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Andrew "Andreus" Konitzer
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1875, Germany
Death: May 18, 1934
Oconto Falls
Oconto County
Wisconsin, USA

Andreus (Andrew) Konitzer was born on June 8, 1875 in Konitz, Germany in West Prussia. Son of August Konitzer and Eva Weiland. At the age of 8 years, he came to America with his parents, two brothers and one sister. They arrived in Baltimore, MD on April 4, 1884.
Naturalized on June 9, 1917 in Oconto, WI. His father thought that the papers letting him into the U.S. automatically made him a citizen so he never became naturalized. When Andrew went to vote, he discovered he was not a citizen.

He married Jane Berton on October 30, 1899 at St. Anthony Catholic church in Oconto Falls. Together they had 16 children.

Andrew couldn't read or write but learned to sign his name and became time keeper for the county roads. He loved to be read to and in the evening would have one of his daughters read to him. A funny note was he could not milk a cow. He always did other chores while the rest did the milking.

After only five days in the hospital with double pneumonia, Andrew died on May 18, 1934. He had never been in a hospital before. He had always been very devoted to the Blessed Mother, saying three Hail Mary's every night at bed time for a happy death which he certainly had. He had candles, the priest and Last Sacrements and some of the family by his bedside saying the rosary. At the end of the third Hail Mary, he died.

Stories provided by Andrew's daughter, Agnes Konitzer Bridger Bast in her book called Original Konitzer Family Tree Book. 
 
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 Parents:
  August Konitzer (1836 - 1906)
  Eva Weiland Konitzer (1849 - 1925)
 
 Spouses:
  Jane Berton Konitzer (1883 - 1968)
  Jane Berton Courchaine (1883 - 1968)*
 
 Children:
  Martha E. Konitzer (1901 - 1913)*
  John Benjamin Konitzer (1902 - 1982)*
  Joseph Edward Konitzer (1909 - 2007)*
  Lucy Louise Konitzer Birr (1910 - 1999)*
  Margaret D. Konitzer Ostrenga (1914 - 1996)*
  George Konitzer (1917 - 2003)*
  Marcel R. Konitzer (1925 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Anthony Cemetery
Oconto Falls
Oconto County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: YellowFin
Record added: Jun 23, 2010
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Andrew Andreus Konitzer
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Andrew Andreus Konitzer
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Andrew Andreus Konitzer
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