Grayson family

Notes


Albert Wilhelm KINNE

Born May 8, 1896, in Ledyard, Iowa.  Graduated from Blue Earth High School in
1914.  Served in the Army in France in WWI.  Graduated from Creighton
University Dental School in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1922, and then went to
Eustis, Nebraska, and practiced dentistry there for five years.  In 1929 he
moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa, and opened his dental practice there, which
continued until retirement in 1979.  Address 1979-80: 368 (or 366) Loomis
Ave, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 50501.  Died July 20, 1984.  Buried in Memorial Park
Cemetery in Fort Dodge.  A copy of his obituary is in one of Emilie's
scrapbooks, and it lists no surviving children.


Albert Wilhelm KINNE

Born May 8, 1896, in Ledyard, Iowa.  Graduated from Blue Earth High School in
1914.  Served in the Army in France in WWI.  Graduated from Creighton
University Dental School in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1922, and then went to
Eustis, Nebraska, and practiced dentistry there for five years.  In 1929 he
moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa, and opened his dental practice there, which
continued until retirement in 1979.  Address 1979-80: 368 (or 366) Loomis
Ave, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 50501.  Died July 20, 1984.  Buried in Memorial Park
Cemetery in Fort Dodge.  A copy of his obituary is in one of Emilie's
scrapbooks, and it lists no surviving children.


Frederick Arthur KINNE

Born December 21, 1902, in Blue Earth, Minnesota.
Address in 1980: 1604 North 13th St., Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501.

Fred gradually got blind, starting at age 6, and was totally blind by age 20.
The blindness was caused by measles, together with a presumed previous case
of scarlet fever (presumably at the same time Albert had scarlet fever) which
was untreated and settled into his eyes.  His optic nerves wasted away.

Walter bought a dairy farm (near Alfonso's farm) for Fred when Fred got
married and gave it to him, thereby keeping a promise he had made to his
mother.  Walter built a house there for the hired man, who did the farm work.
They retired from farming in 1977.

The son Robert now has both farms.

Fred was a piano tuner when he got out of the school for the blind (in
Vinton, Iowa), and someone named Alvin (not Alwin Kinne) took him around to
customers' houses.  He also made rugs.

Died May 12, 1988, and buried in Fort Dodge, Iowa.


Evalena Sophia NOLTE

Born December 13, 1905, near Dallas.
Daughter of William Nolte, of Melcher, Iowa.
Sister of Marie Dora Nolte, wife of Walter Kinne .
Moved to Fort Dodge in 1930, where she worked at the Lutheran Orphan's Home.
Married March 17, 1935, at Knoxville or Melcher.
Died October 13, 1989, at the home of her daughter in rural Thor,
where she had been since April, and buried in Colfax Township cemetery.


John W. ALLISON

John worked for American Motors.


Esther Lilian KINNE

Born Easter, April 23, 1905, in Blue Earth, Minnesota.  Esther and Emilie
Mathilda Theresa Kinne were in nurse's training together at the Lutheran
Hospital in Hampton, Iowa, but Emilie didn't finish.  Alma Sophia Kinne also
was in nurse's training there, but a bit earlier.  Esther got married after
graduation and gave up her nursing career when she got married.  But there is a
picture of three nurses: Emilie, Alma, and Esther, sitting on the roof of the
hospital; it was when Esther was 17, in 1922.  The hospital has since been
demolished.

Esther thinks she has some old pictures stored in boxes in her garage.  She
thinks Alma had red hair.

She doesn't know anything about her grandfather Kinne - her father was pretty
old when she was born, and didn't talk about him much.

Her older siblings learned a bit of German as youngsters, but when World War I
broke out, Germans were burned in effigy in the neighborhood, so they stopped
speaking German at that time.

She had a lung removed at age 50, and was told that it was bad since her youth,
which explains why she couldn't run as fast as the other children when she was
young.

Address 1978-92: 1920 E. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee,
Wisconsin 53207; phone 414-483-6581.

Esther died April 2, 1993.


Johann ZIEHE

Died before October 14, 1818.


Kristine Elisabeth FRICKE

Born June 20, 1744.  
Her father was Heinrich Fricke.
Died March 21, 1823, in Roklum, Germany, leaving two adult children.


Johann Heinrich Wilhelm ZIEHE

Yes, the bride and groom had the same last name.


Johanna Maria Dorothea ZIEHE

Yes, the bride and groom had the same last name.


Marriage Notes for Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Ziehe and Johanna Maria Dorothea ZIEHE-6085

Yes, the bride and groom had the same last name.


Heinrich Andreas Christoph MÜLLER

Born 1820 or 1821.  Married August 8, 1847.  Tailor and farmer.  Lutheran.
Died 1898, buried in Dayton, Iowa.  We should look in the Roklum films again
for Miller ancestors.

SURNAME: Also shown as Miller (Mueller)

GIVEN NAMES: Also shown as Christopher


Charlotta Johanna Wilhelmine ZIEHE

Born November 14, 1822, in Roklum, Germany.

Dale Hiveley records her name as Charlotta Johanna Ziehe, but we got the name
from the old German church records.

Theodor Fredrick Miller went to Dayton and found that her first
name is listed as Charlotta in the burial records at Trinity Lutheran Church.
They used these records in putting the marker on their unmarked grave in the
1980's; it says ``MUELLER, CHARLOTTA 1822-1901, CHRISTOPHER 1821-1989''.

The Miller family is mentioned in the family history provided by Bonnie Lee
Schmidt and by Marjorie Jean Buegler.

There may have been other children, but Fred is the oldest son, and Henry is
the youngest son.  We also have been told that Anna and Henry are the
youngest children of the five children.  Perhaps a search of church books in
Hedeper would turn up the births of the five children.

The family lived in Hedeper, Germany.  The son, Fred Miller, was the first
Miller to come to America, having come in 1862.  He entered the Civil War as a
substitute for a man who wished to stay with his family, thereby earning $200.
He used the money to bring the rest of the family from Germany.  They emigrated
to America with the family of (Franz Christoph) Heinrich Kinne, lived in
Proviso, Illinois, for a while, and moved to Dayton, Iowa, in 1867, occupying
the old Grabenhorst place.

According to Theodor Fredrick Miller, the ship they traveled on was a sailing
ship, and the crossing took three months; moreover, the mother, Johanne, didn't
know about the war until she arrived in America, and she wanted to go back to
Germany immediately to avoid it!

According to Theodor Fredrick Miller, Christoph homesteaded a farm.  It seems
they didn't have clear title to it, and somehow a company called the ``River
Land Company'' that proposed to make the DesMoines River navigable from Keokuk
to Fort Dodge managed to get title to the land for that purpose.  The family
had to pay for the land or move, so son Johann (Henry) took out a $5000
mortgage to help pay for the land and built a house for himself and his family
near the log house of his father.  The company's plan was revealed as
fraudulent when they sent a boat upstream during a flood and never managed to
get it down again.

1  SURN Miller


Sis: Magdalene Ziehe Kinne1  NMAR 1
2  SPOU I855
2  REMA M
1  NCHI 6
2  CHIL
3  NAME Frederich
2  CHIL
3  NAME Andrew Miller
2  CHIL I857
2  CHIL I858
2  CHIL I825
2  CHIL
3  NAME (one other)


BIRTH: Also shown as Born Nov 8 1822


Frederick MILLER

He lived in Chicago in 1867 and had a tailor shop there.


Andrew MILLER

Buried with his parents in the Dayton Cemetery.
Perhaps his wife is buried there, too; we should look.
Perhaps he died young.
According to Theodor Fredrick Miller , he deserted his wife.