Re: Joseph D. Kowalkowski - Minnesota
My Great Grandmother is Frances G. Kowalkowski, also!I have a photocopy of the Catholic church record (written in Latin) of the marriage of Carolus Schmit (also known as Schmid/Schmidt), son of Leopoldi Schmit and Mariae Annae Rotter (umlaut over the o)to Francisca Kavalkofski, daughter of Joannis Kavalkofski and Mariae Weiss on 30 Oct 1882 in St. Cloud, Stearns, MN.Witnesses:Josephus Kovalkofski and Maria Waldorf.
Frances' death (30 Dec 1954 - St. Cloud, Stearns, MN) certificate shows her birth date as 3 Jan 1863 in Breslow, Germany.
Anna Kowalkowski may have been a second wife to John Kowalkowski.
I am descended from Charles and Frances' 3rd child, William Leopold born 20 Jun 1886 at St. Cloud, Stearns, MN...married Frances Weinmann 8 Nov 1910 at Avon, Stearns, MN...died 2 Jul 1944 at Wadena, Wadena, MN.
I have the following children born to Charles and Frances:Rosa Maria A.(1883), Marianne (1885), William Leopold (1886), Leopold George (1887), Catherine Frances (1889), Charles John Andrew (1891), John J. (1892), Albert Eugene (1894), Andrew T (1896) and Alexander Leopold (1899).
I would like to know more about Charles and Frances and their descendants as well as their ancestors.