Kilcher Family live away from the actual community growing their foods, hunting, and fishing for meat. They reside in a Homestead outside of Homer, Alaska. The bone-chilling nature of winters they face is challenging. Nevertheless, the family tackles every hardship thrown at their door by nature.
Kilcher family are the cast of Discovery TV series “Alaska The Last Frontier.” While the family may not do something new to please viewers the way they lead a self-sufficient life has made them famous. In this article, we bring you details on Kilcher family, how they are descended from Yule Kilcher and his wife Ruth Weber to current third-generation of Kilcher family Tree.
Kilcher Family Tree
Kilcher family is of Swiss descent, 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. His friend Ruth Weber manage to catch the last ship leaving Switzerland to America in 1941. Upon arrival, the two got married. Together the couple bore eight children. Atz Kilcher and Otto Kilcher are the sons and remaining are the girls; Wurtilla Hepp, Fay Graham, Catkin Kilcher Burton, Stellavera Kilcher, Mossy Kilcher, and Sunrise Sjoeberg.
The first generation of family Atz and Otto Kilcher has continued the legacy with children and grandchildren to the names. Atz Kilcher has four kids Shane, Atz Lee, Jewel and Nikos Kilcher while Otto has three kids Eivin, Levi and August Kilcher.
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 the homesteading survival skills from his mother. 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 has three children (Shane, Atz Lee, and Jewel Kilcher) from his first wife, Lenedra Carroll. He has another child name Nikos Kilcher from the relationship with a woman named Linda. Currently, Atz is married to Bonnie Dupree; she has two children from her previous husband who died of 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 mechanical things and figuring out how they worked from early years. No surprise he mastered in fixing machinery at a young age.
Otto is the father of three children; Eivin, Levi and August Kilcher. He and his first wife Olga Von Ziegesar have no kids together. After he married his second wife Sharon Mackemie, he had two sons Eivin and Levi Kilcher. Otto is now married to his third wife Charlotte Kilcher; together they have a son named August 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 reality TV star know 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.
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 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.
Atz Lee Kilcher Family Tree
Atz Lee Kilcher was born 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 more than ten years of wife Jane Kilcher who is also the part of the show. Despite 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.
Nikos Kilcher Family Tree
Nikos was born on March 7, 1984, as the youngest of the kid from his father, Atz Kilcher. The information about Nikos mother Linda is not available even the extent of her relationship with Atz is not known. Nikos is married to Kate Kilcher. However, the pair is yet to bear any kids between them.
Eivin Kilcher Family Tree
Eivin Kilcher born on March 06, 1983 and raised in Alaska. He is the son of Otto Kilcher and his second wife, Sharon Mackemie. He is the cast of discovery TV show “Alaska The Last Frontier” alongside other members of 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 “Jack of all trades” like his mechanic father, Otto Kilcher.
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 Mackemie. Not much is known about his personal even we don’t know if he is married.
August Kilcher Family Tree
August Kilcher is the youngest and only child of Otto Kilcher and his third wife, Charlotte Kilcher. August Kilcher was born in 1997 in Alaska. He grew up alongside wild nature of Alaska while equally aware of hardship that may come with freezing Alaskan winter. Growing up, he had interest in drama and has a good singing voice which may due to fact music runs in Kilcher family. August Kilcher is not married and does not have any kids.