I am a direct decendent,(great grandson an unknown number of times) of Johann De Kalb, a major general in the American Revolution. He was at Valley Forge and he and his friend, The Marquis De Lafayette, both American sypathizers obtained their commisions from Silas Deane and were friends of General Washington. He fought and later died from his wounds (11 total) at the battle of Camden. I am trying to find other people that may be a decendent of my Great Grandfather, Later by another but more recent Great Grandfather dropped the "De" in De Kalb, leaving us with just Kalb as a surname. As I get more information I will post it.