I'm in search of family history of KNISKERN/LEASK/ WHIPPLE and/or NEIMEYER . Kenneth E. Kniskern is my father & Arylne L. Kniskern (nee:Leask) is my mother. I'm in search of any additional information on any of the above families.
KENNETH ELMO KNISKERN DOB:October 16,1916 in Sault Ste. Marie,MI.
Kenneth was employed by the Corp. of Engineers during the war (1940-1944)where he was a photographer and draftsman. He also worked at the Pullar Building and later followed his father's footsteps as an insurance agent with Prudential.
Ken's Father: John Robert Kniskern. DOB: Jan. 28,1887 in Bailey's Harbor, WI. Died: Sept. 1,1969 in Sault Ste. Marie,MI.
Ken's Grandfather: John Steven Kniskern:DOB: Oct.1850 in New York
Ken's Grandmother: Susie K. Kniskern (Nee: Young) DOB: Jan.1853 in Iowa.
Grandparents were married in 1873. Location unknown.Childern: Capitola (1878),Arthur (1881),Grace (1883), John R (1887),Verne(1892),Dallas (1895)
Mother: Mary Ellen Kniskern (Nee: Whipple or Whaples) DOB: July 31,1885 in Green Bay, WI. (?) Died: June 27, 1976 in Sault Ste. Marie,MI.
John Robert Kniskern and Mary Whaples were married in Rapid River, MI. on December 9,1907. Marriage witnessed by: Walter Darrow and Elsie Cole. Cleryman: R. Houston
Grandfather: Myron O. Whaples. DOB: Sept.1842 in Ohio
Grandmother: Margaret (Maggie) Whaples (NEE: Niemeyer)DOB: October 1863 in GERMANY, possibly Berlin.
Myron and Margaret Whaples were married in 1881.Location unknown.
Kenneth Kniskern married ARYLNE LORETTA SYLVESTER ON MARCH 16,1940
ARLYNE L. SYLVESTER: DOB: FEB. 28,1916 IN St. Claire Shores, MI.