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The earliest reference that I can find online for "nibiiwakamigkwe" is February 19, 2019. nibiiwakamigkwe / Kay LeClaire / Kathryn Le Claire is in a picture at the top of the article. I've attached the picture, as well.

Wisconsin Historical Society
Share Your Voice: Madison (American Indian Engagement Session)
Story by Dean Witter - Wisconsin Historical Foundation and Wisconsin Historical Society
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS15994
https://web.archive.org/web/20220615001316/https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS15994

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Nibiiwakamigkwe, Oneida, Anishinaabe, Métis, provided insight into a rendering intended to celebrate the tradition of Wisconsin supper clubs.

“It really does look like a warm, inviting space,” Nibiiwakamigkwe said. 

“But my memories of supper clubs when I was little (include) walking in and seeing blatant images of red face, tobacco Indians … these really not OK things,” she added. “When I walk into a supper club, I don’t always feel that warmth and that community (feel) because I’m aware that this place wasn’t made for me.”

Also highlighting a similar shared experience by a friend who is African American, Nibiiwakamigkwe acknowledged the difficult task facing the Society, “(My friend) walked into the supper club and every head turned around and looked at her, so she just turned around and walked out, because how can you feel safe in the kind of space that was created and designed, and is currently curated, to not include you?”

“I just hope that you include Native perspectives throughout all of (the exhibits) because we still live here and we’re still a part of it," Nibiiwakamigkwe added. "I see that you’re trying to do that here and I do appreciate it. I hope you’ll continue to look into that.”
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This is the last genealogy post. Philip Louis Le Claire immigrated with his family from Quebec. He was a naturalized citizen. Philip Louis Le Claire voted in 1890. American Indians didn't become United States citizens and eligible to vote until 1924. He was listed as white on every census. I've followed this line back 156 years with no indication of Cuban, Anishinaabe (Leech Lake or otherwise), Metis, Oneida ancestry.

Based on publicly available information, in my opinion:

Maternal Grandparents of nibiiwakamigkwe / Kay LeClaire / Kathryn Le Claire
Kathleen Marie (Ortlieb) Johnson: German Ancestry
Donald Louis Johnson: German & Swedish Ancestry

Paternal Grandparents of nibiiwakamigkwe / Kay LeClaire / Kathryn Le Claire
Ruth Hertha (Woceske) Le Claire: German Ancestry
William George Le Claire: German, Swedish, & French Canadian Ancestry

Parents of nibiiwakamigkwe / Kay LeClaire / Kathryn Le Claire
Carol (Johnson) Le Claire: German & Swedish Ancestry
Brian John Le Claire: German, Swedish, & French Canadian Ancestry



GRANDFATHER OF WILLIAM GEORGE LE CLAIRE, GREAT-GREAT-GRANDFATHER OF nibiiwakamigkwe/KAY LECLAIRE/KATHRYN LE CLAIRE
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: Philip Louis Le Claire

Obituary
Per an obituary available on newspapers.com (attached), Philip Louis Le Claire immigrated from Canada in 1866. The obituary states he “was born of French parentage” and his parents were “of Quebec, Canada.”

"Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998
Name   Philip Louis Le Claire
Sex   Male
Age   60
Burial Date   19 Apr 1927
Burial Place   Main, , Illinois
Death Date   17 Apr 1927
Death Place   Glenview, Cook, Illinois, United States
Birth Date   08 Oct 1866
Birthplace   Quebec, , Canada
Marital Status   Married
Occupation   Watchmaker
Race   White
Father's Name    Honory Le Claire
Mother's Name   Mary Parowm
Spouse's Name   Carolina Melzer
Informant's Name   Carolina Le Claire
Event Type   Death
Entry Number   28
Cemetery   Ridgwood

1920 United States Federal Census
Name   Philip Leclair
Age   55
Birth Year   1865
Birthplace   Canada
Home in 1920   Northfield, Cook, Illinois
Residence Date   1920
Race   White
Gender   Male
Immigration Year   1871
Relation to Head of House   Head
Marital Status   Married
Father's Birthplace   Canada
Mother's Birthplace   Canada

Native Tongue   French
Able to Speak English   Yes
Occupation   Watchmaker
Naturalization Status   Naturalized
Household members
Philip Leclair   55
Carolina A Leclair   40

Philip J Leclair   20
Evelyn Leclair   18
Howard Leclair   16
Lester Leclair   14

1910 United States Federal Census
Name   Philip L Leclair
Age in 1910   48
Birth Date   1862
Birthplace   Canada
Home in 1910   Northfield, Cook, Illinois, USA
Race   White
Gender   Male
Relation to Head of House   Head
Marital Status   Married
Spouse's Name   Carrie A Leclair
Father's Birthplace   Canada
Mother's Birthplace   Canada

Native Tongue   English
Occupation   Watchmaker
Household members
Philip L Leclair   48
Carrie A Leclair   32

Edward J Melzer   28
Philip J Leclair   11
Evelyn L Leclair   8
Howard E Leclair   6
Lester E Leclair   4

1900 United States Federal Census
Name   Philip Le Claire
Age   39
Birth Date   Oct 1860
Birthplace   Canada
Home in 1900   Chicago Ward 19, Cook, Illinois
Family Number   9
Race   White
Gender   Male
Immigration Year   1866
Relation to Head of House   Head
Marital Status   Married
Father's Birthplace   France, Canada
Mother's Name   Sophia Le Claire
Mother's Birthplace   Canada, France

Can Speak English   Yes
Household members
Sophia Le Claire   60
Bell Le Claire   42
Philip Le Claire   39
Carrie Le Claire   23
Philip Le Claire   1



Chicago, Illinois, U.S., Voter Registration, 1890
Name   Philip Le Claire
Race   White
Birth Place   Canada
Street Address   47 Brown St.
Naturalization Date   10 Oct 1890
Naturalized   Yes
Voted   Yes


Cook County, Illinois, U.S., Marriages Index, 1871-1920
Name   Philip Leclaire
Age   38
Gender   Male
Birth Year   1860
Marriage Type   Marriage
Marriage Date   10 Dec 1898
Marriage Place   Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Spouse Name   Carrie Mulzer

Spouse Age   20
Spouse Gender   Female
FHL Film Number   1030290

U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name   Philip Louis Le Claire
Gender   Male
Birth Date   8 Oct 1866
Birth Place   Quebec, Canada
Death Date   17 Apr 1927
Death Place   Glenview, Cook County, Illinois, United States of America
Cemetery   Ridgewood Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place   Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, United States of America

Has Bio?   N
Children   Philip John LeClaire; Howard E. Le Claire
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Every line of KL's family has been posted except the paternal side of KL's great grandfather, Philip John Le Claire.

FATHER OF WILLIAM GEORGE LE CLAIRE, GREAT GRANDFATHER OF nibiiwakamigkwe / KAY LECLAIRE / KATHRYN LE CLAIRE
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: Philip John Le Claire

1940 United States Federal Census
Name   Philip J Le Claire
Age   40
Estimated Birth Year   1900
Gender   Male
Race   White
Birthplace   Illinois
Marital Status   Married
Relation to Head of House   Head
Home in 1940   Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Inferred Residence in 1935   Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Residence in 1935   Chicago
Household members
Philip J Le Claire   40
Martha Le Claire   36

Philip A Le Claire   18
John W Le Claire   8
William G Le Claire   5

1920 United States Federal Census
Name   Philip J Leclair
Age   20
Birth Year   1900
Birthplace   Illinois
Home in 1920   Northfield, Cook, Illinois
Residence Date   1920
Race   White
Gender   Male
Relation to Head of House   Son
Marital Status   Single
Father's Name   Philip Leclair
Father's Birthplace   Canada
Mother's Name   Carolina A Leclair
Mother's Birthplace   Illinois

Household members
Philip Leclair   55
Carolina A Leclair   40

Philip J Leclair   20
Evelyn Leclair   18
Howard Leclair   16
Lester Leclair   14

1910 United States Federal Census
Name   Philip J Leclair
Age in 1910   11
Birth Date   1899
Birthplace   Illinois
Home in 1910   Northfield, Cook, Illinois, USA
Race   White
Gender   Male
Relation to Head of House   Son
Marital Status   Single
Father's Birthplace   Canada
Mother's Birthplace   Illinois

Household members
Philip L Leclair   48
Carrie A Leclair   32

Edward J Melzer   28
Philip J Leclair   11
Evelyn L Leclair   8
Howard E Leclair   6
Lester E Leclair   4

1900 United States Federal Census
Name   Philip Le Claire
Age   1
Birth Date   Apr 1899
Birthplace   Illinois, USA
Home in 1900   Chicago Ward 19, Cook, Illinois
Race   White
Gender   Male
Relation to Head of House   Son
Marital Status   Single
Father's Name   Philip Le Claire
Father's Birthplace   France, Canada
Mother's Name   Carrie Le Claire
Mother's Birthplace   Illinois, USA

Household members
Sophia Le Claire   60
Bell Le Claire   42
Philip Le Claire   39
Carrie Le Claire   23
Philip Le Claire   1


U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
Name            Philip John Leclaire
Race            White

Age            42
Relationship to Draftee   Self (Head)
Birth Date         7 Apr 1899
Birth Place         Chicago, Illinois, USA
Residence Place      Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
Registration Date      16 Feb 1942
Registration Place      Illinois, USA
Height            5 8
Weight            135
Complexion         Light
Hair Color         Brown
Eye Color         Gray
Next of Kin         Martha Leclaire


U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name         Philip John Leclaire
Race         White

Birth Date      7 Apr 1899
Residence Date   1917-1918
Residence Place   Cook County, Illinois, USA
Physical Build      Slender
Height         5-9
Hair Color      Brown
Eye Color      Gray
Relative      Philip L. Le Claire
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Based on publicly available information, in my opinion, the mother of William George Le Claire, Martha (Warner) Le Claire, was the daughter of Swedish immigrants.

The only remaining line to evaluate after this post is the paternal line of William George Le Claire. Philip John Le Claire, great grandfather of nibiiwakamigkwe / Kay LeClaire / Kathryn Le Claire, would need to be Cuban, Anishinaabe (Leech Lake), and Metis to validate KL's claims. The Oneida claim has been refuted due to the specificity of KL's claims, but I will continue to look for it.

MOTHER OF WILLIAM GEORGE LE CLAIRE
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: Martha Warner

1940 United States Federal Census
Name            Martha Le Claire
Age            36
Estimated Birth Year      1904
Gender         Female
Race            White
Birthplace         Illinois
Marital Status         Married
Relation to Head of House   Wife
Home in 1940         Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Household Members (Name, Age)
Philip J Le Claire   40
Martha Le Claire   36

Philip A Le Claire   18
John W Le Claire   8
William G Le Claire   5

1930 United States Federal Census
Name   Martha Warner
Birth Year   1904
Gender   Female
Race   White
Age in 1930   26
Birthplace   Illinois
Marital Status   Single
Relation to Head of House   Lodger
Home in 1930   Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Institution   Antlers Hotel
Able to Read and Write   Yes
Father's Birthplace   Sweden
Mother's Birthplace   Sweden


1920 United States Federal Census
Name            Martha Warner
Age            16
Birth Year         1904
Birthplace         Illinois
Home in 1920         Peoria Ward 6, Peoria, Illinois
Race            White
Gender         Female
Relation to Head of House   Daughter
Marital Status         Single
Father's Birthplace      Sweden
Mother's Birthplace      Sweden

Household Members (Name, Age)
John E Warner   57
Erma S Warner   52

Francis Warner   24
Harry Warner      22
Hillive Warner      19
Martha Warner   16

1910 United States Federal Census
Name            Martha Warner
Age in 1910         7
Birth Date         1903
Birthplace         Illinois
Home in 1910         Peoria Ward 8, Peoria, Illinois, USA
Race            White
Gender         Female
Relation to Head of House   Daughter
Marital Status         Single
Father's Birthplace      Sweden
Mother's Birthplace      Sweden

Household Members (Name, Age)
John E Warner      46
Emma Warner      41

Francis Warner   15
Harry Warner      13
Hilda Warner      9
Martha Warner   7

Peoria County, Illinois, U.S., Births 1878-1915
Name         Warner
Gender      Female
Race         White
Birth Date      26 Jul 1903
Birth Place      Peoria, Illinois
Father         John E Warner
Mother      Emma Warner

Certificate Number   1392

MATERNAL GRANDFATHER OF WILLIAM GEORGE LE CLAIRE
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: John Emil Felt Warner

Illinois, U.S., Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Name         John Emil Felt Warner
Birth Date      29 Jul 1863
Birth Place      Oscarshamn, Sweden
Death Date      19 Apr 1942
Death Place      Peoria, Peoria, Illinois
Burial Date      21 Apr 1942
Burial Place      Peoria, Peoria, Illinois
Death Age      78
Occupation      Ret. R.R. Car Inspector
Race         White
Marital Status      W
Gender      Male
Residence      Peoria, Peoria, Illinois
Father Name      Carl Peter Felt
Father Birth Place   Oscarshamn, Sweden
Mother Name      Anna Sofia Karlsson
Mother Birth Place   Sweden
Spouse Name      Emma Schwartz Warner

FHL Film Number   1851452

MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER OF WILLIAM GEORGE LE CLAIRE
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: Emma Susannah Schwartz

U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Swedish American Church Records, 1800-1947
Name         Emma Warner
Maiden Name      Schwartz

Gender      Female
Baptism Age      0
Marriage Age      23
Event Type      Member List
Birth Date      3 Aug 1868
Birth Place      SW
Baptism Date      1868
Departure Place   Sweden
Arrival Date      1885
Marriage Date      24 Jan 1892
Death Date      31 Mar 1924
Relation to Head   Wife
Church         Salem Lutheran Church
Spouse         John Emil Warner
Child   Gerda Sofia Warner; Frances Alvira Warner; Carl Emil Harry Warner; Helvig Susanna Warner; Martha Warner
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nibiiwakamigkwe / Kay LeClaire / Kathryn Le Claire's paternal grandfather was William George Le Claire. William George Le Claire was the son of Martha Warner and Philip John Le Claire. I will start with the genealogy of Martha Warner. Based on publicly available information, in my opinion. Martha Warner is the daughter of Swedish immigrants.

Father of Kathryn Le Claire
Brian John Le Claire
B: xx/xx/xxxx
Married: Carol Ann Johnson

Paternal Grandfather of Kathryn Le Claire
William George Le Claire

B: 21 May 1934 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
D: 30 May 1982 - Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA

Parents of William George Le Claire
Philip John Le Claire

B: 7 April 1899 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
D: 20 Nov 1942 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Martha Warner
B: 26 Jul 1903 - Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, USA
D: 30 Dec 1986 - Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA

Paternal Grandparents of William George Le Claire
Philip Louis Le Claire

B: 8 Oct 1866 - Canada
D: 17 Apr 1927 - Glenview, Cook, Illinois, USA
Caroline Ann (Carrie) Melzer
B: 1878 - Illinois, USA
D: 5 Dec 1963 - Glenview, Cook, Illinois, USA

Maternal Grandparents of William George Le Claire
John Emil Felt Warner

B: 29 Jul 1863 - Oskarsherumm, Sweden
D: 19 Apr 1942 - Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, USA
Emma Susanna Schwartz
B: 3 Aug 1868 - Sweden
D: 31 Mar 1924 - Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, USA

PATERNAL GRANDFATHER OF KATHRYN LE CLAIRE
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: William George Le Claire

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name      William George Leclaire
Gender   Male
Race      White
Birth Date   21 May 1934
Birth Place   Chicago, Illinois
Death Date   May 1982
Father      Philip Leclaire
Mother   Martha Warner

SSN      *********
Notes   Jun 1950: Name listed as WILLIAM GEORGE LECLAIRE; 04 Jan 1988: Name listed as WILLIAM LECLAIRE

Wisconsin, U.S., Death Index, 1959-1997
Name      William G Leclaire
Death Date   30 May 1982
Location   Waukesha
Certificate   013487

1950 United States Federal Census
Name               William G Le Claire
Age               15
Birth Date            1935
Gender            Male
Race               White
Birth Place            Illinois

Marital Status            Never Married (Single)
Relation to Head of House      Son
Residence Date         1950
Home in 1950            Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Father Birth Place         Illinois, USA
Mother Birth Place         Illinois, USA

Household Members (Name, Age)
Martha Le Claire    48
John W Le Claire   18
William G Le Claire   15

1940 United States Federal Census
Name               William G Le Claire
Age               5
Estimated Birth Year         1935
Gender            Male
Race               White
Birthplace            Illinois
Marital Status            Single
Relation to Head of House      Son
Home in 1940            Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Household Members (Name, Age)
Philip J Le Claire   40
Martha Le Claire   36

Philip A Le Claire   18
John W Le Claire   8
William G Le Claire   5

U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969
Name         William George Le Claire
Baptism Age      8
Record Type      Baptism
Birth Date      21 May 1934
Birth Place      Chicago, Illinois, USA
Baptism Date      3 Jul 1942
Baptism Place      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Father         Philip Le Claire
Mother      Martha Le Claire

Church Name      Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Church Location   Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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This post includes supporting documentation for the maternal grandparents of Ruth Hertha (Woceske) LeClaire. Charles Eichstaedt's parents were born in Germany. It is consistently stated throughout the documentation. As such, I will not be posting documentation for his parents, but can post it if requested. Wilhelmina/Mina/Minnie (Zimmerman) Eichstaedt was born in Germany.

This post will conclude the genealogy for nibiiwakamigkwe / Kay LeClaire / Kathryn Le Claire's paternal grandmother, Ruth Hertha (Woceske) Le Claire. Based on publicly available information, in my opinion, Ruth Hertha (Woceske) Le Claire was entirely descended from German immigrants.

MATERNAL GRANDFATHER OF RUTH HERTHA (WOCESKE) LECLAIRE
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: Charles A Eichstaedt

1940 United States Federal Census
Name   Charles Eickstadt
Age   72
Estimated Birth Year   1868
Gender   Male
Race   White
Birthplace   Wisconsin
Marital Status   Married
Relation to Head of House   Head
Home in 1940   Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Inferred Residence in 1935   Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Residence in 1935   Milwaukee
Household members
Charles Eickstadt   72
Minnie Eickstadt   69


1930 United States Federal Census
Name   Charles Eichstedt
Birth Year   1868
Gender   Male
Race   White
Age in 1930   62
Birthplace   Wisconsin
Marital Status   Married
Relation to Head of House   Head
Home in 1930   Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Father's Birthplace   Germany
Mother's Birthplace   Germany

Household members
Charles Eichstedt   62
Minnie Eichstedt   59

Walter Eichstedt   23

1920 United States Federal Census
Name   Chas A Eichstaedt
Age   51
Birth Year   1869
Birthplace   Wisconsin
Home in 1920   Milwaukee Ward 20, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Residence Date   1920
Race   White
Gender   Male
Relation to Head of House   Head
Marital Status   Married
Father's Birthplace   Pommerania Germany
Mother's Birthplace   Pomerania

Household members
Chas A Eichstaedt   51
Minnie Eichstaedt   49

Arthur Eichstaedt   25
Viola Eichstaedt   17
Walter Eichstaedt   13
Esther Eichstaedt   9

1900 United States Federal Census
Name            Charles A Eichstaedt
Age            32
Birth Date         Jan 1868
Birthplace         Wisconsin, USA
Home in 1900         Milwaukee Ward 19, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Race            White
Gender         Male
Relation to Head of House   Head
Marital Status         Married
Father's Birthplace      Germany
Mother's Birthplace      Germany

Household Members (Name, Age)
Charles A Eichstaedt      32
Wilhemina J Eichstaedt   29

Fred E Eichstaedt      7
Arthur L Eichstaedt      5
Elsa A Eichstaedt      4

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., Marriages, 1838-1911
Name         Carl Eichstaedt
Gender      Male
Race         White
Record Type      Marriage
Birth Place      USA
Marriage Date      17 Sep 1892
Marriage Place   Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Father         Friedrich Eichstaedt
Mother      Wilhelmine Krause
Spouse         Mina Zimmermann

Certificate Number   2402

MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER OF RUTH HERTHA (WOCESKE) LECLAIRE
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: Wilhelmina (Zimmermann) Eichstaedt

1940 United States Federal Census
Name   Minnie Eickstadt
Respondent   Yes
Age   69
Estimated Birth Year   1871
Gender   Female
Race   White
Birthplace   Germany

Marital Status   Married
Relation to Head of House   Wife
Home in 1940   Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Inferred Residence in 1935   Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Residence in 1935   Milwaukee
Citizenship   Naturalized
Household members
Charles Eickstadt   72
Minnie Eickstadt   69


1930 United States Federal Census
Name   Minnie Eichstedt
Birth Year   1871
Gender   Female
Race   White
Age in 1930   59
Birthplace   Germany
Marital Status   Married
Relation to Head of House   Wife
Home in 1930   Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Father's Birthplace   Germany
Mother's Birthplace   Germany
Language Spoken   German
Immigration Year   1883
Naturalization   Naturalized

Household members
Charles Eichstedt   62
Minnie Eichstedt   59

Walter Eichstedt   23

1920 United States Federal Census
Name   Minnie Eichstaedt
Age   49
Birth Year   1871
Birthplace   Pommerania Germany
Home in 1920   Milwaukee Ward 20, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Residence Date   1920
Race   White
Gender   Female
Immigration Year   1882
Relation to Head of House   Wife
Marital Status   Married
Father's Birthplace   Pommerania Germany
Mother's Birthplace   Pomerania
Native Tongue    German

Household members
Chas A Eichstaedt   51
Minnie Eichstaedt   49

Arthur Eichstaedt   25
Viola Eichstaedt   17
Walter Eichstaedt   13
Esther Eichstaedt   9

1900 United States Federal Census
Name               Wilhemina J Eichstaedt
Age               29
Birth Date            Sep 1870
Birthplace            Germany
Home in 1900            Milwaukee Ward 19, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Race               White
Gender            Female
Immigration Year         1884
Relation to Head of House      Wife
Marital Status            Married
Father's Birthplace         Germany
Mother's Birthplace         Germany

Years in US            16
Household Members (Name, Age)
Charles A Eichstaedt      32
Wilhemina J Eichstaedt   29

Fred E Eichstaedt      7
Arthur L Eichstaedt      5
Elsa A Eichstaedt      4

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., Marriages, 1838-1911
Name         Mina Zimmermann
Gender      Female
Race         White
Record Type      Marriage
Birth Place      Germany
Marriage Date      17 Sep 1892
Marriage Place   Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Father         Carl Zimmermann
Mother      Mina Thurow
Spouse         Carl Eichstaedt

Certificate Number   2402
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MOTHER OF RUTH HERTHA (WOCESKE) LECLAIRE
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: Viola Emilie Ida Eichstaedt

1940 United States Federal Census
Name            Viola Woceske
Age            38
Estimated Birth Year      1902
Gender         Female
Race            White
Birthplace         Wisconsin
Marital Status         Married
Relation to Head of House   Wife
Home in 1940         Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Household Members (Name, Age)
Edward Woceske   46
Viola Woceske   38

Laverne Woceske   13
Ruth Woceske      3

1930 United States Federal Census
Name   Viola Woceske
Birth Year   1902
Gender   Female
Race   White
Age in 1930   28
Birthplace   Wisconsin
Marital Status   Married
Relation to Head of House   Wife
Home in 1930   Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Father's Birthplace   Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace   Wisconsin

Household members
Edward Woceske   37
Viola Woceske   28


1920 United States Federal Census
Name   Viola Eichstaedt
Age   17
Birth Year   1903
Birthplace   Wisconsin
Home in 1920   Milwaukee Ward 20, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Residence Date   1920
Race   White
Gender   Female
Relation to Head of House   Daughter
Marital Status   Single
Father's Birthplace   Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace   Pomerania

Household members
Chas A Eichstaedt   51
Minnie Eichstaedt   49

Arthur Eichstaedt   25
Viola Eichstaedt   17
Walter Eichstaedt   13
Esther Eichstaedt   9

1910 United States Federal Census
Name            Viola Eichstaedt
Age in 1910         8
Birth Date         1902
Birthplace         Wisconsin
Home in 1910         Milwaukee Ward 20, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Race            White
Gender         Female
Relation to Head of House   Daughter
Marital Status         Single
Father's Birthplace      Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace      Germany

Household Members (Name, Age)
Charles Erchstaedt   43
Minnie Eichstaedt   39

Fred Eichstaedt   16
Arthur Eichstaedt   15
Elsie Eichstaedt   14
Viola Eichstaedt   8
Walter Eichstaedt   3

Wisconsin, U.S., State Censuses, 1855-1905
Name   Viola Eichstaldt
Gender   Female
Race   White
Age   3
Birth Year   1902
Birth Place   Wisconsin
Residence Date   1 Jun 1905
Residence Place   Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Relationship   Daughter
Household members
Chas Eichstaldt   37
Minne Eichstaldt   34

Fredenck Eichstaldt   12
Arthur Eichstaldt   10
Elsa Eichstaldt                 9
Viola Eichstaldt   3

Wisconsin, U.S., Marriage Records, 1820-2004
Name         Viola Eichstaedt
Marriage Date      24 Nov 1923
Marriage County   Washington, Wisconsin, USA
Spouse         Edward Woceske

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., Births, 1839-1911
Name      Viola Emilie Ida Eichstaed
Gender   Female
Race      White
Birth Date   28 Mar 1902
Birth Place   Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Father      Charles Eichstaed
Mother   Wilhelmina Zimmermann

Certificate Number   2141
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Based on publicly available information, in my opinion, the paternal grandmother of Ruth Hertha (Woceske) LeClaire was the daughter of German immigrants. To be thorough, I included a few records from the parents of Elizabeth (Zillig) Woceske, Valentin and Elizabeth Zillig, which show they were both born in Germany.

PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER OF RUTH HERTHA (WOCESKE) LACLAIRE
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: Elizabeth (Zillig) Woceske

Wisconsin, U.S., Death Records, 1959-2004
Name         Elizabeth Woceske Or Zillig
Death Date      3 Jul 1940
Death County      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

1940 United States Federal Census
Name   Elizabeth Woceski
Age   76
Estimated Birth Year   1864
Gender   Female
Race   White
Birthplace   Wisconsin
Marital Status   Married
Relation to Head of House   Mother-in-law
Home in 1940   Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Inferred Residence in 1935   Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Residence in 1935   Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Household members
Elizabeth Woceski   76
Gustave Boeck   62
Alma Boeck   52
Eugene Boeck   25
Richard Boeck   21
Iris Boeck   15

1920 United States Federal Census
Name   Elizabeth Woceske
Age   56
Birth Year   1864
Birthplace   Wisconsin
Home in 1920   Milwaukee Ward 20, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Residence Date   1920
Race   White
Gender   Female
Relation to Head of House   Wife
Marital Status   Married
Father's Birthplace   Germany
Mother's Birthplace   Germany

Household members
Herman Woceske   57
Elizabeth Woceske   56
Helen Woceske   29
Edward Woceske   26
Velva Woceske   3

Wisconsin, U.S., State Censuses, 1855-1905
Name   Lizzie Woceske
Gender   Female
Race   White
Age   41
Birth Year   1864
Birth Place   Germany
Residence Date   1 Jun 1905
Residence Place   Genesee, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
Relationship   Wife
Household members
Herman Woceske   43
Lizzie Woceske   41

Stella Woceske   15
Helen Woceske   14
Edward Woceske   12

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., Marriages, 1838-1911
Name         Elisabeth Zillig
Gender      Female
Race         White
Age         23
Record Type      Marriage
Birth Place      Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Marriage Date      2 Oct 1886
Marriage Place   Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Father         Valentin Zillig
Mother      Elisabeth Zillig
Spouse         Herman Wallske

Certificate Number   1463

Valentin Zillig & Elisabeth Leonhard Hohl Zillig

1870 United States Federal Census
Name            Valentine Zillig
Age in 1870         43
Birth Date         1827
Birthplace         Prussia
Home in 1870         Jackson, Washington, Wisconsin
Race            White
Gender         Male
Occupation         Tailor
Father of Foreign Birth   Yes
Mother of Foreign Birth   Yes

Household Members (Name, Age)
Valentine Zillig   43
Elizabeth Zillig      35

Henry Zillig      14
Mary Zillig      12
Elizabeth Zillig      6
Catherine Zillig   5
Emma Zillig      3

1870 United States Federal Census
Name            Elizabeth Zilling
Age in 1870         35
Birth Date         1835
Birthplace         Prussia
Home in 1870         Jackson, Washington, Wisconsin
Race            White
Gender         Female
Father of Foreign Birth   Yes
Mother of Foreign Birth   Yes

Household Members (Name, Age)
Valentine Zillig   43
Elizabeth Zillig      35

Henry Zillig      14
Mary Zillig      12
Elizabeth Zillig      6
Catherine Zillig   5
Emma Zillig      3

1900 United States Federal Census
Name            Elizabeth Zillig
Age            65
Birth Date         Nov 1834
Birthplace         Germany
Home in 1900         Milwaukee Ward 10, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Race            White
Gender         Female
Immigration Year      1855
Relation to Head of House   Mother in Law (Mother-in-law)
Marital Status         Widowed
Father's Birthplace      Germany
Mother's Birthplace      Germany

Years in US         45
Household Members (Name, Age)
Elizabeth Zillig      65
Edward Milbrath   29
Ida Milbrath      25
Alma Milbrath      5
George Milbrath   2
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In my opinion, based on publicly available information, the paternal grandfather of Ruth (Woceske) LeClaire was born in Germany.

PATERNAL GRANDFATHER OF RUTH HERTHA (WOCESKE) LECLAIRE
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: HERMAN WOCESKE

U.S., Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)
Name   Herman Woceske
Naturalization Age   79
Record Type   Naturalization
Birth Date   16 Sep 1861
Birth Place   Germany
Naturalization Date   21 Apr 1941
Court District   Wisconsin

1920 United States Federal Census
Name   Herman Woceske
Age   57
Birth Year   1863
Birthplace   Romania*
Home in 1920   Milwaukee Ward 20, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Residence Date   1920
Race   White
Gender   Male
Immigration Year   1879
Relation to Head of House   Head
Marital Status   Married
Father's Birthplace   Romania
Mother's Birthplace   Pomerania

Native Tongue    German
Naturalization Status   Alien
Household members
Herman Woceske   57
Elizabeth Woceske   56

Helen Woceske   29
Edward Woceske   26
Velva Woceske   3

*This census contradicts other records associated with Herman Woceske. Based on publicly available information, in my opinion, Herman Woceske was born in Germany. Whether Herman Woceske was born in Romania or Germany, the difference wouldn't impact proving KL's claims.

1910 United States Federal Census
Name   Herman Woceske
Age in 1910   48
Birth Date   1862
Birthplace   Germany
Home in 1910   Milwaukee Ward 20, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Race   White
Gender   Male
Immigration Year   1879
Relation to Head of House   Head
Marital Status   Married
Father's Birthplace   Germany
Mother's Birthplace   Germany

Naturalization Status   Papers
Household members
Herman Woceske   48
Elizabeth Woceske   47

Della A Woceske   20
Helen E Woceske   19
Edward H Woceske   17

1905 - Wisconsin, U.S., State Censuses, 1855-1905
Name         Herman Woceske
Gender      Male
Race         White
Age         43
Birth Year      1862
Birth Place      Germany
Residence Date   1 Jun 1905
Residence Place   Genesee, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
Relationship      Head
Household Members (Name, Age)
Herman Woceske   43
Lizzie Woceske   41

Stella Woceske   15
Helen Woceske   14
Edward Woceske   12

1900 United States Federal Census
Name            Hermann Wozeske
Age            38
Birth Date         Sep 1861
Birthplace         Germany
Home in 1900         Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Race            White
Gender         Male
Immigration Year      1880
Relation to Head of House   Head
Marital Status         Married
Father's Birthplace      Germany
Mother's Birthplace      Germany

Years in US         20
Household Members (Name, Age)
Hermann Wozeske   38
Lizzie Wozeske   36

Alma Wozeske      12
Adela Wozeske   10
Helene Wozeske   9
Edward Wozeske   7
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Kathryn Le Claire’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Hertha Woceske. Ruth Hertha Woceske was descended from German immigrants. Her paternal grandfather and maternal grandmother were born in Germany and then immigrated to the United States. Both her paternal grandmother and maternal grandfather were born in Wisconsin, but their parents were born in Germany.

Father
Brian John Le Claire

B: xx/xx/xxxx
Married: Carol Ann Johnson

Paternal Grandmother
Ruth Hertha Woceske

B: 1 Sep 1938 - Wisconsin, USA
D: 9 Dec 1988 - Dodge County, Wisconsin, USA

Parents of Ruth Hertha Woceske
Edward John Woceske

B: 4 Feb 1893 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
D: 19 Nov 1958 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Viola Emilie Ida Eichstaedt
B: 28 Mar 1902 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
D: 25 May 1949 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Paternal Grandparents of Ruth Hertha Woceske
Herman Woceske

B: 16 Sep 1861 - Germany
D: 29 Aug 1941 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Elizabeth Zillig
B: 2 Oct 1862 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
D: 3 Jul 1940 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Maternal Grandparents of Ruth Hertha Woceske
Charles A Eichstaedt

B: 25 Jan 1868 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
D: 13 Feb 1947 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Wilhelmina Zimmermann
B: Sep 1870 Germany
D: 1951

PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER OF KATHRYN LECLAIRE
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: RUTH HERTHA (WOCESKE) LECLAIRE (1937-1988)

Wisconsin, U.S., Death Records, 1959-2004
Name         Ruth Leclaire
Death Date      9 Dec 1988
Death County      Dodge, Wisconsin, USA

1950 United States Federal Census
Name            Ruth H Woceske
Age            13
Birth Date         1937
Gender         Female
Race            White
Birth Place         Wisconsin
Marital Status         Never Married (Single)
Relation to Head of House   Daughter
Residence Date      1950
Home in 1950         Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Household Members (Name, Age)
Edward J Woceske      57
Laverne M Woceske      23
Ruth H Woceske      13

1940 United States Federal Census
Name            Ruth Woceske
Age            3
Estimated Birth Year      1937
Gender         Female
Race            White
Birthplace         Wisconsin
Marital Status         Single
Relation to Head of House   Daughter
Home in 1940         Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Father's Birthplace      Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace      Wisconsin

Household Members (Name, Age)
Edward Woceske   46
Viola Woceske   38

Laverne Woceske   13
Ruth Woceske      3
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