Wilhelm Ludwig KANNIESS son of Carl Johann KANNIESS and Caroline Charlotte WOIT(H) born 14 April 1847 married Emilie Auguste NEUMANN in Pommern. They immigrated between 1877 and 1881, settling in Chicago IL. The name was changed to KANIES. They had 3 known children in Pommern and 9 more known children in Chicago. Both Wilhelm and Emilie died in 1914.