie, Poland; Ilow Ewangelicko-Augsburski; m. KATARZYNA JANKE, 1852, Pultusk, Mazowieckie, Poland.

Notes for JERZY (GEORGE) WITT: Another name (besides Jerzy) for George is Wojciech in the Polish records.

vi. EWA WITT, b. 1833, Leoncin, Mazowieckie, Poland; Ilow Evangelicko Augsburgski.

vii. HENRYK WITT, b. 1835, Leoncin, Mazowieckie, Poland; Ilow Evangelicko Augsburgski.

viii. FREDRYK WITT, b. 1835, Archi.

ix. JAKOB WITT, b. 1838, Leoncin, Mazowieckie, Poland; Ilow Ewangelicko-Augsburski.

x. SZARLOTTA WITT, b. 1841, Arciechowek, Poland.

xi. ANA WITT, b. 1842, Arciechowek, Poland.

 

Generation 3

4. FREDERICH SAMUEL3 WITT (GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 1825. He married JULIANNA WITTOW.

Child of FREDERICH WITT and JULIANNA WITTOW is:

i. HULDA4 WITT, b. Abt. 1847.

 

5. CHRISTIAN3 WITT (GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 1827 in Gilowicdolny (Gilowka Dolna), Poland. He married ANNA KAROLINE SCHMELZER 1849, daughter of ALBRECHT SCHMELTZER and ANNA ZENS. She was born 1825 in Przemyslow, Poland.

Children of CHRISTIAN WITT and ANNA SCHMELZER are:

i. EMELIA4 WITT, b. 19 Dec 1849, Ilow, Poland; d. 16 Oct 1925, Januszew, Ilow, Warschau, Polen.

7. ii. ANNA MARYA WITT, b. 21 Dec 1851, Ilów, Poland; d. 1904, llów, Poland.

8. iii. CARL WITT, b. 14 Nov 1858, Ilow, Prussia (now Poland); d. 30 Jul 1939, Marinette, WI..

iv. HENRY WITT, b. 08 Dec 1860, Ilow, Poland; d. 17 Feb 1946, Marinette, WI; m. (1) CAROLINE TRASKE, 21 Dec 1905, Marinette, Marinette Co., WI. Marriage performed by F. Stromer, Evang. Lutheran Church. Witnesses John Edelburg, Carl Witt.; b. Russia; m. (2) AUGUSTA TITZMANN WOLF, 03 Aug 1907, Menominee, Michigan, USA; Marriage: Marriage performed by Pastor Charles F. Rutzen, Lutheran minister.; b. 20 Jan 1861, Germany; d. 21 Apr 1936, Marinette, WI.

Notes for HENRY WITT: Henry immigrated to America in 1890 and was naturalized in 1913. Census of 1920 shows him age 59 immigrating from "Jilow", Poland.

Newspaper article in the Marinette Eagle-Star February 17, 1946: Henry Witt, 85 Dies at Hospital Friday Evening. Henry Witt, 85 of 1220 Daggett Street died at 9:15 PM Friday at Marinette General Hospital of third degree burns incurred Monday at his home. No official report is available on what occurred but his sister in law, Mrs. Julia Witt of 1100 block Daggett Street, found him Monday afternoon in his home. He entered the hospital at 6:50 PM. It was stated that some papers were burning where he was found. His left arm and side were burned. Coroner Robert L. Thompson said this morning no inquest will be held. Born in Poland December 8, 1860, he came to the United States in 1890. He had resided in Marinette for 55 years. Witt was a member of First Trinity Lutheran Church. Only survivors are two nieces, Mrs. Alvina Miller of Saginaw and Mrs. Anna Krutz of Marinette, one nephew, John Witt of Detroit and Mrs. Witt. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 PM at the Zietler Funeral Home by the Rev. F. Zaiser of First Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.

*Alvina Miller is Alvina Witt-Kolberg-Miller.

Augusta Witt Book 18-----Page 569, F/W Married (Spouse Henry Witt), Born Jan 20 1861 Germany, Died April 21 1936 Marinette,WI

Parents Father Titzmann of Germany Mother Rosaline Itsch. Marriage: Charles F. Rutzen, Pastor (Lutheran)

Henry Witt Book 24--Page 61, M/W Widowed, Born Dec 8 1860 Jalufka * Poland (This information is incorrect - he stated Jilow on his immigration papers, meaning ILOW)

Died February 15 1946 Marinette,WI

Father Christian (Daniel) Witt of Poland, Mother Carolina (Schmelzer) Witt of Poland

All are in the Forest Home Cemetery Marinette,WI

9. v. PETER WITT, b. 1865, Poland; d. 26 Jul 1925, Gilowka Dolna, Mazowieckie, Poland.

 

6. MICHAL3 WITT (KRYSTIAN JAKOB2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 1824 in Leoncin, Mazowieckie, Poland. He married KAROLINA REDMAN 1845.

Child of MICHAL WITT and KAROLINA REDMAN is:

i. FREDERYK4 WITT, b. 1845, Pultusk, Mazowieckie, Poland; m. ANNA HARWART, 1845, Pultusk, Mazowieckie, Poland.

 

Generation 4

7. ANNA MARYA4 WITT (CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 21 Dec 1851 in Ilów, Poland, and died in llów, Poland. She married (1) UNKNOWN. She married (2) CARL BISHKE Bet. 1886 - 1890. He was born Abt. 1850.

Notes for ANNA MARYA WITT: Birth records indicate that Anna Marya Witt, age 23, gave birth to Alvine Witt on August 21, 1875 in Piotrkowek, Poland. This village is a couple of miles northwest of Ilow. The informant was Michal Brakop, a farmer, age 56. The christening took place on September 2, 1875 (Gregorian Calendar), August 21, 1875 (Julian calendar).

http://www.westpreussen.de/einwohner/index.php?m=surnames&sn=Witt found her marriage to Christian Bishke

Notes for CHRISTIAN BISHKE: This man was very educated and religious. He did all the letter writing to Alvina in the US and always enclosed a bible verse.

 
Anna Witt and Christian Bischke

Child of ANNA WITT and UNKNOWN is:

10. i. ALVINA5 WITT, b. 21 Aug 1875, Piotrokówek, Plock, Poland; d. 09 Jun 1978, Saginaw, MI. Buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Saginaw..

11. ii. EDUARD5 WITT, b. 1884, Ilów, Mazowieckie, Poland.

Children of ANNA WITT and CHRISTIAN BISHCKE are:

 

iii. MATILDA BISHCKE, b. Abt. 1887, Ilow, Poland; m. ? FELDBERG. Moved to Berlin, then Luneburg Germany.  d. Abt. 1957

 

 
Matilda Bischke-Feldberg and her husband about 1939

 

8. CARL4 WITT (CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 14 Nov 1858 in Ilow, Prussia (now Poland), and died 30 Jul 1939 in Marinette, WI.. He married (1) ALVINE TELLOCK, daughter of AUGUSTUS TELLOCK. She was born 01 Feb 1857 in Poland; Germany, and died 14 Sep 1928 in Marinette, WI.. He married (2) JULIA MUNDT 1929 in Marinette, Marinette Co., WI., daughter of JULIUS MUNDT and ERNESTINA YESKE. She was born 11 Jul 1888 in Kulzim, Poland, and died 30 Jul 1964 in Marinette, WI. Buried Forest Home Cemetery.

Notes for CARL WITT: Carl immigrated to America in 1900 (census records of 1920 show immigration place - "Warsaw, Russia") and was naturalized in 1914. He married Alvina who immigrated in 1882. They had a farm in Marinette, Wisconsin. A picture of his house was taken between 1907 and 1911 and the pictures were developed by C.A. Lind, 1611 Main St., Marinette WI. 

OBITUARY- From the Marinette Eagle-Star Newspaper in Marinette, WI. 1938.

Carl Witt Succumbs in Home Sunday Evening; Rites Wednesday. Carl Witt, 80, of 1138 Daggett Street, died suddenly last night at 7 o'clock of a heart attack in his home. Coming to this country as a young man, he was engaged in farming prior to his retirement a few years ago. He was born in Poland, November 14, 1858. Survivors are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Otto Krutz, two stepsons, Henry and Albert Pruschinsky, a brother, Henry Witt, and three grandchildren, all of this city and two sisters in Poland. The remains were taken to the Drefahl funeral Home and will be returned to the family residence Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the residence and at 2 o'clock in the First Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. H.C. Westphal will officiate and interment will be in Forest Home cemetery.

 

From the Marinette Eagle-Star Friday, September 14, 1928: Pioneer Dies This Forenoon. Mrs Carl Witt succumbs after three months' illness. Mrs. Carl Witt, 72, died this morning at 10 0'clock at her home, 1140 Daggett Street, following a three months' illness induced by heart trouble. The decedent had resided here forty-four years and was in Detroit five years before coming here. She was a member of the Ladies' Aid of Trinity Lutheran Church. The survivors are the husband Carl Witt and children Albert and Henry Pruchniewski and Mrs. Anna Krutz, a brother, Herman Tellock of Detroit and a sister, Wilhagen and a brother John of Australia. The funeral will be held from the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Rev. H.C. Westphal officiating. The time will be announced later. Interment will be made in Forest Home Cemetery.

Notes for JULIA MUNDT: The Marinette Eagle-Star Newspaper has her obituary dated July 30, 1964:

Longtime City Resident Dies. Mrs. Julia Witt, 76, who resided with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs Harold Menor, 429 Terrace Ave., died at 12:20 a.m. today in Marinette General Hospital where she had been a patient since July 27. Mrs Witt had been a Marinette resident for 40 years and was a member of First Trinity Lutheran Church. She was born July 11, 1888 in Kulzim, Poland and came to the U.S. in 1921. She lived in Gillett for three years prior to coming here. She was married to Carl Witt in Marinette. He died in 1939. Surviving with her daughter are a son, Herman Moser, of Wallace and a brother, Edward Mundt, in Germany. The Rev. E.C.F. Stubenvoll of First Trinity Church will officiate at the 2 p.m. rites Saturday in the Zeitler Funeral Home where friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.

 
 

Reference Marinette County Court House,Register of Deeds Office 1926 Hall Ave Marinette,WI

Carl Witt Book 20---Page 61

M/W (Spouse Julia Witt)

Born Nov 14 1858 Poland

Died July 30 1939 Marinette,WI

Father Christ(ian) Witt of Poland

Mother Carolina Schmelzer of Poland

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, WI

Notes for ALVINE TELLOCK: Death Records Reference Marinette County Court House Register of Deeds Office:

Alvina Witt, M/W (Spouse of Carl Witt), Born Feb 1, 1857 Germany, Died Sept 14, 1928 Marinette, WI (Book 15, Page 6017)

Death Informant Carl Witt

Name of Father Aug Tellock of Germany

Mother's name Not listed

Funeral Home L.D. Martin of Marinette, WI

Burial Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, WI

 

Children of CARL WITT and ALVINE TELLOCK are:

12. i. BERTHA5 WITT, b. 1892, Marinette, Wisconsin, USA.

13. ii. ANNA WITT, b. 07 Sep 1894, Marinette Co., Wisconsin; d. 13 May 1970, Marinette Co., Wisconsin.

iii. CARL WITT JR., b. 04 May 1896, Marinette, WI; d. 06 Nov 1896, Marinette, WI. Buried Forest Home Cemetery..

Notes for CARL WITT JR.: Death Records Reference Marinette County Court House Register of Deeds Office:

Carl (aka Charlie) Witt Jr. Book 11, Page 2906

M/W Single

Born May 4, 1896, Died Nov 6, 1896

Name of Father: Carl Witt of Russia

Maiden name of Mother: Alvina Tellock (recorded as Felbock) of Germany

Burial, Marinette, WI

 

9. PETER4 WITT (CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 1865 in Poland, and died 26 Jul 1925 in Gilowka Dolna, Mazowieckie, Poland1. He married JOHANNA PAULINE RICKERT- (OLDACHOW) OLDACH 1894 in Plock Evangelical Augsburg Church, daughter of WILLIAM OLDACH and IDA FREIHEIT. She was born 1865 in Poland, and died 28 Dec 1927 in Giloka Dolna, Poland.

Notes for JOHANNA PAULINE RICKERT- (OLDACHOW) OLDACH: Death Cert. says Aldach. Social Security application says Paulien Oldach.

Children of PETER WITT and JOHANNA OLDACH are:

i. ALBERT5 WITT.

ii. JOHN WITT, b. 10 Sep 1895, Ilow, Poland; d. 04 Oct 1973, Columbia Medical Hospital, Wayne Co., MI; m. ELIZABETH BEILELBECK, 1909, Austria.

Notes for JOHN WITT:

John immigrated to America through Ontario Canada in 1933. He stayed with a friend Otto Pretzloff 26 1/2 Durvillard Rd. in Windsor, Ontario, then went to Detroit where he worked for Chrysler Corp. as a polisher and machinist. He applied for social security papers 12-2-1936. His death certificate was signed by A.D. Norton, MD. John died of cancer of the larynx which he had been treated for with cobolt therapy (for two years prior to his death.)

John visited his "second cousin" Alvina Kolberg nee Witt in Saginaw in the 1960's. He had a very loud, raspy voice with a very heavy German accent. His death certificate also states that he was divorced, however there is no further information on his spouse.

Before his death he lived at 43843 N. Gratiot, Mt. Clemens, MI.

More About JOHN WITT:

Burial: Clinton Groves Cemetery, Mount Clemens, MI

14. iii. EDMUND WITT, b. 1897, Ilow, Poland; d. Ongar, Essex, England.

15. iv. OLGA WITT, b. 28 Oct 1905, Giloka Dolna, Poland; d. Jul 1985.

 
 
John Witt Abt. 1960  
 

Generation 5

10. ALVINA5 WITT (ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 21 Aug 1875 in Piotrokówek, Plock, Poland, and died 09 Jun 1978 in Saginaw, MI. Buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Saginaw.. She married (1) JAN/JOHN KOLBERG 24 Nov 1895 in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Ilow, Plock, Poland, son of JAN KOLBERG and WILHELMINA BROMKE. He was born 09 Dec 1866 in Ruszkow, Plock, Poland, and died 24 Apr 1924 in Saginaw, MI. Buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Saginaw. Section 86. She married (2) JACOB MILLER 22 Aug 1931 in Saginaw, MI. He was born 17 Aug 1867 in Saginaw, MI, and died 07 Feb 1937 in Saginaw, MI.

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 Ilow 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 $180 in year 2000). 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.

 

 

Alvina was born on August 21, 1875. Her birth is recorded in the Lutheran Church Records in
Iłow (Sochaczew) Warsaw, Russian Poland. The text was written in both German and Russian, and the record on microfiche is entitled: Ksiegi metrykalne, 1779-1931. In German, her name is easily recognizable, but in Russian it is totally different as shown in the excerpt taken from the 1875 records of Iłow. "Alwina Witt" is written in German on the left, and in Russian on the right.
 
   

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, Plock, 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 (?) spelling questionable. Godparents: Marcin Remp, Krystyan Goerlitz, Mrs. Justyna Schmidt. Birth date December 9th 1866 at 11am. Baptism July 16 1866 at Gostynin.

John 's natural mother died when he was 10 years old. His father remarried. (Alvina said John told her 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 (Gabin). Jan probably moved to Gombin just prior to his confirmation.  Records indicate that Theodor Kunzmann was Pastor in the parish of Gombin/Gabin from 1876 to 1921. It was this period that Johann Kolberg was confirmed.

US Ship Passenger List indicates he 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 $90 in year 2000). He was to be met by Daniel Kreczmann (Kretchmann) who was a close friend from the old country and a neighbor in Michigan. The destination address (of Daniel Kretchmann) was Croswell, Michigan.

 

 

 
Notes from Alvina in 1974: There were three churches in Ilow, a Catholic Church, a Synagog and St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Both Alvina and Jan worked for Pastor Rudolph Schmidt in Ilow. 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. 

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 Plock 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.

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.

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 "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.

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.

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.

Notes for JACOB MILLER: Jake died in an auto accident on the Dixie Highway. Service took place at St. James Lutheran Church. Reitz Funeral Home handled burial arrangements.Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw, MI.

Alvina was injured with broken leg and one eye was pushed from its socket (she was blind in that eye from that day forward). Daughter Eleanor was also injured with a huge cut on her arm.

Children of ALVINA WITT and JAN/JOHN KOLBERG are:

i. LYDIA MARY6 KOLBERG, b. 14 Oct 1897, Prussia - Ilów, Plock, Poland; d. 28 Sep 1921, Saginaw, MI Buried Oakwood Cemetery.

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

1920 Census: Lydia is listed as employed as a seamstress in a garment factory in Saginaw, MI.

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, Saginaw, MI.

 
 

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

Notes for JAN OTTO KOLBERG: Johann Otto Kolberg was born March 24, 1900 In Ilow. He was christened April 1, 1900, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ilow. (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 and his body lay in its coffin in the front room of the house on Brenner St. 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 J. 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.

 

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

iv. AUGUSTA KOLBERG, b. 14 Aug 1905, Prussia - IIów, Plock, 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.

Notes for AUGUSTA KOLBERG: Augusta was christened August 20, 1905, daughter of Jan Kolberg and Alwina Witt, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ilow. (FHL Film #1107856) She was confirmed April 18, 1920 by Pastor Otto Troge. She was married to Bernell Mead at Zion Lutheran Church on August 15, 1925 by Pastor Fred Harms. She purchased Eleanor's Beauty shop October 9, 1944 from her sister Eleanor and they continued to work together there until Augusta retired in 1994 after 50 years.  Died after a short illness at the age of 101 on December 12, 2006 5:03PM EST in Luther Manor Nursing home. Her niece Marilyn and nephew Jack were with her. Burial at Roselawn Cemetery, Saginaw.

Obituary - Saginaw News 12-14-2006, Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Gratiot St., Saginaw, MI

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 Iłow, Prussia.  She was baptized at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iłow.  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.  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.  Arrangements entrusted to The Deisler Funeral Home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Zion Lutheran Church or Luther Manor Nursing Home.

 

Gustie  - August 14, 2003 
Age 98

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

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

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

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

 

11. EDUARD5 WITT (ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 1884 in Ilów, Mazowieckie, Poland. He married (1) AUGUSTA EMELIE SCHIEMANN

Notes for EDUARD WITT: Workers in Gross Leistenau, Kreis Graudenz (1929).  Marriage took place 5, May 1929 in Jablonowo, Strasburg, W. Prussia.  Anna Witt widow of Christian Bischke attended.

Child of EDUARD WITT and AUGUSTA SCHIEMANN is:

21. i. ALBERT6 WITT, b. Abt. 1926, Hagen, Westfalen, Germany; d. Hagen, Westfalen, Germany.

 

12. BERTHA5 WITT (CARL4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 1892 in Marinette, Wisconsin, USA. She married LATHEARL B. GROTTS 30 Sep 1914 in Cook County, IL, son of OLIVER GROTTS and CORLENA. He was born 03 May 1894 in Vandalia, Illinois.

Children of BERTHA WITT and LATHEARL GROTTS are:

i. DOLORES6 GROTTS.

ii. RICHARD GROTTS.

iii. VIOLA GROTTS, b. 1916.

iv. DONALD FLOYD GROTTS, b. 22 Jul 1919, Cook County, IL; d. 12 Sep 1996, Cook County, IL; m. ELIZABETH M. PIEHL, 22 Jul 1943, Cook County, IL.

v. DANALLA THERESA HELEN GROTTS, b. 22 Jul 1919, Cook County, IL; d. 09 Dec 1999, Fletcher, NC; Adopted child; m. FRANK ALBERT PFEIFFER; b. 27 Mar 1917, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois; d. 29 Jul 1980.

Notes for DANALLA THERESA HELEN GROTTS:Helen Rose DRAHOTA GROTTS was evidently an adopted child her parents were listed in the 1920 census as Anton DRAHOTA and Francis. Adoption: Abt. 1930

22. vi. KENNETH GROTTS, b. 09 Jun 1924, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois; d. 28 Mar 2013, Carbondale, Illinois.

vii. EUGENE BERTRAM GROTTS, b. 13 Sep 1935, d. 13 July, 2007; Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona.

 

13. ANNA5 WITT (CARL4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 07 Sep 1894 in Marinette Co., Wisconsin, and died 13 May 1970 in Marinette Co., Wisconsin. She married OTTO KRUTZ 1914 in Marinette Co., Wisconsin. He was born 1887 in Milwaukee, WI, and died April1952 in Marinette Co., Wisconsin.  Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, WI. No children.

 

14. EDMUND5 WITT (PETER4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 1897 in Ilow, Poland, and died in Ongar, Essex, England. He married MATHILDE FENSKE.

Children of EDMUND WITT and MATHILDE FENSKE are:

i. BENNO JOHN6 WITT, b. 12 Feb 1925, Poland; d. Jun 2003, Ongar, Essex, England.

ii. LIESCHEN WITT, b. 1926, Poland.

iii. ARNOLD WITT, b. 1930, Poland.

 

15. OLGA5 WITT (PETER4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 28 Oct 1905 in Giloka Dolna, Poland, and died Jul 1985. She married HEINRICH KONRAD.

Marriage Notes for OLGA WITT and HEINRICH KONRAD:

In 1939 at the beginning of world war II Irenes father Heinrich Konrad was killed by the Polish, because he was a German, who lived in the then newly occupied area of Poland.

Children of OLGA WITT and HEINRICH KONRAD are:

i. BRUNO6 KONRAD.

ii. HERTA KONRAD.

iii. IRMA KONRAD, b. 1929, Giloka Dolna, Poland.

iv. IRENE KONRAD, b. 01 Jul 1935, Giloka Dolna, Poland.

 

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16. EMMA6 KOLBERG (ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) 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 of a massive heart attack at his home on 31 Jul 1956 in Saginaw, MI. Buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Notes for EMMA KOLBERG: Emma was christened November 22, 1902 Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ilow. (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.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 in 1958, retired in 1973.

House at 2904 Schemm St. was built in 1960

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.

Children of EMMA KOLBERG and AUSTIN MOELLER are:

23. i. AUSTIN JOHN7 MOELLER JR., b. 06 Feb 1924, Saginaw, MI; d. 02 May 1972, Saginaw, MI. Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw.

24. ii. JACKSON LEE MOELLER, b. 23 Feb 1933, Flint, MI. (Adopted child.)

 

17. ELSIE ANN6 KOLBERG (ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) 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 A LARSON - 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:Fact 1: Died of Emphysemaa

Child of ELSIE KOLBERG and OSCAR LARSON is:

i. DUANE JACK7 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:

25. ii. CODY7 LARSON, b. 1927, Flint, MI; Stepchild.

 

18. ALBERT ALFRED6 KOLBERG (ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) 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: 3/14/04

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.

 

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.

Obituary: Saginaw News 02/28/02

Dorothy Kolberg

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.

 
 
 

Children of ALBERT KOLBERG and DOROTHY MCCANN are:

26. i. GERALD (JERRY) DUANE7 KOLBERG, b. 26 Mar 1931, Saginaw, MI; d. 29 Aug 2004, Columbus, OH.

27. ii. JAMES ALBERT KOLBERG, b. 10 Jan 1936, Saginaw, MI.

28. iii. JEANINE DOROTHY KOLBERG, b. 10 Jan 1936, Saginaw, MI.

 

19. FRIEDA OLGA6 KOLBERG (ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) 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, (everyone was sworn to keep this secret for 70 years) then she went to work at Piekert's grocery store, and after that, Wahl's grocery store.

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 (Kolburg) 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.  

   

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.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.

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.

 
 

 

Notes for 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.

 More About EDWIN PAUL HUEBNER: Cause of Death: Cancer

Children of FRIEDA KOLBERG and EDWIN HUEBNER are:

i. ROBERT EDWIN7 HUEBNER, b. 15 Mar 1938, Saginaw, MI; m. MARY JULIA HORNE, 19 Dec 1959, Glen Ellyn, IL; b. 12 Oct 1938, California. Occupation: Corporate Attorney.

ii. JAMES ALLEN HUEBNER, b. 08 Dec 1944, Saginaw, MI; m. (1) CAROL H. CIALELLA, Divorced; m. (2) MARILYN BAERVELDT, 02 Apr 1987, Hawaii; b.  1944, New York. Divorced.

 

20. ELEANOR EMMA6 KOLBERG (ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) 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.

Obituary (Saginaw News)   Kressley, Mrs. Eleanor E., Saginaw, Michigan.
Passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2986 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; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will take place 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. Richard A. Pierson will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter off State, after 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, where the family will be present from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 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.

 
 
Obituary:  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.   
 

Notes for LEONARD JOSEPH KRESSLEY:Note: He held several Patents with his supervisor Ludo Frevel, 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 One Patent-Dow.html

Children of ELEANOR KOLBERG and LEONARD KRESSLEY are:

29. i. MARILYN ELEANOR7 KRESSLEY, b.  1948, Saginaw, MI.

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

 

21. ALBERT6 WITT (EDUARD5, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born Abt. 1926 in Hagen, Westfalen, Germany, and died in Hagen, Westfalen, Germany. He married UNKNOWN.

Child of ALBERT WITT and UNKNOWN is:

31. i. HANS ALBERT7 WITT, b. 1947, Hagen-Haspe, Germany.

 

22. KENNETH6 GROTTS (BERTHA5 WITT, CARL4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 09 Jun 1924 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, and died 28 Mar 2013 in Carbondale, Illinois. He married LISA.

Children of KENNETH GROTTS and LISA are:

i. KENNETH7 GROTTS.

ii. RICHARD GROTTS.

 

Generation 7

23. AUSTIN JOHN7 MOELLER JR. (EMMA6 KOLBERG, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) 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:

32. i. SCOTT JAMES8 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.

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.

 

 

 

24. JACKSON LEE7 MOELLER (EMMA6 KOLBERG, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 23 Feb 1933 in Flint, MI. He married DONNA ELAINE MOFFAT 28 Nov 1953 in Saginaw, MI. She was born 06 Jan 1934 in Saginaw, MI.

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

Children of JACKSON MOELLER and DONNA MOFFAT are:

33. i. JACQUIE LEE8 MOELLER, b. 1957, Saginaw, MI.

34. ii. MARK LEONARD MOELLER, b.  1959, Saginaw, MI.

    iii. DAVID ALAN MOELLER, b.  1968, Saginaw, MI; m.(1) CARRIE ANN SMITH, Aug 1997, Saginaw Wesleyan Church - Rev. Bob Tibbits.  (2) SARAH DODDS, Michigan, USA

 

25. CODY7 LARSON (ELSIE ANN6 KOLBERG, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) 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.

Children of CODY LARSON and FRANCIS RINGLEIN are:

35. i. DUANE DONALD8 RINGLEIN, b. 1952, Genesee Co., Flint, MI.

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

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

    iv. JEANNE MARIE RINGLEIN, b. 1960, Flint, MI; m. LEE THOMAS FRANTZ.

 

26. GERALD (JERRY) DUANE7 KOLBERG (ALBERT ALFRED6, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) 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.

Memorial Service, 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.

 

 

KOLBERG Carolyn Emch Kolberg, Born 14 May 1929, age 72, of Columbus, died Monday, 3 Sep 2001 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:

38. i. JOHN B.8 KOLBERG, b. 1957, Columbus, OH.

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

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

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

 

27. JAMES ALBERT7 KOLBERG (ALBERT ALFRED6, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 10 Jan 1936 in Saginaw, MI. He married (1) LAURENE SNYDER. She was born in Alpena, MI. He married (2) CARITA ARMSTEAD, daughter of HAROLD ARMSTEAD and MABEL NILSEN. She was born 07 Sep 1939 in Cadillac, MI.

Notes for JAMES ALBERT KOLBERG:Attended Alma College - graduated 1961, 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:

41. i. NATALIE KAY8 KOLBERG, b.1964.

ii. KEVIN JAMES KOLBERG, b.1966.

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

 

28. JEANINE DOROTHY7 KOLBERG (ALBERT ALFRED6, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 10 Jan 1936 in Saginaw, MI. She married DOUGLAS CONRAD MACDOUGAL 1957. He was born 1936.

Children of JEANINE KOLBERG and DOUGLAS MACDOUGAL are:

i. DOUGLAS8 MACDOUGAL, b. 1960.

ii. HEATHER ANNE MACDOUGAL, b. 1965.

42. iii. JENNIFER DEE MACDOUGAL, b. 1968.

 

29. MARILYN ELEANOR7 KRESSLEY (ELEANOR EMMA6 KOLBERG, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) 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 CHARLES8 DAVES, b. 1977.

ii. MICHAEL LEONARD DAVES, b.  1979.

 

30. JANET JEANINE7 KRESSLEY (ELEANOR EMMA6 KOLBERG, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) 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 DANIEL8 WHITE, b. 1976, Sacramento, CA.

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

 

31. HANS ALBERT7 WITT (ALBERT6, EDUARD5, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 1947 in Hagen-Haspe, Germany. He married GERTRUDE ?.

Child of HANS WITT and GERTRUDE ? is:

44. i. KATRIN8 WITT, b. 1977, Hagen, Westfalen, Germany.

 

Generation 8

32. SCOTT JAMES8 MOELLER (AUSTIN JOHN7, EMMA6 KOLBERG, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 15 Jan 1953 in Saginaw, MI, and died 20 Aug 1999 in Clinton, LA. He married VIRDIE FAY BOND 1985 in Avondale Scout Reservation Clinton, LA.

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

MOELLER, SCOTT JAMES:  Obituary published in The Advocate on: 8/22/99

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 hours 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.

Marriage Notes for SCOTT MOELLER and VIRDIE BOND: Virdie was teaching a CPR class at the Avondale Scout Reservation for people counselors who would be working with the boy scouts summer camp. Scott was taking the class CPR class because he was going to be teaching wilderness living techniques and rapelling to the boy scouts. They got married overlooking one of the big lakes on the property.

 
 

Child of SCOTT MOELLER and VIRDIE BOND is:

i. SCOTIE MARIE9 MOELLER, b. 26 Jan 1987, Clinton, LA; m. MICHAEL LEDFORD in 2016, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

 

33. JACQUIE LEE8 MOELLER (JACKSON LEE7, EMMA6 KOLBERG, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) 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:

45. i. MATTHEW CRAIG9 STARLAND, b. 1983, Saginaw, MI.

 

34. MARK LEONARD8 MOELLER (JACKSON LEE7, EMMA6 KOLBERG, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) 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, USA.

Marriage Notes for MARK MOELLER and JULIE KYLE: Divorced

Children of MARK MOELLER and JULIE KYLE are:

i. NIKKI JEANNE9 MOELLER, b. 1984.

ii. BOBBI JO MOELLER, b.  1988.

iii. JENNI MARIE MOELLER, b.  1994.

 

35. DUANE DONALD8 RINGLEIN (CODY7 LARSON, ELSIE ANN6 KOLBERG, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) 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. ZARA9 RINGLEIN, b. 1976, Bedford, England.

 

36. LAURA LUGENE8 RINGLEIN (CODY7 LARSON, ELSIE ANN6 KOLBERG, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) 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 FRANKLIN9 WRIGHT III, b. 1977, Flint, MI.

ii. HEATHER LAURA WRIGHT, b. 1980, Flint, MI.

 

37. GAYLE8 RINGLEIN (CODY7 LARSON, ELSIE ANN6 KOLBERG, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 1958 in Flint, MI. She married JOHN MICHAEL AKINS 1982. He was born 1953 in Flint, MI.

Child of GAYLE RINGLEIN and JOHN AKINS is:

i. MICHAEL9 AKINS, b. 1976; Stepchild.

 

38. JOHN B.8 KOLBERG (GERALD (JERRY) DUANE7, ALBERT ALFRED6, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 1957 in Columbus, OH. He married SHARON ?.

Notes for JOHN B. KOLBERG: Occupation: Attorney, in OH

Children of JOHN KOLBERG and SHARON ? are:

i. DAVEN9 KOLBERG.

46. ii. THOMAS KOLBERG.

iii. MARK KOLBERG, b. 1989.

 

39. THOMAS SCOTT8 KOLBERG (GERALD (JERRY) DUANE7, ALBERT ALFRED6, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) 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. MATTHEW9 KOLBERG, b. 2000, Ohio.

 

40. KATHY A. (KITTY)8 KOLBERG (GERALD (JERRY) DUANE7, ALBERT ALFRED6, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 1963 in Columbus, OH. She married STEVE BRANDT.

Children of KATHY KOLBERG and STEVE BRANDT are:

i. BRADLEY9 KOLBERG, b. 1984.

ii. SCOTT KOLBERG, b. 1991.

 

41. NATALIE KAY8 KOLBERG (JAMES ALBERT7, ALBERT ALFRED6, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born  1964. She married BRIAN WOOTER.

Child of NATALIE KOLBERG and BRIAN WOOTER is:

i. CODY9 WOOTER, b. 1994.

 

42. JENNIFER DEE8 MACDOUGAL (JEANINE DOROTHY7 KOLBERG, ALBERT ALFRED6, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 1968. She married DANA SANTISTEVAN.

Child of JENNIFER MACDOUGAL and DANA SANTISTEVAN is:

i. MOLLY9 SANTISTEVAN.

 

43. ANDREA LYNN8 WHITE (JANET JEANINE7 KRESSLEY, ELEANOR EMMA6 KOLBERG, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 1978 in Midwest City, OK. She married JOHN HERBERT ALLEN in 2004 in Wolf Lakes Park, Fresno (Sanger) California, son of JOHN ALLEN and SUSAN COTTER. He was born 1966 in San Francisco, CA.

Notes for JOHN HERBERT ALLEN:   He owns a ranch in Squaw Valley CA and runs grass fed cattle. He works as a manager for a food processing company in Fresno. He has an adoptive mother Susan COTTER, his adoptive father John Oscar ALLEN is deceased. He has an adopted sister.

His biological mother was Michaele NELSON (of Washington state, then California) who died before the research was done to find who she was, thanks to California's locked adoption records. He has a biological half brother out there who is two years older, (son of Michaele) and a biological half sister b. 1987, daughter of his biological father Martin Max Sulzer b. 1935 in Switzerland. Martin was an Olympic skiier and is still skiing at age 82.

Child of ANDREA WHITE and JOHN ALLEN is:

i. TRISTAN DANIEL9 WHITE-ALLEN, b.  2005, Mesa, AZ.

 

44. KATRIN8 WITT (HANS ALBERT7, ALBERT6, EDUARD5, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born  1977 in Hagen, Westfalen, Germany. She married OLIVER WOELKI  2004 in Hagen, Westfalen, Germany.

Children of KATRIN WITT and OLIVER WOELKI are:

i. FABRICE JULIEN9 WOELKI, b. 2004, Hagen, Westfalen, Germany.

ii. JULIA FREYA WOELKI, b. 2007, Hagen, Westfalen, Germany.

 

Generation 9

45. MATTHEW CRAIG9 STARLAND (JACQUIE LEE8 MOELLER, JACKSON LEE7, EMMA6 KOLBERG, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1) was born 1983 in Saginaw, MI. He married CHRISTINE DERYER 2007 in Wisconsin.

Children of MATTHEW STARLAND and CHRISTINE DERYER are:

i. EMMA10 STARLAND, b.  2009, Wisconsin.

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

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

 

46. THOMAS9 KOLBERG (JOHN B.8, GERALD (JERRY) DUANE7, ALBERT ALFRED6, ALVINA5 WITT, ANNA MARYA4, CHRISTIAN3, GEORGE FREDERICK2, MICHAL KRYSTYAN1).  He married RHONDA M. HORSLEY 1999 Ft. Mitchell, KY, daughter of CHARLES HORSLEY and MARGARET. She was born 1966 in Louisville, KY. They divorced.

Child of THOMAS KOLBERG is:

i. MATTHEW10 KOLBERG, b. 2000, Columbus, Ohio.