June 17th 2008

Dear Cori –

I apologize about not writing sooner, but have been extremely busy over the past couple of months, culminating with a family trip back to Germany and Austria the end of May and first week of June.

Unfortunately I did not get the chance to visit the family home area around Pfalzdorf, mostly due to the fact that I could not find the genealogy book that had the town name in it.
I discovered it after we got home, and realized that we were staying only a few kilometers south of there.  I am rather disappointed with myself about that.

First, let me bring you up to speed on this particular branch of the Imig Family.

My name is John Warner Imig, I am 39 years old and live in Peoria (greater Phoenix), Arizona.

My Great-Grandfather’s part of the family originated in Seward, Nebraska (after the family emigrated from Germany). My Great-Grandfather was Louis Imig, a travelling hat salesman. He was born sometime in the early 1880’s. My Grandfather was Warner Louis Imig, born in Sioux City, Iowa in 1913 and died in Mesa, Arizona in 2005 at the age of 92. He was a graduate of Yankton College in Yankton, SD, with a degree in Music. He and my Grandmother moved to Boulder, Colorado in the 1930’s, when he got a teaching job (and eventually went on to become Dean of Music) at the University of Colorado-Boulder from 1937 to 1978, when he retired. The School of Music at CU-Boulder is named after him. He married Norma Rapalee (sp?) in 1937. They had three children: Warner Gerry Imig (my Father), born 1940 in Boulder, CO, died 1991 in Denver, CO; Betsy Jill Imig, born 1942, lives in Boulder; Jenny Lynn Imig, born 1945, lives in Denver. My Father married my mother, Virginia Louise Norris in 1965 in Boulder. I was born in 1968 in Salida, Colorado. I have one sister, Sarah (lives in Denver), who was born in 1970 in Salida, CO. I married Carin Elaine Kish in 1993 in Lakewood, Colorado. We have two children, Bradley Warner, born in Denver in 1998 and Brian David, born in Glendale, Arizona in 2002. Bradley is the 4th generation of Imig to have the name Warner. My wife and I relocated to Arizona in early 2000 to get a change of pace, and are planning on staying here at least until we retire in the next 10 years or so. I recently completed by Master of Science Degree in Information Technology Management, and am currently the Operations Division Manager for the City of Peoria Information Technology Department. My wife is a CPA by education, and currently handles public housing, HUD grants and other neighborhood service functions for the City of Peoria.

Alice Imig Stipak in California has a large amount of information on the family. Her branch settled in California many years ago. I have not corresponded with her recently, but her e-mail address I have on file is alice@stipak.com.

Hopefully that helps.

If I can do any more to help you, please let me know.

Warm regards,


John Imig

9333 W. Melinda Lane

Peoria, AZ 85382



From Paul Imig

Sent June 16th, 2008


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