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Ancestors of the Slinkman - Kuglitsch Family, Milwaukee, WI

Updated June 24, 2004

This page documents the family connections and ongoing genealogical research on the ancestors of Kelly Payne Slinkman and Paul David Kuglitsch.

To look at the Family Tree, click around in the "Index of Individuals." Simply locate a name that you recognize in the index, and then click on that person's name to see more information about their family. You can then navigate through the generations by clicking on their parents' or childrens' names.

In addition to the pictures located within the "Index of Individuals" pages, something of an ancestor photo album also seems to be evolving below. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to browse names and photos.

Significant family names include:
Slinkman, Kuglitsch, Montgomery, Payne, Staub, Staley, Robbins, Grimes, Brown, Fadden, Irwin, Mann, Kunkel, Vath, Schreiber, Murrell, Maxey, Hall, Kassin, Frigon, Gaudette, Gorman, Larsen, Magruder, Koenig, McNulty, Gorman, Broecker, and Delano.

Locations of particular interest include:
Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Canada, Feistrizt an der Gail (Austria), Germany, Scotland, Denmark, and Ireland.

In some cases, I possess more detailed information than it has been possible or prudent to post here.

I am always happy to learn of new connections, and willing to exchange information. Contact me with any questions or comments.

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(NOTE: I have not mastered the "InterneTree" function, so there may, or may not be anything linked under that selection.)

Kelly Slinkman Kuglitsch

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Family Photos

  • Geneva V. and Katherine M. Kunkel (33 KB)
    Geneva Vath Kunkel is on the left. Katherine Marie Kunkel (Kelly's great Grandmother) is on the right.
  • Four Kunkle Children (24 KB)
    From left to right: William, Walter, Frieda, and Edna (children of Katherine Louise Vath and John W. Kunkel); these children are Kelly's great-grand-aunts and -uncles.
  • Paul and Kelly - December 2000 (35 KB)
    Near our law-school-era apartment at Diversey and Pine Grove in Chicago.
  • Kunkel Family Photo (22 KB)
    Back: Geneva, Frieda, Edna, Katherine; Front: Virgil, John W., Katherine; the younger Katherine (back row) is Kelly's Great-Grandmother ("Mumsy").
  • Slinkman Siblings (40 KB)
    Kelly with her brother and sister in 1982.
  • Extended Vath Family in Hanover, IN, Abt 1898 (35 KB)
    Frederica and Jacob Väth in the middle, with children (possibly also Itze children), children's spouses, grandkids. The old couple in the middle are Kelly's great-great-great grandparents and immigrated from Germany to Indiana in the mid-1800s.
  • Slinkman Cousins, 1981 (34 KB)
    From Right to Left, Kelly with her siblings and cousin in July 1981.
  • Eldridge Murrell Montgomery and Sarah Ima Irwin (14 KB)
    Kelly's Great-Grandparents.
  • Fredericka Louise Schreiber (16 KB)
    One of Kelly's great-great-great Grandmothers. After being widowed, she immigrated to Indiana from an area of Germany that is now southwest Poland. She came with a sister and a brother, and her two children. In America, she remarried another German immigrant and had four more children.
  • Jacob & Rose Kuglitsch (36 KB)
    Paul's Great Grandparents. They were both born in Austria in the Gail valley, in two different villages within walking distance of one another. They met in Milwaukee, WI.
  • Jennie C. Maxey (9 KB)
    One of Kelly's great-great Grandmothers. Jennie was descended from a strongly French Hugenot line, and some of her ancestors were among the first French Hugenots in America.
  • Frigon Family (35 KB)
    Paul's Great Grandparents and Grandmother. From left to right: Ely Frigon, Liz Frigon Kuglitsch (holding Paul's baby uncle), and Emma Gaudette Frigon.
  • Eva Elinor Grimes (26 KB)
    Kelly's great Grandmother, holding Kelly's grandmother in 1911.
  • Martin Luther Mann (9 KB)
    Martin Luther Mann is descended from a German who immigrated to the USA in 1732. The family name was originally "Mohn" (which means "poppy" in German, but was changed, in America, to "Mann."
  • Two Views of Feistritz an der Gail, Austria (61 KB)
    "Kuglitsch village," Feistrizt an der Gail, in Austria. In the upper view can be seen the church that the Jacob Kuglitsch attended before emmigrating. Jacob's sister (Johanna Kuglitsch Nessmann) lived in the long red-roofed house, three buildings to the left of the church, until she died. Also in the upper view can be seen the village of Nötsch, birthplace of Rose Kassin (Jacob's future wife). The lower view shows Feistrizt, Nötsch, Saak and Förk. In the background is the Dobratsch mountain, which is 2167 meters high.
  • Cordelia C. Robbins, William H. Radly & Family (14 KB)
    The Woman here is Kelly's great great Grand Aunt, Cordelia C. Robbins. She married an English immigrant, and their family was an important pioneering family in Wapauca Co., WI (incidentally, where Paul and Kelly spent their honeymoon!)
  • Mann Children (27 KB)
    From L - R: Tony Martin Mann (called Martin) with his siblings, Charles Franklin Mann and Lillian Edith Mann. These children (as well as three half-siblings - their father's children from a previous wife) were placed in an orphanage after their father died; the mother of these children remarried a man who didn't want to raise them. These children visited their mother in summers, and knew their subsequently born half-siblings. Their mother had to take in other people's washing to make money. This picture shows the children dressed in their Sunday Best, and yet Martin does not have any shoes.
  • View of Nötsch in the Gail Valley, Austria (10 KB)
    Rose Kassin was born in Nötsch. This valley lies near the Gail river, in the Alps of southern Austria, in the Carinthia [or Kärnten, in German] province. This area is very near the borders of both Italy and Slovenia.
  • Jacob Väth (19 KB)
    Kelly's great-great-great Grandfather. He was a Rope Maker who immigrated to Indiana from Bavaria before 1860.
  • Austrian Heritage (9 KB)
    This picture shows the "Trachten," or traditional clothing of the Austrian Gail Valley. This is how the Kuglitschs of yore may have dressed.
  • Koenig/Broecker Cousins, Abt. 1920s (40 KB)
    Back: Donald Koenig, Jim Cape, Delores Broecker, and Joseph Broecker; Middle Row: Chuck Schlamp, Liz Larsen, Rosemary Broecker, Gertrude Koenig; Front: Lorraine and Raymond Koenig
  • Kuglitsch Arms (110 KB)
    The purported Kuglitsch Coat of Arms

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