Carl Lavien, AKA Charles Lafean, born near Luebeck or Lubeck, Westphalia Region, Kingdom of Prussia (Germany) on 18 April 1835, to Anthony and Mary Myers Lavien. Carl had at least one brother and two sisters.
Carl Lavien went to Minden, sailed down the Weser to the port of Bremen and then sailed for the United States mid 1854, landing in Baltimore MD on 07 July 1854.
On the boat to the USA, Carl Lavien met the widowed Frederick Kottcamp of Minden, and his daughter Anna Marie Scharlotte Kottcamp who was born near Minden on 10 Feb 1838. Scharlotte's mother had died in her infancy. Frederick Kottcamp is "believed" to have been a farmer near Minden and he had "several" other daughters and "several" sons.
Carl Lavien, AKA Charles Lafean, Frederick Kottcamp and his daughter Anna Marie Scharlotte Kottcamp, AKA Charlotte Kottcamp, all settled near York PA.
Charles Frederick Lafean married Charlotte Kottcamp on 03 Feb 1856 in York PA.
One of Carl Lavien's sisters married a Hagemeir or Hintelmeir in Prussia (Germany), and one of their sons was believed to be living in South Dakota USA during the early 1900's.
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