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George Wolfgang Kiefner

George Wolfgang Kiefner
b. 25 March 1839, Schnabelwaid, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany to Andreas and Margaretha Ann (Graff/Grafin) Kuffner/Kiefner
d. 20 June 1892, Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas

m. 23 January 1866, New Boston, Spencer County, Indiana
Louise Katharine Racine
b. 24 November 1843, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana
d. 13 September 1932, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri

Children with George Wolfgang Kiefner:

  • John William Bell (1861-1940), an adopted son, married Josephine Elizabeth Persinger
  • Anna Margaretha Barbara (1868-1952) married John Schneider
  • Margurethe Louise (1872-1953) married James Barber
  • Anna Katherine (1874-1969) married (1) Benjamin Franklin Juvenal, (2) Tona Aquilla Nance
  • Johann Stephen (1877-1948) married Delia Viola Hogue
  • Amelia Kunigunde (1879-1974) married Daniel Bernard Norton
  • Friedrich Wilhelm (1881-1885)
  • Theresa Henrietta (1884-1970) married Theodore Ralph Willstaedt

George emigrated from Bavaria in 1839 to Spencer County, Indiana. He fought for the Union in the Civil War and was wounded in Red River Exposition. His children were all baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Boston, Spencer County, Indiana. He and many of his children later moved to Atchison, Kansas and George died there in 1892.

Submitted by:
R. Bruce Willstaedt
Townsville NC
E-mail: bwillstaed@nc.rr.com

Richard Hebb Jones

Richard Hebb “Dick” Jones
b. 30 September 1904, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, to Zachariah and Emma Grace (McGrew) Jones
d. 25 May 1995, Detroit, Michigan

m. 14 June 1928, Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan
Jenny Mae Wilson
b. 5 December 1907, Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky
d. 25 December 1993, Detroit, Michigan

Children with Jenny Mae Wilson:

  • Richard Lewis (1931-1984) married (1) Marjorie Leachman, (2) Marjorie Nance

Richard was the next to the oldest in a large family of eleven children. He was born in Indiana and remained here until the 1920’s when he relocated to Michigan, near Detroit.

Richard was a successful businessman, venturing into the hardware and grocery businesses. Both he and his wife worked together in these operations.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute IN
E-mail: jencruse@msn.com