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The Korlaskes, Kellys, & Fitzgeralds of Iowa Updated November 9, 2000
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Story is that my great-grandmother Elizabeth Korlaske (married name) came to this country at age 4 from Czechoslavakia. Married a divorced man from Chicago. Had 5 children, all still living. My great grandfather had children from his previous marriage - but we do not know who they are or where they are. My great-grandma's children are Orphus, Shirley, Jean, Robert and Charlotte. Orphus is married to Margie and lives in Iowa. Shirley is married to Don Conway and lives in Minnesota. Jean (my grandma)is married to Thomas Kelly and lives in Iowa. Robert is married to Doris and lives in Iowa. Charlotte is married to Everett and lives in Iowa. Would love to find out more information on the missing brothers & sisters to those listed above. Jean and Thomas Kelly are my fathers parents. My mothers family is very large and are all over the United States. Many family trees have beens started but I'm not sure they've ever been completed. My grandmother and grandfather were Emmett and Helen Fitzgerald of Fonda, Iowa. They have 15 children, 13 of which are still living. Emmett passed away in 1964 and Helen in 1992. Helen's maiden name was Weiwel. This family is so large I'm not sure how to go about erecting a tree for them. All information is welcome. Thank you.