For those of you, who have not read the blog post “The Mystery of Angela Susanna Konzen,” you’re not missing much because we still have more questions than answers about her. One of Angela Susanna’s descendants and I each took DNA tests a few years ago in an attempt to solve the mystery of whether or not Angela Susanna is a relative of my Konzens. I was sure we were going to be DNA matches for each other, even if we were distant ones. Unfortunately, Paula and I came back with no matches to each other. It was a disappointing day and we haven’t gotten any new leads on Angela Susanna through DNA.
I just happened to look at my last post on Angela Susanna and I realized that a note I thought I added to that post years ago is not there. So I apologize for that. If you read that blog post, you might know that I thought Angela Susanna had to be a sister of Catherine Konzen if she wasn’t related to our Konzens. I just couldn’t grasp the idea that there might actually be a lot of Konzens running around out there. I live in a city without any other Konzens so I grew up thinking that Konzens were rare (and wonderful). Now I know about so many other Konzen families and I realized that Konzens are not common, but they also are not as scarce as I once thought.
I wanted to let everyone that read “The Mystery of Angela Susanna Konzen” know that after more research, we are 99.9% certain that Angela Susanna Konzen is not the daughter of Nicolas Konzen & Anne Marie Dockendorf of Ralingen, Germany. There is even a little bit of question about whether Angela Susanna is even a Konzen. Right now, Angela Susanna remains a mystery because we have not been able to find a Konzen family for her.
My Grandma was born Agatha Konzen in Newberg Wisconsin in 1862. She had a younger brother Oscar born in the late 1860’s. Oscar Konzen married Helen who passed away in 1901. Oscar later married later in the 1900’s. His second wife was Susannah. Oscar Konzen died 12/23/1952 in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Susannah passed away 10/23/1959 in Milwaukee Wisconsin. She is buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Block 13, Lot # 64-N. My Grandmother Agatha Konzen/Steffen passed away in Milwaukee Wisconsin 06/14/1952. She is also buried in Calvary Cemetery. My Grandmothers parents were Jacob and Rosina Konzen who are also buried in Calvary Cemetery. I am planning to start looking up info on my relatives. I have always wondered when Jacob came to America as all my other Grandparents were German while Grandma Agatha was American ? ? ?
Hi! Have you read my post “Who is Jacob Konzen?” https://konzengenealogy.com/2015/02/03/who-is-jacob-konzen/ Long story short, I mention your grandmother’s parents. I’m not sure about where your great grandfather was from, but the 1910 census says Jacob immigrated in 1843 when he was about 2 years old. I would take that information with a grain of salt, but it’s a start. Another thing to start with would be to request his death certificate so you can see if his birthplace is listed and/or his parents’ names and possibly their birthplaces.