KIRSCHKE in Schlesien
My Grandfather was Paul Otto AlwinKIRSCHKE, born Oct. 1859 in Goldberg, Schlesien.Today this is called Zlotoryja in Poland.
His Mother was Bertha W. A. BAUDISCH b. 1830 in Lauban.Her Father, Johann Ehrenfried Baudisch was the editor of the Goldberger-Stadtt-Blatt in 1830.Bertha married Franz(?) Kirschke ca. 1858-59.At some point they divorced(?) and Franz is next in Berlin where he is said to have sired two more boys.Son Paul O.A. then is an apprentice in Berlin before, in about 1881-82,he "sneaks" out of Germany and is next found in Ohio, Milwaukee and Texas(by 1881-82). Then he sends for his tiny, old Mother, Bertha Kirschke, to join him in Texas in 1884-85.
I have never been able to find any Kirschkes in Schlesien.Franz had to have come from "somewhere". If anyone has any ideas or hopefully, connections, I look forward to hearing from you.
My regards,Doris Kirschke Brown. . . .A Texan in [email protected]