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KRENZELOK FAMILY PICTURE ALBUM 1
This page is for posting special family information. It's a place to post large pictures where you will be able to copy for your own records. If you find something you want please copy before it is taken down. To post: e-mail text in a normal e-mail or attach to a e-mail using WORD document. Please add all pictures as an attachment and send a few at a time if you want to send a lot.
Paul and Elizabeth Krenzelok Marriage Memorial. The Witnesses are Peter and Zuzanna Kostka who in the 1910 Census (Flambeau Town, Maple Hill) with their sons Paul and Joseph and are living next door to Frank and Francis Kellner. In the 1910 Census the Kostka's name is spelt Costka. Both Frank Kellner and Peter kostka are working at the papermill. Note: In the Ellis Island records I have just found Peter's last name spelt Kostka (Which I feel is right) wife Zuzanna age 29, son Paul age 4 and son Josef age 3 who I believe was call Joseph. They entered the US in 1906 and hears the good part they are from Witkowitz Moravia the same town Elizabeth Kellner Krenzelok came from. This all matches up with the 1910 Census in Flambeau Town (Maple Hill) where the Kellner's and Kostka live next door. So it looks like the Kostka's came to America in 1906 and Frank Kellner in 1907 with Frances and Elizabeth coming later and maybe the reason the Kellner's came to Ladysmith area was because of the Kostka's and getting a job at the papermill. Always watch out for spelling in doing your research.
Elizabeth Kellner Krenzelok and husband Paul Sept 21 1912. What a fine picture is this of Elizabeth and Paul. She was quite a catch.
Jim Closs posted this picture that is on his mother's (Anne Krenzelok Closs) China closet. This picture was taken around 1920 of Elizabeth's parent's and her family. From the left: Frank Kellner, below Frank is Anne around 3 years old, Frances Kellner, Elizabeth (Her mother I believe call her Berta or Bertha), young Paul and sister Frances with some nice looking shoes on, and her father Paul far right. I want to thank Jim for posting this picture and his mother Anne who I call her quite often to ask her questions on the family. One interesting note about the above China Closet is that this was her mother's and then her Grandmother's later. Anne had a chance to get her first look at our family website and enjoyed it very much. What a fine picture.
I would like to thank Jim Krenzelok and their family for sharing this great picture of Elizabeth Kellner Krenzelok (left) with her Mother Francis and father Frank Kellner. Taken around 1907 and the back of the picture says " Witkowitz" this was before they left for America. I've been told that the other people's name are the Zapota's. Aunt Dolores thinks there might be a connection to the Baseball player. Anne Krenzelok Closs told me that the other womon is Frances's sister and the little girl is Elizabeth's cousin. Elizabeth and her mother Frances lived with them in Witkowitz, Moravia before they moved to this country. Look at Dolores's family history for more information.
Top row left to right: Anne, Paul jr, Paul, Frances, Elizabeth, Joseph, Bette. Lower row left to right: Robert, Dolores, Lillian and Ed. The Krenzelok family taken in Ladysmith around 1935 or so. This picture came from Frances's family.
From the right: Daughter Anna, Jozef (father), son Jozef and his daughter Marta, wife Maria, daughters Helena & Yadwiga and a few neighbors. This is Paul Krenzelok's father, brother (Jozef) and sister (Anna). Paul also has a brother named John(Jan). Taken at the old family homestead in Istebna Poland around 1915 to 1920
Posted by Anne's son Jim Closs and their family:Top row left: Anna ,her father Jozef, son Jozef (jr), wife Maria and daughters Jadwiga & Helena, Jozef's son Jan, wife Eva, daughter Anna and son Jan. Istebna, Poland at the old family homestead 1926
From the right, uncle Jan and his wife Eva Krezelok and on the left are my mother Anna Krezelok Ligocka with her husband John Ligocka. Our cousin Anna from Poland in the girl in the center of the picture.
Jozef Krenzelok second from the right. Anna in Poland says the rest of the men are Jozef's neighbors. Paul's brother Jozef came to this country around the time Paul came here but recieved a military draft notice from the old country and went back to Poland. Jozef was in the Austrian Army an Allied of Germany during World War I. He was captured by the Russians who were Allies of the French send to Siberia to a prison camp , escaped and made his was back home. He had bad dreams for years of the terrible conditions at the camp and never got over it. I am being told his brother Paul refused to go back to the old country after he got his draft notice and was always afraid to go back to Poland. After fighting against the American's he probably never thought about going back to America.
NOTE MARCH 2007
After a very long search on the above Military picture of of Jozef Krenzelok it looks like he was in the Austrian Army and the K&K. The K&K was the WWI army in Austria, which was most involved in WWI and fought together with the German army. K&K means Kaiser and König (king). I am guessing at this time but the round metal on his right shirt pocket is a Qualification Badge. I am not sure yet of the metal on his left shirt pocket but I am guessing it is the WWI Austrian Kaiser Karl Troop Cross. I believe that his top button on his tunic refers to the unit he was in. I am guessing at this time but I am close and now that we know that he was in the K&K we will learn more.
WWI AUSTRIAN KAISER KARL TROOP CROSS
Karl-Truppenkreuz (Karl-Troops Cross) - Awarded to all troops (militias included) who served in the field against an enemy for a minimum of 12 months and participated in at least one battle. The cross was instituted on 13 December 1916 and between 1 July 1917 and 30 June 1918 some 651,000 were struck. The grey metal cross has on its obverse arms the words "GRATI // PRINCEPS ET PATRIA // CAROLVS / IMP. ET REX" (Thanks - Sovereign and Fatherland - Karl, Emperor and King) and on the reverse side, on the upper arm the two crowns for Austria and Hungary and the letter "C" (Carolus), on the other arms "VITAM ET SANGVINEM // MDCCCCXVI" (with life and blood - 1916).
BRIEF HISTORY ON THE MILITARY OF THE AUSTRIAN EMPIRE
Prior to 1802 a soldier’s term of service was for life, although he was not necessarily on active duty the entire time. Those exempt from military service were the clergy, the nobility, certain government officials, and workers employed in mining, iron production, and necessary agricultural occupations.
In 1868 a universal conscription went into effect. Every male citizen was obligated to serve three years of active duty in the military. This was modified in 1912 to a two-year term of active service. This remained the case through the dissolution of the empire.
NOTE: The above information makes me wonder how this affected Paul and his brother Jozef's decisions at the time of the WW1. Both, I believe were in the US at the time. Jozef decided to go home and enter military service and stayed in Poland and Paul I am guessing that America was his home now and he would not go back. Could having to have served a 2 year duty of sevice that every male citizen was obligated to serve had played any part in coming to this country.
Top right: The back of this picture says it is Paul's brother Jan top left. Anna in Poland says this is Jan Krezelok and his friends and neighbors.
Left to right: Tomas Krenzelok's daughter with husband Jozef, daughter Susane, little girl unknown, mother and a neighbor. Note: I am not sure who Tomas Krenzelok is - Greg. The above in what Anna wrote on this picture.
Anna says these are good friends and neighbors in Poland
Posted by Lillian's daughter Therese and their family. We are not sure yet on this one and it must be sent to our cousin Anna in Poland but I think one of the boys is Paul's brother Jozef's son Henry. Taken in Poland. I am excited about these pictures of our family coming to the website.
Poland: Believed to be Jan's daughter Zofia, husband Antoni and son
I think this is Paul's brother Jozef's daughter Marta and her husband. This picture came from Lillian's picture album
Poland: Their Parish Priest, our relatives in Poland were very devout Catholics
First Communion, this tradition of the candles was carried on to Paul and Elizabeth’s children.
The Krenzelok's around 1952 Paul and Elizabeth center, Ladysmith Wisconsin.
Posted by Lillian's daughter Therese Jensrud Jordan and their family Taken around the time of Paul's passing away. We thank you Therese for posting these great pictures!
Posted by Joseph's daughter Bette and their family. Paul and Elizabeth 1950 taken on a visit to Chicago to see their daughter Frances. Elizabeth is holding Frances's son Michael.
Elizabeth with a broken leg when she felled down the front stairs of the bakery. Right picture taken in the 1950's in back of the bakery
Posted by Joseph's son Jim and their family. Joseph's first communion
This wonderful picture is posted by Lillian's daughter Therese and their family. Lillian's first communion.
Posted by Joe's daughter Bette and their family. A really fine picture of Dolores and brother Joe. I've been told that this picture was taken when Joe was on leave during the war at Ladysmith.
Posted by Joe's daughter Bette and their family. Joe's wife Helen Placek True Krenzelok and Elizabeth Kellner Krenzelok. Taken upstairs in the Bakery.
Posted by Alan Krenzelok. This picture is believed to be taken at the time after Betty's funeral. From the left top; Lillian, Frances, Elizabeth, Anne, Dolores, below Dolores, Frances Kellner, Beverly, Yvonne, Marie,David Closs And I not sure of the rest.Please let us know who the rest are if you know. I would like to thank Alan for sharing these pictures, now we all have a copy. Taken around 1945
That's Dolores and Lillian Krenzelok at the Unique theatre across from the bakery. Taken around 1930's
Ed, Elizabeth, Robert, Paul, Paul jr. and Joe in back of the bakery around 1945. I try to make this picture larger but the quality just isn't good enough.
Picture of Anne's daughter Beverly in back of the bakery and a crow: There was always a pet crow at the bakery. Paul and Joe would catch them and train them to talk. The crow in question had a bad habit of picking off the paper tops that were on the milk bottles at different houses around the bakery which didn't go over too big with the neighbors. Posted by Anne's son Jim Closs.
Anne says this crow was named Blackie and one day it got in Beverly's room when we were living at the bakery and it almost wrecked her room and it did wreck Beverly's dollhouse. The Krenzelok boys had several crows over the years and this one was a real troublemaker.
I'm not sure about this. From the left: Robert Krenzelok, one of the Martin boys, Ed Krenzelok another friend. Late 30's to early 40's. Please let us know if you can fill in the blanks on any pictures that are posted.
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