I’m tryng to locate the descendants of the Kirsch family from Lawrenceburg and Aurora in Dearborn County, Indiana.They immigrated from Mutterstadt Germany in 1848 settling first on a farm in Ripley County, Indiana.
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Philip Jacob Kirsch (1806-1880) and Katharina Barbara Lemmert (1807-1889) had the following children: 1.Philip Jacob Kirsch b 1830 died 1905 never married 2.Katharina Barbara Kirsch b (1833-1900) married Johann Martin Koehler (1829-1879) and had the following children (there may be more children): a.Mary Koehler b 1851 – nothing more known b.Elizabeth (Lizzie) Koehler (1854-1884) married Christian Knoebel b 1850 and had the following children: b1Harry Knoebel b 1876 – nothing more known b2Karl Edward Knoebel (1880-1964) married Margaret Elizabeth Fisher (1890-1976) and had two children, Edward Winfield Knoebel b 1917, nothing more known, and Margaret Irene Knoebel (1923-2005) who married Irvin William Bultiman and had 4 children c.Mamie Koehler b 1869 married John Fichter – nothing more known After Johann Martin Koehler’s death, Barbara Kirsch married Charles Schnell in 1880 but had no children. 3.Johannes (John) Kirsch (1835- after1917) – nothing more known.May have married Mary Blatz in Ripley County in 1856.Lived in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1917. 4.Martin Kirsch b 1838, dead before 1917 probably before 1904. served in Civil War, nothing more known 5.Jacob Kirsch (1841-1917) married Barbara Drechsel (1848-1930).They had the Kirsch House (later Neaman Hotel) beside the depot in Aurora.They had the following children: a.Nora Kirsch (1888-1949) married Curtis Lore and moved to Rushville, Indiana.They had the following children: a1Edith Barbara Lore (1908-1960) married John Whitney Ferverda and moved to Silver Lake, Indiana.They had two children, Barbara JeanFerverda and Harold Lore Ferverda. a2Mildred Elvira Lore (1899-1987) married Claude Martin and had James Martin who married Inez Spiker and had 4 children and Jerry Martin who married Shirley and had unknown children a3Eloise Lore (1903-1996) who married Warren Cook and Al Rutland and had no children a4Curtis Lore (1891-1912) never married b.Caroline (Carrie) Kirsch (1871-1906) married Joseph Wymond and had no children c.Margaret Louise (Lou) Kirsch (1873-1940) married Todd Fiske, then a Wellesley and had no children d.Edward Kirsch (1870-1924), died in Edwardsport, Indiana, may have lived in Somerset, Kentucky, married Emma Miller and has the following children: d1.Juanita Kirsch – nothing known d2.Devero Hoffer Kirsch (1899-1975), died in Seelyville, Vigo Co., Indiana, married Mary Schlater and had daughter Mary Kirsch about whom nothing is known. e.George Martin Kirsch, known as Martin, (1868-1949), married Maude Powers (1871-1941) and had children: e1.Edgar Kirsch (1889-1964) married Freida Neely (1895-1937), nothing more known e2.Cecile Kirsch (1892-1988), died in Anderson, Indiana, married Frank Toner (1890-1973), children unknown. f..Ida Caroline “Carrie” Kirsch (1876-1966) married William Galbreath and had no children 6.William Kirsch (b 1844 died before Sept 1904), married Carolyn Kuntz, had 2 boys and 1 girl, names unknown 7.Anna Maria “Mary” Kirsch (b 1847, died after 1917), married Bernhardt Kramer and lived in St. Louis, Missouri in 1917.
In my (deceased) Mother’s things, I found a 1965 letter from a lady who I think is Lorine Weatherby who lived in Cincinnatti, Ohio.There is information regarding other family members, but I don’t know how they connect.I have transcribed the relevant portions below.Lorine mentions:
Cousins Eleanor, Robert and Donald Young Ray and Wilbur Bosse (noted as Aunt Lou’s grandsons – however, I thought she never had children) Edna Lunt (was elderly in 1965)
Lorine gives a summary of her family as follows:
Lorine’s sister is Mardie Endres, retired principal in Cincinnatti, in 1965 teaching English at Presbyterian Mission College in Mississippi Mardie’s Dau Linda - junior at Trinity University in San Antonio (Presbyterian) Mardie’s Dau Erin - married living in Anaheim California, has baby boy
Lorine’s Sister (Juanita Heather I believe, married to Walter Heather in Cincinnati, Ohio) Juanita’s son Roger has two boys and a 3 year old girl Juanita’s daughter Nita has two boys 9 and 6 Juanita’s son Loren Heather (the youngest) - heart specialist at LA county hospital, Ca. (later at University of California at Irvine) - lives at Newport Beach, 4 sons, 12, 9, 4 and 18 mos