Kraeszig Family of Germany, Kentucky, Indiana, and Arkansas



The first known Kraeszigs in Kentucky are the sons of Bernard (or Ferdinand) and Elizabeth Holtman Kraeszig; both parents were born in Germany, but apparently lived in Louisville by the time their oldest son, John, was born in 1852. There is confusion about Bernard/Ferdinand's first name because of conflicting information in the death certificates of his sons. There are variations in spelling of the surname, both because of errors and because one or more branches of the family adopted the shorter "Kraesig" spelling. Kraeszig is pronounced "KRESS' ig."

If you are researching any of these surnames (Kraeszig, Kraesig, Kraezig, Kressig or any other spelling; Eder; Lieland; Holtman; Klapheke), please contact me. I have posted information for only deceased descendants on this page. Thanks!

Mary Kraeszig

Descendants of Bernard/Ferdinand Kraeszig


1 Bernard/Ferdinand Kraeszig b: in Germany d: Bef. 1890 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY
.. +Elizabeth Holtman b: in Germany d: Aft. 1890 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY


... 2 John Kraeszig b: November 15, 1852 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY d: June 23, 1925 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; bur. St. Michael Cem. Occupation: 1910 Miller, Louisville Woolen Mills
....... +Mary A. Henritz b: May 23, 1859 in Bullitt Co., KY m: Abt. 1884 d: December 03, 1914 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; bur. St. Michael Cem.


......... 3 Joseph H. Kraeszig b: Abt. 1885 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY d: December 22, 1956 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; bur. Calvary Cem. Occupation: 1910 Cabinetmaker
............. +Celestine P. Wahl b: May 30, 1886 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY m: August 04, 1908 in Jefferson Co., KY d: January 01, 1942 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; bur. Calvary Cem.


.............. 4 Quintin Joseph Kraeszig b: April 30, 1909 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY d: August 06, 1947 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; bur. Calvary Cem. Occupation: Electrician, L & N RR
.................. +Coletta E. Loebig b: October 14, 1913 d: September 28, 2002 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY


......... 3 Arthur George (George Arthur) Kraeszig aka: George Arthur Kraeszig b: March 20, 1894 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY d: February 20, 1942 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; bur. Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cem. Occupation: Cook
............. +None
......... 3 Unknown Kraeszig d: Bef. 1910
......... 3 Unknown Kraeszig


... 2 Joseph Kraeszig b: May 24, 1859 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY d: May 30, 1914 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; bur. St. Michael Cem. Occupation: Cabinetmaker
....... +Margaret (Maggie) Klapheke b: March 28, 1854 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY m: September 30, 1879 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY d: January 23, 1915 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; bur. St. Michael Cem.


......... 3 Joseph G. Kraeszig aka: Joseph G. Kraesig b: January 02, 1882 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY d: February 04, 1948 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; bur. Calvary Cem. Occupation: 1910 Painter for National Distillers
............. +Minnie L. Hess b: July 03, 1887 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY m: Abt. 1907 d: March 14, 1947 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; bur. Calvary Cem.


.............. 4 [1] Leo Leonard (Leonard) Kraeszig aka: Leo Leonard Kraesig b: June 29, 1908 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY d: May 31, 1997 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; bur. Calvary Cem. Occupation: Railroad worker
.................. +Carolyn Schweitzer d: Bef. 1975
.............. *2nd Wife of [1] Leo Leonard (Leonard) Kraeszig:
.................. +Geneva F. Kyser b: April 03, 1917 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY m: January 10, 1975 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY d: December 14, 1997 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY
.............. 4 Raymond A. Kraesig b: January 16, 1910 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY d: April 24, 1991 in Jefferson Co., KY
.................. +York E. Bennett b: November 01, 1912 d: July 07, 2002 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY


......... 3 George H. Kraeszig, Sr. b: Abt. 1884 in KY
............. +Catherine ?


......... 3 Frederick H. (Fred) Kraeszig aka: Ferd. H. Kraeszig b: Abt. 1886 in KY d: 1950 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR Occupation: Architect
............. +Cecelia C. Swarie aka: Cecelia Lehman b: Abt. 1888 in KY


.............. 4 Clarence F. Kraeszig b: August 09, 1912 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR d: January 20, 1999 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR; bur. St. Joseph Cem.
.............. 4 Albert W. Kraeszig b: October 13, 1913 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR d: February 28, 1997 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR; bur. St. Joseph Cem.
.............. 4 Catherine C. Kraeszig b: January 11, 1915 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR d: September 23, 1998 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR; bur. Memorial Park Cem.
.............. 4 Aline J. Kraeszig b: November 23, 1917 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR d: September 28, 1987 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR; bur. St. Joseph Cem.
.................. +None
.............. 4 Leona F. (Sr. Charles Teresa) Kraeszig aka: Sr. Charles Teresa Kraeszig b: November 23, 1919 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR d: December 15, 1998 in Nazareth, Nelson Co., KY
.............. 4 John Anthony Kraeszig b: May 21, 1921 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR d: June 26, 1989 in Alexander, Pulaski Co., AR; bur. Calvary Cem.
.................. +Willie Mae Riley b: July 15, 1925 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR d: October 31, 1997 in Las Vegas, NV


......... 3 [2] Adam J. Kraeszig b: March 13, 1889 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY d: May 28, 1943 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; bur. St. Michael Cem. Occupation: Railway Express, Agency Call Clerk
............. +Edith Catherine Brumleve b: November 04, 1900 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY m: February 11, 1920 in Floyd Co., IN d: September 20, 1941 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; bur. St. Michael Cem.
......... *2nd Wife of [2] Adam J. Kraeszig: ............. +Regina ? b: July 15, 1889 m: Aft. 1941 d: May 15, 1972 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY


......... 3 Clara F. Kraeszig b: November 07, 1895 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY d: February 1979 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
............. +Paul Robert Bonke b: September 16, 1896 in Indianpolis, Marion Co., IN m: October 15, 1921 in Marion Co., IN
......... 3 Edward Leo Kraeszig b: September 22, 1898 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY d: February 03, 1960 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN; bur. Calvary Cem. Occupation: Sheet metal maker for roofing company
............. +Frances Margaret Eder b: April 29, 1897 in North Vernon, Jennings Co., IN d: January 10, 1971 in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN; bur. Calvary Cem., Indianapolis


.............. 4 James G. Kraeszig b: July 24, 1920 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN d: December 21, 2003 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN; bur. Calvary Cem.
.............. 4 Harry Edward Kraeszig b: May 13, 1923 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN d: September 15, 1978 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN


... 2 Catherine (Katie) Kraeszig aka: Katie Kraeszig b: June 30, 1863 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY d: April 03, 1947 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; bur. St. Michael Cem. Occupation: 1890 Tailoress
....... +None


... 2 Caroline (Carrie) Mary Kraeszig aka: Caroline Kraeszig b: September 03, 1868 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY d: November 25, 1922 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; bur. St. Michael Cem. Occupation: Packer
....... +None


... 2 Ann (Annie) Kraeszig Occupation: 1890 Dressmaker




Last updated August 21, 2008.