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Photos of Maternal Lines (Kolb/Frank)

Before Milwaukee and Washington counties in Wisconsin, the family line of my mother's father is based in Central and Western Germany, the Alsace region of France, and the Sudetenland (Bohemia--modern day Czech Republic). There is also an ancestor from Denmark and several possible connections to the Netherlands. The family is Roman Catholic. This photo album serves as a memorial.

Russell Kolb is my grandfather. He was born in 1925. His father was Peter Andrew Kolb and his mother was Margaret Frank. His grandparents were Peter and Katherine (Pecher) Kolb and Joseph and Mary (Doll) Frank.

FRANK FAMILY

Frank photo, including Joseph Frank and Mary Doll
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Front row: Annie (Frank) Schmid, father Joseph Frank, mother Mary (Doll) Frank, Matthew Frank, and Mamie (Frank) Neu; Back row: Margaret (Frank) Kolb, Herman Frank, Henry Frank(lin), Lizzie (Frank) Reitzner, Joe Frank, Jr., Theodore Frank, and Helen (Frank) Peters.  Photo taken about 1910.

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Margaret Frank Kolb (right) and a sister, circa 1905 at First Communion

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Great-grandmother Margaret Frank Kolb (born January 15, 1891 in Windhorst, Kansas; died 1935)
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Great-grandmother Margaret Kolb


PECHER FAMILY

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Great-great-grandmother Katherine Pecher Kolb
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Pecher family gathering -- September, 1928
Descendants of Wenzel and Marie (Kunsman) Pecher and Peter
and Katherina (Pecher) Kolb. Brother and sister Wenzel and
Katherine are in the middle. Surrounding them, from top left,
is (unknown) Muth, Marianne Muth, Tillie Graser, (unknown), Joe
Graser, Margaret Kolb, Annie Kolb, Tony Mueller, Kitty Mueller,
Lucille Schroeder, Andy Graser, (unknown) Schroeder, Adolph
Graser, Peter Kolb, and (head cut off). Kneeling, front row,
right, is Lilly Kolb. Unable to identify the children.

1928 - Lena, Mary, Katherine (Kolb), Wenzel Pecher
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The Pecher family farm in rural Ozaukee County, Wisconsin--summer, 2003

KOLB FAMILY

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Grandparents Russell and Vivian (Hirschboeck) Kolb

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Great-grandfather Peter Kolb, dressed as a cowboy, circa 1900

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Lilly and Annie Kolb, the aunts who raised Russell Kolb

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An early photo of grandfather Russell Kolb (circa 1927)
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Grandfather Russell Kolb circa 1930
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Pvt. Russell P. Kolb, 3d Division, 30th Infantry, Company G in WWII (Anzio, Naples, southern France)
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My mom, Candee Kolb, at homecoming in 1966
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Great-grandmother Antonia Hirschboeck; cousins Beth and Katie Twitchell; grandfather Russell Kolb

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Grandpa Russ Kolb (with grandson Aaron) and his reunited first cousin, Raymond Pecher (with wife)



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