Kolberg Lineage

Origin of the Kolberg Surname

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 is only 400 Miles from the area John 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.
Most certainly the reason our ancestors left the area when they did: Revolution in the Kingdom of Poland 1905For Maps, History of Poland and more


Descendants of Grzegorz (Gregory) Kolberg


Generation 1

 

1. GRZEGORZ (GREGORY)1 KOLBERG was born about 1777 in Plock, Mazowieckie, Poland. He married Marianna Elzbieta ? in 1798 in Plock, Mazowieckie, Poland. She was born about 1778 in Prussia.

Notes for Grzegorz (Gregory) Kolberg: Family lore suggests that this family originated in Norway, migrating to Denmark in late 1600’s, some then moving to the N. coast of Germany and Poland around 1750.  They  then worked their way down to the Plock area picking up the German language.  There are no records to prove this.

 

Grzegorz (Gregory) Kolberg and Marianna Elzbieta ? had the following child:

 

2.i. JAN GOTLIEB2 KOLBERG was born about 1799 in Plock, Poland. He died in 1857 in Plock, Poland. He married Anna Karolina Hartwig, daughter of Krystyn C. Hartwig and Anna Krystyna Hepner, in 1822 in page 18 verso (Plock, Poland. Marriage Certificate, Civil Parish of Solec 1822-1825 Record #1822). She was born about 1801 in Heyennek, Gostynin, Poland. She died on 01 Mar 1848 in Krzywie Gostynin, Poland.


Generation 2

 

2. JAN GOTLIEB2 KOLBERG (Grzegorz (Gregory)1) was born about 1799 in Plock, Poland. He died in 1857 in Plock, Poland. He married Anna Karolina Hartwig, daughter of Krystyn C. Hartwig and Anna Krystyna Hepner, in 1822 in page 18 verso (Plock, Poland. Marriage Certificate, Civil Parish of Solec 1822-1825 Record #1822). She was born about 1801 in Heyennek, Gostynin, Poland. She died on 01 Mar 1848 in Krzywie Gostynin, Poland.

Notes for Jan Gotlieb Kolberg:Civil Records of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Parish of Gostynin.  Death Records 1826-1899 Record #1857/123.Province Mazowieckie, Parish: Gostynin, year:1827  Record#:15 Name: Jan Surname:  Kolberg Father’s name: Bogumił (Polish for Gottlieb)  Mother: Karolina Hartwich

Notes for Anna Karolina Hartwig: Civil Records of Evangelical-Augsburg Church, parish of Gostynin.  Records in Gostynin also misspell her name Artwich and Ertwich.

 

Jan Gotlieb Kolberg and Anna Karolina Hartwig had the following children:

 

i. ZUZANNA3 KOLBERG was born in 1825 in Plock, Poland. She died in 1831 in Plock, 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 was born in 1830 in Plock, Poland. He died in 1831 in Plock, 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 was born in 1834 in Plock, Poland. He died in 1838 in Plock, Poland. Notes for Jan Adam Kolberg: Civil Records of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Parish of Gostynin.  Birth Records 1826-1889 Record #1834/234. Death Record #1838/74.

 

3.iv. JAN GOTLIEB KOLBERG was born in 1837 in Poland. He died. He married (1) WILHELMINA BROMKE, daughter of ? Bromke and Karolina Lang, on 24 Nov 1869 in Ilów, Poland (Marriage Certificate, Civil Records of Evangelical-Augsburg Church 1826-1889 #1861/5). She was born in 1837 in Poland. He married an unknown spouse about 1860 in Gabin, Mazowieckie, Poland.

 

v. JULIANNA KOLBERG was born in 1840. She died in 1841.

 


Generation 3

3. JAN GOTLIEB3 KOLBERG (Jan Gotlieb2, Grzegorz (Gregory)1) was born in 1837 in Poland. He died there. He married (1) WILHELMINA BROMKE, daughter of Wilhelm? Bromke and Karolina Lang, on 24 Nov 1869 in Ilów, Poland (Marriage Certificate, Civil Records of Evangelical-Augsburg Church 1826-1889 #1861/5). She was born in 1837 in Poland. He married an unknown spouse about 1860 in Gabin, Mazowieckie, 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 Gottlieb’s age as 29 at the time of the birth.  Witnesses: Gottlieb Kolberg 29 years, Marcin Remp 49 years, Krystyan Goerlitz, 42 years all three living in Ruszkow.  Parents Gottlieb Kolberg, Wilhelmina nee Brom/Baum (Bromke).  Godparents Marcin Remp, Krystian Goerlitz, Mrs Justyna Schmidt.  When son Jan Otto was about 7 years old Wilhelmina died.  Gottlieb remarried a very tall woman, name unknown, according to wife Alvina.

  Jan Gotlieb Kolberg had the following children:

 

i.  GUSTAV4 KOLBERG was born in 1862 in Plock, Poland. Notes for Gustav Kolberg: Civil Records of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Parish of Gostynin.  Birth Records 1826-1889 Record #277.

 

ii. EMELIA KOLBERG was born in 1864 in Gostynin, Poland. Notes for Emelia Kolberg: Civil Records of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Parish of Gostynin.  Birth Records 1826-1889 Record #1864/239.

 

4.iii. JOHN OTTO KOLBERG was born on 09 Dec 1866 in Ruszkow, Plock, Poland. He died on 24 Apr 1924 in Saginaw, MI.  Buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Saginaw. Section 86. He married Alvina Witt, daughter of unknown and Anna Marya Witt, on 24 Nov 1895 in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Ilow, Plock, Poland. She was born on 21 Aug 1875 in Piotrokówek,  Plock, Poland. She died on 09 Jun 1978 in Saginaw, MI.  Buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Saginaw.

 

iv. PAULINA KOLBERG was born in 1872 in Gostynin, Poland. She married 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 Ilow 1891-1896.

 

vi. JULIANA KOLBERG was born in 1877 in Gostynin, Poland. She married SIMON CARR. Notes for Juliana Kolberg: Civil Records of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Parish of Gostynin.  Birth Records 1826-1889 Record #1877

 


Generation 4

 

4. JOHN OTTO4 KOLBERG (Jan Gotlieb3, Jan Gotlieb2, Grzegorz (Gregory)1) was born on 09 Dec 1866 in Ruszkow, Plock, Poland. He died on 24 Apr 1924 in Saginaw, MI.  Buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Saginaw. Section 86. He married Alvina Witt, daughter of unknown and Anna Marya Witt, on 24 Nov 1895 in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Ilow, Plock, Poland. She was born on 21 Aug 1875 in Piotrokówek,  Plock, Poland. She died on 09 Jun 1978 in Saginaw, MI.  Buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Saginaw..

Notes for John Otto 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.

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.  Records indicate that Theodor Kunzmann was Pastor in the parish of Gabin from 1876 to 1921.

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 $150 in year 2020).  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. He probably worked for a year in Croswell, and when his family arrived in Baltimore, decided to move them all 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 202 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.  (Standard practice then – photo 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.

When Albert was asked 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, (old country) neighbors and best friends on Brenner street, were always the first to have things in the neighborhood: basement, automobile, telephone, etc.

202 Brenner Street about 1910

 

John Otto Kolberg and Alvina Witt had the following children:

 

i. LYDIA MARY5 KOLBERG was born on 14 Oct 1897 in Prussia – Ilów, Plock, Poland. She died on 28 Sep 1921 in Saginaw, MI  Buried Oakwood Cemetery. Notes for Lydia Mary Kolberg: Lydia was christened October 17, 1897, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ilow. (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 of TB 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.

 

Otto with Nellie and Prince about 1920

ii. OTTO JOHN KOLBERG was born on 24 Mar 1900 in Prussia – IIów, Plock, Poland. He died on 26 Apr 1923 in Saginaw, MI Buried Oakwood Cemetery. Notes for Otto Kolberg: Otto Kolberg was born March 24, 1900 In Ilow.  He was christened April 1, 1900, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ilow. 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 his “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(g), son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kolbert(g)  202 Brenner Street, died Sunday at Saginaw General Hospital after an operation.  He was born in Saginaw March 24, 1900 [error] 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.

 

5. iii. EMMA KOLBERG was born on 18 Nov 1902 in IIów, Prussia (Poland). She died on 06 Sep 1998 in Saginaw, MI.  Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw. She married Austin John Moeller Sr., son of Albert William Moeller and Mary Josephine Asline, on 22 Jul 1923 in Saginaw, MI. He was born on 23 Feb 1904 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 31 Jul 1956 in Saginaw, MI.  Buried at  Forest Lawn Cemetery.

 

iv. AUGUSTA KOLBERG was born on 14 Aug 1905 in Prussia – IIów, Plock, Poland. She died on 12 Dec 2006 in Saginaw, MI Buried Roselawn Cemetery. She married Bernell Mead, son of Lee Mead and Alice Branch, on 15 Aug 1925 in Saginaw, MI. He was born on 24 Feb 1904 in Thomastown, MI  (now Thomas Township in Saginaw). He died on 26 Oct 1945 in 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. She 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.  MEAD, Augusta, Saginaw, Michigan.  Passed away December 12, 2006 at Luther Manor Nursing Home, at the age of 101.  The daughter of John Kolberg and Alvina Kolberg Miller (nee Witt), “Gusty” was born August 14, 1905 in Ilow, Prussia.  She was baptized at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ilow.  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.  Notes for Bernell Mead: Bernell was 5’2″ tall, Weighed 120 lbs. had gray eyes and brown hair.  SS#385-03-1921 issued 3-2-1937. 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.

 

6. v. ELSIE ANN KOLBERG was born on 22 Apr 1908 in Sheboygan, WI. She died on 27 Dec 1995 in Flint, MI.  Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw. She married (1) OSCAR LARSON on 26 Jun 1926 in Saginaw, MI. He was born in 1907 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 01 Aug 1928 in Saginaw, MI. She married (2) HANS LARSON on 26 Dec 1930 in Bowling Green, OH. He was born on 19 Sep 1901 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 03 Aug 1966 in Flint, MI.  Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw. Hans was Oscar’s brother who was widowed and left with a young daughter.

 

7. vi. ALBERT ALFRED KOLBERG was born on 21 Feb 1911 in Hilbert, WI. He died on 13 Mar 2004 in Frankenmuth, MI. Buried Birch Run Cemetery.. He married Dorothy Helen McCann, daughter of George McCaan and Ethel Brown, on 18 Jun 1930 in Saginaw, MI. She was born on 22 Jun 1912 in Kawkawlin, Bay County, MI. She died on 15 Feb 2002 in Birch Run, MI. Buried Birch Run Cemetery.

 

8. vii. FRIEDA OLGA KOLBERG was born on 24 Jan 1913 in Saginaw, MI. She died on 25 Nov 2010 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL Buried Oakwood Cemetery. She met (1) CARL DONALD MACMILLAN. He was born on 07 Sep 1906 in Marquette, MI. He died on 18 Dec 1994 in Petosky, Emmet Co. MI.  She married (2) EDWIN PAUL HUEBNER, son of Paul O. Huebner and Elizabeth C. Beck, on 27 Jun 1936 in Saginaw, MI. He was born on 24 Jan 1905 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 05 Mar 1973 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL Buried Oakwood Cemetery.

 

9. viii. ELEANOR EMMA KOLBERG was born on 13 Jun 1916 in Saginaw, MI. She died on 10 Oct 1986 in Saginaw, MI. She married Leonard Joseph Kressley on 10 Jun 1944 in Saginaw, MI. He was born on 12 Sep 1916 in Highland Park, MI. He died on 29 Dec 2010 in Denver, CO.

 


Generation 5

 

5. EMMA5 KOLBERG (John Otto4, Jan Gotlieb3, Jan Gotlieb2, Grzegorz (Gregory)1) was born on 18 Nov 1902 in IIów, Prussia (Poland). She died on 06 Sep 1998 in Saginaw, MI.  Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw. She married Austin John Moeller Sr., son of Albert William Moeller and Mary Josephine Asline, on 22 Jul 1923 in Saginaw, MI. He was born on 23 Feb 1904 in Saginaw, MI. He died 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. 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 2900 Schemm St. was built by her brother Albert. When he moved to Birch Run, Austin and Emma purchased the house.  House at 2904 Schemm St. was built in 1960

Notes for Austin John Moeller Sr.: Austin and Emma are listed in the 1947 Saginaw Directory living at 514 Ortman St.  He was a toolmaker at Lufkin Rule.  He and Emma moved to 2900 Schemm St. in 1944. Austin died of a massive heart attack at his home in July 1956.  He had heart problems and was on medication. When he collapsed, Emma was unable to get the cotton out of the container and blamed herself for years.  This heart failure passed on to their son Austin, and his two sons Scott and Jon. All died of massive heart attacks.

 

Austin John Moeller Sr. and Emma Kolberg had the following children:

 

10. i.  AUSTIN JOHN6 MOELLER JR. was born on 06 Feb 1924 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 02 May 1972 in Saginaw, MI.  Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw. He married Arlene Charlotte Korzecki, daughter of Stanley Korzecki and Olga B. Arlt, on 30 Jun 1952 in Saginaw, MI. She was born on 26 Aug 1923 in Saginaw, MI. She died on 16 Feb 1999 in Saginaw, MI.  Buried at  Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

 

11. ii. JACKSON LEE MOELLER was born 1933 in Flint, MI.  He was adopted by Emma and Austin at birth. He married Donna Elaine Moffat 1953 in Saginaw, MI. She was born 1934 in Saginaw, MI.

 

6. ELSIE ANN5 KOLBERG (John Otto4, Jan Gotlieb3, Jan Gotlieb2, Grzegorz (Gregory)1) was born on 22 Apr 1908 in Sheboygan, WI. She died on 27 Dec 1995 in Flint, MI.  Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw. She married (1) OSCAR LARSON on 26 Jun 1926 in Saginaw, MI. He was born in 1907 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 01 Aug 1928 in Saginaw, MI. She married (2) HANS LARSON (brother of OSCAR) on 26 Dec 1930 in Bowling Green, OH. He was born on 19 Sep 1901 in Grayling, MI. His first wife was LUGENE V. BURMAN.  She died 13 August 1928.  He died on 03 Aug 1966 in Flint, MI.  Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw.  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 Saturdays in 1920. Then went to high school.  Worked at “Ippel’s” Dept. store (Saginaw) from 1926-1931.

 

Oscar Larson and Elsie Ann Kolberg had the following child:

 

i. DUANE JACK6 LARSON was born on 10 Mar 1928 in Saginaw, MI. He died of spinal meningitis on 17 Jul 1930 in Saginaw, MI.

 

Hans Larson and Elsie Ann Kolberg had the following child (biological to Hans, adopted by Elsie):

 

12. i. CODY6 LAURA LARSON was born 17 Jun, 1927 in Flint, MI. She married Francis Donald Ringlein, son of Frank A. Ringlein, on 16 Jun 1951 in Flint, MI. He was born on 02 Oct 1922 in Genesee Co., Flint, MI. He died on 12 Sep 1998 in Vero Beach, Indian River Florida.

 

7.  ALBERT ALFRED5 KOLBERG (John Otto4, Jan Gotlieb3, Jan Gotlieb2, Grzegorz (Gregory)1) was born on 21 Feb 1911 in Hilbert, WI. He died on 13 Mar 2004 in Frankenmuth, MI. Buried Birch Run Cemetery.. He married Dorothy Helen McCann, daughter of George McCaan and Ethel Brown, on 18 Jun 1930 in Saginaw, MI. She was born on 22 Jun 1912 in Kawkawlin, Bay County, MI. She died on 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 never 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).  He died of congestive heart failure at Tendercare Health Center at age 93.

  • OBITUARY – Saginaw News: 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. 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.

 

Albert Alfred Kolberg and Dorothy Helen McCann had the following children:

 

13. i. GERALD (JERRY) DUANE6 KOLBERG was born on 26 Mar 1931 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 29 Aug 2004 in Columbus, OH. He married Carolyn Emch, daughter of Norman B. Emch and Katheryn, in Columbus, OH. She was born on 14 May 1929 in Columbus, OH. She died on 03 Sep 2001 in Columbus, OH.

 

14. ii. JAMES ALBERT KOLBERG was born on 10 Jan 1936 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 27 Sep 2019 in Travers City, MI. He married (1) CARITA ARMSTEAD, daughter of Harold Armstead and Mabel Nilsen, in 1961 in Michigan. She was born on 07 Sep 1939 in Cadillac, MI. He married (2) LAURENE SNYDER. She was born in Alpena, MI.

 

15. iii. JEANINE DOROTHY KOLBERG was born 1936 in Saginaw, MI. She married Douglas Conrad MacDougal in 1957. He was born in 1936.

 

8. FRIEDA OLGA5 KOLBERG (John Otto4, Jan Gotlieb3, Jan Gotlieb2, Grzegorz (Gregory)1) was born on 24 Jan 1913 in Saginaw, MI. She died on 25 Nov 2010 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL Buried Oakwood Cemetery. She married (1) EDWIN PAUL HUEBNER, son of Paul O. Huebner and Elizabeth C. Beck, on 27 Jun 1936 in Saginaw, MI. He was born on 24 Jan 1905 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 05 Mar 1973 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL Buried Oakwood Cemetery.. She married (2) CARL DONALD MACMILLAN. He was born on 07 Sep 1906 in Marquette, MI. He died on 18 Dec 1994 in Petosky, Emmet Co. MI.  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 in secret, then she went to work at Piekert’s grocery store, then 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.
  • OBITUARY: 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, Florida in 1959.  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.  Burial – Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw.

 

Edwin Paul Huebner and Frieda Olga Kolberg had the following children:

 

i. ROBERT EDWIN6 HUEBNER was born on 15 Mar 1938 in Saginaw, MI. He married Mary Julia Horne on 19 Dec 1959 in Glen Ellyn, IL. She was born on 12 Oct 1938 in California.

Notes for Robert Edwin Huebner: Bob was an attorney in Broward County, Florida, then assistant county solicitor, attorney for the public defender’s office and city prosecutor for Ft. Lauderdale. Then was appointed (1969) Chief Assistant State Attorney and president of Broward County Young Republican’s club, then one of the Broward County Commissioners (1971-1974). After that he went back to being an attorney, and in 1991 was also Chairman of South Florida Planning Commission.  He had been very involved in church and teaching youth at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Ft. Lauderdale. He lived in Plantation, Florida.

 

ii.  JAMES ALLEN HUEBNER was born on 08 Dec 1944 in Saginaw, MI. He married (1)  MARILYN BAERVELDT on 02 Apr 1987 in Hawaii. She was born on 27 Nov 1944 in New York. He married (2) CAROL HELEN CIALELLA.

 

  • 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.

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 worked for the Railroad.

 

Carl Donald MacMillan and Frieda Olga Kolberg had the following child:

 

11. i. JACKSON LEE6 MOELLER was born 1933 in Flint, MI. He married Donna Elaine Moffat on 28 Nov 1953 in Saginaw, MI. She was born 1934 in Saginaw, MI.

 

9. ELEANOR EMMA5 KOLBERG (John Otto4, Jan Gotlieb3, Jan Gotlieb2, Grzegorz (Gregory)1) was born on 13 Jun 1916 in Saginaw, MI. She died on 10 Oct 1986 in Saginaw, MI. She married Leonard Joseph Kressley on 10 Jun 1944 in Saginaw, MI. He was born on 12 Sep 1916 in Highland Park, MI. He died on 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: 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.  Note: He Held several Patents with his supervisor through Dow.

Leonard Joseph Kressley and Eleanor Emma Kolberg had the following children:

 

16.i. MARILYN ELEANOR6 KRESSLEY was born 1948 in Saginaw, MI. She married Charles Leroy Daves Jr. 1975 in Reno, Nevada. He was born 1951 in Landshut, Germany.

 

17. ii. JANET JEANINE KRESSLEY was born 1952 in Saginaw, MI. She married Randall Everett White, son of Gerald Donald White and Jacqueline Marie Birnbaum, 1972 in Saginaw, MI. He was born 1951 in Saginaw, MI.

 


Generation 6

 

10. AUSTIN JOHN6 MOELLER JR. (Emma5 Kolberg, John Otto4 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb3 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb2 Kolberg, Grzegorz (Gregory)1 Kolberg) was born on 06 Feb 1924 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 02 May 1972 in Saginaw, MI.  Buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw. He married Arlene Charlotte Korzecki, daughter of Stanley Korzecki and Olga B. Arlt, on 30 Jun 1952 in Saginaw, MI. She was born on 26 Aug 1923 in Saginaw, MI. She died on 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.

 

Austin John Moeller Jr. and Arlene Charlotte Korzecki had the following children:

 

18. i. SCOTT JAMES7 MOELLER was born on 15 Jan 1953 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 20 Aug 1999 in Clinton, LA. He married Virdie Fay Bond on 18 May 1985 in Avondale Scout Reservation Clinton, LA.

 

ii. JON DOUGLAS MOELLER was born on 26 Apr 1955 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 03 Nov 1988 in 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, Michigan: 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.

 

11. JACKSON LEE6 MOELLER (Emma5 Kolberg, John Otto4 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb3 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb2 Kolberg, Grzegorz (Gregory)1 Kolberg) was born on 23 Feb 1933 in Flint, MI. He married Donna Elaine Moffat on 28 Nov 1953 in Saginaw, MI. She was born on 06 Jan 1934 in Saginaw, MI.  Jack was baptized April 16, 1933, Pastor Osborne Reed.  He served his country in the US Army toward the end of the Korean War.

 

Jackson Lee Moeller and Donna Elaine Moffat had the following children:

 

19. i. JACQUIE LEE7 MOELLER was born 1957 in Saginaw, MI. She married RICHARD CARL STARLAND. He was born in 1954 in Saginaw, MI.

 

20. ii. MARK LEONARD MOELLER was born 1959 in Saginaw, MI. He married (1) JULIE KYLE 1982. She was born 1961 in Saginaw, MI. He married (2) SARAH ROSS after 2011 in Michigan, USA.

 

iii. DAVID ALAN MOELLER was born 1968 in Saginaw, MI. He married (1) CARRIE ANN SMITH 1997 in Saginaw Wesleyan Church – Rev. Bob Tibbits. He married (2) SARAH DODDS in Michigan, USA.

 

12. CODY6 LAURA LARSON (Elsie Ann5 Kolberg, John Otto4 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb3 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb2 Kolberg, Grzegorz (Gregory)1 Kolberg) was born in 1927 in Flint, MI, she died April 21, 2006 in Flint, MI . She married Francis Donald Ringlein, son of Frank A. Ringlein, on 16 Jun 1951 in Flint, MI. He was born on 02 Oct 1922 in Genesee Co., Flint, MI. He died on 12 Sep 1998 in Vero Beach, Indian River Florida.

 

Francis Donald Ringlein and Cody Larson had the following children:

 

21. i. DUANE DONALD7 RINGLEIN was born 1952 in Genesee Co., Flint, MI. He married Lillian Margaret Pace Drinkold 1974 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was born on 26 Feb 1947 in Greenock, Scotland.

 

22. ii. LAURA LUGENE RINGLEIN was born 1953 in Flint, MI. She married Benjamin Franklin Wright Jr. 1973 in Flint, MI. He was born 1948 in Flint, MI.

 

23. iii. GAYLE RINGLEIN was born  1958 in Flint, MI. She married John Michael Akins 1982. He was born 1953 in Flint, MI.

 

iv. JEANNE MARIE RINGLEIN was born in 1960 in Flint, MI. She married LEE THOMAS FRANTZ.

 

13. GERALD (JERRY) DUANE6 KOLBERG (Albert Alfred5, John Otto4, Jan Gotlieb3, Jan Gotlieb2, Grzegorz (Gregory)1) was born on 26 Mar 1931 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 29 Aug 2004 in Columbus, OH. He married Carolyn Emch, daughter of Norman B. Emch and Katheryn, in Columbus, OH. She was born on 14 May 1929 in Columbus, OH. She died on 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, Emphysema and was diagnosed with Leukemia just before his death in August 2004.

  • OBITUARY/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.
  • 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. 

 

Gerald (Jerry) Duane Kolberg and Carolyn Emch had the following children:

 

24. i. JOHN B.7 KOLBERG was born 1957 in Columbus, OH. He married SHARON ?

 

ii. DAVID A. KOLBERG was born in Feb 1960 in Columbus, OH. He married CATHY FIORE.

 

25. iii. THOMAS SCOTT KOLBERG was born 1961 in Columbus, OH. He married Rhonda M. Horsley, daughter of Charles Horsley and Margaret, 1999 in Blessed Sacrament Church, Ft. Mitchell, KY. She was born 1966 in Louisville, KY.

 

26. iv. KATHY A. (KITTY) KOLBERG was born 1963 in Columbus, OH. She married STEVE BRANDT.

14. JAMES ALBERT6 KOLBERG (Albert Alfred5, John Otto4, Jan Gotlieb3, Jan Gotlieb2, Grzegorz (Gregory)1) was born on 10 Jan 1936 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 27 Sep 2019 in Travers City, MI. He married (1) CARITA ARMSTEAD, daughter of Harold Armstead and Mabel Nilsen, in 1961 in Michigan. She was born on 07 Sep 1939 in Cadillac, MI. He married (2) LAURENE SNYDER. She was born in Alpena, MI.

Notes for James Albert Kolberg: Attended Alma College – graduated 1961, then went on to medical school and became a doctor.

  • OBITUARY: SUTTONS BAY – Dr. James A. Kolberg (MD), of Suttons Bay passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City, surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born January 10, 1936 in Saginaw.  He proudly served in the Navy during the Korean War and went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of Michigan. He subsequently served the Leelanau community for over three decades providing medical care while becoming a respected leader in the area. Jim owned and operated the Leelanau Clinic at the former Leelanau Memorial Hospital in Northport where he took joy in helping those in need and introducing many babies to the world of Northern Michigan.  Jim possessed a broad and intellectual mind and his interests extended well beyond medical care as he had a special knack for solving mechanical problems.  He built and flew experimental airplanes and even built two boats. He loved all things surrounding University of Michigan and he loved spending time with his family and friends but held a special love for M&M’s, Good and Plenty’s and ice cream. Jim’s life will continue to be celebrated through his sister, Jeanine (Douglas) MacDougall; and his three children, Natalie (David) Foisie, Kevin Kolberg, and Craig (Tammy) Kolberg; as well as two grandchildren, Cody Wooters and Taylor Kolberg.  Jim  was married to Carita (Armstead) Kolberg from 1961 to 1977. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Dorothy (McCann) Kolberg; and his brother, Jerry Kolberg. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Bethany Lutheran Church of Northport.  Burial in Leelanau Township Cemetery will follow.  Pastor Ruth Overdier will officiate.

James Albert Kolberg and Carita Armstead had the following children:

 

27. i. NATALIE KAY7 KOLBERG was born 1964. She married (1) BRIAN WOOTERS. She married (2) DAVID JOSEPH FOISIE.

 

ii. KEVIN JAMES KOLBERG was born 1966.

 

28. iii. CRAIG ALLEN KOLBERG was born 1969. He married TAMMY SMITH.

 

15. JEANINE DOROTHY6 KOLBERG (Albert Alfred5, John Otto4, Jan Gotlieb3, Jan Gotlieb2, Grzegorz (Gregory)1) was born on 10 Jan 1936 in Saginaw, MI. She married Douglas Conrad MacDougal in 1957. He was born in 1936.

 

Douglas Conrad MacDougal and Jeanine Dorothy Kolberg had the following children:

 

i. DOUGLAS7 MACDOUGAL was born 1960.

 

ii. HEATHER ANNE MACDOUGAL was born 1965.

 

29. iii. JENNIFER DEE MACDOUGAL was born 1968. She married DANA SANTISTEVAN.

 

16. MARILYN ELEANOR6 KRESSLEY (Eleanor Emma5 Kolberg, John Otto4 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb3 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb2 Kolberg, Grzegorz (Gregory)1 Kolberg) was born 1948 in Saginaw, MI. She married Charles Leroy Daves Jr.  1975 in Reno, Nevada. He was born 1951 in Landshut, Germany.

 

Charles Leroy Daves Jr. and Marilyn Eleanor Kressley had the following children:

 

i. JOEL CHARLES7 DAVES was born 1977.

 

ii. MICHAEL LEONARD DAVES was born 1979.

 

17. JANET JEANINE6 KRESSLEY (Eleanor Emma5 Kolberg, John Otto4 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb3 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb2 Kolberg, Grzegorz (Gregory)1 Kolberg) was born 1952 in Saginaw, MI. She married Randall Everett White, son of Gerald Donald White and Jacqueline Marie Birnbaum, 1972 in Saginaw, MI. He was born 1951 in Saginaw, MI.

 

Randall Everett White and Janet Jeanine Kressley had the following children:

 

i. RYAN DANIEL7 WHITE was born 1976.

 

30. ii. ANDREA LYNN WHITE was born 1978 in Midwest City, OK. She married John Herbert Allen, son of John Oscar Allen and Susan Cotter, 2004 in Wolf Lakes Park, Fresno (Sanger) California. He was born 1966 in San Francisco, CA.


Generation 7

 

18. SCOTT JAMES7 MOELLER (Austin John6  Jr., Emma5 Kolberg, John Otto4 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb3 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb2 Kolberg, Grzegorz (Gregory)1 Kolberg) was born on 15 Jan 1953 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 20 Aug 1999 in Clinton, LA. He married Virdie Fay Bond on 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 was 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, Michigan. 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.

 

Scott James Moeller and Virdie Fay Bond had the following child:

 

i. SCOTIE MARIE8 MOELLER was born 1987 in Clinton, LA. She married Michael Ledford 2016 in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. He was born 1991 in Clinton, LA.

 

19. JACQUIE LEE7 MOELLER (Jackson Lee6, Emma5 Kolberg, John Otto4 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb3 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb2 Kolberg, Grzegorz (Gregory)1 Kolberg) was born 1957 in Saginaw, MI. She married RICHARD CARL STARLAND. He was born in 1954 in Saginaw, MI.

 

Richard Carl Starland and Jacquie Lee Moeller had the following child:

 

31. i. MATTHEW CRAIG8 STARLAND was born 1983 in Saginaw, MI. He married Christine Deryer in 2007 in Wisconsin.

 

20. MARK LEONARD7 MOELLER (Jackson Lee6, Emma5 Kolberg, John Otto4 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb3 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb2 Kolberg, Grzegorz (Gregory)1 Kolberg) was born 1959 in Saginaw, MI. He married (1) JULIE KYLE 1982. She was born on 14 Jan 1961 in Saginaw, MI. He married (2) SARAH ROSS after 2011 in Michigan, USA.

 

Mark Leonard Moeller and Julie Kyle had the following children:

 

i. NIKKI JEANNE8 MOELLER was born 1984.

 

ii. BOBBI JO MOELLER was born 1988.

 

iii. JENNI MARIE MOELLER was born 1994.

 

21. DUANE DONALD7 RINGLEIN (Cody6 Larson, Elsie Ann5 Kolberg, John Otto4 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb3 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb2 Kolberg, Grzegorz (Gregory)1 Kolberg) 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.

 

Duane Donald Ringlein and Lillian Margaret Pace Drinkold had the following child:

 

i. ZARA8 RINGLEIN was born 1976 in Bedford, England.

 

22. LAURA LUGENE7 RINGLEIN (Cody6 Larson, Elsie Ann5 Kolberg, John Otto4 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb3 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb2 Kolberg, Grzegorz (Gregory)1 Kolberg) was born 1953 in Flint, MI. She married Benjamin Franklin Wright Jr. 1973 in Flint, MI. He was born 1948 in Flint, MI.

 

Benjamin Franklin Wright Jr. and Laura Lugene Ringlein had the following children:

 

i. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN8 WRIGHT III was born 1977 in Flint, MI.

 

ii. HEATHER LAURA WRIGHT was born 1980 in Flint, MI.

 

23. GAYLE7 RINGLEIN (Cody6 Larson, Elsie Ann5 Kolberg, John Otto4 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb3 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb2 Kolberg, Grzegorz (Gregory)1 Kolberg) was born 1958 in Flint, MI. She married John Michael Akins 1982. He was born  1953 in Flint, MI.

 

John Michael Akins and Gayle Ringlein had the following child:

 

i. MICHAEL8 AKINS was born 1976.

 

24. JOHN B.7 KOLBERG (Gerald (Jerry) Duane6, Albert Alfred5, John Otto4, Jan Gotlieb3, Jan Gotlieb2, Grzegorz (Gregory)1) was born 1957 in Columbus, OH. He married SHARON ?

 

John B. Kolberg and Sharon ? had the following children:

 

i. MARK8 KOLBERG was born in 1989.

 

ii. DAVEN KOLBERG.

 

32. iii. THOMAS KOLBERG.

 

25. THOMAS SCOTT7 KOLBERG (Gerald (Jerry) Duane6, Albert Alfred5, John Otto4, Jan Gotlieb3, Jan Gotlieb2, Grzegorz (Gregory)1) was born 1961 in Columbus, OH. He married Rhonda M. Horsley, daughter of Charles Horsley and Margaret, 1999 in Blessed Sacrament Church, Ft. Mitchell, KY. She was born 1966 in Louisville, KY.

 

Thomas Scott Kolberg and Rhonda M. Horsley had the following child:

 

i. MATTHEW8 KOLBERG was born 2000 in Ohio.

 

26. KATHY A. (KITTY)7 KOLBERG (Gerald (Jerry) Duane6, Albert Alfred5, John Otto4, Jan Gotlieb3, Jan Gotlieb2, Grzegorz (Gregory)1) was born 1963 in Columbus, OH. She married STEVE BRANDT.

 

Steve Brandt and Kathy A. (Kitty) Kolberg had the following children:

 

i. BRADLEY8 KOLBERG was born in 1984.

 

ii. SCOTT KOLBERG was born in 1991.

 

27. NATALIE KAY7 KOLBERG (James Albert6, Albert Alfred5, John Otto4, Jan Gotlieb3, Jan Gotlieb2, Grzegorz (Gregory)1) was born 1964. She married (1) BRIAN WOOTERS. She married (2) DAVID JOSEPH FOISIE.

 

Brian Wooters and Natalie Kay Kolberg had the following child:

 

i. CODY8 WOOTER was born 1994.

 

28. CRAIG ALLEN7 KOLBERG (James Albert6, Albert Alfred5, John Otto4, Jan Gotlieb3, Jan Gotlieb2, Grzegorz (Gregory)1) was born 1969. He married TAMMY SMITH.

 

Craig Allen Kolberg and Tammy Smith had the following child:

 

i. TAYLOR8 KOLBERG.

 

29. JENNIFER DEE7 MACDOUGAL (Jeanine Dorothy6 Kolberg, Albert Alfred5 Kolberg, John Otto4 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb3 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb2 Kolberg, Grzegorz (Gregory)1 Kolberg) was born 1968. She married DANA SANTISTEVAN.

 

Dana Santistevan and Jennifer Dee MacDougal had the following child:

 

i. MOLLY8 SANTISTEVAN.

 

30. ANDREA LYNN7 WHITE (Janet Jeanine6 Kressley, Eleanor Emma5 Kolberg, John Otto4 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb3 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb2 Kolberg, Grzegorz (Gregory)1 Kolberg) was born  1978 in Midwest City, OK. She married John Herbert Allen, son of John Oscar Allen and Susan Cotter, 2004 in Wolf Lakes Park, Fresno (Sanger) California. He was born 1966 in San Francisco, CA.

 

John Herbert Allen and Andrea Lynn White had the following child:

 

i. TRISTAN DANIEL8 WHITE-ALLEN was born 2005 in Mesa, AZ.

 


Generation 8

 

31. MATTHEW CRAIG8 STARLAND (Jacquie Lee7 Moeller, Jackson Lee6 Moeller, Emma5 Kolberg, John Otto4 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb3 Kolberg, Jan Gotlieb2 Kolberg, Grzegorz (Gregory)1 Kolberg) was born 1983 in Saginaw, MI. He married Christine Deryer in 2007 in Wisconsin.

 

Matthew Craig Starland and Christine Deryer had the following children:

 

i. EMMA9 STARLAND was born in 2009 in Wisconsin.

 

ii. JACK MATTHEW STARLAND was born in 2012 in Wisconsin, USA.

 

iii. CLARA MADELYNN STARLAND was born in 2015 in Wisconsin, USA.

 

32. THOMAS8 KOLBERG (John B.7, Gerald (Jerry) Duane6, Albert Alfred5, John Otto4, Jan Gotlieb3, Jan Gotlieb2, Grzegorz (Gregory)1).

 

Thomas Kolberg had the following child:

 

i. MATTHEW9 KOLBERG was born in 1999 in Columbus, Ohio.


Children of John Otto Kolberg and Alvina Witt Between 1910-2010


Lydia Mary KolbergJon Otto KolbergEmma KolbergAugusta Kolberg
Elsie Ann KolbergAlbert Alfred KolbergFrieda Olga KolbergEleanor Emma Kolberg
Lydia "Lyddie" Otto Emma "Gusty"
Elsie "Al" Frieda Eleanor