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Friday, May 20th 2011, 4:11pm

Rupkalwis/Rupkalvis Family From Heydekrug, East Prussia


I was wondering if anyone may be researching this family?

Heinrich/Endrik Jons or Henry John Rupkalwis/Rupkalvis

Born: 6 Apr 1838 Heydekrug Kreis, East Prussia

Confirmed: 1852 in the Werden Parish

Died: 21 Mar 1919 Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States (at home 1921 Morgan Avenue

Buried: 24 Mar 1919 Minneapolis at Crystal lake Cemetery

Father: Martin Rupkalwis

Mother: unknown

Married: Anna Polkies/Palkies

Born: 23 mar 1848 East Prussia

Died 22 Nov 1905 Minneapolis

Buried: 25 Nov 1905 at Crystal Lake Cemetery Minneapolis

Father: Michael Polkies/Palkies

Mother: Ertmuth Saballus


Johann R. Rupkalwis/Rupkalvis

Born: 23 Jul 1814 East Prussia

Died: 20 Jul 1943 Minneapolis

Buried: 23 Jul 1943 Minneapolis at Crystal Lake Cemetery

Married: Catherine Schimkoreit

Born: 5 Oct 1868 East Prussia

Died: 23 Oct 1926 Minneapolis

Buried: 26 Oct 1926 Minneapolis at Crystal Lake Cemetery

Father: George Schimkoreit

Mother: Unknown

Notes: Catharine was living in Szibben, Heydekrug, East Prussia before her immigration in 1898. She was a niece of John's father, Heinrich Rupkalwis. John and his parents immigrated in 1890. Anna Polkies had a sister Erdmuth Polkies born 8 Nov 1849 in Szibben and died 6 Nov 1926 in MInneapolis, who married Gotfried Haslach.

There are two other names that I have found that I believe may be a niece and nephew of Heinrich.

Max Rupkalwis/Rupkalvis

Born: abt 1855 East Prussia

Died:13 May 1930 Seattle, King, Washington, United States

Father: Christopher Rupkalwis

Mother: Elizabeth Whitcheese?

Married: Emma Louise Blaasch

Born: 13 Jun 1860 East Prussia

Died: 10 Jun 1951 Santa Clara County, California, United States

Elise Rupkalwis/Rupkalvis

Born 17 Jul 1863 East Prussia

Died: 11 Mar 1930 Minneapolis

Married: Jacob Zenzen

Father: Rupkalwis

Mother: Elizabeth

Thank you,

Heather Shepard



Location: Haan

Societies: AMF, Verein f. Computergenealogie, AGGM

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Friday, May 20th 2011, 9:14pm


gave this post a link to 'Ostpreußen' as I did with all your post since :D
Freundliche Grüße

Aktuelle Jagdreviere:
Berlin und Umgebung: Mohr, Hartung, Zienicke, Krusnick, Grünack, Linto (vor 1750); Magdeburger Börde (rund um Egeln, etwa 1600 - 1800)
Gera: Dix (vor 1740); Wunstorf: Brandes, Steinmann (vor 1800), Hildesheim: Michael (vor 1800)


Friday, May 20th 2011, 10:19pm

Thank You!

Thank you so very very much. I really appreciate that!

Heather :rolleyes: