Edgar Rudolph Nicklas (Great Grandfather)
FatherBet 1821 and 1822Jacob Nicklas (Great Great Grandfather)
MotherCalc 19 Dec 1831Elizabeth Koebel (Great Great Grandmother)
Birth21 Oct 1855Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Baptism8 Mar 1857Christ Church (Episcopal), Poughkeepsie City, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Census14 Jul 1860New York Ward 19 District 1, New York City, New York, USA
CensusAug 1870Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
Census23 Jun 1880Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
Census16 Feb 1892ED 27, Ward 21, Brooklyn, Kings County, USA
Residence1893981 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Census1900563 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1 Jun 1905158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
PictureAbout 1910NICKLAS, Edgar Rudolph & Family
Census19 Apr 1910158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1 Jun 1915158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1920158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn Assembly District 22, Kings County, New York, USA
PictureEst 1921NICKLAS, Edgar Rudolph & Miller, Anna
Picture1921NICKLAS, MILLER, MONAHAN
PictureAbout 1930NICKLAS, Pennsylvania 01
Census9 Apr 1930158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Death12 Jan 1934158 Norwood Avenue, East New York, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Burial15 Jan 1934Evergreens Cemetery (Mount Seir, Lot 245, Grave 4), Brooklyn, New York, USA
PictureUnknown MILLER, John and Family

Anna Miller (Great Grandmother)
Father10 Feb 1821Johannes Müller (Great Great Grandfather)
MotherCalc Jul 1826Christiana Link (Great Great Grandmother)
Birth26 Mar 1853Westchester County, New York (later part of Fairfield County, Connecticut) USA
Census23 Jul 1860Town of Hunter, Greene County, New York, USA
Census7 Jul 1865Town of Hunter, Greene County, New York State, USA
CensusAug 1870Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
Census23 Jun 1880Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
Census16 Feb 1892ED 27, Ward 21, Brooklyn, Kings County, USA
Census1900563 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
ResidenceFrom 1902 to 1945158 Norwood Avenue, East New York, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Census1 Jun 1905158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census19 Apr 1910158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1 Jun 1915158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1920158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
PictureEst 1921NICKLAS, Edgar Rudolph & Miller, Anna
Picture1921NICKLAS, MILLER, MONAHAN
Census9 Apr 1930158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
ResidenceJun 1944158 Norwood Avenue, East New York, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Death16 Sep 1945158 Norwood Avenue, East New York, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Burial19 Sep 1945Evergreens Cemetery (Mount Seir, Lot 245, Grave 4), Brooklyn, New York, USA
With NY/CT confusion of her's and her sister Christina's birthplace, it seems likely that they born in the part of NY that was ceded to CT in 1857.

Family of Edgar Rudolph Nicklas & Anna Miller
Marriage7 Nov 1877Chichester, Ulster County, New York, USA
Boy6 Sep 1879Ernest Raymond Nicklas (Grandfather)
Census23 Jun 1880Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
Boy1 Mar 1882William Edgar Nicklas
Girl12 Jan 1885Louella Irene Nicklas
Girl2 Feb 1887Florence Henrietta Nicklas
Girl5 Jun 1888Gertrude Adele Nicklas
Girl20 Jul 1891Mildred Elizabeth Nicklas
Girl7 Aug 1895Christina Henrietta Nicklas
Census1900563 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census19 Apr 1910158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1920158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census9 Apr 1930158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA


Jacob Nicklas (Great Great Grandfather)
BirthBet 1821 and 1822Bayern (Bavaria)
ImmigrationBet 1822 and 1849Unknown
Naturalization11 Apr 1846Maybe, in NYC
Event8 Mar 1857Children's Baptism at Christ Church (Episcopal), Poughkeepsie City, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Occupation1860Piano Maker
Census14 Jul 1860New York Ward 19 District 1, New York City, New York, USA
MilitaryJun 1863Civil War Draft Registration; 705 3rd Ave, New York City, New York, USA
DeathBet 1864 and 1868Maybe New York City, New York, USA
Tracing Jacob's whereabouts has presented something of a mystery. The children and the baptism of their first three children in Poughkeepsie, NY are evidence he was present 1852 through 1861. In the 1860 census Jacob, Elizabeth, and their first four children are found in New York City. His wife's 1880 census entry shows her as widowed, and he was also not present for the 1870 census. There's a family lore story that says Jacob and Elizabeth met on the boat to the U.S. in 1834. But 1834 is very early, considering their childrens' birthdates, unless they came over as children with their families.

Elizabeth Koebel (Great Great Grandmother)
Father1810Michael Koebel (Third Great Grandfather)
MotherEst 1805Minnie or Maria (Third Great Grandmother)
BirthCalc 19 Dec 1831Alsace-Lorraine, France
ImmigrationBet 1831 and 1836Unknown
Event8 Mar 1857Children's Baptism at Christ Church (Episcopal), Poughkeepsie City, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Census14 Jul 1860New York Ward 19 District 1, New York City, New York, USA
OccupationAug 1870Mantua Maker - Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
CensusAug 1870Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
Census2 Jun 1880143 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Residence1888425 East 52nd Street, New York, New York, USA
Death24 Oct 189155 East 104th Street, New York, New York, USA
Burial27 Oct 1891Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
I'm not sure about the spelling of her maiden name. It may have been Coebel or Koeble; names that appear in the 1870 Shandaken, NY census. It is spelled Koebel on her death certificate and on the Shandaked fire roll. The 1870 census identifies Elizabeth as a mantua maker. What's is a mantua? It's a loose gown or cloak formerly worn by women.

Family of Jacob Nicklas & Elizabeth Koebel
MarriageBefore 1852Likely married prior to first child's birth
Girl20 Feb 1852Henrietta Amelia Nicklas
Girl12 Nov 1853Anna Elizabeth Nicklas
Boy21 Oct 1855Edgar Rudolph Nicklas (Great Grandfather)
Event8 Mar 1857Baptism of Henrietta, Anna, and Edgar at Christ Church (denomination Episcopal), Poughkeepsie City, Dutchess County, New York, USA
BoyCalc 1858William J. Nicklas
Census14 Jul 1860New York Ward 19 District 1, New York City, New York, USA
Boy18 Jan 1861John Michael Nicklas
CensusAug 1870Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
Census2 Jun 1880143 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Generally, my German side lived in upstate New York, then moved to New York City with the decline of manufacturing work, and the city became more industrialized. However, Jacob and Elizabeth were upstate in 1857, then down in New York City in 1860, then Elizabeth and the children are found back upstate in 1870. Did Jacob pass away in NYC? What made Elizabeth leave the city, and move to Ulster County? Did she have other family up there?

Read about their immigration at Immigration Crossings.


John Michael Nicklas (Great Great Uncle)
FatherBet 1821 and 1822Jacob Nicklas (Great Great Grandfather)
MotherCalc 19 Dec 1831Elizabeth Koebel (Great Great Grandmother)
Birth18 Jan 1861Chichester, Ulster County, New York, USA
CensusAug 1870Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
Census2 Jun 1880143 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Residence1888425 East 52nd Street, New York, New York, USA
Census14 Jun 19001126 Dawson Street, Bronx Borough, New York City, New York, USA
Picture1901NICKLAS, John Michael and Family
Census19 Apr 1910Alum Street, Lehighton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Picture1911NICKLAS, John Michael
Residence19155 & 10 Cent Store, Lehighton, Pennsylvania, USA
Census5 Jan 1920221 South Second, Lehighton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Event1929Allentown 1929 City Directory lists: Nicklas, John M., trav salesman, res 41 S 18th, Mary E.
Census19 Apr 193041 South Eighteenth Street, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
Census10 Apr 194042 Bath Street, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death6 May 1946Unknown
BurialAbout 9 May 1946Cypress Hills Cemetery (Section 14, Lot 132), 833 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Had a 5 & 10 Cent Store in Lehighton, Lehigh County, PA around 1915. Might have had a similar store previously in Slatington (Slaytinton?). Then moved to Allentown.

Mary Elizabeth Moore (female)
Father15 Aug 1838John Moore
Mother21 Mar 1832Anna Jane Gibson
Birth25 Aug 1861Brooklyn or the Bronx(?), New York, USA
Census14 Jun 19001126 Dawson Street, Bronx Borough, New York City, New York, USA
Picture1901NICKLAS, John Michael and Family
Census19 Apr 1910Alum Street, Lehighton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Census1920221 South Second, Lehighton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
PictureAbout 1923NICKLAS, Pennsylvania 00
Event1929Allentown 1929 City Directory lists: Nicklas, John M., trav salesman, res 41 S 18th, Mary E.
Death31 Mar 1930Unknown
BurialAbout 3 Apr 1930Cypress Hills Cemetery (Section 14, Lot 132 ), 833 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Family of John Michael Nicklas & Mary Elizabeth Moore
Marriage27 Jun 1888235 East 46th Street, New York City, New York, USA
Girl20 Sep 1889Mary Elizabeth Nicklas
Girl24 Mar 1891Helen N. Nicklas
Boy21 Mar 1893John William Nicklas
Girl18 Mar 1898Anna Marguerite Nicklas
Girl22 Sep 1902Florence Althea Nicklas


Gertrude Adele Nicklas (Great Aunt)
Father21 Oct 1855Edgar Rudolph Nicklas (Great Grandfather)
Mother26 Mar 1853Anna Miller (Great Grandmother)
Birth5 Jun 1888Chichester, Ulster County, New York, USA
Census16 Feb 1892ED 27, Ward 21, Brooklyn, Kings County, USA
Census1900563 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1 Jun 1905158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1910158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1 Jun 1915158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1920158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
ResidenceJun 1944158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Death23 Jan 1980Saint James Nursing Home, St. James, Suffolk County, New York, USA

Emil R. Dickert (male)
BirthEst 1886Unknown
DeathUnknownUnknown

Family of Gertrude Adele Nicklas & Emil R. Dickert
Marriage17 Jun 1925Unknown
DivorceAfter 17 Jun 1925Unknown


Louella Irene Nicklas (Great Aunt)
Father21 Oct 1855Edgar Rudolph Nicklas (Great Grandfather)
Mother26 Mar 1853Anna Miller (Great Grandmother)
Birth12 Jan 1885Chichester, Ulster County, New York, USA
Census16 Feb 1892ED 27, Ward 21, Brooklyn, Kings County, USA
Census1900563 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1 Jun 1905158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1910158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1 Jun 1915158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1920158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census9 Apr 1930158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
ResidenceJun 1944158 Norwood Avenue, East New York, Brooklyn, New York, USA
DeathCalc 195792 California Avenue, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, USA


Mildred Elizabeth Nicklas (Great Aunt)
Father21 Oct 1855Edgar Rudolph Nicklas (Great Grandfather)
Mother26 Mar 1853Anna Miller (Great Grandmother)
Birth20 Jul 1891981 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Census16 Feb 1892ED 27, Ward 21, Brooklyn, Kings County, USA
Census1900563 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1 Jun 1905158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1910158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1 Jun 1915158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census1920158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Picture1921NICKLAS, MILLER, MONAHAN
Census9 Apr 1930158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Residence4 Sep 1934158 Norwood Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Census3 Apr 1940101-43-lower Lefferts Blvd, Queens County, New York, USA
ResidenceJun 1944101-43 119th Street, Richmond Hill, New York, USA
Death15 Oct 1978East Setauket, Suffolk County, New York, USA
CremationAfter 15 Oct 1978Coram, Suffolk County, New York, USA


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