Kilcher Family Tree: Know the descendants of Yule Kilcher and Ruth Weber

Kilcher Family lives in an isolated community of Homer, Alaska. Not just any usual lifestyle Kilchers are homesteaders and hardship is part of their way of life. Growing foods of own, hunting, fishing, and raising livestock are some of the traits while wilderness and freezing cold winters are ever-present obstacles. Pioneered by Yule Kilcher and Ruth Weber the homesteading culture is descended to new generations of Kilchers. The family lifestyle is also featured in the Discovery Channel reality show “Alaska The Last Frontier.” In this article, we will break down the Kilcher family tree and how they are related.

Yule Kilcher and Ruth Kilcher with their eight kids
Yule Kilcher and Ruth Kilcher alongside eight children

Kilcher Family Tree

Kilcher descended from Switzerland. Yule Kilcher( Born: 1913, Died: 1998) was the first from the family to step on American soil. As the tension for the second world war was building, he left Switzerland and came to America in 1936. Meanwhile, Ruth Weber manages to catch the last ship leaving Switzerland for America in 1941. Upon arrival, the two got married. Together the couple gave birth to eight children. Two sons: Atz Kilcher and Otto Kilcher, and six daughters Wurtilla Hepp, Fay Graham, Catkin Kilcher Burton, Stellavera Kilcher, Mossy Kilcher, and Sunrise Sjoeberg.

Killcher FamilyTree
Kilcher Family Tree

The first generation of the family, Atz and Otto Kilcher continues the legacy with children and grandchildren. Atz Kilcher has four Shane, Atz Lee, Jewel, and Nikos Kilcher while Otto has three Eivin, Levi, and August Kilcher.

Kilcher sisters
Kilcher Sisters

Atz Kilcher family Tree

Atz Kilcher was born on September 2, 1947, in Homer Alaska. He is the eldest of eight children from his parents Yule and Ruth Weber. Growing up, Atz learned homesteading skills from his parents. There were no modern facilities even Atz had to collect coal for firewood. Atz and his siblings would turn to stories and songs as a means of entertainment. Atz is a musician and singer. His mother Ruth had a beautiful voice and taught her kids to appreciate music. Well, Apple did not fall far from the tree.

Atz Kilcher and Bonnie Dupree
Atz Kilcher with his wife, Bonnie Dupree

Atz Kilcher has three children (Shane, Atz Lee, and Jewel Kilcher) from his first wife, Lenedra Carroll. He has another son Nikos Kilcher from a relationship with a woman named Linda. Currently, Atz is married to Bonnie Dupree; she has two children from her previous husband who died of the disease.

Otto Kilcher Family Tree

Otto Kilcher was born in 1952 as the 6th child of Yule and Ruth Kilcher. He had a love for tinkering with mechanical things and figuring out how they worked from the early years. No surprise he mastered fixing machinery at a young age.

Otto is the father of three Eivin, Levi, and August Kilcher. He and his first wife Olga Von Ziegesar have no kids together. After marrying his second wife Sharon Mackemie, Otto had two sons Eivin and Levi Kilcher. Otto is now married to his third wife Charlotte Kilcher, together they have a son  August Kilcher.

Levi Kilcher Otto kilcher and Sharon Mackemie
Otto Kilcher and his second Wife Sharon Mackemie with their eldest son Levi Kilcher

As for Charlotte, she has not shared anything regarding her previous husband. However, she had a son named Torrey with him.

Shane Kilcher Family Tree

Shane Kilcher is a reality TV actor known for his family TV show “Alaska The Last Frontier.” He was born on May 5, 1971, as the eldest son of Atz Kilcher and Lenedra Carroll. Shane is married to his high school sweetheart Kelli Ware Kilcher. Together the couple is blessed with four kids; Keena Tarik, Jareth, Reid, and Jenna Kilcher.

Shane Kilcher wife and kids
Shane and Kelli Kilcher with their kids

Jewel Kilcher Family Tree

Jewel Kilcher is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress, author, and poet. She was born on May 23, 1974, as the second of kids from her parents Atz Kilcher and Lenedra Carroll. Jewel takes the music reputation of the family to a whole new level, she has received four Grammy Award nominations and has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. She was married to pro rodeo cowboy Ty Murray for nearly six years. From the relationship, she has a son Kase Townes Murray. Currently, Jewel is single.

Jewel Kilcher husband and son
Jewel Kilcher and her ex-husband, Ty Murray with their son

Atz Lee Kilcher Family Tree

Atz Lee Kilcher was born on August 26, 1977, as the third child of Atz Kilcher and Lenedra Carroll. He is a TV star known for his family TV show “Alaska The Last Frontier.” He is married to Jane Kilcher more than fifteen years of wife, who is also part of the show. Despite their long married life, they do not bear any kids together. From ex-spouse, Atz has a son, Etienne Kilcher and Jane has a daughter, Piper.

Piper and Eitenne Kilcher

Nikos Kilcher Family Tree

Nikos was born on March 7, 1984, as the youngest of the kid of Atz Kilcher and Linda. The information on Nikos’s mother is not available however we can tell Linda was in Atz’s Life before his current wife Bonnie Dupree. Nikos is married to Kate Kilcher. The pair have a son, Chandra Love Kilcher, born on 22nd April 2019.

Nikos Kilcher and his wife
Nikos Kilcher and his wife, Kate

Eivin Kilcher Family Tree

Eivin Kilcher was born on March 06, 1983, and raised in Alaska. He is the son of Otto Kilcher and his second wife, Sharon Mackie. He is the cast of the discovery TV show “Alaska The Last Frontier” alongside other members of the Kilcher family. Eivin learned the trait of fixing equipment and machinery from his father. He uses heavy equipment like excavators and backhoes to perform dirt work and landscaping around the homestead. He is a “Jack of all trades” like his mechanic father, Otto Kilcher.

Eivin and Eve Kilcher Children
Eivin and Eve Kilcher Children

Eivin is married to his childhood friend Eve Matkins. Together they have two children; a son Findlay Farenorth Kilcher (born on November 24, 2013), and a daughter Sparrow Rose Kilcher (Born on September 28, 2015).

Levi Kilcher Family Tree

Levi Kilcher was born on March 9, 1981, as the eldest son of Otto Kilcher and his second wife, Sharon Mackie. Levi is an explorer, and scientist working for NREL’s ocean energy resource assessment and site characterization activities. Apart from his profession, he is also part of the Kilcher family show Alaska: The Last Frontier. He is married to his wife Jessie and the couple has a baby named Jade.

Levi Kilcher with his father Otto and baby Jade (L) and his wife Jessie(R).
Levi Kilcher with his father Otto and baby Jade(L) and his wife Jessie(R).

August Kilcher Family Tree

August Kilcher is the youngest and only child of Otto Kilcher and his third wife, Charlotte Kilcher. August was born in 1997 in Alaska. He grew up alongside the wild nature of Alaska while equally aware of the hardship that may come with freezing Alaskan winter. Growing up, he had an interest in drama and has a good singing voice which may be due to the fact music runs in the Kilcher family. August Kilcher is not married and does not have any kids.

August kilcher
August Kilcher, Youngest son of Otto and Charlotte Kilcher


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