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Lynn Wiltzius (#47527498)
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Bio Photo I grew up in the military, with my father serving in the Air Force for over 28 years. I have lived all over the world. 30 years ago I wanted to know who my family was. So, I set out working on Geneology. It doesn't help to have common surnames in ones family. In the process I found both sides of my family were in the US from the beginning. I am still working on my family history and have since started on my husband's family.

Family photos are in my mother's or my possession. Please ask before using them. If your related, then I would love to hear from you.

I love to take pictures. I also love to wander in cemetaries to see what kinds of markers are out there. I have taken photos of those I like. It was fun to find this site, as I really am interested in helping anyone and everyone find their family.

Respect is what I give to those I take pictures of, even though they are tombstones.

My family research: Taylor, Hodge, Wineland, Matheson, True, White, Moorhead/Moorehead, Hoyt, Bond, Hellem, Ward, to name a few.

My husband's family research: Wiltzius, Nelson, Larsen, Gypp, Koeppler/Keppler, Kloida, John, Bergstadt, Gorenchan, to name a few.
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I don't quite understand your SAC. If you'd like me to make links, please submit the following information:
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Added by Diehard on Mar 18, 2014 5:21 AM
RE: Dora Tomandl Kloida
Do you have access to Ancestry?

I have been trying very hard trying to get the old family photographs, obituaries, wedding invitations, and so on, into Ancestry so it will be accessible to whoever is interested. I have an incredible amount of data, much of it amassed in the 70's and ‘80s, before went to work full-time as a corporate librarian. I have been presently concentrating on the KLOIDAs, so luckily we connected.

If you can't access Ancestry, I can send you an invitation for a free look-see. In the meantime, I gathered some data I had already compiled to send you now.

I am having cataract surgery Wednesday, Jan 22, and I am having trouble seeing clearly, so if something doesn't make sense, I probably typed it wrong.

Jacob KLOIDA, Frank's brother, was my great-grandfather. He died the year I was born, but I was very close to his family when I was a child. Jacob's daughter Helen KLOIDA HERMANN was my paternal grandmother. During the War my mother and I lived with my grandparents in Antigo, Wisconsin, while my mother taught at a rural school. Every Sunday the family gathered at KLOIDA farm in the town of Ackley in Langlade County. One of the married daughters stayed on the farm along with 2 bachelor KLOIDA brothers (Frank & Elmer). Everybody brought salads and cakes and such, and somebody killed some chickens because it was chicken every Sunday. I was a kid so I ate at the second seating and the table was huge. All the cousins, mostly boys and me, played in the yard and orchard and sometimes in the barn but the oldest bachelor brother, another Frank KLOIDA, didn't much like us to be in there.

Wow, I am really carrying on. This is bringing up happy memories. Anyway, on the way to the farm, we always stopped at the Bohemian Cemetery where my Grandma had two babies buried. Most of the people in the cemetery were related to me in some way, including Mary CIREK KLOIDA, mother of the the four KLOIDA brothers.

The 1900 Langlade County census states Mary CIREK KLOIDA had 1 child living of 1 child born. Vaclav & Mary KLOIDA had at least 4 children, 3 of whom came with them to America in 1875. Frank came earlier, in 1869. Frank, born 11 Jan 1853 & died 7 June 1948, lived in Manitowoc County; Joseph, born 12 Feb/Mar 1858 & died 22 Dec 1948, lived in Marinette County; Jacob, born 24 Jul 1862 & died 14 Oct 1942, lived in Langlade County, & Wencil (Jim), born Jan 1867, lived in Oconto County. On the 1910 census Mary says she had 6 children of which 4 were living. The mother, Mary CIREK KLOIDA, died in 1911.

Frank KLOIDA used the spelling CLOIDA on the 1900, 1905, and 1910 censuses and the spelling KLOIDA on the 1940 census and on his 1917 Naturalization Petition. His brothers generally used the spelling KLOIDA.

While the 1900 census gives the arrival date of 1867 and the 1910 census says 1880, on his 1917 Naturalization Petition Frank KLOIDA stated he arrived at the port of New York on the vessel Herman on 8 Nov 1869. His parents and three younger brothers arrived at the port of Baltimore, Maryland on the steamship Nürnberg on 29 Mar 1875.

Joseph KLOIDA, age 17, born abt 1824 in Bohemia, Austria, (assumed) son of Wenzl and Maria KLOIDA, arrived 29 Mar 1875 in Baltimore on the ship Nürnburg from Bremen, Germany.

Dora [TOMANDL] KLOIDA immigrated in 1868 at age 5 and was naturalized, according to the 1930 Wisconsin census.

Dora KLOIDA, age 67, wife of Joseph KLOIDA, and mother of sons John and Walter KLOID, lived at 125 Water Street, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, on the 1930 Wisconsin census

Jacob KLOIDA of Bohemia, Austria, sailed from Bremen, Germany, to Baltimore, Maryland, according to his Baltimore passenger list on the ship Nürnberg. The SS Nürnberg was a 351 foot steamship also rigged to sail.

This one should interest you:
1880 Census of Town of Menominee District 033, Menominee, Michigan — Jacob Kloida, 19-yr old single man at lumber mill — (Jacob & Bibiana KLOIDA were paternal great grandparents of the Four Sisters): (name of my Ancestry tree)

Jacob Kloida, age 19, laborer in saw mill, single, born (abt 1861) in Wisconsin — corrected to Bohemia —, parents born Bohemia, cannot read & write, (page 11, line 21);
boards at Mellon SMITH boarding house along with
(page 11, line 20) his brother Joseph KLOIDA, age 20, born (abt 1860) in Bohemia;
(page 11, line 12) John STENGL, age 22, born (abt 1858) in Bohemia (later married Jacob's future wife's sister, Emily LEGRO;
(page 10, line 48) Charles ROUSE, age b 1858, who later married Jacob's niece Anna KLOIDA;
Joseph KLOIDA & John STENGL can read & write; Jacob KLOIDA & Charles ROUSE say they cannot;
1880 Michigan census, Menominee County, Town of Menominee District 033, pages 10 & 11, boarding house & boarders dwelling #161, family #166, & lines 37-50 & 1-40, census dated 24 Jun 1880; (via Ancestry).

Well, this should keep you busy for a while. I have lots more data, but I like things documented, so it is slow getting it all in.
Incidentally, what I have so far for Francis / Frank, son of Joseph & Dora is:

Frank KLOIDA, born 18 Mar 1888

Frank Kloida
Frank Kloida died in January 1965.
Born March 18, 1888, Frank Kloida was 76 years old.
NAO National Obituary Archive, Source: Death records from the Social Security Administration, transcribed 25 Oct 2001.
Frank (Susan) paper loader SouKraft h1202 Daggett, Marinette
Polk's Marinette City Directory, 1941
transcribed 16 Nov 2008

Marinette, Wisconsin 1911 directory
Edward lab bds 128 Terrace Ave
Frank lab bds 128 Terrace Ave
James driver bds 128 Terrace Ave
Joseph watchman res 128 Terrace Ave
Joseph Jr. lab bds 128 Terrace Ave

Marinette, Wisconsin 1914 directory
Agnes student bds 128 Terrace Ave
Edward watchman Lauerman Bros Co
bds 128 Terrace Ave
Frank removed to Two Rivers
James (Marie driver res 137 Main
Joseph (Dora) watchman res 128 Terrace Ave
Joseph Jr. lab bds 128 Terrace Ave

Newspaper obituary "Pioneer of Twin cities is stricken: Joseph Kloida, Sr. dies on Sunday." (probably) Marinette, Wisconsin newspaper, 19 Dec 1948.
Joseph KLOIDA died in the hospital at age 90.
Buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin

1900 census: Town of Marinette, Marinette Co, Wis: Joseph KLOIDA, temster [sic], age 42, born Feb 1858, Austria;
wife Dora, age 31, born Oct 1869, Austria;
sons Jim KLOIDA, age 15, born Aug 1884, Michigan,
Frank KLOIDA, age 12, born Mar 1888, Michigan,
Joseph KLOIDA, age 10, born Mar 1890, Michigan, and
Eddie KLOIDA, age 6, born Oct 1894, Michigan, and
dau Agnes KLOIDA, age 3, born born Jan 1897, Wisconsin, &
Annie KLOIDA, age 11/12, born July 1899, Wisconsin
(vol ?, SD 8; ED 112, p 5-6, lines 97-100 & 1-4; house no. 128; dwelling 67 & family no 94)
(I must have got this a long time ago, before anything was available online. I haven't updated it yet.)

All I have for Frank's wife is Susan W…, which I got from Mrs. Edward (Anna Sladky) Kloida of Marinette, Wisconsin, 12 May 1979.
Anna was born in 1893, so I rather expect she is up there with my Grandma Helen, who was her husband's first cousin. As I expect you know, Edward was your Frank's brother.

I have Susan born abt 1899 in Wisconsin, age 21 in 1920 (1920 Wisconsin soundex)
and died 23 Aug 1975 at age 88, according to Mrs. Edward (Anna Sladky) Kloida of Marinette, Wisconsin, 12 May 1979.
Also a note: if Susan was 21 in 1920 and died in 1975, she should have been 76 (not 88) at death.

I have been trying to concentrate on the four original brothers, so I haven't looked into what's available for Frank & Susan yet. Of the four brothers, the least is known about Jim, who lived in Oconto, and I am not going to go in to that tonight.

Enough already.

Hope to hear back from you.

Jeanne (HERMANN) JACQUES, born Wisconsin, now of Claypool, Arizona
Added by jjacques on Jan 20, 2014 6:49 PM
Leslie Allen
Hello Lynn,

Sorry for the very late reply on your requests. Due to lack of time and so many requests it is hard to complete them all in a timely basis. Also I have been off line for a very long time due to personal reasons.

Thank you for the information for Leslie Allen. I have added it to his memorial and also a photo of her his grave marker.


Added by Michael on Nov 29, 2013 3:38 PM
d webb
Jay Reeder
Lynn - we have communcated before but I have lost that info. I am the gr niece of Jay Reeder. You had said his son lives in Longview? Please contact me thru my email - see my profile.
Added by d webb on Sep 10, 2013 4:19 PM
Vickie E.
RE: Joseph Carl Matheson
I just went into my profile to change my e-mail address and I saw your post from July last year!!!!
Wow, I need to check this more often. I think we exchanged pictures, didn't we? Please note my e-mail change:
Yours truly!!!
Added by Vickie E. on Sep 06, 2013 10:00 AM
L. B.
RE: Catherine Seacrest Wineland
I appreciate your quick response in connecting Catherine Wineland.

Added by L. B. on Jun 27, 2013 8:49 PM
Sue True
RE: Alvin Melroy True
That is so cool. He is my husband's Uncle. My Husband is Marvin Jerry True, his father is Albert Marvin True. He will be so excited.
Added by Sue True on May 14, 2013 8:01 AM
Sue True
Alvin Melroy True
HI, Alvin's date of birth is May 2nd, 1909. He is my husband's uncle. His twin is Albert Marvin True also in this same cemetery. All else is correct.
Added by Sue True on May 12, 2013 6:54 PM
Ester Ann Shepard Taylor Tryon
Just wondering if Ester is spelled that way or Esther as you have it later in information?
Added by ERT on Mar 21, 2013 5:06 PM
Ester Ann Shepard Taylor Tyron
Added by ERT on Mar 21, 2013 5:05 PM
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