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Paige Kolze

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Paige Kolze
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Profile last modified 23 Sep 2019 | Created 27 Oct 2018 | Last significant change: 17 Sep 2019
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I have been researching my family off and on since the mid 1990s, more since I retired at the end of 2016. Some of my primary interests are:

  • Kolze - I am a descendant of one of three brothers that immigrated from Nienhagen, Amt Neustadt am Rübenberge, Hannover (now Gilten, Heidekreis, Lower Saxony, Germany) to the area of Cook County, Illinois near where Chicago's O'Hare Airport is today in the 1840s. I am also the Coordinator for the Kolze/Koltze One Name Study and am interested in all Kolze's around the world and would like to see if any of the various branches are related.
  • Franzen - I am a descendant of a family that immigrated from Schale (now in North Western Germany) to DuPage County, Illinois near where Chicago's O'Hare Airport is today in the early 1840s. The immigrant ancestors were Johann Bernard Franzen, his wife Anna Adelheid (Moellenthien) Franzen and their son Heinrich Franzen. There were many other Franzen's in the Addison/Bensenville area of DuPage County in the mid/late 1800s and I would like to further research their relationships and see that they are all entered in wikitree. I would also like to spend some more time researching the church books from Schale. Some of the material has been indexed on familysearch or ancestry, but there seem to be some errors, and possibly omissions.
  • O'Connor - My GG-Grandmother Isabella (O'Connor) Morton was apparently born somewhere in Ireland around 1840, then married Henry H Morton in Manhattan, New York in 1860. Family story says that her maternal grandfather, a Mr. Reid, brought Isabella and her sisters to New York to marry the sons of an Italian family. Isabella's husband Henry Morton was from Scotland, and I haven't been able to find records of any marriages of O'Connor women to men with Italian sounding names in the New York or New Jersey area around 1860. Isabella and Henry moved to San Francisco, California in the mid-1860s. This is one of my brick walls.
  • Morton - My GG-Grandfather Henry Morton was apparently born in Scotland around 1835-1840, then came to New York where he married Isabella O'Connor in Manhattan in 1860 (see above). According to family story his father was also named Henry Morton and he ran a shop in Glasgow. I have not been able to find any records in Scotland that can be tied to this family.


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Interested especially in Franzen's that lived in Schale (Germany) and/or DuPage County (Illinois).
Tracing Kolze/Koltze from Nienhagen/Norddrebber/Gilten to the United States and Franzen/Eitermann from Schale to the United States.
My Hirst family migrated from London, England to the San Francisco, California area in the late 1880s, although some of the family remained in England.
Am interested in the Koltze surname, especially the families that migrated from the Hannover region of Germany to DuPage County, Illinois, then Iowa in the late 1800s.
Would love to collaborate on Kolze research. So far I have been focusing on the US, especially the families that came to the Chicago area in the late 1840s.
Have started a Kolze one name study

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On 15 Sep 2019 at 02:59 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Paige, 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.

Great info in your bio!

Pippin Sheppard

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On 7 Jun 2019 at 15:16 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Hi Paige!

Congratulations on making more than 1,000 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May. We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be. Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

On 25 Apr 2019 at 11:14 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi Paige,

Thanks for having a big heart and adopting the Orphaned Profiles. This After Adopting Orphans FAQ explains the special attention those profiles need.

Let me know if you have any questions on how to find and record sources, merge duplicates, clean up gedcom biographies, and interpret the Suggestions report. I'm here to help!


On 1 Mar 2019 at 13:58 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi Paige,

Thank you for self-certifying for the Pre-1700 badge! Participation in a Pre-1700 Project is strongly encouraged for those wishing to edit Pre-1700 profiles. Collaboration is essential because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants.

The German Roots Project would be a good fit based your current contributions to the WikiTree. Review the project page to learn about resources and guidelines as well as how to collaborate with the project members.

Do you have any questions? Let me know. I'm happy to help! :-)

Debi ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

PS Links sometimes do not work in email; if that happens, use the link in the public comments on your profile

On 11 Nov 2018 at 02:22 GMT Sylvia Benton wrote:


Since you've been with WikiTree for a few weeks, I wanted to check in and see how you were doing. The New Member How-To's are available for you to look through if you would like. I hope you find them helpful. If you have any questions about how WikiTree works, don't hesitate to ask. Click on my name above and ask in the comment section of my page.

Sylvia ~ WikiTree Messenger

On 27 Oct 2018 at 01:30 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi Paige,

A warm welcome to WikiTree. You are now a full member and can add your family to the big tree!

Click here to start with our New Member How-To Pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles.

Hope you enjoy WikiTree as much as I have. You never know when you will find a lost family member or ancestor. Or maybe find a hidden family secret about an ancestor. Genealogy to me is like being a detective looking for clues into the past.

Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help!

David ~ WikiTree Greeter

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