Pam, I'm glad that your dad is enjoying this.I am too!
Hazel was my great grandmother.I was told my grandmother, Joyce that Hazel was born in Chicago and left home when she was about 15.She married Cecil Bibler and lived in the Toledo Ohio area.
A cousin in Layfette In. said that Emma and Nicholas were both born in Germany (didn't know where in Germany) and that they moved to the Chicago area when she was about 9 years old.They met and married in Chicago.Emma was born 25 Jan 1883 and died 25 Jan 1945 of pnemonia, in Layfette In.Their children are: Orval born 14 June 1902, Grethal born 4 Sept. 1903, Curtis (Charlie) born 5 Oct. 1904, Helen (I was told she married and moved to California) born 9 Mar. 1908, Hazel born 6 Sept. 1909 died 15 Nov. 1981, Oathel born 17 Dec. 1912, Bulla May born 1914, Ines born June 1915 (died at 3yrs), Noble born 8 Mar. 1916, Baby Boy, Margaret (Margaretta) born 1923 d. abt. 1963-64 (she died in a hospital the day before she was to receive a heart transplant), Virginia 1924 (died at 6mths).
I know that most of these people have pasted on, I don't have those dates yet.
I do have some pictures of the family if you would be interested in seeing them.Last time I visited my grandma I went though photo albums.I only scanned the ones that she could remember who the people were or that had names on them.There were quite a few albums and most of the pictures had no dates or names.
Do you have John and Emma Miller Kellenbergers' birth, married and/or dates of death?I have Emma Kellenberger Slaughterbecks birth and death dates (no marriage), but nothing (names or dates) on her family or on Nicholas' family.
I was told that Nicholas had changed the spelling of his name from something like Schlotterbauch to Slaughterbeck at some point.
Thank you so much for all of this information.I look forward to exchanging more information with you and your dad. I guess the two of you would be my distant, distant cousins!