C. Matilda Kise with grandchildren

C. Matilda Gordon Kise

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Caroline Matilda (Sarah2, John1) is the youngest child of Sarah and William Gordon. She was born Sept. 10, 1844, in Tekonsha, Mich. She was married Sept. 2, 1869, Burlington, Mich. to Nelson Kise, who came from Lancaster, Wis. They made their home in the village of Tekonsha, where Mrs. Kise has since resided with the exception of the years 1883-1887, which they spent on a farm in Wisconsin. Mr. Kise was employed in railroad work. He died Oct. 19, 1890.


Jessie M., b. May 18, 1870.

Sarah R., b. Mar. 4, 1874.

Frank N., b. Jan. 20, 1879.

Jessie M. Kise Spencer Hepler

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Jessie M. (Caroline3, Sarah2, John1) is the oldest child of C. Matilda and Nelson Kise. She was born in Tekonsha, Mich., May 18, 1870. She was married Sept. 7, 1892, to Albert Spencer, of Girard, Branch Co., Mich. Her husband died in 1903 leaving her with three little children to care for. She returned to her mother's house in Tekonsha, where she supported her little ones by her own labors.

She was again married on Jan. 4, 1910, to George Hepler. Their home is in Homer, Mich.


By first marriage.

Hilda Belle, b. Aug. 1, 1894.

Irene R., b. Feb. 21, 1897.

Alwilda, b. June 23, 1899.

By second marriage.

A son, b. Mar. 23, 1912.

Hilda B. Spencer Hepler

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Hilda Belle, (Jessie4, Caroline3, Sarah2, John1) the oldest of the children of Jessie M. and Albert Spencer, was born Aug. 1, 1894, in Girard. Mich. In 1903 her mother returned to Tekonsha, Mich., with her fatherless children. Hilda Belle became the wife of Clifford Hepler on Feb. 21, 1911. They reside in Homer, Mich., 12 miles from Tekonsha.


A son, b. July 4, 1913.

Sarah B. Kise Brott

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Sarah B., (Caroline3, Sarah2, John1) second daughter of C. Matilda and Nelson Kise, was born in Tekonsha, Mich., Mar. 4, 1874. She was married Sept. 12, 1900, to Elmer Brott, a carpenter. They went to Battle Creek, Mich., to reside, where Mr. Brott was employed in the shops. In the spring of 1912, they left Battle Creek because of Mr. Brott's poor health. They now reside in Grayling, Mich.


Claire E., b. Feb. 28, 1902.

Frank N. Kise

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Frank N. (Caroline3, Sarah2, John1) only son of Matilda and Nelson Kise, was born Jan. 20, 1879, in Tekonsha, Mich., where he still resides with his mother. He has a livery stable. He is unmarried.

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