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Nebraska-Kaelber Family update

Nebraska-Kaelber Family update

Posted: 1140136206000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kaelber, Riedel, Rolf
Below is what I have that I know to be true. Let me know if you have anything that you can add.

Christian Kaelber (my great great grandfather) was born on 15 Feb 1826 in Eutingen near Pforzheim - Baden, Germany. He died 15 Jun 1910 in Millard, NE. He married Anna Clara Petzinger (not Seipe, that was her mothers maiden name). Her parents were Konrad Johann Simon Petzinger and Elizabetha Seip(e) I do not know when or where Christian and Anna Clara were married. They had 7 children:

*William: Born in 1857 in Fort Kearney, NE. (He was living in Fremont, NE in 1931). He married Anna Catharina Ehlers 23 Nov 1887 in Omaha, NE. She was born in June 1868 in Germany. She died in 1900. They had 5 children:
**Grover: Born in Feb. 1888.
**Twins-Clara Ann: Born in Jan. 1892 and Lena
(Who was Wilhelmina?)
**Minnie: Born in April 1894
**Flora: Born in March 1896
William married twice: 2nd wife: Meta Hendrika Buss
**Marie: Born in 1902
**William Jr.: Born in 1904
**Jacob: Born in 1906
**Herman: Born in 1909
**Christian: Born in 1910

*Elizabeth (my great grandmother): Born 23 Jun 1858 in Fort Kearney, NE. She married Charles Riedel in 1881 in Millard, NE. She died 05 Apr 1931 in Vader, WA. Charles was born in 16 Nov 1847 in Moedlich, Germany and died 03 Apr 1921 in Vader, WA. They had 10 children:
**Herman Gustav (my grandfather): Born 14 Oct 1883 in Goodwin, SD. Died 21 Aug 1953 in Congerville, IL. He married Agnes Rosallette Zeman 27 May 1926 in Minneapolis, MN. She was born 22 Jun 1904 in Mason City, IA and died 01 Jul 1992 in Bloomington, IL. They had 1 child Ruth Rae.
**William: Born in 1885. He died in 1932. He married Myrtle Matthers in October 1923.
**George Christian: Born 16 Feb 1887 in Goodwin, SD and died Dec 1962 in Graz, Austria. He was married 3 times and had a bunch of children.
**Ernest C.: Born in 1889 in Goodwin, SD. He died in Port Angeles, WA after 1920. He married Rosella M. They had 4 children: Vivian, Ernestine D., Glenn, and Joyce.
**Arthur Albert: Born 13 Feb 1891 in Goodwin, SD. He died 31 Oct 1957. He married and had 2 children: Arthur Albert Jr and Olive Doris.
**Grover F.: Born 03 Mar 1893 in Vader, WA and died 08 Dec 1955 in Portland, OR. He married Jean ? and they had 1 son James.
**Roland Roy: Born 07 Apr 1895 in Vader, WA and died in 1991. He married Julia Hagg Young. They had no children.
**Clara Ann: Born in Jun 1897 and died in ? She married William Henry Peterson and they had 3 children: Fred, Harry and Doris.
**Doris Mary: Born in 25 Feb 1900 in Vader, WA and died 15 Jul 1978 in Portland, OR. She never married.
**John Theodore: Born 15 Mar 1904 in Vader, WA and died 24 Nov 1968 in Portland, OR

*Sofia: Born 02 Dec 1863 in Leavenworth, KS and died October 31, 1916. She married Claus Henry Rolf on 21 Nov 1880 in Omaha, NE.

*Louisa: Born 19 Feb 1869 in Leavenworth, KS and died 20 Feb 1879 in Millard, NE.

*Charles: Born 29 Nov 1870 in Leavenworth, KS and died 09 Apr 1897 in Millard, NE.

*Anna Clara: Born 10 Dec 1873 in Millard, NE and died 28 Nov 1897 in Millard, NE.

*Frederick: Born 1878 in Millard, NE and died 02 Jan 1879 in Millard, NE

We were told that Anna Clara (mother) and her sister ran a hotel in Fort Kearney, NE when it was a frontier fort and they used to fight of indian raids by shooting through the chinks in the walls. After the Civil War, Christian ventured all over the west and was one of 10 men that laid out Denver, CO. Evidently, he used Fort Kearney as his headquarters and that is probably where he and Anna met. I have looked all over for info on Fort Kearney and who lived there, but have not found anything yet.

Do any of you have old pictures of the Kaelber family? I have a few of Elizabeth in her 20s but that is it.

Let me know if you have anything to add or pictures that I can get from you.

Has anyone written a book on this part of the family?

Re: Nebraska-Kaelber Family update

Vikki Czaplewski Henry (View posts)
Posted: 1149470173000
Classification: Cemetery
Surnames: Kaelber
I have a picture of the cemetery marker of Charles, Anna Clara and Christian Kaelber. Can I email it to you?

Re: Nebraska-Kaelber Family update

Posted: 1425054078000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kalber, Kaelber
I believe that this family also ties into my KALBER family here in Illinois! I have put together a website at

I believe your Christian would have been a Nephew to my Great Great Great Grandfather Gottfried Kaelber.

Re: Nebraska-Kaelber Family update

Posted: 1445287388000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kaelber
Warren Groves ( has sent old picture copies of the Friedrich Kaelber clan to me
years ago. You may contact him and ask.
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