Leitsch Family Tree

Thanks to the Leitsch family members who have contributed their invaluable information: Ann Miller, Carol and Jerry Weisdock, Karen and Rich Orpneck, Joy and George Friess, Mary Miller, Nancy Weber, Sheryl Saar, Janet Weil, James Leitsch, and Bill Knapp.  This is our heritage.  Let's preserve it for future generations!  Special thanks go to Eric Gerstbrein for sharing his information on the Gerstbrein line!

* Last updated 6 May 2003 *

Sophia Leitsch Gerstbrein immigrated to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania -- date unknown -- from Germany.  Franz Joseph Leitsch immigrated to Pittsburgh in 1887 (possibly on 18 May 1887 from Hamburg Port) from Wissels, Germany.  Magnus Leitsch immigrated to Pittsburgh about 1886.  William Leitsch possibly immigrated to Pittsburgh aboard the ship Westernland, from Antwerp, Belgium to New York port on 15 Augu 1893 - intended destination was Etna, PA.

1  Johann Georg Leitsch
.  +Rose Diel  d: Bef. Sep 1871
.  2  Franz Joseph Leitsch  b: 21 Sep 1861  d: 23 Apr 1937  (photo)
....  +Maria Nuchter  b: 28 Sep 1872  m: 28 Jun 1898  d: 30 May 1933
....  3  William Laurence Leitsch  b: 23 Aug 1901  d: 20 Aug 1982
.......  +Marie E. Hoffman  b: 7 Jul 1903  m: 27 Aug 1924  d: 2 Jun 1968
.......  4  Robert William Leitsch
..........  +Colleta Homberg  b: 1926  d: 1981
..........  5  Donna Leitsch
.............  +Art Berberich
..........  5  Robert Leitsch
.............  +Bonnie Tritinger
..........  5  James Leitsch
.............  +Debbie Flock
.............  6  Mark Leitsch
..........  *2nd wife of Robert Leitsch: Elva Wissner
.......  4  Charles Anthony Leitsch  b: 5 Jun 1927  d: 12 Jul 1985
..........  +Elizabeth Minnie Patterson  m: 5 Apr 1951
..........  5  Charles Anthony Leitsch, Jr.
..........  5  Linda Elizabeth Leitsch
.............  +William Gary States
..........  *2nd husband of Linda Leitsch: Scott Strider
.............  6  Nicholas Strider
.......  4  Janet Clare Leitsch
..........  +William Weil
..........  5  William Charles Weil
.............  +Sandra M. Debski
..........  5  Lori M. Weil
.............  +William P. Hogan
.............  6  Allison Hogan
....  3  Anna Margaret Leitsch  b: 21 Jan 1903  d: 15 Sep 1998
.......  +John Joseph Miller  b: 15 Jul 1908  m: 23 Sep 1931  d: 22 Oct 1996
.......  4  Howard John Miller
..........  +Gloria Grace Von Vreckin
..........  5  Sandra Lee Miller
.............  +Nick Alvaro
.............  6  Anthony Joseph Alvaro
.............  6  Christoper Lee Alvaro
..........  *2nd Husband of Sandra Lee Miller: Mark Bianco
.............  6  Samuel Bianco
..........  5  Beverly Jo Miller
.............  +Douglas Peterson
.............  6  Jacqueline Kelley Peterson
..........  5  Donna Sue Miller
.............  +Denis Tunguz
.............  6  Henryk Tunguz
.............  6  Andrew Tunguz
.......  4  Jean Ann Miller  b: 7 Nov 1933  d: 27 Oct 1975
..........  +William Barbary  b: 7 Dec 1931  m: 9 Jun 1954
..........  5  William Joseph Barbary
.............  +Debra Guensch
.............  6  Scott Michael Krovitskie (legally adopted by step-father)
................  7  Kayla Marie Krovitskie
..........  *2nd Wife of William J. Barbary: Debbie Lindahl
.............  6  Matthew Barbary
.............  6  Kristyn Barbary
..........  *3rd wife of William J. Barbary: Cindy Fisher
..........  5  Lynn Marie Barbary  b: 28 Aug 1956  d: 4 Jan 1972
..........  5  John Alfred Barbary
.............  +Lisa Merlino
..........  *2nd wife of John Alfred Barbary: Susan Dolla
.............  6  Samuel Evan Barbary
..........  5  Richard James Barbary
.............  +Donna Slaybaugh
..........  *2nd wife of Richard J. Barbary: Donna Lee Cicchetti  b: 10 Feb 1955  d: 15 Oct 1997
..........  5  Mary Jean Barbary
.............  +Steven Ross
.............  6  Mitchell William Ross
.............  6  Emily Ross
..........  5  Eileen Katherine Barbary
.............  +David Mauger
.............  6  Jessica Mauger
..........  *2nd husband of Eileen K. Barbary: William Hasker
.............  6  William Robert Hasker
.......  4  Karen Marie Miller
..........  +Richard Orpneck
..........  5  Julie Lynn Orpneck
..........  5  Steven Richard Orpneck
..........  5  Lauren Jean Orpneck
..........  5  Christy Anne Orpneck
....  3  Sophia Rose Leitsch  b: 23 Oct 1904  d: 15 Aug 1976
.......  +Clarence E. Burkhart
.......  4  Rose Marie Burkhart
.......  4  Mary Lee Burkhart
....  3  Frieda Juliana Leitsch  b: 19 May 1906  d: 10 May 1977 (photo)
.......  +Otto Francis Miller  b: 20 Nov 1893  m: 23 Jan 1925  d: 23 Sep 1968
.......  4  (for descendants see Otto Miller)
....  3  Joseph Anthony Leitsch  b: 19 Apr 1909  m: 30 Nov 1927  d: Aug 1981
.......  +Catherine Goebeler  b: 15 Mar 1910  d: 23 Feb 1959
.......  4  Catherine Mae Leitsch
..........  +Philip Karavlan
..........  5  Philip Joseph Karavlan
.............  +Donna Hawthorne
.............  6  Philip Douglas Karavlan
.............  6  Stephanie Amber Karavlan
..........  5  Sandra Lynn Karavlan
..........  5  Susan Catherine Karavlan
.............  +Thomas Michael Kubiak
.............  6  Machelle Mae Kubiak
.............  6  Sean Thomas Kubiak
.......  4  Nancy Jean Leitsch
..........  +Robert John Weber
..........  5  Darlene Kay Weber
..........  5  Robert Joseph Weber
.............  +Cecelia Ann Minehart
.............  6  Ashley Ann Weber
.............  6  Brittney Lian Weber *twin
.............  6  Courtney Lara Weber *twin
..........  5  Edward Allen Weber
....  *2nd Wife of Joseph Anthony Leitsch: Eleanor Martha Helbling
.......  4  Joseph Michael Leitsch
..........  +Ann Hollenberger
..........  5  Joseph Anthony Leitsch
....  3  Marie Walburga Leitsch  b: 7 Dec 1910  d: 28 Sep 1981
.......  +Edmund Carl Lau  b: 10 Apr 1909  d: 14 Dec 1988
.......  4  Joy Helene Lau
..........  +George David Friess
..........  5  George David Friess, Jr.  b: 12 Feb 1970  d: 12 Feb 1970
..........  5  Michelle Marie Friess
..........  5  Jason David Friess
..........  5  Kevin Scott Friess
....  3  Helen Therese Leitsch  b: 28 Dec 1911  d: 22 May 1946
.......  +William Smith  b: 17 May 1910
.......  4  James Stewart Smith  b: 29 May 1938
.......  4  Carol Jean Smith
..........  +Jerrold Weisdock
..........  5  Sheryl Ann Weisdock
.............  +Andrew Wickline
..........  5  Jean Marie Weisdock
.............  +Lester Ernest Swanson
..........  *2nd Husband of Jean Marie Weisdock: Irwin Bernstein
.............  6  Zachary Allen Bernstein
.............  6  Aaron Michael Bernstein
.............  6  Joel Benjamin Bernstein
.......  4  Dorothy Ann Smith  b: 30 Mar 1944
....  3  Frank Richard Leitsch  b: 3 Oct 1915  m: 3 Sep 1938  d: 6 Mar 1948
.......  +Alice Theresa Watkins  b: 29 Jun 1917  d: 22 Jan 1985
.......  4  Arlene Clara Leitsch  b: 4 Aug 1939  m: 27 Jun 1959  d: 2 Feb 1998
..........  +Thomas Anthony Saar  b: 20 Apr 1938  d: 6 Jan 1992
..........  5  Thomas Anthony Saar, Jr.
.............  +Christina Macy
.............  6  Natalie Jane Saar
.............  6  Ryan Corbin Saar
.............  6  Adam Joseph Saar
..........  5  Joseph August Saar
.............  +Wendy Jo Callahan
.............  6  Joseph August Saar
.............  6  Justin Thomas Saar
..........  5  Cynthia Ann Saar
..........  5  Suzanne Lynn Saar
.............  +Ferris John Anthony II
.............  6  Mark Christopher Anthony
.............  6  Ferris John Anthony III
.............  6  Mitchell Thomas Anthony
.............  6  Melinda Rose Anthony
..........  5  Lisa Ann Staar (*surname changed)
..........  5  Bonnie Ann Saar
.............  +Mohammed Djilali-Bouzina
..........  5  Sheryl Ann Saar
..........  5  Kristina Ann Saar
.  2  Sophia Leitsch  b: 1 January 1867  d: 1899
....  +Louis Gerstbrein  b: 14 Jan 1868  m: 13 Sep 1887  d: 10 Jan 1929
....  3  Rose T. Gerstbrein  b: 2 Feb 1888
.......  +Eugene Knapp  b: 28 Jun 1885  m: 24 Jun 1908  d: June 1963
.......  4  Rosemary Margaret Knapp  b: 1 May 1909  d: 29 July 2000
..........  +Walter Joseph Sperling  b: 18 Sep 1896  m: 7 Feb 1934  d: 24 Jun 1969
..........  5  Walter Joseph Sperling, Jr.
.............  +Donna Claire Dorsch
.............  6  Walter Joseph Sperling III
................  +Janet Megan Succop
................  7  Emma Margaret Sperling
................  7  Megan Augusta Sperling
................  7  Walter Joseph Sperling IV
.............  6  Desiree Ann Sperling
................  +Kevin Lee Courtoy
.............  6  J. Jarett Dorsch Sperling
................  +Stephanie Klenk
................  7  Noah Josef Sperling
..........  5  Janet Rosemary Sperling
.............  +John Notaro
.............  6  John Notaro
.............  6  Mary Michele Notaro
.............  6  Charles Robert Notaro
.............  6  Troy Joseph Notaro
................  +Patty Steenbeke
................  7  Tyler Notaro
.......  4  Richard Knapp  b: Dec 1910  d: 18 Feb 1911
.......  4  Mildred T. Knapp  b: 15 Feb 1912  d: 4 Mar 2001
..........  +Joseph A. Novak  b: 18 Apr 1909  m: 23 Nov 1936  d: abt. Jul 1974
..........  5  Raymond Novak
..........  5  Gary Novak
.......  4  Eugene A. Knapp
..........  +Amelia Miller
..........  5  Eugene Dennis Knapp
..........  5  Terrence Knapp
..........  5  Brian Knapp
..........  5  Janice Knapp
.......  4  Alberta H. Knapp
..........  +Joseph Francis Lerch
..........  5  Joseph Lerch
.......  4  Norbert A. Knapp  b: 16 Nov 1917  d: Aug 1987
.......  4  Alquin Knapp
..........  +Betty M. Peterson
..........  5  John Alquin Knapp
.............  +Barbara Clark
.............  6  Amy Knapp
.............  6  Joseph Knapp
..........  5  James Earl Knapp
..........  5  William Thomas Knapp
.............  +Diana L. Beardsley
.............  6  Dana Knapp
.............  6  Andrea Knapp
.............  6  William Knapp
.............  6  Scott Knapp
.............  6  Lindsey Knapp
..........  5  Jill Beth Knapp
.............  +Paul E. Zotter
.............  6  Ian Zotter
.............  6  Kate Zotter
.............  6  Rachel Zotter
.......  4  Bob Knapp
.......  4  Audrey Knapp
..........  +Regis O'Rourke
..........  5  Regis O'Rourke
..........  5  Daniel E. O'Rourke
.............  +Dorothy Wojtovich
.............  6  Evan R. O'Rourke
.............  6  Sean J. O'Rourke
............. *second wife of Daniel E. O'Rourke: Christine Young
..........  5  Terry O'Rourke
.............  +Robert Charland
.......  4  Robert Knapp
..........  +Esther
..........  5  Robert Knapp
.......  4  Clyde Louis Knapp
....  3  Mary Juliana Gerstbrein  b: 22 Jun 1889  d: 1937  (photo)
.......  +Frank Witsch  b: 9 Jun 1889  m: 11 Feb 1914  d: 1952
.......  4  Rosemarie Witsch  b: 2 Dec 1914  d: 24 Dec 1966
..........  +Howard Smith
..........  5  Roberta Smith
..........  5  Carol Smith
.............  +Joseph Tarby
..........  5  Robert Smith
..........  5  Marilyn Smith
.............  +Joseph Nyst
..........  5  David Smith
.......  4  Frank Witsch, Jr.  b: 1 Mar 1916  d: 16 Jul 1980
..........  +Anna Eckhardt
..........  5  Frank E. Witsch
..........  5  James M. Witsch
..........  5  Shirley J. Witsch
.......  4  Rita S. Witsch  b: 16 Sep 1917  d: 23 Dec 1986
..........  +George Friess
..........  5  Cecilia Marie Friess
.............  +Edward Braun
.............  6  Edward Braun
.............  6  Mark Braun
..........  5  George David Friess
.............  +Joy Helene Lau
.............  6  George David Friess, Jr.  b: 12 Feb 1970  d: 12 Feb 1970
.............  6  Michelle Marie Friess
.............  6  Jason David Friess
.............  6  Kevin Scott Friess
.......  4  Helen Witsch  b: 29 Oct 29 1919  d: 10 Sep 1977
..........  +Jack Alwine
..........  5  Jackie Alwine
..........  5  Ronald Alwine
.......  4  Delores Witsch
..........  +Joseph Meyer
.  2  Phillip Leitsch
.  second wife of Johann G. Leitsch: Benedicta Dickelmann
.  2  Magnus Leitsch  b: 14 Jun 1872  d: 8 April 1929 (photo)
....  +Anna M. Hahner  b: 3 Aug 1873  m: 14 Jun 1898  d: 1927
....  3  Mary Hildegarde Leitsch  b: 28 Mar 1899  d: 12 Jul 1983
....  3  Edward Francis Leitsch  b: 9 Oct 1900  d: bef. 1910
....  3  Oscar Joseph Leitsch  b: 21 Aug 1902  d: 16 Feb 1990
.......  +Matilda Margaret Shipe  b: 11 Aug 1911  d: 18 Dec 1977
.......  4  Janet Leitsch
..........  +William Crepps
....  3  William Edward Leitsch  b: 13 Oct 1906  d: 10 Jan 1972
.......  +Clara Marion McAuley  b: 1 Feb 1910  d: Jan 1985
.......  4  Edward D. Leitsch
.......  4  Gerald R. Leitsch
.......  4  Mary Ann Leitsch
.......  4  Beatrice E. Leitsch
.......  4  Donald R. Leitsch  b: 28 Oct 1934  d: 12 Apr 1982
....  3  Marion Leitsch  b: Jan 1909  d: bef. 8 May 1951
.......  +Frank Bock
.......  4  Frank Bock, Jr.
.......  4  James Bock
....  3  Joseph Magnus Leitsch
.......  +Bertha Bigelow  b: 25 Apr 1920  m: 25 Apr 1938  d: 27 May 1999
.......  4  James T. Leitsch
..........  +Hallie Wark
..........  5  Christopher Leitsch
..........  5  Beth Ann Leitsch
.............  +Jonathan Hodge
.............  6  Michael Hodge
.............  6  Katherine Hodge
..........  5  Brian Leitsch
..........  5  Brent Leitsch
.......  4  Gary Leitsch
..........  +Marilyn Wysocki
..........  5  Benjamin Leitsch
..........  5  Emily Leitsch
..........  5  Rachel Leitsch

William Leitsch was a cousin to Frank, Sophia, Magnus, and Philip Leitsch.  The exact relationship is unknown.

1  Wendelin Leitsch
.  +Elisabeth Kraus
.  2  William Leitsch  b: 27 May 1869  d: 27 Apr 1930
....  +Victoria Hohmann  b: 17 Apr 1870  m: 26 Apr 1898
....  3  Helen Leitsch (possibly a fostered child)
....  3  Conrad Leitsch (possibly a fostered child)
....  3  Bertha Victoria Leitsch  b: 29 Apr 1899
.......  +? Mattern
....  3  Raymond Leitsch  b: 16 Jun 1901  d: 11 Apr 1985
.......  +Anna Hendler  b: abt. 1897  d: 22 Jun 1967
.......  4  William Leitsch
.......  4  Robert Leitsch
.......  4  Loretta Leitsch
.......  4  Rose Marie Leitsch
.......  4  Alberta Leitsch  b: abt. 1935  d: 25 Jun 1993
..........  +? Staley
....  3  Marie Leitsch  b: abt. 1908

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