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Agnes Kroetsch
Nov 12, 1919 - Oct 16, 2009
Port Austin, MI
Albert Aloysius Kroetsch
Born: Apr 5, 1878
Aloysius G. Kroetsch
Born: Aug 13, 1866
Angeline (Chartrand) Kroetsch
Born: Dec 15, 1853
Anna C Kroetsch
Apr 10, 1915 - Mar 5, 1996
Armada, MI
Anna Kunigunda Kroetsch
Born: Aug 8, 1864
Arelee J Kroetsch
Nov 12, 1920 - Mar 10, 1988
Indialantic, FL
Arizona Kroetsch
Mar 14, 1922 - Oct 5, 1998
Yale, MI
Arlene J Kroetsch
Apr 6, 1934 - Oct 3, 2010
Dearborn Heights, MI
Arthur J Kroetsch
Aug 23, 1916 - Apr 3, 1996
Minneapolis, MN
Barbara Kroetsch
Born: Jun 17, 1878
Beatrice Kroetsch
Jan 8, 1902 - March 1978
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Benjamin Kroetsch
Aug 10, 1904 - May 1987
Harper Woods, Michigan
Bernice Kroetsch
Aug 15, 1896 - Oct 19, 1996
Cass City, MI
Bertha L Kroetsch
Mar 4, 1919 - Mar 8, 1992
Ceicel Kroetsch
Feb 19, 1907 - November 1983
Brighton, Michigan
Charles Kroetsch
Apr 25, 1889 - May 1971
Snover, Michigan
Charles M Kroetsch
Sep 20, 1953 - Apr 28, 2004
Tehachapi, CA
Clara K Kroetsch
Nov 1, 1971 - Jun 12, 2010
Niagara Falls, NY
Constance M Kroetsch
Aug 13, 1933 - Apr 11, 2001
Dearborn Heights, MI
David C Kroetsch
Nov 26, 1979 - Nov 10, 2008
Dolores A Kroetsch
Jun 27, 1926 - Feb 12, 1999
Littleton, CO
Dorothy Ferguson Kroetsch
Born: Oct 16, 1906
Dorothy M Kroetsch
Sep 17, 1920 - Jan 4, 2001
East China, MI
Duane Kroetsch
Sep 1, 1926 - May 1986
Pentwater, Michigan
Edna A Kroetsch
Aug 12, 1912 - Dec 21, 1988
Traverse City, MI
Edna M Kroetsch
Jun 9, 1909 - May 27, 2004
Grosse Ile, MI
Edward H Kroetsch
Mar 13, 1910 - Aug 1, 1991
Edward Kroetsch
Jan 24, 1890 - May 1978
Saint Petersburg, FL
Edward Kroetsch
Oct 6, 1908 - October 1975
Dearborn, Michigan
Edwin Kroetsch
May 23, 1921 - May 12, 1996
Langdon, ND
Elizabeth Ann (Kroetsch) Minning
September 1884 - February 1985
Dayton, OH
Enright F Kroetsch
Nov 3, 1905 - Sep 10, 1991
Erwin G Kroetsch
Aug 29, 1924 - Nov 18, 2009
South Lyon, MI
Erwin Kroetsch
Sep 1, 1899 - May 1967
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Frank Kroetsch
Jul 24, 1912 - Oct 27, 2002
Langdon, ND
Frank Kroetsch
Apr 4, 1897 - May 1963
Michigan
Frederic Martin Kroetsch
Born: Feb 16, 1889
George Kroetsch
May 10, 1932 - March 1975
George Kroetsch
Sep 7, 1906 - June 1984
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
George L Kroetsch
Oct 27, 1920 - Aug 12, 2007
Tonawanda, NY
George L Kroetsch
Born: around 1920
New York, United States
Georgine R Kroetsch
Feb 13, 1933 - June 1998
Flint, MI
Gladys M Kroetsch
May 2, 1914 - Apr 15, 1994
Niagara Falls, NY
Helen G Kroetsch
Apr 2, 1916 - Mar 30, 1993
Lewiston, MI
Henry Kroetsch
Born: May 18, 1851
Henry Kroetsch
May 26, 1900 - December 1971
Michigan
Hilda Kroetsch
Aug 12, 1893 - November 1975
Snover, Michigan
Hollis Joseph Kroetsch
Born: Jan 1, 1903
Irma Kroetsch
Jul 7, 1897 - June 1980
Lawrence, MA
James Joseph Kroetsch
Nov 20, 1956 - Jan 5, 2007
Hillsboro, OR
James Kroetsch
May 18, 1895 - April 1980
Saginaw, Michigan
Jean B Kroetsch
Sep 9, 1920 - August 1995
Collins, NY
Jerry J Kroetsch
Jun 15, 1944 - Dec 28, 1987
Phoenix, AZ
John Baptist Kroetsch
Born: Apr 7, 1874
John Baptist Henry Kroetsch
Apr 7, 1874 - 1945
John Kroetsch
Nov 12, 1887 - August 1973
Snover, Michigan
Joseph J. Kroetsch
Sep 20, 1849 - 1897
Joyce S Kroetsch
May 29, 1943 - Nov 11, 2005
Jarvisburg, NC
Judy Kroetsch
Jul 26, 1945 - August 1983
Katherine J Kroetsch
May 8, 1909 - Mar 14, 1998
Largo, FL
Katherine Mary Kroetsch
Born: Dec 13, 1874
Kenneth Kroetsch
Jan 10, 1911 - September 1985
Argyle, Michigan
Kenneth Kroetsch
Apr 21, 1909 - Dec 7, 1991
Lawrence Francis Kroetsch
Born: Mar 9, 1887
Leo Kroetsch
Jun 17, 1894 - August 1969
Port Huron, Michigan
Lillian Kroetsch
Dec 9, 1901 - December 1972
Grand Island, NY
Linus Kroetsch
Jul 24, 1910 - Jun 25, 1990
Loretta E Kroetsch
Mar 13, 1955 - May 7, 1996
Detroit, MI
Louis Kroetsch
Feb 28, 1917 - October 1973
Margaret Kroetsch
Born: Oct 2, 1882
Marie Kroetsch
Mar 7, 1893 - January 1974
Argyle, Michigan
Martin Aloysius Kroetsch
Born: Apr 9, 1858
Martin J Kroetsch
Jul 12, 1943 - Oct 8, 2010
Utica, MI
Martin Kroetsch
Jun 27, 1917 - September 1986
Port Huron, Michigan
Mary Jane (Miller) Kroetsch
Born: Aug 5, 1902
Melvin Kroetsch
May 17, 1911 - August 1981
Traverse City, Michigan
Merle P Kroetsch
Jan 14, 1949 - Jul 28, 1998
Hannah, ND
Merton F Kroetsch
Jun 10, 1922 - Nov 5, 2002
East China, MI
Michael A Kroetsch
Sep 1, 1976 - Aug 9, 2009
Neil Kroetsch
Jun 15, 1896 - September 1980
Noel Kroetsch
Mar 12, 1919 - June 1977
Calimesa, California
Pam Kroetsch
Born: 1951
Pearl Kroetsch
Sep 14, 1902 - August 1987
Harper Woods, Michigan
Peter Kroetsch
May 4, 1879 - April 1966
Tonawanda, NY
Peter Kroetsch
Apr 22, 1891 - December 1965
Michigan
R J Kroetsch
Feb 15, 1933 - May 1988
Raymond Kroetsch
Apr 22, 1908 - Mar 27, 1997
Georgetown, MA
Regina Kroetsch
Mar 25, 1882 - October 1966
North Dakota
Regina Kroetsch
Born: May 27, 1862
Reginella R Kroetsch
Dec 10, 1905 - Nov 22, 2002
Bismarck, ND
Richard Martin Kroetsch
Jul 27, 1953 - Oct 20, 2006
San Francisco, California
Rita M Kroetsch
Feb 10, 1909 - Sep 30, 1989
Georgetown, MA
Robert P Kroetsch
Jun 26, 1927 - Jun 21, 2011
Robert R Kroetsch
Apr 21, 1926 - Jan 16, 2005
Dearborn Heights, MI
Ronald C Kroetsch
Feb 6, 1940 - Nov 11, 1997
Rose Kroetsch
Jan 9, 1904 - September 1998
Dearborn Heights, MI
Rosemary L Kroetsch
Jun 12, 1924 - Oct 28, 2003
Pentwater, MI
Rosey M Kroetsch
Jun 29, 1959 - Apr 11, 2009
Redmond, OR
Rudolph Kroetsch
May 31, 1899 - Oct 23, 1996
Methuen, MA
Sandra K Kroetsch
Jul 11, 1956 - Jul 23, 1998
Sharon T Kroetsch
Mar 27, 1942 - Dec 5, 2005
Niagara Falls, NY
Terry J Kroetsch
Feb 20, 1960 - Mar 2, 2002
Davisburg, MI
Tyrone v Kroetsch
Aug 13, 1945 - Nov 4, 2008
Yale, MI
Veva Kroetsch
Sep 10, 1928 - Apr 23, 1993
Port Huron, MI
Virgil Kroetsch
Sep 16, 1916 - January 1983
Yale, Michigan
Walter J Kroetsch
Born: around 1915
Texas, United States
Walter Kroetsch
Nov 23, 1915 - December 1981
Snover, Michigan
Walter Kroetsch
Mar 16, 1913 - October 1976
Armada, Michigan
Walter R Kroetsch
Born: around 1922
New York, United States
Walter R Kroetsch
Jun 24, 1922 - Jun 2, 1993
North Tonawanda, NY
Wilfred P Kroetsch
Jun 20, 1921 - Oct 19, 2002
Minden City, MI
William C Kroetsch
Mar 14, 1942 - Mar 8, 2004
Romeo, MI

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Martin was a Mullermeister in Kotzendorf, Bavaria, Germany, as he owned a mill. He decided to emigrate, with his wife and nine children, to Ontario. They finally made the trip in June, 1841, on the ship "The Pauline", landing in New York City. Ship's manifest: The Pauline, Bremen to New York April 21-June 1841 M.Krotsch,48(mechanic); Kunigunda,50; George,27 mechanic; George J.,26 mechanic; Johanasan,24 mechanic; Lorenz,21 mechanic; Fred,19 mechanic; Barbara,16; Battish(John Baptist),15; Fred G.,12; Kunigunda,7...

According to tradition, the first stopping point in their emigration was Buffalo, Erie County, New York. George, the oldest child, stayed in New York. The rest went to Ontario.

The Kroetsch family was one of the first settlers of Bamberg, Canada, arriving there in 1842. Kunard Kroetsch (named after the patron saint of Bamberg, Germany) was listed as the sawmiller, in the 1851 census. John Kroetsch, his son, was the town clerk for a number of years.

Martin's son, John Baptist Kroetsch:
John was born in Weisman, Upper Franconia, January 16, 1826. He died October 28, 1898 at Conception, Missouri and was buried there. On October 10, 1848, he married Catherine Batte. They had nine children. After Catherine died in September 1866, John married Agatha Rich on January 7, 1873 at Carlsruhe, Ontario. They had 5 children together. Sometime in 1874, John & Agatha moved to Conception, Mo., joining a number of Germans that had settled there among the Irish Catholics, near a Benedictine Abbey. Four of their children were born in Conception. Agatha lived until 11/27/1918, residing with her daughter Catherine Schenkel in Louisianna, Mo. She is buried at St. Clements, Mo., about 4 miles from Bowling Green.

John is listed in the 1871 Federal Census for Ontario, Canada,Microfilm # C-9935, page 46, division #3, subdistrict-Carrick, District: South Bruce. He was 45 years old, listed as Roman Catholic, from Germany, with the occupation of "millwright".

Per the "History of Northern Kansas", page 226:
" J.B. Kroetsch, Hardware and Stoves: Among those who have aquired prominence in business circles, we mention the name of J.B. Kroetsch. His commodious store room is 20' x 60', and is well-stocked with everything a first class firm usually carries. He was formerly engaged in the banking and lumber business in this city, and in that capacity thoroughly convinced the public of his ability as a man to carry on business beneficial to those with whom he deals. He has a large corps of competent clerks, and his stock is selected with a view to the wants of the people. "
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Joseph was the #1 surviving child of the nine born to his parents, John Battish (Baptist) Kroetsch and Catherine Batte. Joseph took over the operation of John Baptist's woolen mill in Formosa, Ontario. He married Angeline Chartrand, daughter of Luc and Margaret Cascagnette Chartrand on November 4, 1871. Joseph and Angeline had 12 children. The first two died as infants in Formosa, the next three were born at Greenock, which was nearby. In 1878 or 1879, Joseph & Angeline removed from Inneskillen to Manitoulin Island, to be closer to Luc and Margaret Chartrand. Four more children were born there. About 1886, Joseph & his family moved to Plainville, Kansas. Three more children were born in Plainville. Joe died young while shocking wheat in Illinois, and was buried in Plainville, Kansas. He left Angeline an insurance policy (about $5,000) which was unusual for those days! Angeline moved West to Idaho, then on to Spokane, Washington. She lived with the brothers (priests), at Gonzaga, working as their 'housekeeper' during the last 10 years of her life. She died on January 25, 1943, and is buried in Spokane.

Index of Certificates of Intent, Second Book 1881-1903
This is an index to the second book Certificate of Intent to become a citizen of the United States. These are sometimes called First Papers. The years range from 1881 through 1903.This book is located at the Frank Walker Museum in Stockton, KS. Copyright 1999. Darlee Sissel [contact link] Rooks Co.,KS, page 43, listed as Joseph J. Kroetch, age 37, born in Canada, dated 2/20/1886.

Listed in the 1910 US Census in the city of Cour'd Alene, Kootenai District, enumeration district 170 In household:

Angeline head age 58, born in Canada, living in the US since 1886, ten children born, 10 alive, widowed...also in household were her following children:
Elizabeth 25 born in Canada
Lawrence 24 Kansas
Fred 21 Kansas
Leo 16 Kansas

Listed in the 1920 US Census for Lincoln Precinct, Coeur D' Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho in household with sister, Amaelia and brother-in-law, Robert Jack Bottrell...listed as speaking french in the household; Angeline is listed as 66 years old, and widowed.


Listed on the 1930 US census as living with her son Joseph, in Harrison Township, Idaho. Also listed is that Angeline and her son Joseph became US citizens in 1885, and "French" was spoken in their home.

Although Angeline died in Spokane, she was buried in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. (For many years, there was a Kroetch Brother's lumber mill in Coeur d'Alene). I know that she visited her son John Baptist Henry and his second wife Sadie in Dassel,Mn. - we have pictures of her there. She may have lived nearby for a while.

Received the death cert for Angeline 10/28/01. Washington State file #144. Angeline lived at the St. Joseph's Home on E. 707 Mission Ave., Spokane for the last 4 years of her life. She became a housekeeper for the priests at the home. Per the death cert: Angeline lived in Spokane for the last 20 years of her life. Angeline was 89 years, 1 month and 13 days old at time of death. She died of a cerebral hemorrhage, and was attended by F.W. O'Neil, MC|D. Apparently, from what I can gather from the cert, she had the stroke 2 days before her death. Information provided on death cert by Leo Victor Kroetch, Helena, Montana. Angeline was buried January 30, 1943 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Services provided by Hennessey Funeral Home.

Per [external link], Angeline is listed in a periodical titled "Outaquais L' Genealogique, published by the "Soc. de Genealogique de L'Outaouais" volumne 17, # 2 (March 1995). ISSN Number 0707-8137

Per the Bureau of Land Records ([external link]) Angeline Kroetch was the patentee of land that had a title transfer on 1/27/1908. The land was 160 acres, located in Willamette, Stevens Co., Washington...doc. # 6542
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