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Queries - Ancestors surname beginning with K
Karboch/Kerbaugh/Korbough/Karabough/Carbaugh, Martin

Seek parents/sibs Martin KARBOCH b ca 1765 lived Saltlick, Fayette Co PA 1798-1807 and Donegal, Westmoreland Co PA 1810-1841, m Julian (nee Hoover?) d ca 1806. May be related to KERBACHs of Adams Co PA or CARBACKs of Baltimore MD. Father: John? Bro Samuel? NY to PA?

1998, Submitter: William Carbaugh, email
PO Box 830154, Ocala FL 34483-0154

Karnuth/Brusberg/Wachlin, Johann

Seek origin/anc/desc of Johann KARNUTH & Elisabeth/ Louise BRUSBERG. They mar 1803 in Krockow, West Prussia; res 1818 in Bohlschau parish, West Prussia; res 1824 in Charbrow parish, Pomerania; res 1827-1844 in Bresin parish, Pomerania; then disappeared. They had ch: Caroline (b abt 1805); Christian (b abt 1806); Louise (b abt 1807); Henriette (b ?); Wilhelmine (b 05 Feb 1815); Juliane (b 1817); & Johann (b 18 Aug 1818). Wilhelmine mar 1837, Garzigar, Pomerania, to Daniel WACHLIN; they emigrated 1854 to Quincy, IL.

2002, Submitter: Arlene Brackensick, email
1129 N. Jackson #1220, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Kartheiser/Mersch, Pier

I would like to know the parents of Pier KARTHEISER born mid-1700s in/ near Ermsdorf, Luxembourg. He married Margareta MERSCH, and some of their children were Johan, Cathrina & Pierre who was born 1793. I am descended from Pierre’s line. These KARTHEISERs eventually settled in Aurora, Illinois. 

2008, Submitter: Evelyn Bauer Stearns
1109 Monterey Ct., Naperville, IL 60540-4118

Kauffman/Fosselmann/Beck, Johannes

Seek anc/info for Johannes KAUFFMAN Sr. (1696-1750?, son of Matheus/Mathias KAUFFMAN?), his wf Maria Elizabeth FOSSELMANN & son Johannes KAUFFMAN Jr. (1732-1798). From Switzerland? > Minfeld, Germersheim, Germany > an Phila­delphia 01 Oct 1754 on the Phoenix from Rotterdam. Johannes Jr. settled in Frederick Co., MD; his son Heinrich/Henry KAUFFMAN mar as his 3rd wife Catherina BECK. 

2002, Submitter: John G. Kaufman Jr., email, Phone (fax): 614-459-3949
3663 Pevensey Dr., Columbus, OH 43220

Kaylor/Caylor/Brillhart, Henry

Seek origin, parents Henry KAYLOR & wife Susan BRILLHART, she b ca 1783, they were m ca VA ca 1810. Ch: John b 1811, Joseph b 1813, Samuel b 1815, Mary/Polly b 1817 d 1892, Rebecca b 1819, Elizabeth b 1821, Daniel b 1823.. Fam was in the Ringold or Porter Twp area of Jefferson Co PA by 1835 when Mary m Jacob DINGER (1812-1885). Henry dead by time of 1850 census when Susan was living with the DINGERs. Will share info. 

1999, Submitter: William Shepherd, email
1569 Fallowfield Ct., Crofton MD 21114-1457

Keck, Conrad/Coonrod

Seek birth, marriage, death, parents of Conrad/Coonrod KECK b ca 1754-56 Northampton Co PA M Mary Ann (who?), d between 15 Aug 1821 and 21 Dec 1824, probably Claiborne Co TN.

1998, Submitter: Hilary Rauch
4835 Worchester Pl., Jamestown NC 27282

Keefer/Kingery, Martin

Seek info on Martin KEEFER, found in Swatara, Lebanon County, PA, on 1765 land warrant (143+ acres, surveyed, but never patented). Does Martin link to George KEEFER who bought 160 acres (original patent) in Dearborn Co, IN on 10 Oct 1806 at the Cincinnati Land Office? Jacob KINGERY bought contiguous land on the same day. Jacob was a Dunker (Church of the Brethren), born c1752 in the same PA area as Martin KEEFER; it is said he is buried in the Keefer Cemetery, now in Union Co, IN. Jacob married Franky [Veronica] (_?_). Second son was named Martin, not a usual Kingery name. In German tradition, 2nd son was named after the wife's father: could Franky have been a KEEFER? (Keefer has other spellings.) Any help welcomed.

2008, Submitter: Mary Alice Shulman, email
2759 Manchester Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 49104-6571

Kenzel/Johnson, Charles Washington

Seek info on Charles Washington KENZEL (b 1827, New York City; d 17 Nov 1897 obit NY Times). Mar 1st Marg. JOHNSON; they had ch: Charles (b 1860), William, James, & prob John. Mar 2nd Mary Ellen KENZEL; they had ch Walter, Warren, & Albert Norman (b 1881). All bur Greenwood, Brooklyn. 

2002, Submitter: Valerie Bukowski, email
1810 SE 44th St., Cape Coral, FL 33904

Kepley, Theobold DeVault

Seek German origins of Theobold DeVault KEPLEY, born about 1740 in Oberalben, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, died about 1778 in Rowan Co., NC, buried in Pilgrim Church Cemetery. Married about 1765 in Pennsylvania to Catherine "Katy" ___?____.

2005, Submitter: Anna Margaret McGuire, email
508 Lancelot Dr., Liberty MO 64068

Keplinger/Schneider, Hans/Johann Martin

Seek descendants of Hans/Johann Martin KEPLINGER, emigrant of 1732 and wife Anna Maria Catherine SCHNEIDER. Seven children: George (ca.1734/35), Peter (ca. 1736/37), Johannes (ca. 1738/39), Martin Jr. (ca.1740/41), Jacob (ca.1743/44), Adam (1746) and unnamed daughter. 

1998, Submitter: Thomas King
829 Leavenworth St., Apt. 102, San Francisco CA 94109-6129

Kern, Henry

Seek Ger birthplace, correct birthdate, correct death date Henry KERN (ca 1718-1797), son of Nicholas KERN (ca 1693-1749) Lehigh Co PA. Also seek marriage date, maiden name Henry's wife Catherine.

1998, Submitter: Georgia Bryngelson
18599 Wildflower Drive, Penn Valley CA 95946

Kern/Scharadin, John Leonard (Leonhart, Lenhart)

Seek birthdate and place, parents' names for John Leonard (Leonhart, Lenhart) KERN d. ca 15 Apr 1810, Plainfield Twp., Northampton Co PA, BUT 19 Apr 1810 Plainfield Ref. Luth. Church Cemetery. Seek same info for his wife Charlotta SCHARADIN.

1998, Submitter: Clayton Kern, email
RR#1 Box 108, Stevensville PA


Kesselberg/Derrick/Casselberry/Schrack/Custer, Heinrich

Seek info on Heinrich KESSELBERG (b. Mulheim a.d. Ruhr, Germany; d. Whitemarch, Montgomery Co., PA). Was wife Catherine a DERRICK? Their dau Maria CASSELBERRY m. Philip SCHRACK in Trappe, Montgomery Co., PA & had dau Catherine SCHRACK who m. Nicholas CUSTER.

2003, Submitter: Margaret Cass,  email
728 Norristown Rd., Apt H224, Lower Gwynedd PA 19002

Kicklighter/Kicheliter/Kirchenleiter, Thomas

Seek birthplace, parents of Thomas KICKLIGHTER b ca 1720 Germany. Arrived US 1752 on ship "Elizabeth" to SC with a wife unknown, and three children: Catherine 16, Elizabeth 12, and John Fredrick 10.

1998, Submitter: Annette Oglesby
Box 326, Johns Lane, Baxley GA 31513

Kiershner/Cashner/Kershner/Kerschner/Karshner, Henry

Would like to correspond with others researching KIERSHNER / CASHNER / KERSHNER / KERSCHNER / KARSHNER, etc. Seek parents & data for these siblings, possibly all born in Pennsylvania: Henry KIERSHNER (b 25 Dec 1798); Mary KIERSHNER (b 24 Oct 1800); Chraitiana KIERSHNER (b 15 Apr 1804); John CASHNER (b 16 Jun 1806).

2004, Submitter: James M. Cashner, Phone: 937-667-1044.
4 Rosebud Court, Tipp City OH 45371

Kiger/Geiger, George

I have traced my line back to George KIGER, probably born in Lancaster County, PA in 1741. He served in the Revolutionary War. He may have been related to Johann George Geiger. I am trying to push further back into Germany if possible.

2015, Submitter: Charles Kiger, email
1200 Vista Verde CT, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Kilmer, Martin

Seeking information on Martin KILMER born 1825 and died 15 Feb 1867, buried at Lock Pit Cemetery, Galen, Wayne Co., New York. He was a Civil War soldier serving Co. C 3rd Reg NYS Vol 111th Inf. His parents were Abram KILMER & Phebe (_?_). Does anyone have information on this KILMER line? I’m trying to place which branch this family descends from. 

2009, Submitter: Dawn Roe, email
5 Valley Dr., Port Byron, NY 13140

Kintzel/Drieke, Katie

Katie KINTZEL m Charlie DRIEKE in St. Louis MO 29 Apr 1885. All buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Seek any info this family. 

1998, Submitter: David Kinsel
1312 Union St., Columbus IN 47201

Kintzel/Nolte, Elizabeth

Anton NOLTE m Elizabeth KINTZEL 4 Jan 1874 in St. Louis MO. Were there any children from this marriage? How did this marriage end? Elizabeth died St. Louis 4-9-1874 at son's home. Who was this son? 

1998, Submitter: David Kinsel
1312 Union St., Columbus IN 47201

Kinzel/Kintzel/Kinsel/Goerg/Drieke/Roberts, Valentine

Seek parents, sibs Valentine KINZEL of Weinheim-Baden mar. Elizabeth GEORG of Hocehst-Darmstadt 5 May 1850. Her parents Conrad and Katharina; her sibs August, George, Johann, Adam, Phillip. Valentine and Eliz. M St. Louis MO. He d. 19 Dec 1854 St. Louis MO. They had dau Kate mar. Charles DR1EKE, and son August m Lydia ROBERTS in IN.

1998, Submitter: David Kinsel
1312 Union St., Columbus IN 47201


Kirchart/Kirkhart, Anthony

Seek anyone researching this family. Anthony migrated from Germany 1749, settled York Co PA. Next generation migrated to Monongalia Co VA. Much to share.

1998, Submitter: Elaine Muldrew
37 Christopher Drive, Hurricane WV 25526

Klenck/Klink/Clink/Klenk/Curry/Gingerich, Christian

Seek info on family of Christian KLENCK, imm 1817 from GRM, an Phila or Baltimore?, settled in Cumberland Co, PA. Other spellings: KLINK, CLINK, KLENK. Two dau: Margaret KLENCK maybe man Wm CURRY & moved to NY?; Katharina Dorothea KLENCK maybe man a GINGERICH & moved to Philadelphia?

2004, Submitter: Robert M. Klink, Phone: 423-954-3000.
PO Box 271 Chattanooga TN 37401-0271

Klinck/Ulmer/Wisely, John G.

Seeking parents of John G. KLINCK (b 30 Apr 1812 in Wurtenburg, Germany, d 05 July 1875 in Licking Co., OH; lived on Swamp Rd south of Kirkersville, OH), ml Julianne ULMER, ch: Caroline, John R., & George Edward; m2 Mary WISELY, ch: William Perry. 

2001, Submitter: Sallie Ralston Kegley, email
10500 Hadley Rd., Cincinnati, OH 42518-1518

Koch/Schroeder, Joseph

Seek origin in Baden Prov., Prussia & parents of Joseph KOCH (b 23 May 1837), an New York 18 Nov 1866 on the SS Bellona with wf Magdalena SCHROEDER (b 10 Nov 1844, Baden Prov.) & dau Marie (b 1866, Baden Prov.). Res nr Milwaukee, WI till 1869 > Oshkosh, WI till 1880 > Kaukauna, WI, where Joseph d 08 Mar 1907. Other ch (all b WI): Anna, Frank, John, Arthur, Otto, Madieda, & Paul. 

2002, Submitter: Wesley C. Koch, Phone: 805-654-1106
887 Tennyson Ln., Ventura, CA 93003

Koehler/Angstadt/Mellinger, Philip

Seek parents of Philip KOEHLER b 13 May 1834 b Baden Ger, also his wife Lydia ANGSTADT, m 30 Aug 1859, Summit Co. Lived in Warren OH. Philip d 15 Feb 1892, bur Cleveland. Also seek info Mrs. Elizabeth MELLINGER & child, both survived Titanic, 2nd class passengers. 

1999, Submitter: Verna Mellinger, email
230 High St., Leetonia OH 44431-1124 

Koehler/Schmidt, Adolph

Seek info on parents/families of Adolph KOEHLER (b 9 Jul 1820 Germ., d 10 Jun 1876 Reading, OH) & Minna SCHMIDT (b 1 Oct 1826 Germ., d 24 Jul 1890 Reading, OH). They lived in Prussia, possibly Berlin area before emigrating. Children: Franz Lohr, Clara, Frank Frederick, & Elise.

2001, Submitter: Steve Hollands
812 Greenwood Circle Apt 2, Takoma Park, MD 29012

Koenenman, Friedrich Wilhelm

Seek info Friedrich Wilhelm KOENEMANN b ca 1812 Prussia, im New Orleans w/wife Maria b ca 1811 Prussia and 3 children 1850. Listed Monroe Co IL census later that year. Ch: Friederich Wilhelm b 1837, Charlotte b ca 1839, Wilhelmine b 1849. Friederich has dau Catherine KOENEMANN b 13 Apr 1866 Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., IN. ​

1999, Submitter: Michael Musser, email
1529 Lindenwood Dr., Orange TX 7 7630-2811

Kolbow/Colbough/Colbaugh/Kalbow/Kalbough, Henry, George

Seek info this family, possibly Henry and George, who arr PA from Rotterdam on ship "Forest" 10 Oct 1752 /53. By 1785 Henry COLBOUGH had settled Carter Co TN.

1998, Submitter: Robin Taylor, email
2005 Custer Parkway, Richardson TX 75080

Koons/Bender/Hayes/, Jonathan

Seek parents of Jonathan KOONS (1809-1900, shoemaker) and Catherine BENDER (1807-1884) of Lycoming Co., PA. Their children: Samuel, Susan, John, Aaron, & William KOONS. William m. 04 Feb 1874, Mary Catherine HAYES. Nearby was David KOONS, shoemaker, poss brother of Jonathan?

2003, Submitter: Margaret Cass,  email
728 Norristown Rd., Apt H224, Lower Gwynedd PA 19002.

Kramer/Blessing, Johann Engel

Seek marriage record of Maria Theresa KRAMER and Thomas BLESSING im from Ger 1871 with at least three children. Maria b 8 Dec 1842 Stuttgart; Thomas b 25 May 1841 Eibach, religion probably Roman Catholic.

1998, Submitter: Christine Huebner, email
930 Huron, East Tawas MI 48730

Krantz/Emig, Mary Margaret

Seek others researching & info on KRANTZ & EMIG families of York Co, PA. Mary Margaret KRANTZ (b c1728; d Apr 1799 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA), d/o Valentine KRANTZ & Elizabeth ? , mar c1748 in York Co, John EMIG (d 1786-87 Codorus Twp, York Co, PA). 

2003, Submitter: Bette Butcher Topp, email
1304 W. Cliffwood Court, Spokane WA 99218­2917

Kreichbaum/Kribon/Kreighbon, Mary

Mary KREIGHBON b 16 Dec 1798 NY, d 1 Mar 1890 near Burg Hill, Trumbull Co OH, m Alanson PORTER. Seek any info about her, her parents or siblings.

1998, Submitter: Dr. Delbert Gratz
8990 Augsburger Rd., Bluffton OH 45817-9596

Kreiselmyer/Kreiselmyer/Kreiselmier/Spohr/Schuman, Jacob

Seek origin/parents of Jacob KREISELMYER (b 1806, d 21 May 1856 in Newburgh, Orange Co., NY), mar 06 Jul 1828 in Guntersheim/Gundersheim, Hesse-Darmstadt to Anna Maria SPOHR (dau of Henry SPOHR & Margaretha SCHUMANN).

2002, Submitter: Lois Krismeyer Parker, email
3644 W. 42nd Ave., Kennewick, WA 99337

Kreuscher/Spielmann, Peter

Seek info Peter KREUSCHER b 12 Mar 1856[Ed.?] Lollbach, Rheinland, Preussen, m Elisabetha SPIELMANN b 16 Sep 1836 Lollbach, m date 15 May 1855. Ch: Peter 1856, Karl 1858, Jacob 1860, twins Wilhelm and Elisabetha 1863. Earn left Ger for America after 1865.

1999, Submitter: Dorothy Logozzo
123 Patricia Way, Hamilton MT 59840

Krieger/Mann, Maria

Need dates and places of b & d for the following: Maria KRIEGER of Wollenberg and Hanns MANN (1600-1655). They m 22 Jan 1637 Huffenhardt, Baden, Germany. 

2000, Submitter: Liz McClendon
27527 Cunningham Dr., Valencia, CA 91354-1912

Krimmer/Ruopp/Pfafflin/Pfaffley/Liedle/Wolf, Christian (Gottlieb)

Seeking info on ancestors/wife and family members of Christian (Gottlieb) KRIMMER (b abt 1800 Germany, d Germany). The following ch were born in Oberweissach, Wuerttemburg, and emigrated to Hubbard, OH: Christian KRIMMER (b 1817, m 1853 Mary M. PFAFFLIN / PFAFFLEY, b 1825 Schlechtbach, Wuerttemburg); Gottlieb KRIMMER (b 1823, m 1848 Anna M. LIEDLE, b 1824 Mittelbruten, Wuerttemburg); and Caroline KRIMMER (b 1833, m Johann J.F. WOLF, b 1829 Grof(ss)oluckov, Mecklinburg). 

2001, Submitter: Edward C. Krimmer, email
318 Elmwood Dr., Kent, OH 44240

Krise/Greiss/Kreis, George

Seek info George KRISE, immigrant from Holland or the Rhineland, m to Salome (who?), lived Germany Twp, York Co PA IN 1770S AND 1780S. Lived in MD IN 1790s where son David was born. David settled in Cambria Co PA.

1998, Submitter: William Shepherd, email
1569 Fallowfieid Court, Crofton MD 21114-1457 

Kroenung/Shine, Joseph August

Seek death date, place of burial Joseph August KROENUNG b ) Jan 1836 Bavaria. On 1910 census was age 74, city directory listed living at 2006 Market St., St. Louis MO w/sister Augusta SHINE. No record of August after 1910, presume he died in St. Louis 1910 or 1911.

1998, Submitter: Ron Planck
2294 Fourth St., Atwater CA 95301 

Kuhl, Conrad

Seek birth, immigration, marriage dates, link to other KUHLs for info on Conrad KUHL, naturalized 1765 Brecknock Twp, Lancaster Co PA, wife Anna Catharina (who?); child b. Muddy Creek 1764. Conrad d. 1795 Shenandoah Co VA.

1998, Submitter: Gladys Royer
25457 CR 32, Goshen IN 46526-7159


Kuhn, Joseph

Seeking info on Joseph KUHN, resided Kenzingen, Emmendingen, Baden, Germany bef 1840. Wife unknown; ch: Karl KUHN (Charles COON); Frederick August KUHN; Caroline KUHN.

2001, Submitter: Caroline S. COON
2010 E. Country Rd., Oakland, IL 61943

Kuhn/Berthen, Samuel

Seek good data on family of Samuel KUHN Jr., b. c. 1672 Palatinate, Germany. In various genealogies, father either Samuel or Hans, married to Magdelina BERTHEN, Elizabeth ?, or, eventually, both. Possible sons Valentine or J. Herman.

2011, Submitter: William F Coons, email, Phone: 585-227-5953
179 Kentucky Crossing, Rochester, NY 14612 

Kuhn/Coon/Irwin/Seshions, Charles

Seeking info on COON (Karl KUHN), b 09 Oct 1840, Kenzingen, Germany; arr US c1854 to escape military draft (came with an uncle, but they were separated on the east coast); resided Wayne Co., IL; Civil War vet; man 1st c1864 Elizabeth IRWIN, ch: Mary Mahilda "Molly", Frederick, Robert, Alex, Jennie Jane, Franz, Nellie, Garfield, Clyde; marr 2nd 1884 Louisa SESHIONS; d 19 Jan 1895, bur Cisne, Wayne Co., IL. 

2001, Submitter: ­Caroline S. Coon
2010 E. Country Rd., Oakland, IL 61943

Kuhn/Helmstetter, Joannes

Searching for town/village of Joannes KUHN (b Baden or Bavaria acc to censuses), emigrated abt 1855 with wf Margaretha HELMSTETTER, settled in Newark, NJ. Baptismal record of son Joannes KUHN (b 01 Jan 1856, NJ) mentions "Unterwesten, Bavaria" - where can I locate this place?

2002, Submitter: Robert A. Kuhn,  email
5243 Fawn Hill Terrace, Indianapolis, IN 46226