Margaretha Hinkel

I am only just now trying to tackle the ancestry of Margaretha or Margarete Hinkle.  Her family maintained close associations with allied families from the mother-land and into several generations in America.  I will attempt to articulate my hypothesis of her origins here. Margaretha Hinkle or Hinkel was born about 23 August 1860 (I say … Continue reading Margaretha Hinkel

Xaver Aleck

Even more so with Xaver than Charles Aleck, I have nothing new to add to Eileen and Vivetta's research from The Smart Aleck so, I will simply post what was written by them.  I believe Eileen provided a copy to each of her nephews and nieces.  I only have a copy of that copy, so the … Continue reading Xaver Aleck

Elizabeth Kucks

Elizabeth Kucks (pronounced Cooks) was born 1 March 1881 in Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska. She was the eldest daughter and 2nd child of Ohlrich Kucks and Margaretha Hinkel (sp). On 12 February 1902, she married Charles Aleck in Magnolia, Harrison County, Iowa. She was 20 and Charles was 28. Charles and Elizabeth had two children: … Continue reading Elizabeth Kucks

Charles Aleck

We know much already about Charles Aleck and his ancestry. There is not much that I can add to what has been published in The Smart Aleck by Vivetta Aleck Jorgensen Emmer and Eileen Aleck Albert. Charles was one of about 12 children by our Aleck immigrant ancestors Xaver Aleck and Christiane Geiger (sp). He … Continue reading Charles Aleck