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Sheila (#47702527)
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Bio Photo PLEASE NOTE: I will have limited internet use for a time. I will try my best to accomplish edits and answer messages, but I do anticipate some delays. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
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I was born in the Midwest, but have lived most of my life in the south. I was stationed in Germany for a time, and have otherwise done a little travel to Europe and Asia. I spend far too much time on the computer, enjoy a good frappuccino,and I ♥LOVE♥ cats.

My primary family names are Sullivan, McCoy, Withee, Fredendall, Washburn, Nesbit, Schmidt, Petersen, Meyer (Meier), Markman, Pease, Millikan, Donnan, and still counting.

I view the memorials on this site as living tributes to our loved ones. I strive to "reunite" them with family, and if I am able, to add a personal detail or two about them.

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Charles Kundtz
RE: Kundtz
Thanks Sheila
I did submit an edit to add Agnes's maiden name of Niehoff. For her parents, I submitted an edit to link. I don't normally go that far on people not directly related, but since you did the work I'll pass it along. I think that by added her maiden name, that will help people find the Neihoff family.
Not sure if I'll take that $100 bet yet...
Thanks!!
Happy hunting once the snow clears!
Added by Charles Kundtz on Mar 02, 2015 9:30 AM
Charles Kundtz
Kundtz
Hello Sheila,
Thanks so much for this analysis. I have added notes into your email below where it says "NOTE FROM CHUCK:".
Bottom line is that I agree with everything that you say. The confusion stems from the erroneous parental information on Agnes's death certificate per one of my notes below.
Thank you!
Chuck


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Hi Charles,

Are there two Agnes Kundtz's here who were both born around the same time and married two different Josephs?
The Agnes linked to this Joseph as a spouse has the same parents that he has:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZHQ-8BH
NOTE FROM CHUCK: I believe this death certificate has the husband's parents cited. I can prove this by the marriage records. I recommended to the "Find A Grave" maintainer to add a clarifying note. That clarifies this confusion.

Now there was another Joseph A. Kundtz who was born around the same time as your Joseph was born. He was the Joseph who was the son of Rudolph Kundtz and Charlotte "Lottie" Wagner, and he passed away in 1916.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3HL-SXG
I am wondering if the Joseph who passed in 1916 is the man this Agnes was married to, and if your Joseph Alex Kundtz (1891-1960) was actually her brother.
NOTE FROM CHUCK: This Joseph is not part of my family...his parents Rudolph and Lottie. Lottie just happens to be the same first name as one of the wives of one of my relatives. I am certain that Rudolph is not in my immediate family.

Now I do see an Agnes Niehoff, daughter of Bernard, who married Joseph Kundtz in 1910 (your Joseph) here:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDZW-H3Z
I believe this is your Joseph, son of Martin and Agnes.
NOTE FROM CHUCK: This is correct, and I have the marriage record.

The other Joseph later married Mabel:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XD61-ZH4
NOTE FROM CHUCK: Again, I am certain that this Joseph with father Rudolph is not in my immediate family.

The Agnes your Joseph was married to was still living in 1920; seen here.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDYD-XYK
But the Agnes in question didn't pass until December, so she may well have been around for the census.
NOTE FROM CHUCK: I agree; I have a copy of the census page which confirms my relative.

It seems she died not all that long after the census, because he wed second wife, Lottie, in 1923.
NOTE FROM CHUCK: Yes, she died in Dec 1920, after the census, per the death certificate. That is the death certificate that erroneously cited her husband's parents names. Perhaps her husband was too shook up to understand that his wife's parents names should have been entered.
So if you agree with all of this, your Joseph's parents are Martin, # 35692499 and Agnes, # 35692514, and you may wish to link them to him.
NOTE FROM CHUCK: Yes this is correct. Link has been made!

Here's the other Joseph:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Kundtz&GSiman=1&GSst=37&GSsr=1&GRid=121259913&
NOTE FROM CHUCK: Yes, I've seen this and determined that father Rudolph is not part of my immediate family.

So it appears there is either an error on the death cert for Agnes regarding her parents being Martin and Agnes (I do not see where they have a daughter named Agnes) and she really did marry your Joseph, or this is a different Agnes with surname and maiden name Kundtz, and she married the other Joseph. I believe either I have gone on a huge goose chase, or you have some work to do, or both.
NOTE FROM CHUCK: This problem is that I can never get the death certificate changed. All I can do is make notes wherever I can, such as on "Find A Grave" and within my family tree. That is why I try to get ownership of my ancestor's "Find A Grave" memorials.

It's funny that your Joseph's parents, this other Joseph, and this other Joseph's parents are all buried in the same cemetery. You would think they could think of different names for their children, and also marry people with different names than their own immediate family members, but I guess not. I am sure they are all chuckling at us now.
NOTE FROM CHUCK: Yes, there are too many "Josephs", including my father! Some day I'll probably find that Rudolph is somehow related!!

Anyway, if you're confused, so am I. I'll leave you with this info for now. Have fun.

Sheila
Added by Charles Kundtz on Mar 01, 2015 8:18 PM
Charles Kundtz
Joseph Alex Kundtz
Hi Sheila, you left a suggestion to modify his death date to Jul. 18, 1960. Do you have a document reflecting that date? Thanks!!
Added by Charles Kundtz on Mar 01, 2015 10:06 AM
Duke and Kathy
Patricia Ann Bolgiano
Where does this Info come from?
Added by Duke and Kathy on Feb 27, 2015 6:51 AM
Debbie McGinley
RE: Anna M. Stillwagon Krush, # 141681430
Thank you so much for drawing my attention to these memorials, it is much appreciated, Take care, Debbie
Added by Debbie McGinley on Feb 21, 2015 6:41 AM
Shirley Mitchell
Maud Crafts Twitchell
Thank you so very very much for letting me know about her 2nd marriage. With that I was now able to get her memorial corrected and updated her in my husband's tree.

Shirley Mitchell
Added by Shirley Mitchell on Feb 16, 2015 5:33 PM
Chukar38
RE: John, # 134888739
Thank you for posting the photos. They are very good.
He is my distant cousin. Sorry I did not catch the McNeil versus McNiel.

Charles
Added by Chukar38 on Feb 16, 2015 1:47 PM
Pearl Thunn
Helena Auch Thun Thomsen
Sheila, wow, I love to do this with you. How did you find all the infomation? Well, If you connect immigrantjourneys.com you will find a story about Claus Thun as they wanted the story I wrote. Click stories, Germany, 1870 The farm I am now in Washington County, near Ft.Calhoun will be 100 years going on another 60 as it was found in 1855 before Blair as the 60 years was handed down, until George Thunn purchased the farm in 1915. Hope to hear from you, and come on over and have fun. Pearl Thunn pthunn@yahoo.com
Added by Pearl Thunn on Feb 15, 2015 2:47 PM
Chukar38
RE: John Carroll Mc Neil
Sorry, I do know who this is.
Added by Chukar38 on Feb 15, 2015 4:45 AM
Karen
RE: Dora Sas, 114116450
Hi Sheila...I am so new to this so I'm not really sure what you mean by dressing it up but thank you. This was my great grandmother and was so happy to find this information. Because of this I was also able to find my great great great grandmother and I believe I have a picture of her. I have had the picture but never knew who it was but now with your help I think I have it figured out. I thank you for all of the time you offer as I believe you are a volunteer and that you didn't even know any of my family. Thank you so much.

Sincerely,
Karen
Added by Karen on Feb 14, 2015 6:35 PM
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