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  Ignatz Kindermann--------[  
    Maria Kindermann
Johann Kindermann-------[    
    Johann Jungwirth
  Marie Jungwirth-----------[  
    Agnes Jungwirth

John was born May 5, 1867 in Schönau 14, Bohemia. Son of Ignatz Kinderman and Maria Jungwirth. He emigrated to America with his parents and siblings in April, 1884. They settled in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. On September 18, 1889 he married Eleonora Kellermann, who was also from Bohemia. He became a citizen in 1906. He was literate and could speak English. He was a machine woodworker at Paine Lumber Company for over 24 years. He had 8 children. He was a member of St. Vincent's church. He died in Oshkosh December 21, 1934 at age 67 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery. He lived on 10th street.


Pekna                                      birth                        2/127

1867 5 Mai geboren u getauft
Schönau N. 14
* Johann Nep. Kindermann
V Ignaz Kindermann Inwohner in Schönau N: 14, Sohn der Maria, ehel.
 Tochter des + Ignaz Kindermann Bauers in Schönau 13 und dessen
Ehegattin Elisabeth geb. Kurz aus Neuhäuser
 M Maria, Tochter der Eheleute Johann Jungwirth, Inwohners in Schönau N 1
und der Agnes geb. Jungwirth aus Hintring N: 5
P Johann Müller Bauer in Schönau N. 6


May 5th, 1867 born and baptised
Schönau house number 14
* Johann Nepomuk Kindermann
father: ignaz Kindermann, tenant in Schönau 14, son of Maria, legal daughter
of dead Ignaz Kindermann, farmer in Schönau 13 and his wife
Elisabeth nee Kurz from Neuhäuser
 mother: Maria, legal daughter of Johann Jungwirth, tenant in Schönau 1 and
his wife Agnes nee Jungwirth from Hintring 5
 godfather: Johann Müller, farmer in Schönau 6

Declaration of Intention

KINDERMAN, John        8721  18 Oct 1888  Austria  1866  NY    Apr 1882

John and Eleanore Kellermann Kinderman wedding  Sept. 1889, Oshkosh, WI

Wedding of John Kinderman and Eleonora Kellerman Sept. 18, 1889 in Oshkosh.

John  and Eleonora Wedding party--Best men: Alois and John Kellerman, Bridesmaids: Eleonora Kinderman Lemberger and Ralph Schettl's mother.     (can anyone supply a name)

John Kinderman family about 19010, Oshkosh, WI

The entire family about 1910

John Kinderman B. May 5, 1867, D. Dec. 21, 1934

Eleonora Kellerman B. Jan. 12,1870, D. April 24, 1964


  • Alois Frank         1890-1974     Married Mary Winkelbauer

                  Three Children: Harold (1916-1916), George (1917-), Robert (1919-1999).

  • Rose                    1892-1988      Married John Andrashko

                   Four Children: Mary, John, Betty, Ruth.

  • John                    1894-1975      Married Ruth Morgan

                   One child: Donna

  • Mary                   1896-1989       Married Joseph Mueller

                  Three Children: Rose, Virginia, Joseph.

  • George                1894-1968      Married Anne Kaminski

                  No children ?

  • Eleonora             1901-1932      Married Guy Smith

                 One child: Elaine

  • Elizabeth             1902-1999      Married William Schmitz

                 Seven Children: Betty, Germaine, Marie, Will, Robert, Caroline, Jennie.

  • Anna                                          Married Mathias Riedi

                 Five children: Matt, Joan, Patricia, James, Mary.

1900 census

Kinderman, John, Head, W, M, May 1867, 33, M, 10, Bohemia, Bohemia, Bohemia, 1884, 16, Pa, Machine wood worker, yes, yes, yes, O, F, H

Translation: John was the head of his house. He was a white male born in May of 1867; was 33 at the time of the census; had been married for 10 years and he was born in Bohemia along with his parents. He immigrated in 1884 and been in America for 16 years. He has filed first papers to become a citizen. He was a machine wood worker that could read, write and speak English. He owned is own home free and clear at 423 Tenth Street.

Kinderman, Lenora, wife, W, F, Jan 1870, 30, M, 10, 5, 5, Bohemia, Bohemia, Bohemia, 1883, 17, yes,yes,yes.

Translation: Lenora his wife was born in Bohemia in January of 1870. She was 30 years old at the time of the census and was married 10 years. She had 5 children and they were all still alive. She arrived in America in 1883, one year before her husbands family arrived. She also was literate and could speak English.

1910 Census

John is head of household at 914 Tenth Street, he is 42 years old, married 20 years, arrived in 1884 from Austria Germany, speaks English, labors in a lumber mill and owns his home free and clear.

1920 Census

John is the head of the household at 911 Tenth Street, he is age 52, married, arrived in 1882, naturalized in 1906, from Austria, mother tongue is German and is a woodworker.

Tonbstone of John and Eleonora Kinderman, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Oshkosh, WI.

John Kindermann



John Kindermann, 67, a woodworker who lived at 911 tenth street died at Mercy Hospital Friday at 5:45 o'clock after a brief illness. see photo of obit.

Eleonora Kellerman Kindermann

 Newspaper story about her 90th birthday


Mrs. Kindermann

Mrs. Eleonora Kindermann, 94, died today at 2:10 at Marian Home. The former Eleonora Kellerman was born in Austria on Jan. 12, 1870, and came to Oshkosh when a young girl. She was married on Sept. 18, 1888, in Oshkosh to John Kindermann, who preceded her in death in 1934. 

Mrs. Kindermann was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church and charter member of the Christian Mothers of the church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Rose Andrashko, Mrs. Joseph Mueller, Mrs. William Schmitz, Oshkosh, and Mrs. Matthew Riedi, De Pere; three sons, Alois Kinderman, Oshkosh, John A. and George J. Kinderman, Milwaukee; 20 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. at Poklasny Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Vincent Church, with the Rt. Rev. Louis  M. Schorn officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. Sunday until the hour of services. Christian Mothers will recite the rosary Sunday at 3 p.m. and it will also be recited at 7 p.m.


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