Michael, was glad to get your e-mail. I forwarded it to my cousin in Mass. All my information I got from her.
This is from IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION records:
JOHN KOBS DOB 8-4-1862 Birthplace : Posen, Prussia, Germany Arrived in New York 6/11/1879 Naturalized 1-22-1888 Cert. # 197-174 WILLIAM KOBS DOB 4-6-1874 Birhtplace : Nakto, Prussia, Germany Arrived in New York January , 1881 Naturalized 10-26-1898 Cert. # 241-169 Send e-mail to Paula at MWBertelet@aol.com
, she will have a lot more info. Happy Hunting, and keep in touch. Jeannie