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Kathryn Amelia (Zenker) O'Neill

1. Today's date: May 4, 1997
2. Your name: Kathryn Amelia (Zenker) O'Neill
3. Present address: Available upon request to Michael Miller
4. Phone number with area code: Available upon request to Michael Miller
5. Date of birth including month, day and year: August 19, 1905
6. Place of birth: Leola, South Dakota
7. Name of spouse: Joseph Edward O'Neill
8. Date of Marriage: January 25, 1925
9. Father's name: Philip Zenker
10. Father's date of birth (including month, day and year) and place of birth: May 5, 1874 - Odessa, Russia (Bergdorf?)
11. Mother's name and maiden name: Amelia Wacker
12. Mother's date of birth (including month, day and year) and place of birth: March 31, 1878 - Yankton, South Dakota
13. Name of village in South Russia or Bessarabia of your father's ancestors: Bergdorf, Odessa
14. Name of village in South Russia or Bessarabia of your mother's ancestors: Freudenthal
15. Your occupation: Homemaker (arts and crafts)
16. Father's occupation: Farmer
17. Mother's occupation: Farmer's wife and Homemaker
18. Has a family history been published of your family? If so, please identify how to secure a copy of the family history or who may have additional information. (Please provide names and addresses.)

Karl Wacker Family History book - copy owned by Delores Capstraw

The Zenker History - compiled by Donald D. O'Neill

19. Other information you feel is important: Original birth certificate and Lutheran confirmation certificate in possession of daughter, Deloris Capstraw.
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