|| b. 3 May 1902 Makaweii, Kauai, Hawaii
||d. 14 Feb 2000
||1m. Scott Foster (div.)
2m. Robert Leslie Cook 30 Dec 1925 , Terr. of Hawaii. (22 Jul 1887 KY d. 18 May 1939 Molakai, HI)
3m. Arthur Carlson (d. c1957)
|(f) Auguste "Gussie" Johanne Kiesel||b. 25 Jul 1903 Makaweii, Kauai, Hawaii||d. 16 June 1999 Honolulu, HI (age 95)
||m. Wesley James Ross (b. 27 Apr 1901 Utica,
NY d. )
|Anna Kiesel||b. 11 Apr 1906 Makaweii, Kauai, Hawaii||d. Apr 1985 Honolulu, "HI
||m. Walter Czepinsky(b. ? d. Mar
|Margaret "Peg" May Kiesel||b. 27 Jul 1908 Ewa, Oahu, Hawaii||d. 1 Nov 1993 Kamuela, Hawaii, HI
||m. Guy Cecil Kaipaulohakalahui Piltz, 30 mar 1929 (b.
1905 d. 5 Feb 1972 Kaneohe, Oahu, HI) (parents: Geo.
and Maria Piltz)
|Herbert Henry Kiesel||b. 21 Apr 1909* Hawaii||d. 17 Apr 2001 Deschutes, Oregon* Hawaii (age 91)
|m. Hyades Ululani Bechert (1918-1998)|
|Richard C. Kiesel|| b. 26 Jul 1911#
||d. 8 Aug 1997# Honolulu, HI.
lived in Alna Hina, Oahu
|m. Ida Freitas
(b. 15 Aug 1915 d. 19 May 1992)
lived in Hawaii before 1951
|Eleanor Gertrude Kiesel
||b. 23 Nov 1913 Honolulu,
||d. Feb 1976 Sacramento, CA
||m. Walter Irving Noble (b.
13 Mar 1905 SF, CA d. 27 Dec 1987 Sacramento, CA)
son of - Winifred Irving Noble and Sophia L. Grieb
1881- Charles Kiesel is five years old when he emigrates with his family on a six months voyage from Germany to Hawaii. He tells about this in an incomplete story that he wrote in 1939. You can read this story on a separate page of Charles Kiesel's Voyage of 1881.
1887 - Karl Kiesel applies for immigration and states that he was a resident of Washington State. [immigration application papers]
Eventually Emil Kiesel gets a job with the Northern Pacific
railroad in Tacoma, Washington. He probably helps to get the rest
of the family to move to Tacoma including his father, Karl, and
his mother, Freda.
1900 - US Census. Kauai, Koloa Dist. Series: T623 Roll: 1835 Page: 56 (Carl is here working as an
engineer and has been naturalized 10 years. )
1900 - US Census. Washington, Pierce Co., Tacoma. Series: T623 Roll: 1749 Page: 193 (Rosy
is living next to Karl Keisel (Sr.) with wife
Augusta. However in this census he is listed as
1901, July 13 - marriage of Carl and
Marie. [Lihue Lutheran Church
on Kauai, #70/2]
Entry No. 70/2
Name of groom: KIESEL, Carl: single, overseer in Makaweli
Birthdate and place: 2 March 1876 in Nienburg (Province Hannover)
Groom's parents: Carl Kiesel and his wife Auguste Kiesel nee Funke of Tacoma, Washington, USA
Name of bride: MÜLLER, Marie: single, of Lihue
Birthdate and place: 4 November 1877 in Linsburg near Nienburg (Province Hannover)
Bride's parents: overseer Christian Müller and his wife Wilhelmina Müller nee Krüger of Lihue
Future residence of couple: Makaweli, Kauai
Date of marriage: 13 July 1901 at the Lihue Lutheran Church
1902, Palm Sunday - Marie Muller is also confirmed. [Lihue Lutheran Church, Kauai]
Date of confirmation: Palm Sunday 1892
Müller, daughter of
the overseer Christian Müller and his wife Wilhelmine nee Krüger,
born 4 November 1877 in Linsburg, Province of Hannover.
(Written in a later date): 13 July 1901- married to Carl Kiesel at Makaweli, Ewa.
1910 - US Census, Hawaii, Oahu, Ewa, Dist. 56.
1913, 15 Mar
Freda Augusta Kiesel, Carl's mother, dies in Tacoma, WA. The death certificate is signed by her son-in-law, Dolf Augustine.
1913-14 - Karl (Sr.) retires from his business as a shoemaker at
the age of 74. This is perhaps when he moves with his daughter to
L. A. [death certificate]
1918- Oct 26 - US Draft Registration. serial number 10337
1920- US Census, Hawaii, Honolulu, Ewe, Ewe Plantation, Series: T625 Roll: 2034 Page: 210
1925 - Robert L. "Doc" Cooke is sent by the Mutual Telephone
Company of Honolulu to the Kalaupapa Leprosy Settlement on Molokai
to install a radio system for the residents. Because
he was successful where others had failed he was much revered
almost as "a 'Kahuna' of unusual power". He was
selected to succeed as superintendent by July 25,
1925. He and his wife Wilhelmina remained her for
almost twelve years. During this tenure he had
submitted his resignation at least once and was urged by the
majority of the 400 plus patients to remain. Although
they had two children, the children were not allowed to stay
on the island full-time and we educated in a residency
school on Oahu.
Cooke dies of a heart attack at his residence in Kalaupapa
on May 18, 1939. Wilhelmina
happened to be on Oahu visiting the two children as she did
regularly every few months when R. L. Cooke died. They
had previously started building a house in Kalai, Molokai
for the children and her parents. The house was turned
into a hotel built a smaller house for the children and her
parents. Sulfur drugs make it possible to put the
disease in remission after 1946 but although free to travel,
most of the inmates remained in the previous homes.
[records of Jean Bean. This is series of fascinating
stories that I highly recommend, Remembering
1930 - US
Census, Hawaii, Oahu, Honolulu1943 - Marie dies in Honolulu,
Hawaii. In this
census we find the dates that Charles and Mary
Wilhelmina packed up the children and probably her parents
to move to Santa Barbara, CA. Here she became involved
in real estate, stocks and various businesses.
1948 - a
listing in the US City Directory for San Francisco has
Noble Walter I ( Eleanor) telgopr ( I take this to mean telegrapher) home 1231 Judah (page 1405)
dies in Santa Barbara. I believe he is probably living
with Wilhelmina, his daughter, but census are unavailable to
late 1950's - Wilhelmina remarries but her husband dies only a few years later.
Feb. - Wilhelmina dies.
source:Bean, Jean. photo, records and website on her grandmother's adventures on Molokai.
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