Cletus Konkel appeared in the June 1900 U.S. Census for Sebewaing village, Huron County, Michigan, as a three-year-old son of Xavier B. Konkel, age 37, born in December 1863 in Germany, and Rosa Konkel, age 32, born in February 1868 in French Canada, and their older children, Leo Konkel, age 11, born in February 1889, Eva Konkel, age 10, born in October 1890, Otto Konkel, age 8, born in November 1892, and Edna Konkel, age 4, born in January 1896. Xavier B. Konkel's parents were both born in Germany. Rosa Konkel's father was born in French Canada and her mother was born in New York. Xavier B. Konkel immigrated in 1866 and Rosa Konkel immigrated in 1870. Xavier B. Konkel was employed by a coal mine. All five of the children had been born in Michigan.
In the 1910 U.S. Census for Detroit, Michigan, Cletus A. Konkel, age 12 (born est. 1898), was living in a household with his parents, Xavier B. Konkel, age 47, born in Germany, and Rose A. Trepanier Konkel, age 43, born in French Canada, and his older siblings, Leo M. Konkel (born est. 1889), age 21, Eva M. Konkel, age 19 (born est. 1891), Otto J. Konkel, age 19 (born est. 1893), and Edna C. Konkel, age 14 (born est. 1896). All five children were born in Michigan.
Alexander Cletus Konkel registered for the World War I draft on September 12, 1918 in Detroit, Michigan. He was born on December 16, 1897. He was 20 years old and residing at 1259 West Grand Boulevard. He was employed as an embalmer and worked for his father, X.B. Konkel at 1496 Michigan Avenue. He was described as medium height and medium build, with grey eyes and light brown hair.
In a Michigan Marriage record, on June 4, 1919, Otto J. Konkel, age 26 (born in 1893 in Michigan), married Frances L. Mendryga, age 20 (born in 1899 in Austria), in Detroit, Michigan. The parents of the groom were X.B. Konkel and (…)se A. Tropiner. The parents of the bride were Albert Mendryga and (…)ry Stawarka. The groom worked as an undertaker. The bride was employed as a machine operator. The officiant was Eustace Bartoszewicz, rector, and the witnesses were R. Cletus Konkel and Sophie Medrygal.
In the 1920 U.S. Census for Detroit, Michigan, A. Cletus Konkel, age 22 and single, was residing in a household with his father, Xavier B. Konkel, age 57 and widowed, his older sister, Eva Konkel, age 29 and single, and a boarder, Josephine Chevrier, age 62 and widowed. Xavier B. Konkel was born in Germany, Eva Konkel and A. Cletus Konkel were born in Michigan, and Josephine Chevrier was born in Canada.
In a Michigan Marriage record, on May 20, 1925, Alexander C. Konkel, age 28 (born in 1897 in Michigan), married Tillie Goodman, age 29 (born in 1896 in Illinois), in Detroit, Michigan. The parents of the groom were Xavier Konkel and Rozalie Trampanier. The parents of the bride were Jacob and Sophia Goodman. Alexander C. Konkel worked as an undertaker. The officiant was Theo. Kaczmarek and the witnesses were Eva Konkel and Paul Rakowski.
A. Cletus Konkel and Tillie Goodman Konkel had a son, Xavier Bernard Konkel, on May 24, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan. The son, Xavier Bernard Konkel, died on October 21, 1927 in Detroit, just short of five months old.
A. Cletus Konkel was a candidate in the primary election for Michigan State Senate, 18th District in 1928; and a candidate in the primary election for U.S. Representative from Michigan, 15th District in 1932. (Reference from http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/kolter-kopriver.html .)
In the 1940 U.S. Census for Detroit, Michigan, Alexander C. Konkel, age 42 (born in est. 1898 in Michigan), was residing with his wife, Tellee Konkel, age 42 (born in est. 1898 in Illinois). They lived at 4237 Livernois and paid $65.00 per month in rent. Alexander had finished 11th grade in school and Tellee completed 6th grade. Alexander was employed as an undertaker at his own parlors.
There may be inconsistencies in the written, historical records.
Tillie R. Goodman Konkel
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