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Christian David Kellenberger 

Christian David Kellenberger[1]

Male 1827 - 1895

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  • Birth  16 Dec 1827  Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
      1873 
    Died  2 Mar 1895  Bern, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I0311  Gerber Family Tree
    Last Modified  24 Mar 2011 

    Father  Christian David Kellenberger,   b. 16 Mar 1789, Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1871, Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elsbetha Tobler,   b. 14 Mar 1793, Wolfhalden, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1842, Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Jul 1820  Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F0151  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Magdalena Tobler,   b. 19 Jan 1834, Heiden, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1857, Heiden, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Jan 1853  Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Anna Cathrina Kellenberger,   b. 18 Dec 1854, Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1854
    >2. Christian David Kellenberger,   b. 24 Mar 1856, Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1933
    Last Modified  24 Mar 2011 
    Family ID  F4654  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Anna Magdelene Tobler,   b. 4 Apr 1828, Heiden, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1901, Richards, Vernon County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Oct 1857  Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    >1. Samuel Gottlieb Kellenberger,   b. 12 Apr 1858, Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1950, LeRoy, Coffey County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Christina Kellenberger,   b. 21 Sep 1859, Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1927, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Daniel Kellenberger,   b. 29 Mar 1861, Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1864, Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Heinrich Johann Kellenberger,   b. 10 Oct 1862, Rorschach, St. Gallen, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1918, Lester, Lyon County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Anna Martha Kellenberger,   b. 10 Jun 1864, Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1867, Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Maria Kellenberger,   b. 1 Jan 1867, Zurich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1960, Sabetha, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Daniel Kellenberger,   b. 23 Dec 1868, Zurich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1946, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Martha Kellenberger,   b. 8 Jun 1870, Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Histories
    Kellenberger, Christian David Biography
    Kellenberger, Christian David Biography
    History of Christian David Kellenberger
    Kellenberger Family History
    Kellenberger Family History
    Kellenberger Family History - 1978
    Kellenberger-Christian David History
    Kellenberger-Christian David History
    History of Christian David Kellenberger and Family
    Passenger Lists
    Kellenberger Family Passenger Manifest
    Kellenberger Family Passenger Manifest
    Passenger Manifest of Kellenberger Family on S.S. Washington on 21 Aug 1873
    Ship Photos
    SS Washington Ship (taken by Kellenberger family)
    SS Washington Ship (taken by Kellenberger family)
    Ship Photograph of SS Washington (Kellenberger Family)
    Last Modified  24 Mar 2011 
    Family ID  F0147  Group Sheet

  • Event Map Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Dec 1827 - Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jan 1853 - Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Oct 1857 - Walzenhausen, Appenzell, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Mar 1895 - Bern, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Kellenberger, Christian David Photograph
    Kellenberger, Christian David Photograph
    Photograph of Christian David Kellenberger

    Documents
    Kellenberger-Christian David Citizenship Paper
    Kellenberger-Christian David Citizenship Paper
    Citizenship Paper of Christian David Kellenberger

  • Notes 
    • Personal Notes: My best guess is that Christian David Sr. had two wives, Magdalena Tobler (b: 19 July 1834, m:24 Jan 1853, d: 24 May 1857) and Anna Magdalena Tobler (b: 4 April 1828, m: 19 Oct 1857). His first two children, Anna Cathrina and Christian David, were born to the first mother.


      Born in Walzenheusen, Switzerland
      Died in Bern, Kansas
      Lutheran from Childhood but converted to Apostolic Christian.

      Immigrated in 1873
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      Extracted from Kellenberger Family History and Record Book - Revised 1978


      Christian David Kellenberger

      Born December 12, 1827 in Walzenheusen, Switzerland

      Died March 2, 1895 in Bern, Kansas

      His wife Marie Magdelene Tobler

      Born April 4, 1828

      Died February 13, 1901 at Richards, Missouri

      In Heiden KT. Appenzell Switzerland to this union six children were born:

      Christian David - March 24, 1856
      Samuel Gotlieb - April 12, 1858
      Christina Kellenberger-Brunner - September 21, 1859
      John Henry - October 10, 1862
      Marie Kellenberger-Volz - January 1, 1867
      Daniel - December 23, 1868
      Martha - 6 months old - 1873 at U. S. arrival

      In 1873 the family came to America. There trade was doing embroidery on fine linens, so they had to live in the cities to get work.

      They lived in Peoria, Illinois a while, then moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where they found lots of work for the rich people. They did lots of beautiful work for folks like Anhauser-Bush Canery and Brewery and the like. As the children grew older they thought they liked the country better so they moved to Tremont, but the parents kept on with their trade while the young folks learned farming and housekeeping by working for other folks as hired men and maids. The father would make two or three trips a year to St. Louis to deliver, the finished work and bring more work back with him. I remember them working initials in a man's handkerchief for $25.00 a piece, a large design in the center and corner of a linen table cloth for $75.00. They embroidered in the yolks and around sleeves and bottom of infant dresses - beautiful fine work.

      The father never learned farming or even to harness or drive a horse and mother never learned cooking or housekeeping. Father took a walk each day in the fresh air; one day he came home with some small kittens in his hat and told the hired man to kill the cat they had - he found some pretty ones, you guessed it, they were young skunks.

      On February 24, 1895 he walked five or six miles to Apostolic Christian church from Bern to the country. Took sick in church and was taken to his son John Henry's home and died the following Saturday.

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      Extracted from Kellenberger Family History and Record Book - Revised 1978

      Christian David Kellenberger
      Born December 12, 1827 in Walzenheusen, Switzerland
      Died March 2, 1895 in Bern, Kansas
      His wife Marie Magdelene Tobler
      Born April 4, 1828
      Died February 13, 1901 at Richards, Missouri
      In Heiden KT, Appenzell Switzerland to this union six children were born:

      Christian David - March 24, 1856
      Samuel Gotlieb - April 12, 1858
      Christina Kellenberger-Brunner - September 21, 1859
      John Henry - October 10, 1862
      Marie Kellenberger-Volz - January 1, 1867
      Daniel - December 23, 1868
      Martha - 6 months old - 1873 at U. S. arrival

      The father and mother were Lutheran from childhood. Then one day as the mother walked home from church in the rain with an umbrella open, a man caught up with her and began to ask questions about church. She said she was in church. He wanted to know, did she believe it was the right church, the Bible's way. She said no, but she never found the church she believed the right one.

      He told her he was an Elder of the church he believed in and he came to that town once a month. He would preach there in a private house in four weeks; if she feels to come, she was invited so she went and after the preaching he asked her how she felt with them. She said she believed this was what she thought was the right church. He asked her questions, proved her and then he asked the members how they felt about her. They all said they felt good. He told her to bring her husband along the next time, so he went along and said he believed too and they both repented and were baptized.

      After that two sisters, a brother, a cousin, and a niece and a nephew, joined the church. Apostolic Christian church. This happened in 1859. After that all the family followed. When John Henry was born, a sister insisted he must be baptized. As the parents did not approve, a sister smuggled him out of the house and had him baptized without his father and mother knowing it. When he grew up as a young man he repented and was baptized. So we thank the dear Lord for his love and mercy for us, that we all was led to be his followers. The mother could not believe in her church because they baptized children. She said babies are innocent and the Bible says we must have faith and repent and become as a child. Her first or childhood preacher said she was right but he must please the congregation.

      In later years, sorry to say, many of the younger generations turned away and found the worldly lust alluring. The path was too steep and thorny for them to follow, and too narrow.

      In 1873 the family came to America. There trade was doing embroidery on fine linens, so they had to live in the cities to get work.

      They lived in Peoria, Illinois a while, then moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where they found lots of work for the rich people. They did lots of beautiful work for folks like Anhauser-Bush Canery and Brewery and the like. As the children grew older they thought they liked the country better so they moved to Tremont, but the parents kept on with their trade while the young folks learned farming and housekeeping by working for other folks as hired men and maids. The father would make two or three trips a year to St. Louis to deliver the finished work and bring more work back with him. I remember them working initials in a man's handkerchief for $25.00 a piece, a large design in the center and corner of a linen table cloth for $75.00. They embroidered in the yolks and around sleeves and bottom of infant dresses - beautiful fine work.

      The father never learned farming or even to harness or drive a horse and mother never learned cooking or housekeeping. Father took a walk each day in the fresh air; one day he came home with some small kittens in his hat and told the hired man to kill the cat they had - he found some pretty ones, you guessed it, they were young skunks.

      On February 24, 1895 he walked five or six miles to Apostolic Christian church from Bern to the country. Took sick in church and was taken to his son John Henry's home and died the following Saturday.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S0081] Jim Kellenberger, Jim Kellenberger/Lorraine Kellenberger Tatge, (of Pensacola, FL).

    2. [S0024] LDS.
      Batch Number: 8706421
      Sheet: 25
      Source Call No.: 1396318 Type: Film

    3. [S0081] Jim Kellenberger, Jim Kellenberger/Lorraine Kellenberger Tatge, (of Pensacola, FL), email (Reliability: 3).
      Christian David Kellenberger was married twice.