Ancestors of Glen A. Frederick
All photographs and descriptions provided by Glen A. Frederick, author of the "The Miller and Hein Families."
Last updated April 23, 2016.
This is Elizabeth Gerlach Schafer and her daughter Katie. Elizabeth was widowed from Johann George Schafer. She was born in Norka May 25, 1841, and died August 2, 1920 in Durham, Kansas. She immigrated to America on September 2, 1891 with 3 children, Philip, Katie and Jake. This picture was taken shortly after they immigrated. She immigrated for one reason and that was to marry another widow, George Hein, who was from Huck. They married in 1892. Katie was born in Norka July 15, 1877 and died June 20, 1944 in Hillsboro, Kansas. Katie married the youngest son of George Hein, Emanuel, from his first marriage. Katie Schafer Hein was my wife’s great grandmother.
This is the Jacob Miller and Katie Miller Schnell family. These are my wife’s great grandparents. Jacob was born in Norka July 11,1862 and died July 4, 1923 in Durham Kansas. Katie Schnell was born in Norka Mar 14, 1871 and died May 7, 1937 in Durham, Kansas. Both are descended from original Miller (Muller) and Schnell families from Norka. They were married in 1891 in Herington, Kansas. The picture was taken about 1928 and evidently a somewhat earlier picture of Jacob was inserted in with the rest of the family. Top row left to right are John, Adam, father and mother, Jacob and Katie, Dan, and Sam, bottom left to right, Lillie, Elma, Sarah, Christina, Rachel, and Hannah. Hannah Miller (Ollenburger) is still alive (September 2005) and will be 99 on her next birthday.