Replying to my own message to update, knew nothing a few months ago, have lots now...
My Great Gfather, Frank Simon Burkhard was born in New York in Feb 1850.
My Great Gmother Genevieve A Pischke was born Jan 1850 in W Prussia/Germany, according to various Census, Polish being listed as her mother tongue.
According to one census, she emmigrated to the U.S. in 1867.
I don't know Genevieves or Franks parents names, or any of their siblings.
The first place I find them is in Nebraska. Their oldest son, John S was born in Nebraska in 1871.My Gfather Charles Frank was born in Omaha,Douglas Co, Nebraska in 1874. Frank and Genevieve then moved to Shenandoah, Page Co, Iowa where they had 4 more children, George A, born 1876, Frances V, born 1878, Mary G, born 1881, and Agnes C, born 1885.
Frank and Genevieve were back in Nebraska(Grand Island), Hall Co, in 1910. Frank died there in 1910. Genevieve was still living in Grand Island in 1920. I don't know when she died.
Frank and Genevieves Children spread far and wide....
I first find John S as an adult in Mcfall, Gentry CO, Missouri, in 1900 with wife Leo? I next found John and Leo in Tulsa, Oklahoma, living with their son Bernard,and daughter Yvonne.Bernard is widowed with a 5 month old daughter Bittie Marie.
My Gfather, Charles Frank married Marie Wilhemina LEFEBVRE in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada in 1912.They had 9 children.Won't go into details re this family, too many of them! I will supply details if a Yukon connection rings a bell for anyone.
George Albert married Mary Elizabeth SMITH in Lazear, Delta Co, Colorado in 1911. Rhey were living there in 1920. They had at least 6 children, Esther,Phillip Smith, Albert, Agnes, George,and Joseph .Phillip Smith married Dorothy PFARR.
Frances V married Nicholas H REED in Iowa in 1898, they were divorced at some point, no children.She was living with Genevieve in Grand Island , Nebraska in 1920.
I know little about Mary C...found her in Osborne , Kansas in 1910, single.
Agnes C married Oscar WINDOLPH in Creighton, Nebraska in 1912. I found them in Humphrey, Platte Co, Nebraska in 1920 with 4 daughters, Rita, Norberta, Catherine, and Adelaide. I have a article that says they had 12 children, all of whom, except 1, Gladys, who died in infancy, became priests and nuns!
Does any of this ring a bell with anyone??
Thanks so much for your reply! Indeed Oscar WINDOLPH was married to my Grandfathers youngest sister, Agnes Catherine BURKHARD.
I have been able to gather a lot of information on the Windolph branch of the family, and a fair bit on the Burkhards.
I have very recently made contact with some Windolph/Burkhard relatives in Ill. and WI.They were able to provide me with some more info and stories about the family, including the fact of the cabin at the Stuhr museum. Stories and anecdotes are very important to me. We need names and dates to research, but, I really want to learn as much as I can about families lives.
They had a little more info on the Burkhard side.One of my main goals when starting my research was to find living relatives, so, was thrilled to find them, as I am to hear from you!
I feel as though I know Grand Island , even though I've never been to NE(yet!) My Ggparents Frank and Genevieve Burkhard spent their last years there, and I have found many Windolphs there on various census.
I will email you, wanted to post here first, as, this is what the message boards are all about.