My great grandfather was Alois E Kaps, they used to call him Ollie for short. He was born in 1900, and died on Dec. 26, 1975. Married to Mary Hahn in 1922. Could this be my great grandfather? I don't have any info on his parents yet.
He used to tell me when I was a kid back in the early 70's that his grandfather was a drummer in the civil war. His relatives came from Prussia. Does this mean anything to anyone? I knew he had lots of siblings, but thought he had more than 5. One of his brothers died when he and my great grandma visited around Christmas in the early 70's. I do not remember the brother's name, but he was in Peoria, IL.
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