23 January 2014

Carl & Alwina (KOLLATH) PAGEL

Carl Heinrich Frierich "Henry" PAGEL was born 21 Oct 1869 in Germany to Johann & Dorothea (BATHKE) PAGEL. From what I've gathered from the censuses, Henry left Germany for the US in the 1870s. The 1910 census says 1872, the 1900 census says 1879, & the 1920 census image I have isn't the greatest, but it looks like it says 1877. Judging the his age at the time, & the locations I have for the births of his 9 siblings, I'm guessing that 1872 is the correct year of immigration. I'll post an update when I have more information.

Alwina KOLLATH was born 11 Apr 1872 in Penn township, McLeod county, Minnesota to Herman & Wilhelmina KOLLATH. Alwina was the 2nd of 3 children.

Henry & Alwina were married about 1892. The couple had 7 children: Herman on 7 Jan 1893 (who sadly died just over  a week later on 20 Jan), Albert H R on 3 May 1894, Fred "Fritz" in Dec 1897, Anna W F on 14 Feb 1899, Bertha about 1903, August about 1905, & Edwin about 1913. Henry died 6 Dec 1922 in Grafton township, Sibley county, Minnesota, splitting up 2 prpperties between his 2 oldest sons Albert & Fred. Albert was given a farm in Renville county (with the request to care for Alwina, Anna, & August). Fritz was given a farm in Sibley county (with the request to help care for Alwina & care for Bertha & Edwin). Henry also left the household & property & clothing to Alwina (along with the property not named earlier in his will. (Source: his will)
Henry's death certificate
Alwina died 16 Sep 1929 in Grafton township, Sibley county, Minnesota. She left $25 to Anna, Bertha, August, & Edwin. She also left the remaing property to Albert & Fritz in equal shares. (Source: her will)
Alwina's death certificate
I have copies of both Henry & Alwina's wills from the probate book at the library in the Minnesota History Center along with transcriptions I typed out available upon request. Both Henry & Alwina also have memorial up on findagrave.

I have the following censuses for Henry and Alwina after their marriage:
1900 US Census for Grafton township, Sibley county, Minnesota on page 2A, lines 21 & 22.
1905 Minnesota census for Grafton township, Sibley county on page 8, lines 574 & 575
1910 US Census for Grafton township, Sibley county, Minnesota on page 6A, lines 8 & 9.
1920 US Census for Grafton township, Sibley county, Minnesota on page 2A, lines 14 & 15

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