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Table of contents Dedication and Legend of Symbols Foreword and Acknowledgements The History of the name “Gottschalk,” and
the origin of the Family Coast of Arms The Geography and description of Remsede, Germany, the parental home, the church, and
the village The beginning of the Gottschalk Genealogy Descendants of Heinrich Clemens August Gottschalk, Germany Descendants
of Bernard Henry Gottschalk, Pittsburg, PA Descendants of John Henry Gottschalk, Pittsburg, PA. Descendants of William Ludwig
Gottschalk—Pittsburgh, PA. Descendants of George Henry Gottschalk—Kansas Priests and Nuns in our history Index of Families
DEDICATION To all our parents , grandparents, who inspired us with their courage and good example, and above all, who kept our
religious heritage in highest esteem, we dedicate this volume, so as an humble return of our love and gratitude.
LEGEND OF SIGNS AND SYMBOLS 1) In This book, every name is followed by a date, which always signifies the date of birth. 2) 2)
Within each of the 5 main branches, each child will be given its own special serial number, which will also be used to identify the
child and sits spouse when they are listed as a family. All married persons can thus be traced back to the family which they were
born. 3) 3) 00=this sign indicates “double rings” and is a symbol of marriage. 4) 4) ==this cross, following a name, indicated that they
are deceased, and the date following, when available, and tell of the date of death. FOREWARD With the celebration of the Bi-
Centennial year of our Country, many documents and date have come alive, to awaken in the minds of our American citizens how
rich their heritage over the past two hundred years has been. It makes people more proud of their Country, and spurs them on to
learning more about its history. In the same spirit, many family histories have appeared in print in recent years to motivate, to
remind the present generation and those yet to come, just who their ancestors were, from where they originated and what kind of
people their forefathers really were. It has been a matter of great curiosity for me over a span of years, to wish for a clearer picture
of our own Gottschalk relationship.
For many years my relives have suggested that somebody should make this research! It is difficult for me to understand how George
Henry Gottschalk (188 to 1917), with his education and years of teaching, never thought to set to writing the history of his family,
together with the migration of his three brothers and himself over to America. , beginning with the year 1867. The written
documents and information an of those years in our relationship were, to say the least very meager. Over the last fifteen years, this
feeling of curiosity that possessed me became a determined desire to find an answer. It became clearer to me, that if there was to
be a Family Tree Record, I had better take the task in hand now. Being inexperienced in this type of work the beginnings were
naturally difficult and disheartening, because I could not find sources of information about whether there were relatives of our
Grandparents will living in Germany, and if so, what was their present address. Without this first step, I knew there would be no
adequate “Family Story”. At least three or four persons going to Germany had promised me an honest search in the area of
Osnabrueck, but it always ended in failure. In May of 1973, I met a man in Victoria, Kansas, named Mr. Heinrich Witteman, whose
wife was a nice to Fr. Jordon Hammel, Capuchin. This gentleman was from Mannheim, Germany, working in the Police Department.
He listened to my story of frustrations, and then made me a solemann promise to make a thorough search in the Remsede,
Germany, area, where our grandparents were born and raiseDIED This was in May. His promise was” You will hear from me,”
Nothing happened for eight months, and I thought it would end in the usual failure. Suddenly in January a letter arrived from
Germany, telling me that Mr. Witteman had located a living relatiutiveve in that area, named Elizabeth Gottschalk, age 74 years,
together with her address. I wasted no time writing alerter to her, explaining my projected Family Tree. Very quickly, Elizabeth
Gottschalk’s married daughter, Hedwig Holtmeier, answered my letter, assuring me that her grandparent and pours were truly
brothers. The rest of the history is in the first portion of our genealogy, Mrs. Holtmeir very graciously got all possible records from
the old parish church, and whose records date back three hundred years. Through her efforts we have all the information from the
home of our grandparents that was possible to finDIED It remained bow only to gather the information of the relatives in Pittsburg,
Pa., and the Kansas area, which make up the contents of these books.
THE NAME “Gottschalk” HAS A VERY ANCENT AND INTERESTING ORIGIN. Because OF ITS CENTURIES OF USE AND ABUSE. It is not
too surprising to find that ITS CORRECT SPELLING MAY BE DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH. It contains two words: “Gott” and “Schalk.” The
word Gott obviously means Gods. The problem arises with the second word “Schalk.” This is the crucial word, in old English writings,
this word appeared with precisely the same spelling as in the family name, and it meant simply “servant.” Men, who worked in the
service of royalty or people of greater means and wealth, were called “Schalks. This word was taken forever into the early German
language with the same meaning of servant. In later years, the meaning of Schalk grew to take the meaning of a mischievous fellow.
In very early centuries in Germany, the name Gottschalk appeared as a family name, meaning very simply “God’s servant.” Through
the centuries, this name took on many variations in spelling, due to doubt, to the fact that names were carelessly written as they
sounded, or the fact that many people simply could not spell their name correctly. The word “Gott” alone, sometimes appears as
“Got.” “God,” “Gad,” “Cut,” or “Gat.” The second wor5d, “Schalk” appears in many more variations, for example,” “Schlat,” “Sc hall,”
“Schalck,” or Shalk.” It you join these two words in all their possible variations; you can understand why the family name took on
endless variety of spellings. It might be of interest to mention some people in early history bore this name. 1. Gottschalk of Orbits,
who lived from 803 to 869, a Benedictine monk and theologian. He defected from the Catholic Church mainly because of his false
teachings on the doctrine of Predestination. 2.
2. Gottschalk of Limburg, Germany. He lived from 1010 to 1098. He was a poet.
3. HISTORY OF THE GOTTSCHALK NAME AND COAT OF ARMS THE REMSEDE AREA Remsede is a small village, which is situated in the
northern section of Germany, at the end of the Teutoburg forest, surrounded on both sides at the base of a series of low foot hills.
The big city of Osnabrueck is just 13 miles to the north, a city of about 150,000 inhabitants. Remsede was always a rather small rural
village, and at the present time there are only about 800 inhabitants. It is a lush farm area which is set back from any heavy highway
traffic. Up until a few years ago, Remsede was an independent town, but in recent years they joined three little villages under one
mayor. The area is now called Laer-Remsede. The two little towns are about two miles apart. In earlier 1800, the address for
Remsede inhabitants was written in this way: Kingdom of Hannover, Principality of Osbabrueck, and town of Remsede. Hence you
see that Remsede used to belong to the Kingdom of Hannover, not the town of Hannover. This led some of our relatives to say that
our ancestry was from Hannover, Germany, which was not too accurate. The nearest large city, Osbabrueck, is just 13 miles to the
north. Most of their business, advanced schooling, and other needs, were taken care of in this large city. On the map of Germany,
just look for Osnabrueck, and Remsede is just 13 miles due south. In modern West Germany, the country is divided into States,
similar to our division in America. Remsde is in the state known as Lower Saxony. The pictures in this chapter show you: 1) The
picture of the little village 2) A composite of four buildings in the town 3) A picture of their very famous, ancient church 4) An aerial
view of the home, just outside Remsede, of our earliest known relatives. The white portion of the building was the original home,
and a portion in dark, has been added in the course of time. "Today the home is no longer in existence. All members of the first
family were born and raised in this home. One of the most unique buildings in Remsede is the little parish church, under the
patronage of St. Augustine. In 1935 they celebrated the eleven hundred the year of it counting. What makes it so unique is that is
became an official pilgrimage chapel. It is quite authentic, that this altar was built back in the year 734. Many people from as far as
Cologne made pilgrimages to this highly indulged chapel. Pictures show its earliest form with the tall, spire, but in recent years a
new tower has been built, giving it a different look. The pictures of the village will give you some idea of the lovely, quiet Remsede,
in which our early grandparents lived their early lives. Being nestled in this valley-like forest, away from the thoroughfare, it is easy
to see that they loved its quiet and peaceful retreat.
The Beginning of the Gottschalk Genealogy Since the parish of St. Anthony's at Remsede was a Pilgrimage Chapel over the centuries,
all of the church records for both Remsede and Laer, Germany, were kept in the St. Mary's Parish Church records for both Remsede
and Laer, Germany, about two and a half miles from Remsede. In these books, which date back three hundred years, the following is
written by its pastor: "The oldest entries at Laer, with the family name of "Gottschalk" date back to the year 1794." The very first
parents found in that area were: Anton Gottschalk and A. Catherina Leinker There is no record of where they came from, or who
their forbearers were. They simply appeared suddenly, with the baptism of their son, Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk who is the
ancestor of all the Gottschalk’s mentioned in this book. Whether or not they had other children is unknown.
Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk
FATHER: Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk Oct. 10, 1794
MOTHER: Sophia Massmann May 9, 1801 to Jul 21, 1826
First Marriage: September 28, 1824
CHILDREN: 1. Johann Heinrich Gottschalk FeBORN 20, 1825 to Jul 27, 1837 Second Marriage:
MOTHER: Anna Maria Hagedown Apr 5, 1802 Marriage: Nov 21, 1826
CHILDREN:
2. George Heinrich Gottschalk Sep 13, 1827 to Jan 8, 1830 3. Maria Catherine Gottschalk Feb 13, 1829 to Aug. 8, 1830 4. Maria
Catharina Gottschalk Oct. 4, 1830 to May 12, 1833 5. Maria Elizabeth Gottschalk Dec. 24, 1832 to 1894 6. Franz Anton Gottschalk
Oct. 2, 1834 to Dec. 27, 1834 to U.S.A. 7. Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk Feb 7, 1836 to Apr 26, 1915 to U.S.A. 8. George Heinrich
Gottschalk FeBORN 18, 1838 to Nov 15, 1917 to U.S.A. 9. Johann Heinrich Gottschalk May 6, 1839 to Mar 9, 1907 10. Wilhelm
Gottschalk Jun 16, 1841 to Dec. 22, 1842 11. Heinrich Clemens August Gottschalk Nov. 21, 1842 to Dec. 22, 1906 to U.S.A. 12.
Wilhelm Ludwig Gottschalk May 9, 1844 to Jul 22, 1877
HEINRICH CLEMENS AUGUST GOTTSCHALK was the eleventh child born of the union to Bernard and Anna Maria (Hagedown)
Gottschalk, of Remsede, Germany. Of the five boys who survived birth and were married, August Gottschalk was the only one to
remain in Germany. He inherited the home where the family was born and raiseDIED He most likely had military service in the
German army, and when he retired from that, he took up the trade of farmer, village official and father. In the earlier years after the
brothers separated, there was some communication between August and those in the United States. Unfortunately it did not
continue, so that the only information remaining to us in the United States was the fact that there were relatives in Germany.
Fortunately, Father Timothy succeeded in making contact with them, and as a result we have the complete record of the first family
in our genealogy.
FAMILY OF HEINRICH CLEMENS AUGUST GOTTSCHALK
FATHER: HEINRICH CLEMENS AUGUST GOTTSCHALK Nov. 21, 1842 to Dec. 22, 1906
Mother: Gertrude Knefler Jun 6, 1838 to Aug. 3, 1894 in Remsede, Germany MARRIED: September 5, 1867 in Remsede, Germany
CHILDREN: Bernhard Gottschalk Dec 14, 1867 to Dec. 3, 1954 2. Anton Gottschalk Dec. 30, 1872 to Feb 15, 1927 3. George Gottschalk
Dec. 28, 1876 to Feb 3, 1938 4. Heinrich Gottschalk Aug 12, 1881 to Nov 8, 1871 1.
FAMILY OF BERNHARD GOTTSCHALK
2. FATHER: BERNHARD GOTTSCHALK Dec. 14, 1867 to Dec. 3, 1954 3. MOTHER: Katherina Dierker Jan. 1, 1867 to Dec. 6, 1933
Marriage date Unknown CHILDREN: 4. August Gottschalk Oct. 20, 1895 to May 24, 1966 5. Bernhard Gottschalk Oct. 10, 1897 to Apr.
25, 1928 6. 7. Gertrude Gottschalk? 1900? 1907 7. Anton Gottschalk Jan 17, 1902 to Nov 10, 1965 8. George Gottschalk? 1904 to Abt.
24, 1927 9. Gertrude Gottschalk Apr. 12, 1907 to June 4, 1955 5. FAMILY OF AUGUST GOTTSCHALK 6. FATHER: August Gottschalk
Oct. 20, 1895 to May 24, 1966 7. MOTHER: Elizabeth Riepe Jan. 4, 1898 MARRIED: No v. 29, 1922
CHILDREN: 10. Hedwig Gottschalk Nov. 3, 1923 to May 7, 1957 11. Hilde Gottschalk Jan. 28, 1926 to Sept. 22, 1954 12. Else
Gottschalk May 19, 1928 to Oct. 4, 1956 11.
FAMILY OF HEINRICH HOLTMEYER
FATHER: Hienrich Holtmeyer Apr. 11, 1922 to Aug. 9, 1969 in Galen, Germany
MOTHER: Hedwig Gottschalk Nov. 3, 1923 MARRIED: May 7, 1957 in Glane, Germany
CHILDREN: Angelika Holtmeyer Apr 6, 1958 Ulrike Holtmeyer Sept. 30, 1959 Rudolf Holtmeyer Jan. 3, 1962 2.
FAMILY OF ANTON GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Anton Gottschalk Dec. 30, 1872 to FeBORN 15, 1927
MOTHER: Anna Maria Pohlman Jul 24, 1879 to Nov. 6, 1960 Marriage date unknown
CHILDREN: 17. August Gottschalk FeBORN 13, 1906 to Aug. 20, 1972 18. In Wellendorf, Germany 19. 187. Maria Gottschalk (no
dates) lives Hitler, Germany Klara Gottschalk (no dates) lives in G. MARRIED Huette, Germany 20. Regina Gottschalk (no dates) lives
in Dissent, Germany 21. Gertrude Gottschalk (no dates) lives in Remsede, Germany
3. FAMILY OF GEORGE GOTTSHALK FATHER: George Gottschalk Dec. 28, 1876 to FeBORN 1938 MOTHER: Gertrude Dammann
FeBORN 7, 1881 to June 22, 1954 In Harsewindkel, Germany
CHILDREN: 22. Bernhardine Gottschalk Jun 19, 1921 Heinrich and Klara Gottschalk from Bad Rhotenfelde, Germany. Klara Gottschalk
is the oldest and nearest living relative in Germany at the present time. She writes to Father Timothy very faithfully.
3. FAMILY OF HEINRCH GOTTSCHALK
FATHER: Heinrich Gottschalk Aug. 12, 1881
MOTHER: Clara Louise Hemsath Apr 25, 1890 MARRIED: May 9, 1914 CHILDREN: 23. Josef Gottschalk Killed in WWII 24. Paula
Gottschalk Jun. 26, 1921 in Bad Rothenfelde, Germany 23. FAMILY OF KURT BRUKE
FATHER: Kurt Brunke Jul 24, 1925
MOTHER: Paula Gottschalk Jun 26, 1921 MARRIED: August 29, 1953
CHILDREN: 24. Mechthild Brunke Dec. 16, 1954 25. Petra Brunke July 12, 1960
BERNARD HEINRICH GOTTSCHALK was the oldest of the four boys who came to America August 17, 1867. Also it states that he was
married in Breese, Illinois, and Nov. 28, 1867. We have a strong suspicion that he came alone, and that the other brothers followed
later. Before leaving his home stead, his records tell of his freely enlisting in 1st K.DIEDR. (A German army regiment) of the
Hannover Germany Government. This enlistment lasted from 1855 to 1856. Shortly thereafter, he set sails to America. Not too long
after his marriage in Breese, Ill., he came to Pittsburg, Pa., where he finally made his permanent home, and raised a large family of
14 children. Unfortunately, so many of the children died in early age, or infancy. His must have been a distressing life, since only five
of the large family became of marriageable age, and did marry. He did visit his brother George Henry in Schoenchen, Kansas once.
They also corresponded very much by mail and their letter were very lengthy and of a very spiritual nature.
FAMILY OF BERNARD HENRY GOTTSCHALK
FATHER: Bernhard Henry Gottschalk FeBORN 7, 1836 to April 26, 1915 in Remsede, Germany
MOTHER: Anna Weber Oct. 30, 1843 to Oct. 16, 1906 in Burlage, Germany MARRIED: Nov. 26, 1867 in Bresse, Ill.
CHILDREN: 1. Bernard Gottschalk FeBORN 1, 1868 to Jul 29, 1870 2. Henry (Heinrich) Gottschalk Apr 1, 1869 to Dec. 27, 1881 3.
Katherina (Mary Catherine) Gottschalk Feb 22, 1870 to May 19, 1871 4. Bernard William Gottschalk Sept 29, 1871 to Sept 12, 1872 5.
Anna Bernadine Gottschalk Jun 24, 1873 to June 23, 1875 6. Bernard Henry Gottschalk Mar 15, 1875 to Sept 23, 1941 7. Mary
Caroline Gottschalk Jan. 17, 1877 to June 17, 1888 8. Anna Marie Gottschalk Jul 14, 1879 to Oct. 1, 1880 9. Mary Regina Gottschalk
Jul 14, 1879 to Feb 23, 1923 10. Francis William Gottschalk Mar 12, 1881 to Nov. 20, 1922 11. Casper Bernard Gottschalk Mar 12,
1881 to Dec. 9, 1883 12. Anna Elizabeth Gottschalk Jul 31, 1883 to Dec. 9, 1883 13. Michael Joseph Gottschalk Jun 21, 1885 to Nov.
22, 1947 14. Julius Gottschalk Jan. 24, 1889 to June 12, 1890
6. FAMILY OF BERNARD HENRY GOTTSCHALK
FATHER: Bernard Henry Gottschalk Mar 15, 1875 to Sept. 23, 1941 MOTHER: Anna C. Keitgen Dec. 17, 1878 to Dec. 6, 1946
MARRIED: August 28, 1900, Pittsburg, Pa.
CHILDREN: Angelbertum (Anna Elizabeth Gottschalk Mar 10, 1902 to May 28, 1924 Henry Bernard Gottschalk Jul 24, 1903 to Dec. 20,
1903 William Bernard Gottschalk Oct. 16, 1908 to Jul 28, 1909 There is somewhat of a mystery or doubt surrounding the Name of
Mary Regina Gottschalk. In the family record, kept in the Family Bible of Bernard Henry Gottschalk, the name Mary Regina
Gottschalk does appear, born on the same date as that of Mary Regina Gottschalk. Anna Maria, however, died on October 1, 180,
and Mary Regina lived a long married life. The Grandchildren of Mary Regina insist that she belongs to the family of Bernard Henry
Gottschalk, but we cannot find her baptismal certificate. We have accepted the word of the grandchildren, and concluded that Anna
Maria and Mary Regina Gottschalk were twins.
8. FAMILY OF JACOB CARL BONGARTZ
FATHER: Jacob C. Bongartz Oct. 15. 1873 to Jun 19, 1980
MOTHER: Mary Regina Gottschalk Jul 14, 1879 to FeBORN 23, 1923 MARRIED: May 20, 1894 at St. Augustine’s Pittsburgh, Pa.
CHILDREN: 17. ANNA Mary Adelaide Bongartz Dec. 24, 1895 to May 7, 1960 18. George Aloysius Bongarzt Nov.3, 1899 to Jan. 5, 1898
19. Bernard Jacob Bongartz Oct. 30, 1898 to May 15, 1899 20. Agnes Catherine Bongartz Nov. 3, 1899 to May 2, 1945 21. Anthony
Emil Bongartz Sept. 25, 1901 to May 24, 1943 22. Jacob Henry Bongartz May 30, 1904 to Jul 4, 1952 23. Francis William Bongartz Aug
11, 1906 to Jul 15, 1972 24. Bernard Aloysius Bongartz Oct. 31, 1908 May 15, 1966 25. George Albion Bongartz Oct. 31, 1908 to April
8, 1960 26. Hyacinth Joseph Bongartz Dec. 4, 1911 to Jul 6, 1966 17.
FAMILY OF CHARLES JOHN FRANCISCUS FATHER: Charles John Franciscus?
MOTHER: Anna Mary Adelaide Bongardtz Dec. 24, 1895 to May 7, 1960 MARRIED: May 26, 1920
CHILDREN: 27. Mary Adelaide Franciscus Feb 24, 1921 28. Charles Jacob Franciscus Jun 15, 1922 29. Anna Agnes Franciscus Feb 26,
1924 30. Regis Anthony Franciscus Apr 28, 1926 26.
FAMILY OF SAMUEL J. McAFEE FATHER: Samuel J. McAfee?
MOTHER: May Adelaide Franciscus Feb 24, 1921 MARRIED: August 10, 1940
CHILDREN: 31. Charles William McAfee Dec. 7, 1941 32. Regis Samuel McAfee May 17, 1945 33. Michael James McAfee Sept 10, 1947
34. Kevin Joseph McAfee Feb 27, 1953 35. Mary Anne Adelaide McAfee May 17, 1955 31.
FAMILY OF CHARLES WILLIAM McAFEE
FATHER: Charles William McAfee Dec. 7, 1941
MOTHER: Mary Louise Dancison? MARRIED: MAY 24, 1963
CHILDREN: 36. Renee Louise McAfee Mar 16, 1966 37. Charles John McAfee Nov. 22, 1967 38. Kelly Anne McAfee Apr 15, 1971
32. FAMILY OF REGIS SAMUEL McAfee
FATHER: Regis Samuel McAfee May 17, 1945
MOTHER: Norma V. King? MARRIED: June 25, 1967
33. FAMILY OF MICHAEL JAMES McAFEE
FATHER: Michael James McAfee Sept 10, 1947
MOTHER: Kathleen Klaybor? MARRIED: Aug 19, 1967
CHILDREN: 39. Robert James McAfee May 30, 1968 40. Jeremy Thomas McAfee Sept 22, 1969 41. Melissa Anne McAfee Jul 1, 1973
First Generation 1. Philip Frederick1 Gottschalk was born in Hortonville, NY December 17, 1882. Philip died December 1966 in
Hankins, Sullivan Co., NY, at 83 years of age. He married Edith St. John October 13, 1910. Edith was born in Fremont, Sullivan Co., NY
March 13, 1888. Edith was the daughter of Berdine St. John and Helen Sarah Strain. Edith died July 1985 in Hankins, Sullivan Co., NY,
at 97 years of age. Philip Frederick Gottschalk and Edith St. John had the following children: +
2 i. Philip S.2 Gottschalk was born July 15, 1911. + 3 ii. Robert Bruce Gottschalk was born April 11, 1913. + 4 iii. James Joseph
Gottschalk was born July 27, 1918.
Second Generation 2. Philip S.2 Gottschalk (Philip Frederick1) was born in Hankins, Sullivan Co., NY July 15, 1911. He married
Dorothy McGuire March 20, 1938. Dorothy was born in Calicoon, NY March 20, 1918. Philip S. Gottschalk and Dorothy McGuire had
the following child: 5 i. Lou Ann3 Gottschalk. She married Sigfried Kelting. Sigfried was born in Germany.
The History of the name “Gottschalk,” and the origin of the Family Coast of Arms The Geography and description of Remsede,
Germany, the parental home, the church, and the village The beginning of the Gottschalk Genealogy Descendants of Heinrich
Clemens August Gottschalk, Germany Descendants of Bernard Henry Gottschalk, Pittsburg, PA Descendants of John Henry
Gottschalk, Pittsburg, PA. Descendants of William Ludwig Gottschalk—Pittsburgh, PA. Descendants of George Henry Gottschalk—
Kansas Priests and Nuns in our history
Index of Families DEDICATION To all our parents , grandparents, who inspired us with their courage and good example, and above
all, who kept our religious heritage in highest esteem, we dedicate this volume, so as an humble return of our love and gratitude.
LEGEND OF SIGNS AND SYMBOLS 1) In This book, every name is followed by a date, which always signifies the date of birth. 2) 2)
Within each of the 5 main branches, each child will be given its own special serial number, which will also be used to identify the
child and sits spouse when they are listed as a family. All married persons can thus be traced back to the family which they were
born. 3) 3) 00=this sign indicates “double rings” and is a symbol of marriage. 4) 4) ==this cross, following a name, indicated that they
are deceased, and the date following, when available, and tells of the date of death. FOREWARD With the celebration of the Bi-
Centennial year of our Country, many documents and date have come alive, to awaken in the minds of our American citizens how
rich their heritage over the the past two hundred years has been. It makes people more proud of their Country, and spurs them on
to learning more about its history. In the same spirit, many family histories have appeared in print in recent years to motivate, to
remind the present generation and those yet to come, just wo their ancestors were, from where they originated and what kind of
people their forefathers really were. It has been a matter of great curiosity for me over a span of years, to wish for a clearer picture
of our own Gottschalk relationship. For many years my relives have suggested that somebody should make this research! It is
difficult for me to understand how George Henry Gottschalk (188 to 1917), with his education and years of teaching, never thought
to set to writing the history of his family, together with the migration of his three brothers and himself over to America. , beginning
with the year 1867. The written documents and information anof those years in our relationship were, to say the least very meager.
Over the last fifteen years, this feeling of curiosity that possessed me became a determined desire to find an answer. It became
clearer to me, that if there was to be a Family Tree Record, I had better take the task in hand now. Being inexperienced in this type
of work the beginnings were naturally difficult and disheartening, because I could not find sources of information about whether
there were relatives of our Grandparents will living in Germany, and if so, what was their present address. Without this first step, I
knew there would be no adequate “Family Story”. At least three or four persons going to Germany had promised me an honest
search in the area of Osnabrueck, but it always ended in failure. In May of 1973, I met a man in Victoria, Kansas, named Mr. Heinrich
Witteman, whose wife was a nice to Fr. Jordon Hammel, Capuchin. This gentleman was from Mannheim, Germany, working in the
Police Department. He listened to my story of frustrations, and then made me a solemann promise to make a thorough search in the
Remsede, Germany, area, where our grandparents were born and raiseDIED This was in May. His promise was” You will hear from
me,” Nothing happened for eight months, and I thought it would end in the usual failure. Suddenly in January a letter arrived from
Germany, telling me that Mr. Witteman had located a living relatiutiveve in that area, named Elizabeth Gottschalk, age 74 years,
together with her address. I wasted no time writing alerter to her, explaining my projected Family Tree. Very quickly, Elizabeth
Gottschalk’s married daughter, Hedwig Holtmeier, answered my letter, assuring me that her grandparent and pours were truly
brothers. The rest of the history is in the first portion of our genealogy, Mrs. Holtmeir very graciously got all possible records from
the old parish church, and whose records date back three hundred years. Through her efforts we have all the information from the
home of our grandparents that was possible to finDIED It remained bow only to gather the information of the relatives in Pittsburg,
Pa., and the Kansas area, which make up the contents of these books.
THE NAME “Gottschalk” HAS A VERY ANCIENT AND INTERESTING ORIGIN. Because OF ITS CENTURIES OF USE AND ABUSE. It is not
too surprising to find that ITS CORRECT SPELLING MAY BE DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH. It contains two words: “Gott” and “Schalk.” The
word Gott obviously means Gods. The problem arises with the second word “Schalk.” This is the crucial word, In old English writings,
this word appeaed with precisely the same spelling as in the family name, and it meant simply “servant.” Men, who worked in the
service of royalty or people of greater means and wealth, were called “Schalks. This word was taken fover into the early German
language with the same meaning of servant. In later years, the meaning of Schalk grew to take the meaning of a mischievous fellow.
In very early centuries in Germany, the name Gottschalk appeared as a family name, meaning very simply “God’s servant.” Through
the centuries, this name took on many variations in spelling, due to doubt, to the fact that names were carelessly written as they
sounded, or the fact that many people simply could not spell their name correctly. The word “Gott” alone, sometimes appears as
“Got.” “God,” “Gad,” “Cut,” or “Gat.” The second wor5d, “Schalk” appears in many more variations, for example,” “Schlat,” “Sc hall,”
“Schalck,” or Shalk.” It you join these two words in all their possible variations; you can understand why the family name took on
endless variety of spellings. It might be of interest to mention some people in early history bore this name. 1. Gottschalk of Orbits,
who lived from 803 to 869, a Benedictine monk and theologian. He defected from the Catholic Church mainly because of his false
teachings on the doctrine of Predestination.
2. Gottschalk of Limburg, Germany. He lived from 1010 to 1098. He was a poet.
3. HISTORY OF THE GOTTSCHAL NAME AND COAT OF ARMS THE REMSEDE AREA Remsede is a small village, which is situated in the
northern section of Germany, at the end of the Teutoburg forest, surrounded on both sides at the base of a series of low foot hills.
The big city of Osnabrueck is just 13 miles to the north, a city of about 150,000 inhabitants. Remsede was always a rather small rural
village, and at the present time there are only about 800 inhabitants. It is a lush farm area which is set back from any heavy highway
traffic. Up until a few years ago, Remsede was an independent town, but in recent years they joined three little villages under one
mayor. The area is now called Laer-Remsede. The two little towns are about two miles apart. In earlier 1800, the address for
Remsede inhabitants was written in this way: Kingdom of Hannover, Principality of Osbabrueck, and town of Remsede. Hence you
see that Remsede used to belong to the Kingdom of Hannover, not the town of Hannover. This led some of our relatives to say that
our ancestry was from Hannover, Germany, which was not too accurate. The nearest large city, Osbabrueck, is just 13 miles to the
north. Most of their business, advanced schooling, and other needs, were taken care of in this large city. On the map of Germany,
just look for Osnabrueck, and Remsede is just 13 miles due south. In modern West Germany, the country is divided into States,
similar to our division in America. Remsde is in the state known as Lower Saxony. The pictures in this chapter show you: 1) The
picture of the little village 2) A composite of four buildings in the town 3) A picture of their very famous, ancient church 4) An aerial
view of the home, just outside Remsede, of our earliest known relatives. The white portion of the building was the original home,
and a portion in dark, has been added in the course of time. "Today the home is no longer in existence. All members of the first
family were born and raised in this home. One of the most unique buildings in Remsede is the little parish church, under the
patronage of St. Augustine. In 1935 they celebrated the eleven hundred the year of it counting. What makes it so unique is that is
became an official pilgrimage chapel. It is quite authentic, that this altar was built back in the year 734. Many people from as far as
Cologne made pilgrimages to this highly indulged chapel. Pictures show its earliest form with the tall, spire, but in recent years a
new tower has been built, giving it a different look. The pictures of the village will give you some idea of the lovely, quiet Remsede,
in which our early grandparents lived their early lives. Being nestled in this valley-like forest, away from the thoroughfare, it is easy
to see that they loved its quiet and peaceful retreat. The Beginning of the Gottschalk Genealogy Since the parish of St. Anthony's at
Remsed was a Pilgrimage Chapel over the centuries, all of the church records for both Remsed and Laer, Germany, were kept in the
St. Mary's Parish Church records for both Remsede and Laer, Germany, about two and a half miles from Remsede. In these books,
which date back three hundred years, the following is written by its pastor: "The oldest entries at Laer, with the family name of
"Gottschalk" date back to the year 1794." The very first parents found in that area were: Anton Gottschalk and A. Catherina Leinker
There is no record of where they came from, or who their forebearers were. They simply appeared suddenly, with the baptism of
their son, Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk Who is the ancestor of all the Gottschalk’s mentioned in this book. Whether or not they had
other children is unknown.
Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk
FATHER: Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk Oct. 10, 1794
MOTHER: Sophia Massmann May 9, 1801 to Jul 21, 1826 First Marriage: September 28, 1824
CHILDREN: 1. Johann Heinrich Gottschalk FeBORN 20, 1825 to Jul 27, 1837
Second Marriage:
MOTHER: Anna Maria Hagedown Apr 5, 1802
Marriage: Nov 21, 1826
CHILDREN: 2. George Heinrich Gottschalk Sep 13, 1827 to Jan 8, 1830 3. Maria Catherine Gottschalk Feb 13, 1829 to Aug. 8, 1830
4. Maria Catharina Gottschalk Oct. 4, 1830 to May 12, 1833
5. Maria Elizabeth Gottschalk Dec. 24, 1832 to 1894
6. Franz Anton Gottschalk Oct. 2, 1834 to Dec. 27, 1834 To U.S.A.
7. Bernhard Heinrich Gottschalk Feb 7, 1836 to Apr 26, 1915 To U.S.A. 8. George Heinrich Gottschalk FeBORN 18, 1838 to Nov 15,
1917 To U.S.A.
9. Johann Heinrich Gottschalk May 6, 1839 to Mar 9, 1907 10. Wilhelm Gottschalk Jun 16, 1841 to Dec. 22, 1842
11. Heinrich Clemens August Gottschalk Nov. 21, 1842 to Dec. 22, 1906 To U.S.A. 12. Wilhelm Ludwig Gottschalk May 9, 1844 to Jul
22, 1877
HEINRICH CLEMENS AUGUST GOTTSCHALK was the eleventh child born of the union to Bernard and Anna Maria (Hagedown)
Gottschalk, of Remsede, Germany. Of the five boys who survived birth and were married, August Gottschalk was the only one to
remain in Germany. He inherited the home where the family was born and raiseDIED He most likely had military service in the
German army, and when he retired from that, he took up the trade of farmer, village official and father. In the earlier years after the
brothers separated, there was some communication between August and those in the United States. Unfortunately it did not
continue, so that the only information remaining to us in the United States was the fact that there were relatives in Germany.
Fortunately, Father Timothy succeeded in making contact with them, and as a result we have the complete record of the first family
in our genealogy.
FAMILY OF HEINRICH CLEMENS AUGUST GOTTSCHALK
FATHER: HEINRICH CLEMENS AUGUST GOTTSCHALK Nov. 21, 1842 to Dec. 22, 1906
Mother: Gertrude Knefler Jun 6, 1838 to Aug. 3, 1894
In Remsede, Germany MARRIED: September 5, 1867 in Remsede, Germany
CHILDREN: Bernhard Gottschalk Dec 14, 1867 to Dec. 3, 1954 2. Anton Gottschalk Dec. 30, 1872 to Feb 15, 1927 3. George Gottschalk
Dec. 28, 1876 to Feb 3, 1938 4. Heinrich Gottschalk Aug 12, 1881 to Nov 8, 1871 1.
FAMILY OF BERNHARD GOTTSCHALK
2. FATHER: BERNHARD GOTTSCHALK Dec. 14, 1867 to Dec. 3, 1954 3. MOTHER: Katherina Dierker Jan. 1, 1867 to Dec. 6, 1933
Marriage date Unknown
CHILDREN:
4. August Gottschalk Oct. 20, 1895 to May 24, 1966
5. Bernhard Gottschalk Oct. 10, 1897 to Apr. 25, 1928
6. Gertrude Gottschalk? 1900? 1907
7. Anton Gottschalk Jan 17, 1902 to Nov 10, 1965
8. George Gottschalk? 1904 to Aoct. 24, 1927 9. Gertrude Gottschalk Apr. 12, 1907 to June 4, 1955
5. FAMILY OF AUGUST GOTTSCHALK
6. FATHER: August Gottschalk Oct. 20, 1895 to May 24, 1966 7. MOTHER: Elizabeth Riepe Jan. 4, 1898 MARRIED: No v. 29, 1922
CHILDREN:
10. Hedwig Gottschalk Nov. 3, 1923 to May 7, 1957 11. Hilde Gottschalk Jan. 28, 1926 to Sept. 22, 1954 12. Else Gottschalk May 19,
1928 to Oct. 4, 1956 11.
FAMILY OF HEINRICH HOLTMEYER
FATHER: Hienrich Holtmeyer Apr. 11, 1922 to Aug. 9, 1969 in Galen, Germany
MOTHER: Hedwig Gottschalk Nov. 3, 1923 MARRIED: May 7, 1957 in Glane, Germany
CHILDREN: Angelika Holtmeyer Apr 6, 1958 Ulrike Holtmeyer Sept. 30, 1959 Rudolf Holtmeyer Jan. 3, 1962
2. FAMILY OF ANTON GOTTSCHALK
FATHER: Anton Gottschalk Dec. 30, 1872 to FeBORN 15, 1927
MOTHER: Anna Maria Pohlman Jul 24, 1879 to Nov. 6, 1960 Marriage date unknown
CHILDREN: 17. August Gottschalk FeBORN 13, 1906 to Aug. 20, 1972 18. in Wellendorf, Germany 19. 187. Maria Gottschalk (no
dates) lives Hitler, Germany Klara Gottschalk (no dates) lives in G. MARRIED Huette, Germany 20. Regina Gottschalk (no dates) lives
in Dissent, Germany 21. Gertrude Gottschalk (no dates) lives in Remsede, Germany
3.FAMILY OF GEORGE GOTTSHALK
FATHER: George Gottschalk Dec. 28, 1876 to FeBORN 1938
MOTHER: Gertrude Dammann FeBORN 7, 1881 to June 22, 1954 In Harsewindkel, Germany
CHILDREN:
22. Bernhardine Gottschalk Jun 19, 1921 Heinrich and Klara Gottschalk from Bad Rhotenfelde, Germany. Klara Gottschalk is the
oldest and nearest living relative in Germany at the present time. She writes to Father Timothy very faithfully.
3. FAMILY OF HEINRCH GOTTSCHALK
FATHER: Heinrich Gottschalk Aug. 12, 1881
MOTHER: Klarar Luise Hemsath Apr 25, 1890 MARRIED: May 9, 1914 CHILDREN: 23. Josef Gottschalk Killed in WWII 24. Paula
Gottschalk Jun. 26, 1921 In Bad Rothenfelde, Germany
23. FAMILY OF KURT BRUKE
FATHER: Kurt Brunke Jul 24, 1925
MOTHER: Paula Gottschalk Jun 26, 1921 MARRIED: August 29, 1953 CHILDREN: 24. Mechthild Brunke Dec. 16, 1954 25. Petra Brunke
July 12, 1960
BERNARD HEINRICH GOTTSCHALK was the oldest of the four boys who came to America August 17, 1867. Also it states that he was
married in Breese, Illinois, Nov. 28, 1867. We have a strong suspicion that he came alone, and that the other brothers followed later.
Before leaving his home stead, his records tell of his freely enlisting in 1st K.DIEDR. (A German army regiment) of the Hannover
Germany Government. This enlistment lasted from 1855 to 1856. Shortly thereafter, he set sails to America. Not too long after his
marriage in Breese, Ill., he came to Pittsburg, Pa., where he finally made his permanent home, and raised a large family of 14
children. Unfortunately, so many of the children died in early age, or infancy. His must have been a distressing life, since only five of
the large family became of arraigeable age, and did marry. He did visit his brother George Henry in Schoenchen, Kansas once. They
also correspeonded very much by mail and their letter were very lengthy and of a a very spiritual nature.
FAMILY OF BERNARD HENRY GOTTSCHALK
FATHER: Bernhard Henry Gottschalk FeBORN 7, 1836 to April 26, 1915 in Remsede, Germany
MOTHER: Anna Weber Oct. 30, 1843 to Oct. 16, 1906 In Burlage, Germany MARRIED: Nov. 26, 1867 in Bresse, Ill.
CHILDREN: 1. Bernard Gottschalk FeBORN 1, 1868 to Jul 29, 1870
2. Henry (Heinrich) Gottschalk Apr 1, 1869 to Dec. 27, 1881
3. Katherina (Mary Catherine) Gottschalk Feb 22, 1870 to May 19, 1871
4. Bernard William Gottschalk Sept 29, 1871 to Sept 12, 1872
5. Anna Bernadine Gottschalk Jun 24, 1873 to June 23, 1875
6. Bernard Henry Gottschalk Mar 15, 1875 to Sept 23, 1941
7. Mary Caroline Gottschalk Jan. 17, 1877 to June 17, 1888
8. Anna Marie Gottschalk Jul 14, 1879 to Oct. 1, 1880
9. Mary Regina Gottschalk Jul 14, 1879 to Feb 23, 1923
10. Francis William Gottschalk Mar 12, 1881 to Nov. 20, 1922
11. Casper Bernard Gottschalk Mar 12, 1881 to Dec. 9, 1883
12. Anna Elizabeth Gottschalk Jul 31, 1883 to Dec. 9, 1883
13. Michael Joeph Gottschalk Ju 21, 1885 to Nov. 22, 1947
14. Julius Gottschalk Jan. 24, 1889 to June 12, 1890
6. FAMILY OF BERNARD HENRY GOTTSCHALK
FATHER: Bernard Henry Gottschalk Mar 15, 1875 to Sept. 23, 1941 MOTHER: Anna C. Keitgen Dec. 17, 1878 to Dec. 6, 1946
MARRIED: August 28, 1900, Pittsburg, Pa.
CHILDREN: Angelbertum (Anna Elizabeth Gottschalk Mar 10, 1902 to May 28, 1924 Henry Bernard Gottschalk Jul 24, 1903 to Dec. 20,
1903 William Bernard Gottschalk Oct. 16, 1908 to Jul 28, 1909 There is somewhat of a mystery or doubt surrounding the Name of
Mary Regina Gottschalk. In the family record, kept in the Family Bible of Bernard Henry Gottschalk, the name Mary Regina
Gottschalk does appear, born on the same date as that of Mary Regina Gottschalk. Anna Maria, however, died on October 1, 180,
and Mary Regina lived a long married life. The Grandchildren of Mary Regina insist that she belongs to the family of Bernard Henry
Gottschalk, but we cannot find her baptismal certificate. We have accepted the word of the grandchildren, and concluded that Anna
Maria and Mary Regina Gottschalk were twins.
8. FAMILY OF JACOB CARL BONGARTZ
FATHER: Jacob C. Bongartz Oct. 15. 1873 to Jun 19, 1980
MOTHER: Mary Regina Gottschalk Jul 14, 1879 to FeBORN 23, 1923 MARRIED: May 20, 1894 at St. Augustine’s Pittsburgh, Pa.
CHILDREN: 17. ANNA Mary Adelaide Bongartz Dec. 24, 1895 to May 7, 1960 18. George Aloysius Bongarzt Nov.3, 1899 to Jan. 5, 1898
19. Bernard Jacob Bongartz Oct. 30, 1898 to May 15, 1899 20. Agnes Catherine Bongartz Nov. 3, 1899 to May 2, 1945 21. Anthony
Emil Bongartz Spt. 25, 1901 to May 24, 1943 22. Jacob Henry Bongartz May 30, 1904 to Jul 4, 1952 23. Francis William Bongartz Aug
11, 1906 to Jul 15, 1972 24. Bernard Aloysius Bongartz Oct. 31, 1908 May 15, 1966 25. George Albion Bongartz Oct. 31, 1908 to April
8, 1960 26. Hyacinth Joseph Bongartz Dec. 4, 1911 to Jul 6, 1966 17.
FAMILY OF CHARLES JOHN FRANCISCUS
FATHER: Charles John Franciscus ?
MOTHER: Anna Mary Adelaide Bongardtz Dec. 24, 1895 to May 7, 1960 MARRIED: May 26, 1920
CHILDREN: 27. Mary Adelaide Franciscus Feb 24, 1921 28. Charles Jacob Franciscus Jun 15, 1922 29. Anna Agnes Franciscus Feb 26,
1924 30. Regis Anthony Franciscus Apr 28, 1926
26. FAMILY OF SAMUEL J. McAFEE FATHER: Samuel J. McAfee ? MOTHER: May Adelaide Franciscus Feb 24, 1921 MARRIED: August
10, 1940
CHILDREN: 31. Charles William McAfee Dec. 7, 1941 32. Regis Samuel McAfee May 17, 1945 33. Michael James McAfee Sept 10, 1947
34. Kevin Joseph McAfee Feb 27, 1953 35. Mary Anne Adelaide McAfee May 17, 1955 31.
FAMILY OF CHARLES WILLIAM McAFEE
FATHER: Charles William McAfee Dec. 7, 1941
MOTHER: Mary Louise Dancison ? MARRIED: MAY 24, 1963
CHILDREN: 36. Renee Louise McAfee Mar 16, 1966 37. Charles John McAfee Nov. 22, 1967 38. Kelly Anne McAfee Apr 15, 1971
32. FAMILY OF REGIS SAMUEL McAfee
FATHER: Regis Samuel McAfee May 17, 1945
MOTHER: Norma V. King ? MARRIED: June 25, 1967
33. FAMILY OF MICHAEL JAMES McAFEE
FATHER: Michael James McAfee Sept 10, 1947
MOTHER: Kathleen Klaybor ? MARRIED: Aug 19, 1967
CHILDREN: 39. Robert James McAfee May 30, 1968 40. Jeremy Thomas McAfee Sept 22, 1969 41. Melissa Anne McAfee Jul 1, 1973
34. FAMILY OF KEVIN JOSEPH McAFEE
FATHER: Kevin Joseph McAfee Feb 27, 1953
MOTHER: Marily K. Kirkbride ? MARRIED: Sep 9, 1972
CHILDREN: Sean Patrick McAfee Oct 8, 1973 17.
FAMILY OF CHARLES JOHN FRANCISCUS FATHER: Charles John Franciiscus ?
MOTHER: Anna Mary Adelaid Bongartz Dec. 24, 1895 MARRIED: MAY 26, 1920
CHILDREN: 27. Mary Adelaide Franciscus FeBORN 24, 1921
28. Charles Jacob Francisscus Jun 15, 1922 29. Anna Agnes Franciscus FeeBORN 26, 1924 30. Regis Anthony Franciscus Apr 28, 1926
27. FAMILY OF SAMUEL J. McAFEE FATHER: SAMUEL J. McAFEE ? MOTHER: Mary Adelaide Franciscus Feb 24, 1921
MARRIED: August 10, 1940
CHILDREN: 31. Charles William McAfee Dec. 7. 1941
32. Regis Samuel McAfee May 17, 1945
33. Michael James McAfee Spt. 10, 1947
34. Kevin Joseph McAfee FeBORN 27, 1953 34.a Maray Anne Adelaide McAfee May 17, 1955
31. FAMILY OF CHARLES WILLIAM McAFEE
FATHER: Charles William McAfee Dec. 7, 1941
MOTHER: Mary Louise Dancison ?
CHILDREN: 35. RENNE LOUISE McaFEE mAR 16 1966
36. CHARLES JOHN McaFEE nOV. 22, 1967 37. KELLY ANNE McaFEE Apr 15, 1971
32. FAMILY OF REGIS SAMUEL McAFEE FATHER: REGIS SAMUEL MCaFEE mAY 17, 1945
MOTHER: Norma V. King ?
MARRIED: Jun 25, 1967
33. FAMILY OF MICHAEL JAMES McAFEE
FATHER: Michael James McAfee May 30, 1968
MOTHER: Kathleen Klaybor ? MARRIED: Aug 19, 1967
CHILDREN: 38. Robert James McAfee May 30, 1968 39. Jeremy Thomas McAfee Sept. 22, 1969 40. Melissa Anne McAfee Jull 1, 1973
72. FAMILY OF ROY CHARLES BONGARTZ
FATHER: Roy Charles Bongartz Jan. 1, 1930
MOTHER: Ellen Fleming ? MARRIED: SEPT. 12, 1958
CHILDREN: 76. Eris Charles Bongartz Nov. 22, 1960 77. Gerhard Thomas Bongartz Jan 27, 1962 78. Paul Jacob Bongartz Aug. 21, 1963
79. Noel Fleming Bongartz Oct. 23, 1964 80. Theresa Ellyn Bongartz Jun 13, 1966
25. FAMILY OF GEORGE ALBION BONGARTZ
FATHER: Gorge Albion Bongartz Oct. 31, 1908 to Apr 8, 1960 MOTHER: Rose Ll. Hickey ? MARRIED: Oct. 9, 1932
26. FAMILY OF HYACINTH JOSEPH BONGARTZ
FATHER:. Hyacinth Joseph Bongardt Dec. 4, 1911 to Jul 6, 1966 MOTHER: Janet Remaley MARRIED: Jan. 10, 1945
CHILDREN: 81. Charles Jacob Bongartz Jan. 15, 1946 to Apr 25, 1968 82. Kenneth Phillip Bongartz Apr. 1, 1948 83. James Carl
Bongartz Jul 4, 1960
82. FAMILY OF KENNETH PHILIP BONGARTZ
FATHER: Kenneth Phillip Bongartz Apr. 1, 1948
MOTHER: Anita Oliver ?
WILLIAM FRANCIS GOTTSCHALK William Francis Gottschalk was just called “Frank.” He was the third of the large family of Bernard
Henry Gottschalk to arrive at the marriageable age. The mortality in this family was very high, with only five of fourteen children
reaching marriage age. Frank was a twin, though they never bore such a close resemblance to each other, and in personality, they
were far different. His twin brother was called “Barney.” Frank was a quiet person and living in Pittsburg, Pa., he spent some time
working in the Steel Plant of the United Engineering Co. How long he worked there is not certain, but at one time in his life, he took
up painting houses and all that goes with it. He died at a comparatively early age, and it is said, he died of painter’s cholic.
9. FAMILY OF WILLIAM FRANICS GOTTSCHALK
FATHER: William Francis (Frank W.) Gottschalk Mar. 12, 1881 to Nov. 22, 1922
MOTHER: Anna Lobenz Jan. 1882 MARRIED: 1900
CHILDREN: 83. Angelian Gottschalk Jul 8, 1901 to Apr. 19, 1942 84. Bernard A. Gottschalk Jun. 28, 1903 to Dec. 20, 1903 85. Francis
Jacob (Frank W.) Gottschalk May 3, 1905 to Sept. 3, 1973 86. Vincent BORN Gottschalk Jul 2, 1910 to Sept. 3, 1973
84. FAMILY OF HARRY JACKSON FATHER: Harry Jackson Jun 20, 1901 to Dec. 2, 1946
MOTHER: Angelian Gottschalk Jul. 8, 1901 to Apr. 19, 1942 CHILDREN: 87. Vernon Earl Jackson Dec. 28, 1923
88. FAMILY OF VERNON EARL JACKSON
FATHER: Vernon Earl Jackson Dec. 28, 1923
MOTHER: Virginia Lutz Sept. 13, 1925 MARRIED: Aug. 7, 1948 CHILDREN: 89. Christann Jackson Sept. 30, 1954 90. Scott Jackson
FeBORN 9, 1961
85. FAMILY OF FRANCIS W. GOTTSCHALK SR.
FATHER: Francis W. Gottschalk, Sr. May 3, 1905 to Feb 1960 MOTHER: Theresa May Carter May 4, 1906 to Aug. 15, 1966 MARRIED:
FeBORN 17, 1926
CHILDREN: 91. Frank W. Gottschalk Jr. Aug. 10, 1926 92. Vincent BORN Gottschalk Oct. 12, 1929 93. Clark Robert Gottschalk Aug. 31,
1943 NOTE: Frank W. Gottschalk, Sr. was awarded the Carnegie Hero Award, when he was killed trying to save another man on
Neville Island at the former Pittsburg Coke and Chemical Co.
91. FAMILY OF FRANK W. GOTTSCHALK, JR.
FATHER: Frank W. Gottschalk, Jr. Aug. 10, 1926
MOTHER: Catherine MARRIED Grajewski Mar. 7, 1927 MARRIED: Oct. 14, 1950
92. FAMILY OF VINCENT BORN GOTTSCHALK
FATHER: Vincent BORN Gottschalk Oct. 12, 1929
MOTHER: Unknown-now divorced MARRIED: Nov. 12, 1960 CHILDREN: 93. Todd Gottschalk 1964 94. Tracy Gottschalk Jan. 2, 1962
86. FAMILY OF VINCENT BORN GOTTSCHALK
FATHER: Vincent BORN Gottschalk Jul. 2, 1910
MOTHER: Martha Reichert Dec. 12, 1912
MARRIED: Jul 12, 1938
CHILDREN: 95. Linda Gottschalk Sept. 1, 1940 96. Gary Gottschalk FeBORN 10, 1946
96. FAMILY OF JOSEPH DEBALDO
FATHER: Joseph Debaldo Oct. 21, 1940
MOTHER: Linda Gottschalk Sept. 1, 1940
MARRIED: Nov. 5, 1960
CHILDREN: 97. Daniel J. DeBaldo Oct. 27, 1961 98. Teresa A. DeBaldo Apr. 1, 1963 99. Jeanne MARRIED DeBaldo May 6, 1964
97. FAMILY OF GARY GOTTSCHALK
FATHER: Gary Gottschalk FeBORN 10, 1946
MOTHER: Melody Ann Sair Sept. 9, 1947
MARRIED: APR 8, 1967
CHILDREN: 100. Lori Ann Gottschalk Mar. 25, 1969
101. Gary Gottschalk Nov. 20, 1972
FAMILY OF CASPER BERNARD GOTTSCHALK Casper Bernard Gottschalk, the second part of the twin combination was called
“Barney.” Barney was also associated with the Steel Mills, working in the United Engineering Co., the Frank Keelang Plant, but he
was a foreman. As a result, he was financially a little more comfortable. His home was in Sharpsburg, Pa. He was quite a mechanic,
and he is remembered as having an auto in the 1920’s, a Harry C. Stutz Special. Barney had a small family of three children. He was
very sure of this own judgments. “This was due in large part from being a Mill foreman. FATHER: Bernard Casper Gottschalk Mar . 12,
1881 to FeBORN 22, 1948 MOTHER: Clara Barbara Kruth Jun 13, 1883 to Aug. 30, 1965 102. Bernard J. Gottschalk Aug. 10, 1905 103.
Norman Gottschalk Aug. 11, 1915 to Aug. 7, 1967 104. Regis Gottschalk Jul 28, 1920
103. FAMILY OF BERNARD J. GOTTSCHALK
FATHER: Bernard J. Gottschalk Aug. 10, 1905
MOTHER: Marie Penish Jun. 16, 1907 MARRIED: JUN. 27, 1928 CHILDREN: 105. Marie Gottschalk Dec. 2, 1945
106. Bernadette Gottschalk Jul 31, 1941
107. FAMILY OF WILLIAM CONNOR FATHER: William Connor 1941 MOTHER: Bernadette Gottschalk Jul 31, 1941
CHILDREN: 108. Paula Connor Dec. 19, 1962 106.
FAMILY OF MICHAEL BOSIO
FATHER: Michael Bosio Nov. 19, 1944
MOTHER: Marie Gottschalk Dec.2, 1945
MARRIED: Jun 21, 1969
CHILDREN: 109. Michelle Bosio Jan. 22, 1973
104. FAMILY OF NORMAN GOTTSCHALK
FATHER: Norman Gottschalk Aug. 11, 1915 to Aug 7, 1967
MOTHER: Helen Burr Nov. 24, 1915 to Dec. 25, 1968 MARRIED: Nov. 9, 1936
CHILDREN: 110. Marlene F. Gottschalk Dec. 3, 1939 111. Regis BORN Gottschalk Aug. 20, 1937 112. Norman Gottschalk Apr. 25, 1944
113. Bernard J. Gottschalk May 10, 1955
111. FAMILY OF RAYMOND C. LEWIS, JR.
FATHER: Raymond C. Lewis, Jr. Nov. 20, 1938
MOTHER: Marlene F. Gottschalk Dec. 3, 1939
MARRIED: June 17, 1958
CHILDREN: 114. Raymond C. Lewis, 3rd Sept. 6, 1962 115. George BORN Lewis Aug. 11, 1964 105.
FAMILY OF REGIS GOTTSCHALK FATHER: Regis Gottschalk Aug. 20, 1937
MOTHER: 1ST Wife: Constance Adams Aug. 13, 1938
MARRIED: Mar 1954 2nd wife: Karen Kuetz Sept. 14, 1940
MARRIED: Dec. 23, 1969
CHILDREN: 116. Regis J. Gottschalk Oct. 5, 1955 117. Rosanne MARRIED Gottschalk Jan. 22, 1959 118. Rhonda Gottschalk Aug. 16,
1963 119. Rebecca Gottschalk May 19, 1970
117. FAMILY OF FRANK BUCCERRI
FATHER: Frank Buccerri Aug. 14, 1955 MOTHER: Regis J. Gottschalk Oct. 5, 1955 MARRIED: Oct. 5, 1973 112.
FAMILY OF NORMAN GOTTSCHALK, JR.
FATHER: Norman Gottschalk, Jr. Apr. 25, 1944
MOTHER: Patricia Koehler Jan. 30, 1944
MARRIED: Dec. 22, 1962 CHILDREN: 120. Laura Gottschalk Aug 4, 1963 121. Lisa Gottschalk FeBORN 13, 1965
122. Norman Gottschalk Jun 25, 1966 123. Charles Gotschalk Aug 4, 1967
JOSEPH MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK Joseph Michael Gottschalk was just plain “Joe” around Lawrence, Pa., where he spent most of his
life. He ended up living in the home of his Fathere, where he raised a family of ten children. There never was any fancy in his home,
or in his life. He was a hard worker in the steel mills, employed 40 years in the Frank Keelang Plant of the United Engineering Co.
They worked hard and were dirty and black, then came home and enjoyed a beer. That was their life. There was not much to
distract from their life, except their children. He had a family of 10 children and he was close to theMARRIED One can guess how he
understood them, or talked their language, when you heard the names he used to call them, instead of their Christian names. Here
are some samples: “Tweedle,” “Bebble”, “Jinx”, and “Tump.” William Gottschalk "Willie" Gottschalk was what they called him in
Schoenchen, KS. He was the third oldest of George Henry Gottschalk, and was born in Pittsburg, Pa., and was baptized in the St.
Agnes Chruch; in West Mifflin, PA. He married Anna Munsch in 1900. Willie was always a farmer, and a ver good one. He farmed 5
miles south east of Schoenchen. He also owned a house in Schoenchen, as did many of his people there, for Sundays, and winters.
He was a very exact and meticulous farmer, making his children cultivate and plow the fields "just so." He raised 13 children, which
was more or less the custom, besides that it was economically sound, because a large family meant good help with the farm work.
He, as did his brothers, sang on the choir, and joined in with the Sunday "good times." Willie was on the board of directors of the
Farmers Coop in his day, and took a great interest in the community farming projects.
3. FAMILY OF WILLIAM GOTTSCHALK
FATHER: William Gottschalk June 5m 1877 to May 9, 1938
MOTHER: Anna Munsch May 17, 1882 to Jun 1, 1969
MARRIED: NOV. 13, 1900 AT Schoenchen, Kansas
CHILDREN: 329. Regis Gottschalk Mr 30, 1902 to Aug. 2, 1958 330. Mary Gottschalk Dec. 28, 1903 331. Peter Gottschalk Apr. 18, 1906
332. Wendelin Gottschalk Nov. 1, 1907 333. Amelia Gottschalk May 30, 1909 to June 24, 1925 334. Bernadine Gottschalk FeBORN 26,
1911 335. Marcus Aloysius Gottschalk Sept. 13, 1912 336. Bertah Gottschalk Nov. 24, 1914 337. Adolph Gottschalk Apr 19, 1917 (my
uncle) 338. Rosa Gottschalk Apr 18, 19919 339. Martina Gottschalk Nov. 17, 1921 340. Louise Gottschalk FeBORN 14, 1923 341.
Vincent Gottschalk FeBORN 6, 1925 to Jan. 30, 1937 KESTELL - KAUTZER Descendants of Josephine Kautzer
The History of the name “Gottschalk,” and the origin of the Family Coast of Arms The Geography and description of Remsede,
Germany, the parental home, the church, and the village The beginning of the Gottschalk Genealogy Descendants of Heinrich
Clemens August Gottschalk, Germany Descendants of Bernard Henry Gottschalk, Pittsburg, PA Descendants of John Henry
Gottschalk, Pittsburg, PA. Descendants of William Ludwig Gottschalk—Pittsburgh, PA. Descendants of George Henry Gottschalk—
Kansas Priests and Nuns in our history Index of Families
DEDICATION To all our parents , grandparents, who inspired us with their courage and good example, and above all, who kept our
religious heritage in highest esteem, we dedicate this volume, so as an humble return of our love and gratitude.

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