In case I haven't answered this elsewhere, there were family death notices in Milwaukee's German papers for an Anna and a Wolfgang Kies (also Kies names: Barbara, Charles, Elmer, Georg (obit.), Janette M., John E. Jr., and Olga).
"Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).
Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007... helping to access our historic German-American culture.