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Charles Kagels-Henrietta Gelis Married Chicago 1879

Charles Kagels-Henrietta Gelis Married Chicago 1879

Posted: 13 Jan 2003 8:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kagels Gelis
I am researching the GELIS family in Chicago, and one daughter Henrietta GELIS (also known as Louise GELIS or Louisa GELIS) married Charles KAGELS in Chicago on 26 Oct 1879 at Immanuels Church (Lutheran / Evangelical) -- marriage performed by Rev. Louis Hoelter. She was 21 and he was 25 and they both resided in Chicago.

I have no record of them beyond this, except for a mention of them in the probate records of her parents in 1891, which give no further information.

So if you have any information on them or are a descendant of them, I would very much like to hear from you.

Also William Gelis-Johana Kagels Married Chicago 1876

Posted: 13 Jan 2003 11:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kagels Gelis
It may be that a Gelis brother and sister married a Kagels sister and brother.

I have found the 22 May 1876 marriage at Chicago's St. Matthew's German Evangelical Lutheran Church of William Gelis (the brother of Henrietta Gelis) to Johana Kagels (was she the sister of the Charles Kagels, who married Henrietta Gelis?).

So I am definitely interested to hear from anyone researching either of these lines.

Re: Charles Kagels-Henrietta Gelis Married Chicago 1879

Posted: 1 Jun 2009 10:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
I think I may have some information for you. My grandmother( bd 1899 )was married to a Gelis and I have records about Kagels. Let me hear from you.

Re: Charles Kagels-Henrietta Gelis Married Chicago 1879

Posted: 2 Jun 2009 12:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gelis, Kagel
Yes, I am very interested in this information. I do not know of any other way of contacting you than through this Ancestry.com board.

Re: Charles Kagels-Henrietta Gelis Married Chicago 1879

Posted: 2 Jun 2009 1:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gelis-Kagels
I m currently out of town, but will do some research and get back to you later this week. I looked at your other posts and did not recognize any other names.

Re: Charles Kagels-Henrietta Gelis Married Chicago 1879

Posted: 3 Jun 2009 8:49PM 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.

Re: Charles Kagels-Henrietta Gelis Married Chicago 1879

Posted: 4 Jun 2009 12:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gelis, Kagel, Schaumburg
Hello, Cousin!!

You have the elder William Gelis' siblings wrong. Let's take this to direct e-mail to untangle things. My e-mail is wwjohnston@aol.com -- and I am the one who wrote the Summer 1984 newsletter.

Re: Charles Kagels-Henrietta Gelis Married Chicago 1879

Posted: 4 Jun 2009 12:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am kdramsay@att.net. Let me hear from you.
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