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From: Dolores Bouford <>
Subject: [GV] Kiltau/kilthau/kildow/kuhlthau
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 15:36:40 -0700 (PDT)
I hope someone can help me. It has been suggested I get this information in the digest on the chance that someone may have more information on the Kildow mentioned in the story or could put me in contact with someone who may be able to help me.
I hope you do not mind my inquiry. I am very curious about the Ivan Kildow mentioned in the story. The Kildow family I am researching lived in Mt. Clemens from 1911 to 1915 and then migrated to perhaps Imlay City, Michigan (Lapeer County) and then on to Genesee County, Davison, MI. about 1942. Their names are Henry Karl Kildow Sr. Elizabeth Kildow (nee: unknown) , Henry Karl Kildow Jr., Katherine Kildow (nee: unknown), Jacob Kildow, Katherine Kildow (Stahle) and Margaret Kildow. There are others but they were born in the states. This family arrived in the US in 1910 from the Steppes in Russia, perhaps Norka or Saratov. Katherine Stahle came from the village Oberdorf, I am not certain of the village the others came from. There is mention in the family of a relative that stayed in Mt. Clemens, hence my curiousity, as no one can remember his name. Here is a portion of the story found at the Norka Germans from Russia site written by Conrad Brill that I am curious about.
but thirty years later I did see the older one, who had done the crime, in Mount Clements, Michigan, where my wife and I went to a wedding of a family friend, coming from my wives village of Erlenbach. The Kiltau was senile and it was said he did silly things like pull a setting hen off her nest of eggs and he would sit on the eggs for hours, because the eggs weren't hatching fast enough. His nephew was married to our neighbors daughter and I never told anyone there about his deed in Norka and if they knew, they never mentioned it. He was reluctant to discuss Norka or being from there when I was introduced to him in Mount Clements.
I would like information onthe name of Ivan's nephew and the neighbor's daughter? Do you happen to know the name of the brother that was sent to Siberia? Who's wedding was attended in Mt. Clemens where Ivan was seen? It is a horrible crime that happened and I am also curious about the given name Ivan, I cannot find an Ivan Kildow in the city directories in Mt Clemens, MI. What I do find is Conrad, Louise Christina Kildow, Henry Kildow, Elizabeth Kildow, Henry Kildow Jr., Katherine Kildow, and Lena living there from 1911 through 1915 at different addresses. Jacob was only 3 years old in 1910 but there is no mention of him in the city directories, I thought that was curious. We don't seem to know anything about Conrad, Louise, Christina and Lena. Conrad may have moved to another state as I do find census records in Nebraska and Colorado, but I do not know if it is the Conrad/Konrad I am seeking. Any insight you can share or other detailed information about the informati!
revealed in the story would be greatly appreciated. I hope I hear from someone regarding this family.
Dee Bouford Kildow
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