Valentine & Katherine (Jiru) Bier Family

Bier, Valentine Family Portrait
Standing L-R: Caroline Bier, Anna (Sister Veronica) Bier, Amalia (Bier) Bott, Johanna Jiru, (Father) Charles Bier, Frank Bier, Louis Bier Seated L-R: Emily (Bier) Gassert, Frances (Bier) Hanauska, Katherine (Jiru) Bier, Valentine Bier, John Bier, Edward Bier

 

VALENTINE BIER, son of JOHANN BIER and VICTORIA BAAR, was born 14 Feb 1842 in Ketzelsdorf, Austria, and died 15 Jan 1922 in Janesville, Wisconsin. He married CATHERINE JIRU 11 Feb 1868 in St. Philomena’s, Ketzelsdorf. She was born 25 Nov 1842, daughter of JOHANNA, in Ketzelsdorf, Austria, and died 18 Mar 1933.

Children of VALENTINE BIER and CATHERINE JIRU are:

  1. JOHN A BIER, b. 08 Dec 1869, Ketzelsdorf, Austria; d. 09 Jan 1935.
  2. FRANCES BIER, b. 1870, Ketzelsdorf, Austria; d. 1965.
  3. LOUIS ALOYSIUS BIER, b. 1873, Ketzelsdorf, Austria; d. 01 Oct 1960, Monticello, Iowa.
  4. ANNA BIER, b. 1875, Ketzelsdorf, Austria; d. 13 Jun 1915, Oakland, California.
  5. FRANK W. BIER, b. 06 Feb 1878, Ketzelsdorf, Austria; d. 1945, Janesville, Wisconsin.
  6. CHARLES J. BIER, b. 01 Feb 1880, Ketzelsdorf, Austria; d. 02 Apr 1965, Janesville, Wisconsin.
  7. AMALIA M. BIER, b. 31 Jul 1882, Ketzelsdorf, Austria; d. 1968.
  8. CAROLINE A BIER, b. 27 Sep 1884, Wisconsin; d. 01 Nov 1953.
  9. EMILY T. BIER, b. 16 May 1887, Wisconsin; d. 16 Jan 1976.
  10. EDWARD ANTHONY BIER, b. 01 Sep 1889, Wisconsin; d. 02 Sep 1968, Janesville, Wisconsin.

 

The Meaning of Bier

Valentine:  The Beginning

Valentine Bier Family Overview

Valentine Bier Family Part II

Valentine Bier Family:  What Came Next?

Valentine Bier:  Settling In On The Rock Prairie

The Bier-Parr Connection

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Koclířov (Ketzelsdorf), Bohemia

 

BIER TRIP TO THE HOMELAND:  A 2015 Journey of Discovery

Bier Trip to the Homeland

Bier Trip to the Homeland:  Munich Themes and Variations

Bier Trip to the Homeland Part III:  Old is a Relative Term

Bier Trip to the Homeland Part IV:  A Brief Separation In Time and Space

Bier Trip to the Homeland Part V:  Alternate Facts

Bier Trip to the Homeland Part VI:  Wishin’ and Hopin’

Bier Trip to the Homeland Part VII:  A Ketzelsdorf Reunion

Eine Botschaft aus der Heimat – A message from the homelandEine 

Ketzelsdorf and Schönhengstgau updates

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