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Atz Kilcher Biography – Atz Kilcher Wiki
Atz Kilcher is a star in the Discovery series Alaska: The Last Frontier, an artist, singer-songwriter, and author. He was born on September 2, 1947, to Yule Kilcher and Ruth Kilcher.
Yule Kilcher had come to Alaska in the 1940s, to escape wartime tensions in his native Switzerland. When Alaska granted him 160 acres near Kachemack Bay to homestead. In 1955, Yule was one of 55 delegates chosen to help write Alaska’s new state constitution. He also produced the first documentary of life on a homestead—A Pioneer Family in Alaska—which he exhibited all over Europe during the 1950s. In the 1960s, he served in the Alaska Senate, while Ruth, a poet and writer, penned a regular column for the Anchorage Daily News.
As the oldest male of eight children, Atz considers himself the protector of the family. Among countless other things, he must protect his brother Otto’s herd from the wide range of meat hungry predators where they graze. South Central Alaska is home to black bear, brown bear, wolves and coyotes that all consider Otto’s cattle their own meat supply. It is Atz Sr.’s job to ensure that is not the case. Were the predators to have their way, Otto’s herd would be decimated in a season. Atz, the range-rider, refuses to allow that to happen.
Atz keeps a home at the homestead, but spends most of his time in the summer at the head of the bay, the summer range, either by himself or accompanied by his wife, Bonnie. The head of the bay provides Atz with shelter, water and salmon for him to remain content and free from any contact with the outside world. He is free to watch over the cattle, play music, weave baskets, and most importantly, stockpile his needs for the winter.
Atz Kilcher Age
He was born on September 2, 1947, to Yule Kilcher and Ruth Kilcher as the oldest of eight children.
Atz Kilcher Wife
He is married to Bonnie Dupree. They have a son, Nikos Kilcher who is a part of the Discovery series Alaska: The Last Frontier.
Atz Kilcher First Wife
Atz Kilcher’s first wife was Lenedra Carroll, an American businesswoman, author, artist, and singer. She was born in 1952 in Alaska. During her marriage to Atz, she had three children, Shane Kilcher, Jewel Kilcher, and Atz Lee Kilcher. Her daughter Jewel Kilcher is a renowned Singer, and songwriter and the two sons Shane Kilcher and Atz Lee Kilcher are popular Television stars in a hit tv show: “Alaska: The Last Frontier.”
Atz Kilcher Children
Atz is father to four children, three sons, Shane Kilcher, Atz Lee Kilcher and Nikos Kilcher, and a daughter Jewel Kilcher. His oldest, Shane Kilcher, recently moved back to the homestead with his family. His daughter, Jewel, acquired the musical talents of the family, left the homestead at a young age and became a worldwide pop and country music star. Today, she lives with her son in Nashville, TN. His youngest sons, Atz Lee Kilcher and Nikos Kilcher, still live on the homestead today.
Atz Kilcher Net Worth
Atz Kilcher’s net worth is estimated to be $5 Million.
Atz Kilcher Illegitimate Child
Atz is father to four children. Three children with his first wife, Lenedra Carroll, who are Shane Kilcher, Jewel Kilcher, and Atz Lee Kilcher and one child, Nikos Kilcher, with his second wife, Bonnie Dupree.
Atz Kilcher Death
He is still alive and well!