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William Kappes or Kapps (1832 - 1908)

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William Kappes or Kapps (1832 - 1908)

Posted: 30 Apr 2011 2:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kappes, Kapps, Widner, Weitner, Whitner, Withner
Thanks to anyone who has info on ancestors or descendants of William Kappes (a/k/a Kapps). Born around 1832 in Baden, Germany, William immigrated to the US in 1852, settling in Manhattan. There he married Catherine Widner (a/k/a Whitner, Weitner, Withner, etc.) from Darmstadt, Germany (1832-96). They had at least 8 children - Joseph, Louisa (Stump), Rose (Hesleitner), William, Nicholas, Katherine (O'Rourke), John & Michael. I know the descendants of the 3 daughters, but would love to hear from descendants of the boys, who seem to have lived in Manhattan, Brooklyn & West New York, NJ. Thanks to anyone who can offer info on this family line.

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