Friday, September 6, 2013

Treasures: My Koleber Family Photos


John "George" Koleber and his wife Catharine Elizabeth "Katy" Dietz Koleber, sons George, Daniel and daughter Amalia "Mollie", my grandmother.
I've been scanning and sharing old photos and thought this would be a good place to post a few of the great family portraits I have of my paternal grandmother's Koleber family. The photo above shows the Koleber family unit to immigrated from Kratzke, Saratov, Russia to America, through Ellis Island in July, 1904. 
This is the same family years later, with sons left to right: Albert, Emanuel "Victor", Henry "Tiny", Amalia "Mollie", George "Jager", Fred, and Emil, with George and Katy Koleber seated. Son Daniel, who is pictured in the photo at the top, sadly passed away 5 Jan 1916, three days before his 18th birthday. 
As you can see at the bottom of this photo, at left is my great-grandmother Catharina "Katy" Dietz Koleber (1874-1929), with her parents (my great, great grandparents!) George Daniel (1852-1932) and Maria Elizabeth (Meier) Dietz (1851-1929), and Katy's brother John "Ludwig" Dietz (1872-1930). Each of these family members was born in Kratzke, Saratov, Russia and died in Wakeeney, Trego, Kansas.

These are my favorite photos of my grandmother Mollie Koleber. She was 13 years when they were taken in 1915. I love it that she's wearing jewelry! I own the necklace that she's wearing in the top picture.
My paternal grandparents John Ludwig (1900-1978) and Mollie (Koleber) (1902-1986) Margheim.
After his first wife Katy died in 1929, Grandpa George Koleber, in 1931, married Maria Elizabeth Mehling (1880-1955), and lived in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Pictured here are my Great Grandpa and Grandma George Koleber at their home in Fort Collins, CO with my dad, Ernest L. Margheim 2nd from right, his sister Laverna M. Margheim at far right and her twin brother Leonard M. Margheim at far left. Beside Leonard is my mother Ruby (Flanders) Margheim. 
Great Grandpa George Koleber was buried in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wakeeney, Trego, Kansas beside his first wife Catharine Elizabeth "Katy" Dietz Koleber on 25 May, 1952.
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