Photos of Keilberg family
Creations of Paul Keilberg
My Berghandler Line
My Franke Line
The name Keilberg is a very unique name in the United States.
Oral history passed down from one generation to the next, states that there were 4 Keilberg brothers. 3 of the
brothers came to America originally, along with a nephew of the fourth brother.
This was partially verified recently, when the Church records were received from Burgstadt,
I have found the descendants of Karl and Wilhelm Keilberg in Fond du Lac,
WI., mainly because they are my direct ancestors, and in my home location.
Information on their brother Hermann, who settled in Chicago, is more difficult
to locate. A fourth brother Friedrich, evidently remained in Burgstadt
Wilhelm Keilberg, born 2 Aug 1844 in Germany. Emmigrated Sept 1882. Oral family history indicates
that he sold his bakery in Burgstadt to pay for passage to America for his family.
Hermann Keilberg, born 19 March 1850 in Burgstadt. Emmigrated in 1885.
Karl Keilberg was born 8 Oct. 1842 in Germany. He was the oldest, but emmigrated last,
in June 1902.
Many emmigrations were initiated to avoid conscription into the German military.
Oral history indicates that Karl Keilberg had immigrated, and found and established a location for
his family. When he returned to collect his wife and children, he was seized and constripted into
the German army, and had to serve out his enlistment before they could emmigrate.
Kurt/Courtney Keilberg - possibly died young, and 2 of his 4 children took the
Scharf name of their step-father.