Melvin Charles Kale married Amanda Jane VanBuskirk in 1900. Moved from South Bend, Indiana to LaPorte, IN. Had three children: Harold C. 1903, Alice Marjorie 1906, Janet Lucille 1911. Melvin's parents were Christian and Henrietta Kertiss Kale. Melvin had one sibling who died at the age of two weeks. His mother died when she was 22 in 1882. His father, Christian, apparently never remarried and raised Melvin by himself. Christian's parents were Frederick Dorothy Pfau Kale. Christian had 8 siblings: William, Clara, Henry, Rachel, Charles, Frank, Albert, Edward. Frederick Doro emigrated from Weisbaden and Weurttemburg respectively. Emigration was before 1850. Last name on marriage certificate was KOHL. Name changed sometime before Frederick's death in 1896. Great deal of information available in the St. Joseph Co., Indiana area.