Descendants of Joachim and Helene Wemken Koenning

“Branches and Twigs” are the descendants of our parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and great, great grandparents. At this time, I have not thoroughly researched most of these aunts, uncles and cousins. Some are deceased and other others living and our inherited photo albums held only a smattering of photos. We wish there were more to share, so if you have pictures you would like to share, please send them to me and I’ll add them to this section of the blog.

Adolph Henry Koenning was born on October 3, 1881, in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. He married Marie “Mary” Kram on December 19, 1911, Shiner. They had three children, Victor, Gertrude and Melvin. He died on November 28, 1948, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, at the age of 66 and was buried in Mission Park South in San Antonio.

Grave Marker for Adolph Koenning, Mission Park South, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

 

 Frieda Sophie Koenning was born about 1885, in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. She married Hugo S. Onken in 1909, and they had one son, Arthur. She died about 1963 at the age of 78 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, and was buried in the Nordheim Cemetery in DeWitt County, Texas.

Grave Marker for Frieda Koenning Onken, Nordheim Cemetery, DeWitt County, Texas.

 

Henry Aloysis Koenning was born on July 12, 1886, in Schulenburg, Fayette County, Texas. He married Anna Sabrina Ida Kram in 1914. They have two children, Milton and Evelyn Helen Margaret. He died on March 7, 1966, in Lakeside, San Diego County, California, at the age of 79 and was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Lakeside.

Grave Marker for Henry A. Koenning, Greenwood Cemetery, Lakeside, San Diego County, California.

 

Louis Koenning was born April 3, 1888, in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. He was not married. He died November 1, 1914, in Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas, at the age of 26 and was buried in the Hillside Cemetery in Cuero.

Grave Marker for Louis Koenning, Hillside Cemetery, Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas.

 

Olga Koenning was born March 1891, in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. She married Henry Anton Hirsch before 1916 in Shiner, Texas. They had two children, Alvin and Lena. They divorced before 1930 and she remarried Dooley Donovan. She died on June 14, 1959, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, at the age of 68 and was buried in Mission Park South in San Antonio.

Grave Marker for Olga Koenning Donovan, Mission Park South, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. (Shared marker with Adolph Koenning.)

Minhelda “Minnie” Koenning was born in May 1892, in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. She married Fred “Fritz” Schwab in 1936. They had no children. She died on May 14, 1971, in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, at the age of 79, and was buried in the Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma, Mateo County, California.

Burial location for Minhelda “Minnie” Koenning Schwab, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Mateo County, California.

Rudolph Koenning was born on November 28, 1894, in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. He married Vada Maurine Townsend in 1917 in Lavaca County. They had two children, Ellery Rudolph “Shorty” and Maurine Vada. He died on August 29, 1984, in San Diego, San Diego County, California, at the age of 89. Burial location unknown.

Walter Paul Koenning was born on July 12 1900, in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. He married Ida Lee Kunoth in 1923. They had three children, Welborne Paul “Wes,” Eddie Lee and Doris. He died on August 10, 1958, in Bexar County, Texas, at the age of 58, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

Burial location for Walter Paul Koenning, Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

 

MORE BRANCHES AND TWIGS

Adolph Koenning with sons, Vic and Mel.
Victor “Vic” Koenning
Melvin “Mel” Koenning
Adolph “Little Granddad” with granddaughter, Cynthia Croft.
Henry Aloysis Koenning
Henry and Anna Sabrina Koenning on their wedding day.
Adolph and Mary’s children, Vic, Gertrude and Mel.
Vic, Gertrude and Mel Koenning
Eddie Lee Koenning
Ellery “Shorty” Koenning with wife, Doodle, June 2003.
Vic Jr. with grandson, Coleman.