Catherine Kirby1,2,3

F, b. 19 December 1867, d. 27 December 1940

Family: John J. Morris b. Mar 1865, d. 30 Sep 1938

Citations

  1. [S775] Interview, Bruce Stewart, October 25, 2007.
  2. [S769] William Sullivan, September 30, 2007 One World Tree download , Kathryn Kirby entry.
  3. [S1879] Cecile Morris entry, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee #01666, Pre-1907 Wisconsin Birth Records, Milwaukee County, reel 199 (Registration date: December 16, 1901).
  4. [S771] 1900 US Census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee City, Washington, DC, ED 152, Page 2A, Ancestry.com; Accessed October 1, 2007.

James Kissane1

M, d. before 25 March 2015
  • Birth*: James Kissane was born.1
  • Death*: He died before 25 March 2015.2

Citations

  1. [S1324] Chicago Tribune, July 26, 1956, page C2, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, accessed February, 2011.
  2. [S945] Facebook, online www.facebook.com, Peggy Janish posted on March 25, 2015 on her Facebook page that Jimmy Kissane had died.

James A. Kissane1,2

M, b. 15 June 1904, d. March 1986
  • Birth: James A. Kissane was born in 1904.3
  • Birth*: He was born on 15 June 1904 at County Kerry, Ireland.4,5
  • Birth: He was born circa 1905 at Ireland.2
  • Marriage*: He married Margarite Mary Woods, daughter of Michael Woods and Margaret "Maggie" Madigan, circa 1929.1
  • (Witness) Census 1930: James A. Kissane appeared on the 1930 census of 9 April 1930 in the household of Mary "Mamie" Agnes Madigan at 3831 W. Polk Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA; Michael and Margaret Woods died in the 1920s. Several of their children, her nieces and nephews, are living with Mary Madigan and her brother Michael Madigan.2
  • Occupation*: James A. Kissane was Laborer at a public utility on 9 April 1930.2
  • Marriage: He married Anastasia "Anna" Woods, daughter of Michael Woods and Margaret "Maggie" Madigan, circa 1959; Anna married her sister's husband sometime after her sister Marguerite died. Anna's first husband had died after only 5 years of marriage. I asked Carleen Maher Malone, niece of Anna and Marguerite Woods Kissane if her two aunts married the same man. She responded on April 13, 2011:
    Yes they did. Anna was married to a Edward Druggan. They were only married about 5 yrs when he died of heart failure. He passed in 1950. Anna was the youngest of the Woods. Margarite Kissane was married about 27 years to James Kissane when she died. Their sister Patrica Fleming thought Anna and Jim should get together and started to play cupid. Many family members felt Anna was too young for Jim, but they married. I believe in 1959 and were married till Anna's death. I was crazy about my Aunt Anna she was the sweetest thing. She had one fault, she was meek. She was old before her time. Now that I'm looking at the date of her death, I can't believe it's been 30 yrs.6
  • Death*: James A. Kissane died in March 1986 at Cook County, Illinois, USA, at age 81.3,4

Family: Margarite Mary Woods b. 5 Jan 1908, d. c 26 Jul 1956

Citations

  1. [S807] Chicago Tribune, September 15, 1949, Part 4, page 8.
  2. [S814] 1930 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 999, Page 4B, Ancestry.com; accessed December 22, 2007.
  3. [S2166] James and Margaret (Woods) Kissane Cemetery marker, Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA, Image posted on Facebook by Annette Malone, June 24, 2015.
  4. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, James Kissane entry, accessed January 7, 2015.
  5. [S1933] Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1871-1940, Index, online www.familysearch.org, Michael Emmett Kissane birth record, April 22, 1936, Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Certificate number 14085 Registration date: April 29, 1936.
  6. [S1327] Carleen Malone, "Confused on Anna vs Marguerite," e-mail to Elaine Beaudoin, April 13, 2011.
  7. [S1324] Chicago Tribune, July 26, 1956, page C2, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, accessed February, 2011.

Michael Emmett Kissane1,2

M, b. 22 April 1936, d. 20 June 2017
  • Birth*: Michael Emmett Kissane was born on 22 April 1936 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.1,3,2
  • Death*: He died on 20 June 2017 at Illinois, USA, at age 81; Visitation Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 3:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral Friday 9:15 am from the funeral home to St. Domitilla Church for 10:00 mass. Internment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. For further info 708-F-U-N-E-R-A-L.3
  • Burial*: He was buried on 23 June 2017 at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA.3
  • Biography*: A Tribute to Michael E. Kissane by his nephew Louie. Posted on Facebook by Maddi Morelli, June 24, 2017.

    My Uncle Mickey was pretty near a perfect man. He was so thoughtful and caring to all, especially to me and my family. It's hard to image going forward without him.

    We were so blessed to have him in our lives. He treated me and my kids as if we were his own children. He spread love and laughter where ever he went and made life long friends along the way.

    Throughout my entire life, my Uncle has had a major influence on me. I'd look at him and marvel at how he always had a smile on his face and could make everyone around him feel better.

    He would never lecture or reprimand anyone, but he lead by example. I can honestly say, I've never heard him say anything bad about anyone and he never complained.

    If you had a problem, he was more than willing to help. If you needed to vent, he was a patient listener. If you needed someone to cheer you up? Mickey was your guy.

    He was never jealous, in fact, he was genuinely happy for those who found good fortune. He would give you the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it.

    One example of his selflessness was when he made a loan to my dad to help him start his company when no else would. He made him that loan even though it was all he had in his savings. Yet, he gave that loan willingly and without any expectation of repayment. That loan was so critical to the success of my Dad's business that he never forgot Mickey's generosity and praised Mickey until the day he passed.

    Mickey was not just a very handsome, generous and kind man. He was also extremely talented. He was a gifted artist and incredibly creative. He could paint and draw wonderfully. He always had a unique and clever art and craft project going on.

    Mickey's smile and endearing personality lit up every room he ever walked into. I'm sure we all agree, Mickey had a special ability to make you smile and laugh.

    He was always ready to share a good joke. I've never met anyone who knew as many jokes as he did. One better then the next. His joyful, kind, encouraging, and charismatic personality made my Uncle everyone's favorite.

    Mickey brought out the best in all of us. Most importantly, he showed us how to enjoy life and how to treat one another. He knew that true happiness is not how much you accumulate along the way, but how much love you spread. Mickey mastered the art of spreading love.

    Thank you uncle Mickey for bringing so much love and happiness to me and my family. You have inspired and influenced so many of us with your beautiful and heartfelt love.

    In closing, I think it's only fitting we end with a joke in true Mickey style. Here is one of my favorites he shared with me along the way:
    One night, Mrs McMillen answers the door to see her husbands best friend, Paddy, standing on the doorstep.

    "Hello Paddy, but where is my husband? He went with you to the beer factory"

    Paddy shook his head. "Ah Mrs McMillen, there was a terrible accident at the beer factory, your husband fell into a vat of Guinness stout and drowned"

    Mrs McMillen starts crying. "Oh don't tell me that, did he at least go quickly?"

    Paddy shakes his head. "Not really - he got out 3 times to pee!"

    God bless you Uncle Mickey. You have certainty earned your place in heaven.4

Citations

  1. [S1324] Chicago Tribune, July 26, 1956, page C2, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, accessed February, 2011.
  2. [S1933] Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1871-1940, Index, online www.familysearch.org, Michael Emmett Kissane birth record, April 22, 1936, Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Certificate number 14085 Registration date: April 29, 1936.
  3. [S2496] Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, June 21, 2017, On-line via Legacy.com.
  4. [S945] Facebook, online www.facebook.com, Post by Maddi Morelli on her page, June 24, 2017.

Barbara Knappstein1

F, b. 17 May 1861, d. 3 March 1931

St. Benedict's Cemetery, Chicago
  • Birth*: Barbara Knappstein was born on 17 May 1861.1,3
  • Residence*: She lived before 1886 at Jefferson, Cook County, Illinois, USA.2
  • Name Variation: As of before May 1886, Barbara Knappstein was also known as Knapstein.2
  • Marriage License: She and John Niederehe obtained a marriage license on 10 May 1886 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.1
  • Married Name: As of 25 May 1886,her married name was Niederehe.1
  • Marriage*: She married John Niederehe at St. Peter Church, Skokie (Nile Center), Cook County, Illinois, USA, on 25 May 1886.1,2
  • Biography*: No children were born of this marriage.4
  • Note: Barbara Knappstein and John Niederehe The grave marker for Johann and Barbara Niederehe in St. Boniface Cemetery, is identically carved on the reverse side, but with the name Weis. The information includes: Frank Weis, born 13 Aug. 1855; died 6 Sept. 1916 and Angela Weis born 28 July 1857, died 20 May 1941. At this time (101015) I do not know the relationship between the Niederehes and the Weis'. GPS coordinates of marker: N41° 58' 12.2"/W 87° 39' 54.1" after 1915.3
  • Residence: Barbara Knappstein lived on 1 April 1915 at 2965 Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.4
  • Death*: She died on 3 March 1931 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA, at age 69.1,3

Family: John Niederehe b. 19 Jan 1857, d. 19 Mar 1915

Citations

  1. [S1261] Niederehe-Knappstein Illinois Marriage Certificate: FamilySearch.org, Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920, no. 102496.
  2. [S1306] Marriage Register Entry: entry for Johan Niederehe and Barbara Knapstein, May 25, 1886 St. Peter Church, Skokie, Illinois, Family History Library, MF#1548257, Baptisms, Communions, Confirmations, Marriages, deaths, 1868-1914.
  3. [S1262] Johann and Barbara Niederehe Cemetery grave stone, St. Boniface Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.
  4. [S1737] Probate Court of Cook County #24244 (Doc. 149, page 433), Proof of Heirship, Barbara Niederehe deposition, April 1, 1915, 4 pages.

Ferdinand Knappstein1

M, b. before 1841
  • Birth*: Ferdinand Knappstein was born before 1841; Birth year assumed based on birth date of daughter.1
  • Marriage*: He married Theresa Trehler circa 1860; Marriage date one year before birth of daughter.1
  • Residence*: They resided at Jefferson, Cook County, Illinois, USA, before 1886.1

Family: Theresa Trehler b. b 1841

Citations

  1. [S1306] Marriage Register Entry: entry for Johan Niederehe and Barbara Knapstein, May 25, 1886 St. Peter Church, Skokie, Illinois, Family History Library, MF#1548257, Baptisms, Communions, Confirmations, Marriages, deaths, 1868-1914.

Leonard J. Kneidl1,2

M, d. 3 January 1971

Family: Rita M. Hincks b. 5 Feb 1916, d. c 10 Dec 1977

Citations

  1. [S1396] Chicago Tribune, February 8, 1954, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Chicago Tribune (1849-1987), accessed June 1, 2011.
  2. [S1346] Cook County Clerk's Office, online http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com, Kneidl-Hincks Marriage, accessed June 2, 2011, certificate #2235442.
  3. [S1346] Cook County Clerk's Office, online http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com, Kneidl-Hincks Marriage July 12, 1952, certificate #2235442, accessed June 2, 2011.
  4. [S1346] Cook County Clerk's Office, online http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com, Leonard Kneidl, death certificate #600301, accessed June 2, 2011.
  5. [S1399] Chicago Tribune, January 5, 1971, page 22, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Chicago Tribune (1849-1987), accessed June 1, 2011.

Edward Martin Kralovec1,2,3

M, b. 29 September 1888, d. April 1967

Family: Elsa Vopicka b. 23 Dec 1893, d. 6 Oct 1981

Citations

  1. [S2217] Chicago Tribune, March 6, 1966, page b9, ProQuest, Accessed August 26, 2015.
  2. [S2209] Chicago Tribune, September 6, 1935, page 14, ProQuest, accessed August 25, 2015.
  3. [S2228] Joseph R. Sullivan, "Vopicka-Kubin Family Group Sheet."
  4. [S309] US Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current, Ancestry.com, Edward Kralovec, accessed September 7, 2015.
  5. [S1421] Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1871-1920, online Ancestry.com, Edward M. Kralovec - Elsie A. Vopicka, 22 Nov 1916. Accessed September 15, 2015.

Bertha Agnes Kreft1,2

F, b. 29 September 1885, d. 20 April 1967

Citations

  1. [S1504] April 19 1910 US Census, Oregon, Wasco County, Dalles City, Washington, DC, ED 304, sheet 4B, Family History Library, MF# 1375303, accessed April 6, 2004.
  2. [S1864] Basel/Tozzi Family Tree, "Paul L. F. Kreft Family Group Sheet", Printed from online genealogy database. Owner: karolbasel.

Charles August Kreft1,2

M, b. 7 August 1887, d. 10 July 1904

Citations

  1. [S1494] 1900 US Census, Oregon, Clackamas County, Highland Precinct, Washington, DC, ED 83, Page 7B, Ancestry.com, accessed April 2, 2012.
  2. [S1864] Basel/Tozzi Family Tree, "Paul L. F. Kreft Family Group Sheet", Printed from online genealogy database. Owner: karolbasel.
  3. [S411] California Death Index, online Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, accessed April 4, 2004; Charles Kreft entry, cert #862.
  4. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Catherine Ann "Kate" McIntyre Kreft grave, information created by Dolly Purcell, added December 1, 2009; accessed: October 2, 2013.