A huge thank you to the McGuire family for sharing the Jacob Kern 1824-1895 and Marie Brovo Kern 1836-1881 portraits.
The Kerns were a big family. If I remember most were priests. Doesn't ring a bell. Father Kern was a builder of wagons and build many for the union during the war between the states. He built many wagons for B & B Rope which required many specially built wagons that could haul great weight. I have copies of some of the checks and invoices. ~Bryan Broderick
Kern history. Emilie's family manufactured wagons for the Union army. Lots here…not going thru now. according to isabelle 1920 census, jacob kern's mother's tongue is German
Jacob N. Kern, born September 8, 1824 in France; died February 25, 1895 in St. Louis, Missouri -
Marie A. Provo, born August 4, 1836 in French Village, Illinois; died April 28, 1881 in St. Louis,
More About Jacob N. Kern:
Children of Jacob Kern and Marie Provo are:
i. Catherine Kern, born Abt. 1853 in Missouri; died August 1, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri - Calvary Cemetery.
Siblings of Jacob Kern are:i. John Kern, born mar 17, 1814 in Sarraltroff, by sarrebourg, Fr. ; died August 25, 1856 in St. Louis, Missouri
ii. Katherine Kern, born may 24, 1825in France; died Oct 25, 1855 in Belleville, IL
iii. Victor Kern, born Feb 2, 1829 in Sarraltroff Lorraine; died December 25, 1901 in Glencoe Missouri
Per Carol Kern: Victor Kern born 1830 was the brother of Jacob Kern born 1827 and was the one who went to California and came back to St. Louis with $10,000 worth of gold. He bought apartment buildings with his gold and that provided his income. He lived with his niece Katherine Kern and then died in 1901 in Glencoe. iv. Marguerite Kern, born July 20, 1831 in French village, St Clair, Illinois, USA
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from a phone conversation between me (Jeanne) and Anne Bryan Broderick.
so much intermarriage and both languages...most bilingual. emilie spoke german before she was an english speaker. her kids spoke german in the hosue. arthur, john & angela were spoken to in german in the house. JKB sr spoke german until he was 6 years old. he was not allowed english until he started going to school, and he demanded haircut because he was a laughing stock, and needed haircut, clothes, and english speaking. Anne Bryan Broderick was surprised he did not have a german accent as he was an older man.
This is an incredible collection of letters regarding a somewhat scandalous series of events where Isabel Kern, who suffered from mental issues, paired with a priest and believed she was handling family business. However, the Kerns and Brodericks were horrified and took all necessary action to stop her. At one point she was even arrested. 26 pages attached here.
Kern family notes from Anne Bryan Broderick.
I find this interesting because Anne Bryan Broderick notes that St Agothas was built with "mostly" Jacob Kern's money. i did note in the jubilee publication from the church that many names were mentioned as benefactors, including the Kerns.
Beth McGuire contacted me as she found my Glencoe webpage after her aunt had mentioned it. I am very excited to visit with them on the phone. Beth mentioned her aunt has the original huge family image and it has a hair wreath on it. She sent me these images.
Nov 16, 2015 I had marguerite Scheffer Kern's image and Bryan just sent me the damaged image of the frame Anne BB sent him. It was damaged with some white chunks on his face. I cleaned it up and put it in the frame. Because both were the same kind of painting, it is obvious they were done together, (Jacob Kern's mother and Maria Kern's father). The two below are my 4th great grandparents. ~Jeanne
I was beyond elated when i uncovered this masterpiece. It came with a note that Emilie Broderick Kern drew her maternal grandfather. It is truly an amazing piece, and means so much more to me knowing that my great great grandmother was so talented to pass along a true treasure of my 4th great grandfather. ~Jeanne Broderick Shelton