Kunze  Ancestry
Kunze and Sontheim Ancestors

Kunze Family- 1905
back: Grover (Jim), Louise, Matt, Hans (John), adopted cousin Martha Werner
front: John Kunze (Great-Grandfather), Arthur (Grandfather), Walter, Mary Sontheim (Great-Grandmother)

 

Great-Grandfather John Kunze standing in front of his Saloon- Waconia, Mn. abt. 1907

 

Grandparents Arthur Kunze and Helen Wolkerstorfer  
Wedding- August 25, 1924 

 

Kunze Kids 1937- Connie, Doris (Sister Mary Arthur), Phyllis (Mother), Jerry, and Art

 

Kunze Ancestry

 

6th Generation
Johann Kunze b. abt. 1735 Göbitz, West Prussia *see note 1
Anna Schumann b. Sep. 27, 1736 Göbitz, West Prussia  d. Mar. 22 1809 Göbitz, West Prussia
Children:
Johann Kunze
 
Andreas Potzelt b. May 19, 1751 Draschwitz, West Prussia  d. Sep. 3, 1822 Draschwitz, West Prussia
Regina (Illegible) b. Mar. 10, 1738 Draschwitz, West Prussia  d. Nov. 17, 1836 Draschwitz, West Prussia
Children:
Johanne Potzeldt

 

5th Generation
Johann Kunze b. Jun. 19, 1779 Göbitz, West Prussia  d. Mar. 14, 1841 Göbitz, West Prussia
Johanna Potzeldt b. Sep. 10, 1780 Draschwitz, West Prussia  d. Jun. 22, 1861 Göbitz, West Prussia
Children:
Ernst Kunze
 
Gottfried Meinecke b. 1778 Breitenbach, West Prussia
Mother Unknown
Children:
Wilhelmine Meinecke

 

4th Generation
Ernst Kunze b. Sep. 29, 1813 Göbitz, West Prussia  d. Aug. 26, 1863 Odin, Ill. *see note 2
Wilhelmine Meinecke b. Sep. 29, 1817 Breitenbach, West Prussia  d. Jun. 20, 1878 Laketown, Mn.
Children:
Albert Kunze b. May 10, 1846 Göbitz, West Prussia  d. Apr. 26, 1896 Waconia, Mn. 
August Kunze b. Aug. 8, 1853 Oak Creek, Ws.  d. Nov. 1918 Waconia, Mn. 
Ernst Kunze b. Dec. 9, 1856 Laketown, Mn.  d. Jun. 4, 1932 Minneapolis, Mn.
John Kunze

 

3rd Generation
John Kunze b. Nov. 9, 1857 Waconia, Mn.  d. Sep. 14, 1912 Waconia, Mn.
Married: Jul. 1, 1885
Mary Sontheim b. Feb. 25, 1859 Laketown, Mn.  d. Oct. 22, 1929 Laketown, Mn.
Children:
Anna Kunze b. May 23, 1886 Waconia, Mn.  d. Sep. 3, 1894 Waconia, Mn.
Matt Kunze b. Dec. 10, 1887 Waconia, Mn.  d. Aug. 24, 1978 St. Paul, Mn.
Louise Kunze b. Sep. 13, 1889 Waconia, Mn.  d. Aug. 10, 1981 St. Paul, Mn.
Katie Kunze b. Jun. 28, 1891 Waconia, Mn.  d. Oct. 10, 1894 Waconia, Mn.
Grover (Jim) Kunze b. Jul. 12, 1894 Waconia, Mn.  d. Feb. 27, 1968 St. Paul, Mn.
Hans (John) Kunze b. Jul. 12, 1894 Waconia, Mn.  d. Feb. 21, 1951 St. Paul, Mn.
Arthur Kunze
Walter Kunze b. Nov. 18, 1899 Waconia, Mn.  d. Feb. 26, 1974 Minneapolis, Mn.

 

2nd Generation

Arthur Kunze b. Apr. 1, 1898 Waconia, Mn.  d. Jun. 25, 1965 Minneapolis, Mn.
Married: Aug. 25, 1924
Helen Wolkerstorfer b. Aug. 25, 1899 St. Paul, Mn.  d. May 30, 1988 St. Paul, Mn.
Children:
Constance Kunze b. Jan. 12, 1925 St. Paul, Mn.
Arthur Kunze b. Aug. 7, 1926 St. Paul, Mn.  d. Mar. 3, 1996 Minneapolis, Mn.
Germaine (Jerry) Kunze b. Mar. 2, 1929 St. Paul, Mn.
Doris (Sr. Mary Arthur) b. Mar. 2, 1929 St. Paul, Mn.
Phyllis Kunze

 

1st Generation
Thomas Kustelski b. Nov. 11, 1932 St. Paul, Mn.
Married: Aug. 29, 1953
Phyllis Kunze b. Mar. 22, 1931 St. Paul, Mn.  d. Nov. 5, 2008 San Antonio, Tx.
Children: (see Kustelski ancestry)

 

*note 1: Göbitz, Draschwitz, and Breitenbach were in West Prussia at these times. This area is now part of
Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.
*note 2: Ernst Kunze was on 30 day furlough in August 1863-after the Battle of Vicksburg attached to the
Minnesota 5th Infantry Regiment Volunteers- Company 'D'. He was found at the train station in Odin, Ill. suffering from probably cholera by a Mr. Reichert and died in his home 3 days later. Mr. John Reichert wrote letters to Ernst's wife and to his Commander explaining what happened to him. Mr. Reichert also took care of his burial. Ernst Kunze's burial site is yet to be found.

 

                                                                    

                                                                   Sontheim/Theis Ancestry

 

7th Generation

Johann Georg Holzmann b. abt. 1732 Marktoberdorf, Bayern  d. Feb. 4, 1775 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

Married: Nov. 27, 1756 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

Anna Barbara Fischer b. abt. 1732 Marktoberdorf, Bayern  d. Feb. 25, 1801 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

Children:

Maria Anna Holzmann b. Dec. 27, 1757 Marktoberdorf, Bayern  d. abt. Jan. 1758 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

Maria Lena Holzmann b. Dec. 27, 1758 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

Maria Anna Holzmann

Maria Magdalena Holzmann b. Jun. 27, 1759 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

Joseph Mathias Holzmann b. Dec. 27, 1760 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

Xaver Holzmann b. Jun. 24, 1762 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

Johann Thomas Holzmann b. Dec. 7, 1763 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

 

Johann Jakob Velten b. Aug. 31, 1746 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz *see note 1

Married: Apr. 19, 1768 Kubelberg, Rheinland-Pfalz

Anna Maria Zill b. Apr. 19, 1748 Steinwenden, Rheinland-Pfalz

Children:

Elisabeth Velten

Maria Theresia Velten b. Apr. 18, 1772 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz

Anna Maria Velten b. 1773 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz  d. Mar. 11, 1845 Jagersburg, Saarland

Maria Margaretha Velten b. May 23, 1774 Sand, Pfalz  d. Aug. 21, 1793 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz

Johann Velten b. Feb. 5, 1780 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz

Barbara Velten b. Oct. 30, 1787 Kubelberg, Rheinland-Pfalz

 

Nicolas Schneider  b. abt. 1738 Kusel, Rheinland-Pfalz

Married: May 9, 1758 Kusel, Rheinland-Pfalz

Maria Barbara Zorn  b. Aug. 1739 Glan Muenchweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz

Children:

Maria Barbara Schneider

 

6th Generation

Johann Sontheim b. abt. 1725  Bayern

Maria Anna Muller b. abt. 1725  Bayern

Children:

Georg Sontheim b. Aug.1 1747 Wildberg, Bayern

Joseph Sontheim b. Jan 17, 1749 Wildberg, Bayern

Joanna Sontheim b. Apr. 6, 1750 Wildberg, Bayern

Maria Sontheim b. Aug. 23, 1751 Wildberg, Bayern

Franciska Sontheim b. Jan. 29, 1753 Wildberg, Bayern

Martin Sontheim B. Nov. 29, 1754 Wildberg, Bayern

Englebert Sontheim b. Mar. 3, 1756 Wildberg, Bayern

Maria Anna Sontheim b. Mar. 12, 1758 Wildberg, Bayern

Thomas Sontheim b. Dec. 20, 1759 Wildberg, Bayern

Sabina Sontheim b. Apr. 4, 1761 Wildberg, Bayern

Martin Sontheim b. Nov. 15, 1762 Wildberg, Bayern

Johann Baptist Sontheim b. Feb. 9, 1764 Wildberg, Bayern

Elisabeth Sontheim b. Nov. 10, 1765 Wildberg, Bayern

Engelbert Sontheim b. Apr. 9, 1767 Wildberg, Bayern

Elisabeth Sontheim b. Dec. 2, 1768 Wildberg, Bayern 

Johann Georg Sontheim

Sabina Sontheim b. Jul. 12, 1772 Wildberg, Bayern

 

Johann Peter Haberstock b. abt. 1757 Marktoberdorf, Bayern  d. Jul. 24, 1805 Fechsen, Bayern

Married: Apr. 11, 1784 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

Maria Anna Holzmann b. Dec. 8, 1759 Marktoberdorf, Bayern  d. Dec. 25, 1809 Fechsen, Bayern 

Children:

Anna Catherina Haberstock

Johann Haberstock b. May 3, 1787 Fechsen, Bayern  d. May 1787 Fechsen, Bayern  

Johann Michael Haberstock b. Dec. 15, 1788 Fechsen, Bayern  d. Dec. 1788 Fechsen, Bayern 

Maria Crescentia Haberstock b. Mar. 20 1791 Fechsen, Bayern  d. Mar. 1791 Fechsen, Bayern 

Maria Crescentia Haberstock b. Mar. 26, 1792 Fechsen, Bayern  d. Mar 1792 Fechsen, Bayern 

 

Peter Theis b. Feb. 8, 1761 Nanzweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz  d. Feb. 11, 1814 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz

Married: Feb. 10, 1795 Kubelberg, Rheinland-Pfalz

Elisabeth Velten b. May 28, 1769 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz

Children:

Nickolaus Theis

Maria Anna Theis b. Apr. 21, 1798 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz  d. Jun. 12, 1861 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz

Peter Theis b. Oct. 28, 1800 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz  d. May 14, 1865 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz

Elisabeth Theis b. Aug. 15, 1803 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz  d. Oct. 12, 1804 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz

Johann Theobald Theis b. abt. 1804 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz

Jakob Theis b. Jun. 1805 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz  d. Dec. 13, 1806 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz

Johann Jakob Theis b. Aug. 1, 1806 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz

Johann Georg Theis b. Mar. 16, 1808 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz

Jakob Theis b. Jan. 21, 1811 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz

 

 Johann Mayer b. abt. 1764  Rheinland-Pfalz

Married: Jan. 22, 1788 Kusel, Rheinland-Pfalz

Maria Barbara Schneider b. Aug. 1764 Kusel, Rheinland-Pfalz

Children:

Michael Mayer b. Nov. 3, 1788 Glan Muenchweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz

Michael Mayer b. Feb. 22, 1790 Glan Muenchweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz

Maria Margaretha Mayer b. May 31, 1791 Glan Muenchweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz

Maria Eva Mayer

 

5th Generation

Johann Georg Sontheim b. Apr. 13, 1770 Wildberg, Bayern

Married: Oct 7, 1805 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

Anna Catherina Haberstock b. Apr. 7 1786 Fechsen, Bayern

Children:

Maria Anna Sontheim b. Aug. 30, 1806 Fechsen, Bayern  d. Sep. 17, 1806 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

Maria Josephina Sontheim b. Sep. 15, 1807 Fechsen, Bayern  d. Sep. 16, 1807

David Sontheim b. Jun. 14, 1808 Fechsen, Bayern  d. Jun. 25, 1808 Fechsen, Bayern

Maria Crescentia Sontheim b. Jun. 12, 1809 Fechsen, Bayern  d. Jun. 1809 Fechsen, Bayern

Veronica Sontheim b. May 27, 1810 Fechsen, Bayern

Victoria Sontheim b. Feb. 18, 1812 Fechsen, Bayern  d. Nov. 19, 1812 Fechsen, Bayern

Franziska Sontheim b. Mar. 23, 1813 Fechsen, Bayern  d. Mar. 1813 Fechsen, Bayern

Maria Anna Sontheim b. Dec. 15, 1814 Fechsen, Bayern  d. Dec. 1814 Fechsen, Bayern

Johann Baptist Sontheim b. Jun. 19, 1816 Fechsen, Bayern  d. Jun. 1816 Fechsen, Bayern

NN Sontheim b. Aug. 16, 1817 Fechsen Bayern  d. Aug. 16, 1817 Fechsen, Bayern

David Sontheim b. Sept. 31, 1819 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

Johann Baptist Sontheim b. Aug. 2, 1821 Marktoberdorf, Bayern  d. Aug. 10, 1821 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

Franziska Sontheim b. Oct. 8, 1822 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

Johann Baptist Sontheim

Maria Anna Sontheim b. Sept. 1, 1825 Marktoberdorf, Bayern  d. Sept. 11, 1825 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

Barbara Sontheim b. Nov. 17, 1829 Marktoberdorf, Bayern

 

Nickolaus Theis b. Jun. 15, 1796 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz  d. Dec. 25, 1857 Laketown, Minnesota

Married: Mar. 10. 1818 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz

Maria Eva Mayer b. Jan. 20, 1793 Glan Muenchweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz  d. May 1863 Laketown, Minnesota

Children:

Katharina Theis b. Feb. 15, 1820 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz  d. Feb. 29, 1820 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz 

Johann Theis b. Oct. 31, 1821 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz  d. Aug. 16, 1861 Laketown, Minnesota    

Elisabeth Theis b. Feb. 5, 1824 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz  d. Nov. 3, 1860 Cologne, Minnesota

Daniel Theis b. Apr, 2, 1827 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz  d. Dec. 22, 1860 Laketown, Minnesota

Maria Elisabeth Theis

Peter Theis b. Mar. 1, 1833 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz  d. Mar. 8, 1833 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz 

Katharina Theis b. Mar. 22, 1834 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz  d. May 12, 1836 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz

 

4th Generation

Johann Baptist Sontheim b. Dec. 9, 1823 Marktoberdorf, Bayern  d. Aug. 4, 1886 Waconia, Mn.

Married: abt. 1856 St. Paul, Minnesota

Maria Elisabeth Theis b. Nov. 1, 1830 Sand, Rheinland-Pfalz  d. Dec. 15, 1905 Marystown, Mn.

Children:

Daniel Sontheim b. 1857 Mn.  d. Nov. 4, 1928 Marystown, Mn.

Mary Sontheim

Sophia Sontheim b. Dec. 3, 1864 Laketown, Mn.  d. Apr. 20, 1905 Waconia, Mn.

Lena Sontheim b. Mar. 4, 1868 Laketown, Mn.  d. Sep. 15, 1932 Laketown, Mn.

Regina Sontheim b. Aug. 8, 1872 Laketown, Mn.  d. Oct. 13, 1927 Laketown, Mn.

 

3rd Generation

John Kunze b. Nov. 9, 1857 Waconia, Mn.  d. Sep. 14, 1912 Waconia, Mn.

 Married: Jul. 1, 1885 St. Paul, Minnesota

Mary Sontheim b. Feb. 25, 1859 Laketown, Mn.  d. Oct. 22, 1929 Laketown, Mn.

Children: (see Kunze ancestry above)

 

*note 1: The Rheinland Palatinate (Pfalz) was part of the Kingdom of Bavaria (Bayern) during these times.