Yes Peter- we were having a bit of problems whith this old computer.It's getting slow like me.I have done 17 families of genealogy.My husband's Granmother, Amelia Tibulski Collins seems to remain much of a mystery. The women that the Tibulski's married seem to be guite unknown to us. We only know that FritzTibulski ,married Anna Bertha Dannavitz. When they were born is unkn to us.We only have knowledge of one child born to Fritz and Anna Bertha Dannavitz Tibulaski Edward Tibulski born June 2,1859 died March 8, 1931 Marie Gutt.He married Marie Gutt born December 12, 1855 daughter of Gottfried and Charlotte Garman.She died March 7, 1926. Both born in Germany and died in Taylorville, ILlinois and buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Children of Edward and Marie Gutt Tibulski were: ALmelia Tibulski Mary (Marie?) Tibulski Eugene (Zeke) Tibulski
This list goes on until we went to the Catholic Church and found 3 more children of Joseph and Amelia Tibulski Collins They were baptized and died at 3 months to a year. Helena, Antonius, and Bronislawa or (Bernard) Marie Tibulski married (Erdmann) Edward Hartig and had a son, a Paul Edward Hartig according to the Baptismal records at the Lutheran Church. Skpping around--her niece Ida Hartig Macek and her daughter Mary came to see us and gave us a lot ofinformation.Mary (Maria) was indeed the daughter of Edward and Maria Tibulski as well Eugene (Zeke tibulski.Mary (maria) was born September 3, 18900 in Essen Germany.She married Erdmann Hartig on Sept 7, 1916 in Decatur, IL. Ida Hartig Macek came to U.S. from Germany on aug. 4, 1923.She gave us several bible that belonged to Maria. This is what I have.We were just out at the cemetery to clean our relatives stones and we seen where the Tibulski's were buried.I want to go back out and take a photo of it.Would be glad to have you enlighten us about the Tibulski's before 1850's Anna & Jim Collins. Ps. Jim's grandfather Collins could not read, understand or write the English language, he let other people sign his name and he just made a big X.He was still doing that when he died at the age of 67. His real name was Kalinauskas. He didn't change it-but people did.His application for citizenship was written Kolins. Go Figure.