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Leonhard KUOLT, Sr.

Male 1842 - 1883  (40 years)



  • Name Leonhard KUOLT  [1, 2
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 23 Apr 1842  , Bubsheim, Duchy of Württemberg, Kingdom of Germany, Holy Roman Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Married/Alternate Name Leonard Kult Sr. 
    Baptism 23 Apr 1842  Katholisch Kirche, Bubsheim, Duchy of Württemberg, Kingdom of Germany, Holy Roman Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Baptism for Leonhard KUOLT
    Baptism for Leonhard KUOLT
    Nationality German  [1, 4
    Emigration 31 Mar 1866  , Hamburg, , Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 23y 
    Hamburg Passenger List
    Hamburg Passenger List
    Immigration 16 Apr 1866  Castle Garden, New York, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 23y 
    SHIP MANIFEST, Saxonia, KULT, Leonard
    SHIP MANIFEST, Saxonia, KULT, Leonard
    The SS Saxonia, the ship which brought Leonard Kult Sr. from Hamburg, Germany to America, arriving on 16 Apr 1866 in Port of New York, NY
    The SS Saxonia, the ship which brought Leonard Kult Sr. from Hamburg, Germany to America, arriving on 16 Apr 1866 in Port of New York, NY
    Occupation 1870  , Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    stone mason 
    1870 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1870  First Ward, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Age: 27y 
    • He was recorded as the head of household and was 27 years old at the time of this census. His occupation was recorded as "stone mason", and Wurtemburg was his reported birthplace.
    1870 U.S. census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Williamsport Ward 1 [KULT, Leonard Sr.]
    1870 U.S. census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Williamsport Ward 1 [KULT, Leonard Sr.]
    Residence 1871  195 E. Third St., Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Williamsport, Pennsylvania, circa 1870
    Williamsport, Pennsylvania, circa 1870
    Move 1873  T6S R7W S11, Diamond Cross (post office), Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13
    • Came to Randolph County in 1873, occupation farmer. Resided at T6S, R7W, Sect. 11, 240 acres.
    Land Purchase 21 Jul 1873  , , Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • 240 acres, T6S, R7W, S11, NENW, SWNE, SENW, W2SE, NESW for $4800
    Deed of Land Purchased by KULT, Leonard and KOBUS, John
    Deed of Land Purchased by KULT, Leonard and KOBUS, John
    Map of Randolph County, Illinois
    Map of Randolph County, Illinois
    Map of land purchased by Leonard Kult
    Map of land purchased by Leonard Kult
    Move Between Nov 1875 and Jul 1878  , , Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Leonard and John L. Kobus bought land together in Randolph County in July 1873. In November 1875, John married Frances in Randolph County. This is the last record I have for either one of them until Leonard's son Len Jr. and John's first son Jacob were both born in July 1878. Both babies were christened in Burlington. So they moved from Randolph County to Burlington Iowa sometime between Nov. 1875 and July 1878. By June 1880, Leonard appears to be in Charleston twp, Lee Co., IL, but John Kobus stayed in Burlington.
    1880 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1880  , Charleston Twp., Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Age: 35y 
    • He was recorded as "Linard Kund" as the head of household and was 35 years old at the time of this census. Germany was his reported birthplace, as well as that of both his father and mother. The following people were recorded in this household:

      Eva (indexed as "Lena Kund"), age 31, born in Germany
      Mary, age 13, born in Pennsylvania
      Joseph, age 10, born in Pennsylvania
      John, age 8, born in Pennsylvania
      William, age 6, born in "Iowa"
      "Clara", age 2, born in Iowa (this should be Leonard!)
    1880 U.S. census, Iowa, Des Moines County, Union Township [KOBUS, John]
    1880 U.S. census, Iowa, Des Moines County, Union Township [KOBUS, John]
    Died 27 Mar 1883  , Van Buren Twp., Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 16
    Cause: heart disease 
    Death Register of KULT, Leonard Sr.
    Death Register of KULT, Leonard Sr.
    Buried 29 Mar 1883  Embury Cemetery, Van Buren Twp., Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Gravestone for KULT, Leonard Sr. (unmarked/not found), b. 1843, d. 29 Mar 1883, Embury Cemetery, Lee County, Iowa
    Gravestone for KULT, Leonard Sr. (unmarked/not found), b. 1843, d. 29 Mar 1883, Embury Cemetery, Lee County, Iowa
    Obituary 1 Apr 1883  , Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Obituary of Leonard Kult Sr.
    Obituary of Leonard Kult Sr.
    FindAGrave
    FamilySearch ID
    Notes 
    • Leonard and Eva rented a house from Andrew Borland when they lived in Lee County, Iowa. Andrew Borland was an inventor, as he owned several patents for churns and plows.
    Person ID I3943  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Kult Branch
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2018 

    Father Ignaz KUOLT,   b. 30 Jul 1805, , Bubsheim, Duchy of Württemberg, Kingdom of Germany, Holy Roman Empire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Genovefa STALLER,   b. 29 Apr 1809, , Wehingen, Tuttlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 13 May 1834  Katholisch Kirche, Bubsheim, Duchy of Württemberg, Kingdom of Germany, Holy Roman Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Family ID F1910  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eva KOBUS,   b. 9 Mar 1848, , Wiskitno, Wierzchucin (Königlich), Posen, Preußen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1921, , Radom, Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1867  , Ashland, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 20
    • Leonard and Eva were most likely married in the St. Mauritius German Catholic Church in Ashland. This church was originally built in 1856, then was rebuilt in 1900 and just recently destroyed in 2015. St. Mauritius has been merged in with St. Joseph's (now "St. Charles Borromeo" parish) in Ashland. This church was under the diocese of Allentown, PA, which has very strict rules in place to guard their sacramental records for privacy and will not give out any copies nor information about any of their records, unless you are the person whose records you are requesting. Apparently these records are not microfilmed anywhere either.
    Children 
    +1. Mary Anne KULT,   b. 13 Mar 1868, , , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Joseph KULT, Sr.,   b. 15 Jan 1870, , Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1938, , , Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +3. John T. KULT,   b. 22 Oct 1871, , Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1951, , St. Louis, St. Louis (city), Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. William Charles KULT,   b. 22 Oct 1874, , Chester, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1960, Pinckneyville Community Hospital, Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +5. Leonard L. KULT, Jr.,   b. 17 Jul 1878, , Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1936, , Bolo Twp., Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     6. Edward KULT,   b. 6 Jul 1880, , Charleston Twp., Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1881, , Van Buren Twp., Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +7. Eva Etta KULT,   b. 1 Apr 1883, , West Point, Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1960, Pinckneyville Community Hospital, Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F1500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Apr 1842 - , Bubsheim, Duchy of Württemberg, Kingdom of Germany, Holy Roman Empire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 23 Apr 1842 - Katholisch Kirche, Bubsheim, Duchy of Württemberg, Kingdom of Germany, Holy Roman Empire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Age: 23y - 31 Mar 1866 - , Hamburg, , Hamburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Age: 23y - 16 Apr 1866 - Castle Garden, New York, Kings, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jan 1867 - , Ashland, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - stone mason - 1870 - , Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1870 U.S. Census - Age: 27y - 1 Jun 1870 - First Ward, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - 195 E. Third St., Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - 1873 - T6S R7W S11, Diamond Cross (post office), Randolph County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - 21 Jul 1873 - , , Randolph County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Between Nov 1875 and Jul 1878 - , , Lee County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 U.S. Census - Age: 35y - 1 Jun 1880 - , Charleston Twp., Lee County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart disease - 27 Mar 1883 - , Van Buren Twp., Lee County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Mar 1883 - Embury Cemetery, Van Buren Twp., Lee County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - 1 Apr 1883 - , Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • CiteRef for this page  Kathy Kult, KKs Family History (http://kks-fam.net/getperson.php?personID=I3943&tree=1: accessed 14 November 2018), "Leonhard KUOLT, Sr.".

  • Sources

    (Reliability ratings:
      0=Unreliable   1=Questionable   2=Secondary   3=Primary) 
    1. [S671] Michael Häring, Heimatbuch Bubsheim, (Horb am Neckar, Germany : Geiger, 2002), p. 303. Translation from German to English: 34. Kuolt Leonhard. [born] 23.04.1842 [emigrated] around 1856 [sic] son of Ignaz Kuolt and Genovefa nee Staller, "who was widely absent and disobedient when recruited in 1856", but to his fortune was hired in a company which manufactured metal fittings on 31.01.1859. Leonhard Kuolt emigrated to North America in 1856 [sic] and married Eva Kobus on 28 Jan 1867 in Ashland, Schuylkill County, [Pennsylvania]. From this marriage, six children followed. Leonhard Kuolt died on 27 Mar 1883 in Warren, Lee County, Iowa. Their children are: Mary, [b.] 13 Mar 1868; Joseph, [b.] 15 Jan 1870; John, [b.] 22 Oct 1871; William [b.] 22 Oct 1874; Leonard [b.] 7 Jul 1878; and Eva [b.] 1 Apr 1881. The Widow Eva Kuolt, nee Kobus, married Michael Kucharski on 18 Aug 1884 in Illinois.. (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S1165] Katholische Kirche Bubsheim [Bubsheim Catholic Church] (Bubsheim, Spaichingen, Württemberg, Germany), "Kirchenbuch [Church Book], 1635-1975", Taufen [Births], Heiraten [Marriages], Tote [Deaths] 1635-1784, 1808-1864, unnumbered pages, arranged in chronological order, Leonhard Kuolt baptism, no. 5, 23 April 1842; digital images, FamilySearch (Familysearch.org: accessed 17 June 2018); FHL microfilm 999,890, DGS 8113810, image 414 of 575 (access restricted to within FHL/FHCs only). (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S58] 1870 U.S. census, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Williamsport, First Ward, p. 57 (penned), p. 423 (stamped), dwelling 449, family 443, Leonard Kult Sr. household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 1371, (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S163] 1920 U.S. census, Washington County, Illinois, population schedule, Beaucoup Township, p. 95 (stamped), enumeration district (ED) 215, sheet 1-A, dwelling 5, family 5, Joseph Kult Sr. household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication T625, roll 412.

    5. [S675] "Hamburger Passagierlisten [Hamburg Passenger Lists] 1850-1934," database and digital images, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 Jan 2008), Direkt Band 020 (6 Jan 1866 - 22 Dec 1866), page 139, No. 245, Leoh. Kult, age 23. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S576] "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," database and digital images, Ancestry.com,, (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2011-present), NARA Film M237_263, List 343, Line 29. (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S58] 1870 U.S. census, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Williamsport, First Ward, p. 57 (penned), p. 423 (stamped), dwelling 449, family 443, Leonard Kult Sr. household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 1371.

    8. [S257] The Battery Conservancy, "CastleGarden.org: America’s First Immigration Center," database, CastleGarden.org , (http://www.castlegarden.org/searcher.php : 2005-present).

    9. [S58] 1870 U.S. census, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Williamsport, First Ward, p. 57 (penned), p. 423 (stamped), dwelling 449, family 443, Leonard Kult Sr. household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 1371, (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S1009] Andrew Boyd and W. Harry Boyd, compilers, Boyds' Williamsport City Directory, 1871-1872... , digital images (website by subscription), City Directories, (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 April 2010), 201 (image 80 of 199), "Kult Leonard". direct link: http://search.ancestry.com/ShareHandler.ashx?retUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ancestry.com%2Flanding%2Ffacebook%2Ffacebookcallback.aspx%3Fdbid%3D1540%26db%3DUS1890censusSubstitute%26iid%3D31089_161913-00578%26pid%3Dnull%26ancestor%3D%26from%3DKathy%2BKult%26emd%3D4231da91fe24064dc418413093ao8c89c000039ab88bc90cc&token=083ec996-0035-478a-93c9-00f2de73b16a; or browse Ancestry by: U.S. City Directories / Pennsylvania / Williamsport / 1866-1883. (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S826] Elisabeth Pinkerton Leighty, "List of Patrons of an Illustrated Historical Atlas Map of Randolph County, Illinois," The Saga of Southern Illinois, Fall 1989, p. 34.

    12. [S879] W.R. Brink & Co., An Illustrated Historical Atlas Map of Randolph County, Illinois: carefully compiled from personal examinations and surveys, ([Edwardsville, Illinois?] : W.R. Brink & Co., 1875), p. 38. (Reliability: 2).

    13. [S957] Warner & Beers, Maps of Illinois counties in 1876: together with the plat of Chicago and other cities and a sampling of illustrations [online edition at http://www.davidrumsey.com], (Indianapolis, Indiana : Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe, 2000), p. 141.

    14. [S967] Randolph County, Illinois, Deed Book 9:518, Daniel & Kate Cullen to Leonard Kult and John Kubus, deed, 21 July 1873; County Clerk's Office, Chester, (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S1128] 1880 U.S. census, Lee County, Iowa, population schedule, Charleston Township, enumeration district (ED) 11, p. 2 (penned), dwelling 11, family 12, Linard Kund household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 April 2013); citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll 349, (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S585] Lee County, Iowa, Register of Deaths, book 1 (1880-1897): 25, No. 37 (27 Mar 1883), Leonard Kult; North Lee County Clerk's Office, Fort Madison. (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S580] Embury Cemetery (Van Buren Twp., Lee County, Iowa; LAT/LON N40.590753°, W-91.619067°; from Fort Madison, Iowa, take Rt. 61 South out of town; turn right on County Road J62 (255th Street) for 10.5 miles; after crossing 160th Avenue, the road turns to gravel for the last mile or so; Embury Cemetery is located on the NE corner of the junction of 150th Ave and 255th St. across from the Embury United Methodist Church), no marker found.

    18. [S1136] "Mr. Kult," obituary, Fort Madison Democrat (Iowa), 1 Apr 1883, 5:1; Donnellson Library Microfilm roll, Fort Madison Weekly, 1874-1915, Donnellson Library, Donnellson, Iowa, Warren. April 1, 1883. Death has come to our community again. Mr. Kult died on the 28th of March; died in his chair, of heart disease. Deceased was a stone mason by trade. He had rented Andrew Borland's farm, joining us. He leaves a wife and small children to mourn his loss..

    19. [S1165] Katholische Kirche Bubsheim [Bubsheim Catholic Church] (Bubsheim, Spaichingen, Württemberg, Germany), "Kirchenbuch [Church Book], 1635-1975", Taufen [Births], Heiraten [Marriages], Tote [Deaths] 1635-1784, 1808-1864, unnumbered pages, arranged in chronological order, Ignaz Kuelt and Genovefa Staller marriage, 13 May 1834; digital images, FamilySearch (Familysearch.org: accessed 17 June 2018); FHL microfilm 999,890, DGS 8113810, image 311 of 575 (access restricted to within FHL/FHCs only). (Reliability: 2).

    20. [S1205] "Mrs. Eva Kuharski [sic]," obituary, Nashville Journal (Nashville, Illinois), 24 March 1921, p. unknown, (Reliability: 2).