I spoke with my parents tonight and asked them about this. From what I understand there were three brothers that came over from Germany. They went their seperate ways one in TN, one in MO and I'm not sure about the other. Samuel Kaneaster, my grandfather was the son of Alexander Kaneaster. Samuel was born August 12,1902 he died in 1997. I have just started researching all of this. I think Kaneaster is a very unusual name so there must be a tie somewhere don't you think?