by Joyce Huntington with Sharon Vircks


Michael Kopiske
BIRTH:18 Sep 1829 - Sosnowiec Wielki, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
DEATH:30 May 1909 - Wolf River, Winnebago, WI
BURIAL:01 Jun 1909 - Bloomfield, Waushara, WI

Michael was married abt 1853 in Posen, Prussia, Germany to:

Eva Mueller
BIRTH:06 Apr 1837 - Ciezkowo, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
DEATH:02 Feb 1895 - Wolf River, Winnebago, WI
BURIAL:Feb 1895 - Bloomfield,Winnebago Co,WI

Children of Michael and Eva Kopiske:

Augusta(01 Nov 1854 - 27 Apr 1916)
Amelia(26 Nov 1857 - 28 Oct 1922)
Hermine(22 Dec 1860 - 21 Jun 1943)
Ewald(05 Oct 1868 - 03 Oct 1905)
Julius(04 May 1871 - 11 Dec 1941)
Wilhelm(24 May 1875 - 04 Apr 1930)
Michael and Eva immigrated to the United States in 1872. According to the 1900 census, Michael was living with his son, William. In the 1880 census, Michael’s last name was spelled Kopitzky. On his death certificate, in 1909, it was spelled Kopiske. His death was sudden – probably from heart disease. He was a farmer.

Selma Rucks said that Eva could speak Polish fluently so she must have been born close to the Polish border. Verna Meier said that Eva died of tuberculosis.

Amelia was raised by Eva’s niece, Wilhelmine (Mueller) Wodke. However, DNA evidence suggests that Amelia was the biological child of Michael and Eva. Amelia is shown here, in addition to Sharon’s record of the family. My posit is unconfirmed.
— Bob Babcock

Last update: May 4, 2022