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Kusch family in Illinois and California

Kusch family in Illinois and California

Michaelpatrick Keena (View posts)
Posted: 1072916882000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kusch, Keena and Toomey
Hi, my name is Mike Keena. I am seeking info on Kusch relations in family tree. My great grandfather was WALTER W. KUSCH. He was born @ 1870 in Germany (Prussia?) and immigrated to USA @ 1884 and died 1950. He married IDA MIELKE (born @ 1875) who immigrated frome Germany @ 1885. Their children were: IRMA A., IRVING, ROBERT D. and MARGUERITE who married a ROBERT or ALBERT TOOMEY. IRMA A. married my grandfather WILLIAM A. KEENA and lived in Chicago till her death in 1977. IRVING moved to the Glendale/Burbank area of Southern Calfornia where he lived untill 1963. ROBERT D. died 2001.
My father says that family "legend" has it that WALTER W. KUSCH had a twin brother, who drowned.
Any possible help would be gratefully appreciated. I can be reached at

Re: Kusch family in Illinois and California

Michaelpatrick D. Keena (View posts)
Posted: 1154989122000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Keena, Kusch, and Mielke
Revision of infromation and request:
Walter Alexander Kusch (b.October 29, 1870) was born in Alt Dam, Pomerania, Prussia. He immigrated to the USA about 1884/1885. He married Ida Mielke (Meilke spelling?) August 4, 1894. Walter died March 9, 1949 in Cook County, Illinois.
Ida Mielke was born at Coerlin also in Pomerania, Prussia in January 26, 1875. She also came to the USA 1884/1885. She died April 4, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. Ida also had a sister Annie who came with her to the USA. Walter and Ida had six children, one of which was my Grandmother, Irma Augusta Kusch. More information may be found at this site:

Can anyone add any information and insight into Walter's or Ida and Annie's parents?
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