|Birth: ||Jan. 27, 1838|
|Death: ||Dec. 12, 1905|
Charles was born in Aachen, Germany to Friedrich and Dorothy (Birkner) Krakofsky. There are some discrepancies in different sources as to Charles Krakofsky's birth year. The Kray family stone photo shows 1836. But other census sources, balanced with the records of his older brother's age, would indicate that 1838 is the likely correct birth year for Charles.
The name "Kray" appears on the family gravestone that was later placed, because someone in son Almir's family created this stone, and they must of shortened their family name from "Krakofsky" to "Kray" sometime after 1935.
When Charles was 9 years old, the family arrived in the United States, in about 1847, and found their way to Racine County, Wisconsin by 1850.
Charles married Almira Emily Boss on Feb. 23, 1861 in Racine, Wisconsin. Almira was the younger sister of his brother's wife, Louisa.
Soon after his marriage to Almira Boss, Charles enlisted in Company E, Wisconsin 9th Infantry Regiment on Sep. 7, 1861 to support the Union effort in the Civil War. He was promoted to Full Sergeant and served more that three years before mustering out on Dec. 3, 1864.
Charles and his brother Frederick, both served in the Civil War and the displays of their artifacts are in the Burlington Historical Society Museum.
Charles and Almira lived in Waterford, Wisconsin, where they raised three sons and a daughter. The 1880 census lists Charles' occupation as a "machine agent".
The children of Charles and Almira are:
1) Charles R Krakofsky (1861-1905); m. Augusta F VanDorf.
2) Ida Krakofsky (1866-1898); m. Gustav Haas.
3) Ernest Krakofsky (1868 - 1941); m. Julia Heiligenthal.
4) Almir Boss Krakofsky (1882- 1951); m. Rose Foley.
Charles continued to work in Waterford until his death at age of 67, after a one month illness in the year 1905.
Friedrich Krakofsky (1808 - ____)
Dorothy Birkner Krakofsky (1818 - 1870)
Almira Emily Boss Krakofsky (1841 - 1921)
Almir Boss Kray (1881 - 1951)*
Frederick W. Krakofsky (1836 - 1908)*
Charles A Krakofsky (1838 - 1905)
Maintained by: Kline Lynch
Originally Created by: Whitney G
Record added: Apr 05, 2009
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