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Martin Herman Karr Family from 1800 to the 21st Century

The Karr Family Descendant Report  by Kathleen S. Karr  August 7, 1998 
  				E Mail to: KSKarr6@Yahoo.com 

also visit the other branches of my family at:

The Karr Family  Web Page is at: 
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/8028/

and at    http://members.tripod.com/~KSKarr6/KarrFamilyTree.html
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The Hess Family Web Page is at: 
http://www.rootsweb.com/~inlake/hessdesc.txt 

The Erwin Hess Sr. Family Web Site 
http://members.tripod.com/~KSKarr6/HessFamilyindex-2.html 
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The Ingle Family Web Page is at:   Tripod
http://members.tripod.com/~KSKarr6/index.html

also Visit the Ingle Family Web Site by Mary Baker
http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/a/k/Mary-Baker/index.html

The Trapier and English Family Web Site  by Kathleen S. Karr & Mary Baker
http://members.tripod.com/~KSKarr6/TrapierandEnglishfamilyhtml 
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The John Hessler Family Web Page  is at:
http://members.tripod.com/~KSKarr6/Hessler-family-tree 

      Research by Kathleen S. Karr  E mail me at.    KSKarr6@aol.com     
              Added to web Sept 5, 1998   updated  May 18, 2014
 

                  Martin Karr Family Tree 

1.  John Karr 1st      (Circa 1840 - )    
    Wife of John Karr   Margaret Follmar  

	2. Martin  Karr  Sr. Karr (11 Feb 1866 - 8 Jan 1924) 
    Wife of Martin Karr Centi Hessler (1879 - 9 May 1965)

		3. Martin H. Karr* (30 Mar 1906 - 4 Dec 1990)   
           Wife of Martin H. Karr Lorraine Hess (28 Apr 1919 - 10 May 1986)

			4. Kathleen Sandra Karr (6 Jun 1952 - )

			4. Dennis Lee Karr (11 Jul 1947 - March 16, 2014 )

		3. Martin H. Karr* (30 Mar 1906 - 4 Dec 1990) & Opal Goodnight Divorced                 
                            Unknown  ( Stillborn ) Karr (28 Oct 1932 - )

		3. John Karr II (7 May 1900 - 30 Mar 1982) & Rose Trinkle 

			4. Carol Karr (1931 - ) & Don Keane (19 Nov 1927 - )

				5. Michael Keane (1954 - 22 May 1987)

				5. Mark Keane  & Linda Nelson 

					6. John Keane (1988 - )

					6. Ariel Keane (1990 - )

					6. Briana  E. Keane (28 Feb 1992 - )

					6. James Keane (19 May 1995 - )

				5. Paul Keane  & Patricia Culver 

					6. Alexandra Keane (10 Feb 1993 - )

					6. Grace Keane (1 Apr 1995 - )

					6. Michael Keane (10 Oct 1997 - )

					6. Camille Keane (10 Oct 1997 - )

			4. Joan Karr  & Tom Richards Sr
 
				5. Tom  K. Richards Jr (29 Nov 1956 - ) & Page Wolper (30 Jul 1963 - )

				5. Robert  H. Richards (13 Mar 1959 - ) & Maggy Aston (26 Feb 1960 - )

					6. Mary  Aston Richards (10 Feb 1997 - )

			4. John Karr III (1 Apr 1938 - ) & Sharon Luther 

				5. Jennifer Karr (1981 - )

			4. Joseph  J. Karr (1934 - 1934)

		3. Arthur Karr (1908 - 10 Apr 1994) & Mildred   (  Millie  ) Brydon ( - 1995)

			4. Marlene Karr (1933 - ) & Victor Kotso (1927 - )

				5. Julie Kotso* (28 Oct 1960 - ) & Michael Kimberling 

					6. Mandy  M. Kimberling (11 Nov 1976 - )

				5. Julie Kotso* (28 Oct 1960 - ) & Mark Walker
 
				5. Brian Kotso (1961 - ) & Roberta Pandell 

				5. Marianne Kotso (1965 - ) & David J. Abraham 

					6. Kyle Abraham (1993 - )

					6. Jason   Thomas Abraham (5 Dec 1995 - )

					6. Allison Abraham (1998 - )

			4. Nancy Karr (13 Dec 1938 - ) & Richard Zaffron 

				5. Peter Zaffron  & Anglia Figmond 

				5. Robert Zaffron 

		3. Bernard Karr* (23 Apr 1918 - 1995) & Lucille Theisen
 
			4. Diane Karr  & Urban Bezan

				5. Jeffrey   ( Jeff  ) Bezan (1966 - ) & Joyce   Berenyi 

					6. Rachel Bezan (1992 - )

					6. Jeffrey Ryan  Francis (1986 - )

				5. Raymond  (  Ray  ) Bezan (1967 - ) & Jan Sedler 

				5. Greggory Bezan (1971 - )

		3. Bernard Karr* (23 Apr 1918 - 1995) & Lucille Defrenza 

		3. Emma Karr (7 May 1899 - 5 Dec 1983)

		3. Walter Karr (26 May 1914 - 16 Sep 1994) & Mary Garr (1919 - )

			4. Luanne Karr* (16 Oct 1943 - ) & Bruce Piper (30 Apr 1943 - )

				5. Keith Piper 

				5. Tim Piper
 
			4. Luanne Karr* (16 Oct 1943 - ) & Gary Wright
 
			         5. Michelle Lynn Wright (23 Apr 1965 - ) & Tom Daniel Ruble (26 Mar 1962 - )

					6.Stefanie  Lynn Ruble (25 Jun 1990 - )

			         5. Christine Ann Wright* (27 Nov 1967 - ) & Tom Johnson 

					6. Julie  Christine Johnson (27 Nov 1986 - )

			         5. Christine Ann Wright* (27 Nov 1967 - ) & Alex Kepchar   3rd (9 Jun 1959 - )

					6. Katherine  Elizabeth Kepchar (28 Jan 1991 - )

			4. Michael Karr (2 Mar 1948 - ) & Cathleen Meade
 
				      5. Jason Karr (18 Nov 1982 - )

				      5. Catrina Karr (1986 - )

				      5. Bryan Karr (1988 - )

			4. James  (Jimmy) Karr (8 Oct 1960 - ) & Ann Krawczak 

				      5. Jacob       Michael Karr (2 Jan 1998 - )

			
		3. Martha Karr* (7 Jul 1903 - 29 Sep 1988) & Albert Lindholm (?  - Circa 1920)

		3. Martha Karr* (7 Jul 1903 - 29 Sep 1988) & Joseph  ( Joe ) Brom (16 Apr 1899 - 8 Jan 1959)

			4. Janet    ( Ann ) Brom (1 Aug 1938 - ) & John Kaiser (27 Feb 1938 - )

				      5. Eric Kaiser (4 Sep 1966 - ) & Annie Wong 

				      5. Evan Kaiser (Oct 24, 1969 - ) & Paula  Harmon (May 27, 1971)

			4. Marilyn Brom (26 Apr 1943 - ) & Thomas Reed     Divorced
 
				      5. Jennifer Reed (1 Oct 1969 - )

				      5. Justin Reed (3 Jul 1974 - )

		3. Joseph M. Karr (Circa 1900 - )

		3. Theresa Karr (?  - ? )

		3. Charles Karr (1911 - 21 May 1976)

	2.  Gertrude Karr  & Johann Klopp                  Sister of Martin Karr Sr

	2.  Margarete Karr (?  - ) & Peter Niederlander    Sister of Martin Karr Sr 

	2. Katharina Karr  & Nikolaus Follmar             Sister of Martin Karr Sr

1st Generation Born in Germany 
2nd Generation Born in Germany Immigration to the United States 
3rd is the first Generation Born in the U S 
4nd is the second  Generation Born in the U S
5th is the third Generation Born in the U S
6th is the fourth Generation Born in the U S

                History of the Karr family     Dated   1998    
             
                     By Kathleen Sandra Karr. (	E Mail to: KSKarr6@Yahoo.com  )

        The Karr Family started in Germany with John Karr senior, and his wife  Margaret Follmar.
John Karr had one son Martin Karr senior,  and had four daughters,  all born in Germany
in Europe. Their names are Gertrude, Maria,  Katharina,  Mgaret. His son Martin senior, 
came to the United States around 1887 and used the Port of Cherbourg France  .  Martin met 
and  married Cynthia  Hessler in the United States. 
Cynthia Hessler was born in 1879 in Germany,   and died in 1965 in Calumet City Illinois. 
Cynthia Hessler's father, was John Hessler.   Who was also born in Germany.   
After coming to the United States, and settling in Illinois.  He became the First Village 
President of West Hammond, Illinois in 1893.  Which is now Calumet  City,   Illinois.      
John Hessler was married to,  Kreszentia Graf,   but she died in Germany.  All five children,
were put into an orphanage.  Then  John  Hessler Immigrated, and settled in the United States.
As the story goes, John Hessler came to the United States, and sent for each one of his 
children, one at a time.  One of John Hessler daughters was  Cynthia  Hessler.     
Who met and married Martin Karr senior,   here in Calumet  City  area.
     Martin Karr senior was born in the year 1866, in Saarbucken, Germany and died in 
Calumet  City   Illinois,  Jan 8,  1924 from a accident at the age of 58, while  cutting
a tree in the Cemetery. 
When Martin died his youngest was Bernard age 6 and the oldest was Emma age 25 Martin Karr
senior,  had seven sons.   Martin Herman Karr,  Bernard,   Walter,   Arthur, 
Charles ,   John,  and  Joseph,  who did not live long.
Also he had 3  daughters, Martha,  Emma,  and Theresa  who died about  Two years old.
Martin Herman Karr, who was my Father !   Was born March 30, 1906  in  Calumet City, Ill.
   And  lived  60 years of his 83 years,  in Hammond, Indiana,  with his second wife. 
Lorraine  Hess  and their two children, Dennis Lee karr, and Kathleen Sandra Karr.  
Martin Herman Karr, first wife was Opal Goodknight.  They had one stillborn child, 
and they divorced in 1944.
          Lorraine Hess was born April 28, 1919  and  Married Martin in 1946.  
She lived until May  Tenth  1986.  Her parents were Erwin Hess,  and  Viola  Ingle.   
Lorraine Hess great Great, Grand father  was Joseph Hess senior, the founder,
of Hessville Indiana. 
And the town of Hessville Indiana, was named for Joseph Hess senior,  in 1850.
Joseph Hess senior, Immigrated from  Alsace   Lorraine,  a  region of France.   
He was the first white settler,  in the lake  county  region  of  Indiana. 
Dennis and Kathleen Karr have never married,   but I am glad  to say,  the Karr	
family name  will survived.  Our cousin Michael Karr and James (Jimmy) .  
The son's of Walter Karr,  boys Jason  and  Bryan and one girl.  
Jimmy Karr wife had Jacob in 1997.  The Karr name will be carried on into the
21st century.

also visit the other branches of my family at:

The Karr Family  Web Page is at: 
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/8028/

and at    http://members.tripod.com/~KSKarr6/KarrFamilyTree.html

The Hess Family Web Page is at: 
http://www.rootsweb.com/~inlake/hessdesc.txt 

The Ingle Family Web Page is at:   Tripod
http://members.tripod.com/~KSKarr6/index.html

also Visit the Ingle Family Web Site by Mary Baker
http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/a/k/Mary-Baker/index.html

The John Hessler Family Web Page  is at:
http://members.tripod.com/~KSKarr6/Hessler-family-tree 

      Research by Kathleen S. Karr  E mail me at.    KSKarr6@aol.com     
              Added to web Sept 5, 1998   updated  May  18, 2014
 



		


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Karr Family History By Kathleen S. Karr

History of the Martin H. Karr family Dated 2000

By Kathleen Sandra Karr. ( E Mail to: KSKarr6@aol.com )

The Karr Family started in Germany with John Karr senior, and his wife Margaret Follmar. John Karr had one son Martin Karr senior, and had four daughters, all born in Germany in Europe. Their names are Gertrude, Maria, Katharina, Margaret. His son Martin senior, came to the United States around 1887 and used the Port of Cherbourg France . Martin met and married Cynthia Hessler in the United States. Cynthia Hessler was born in 1879 in Germany, and died in 1965 in Calumet City Illinois. Cynthia Hessler's father, was John Hessler. Who was also born in Germany. After coming to the United States, and settling in Illinois. He became the First Village President of West Hammond, Illinois in 1893. Which is now Calumet City, Illinois. John Hessler was married to, Kreszentia Graf, but she died in Germany. All five children, were put into an orphanage. Then John Hessler Immigrated, and settled in the United States. As the story goes, John Hessler came to the United States, and sent for each one of his children, one at a time. One of John Hessler daughters was Cynthia Hessler. Who met and married Martin Karr senior, here in Calumet City area. Martin Karr senior was born in the year 1866, in Saarbucken, Germany and died in Calumet City Illinois, Jan 8, 1924 from a accident at the age of 58, while cutting a tree in the Cemetery. When Martin died his youngest was Bernard age 6 and the oldest was Emma age 25 Martin Karr senior, had seven sons. Martin Herman Karr, Bernard, Walter, Arthur, Charles , John, and Joseph, who did not live long. Also he had 3 daughters, Martha, Emma, and Theresa who died about Two years old. Martin Herman Karr, who was my Father ! Was born March 30, 1906 in Calumet City, Ill. And lived 60 years of his 83 years, in Hammond, Indiana, with his second wife. Lorraine Hess and their two children, Dennis Lee karr, and Kathleen Sandra Karr. Martin Herman Karr, first wife was Opal Goodknight. They had one stillborn child, and they divorced in 1944. Lorraine Hess was born April 28, 1919 and Married Martin in 1946. She lived until May Tenth 1986. Her parents were Erwin Hess, and Viola Ingle. Lorraine Hess great Great, Grand father was Joseph Hess senior, the founder, of Hessville Indiana. And the town of Hessville Indiana, was named for Joseph Hess senior, in 1850. Joseph Hess senior, Immigrated from Alsace Lorraine, a region of France. He was the first white settler, in the lake county region of Indiana. Dennis and Kathleen Karr have never married, but I am glad to say, the Karr family name will survived. Our cousin Michael Karr and James (Jimmy) . The son's of Walter Karr, boys Jason and Bryan and one girl. Jimmy Karr wife had Jacob in 1997. The Karr name will be carried on into the 21st century.


Karr Family Tree List of Links

John Karr Family in Germany:
John Hessler Family Tree:
The Hess Family Tree :