Michelle Enke
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Michelle Enke

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Michelle R. Enke
Born 1960s.
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This profile is part of the Enke Name Study.
Michelle Enke is the descendant of a Huguenot emigrant.
Michelle Enke is a member of the Maupin Name Study Project.
Michelle Enke is a member of the Enke Name Study Project.

Michelle Enke is the Manager of the Special Collections Section of the Wichita Public Library since 2002.[1][2] She has been an active historian and genealogist for over 25 years.

She graduated with a Bachelor's in History from Northeast Missouri State (now Truman State) University in May 1991.[3] She was awarded the Lucille Marie Cobb Memorial Scholarship in 1999[4] and graduated with a Master's in Library Science in December 2001 from the University of Missouri at Columbia.[5]

Michelle is a librarian
Michelle is a genealogist.

She worked as the Director of the Cole County (Missouri) Historical Society from 1994 to 1996. Was a grant-paid cataloger at the Missouri State Archives in 1996. Worked at the Missouri River Regional Library as a Reference Librarian until 2002.[6]

She is a life member of the Robinett Family Association, Gasconade County (Missouri) Historical Society, Missouri State Genealogical Association, St. Louis Genealogical Association, and Utah Genealogical Association.

She has been a member of the American Library Association since 1998 and has served on the Genealogy Committee, Local History Committee, and the Genealogy Pre-Conference Planning Committee. She currently is a Certified Archivist and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

She is a member of the Martha Loving Ferrell Chapter of the NSDAR.

Daughters of the American Revolution
Michelle Enke is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She attended IGHR in 2016 for Military Genealogy, GRIP in 2017 for Writing Your Family History, and SLIG in 2019 for Exploring Native American Research, in 2020 for Advanced Hispanic Research, and in 2021 for Show Me Missouri Research.

Her family has been in the Gasconade County, Missouri, area for many generations. She is actively researching family members and others from this area of the state.

She started the Enke One Name Study and the Gasconade County, Missouri One Place Study, please join! She is the project coordinator for the Missouri Project.

RootsTech Attendee: 2017, 2015
Michelle Enke is participating with Super_Sweepers during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 72 suggestions.
Michelle Enke is participating with Team Missouri during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 14 connections.
Michelle Enke is a part of Missouri.
Secret Santa
Michelle gifted some WikiTree kindness during the 2019 Secret Santa Swap!


  1. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJKH-RNQV : 16 May 2014), Michelle R Enke, Residence, Wichita, Kansas, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  2. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJW2-HCDY : 23 May 2014), Michelle T Enke, Residence, Wichita, Kansas, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  3. "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012"; Yearbook Title: The Echo; Year: 1988. Ancestry.com. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1990 : 9 March 2019.
  4. "College Notes," Jefferson City News-Tribune (Jefferson City, Missouri), 13 June 1999. https://infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/openurl?ctx_ver=z39.88-2004&rft_id=info%3Asid/infoweb.newsbank.com&svc_dat=AWNB&req_dat=0ED6191465256A49&rft_val_format=info%3Aofi/fmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Actx&rft_dat=document_id%3Anews%252F10CD0632CA1BC625 : 28 July 2020.
  5. "MU Lists Area Graduates from December," Jefferson City News-Tribune (Jefferson City, Missouri), 27 January 2002. https://infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/openurl?ctx_ver=z39.88-2004&rft_id=info%3Asid/infoweb.newsbank.com&svc_dat=AWNB&req_dat=0ED6191465256A49&rft_val_format=info%3Aofi/fmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Actx&rft_dat=document_id%3Anews%252F10CD001F959ADF0A : 28 July 2020.
  6. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJXC-Z11X : 16 May 2014), Michelle Enke, Residence, Jefferson City, Missouri, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
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"To aid WikiTree in the administration of my account should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I hereby give permission for all private profiles I'm managing to be transferred to the following WikiTreers, whether or not they are currently on the Trusted Lists: ...". I am not sure who to add, since I have no close relatives on WikiTree. I would hate for the information to disappear so will rely on the WikiTree managers to decide what to do.

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The Germany Project Leaders are doing their semi-annual check-in with all project members and we want to verify that you’re still interested in being a member of the Project. Please respond by private message and let me know.

Are you currently working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? If not, take a look at our main Project page for a full list. We recently launched a new Profile Improvement Team and are seeking new team members. Let me know if you’re interested.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Traci ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi Michelle,

you added some info for Catharine (Horstmann) Drewel.

I added some info in comments on her and her parents. I looked for them, to see if they may be related, because Prussia is a wide range :) There is only a very slim chance for me to be related to them, so I did not edit the entries myself.

posted by Marcus Horstmann
Hi, Michelle!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks so much for adding the 1918 Pandemic category for Osage County. I started going through the Missouri death certificates adding victims but didn't get very far. That is a project I need to return to. My grandfather lost a brother and a second cousin just days apart, both buried at Shirley Cemetery. I have now added that category to their profiles too. Is there a project to go with the category?
posted by LaMyra Morton
Glad I could help. Yes there is a project. The project is the Worldwide Disasters Project that can be found at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Disasters I am adding flu deaths to Franklin County and have found quite a few. I am finding fewer in Gasconade County. I will have to go back to add additional sources and biographies.
posted by Michelle Enke
edited by Michelle Enke
Greetings Team Missouri team mate! Just stopping by with some quick links for you. 

Team Missouri page:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Team_Missouri

Team Missouri chat:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1097901/team-missouri-source-a-thon-2020-chat

Clarification on what counts:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/470614/what-profiles-count-as-unsourced-for-the-source-a-thon

Main Source-a-thon page: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Source-a-Thon

Unsourced profile listing: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Unsourced_Profiles (You can also find a link at the top of the Team Missouri page.)

Tracking: https://wikitree.sdms.si/Challenges/SourceAThon/2020/TeamAndUser.htm

If you have any questions or concerns not covered here, stop by our chat page! Most importantly, have fun!

Hi, Michelle

The Ambassadors project has been reorganizing and is looking for those who have a membership at a genealogical society, to help in spreading the word about WikiTree.

We're working on ways to improve how WikiTree connects and interacts with genealogical and local history societies. This is the kind of thing we want to do:

  • Liaise with societies: set up your local society with a free-space page and some WikiTree materials as part of a package.
  • Use social media to promote what societies are offering on WikiTree.
  • Encourage bloggers to blog about societies and the resources available to them on WikiTree.

Are you interested in participating in some way? Do you have some ideas to share?

Azure Rae ~ co-Leader of Ambassadors Project

posted by Azure Robinson
Hello Michelle! On behalf of several of us who are related to Kannenbergs, I'd like to thank you for the updates you are making to our line. I am new to this community but have additional Kannenberg information. Can you tell us whether you are our relatives, or doing this for the love of it? We are the granddaughter of Eleanor, GG of Rudy, GGG of Friedrich Wilhelm—and the daughter of Roland, GG of Ernst.

Thank you, regardless!

Laura and Gloria

Hello. I am sorry to say that I am not a blood relative, but was engaged for several years to a grandson [Living] of Roland E. Kannenberg (1907-1983). (We never married or had children.) I was a genealogist even then, and had worked on their genealogy years ago and I wanted to put the older generation on WikiTree. I hope this is okay. Gloria -- I believe I met you once, years ago.
posted by Michelle Enke
Laura Fallon < [email address removed] gt;

Sat, Aug 8, 11:53 PM (7 minutes ago) to WikiTree

Thank you so much for replying. Gloria, Alexandra, Loren and I have connected since Anthony popped up on my Ancestry DNA test. It's been an absolute pleasure learning about the path the rest of the family took while my great grandfather, Rudolph, remained in Chicago. Thank you for helping me with missing pieces!

Best wishes,


Hello, Michelle

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
I just wanted to stop by and thank you for the effort you put forth for Team Missouri during this years Connect-a-thon. We couldn't have done as well as we did without your contributions! I hope you had fun, which is the bottom line. Looking forward to seeing you for the Fall Source-a-thon event.
Nice Job to Lori of course.... AND Michelle, you rocked it too !!!!
posted by Loretta Morrison
Good evening Team Missouri team mate! Just wanted to quickly touch base with you. The event starts this Friday morning at 8 AM Eastern time and ends 8 AM Monday morning.

Our team chat is located at: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1054866/team-missouri-2020-connect-a-thon-chat Feel free to ask questions there or cheer the team on. I will be posting the link to the live team stats in the team chat after the event starts. Good luck and have fun!!

Hi Michelle, the minute that I saw your face I recognized you from the Wichita Public Library. I have received your help more then once in the past. Glad to see we are wikiTreers. I have not been to the New Wichita Library but I have been wanting to come check out the place. Maybe soon. I am William L. Fox I hope you remember me.
posted by William Fox Jr.
Yes, I remember you! Glad to hear from you. The genealogy area is still closed, but you need to come visit when it reopens. It is huge. We also just received the Kansas DAR library of over 5000 books, so we have new things to research! Great to meet a friend on Wikitree.
posted by Michelle Enke
Hi there, Michelle!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you so much for being a part of Team Missouri for the Clean-a-thon.

Hope to see you back on the team for the next event!

Good morning and welcome to Clean-a-thon Friday!

Just wanted to provide you with a few links to help you out during the event. Team page: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Team_Missouri Team Chat: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1007823/team-missouri-2020-clean-a-thon-chat DBE suggestions by locations: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:DBE_Errors_By

Happy to have you on Team Missouri! Let's go have some fun!

Hi Michelle,

On behalf of the Disasters (and Titanic) Project Leaders we are carrying out a check-in to see how all the members are doing and taking the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work in the past.

We have recently made a lot of changes. We are changing the focus of the project to include more about people involved in disasters and the effect it had on them and their families. We have divided the project into teams. Please have a look https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Disasters

Please let me know, by comment on my profile or a private message, whether you are still active in the project, and which team(s) you would like to work with. What are you enjoying most about being in the project? What would you like to see improved or changed?

We're looking forward to hearing back from you,

Joan and Lizzie


I would like to be a part of the Health Disasters Team. I have been working on the 1918 Flu Pandemic, mainly for Franklin County, Missouri. Michelle

posted by Michelle Enke
Thanks for the assistance with the Gustav Ernst family. Your help directed me to another resource that can be used to find information on people living in Missouri.
posted by Warren Kuntz
Thanks Michelle for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz. As Pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working within a project is essential

Please ensure locations are entered on all profiles and data matches dates of profile. Avoid abbreviations, add sources with citations & links for sources to support the data. From wiki ID go to Research to find sources   

Thanks for joining the GERMANY project, great to see your enthusiasm. Explore Pre-1700 Projects list to find links to your research focus, whether time period, location or topic  For help with tags, click  editing your tags

Questions ask Here    

Janet~Pre-1700 Greeter

PS Links not working, click them in the comment box

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild

I have recently taken the SLIG week-long class on Advanced Hispanic Genealogy. It is okay for me to enter profiles of persons in early New Mexico? They have wonderful church records back to the late 1600s that trace families across the years.

posted by Michelle Enke
Hi Michelle

That sounds good to me as long as they are before 1501 you will be able to create and edit. Do review the Pre-1700 help pages https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Pre-1700_Profiles and this one may also be useful https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:United_States_Project_Reliable_Sources

I would also recommend you catagorise the profiles as you create them explore the pages from here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:New_Mexico add profiles to the church / cemetery categories if you are not confident in creating a category just ask the category team.

Also use this on these profiles https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Template:New_Mexico_Sticker

Good luck with this work


posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thank you for your outstanding participation and efforts during the 2019 Source-a-thon. As a result, the team placed 8th this year, up from our 25th place last year. I couldn't be more pleased!!

Looking forward to our next "a-thon" together!

Good afternoon fellow Team Missouri team mate! Just wanted to make sure you have the link for the team chat and don't forget, things kick off tomorrow at 8 AM Eastern time!


Thank you, Michelle, for your more than one thousand contributions to our Shared Tree during the month of September. The Appreciation Team honors you for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Michelle, thank you for each of your more than 1000 contributions to our Shared Tree for the month of August 2019. All of your work makes our Tree all that much better.

Missouri is a fortunate state to have you living there, and we are fortunate also for being a member of our community.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you for your interest and for your editing of Sarah Jane Rogers' bio. including Roy Bunch. Sarah immigrated to Missouri (Ray County) we believe at the sponsorship of her aunt, Catherine Beddoe Evans Roberts.

An older sister, Agnes, came a few years earlier. The older sister married Peter Schaffer who was born in the US but was of German descent. I am in recent correspondence with a descendant of Peter and Agnes whom I recently discovered on Ancestry. She has just sent me a descendant chart with a lot of information that I did not have before-

posted by Carter Rogers
Good merging for https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Enke-39 . I just removed the duplicated FindAGrave references.
posted by Darren Kellett

Why can't I get into the profile to correct the spelling of theit marriage place, Boone? Misspelled BOON. Chet Ogan

posted by Chet Ogan
Who misspelled Boone (sic Boon) in editing my profile of Betsy and James Simeral Ogan?
posted by Chet Ogan
Hey, hey Team Missouri team mate! Just touching base with everyone to make sure you know how to find the team page and the team chat!



Any questions or comments? Post them in the team chat. We'll use that during the event to chat with or encourage our team mates.

Hi Michelle

I hope you don't catch flu from all the Categorizing you are doing :-)

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Categorization Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Categorization]for ways to contribute.

2) Added Categories to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the project leaders with your email address to be added to the https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wikicategories.

Thank you!

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator