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Kobs FAmily

Posted: 24 Feb 2000 4:15PM GMT
Edited: 12 Jul 2001 4:40PM GMT
Am looking for more info on Kobs family. Martin Kobs , born 1838in Gernmany, married Augusta Fanaskie or Fannanske, born 1840 also in Germany.
Had son John, born 8/4/1862 in Germany. Immigration and Naturalization records show birth place as Posen, Prussia, Germany. Arrived in New York 6/11/1879, Naturilized 10/22/1888.
John married Amelia or Emily Bencks or Banks in 1884. Her two brothers August Bencks, DOB 8/13/1866 in Pommer, Germany, arrived New York 6/13/1983, and Albert Bencks, DOB 10/16/1864 in Germany. Arrived New York 8/12/1982, both Naturilized 10/22/1888.
A daughter Augusta, born 1868 in Germany, who married Patrick Egan.
Another son, William, DOB 4/6/1874 in Hakeil/ Nakeil/ Kakeil? Nakto, Prussia, Germany. Arrived New York in January, 1881. Naturalized 10/22/1888. William married Wilhemina Stolp.
Another son, Albert, born May of 1882 in Boston,Mass. Added another B to his name, Kobbs. He married Elizabeth Powers in 1904.
I am from Johns line. His children are, Bertha (1885-1888), August Martin (1886), Wilhemina (1888), John A (1891), Albert Frederick (1893-1957)my Grandfather, EdwardM (1895-1970), William H (1898), and Ethel (1901-1978.
Any names sound familiar to anyone?

Re: Kobs FAmily

Posted: 10 Jul 2001 4:35AM GMT
my name is kobs .i was born in boston my great grandfather was william, john ;s brother, i have found john oin the boston directory, 1885 lived in346 w econd ,boston worked in sugar house 1896 terra cotta worker,lived harding ct 1900 same 1910 lived 611e, third st south boston ,august m appears. hope to have mre information soon. do you have any other information. ?name of ship ,port in germany, date of john death ,place of burial. thank you michael kobs

Re: Kobs FAmily

Posted: 12 Jul 2001 4:14PM GMT
Edited: 12 Jul 2001 4:40PM GMT
Surnames: Kobs
Michael, was glad to get your e-mail. I forwarded it to my cousin in Mass. All my information I got from her.
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, she will have a lot more info. Happy Hunting, and keep in touch. Jeannie

Re: Kobs FAmily

Michael Kobs (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jul 2001 4:29PM GMT
Surnames: Kobs
I'm not sure I have done this right, so I will just tell you to e-mail Paula at She has all the info.

Re: Kobs / Fannanske Family

Marj Golub (View posts)
Posted: 24 Apr 2003 11:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fannanske McKellar
I have an interest in the Fannanske family. My great aunt Margaret McKellar was married to William "Will" Benjamin Fannanske in Boston. I don't have real good dates on him but it appears they married about 1888 when he was 22 years old. That would put his birth at about 1866, On the 1910 census (he was 36 years old), it states that while he was born in Mass., both his parents were born in Germany. He died in 1913 and is buried in a cemetary in Dorchester, MA. He and my g-aunt had no children.

After he died, my aunt took back her maiden name and sort of never spoke of him again. And, perhaps for the same reason, the family never even talked about the fact she had been married. While I was very close to my aunt who died when I was about 13, I had no idea she had been married. My sister and I located his grave this past year but it has no marker and my aunt is buried on the other side of the cemetary with her parents.

I am curious about his family, where in Germany they came from, if this is an unusual name, etc. Maybe you might have some information you would be willing to share. Thanks in advance!
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