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Kay Genealogy

Kay Genealogy

Posted: 1024007685000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kay, Kai, Schmidt
I am a great-granddaughter of August Kai, who came over to America
with severeal Kay cousins including Karoline.

Two brothers August(age 20)& Detlef(age 17)came to Minden, Iowa with their parents Claus F. Kai and Catherine Lumberg Kai, and their sisters Johanna(Mrs. Albert Longe), Marie(Mrs. Max Brudigam)& her husband and children: Rosa, Dora, Emma and Henry. Five Kay (note the spelling here) cousins also in the party: Johanna(Mrs. Carl Thomsen), Karoline(Mrs. Louie Hansen),Detlef, Carl, and Bill Kay.

WIlliam Kay:
Incomplete Grave Stone Records of Mills County, Iowa

Name: William Kay
Birth Date: 1869
Death Date: 16 Apr 1919
Cemetery: Mineola
Town: Mineola
Comment: lot 147

Kay, William  
  Age: 50
Year: 1920
  Birthplace: Deutschland
  Race: White
  State: Nebraska
  County: Dixon
I  Township: Wakefield
Wife:: Anne M. or Anna M. 46 yrs. old in 1920
Son: Willam M Kay (21 in 1920)
Son: Rolland or Rollind (10 in 1920)

Detlef, Kay
Wife: Johannna M. Kay (47 in 1920)
Children: Anna M. (25 in 1920)
Grace I. (24 in 1920)
Louis N. (22 in 1920)
Meld M. (13 in 1920)

Kay, Carl  
  Age: 61
Year: 1920
  Birthplace: Holstein;Deutschland
  Race: White
  State: Nebraska
  County: Washington
  Township: Fort Calhoun

Name: Carl KAY
* Given Name: Carl
* Surname: Kay
* Sex: M
* Birth: 10 OCT 1854 in ,Germany
* Death: 4 JUL 1912
* Burial: Minden Cemetery,Minden,Pottawattamie Co,Iowa, USA
* Change Date: 3 MAR 2002 at 16:33:22

Father: Detlef Hinrich KAY b: 9 AUG 1819 in Leutenburg,Holstein,Germany
Mother: Anna Minnie KAY b: 21 JUN 1823 in Leutenberg,Holstein,Germany
Marriage 1 Lizzie Margareta Boletta WULFF b: 10 AUG 1861 in Denmark
* Married: 27 JAN 1881 in York Twp,Pottawattamie Co,Iowa,USA
1. Anna Lizzie KAY b: 3 FEB 1882 in Minden,Pottawattamie Co,Iowa,USA
2. Louis W KAY b: 24 AUG 1883 in Pottawattamie Co,Iowa,USA

In 1880, August went to LaPorte, Wayne Co., Nebraska & lived the Geo. Buskirk family. In 1881, Detlef went to to LaPorte, Wayne Co., Nebraska to live with the August Joosts in Leslie Precinct.

Hope this helps.

Re: Kay Genealogy

Jo Ann Meyer Stratton (View posts)
Posted: 1035757350000
Classification: Query
The Kai or Kay, Doose or Dose, Meyer, Hansen families are all interlated and originally settled in Minioa IA before homesteading at La Porte, NE in the mid 1880s. Some stayed in IA and I have been in contact with the descendants there.

My niece has created a web site at

Check it out and with her--I think we are tracing the same families.

Re: Kay Genealogy

Posted: 1369319672000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kay/ Kai
Hi my name is Jake Kay im 19 grandson of a James Kay and ive been trying to figure out the whole story to where i came from for a while. He has always told me it was pronounced "Kay" in some places but "Kai" in others depending where you were. He ended up in Pender, NE but also tells me about the little towns he lived in in Iowa and Nebraska and i was wondering if you'd be able to send me in the right direction? Thank you!
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