Henry Kieselhorst (1857-1930) emigrated in 1880 from Germany to the United States. In 1883 he went back to Germany because of the death of his mother, and when returning two months later, met Anna Margarete Kruse on the ship. They were married in 1884, and settled on land near Americus, Lyon County, Kansas. In 1906 they moved to Montebello, California. Descendants and relatives lived in Kansas, Arizona, California and elsewhere.