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Emil Beilke
Emilie Trebes
Anna Emilie Naatz
John Dobbeck
Louise Pratsch

Katherine Weinsz

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Tangled Branches: Cultivated
Tangled Branches: Satiated
Tangled Branches: Inherited


New! I'm downsizing my possessions on eBay and Etsy.

TangledBranchesStore on Etsy. Craft-related items and vintage glassware and ceramics.

tangled-branches on eBay. Books. Vinyl LPs. Ephemera. Christmas ornaments. Probably glassware and ceramics too, but I haven't listed any there so far.

I sold a really big item from my family history - my great-grandmother Katie Weinsz's antique pump organ. My great-grandmother - who wrote down everything - wrote a page or so about how she came to own it, but the short version is that her grandparents bought it for their daughters, one of whom was Katie's mother.

If/when I get the physical stuff of my life (and actually some of my ancestor's stuff too) down to a manageable quantity I'll get back to updating this website with genealogy and gardening. In the meantine, everything on this site is still pretty much the way it's been for 8 years or so.

My great-grandparents' family histories:

Emil Beilke & Emilie Trebes

James Markison & Anna Emilie Naatz

John Dobbeck & Louise Pratsch

Clarence Gordon & Katherine Weinsz

I began creating family history web pages many years ago. The original site was hosted by AOL, which dropped all users' web pages on 31 October 2008. Before RootsWeb was absorbed by ancestry.com, I planned to move all my genealogical information there. I got as far as uploading a version of John Dobbeck family history.

I also uploaded some information to RootsWeb's WorldConnect project, before it was acquired by ancesty.com, and those databases can be accessed using the links in the sidebar to the left.

This site, tangledbranches.com, has some photos that the previous versions did not, especially for the Emil Beilke family and Katherine Weinsz family. Use the links above to navigate to the image galleries for each family.

Tangled Branches: Inherited is a supplement to the basic genealogical information presented here. Letters, diaries, stories, history notes - in blog format. Last updated 10 years ago in 2009 :-(


email inquiries to
Kathleen Thatte
kthatte at aol.com

updated 14 September 2019