Brick wall on birth record, parents & full name [closed]

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As I hope is evident, I've worked to try and make a complete picture of my great-great grandfather's life.  I've found a slew of records that give a glimpse into his time in Minneapolis.  But, I'm missing a great deal prior to his appearance in Dubuque, Iowa with the marriage record and Dubuque city directory.

Any help would be great.  There are a few "Johann George"s in Baden records, but none appear to fit this individual.  I have no knowledge of any parents or siblings.  I'm looking for anything that could help!  Thanks!

George Kienzle (possibly John George).  Born 1834 in (likely) Baden, Germany.  Current birthdate is from tombstone.
WikiTree profile: George Kienzle
closed with the note: Deb Durham likely found the answer
in Genealogy Help by Tim Murray G2G1 (1.2k points)
closed by Tim Murray
Can’t help you here, Tim, but you’ve done an amazing job on George’s profile.
You responded last time, too, thanks again for the kind words!

2 Answers

+6 votes
You might need to research others with the same surname in the area. There don't appear to be a large number of Kinzles in Iowa. The 1925 state census gives parents names. If you can find some candidate siblings you might be able to find him.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (552k points)
+6 votes

Joh, would stand for Johann.

Joh Georg Kinzle

Deutschland, Baden, Erzbistum Freiburg, katholische Kirchenbücher

Name Joh Georg Kinzle
Event Type Baptism
Event Place Untersimonswald, Waldkirch, Baden, Deutschland
Event Place (Original) Untersimonswald (A. Waldkirch), Baden, Deutschland
Gender Male
Birth Date 6 Apr 1834
Father's Name Michael Kinzle
Mother's Name Kresenz Schmidle
Certificate Number 16

Citing this Record

"Deutschland, Baden, Erzbistum Freiburg, katholische Kirchenbücher, 1678-1930," database, FamilySearch ( : 14 May 2018), Joh Georg Kinzle, ; citing Baptism, Untersimonswald, Waldkirch, Baden, Deutschland, 16, Erzbischöfliches Archiv Freiburg (Archbishop's Archives), Germany.

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Deutschland, Baden, Erzbistum Freiburg, katholische Kirchenbücher, 1678-1930

by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Unbelievable.  I have scoured Family Search so many times for someone with that name and even a date CLOSE to what I have for his birthday.  And you find one that I hadn't found in just over 12 hours.  "Fresh eyes" is obviously well founded here!  Now, if only I can a few more sources to ensure that this is him...don't see why it wouldn't be, but dang am I excited.

Thank you thank you!
You're welcome! Sometimes, especially with FamilySearch, making adjustments to the search fields produces new results. I tend to add and delete stuff and then update after each change. You'd be amazed at what might suddenly pop. lol
Now to get to a FamilySearch affiliate library to look at the actual document!      Take care!

Deb Durham: Hello, and would you clarify for me, Your directions for searching Family Search? 

AND tell us which of the other sites do less well than FS, but still better than our inadequacies, that is, OUR not gaining any accurate OR even helpful information. 

PS:  The longer I use FS, the more inadequate I sense I am as a genealogical researcher. (This is an "own up" kind of statement.)

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