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Zirkelbach family from Ridgway, Gallatin County, Ill.

Zirkelbach family from Ridgway, Gallatin County, Ill.

Posted: 21 May 2002 8:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Jan 2003 10:49PM GMT
Surnames: ZIRKELBACH. WENZEL.. DIETZ... KEANE.. KIMBRO... MURPHY.
I am looking for any information I can fine on the Zirkelbach family from Gallatin county, Ill.
I think the Zirkelbach have been living in and around the Ridgway area since about 1913.
before that they were in Vanderburgh County Indiana, since they came to the U.S. after 1831 from, Germany
thanks,
Loribee

Re: Zirkelbach family from Ridgway, Gallatin County, Ill.

Posted: 4 Jun 2002 10:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Jun 2002 2:20AM GMT
Surnames: Zirkelbach, Harrelson, Cox
Lori,
My grandfather's name was/is Rapheal (Ray) Joseph Zirkelbach. B-5/23/1902, D-10/18/1985,M-4/8/1923. He was born in Ridgeway, Il. Don't know the county. He died in Muncie, In., Deleware County. Maybe you can clue me in also. He married Anna Pearl Harrelson, in which I have Xtensive info. Anna was born in Ridgway, Il. on 7/21/1904. Died-4/18/1987, Muncie, In. Deleware County. Ray's father was Frank Zirkelbach born 2/16/1873 in Evansville, In. Vanderburgh County. Tried to get Franks birth cert. but the county didn't start keeping records until 1880. Anna's father was William Miles Harrelson, Jr. Her mother-Agnes Williamson. Let me know!...

Re: Zirkelbach family from Ridgway, Gallatin County, Ill.

Posted: 4 Jun 2002 11:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Jan 2003 10:49PM GMT
Surnames: ZIRKELBACH. WENZEL.. DIETZ... KEANE.. KIMBRO... MURPHY. LINTZENICH
Hello Jeff,
I am sure glad you found my posting on the Zirkelbach family, I found your posting the other day, and tried to e-mail, but it came back!
my knowledge of the Zirkelbach family is very limited ! as the Surname is that of my Son-in-laws.
how every I do have the names of his direct ancestors, which I feel is not complete..
I did forward your note to my son-in-law Uncle James, I hope and pray that he will answer me.
I am more than willing to share what little information I have with you on the Zirkelbach line. maybe together we can fine the connection.
Please feel free to e-mail me.
Loribee.

Re: Zirkelbach family from Ridgway, Gallatin County, Ill.

Posted: 5 Jun 2002 10:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Jun 2002 2:20AM GMT
Loribee,

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Re: Zirkelbach family from Ridgway, Gallatin County, Ill.

Posted: 6 Jul 2002 12:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Feb 2003 4:39PM GMT
I have a John Urbe Zirkelbach (1878-1966) who married Ida Giese Wardell in Ridgway IL. Giese was her maiden name. I also have some info on Ida, Mamie, John U. (the father). Any connection?
Chris Kemble

Re: Zirkelbach family from Ridgway, Gallatin County, Ill.

Posted: 4 Jul 2006 6:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have the daughter Rachel Regina Zirkelbach she was married in 1874. she is daughter of andrew Zirkelbach

Re: Zirkelbach family from Ridgway, Gallatin County, Ill.

Posted: 1 Jun 2008 10:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Jul 2013 8:20PM GMT
Surnames: Barbara Zirkelbach Wenzel b 1866
Barbara Zirkelbach (my great-grandmother) married George Wenzel in 1880 (as per family bible) However by 1900 census, Barbara is listed with Peter Wenzel,Vanderburgh, Indiana, along with six children (one is my grandfather, John). By 1910 census, I cannot find Barbara, George, or Peter. Family stories from my dad were that "grampa" had given the boys away to other families. (census confirms that) I haven't located the girls, yet. Some of the boys ended up getting married and going to Illinois

I also haven't figured out yet who barbara's parents are, or brothers and sisters. And when they came to US.

Re: Zirkelbach family from Ridgway, Gallatin County, Ill.

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 2:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, it's Rachel again! The Zirkelbach clan moved from Vanderburgh Co. to Gallatin County in 1885. The following is an excerpt from Memoirs of the Lower Ohio Valley Vol II published in 1905.

William J. Zirkelbach

A farmer and stock raiser near Ridgway, Illinois, is a son of Andrew and Katherine (Leutzhuick) Zirkelbach, both natives of Germany, the former of Bavaria and the latter of Prussia.

Andrew Zirkelbach was born June 24, 1827, came with his parents to America when he was about ten years of age. Settled in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, where the father carried on farming until his death at the age of 75. Before Coming to this country he followed the trade of baker, but never worked at it after. His wife came with her parents about the same time. They were married in Vanderburgh County and lived on the same farm, near St. James, for about 35 years. She lived to be 87.

Of their children, William J., Andrew, George, Frank and Lena live in Gallatin County, ILL:
Rachel, Mary, Maggie and Peter lived in Evansville, IN
Barbara, Mena and Mathias are deceased.

Andrew Zirkelbach was always somewhat active in Political affairs and was one of the Prominent Democrats in his neighborhood. His children were all brought up in the Catholic Faith, of which church both himself and wife were members. William J. Zirkelbach was born in Vanderburgh County, Nov 14, 1854. He was educated in the parochial and district schools and lived with his parents until his marriage to Anna K. Wencel of Vanderburgh County. They Continued to live in that county until 1885. When they removed to Gallatin County, locating on a farm, which Mr. Zirkelbach bought, near Ridgway. For sixteen years he lived on this place, one year of that time being engaged in Mercantile pursuits in Ridgway. In 1901 he sold the farm and bought his present place three-fourths of a mile west of Ridgway, where he had a well-improved farming business, devoting much of his time to breeding Aberdeen and Polled Angus Cattle. Like his father Before him he is a Democrat and a Catholic, and takes an interest in both political and church matters. The Children born to William J. and Anna K. Zirkelbach are Andrew, George, Cecilia and Katherine, living in the vicinity of Ridgway: Josie, William M. Eleanora and Rudolph, at home and one who died in infancy.

Re: Zirkelbach family from Ridgway, Gallatin County, Ill.

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 1:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi My name is Dennis Zirkelbach, my father is William Zirkelbach is from Ridgway area.

Re: Zirkelbach family from Ridgway, Gallatin County, Ill.

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 9:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear loribee75,

We've come across your threads dealing with the Zirkelbach family of Vanderburg Co., IN, and Gallatin Co., IL

My wife Becky and I were wondering if you were still trying to find information? My mother is Viola Zirkelbach, daughter of George Vincent Zirkelbach. (There is a Viola M Zirkelbach, but my mother is Viola Laura)Her mother was Rosa Mary Doerr.

We have some additional generations and would be glad to share, if you would like? If so, please write us at:

mbnn@msn.com

Regards

Mike and Becky Meredith

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