Emperor Charlemagne

King Charles I of France (Charlemagne) is a grandfather to many persons in our family tree. As a result we have many kings, queens, dukes, duchesses, etc. as grandparents and cousins.


This tree is a frozen snapshot of my Henry Gelis-Caroline Lipke (widow Thomas) tree on Ancestry. All living people are without names or other information, but you may be able to find yourself. However, I have not tried to capture all the living members, so that many people are not in the tree, in which case you will need to find one of your parents or grandparents.

This tree is to deal with the Henry Gelis (41) who married the widow Lena Thomas (44, geb Lipke/Lempke) in Chicago 21 Aug 1902. I can account for almost all other Gelis people in Chicago at that time, but Henry is a puzzle that I am trying to figure out.

This version’s snapshot was download from Ancestry 23 Jun 2015 and has 13 people in 6 families.

For those who have an Ancestry account, Henry Gelis (1860-c1906) is at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14336020/person/92259539 and you can click on that to see him and then navigate to anyone else within the tree.

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Augustin Grignon

Augustin Grignon was a fur trader and general entrepreneur in the Fox River Valley in territorial Wisconsin, surviving into its early years of statehood.