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Charles Kagels-Henrietta Gelis Married Chicago 1879

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Re: Charles Kagels-Henrietta Gelis Married Chicago 1879

Posted: 3 Jun 2009 2:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gelis-Kagels
I am new to this and only have old hand written charts done by my parents. I have read your other notes.

Charlie and Johanna Kagels were siblings and married siblings Minnie (Frederickha) and William Gelis. Charlie and Minnie had about 10 children. Known ones are Charlie, Frank, Albert, Ted, Minnie and Ida. Ida married Walt McParlin - bo They had three children, Norma Jean Wahl, Leona, and Walter Jr. who married Jean and they had three children, Laurie, A.W. and Peter. Minnie married Henry Berg and they had three children Dorothy m. Warren Marshall, Ruth m. Robert Peterson and Henry.

The elder William Gelis who married Johanna Kagels had 4 siblings, John, Mary Kluth, Kate Schomberg and another daughter who married someone named Krause.

William Gelis (b.5 Dec. 1879, d. 2 Jan, 1922) was a Chicago fireman and was killed in a false fire alarm when two fire engines collided. His widow was Fanchion (Fannie) Brixel. His father was Wm. H. Kagels and his mother Johanna. He is buried at Forest Home Cemetery in Chicago. He had two daughters, Adele Gelis (b. 20 July 1915) m. Jefferson Kirkpatrick and Nathalie Gelis m. Alfred Wulff. Nathalie survives. William Gelis was my grandfather's brother.

William Gelis' parents were Willaim Gelis and Johanna Kagels. They also had 4 other children - Alice Gelis m. Albert Eeles, Harry Gelis (my grandfather) m. Bertha Burkhardt, Ann Gelis m. Arthur Sproul and Charles.

I do have one copy of the Staack, Schaumburg, Gelis newsletter from the summer of 1984. I would be glad to share it. It is confusing as so many individuals were given the same family names.

To help you, I hope, my Grandfather, Harry C. Gelis' parents were William Henry (b. 9 Jan 1850 d. 12 Oct 1928) was married to Johanna. He was a carpenter and his father was August Gelis born in Hesse, Germany and his mother was Dorothea. William Henry is buried at Concordia.

Most of the notes come from Waldheim Cemetery, Concordia, Graceland, Dunning and St. Joseph Cemetery.

Hope this helps and doesn't confuse you.

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