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.