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Schunke

Posted: 26 Jun 2000 1:48PM GMT
Edited: 28 Jul 2001 2:30PM GMT
Looking for information on Herman and Leaona Schunke family. Both born in Germany. Herman-nov.28,1852. Leona-dec. 3, 1858. Married in Germany 1875.Came to USA around 1885. Had children-Adolph-Emil-William-Renest-Marie (Carl Bretzman)-Emma (Warnke)-Henrietta(Zirkle)-Louise(Wilson)-Herman-and Carl.Some of the children were born in Germany. I am the grandaughter of William.

Re: Schunke

Beth (Zschunke) Fischer (View posts)
Posted: 16 Aug 2001 4:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Zschunke
Hello -

I have a paternal great-grandfather, Adolf Zschunke, married to
Ida. I know that a "Z" may have been added to the surname in the past - a possible connection to our family trees?

I would be happy to provide any information I have in order to help you. I also know of a cousin of my grandfathers, Gus, who lived in Rhode Island. In addition, Elmer, Herman, and Louise are common children names in Adolf's family

Please feel free to e-mail.

Re: Schunke

Posted: 18 Aug 2001 2:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Jan 2002 10:07PM GMT
Beth-wow that zschunke blew my mind. But I believe we are family. Heres my Schunke. My great grandfather Herman, was born nov. 28, 1852 and died april 6, 1858.He and his wife appolia Leona came from germany to the states in the 1880's. They are buried in Thawville Illinois. But started out on the east coast. Here are there childrens names-4 died in infancy-I am told 2 of them were twins born on the ship on the way over and buried at sea. Emil-Adolph-Edith Mae, married Albert Preston-Dorthy Ellen,married George Reiff-Bertha Leona,married Kenneth Weakman-Raymond Adolph,married Milddred Stoup-Frances married Florine Molck-Amelia Mary,married a Fecht-Clara Lucille married Everette DeMoure-Emma married Ernest Warnke-Herman-Henrietta (yettie) married John Zerkle-Mary married carl Bretzman-Elizabeth married Albany Wilson-Carl married a girl named Annie-William Fredrick first married Mattie Lowe and later married Viola Carty (these were my grandparents, any of this fit your family? Hope to hear from you soon.

Re: Schunke

Posted: 29 May 2002 9:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2002 9:38AM GMT
Surnames: Moelck, Molck
I have the obit of Francis Schunke Sr. who was married to Florene Molck my first cousin. this is what it says:

Gilman: Francis J. Schunke Sr., 53, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Mercy Hospital, Urbana.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Rev. Joseph Bleakley officiating. Burial will be at Gilman Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by Onarga Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Reilly Funeral Home.
Mr. Schunke was born Aug. 25, 1925, at Gilman, a son of Adolf and Gertie Mathis Schunke. He married Florene Molek June 12, 1948, at Onarga. She survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Russell Onarga; Francis Jr., Steve and Bruce, all of Gilman; a daughter, Jody Perring, Gilman; Dorothy Reiff, Topeka, Kan,; Bertha Anderson, Piper City; Amelia Thackery, Melvin; Clara DeMoure, Kankakee; a brother, Raymond, Gilman; and eight grandchildren.
Mr. Schunke, a school bus maintenance man for Gilman School District was an Army Veteran of World War II.
A member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Onarga VFW Post and Gilman Moose Lodge, he performed with Jones & Jones country and western band more than nine years. August9, 1979.

Do you have any other info of this family or Florene?

Re: Schunke

Posted: 29 May 2002 9:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2002 9:38AM GMT
Surnames: Moelck, Molck Schunke
Mistake in the obituary of Francis Schunke Sr. It should say Also surviving are four sons, Russell, Onarga; Francis Jr., Steve and Bruce, all of Gilman; a daughter Judy Perring, Chatsworth; five sisters, Edith Carter, Gilman; Dorothy Reiff, Topeka, Kan: Bertha Anderson, Piper City; Amelia Thackery, Melvin; Clara DeMoure, Kankakee; a brother, Raymond, Gilman; and eight grandchildren.

Re: Schunke

Posted: 27 Apr 2010 3:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bretzman
My grandfather is James Emil Bretzman and is the son of Marire and Carl Bretzman. We live in Kankakee, Illinois and my grandfather goes to the cemetary 2x a year to all of his relatives, including Herman and Leona. I would love to know what information you have about them. my grandpa says they came through Ellis Island and spoke low german. Plus my grandpa would love any information too.

Re: Schunke

Posted: 27 Apr 2010 10:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
My grandpa is James bretzman. Son of Marie schunke and Carl bretzman. Every year we go to Herman and Leona's cemetary. I would love Amy information that you have about the family and so would my grandpa. He thinks that they came thru Ellis island. ...did they all come together. I'm trying to start my research for him and couldn't find their names on that database.

Re: Schunke

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 4:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Zschunke
My paternal great-grandfather is also Adolf Zschunke, married to Ida. My paternal grandfather is Elmer Herman Zschunke, married to Mary. I know he had a sister Louise. And a cousin, Gus, in Rhode Island. I was told my grandfather would've liked to relocate to RI, but his wife did not agree, saying "I am a Philadelphia girl."

My father is Elmer Herman Zschunke, married to Anita. My paternal uncle is Richard Adolf Zschunke.

My two older siblings are Richard Elmer and Janice Lynn. I am Beth Cheryl b. 9-9-1964. I can be reached at yougottalaugh@live.com. I feel we are family.
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