Hi, my name too is Robert Awe. I grew up in Wood River, Illinois. I have heard of the other Robert Awe in the area but never did meet him. I do not think we are related, unless the connection is at least three generations back. My father, Roy H. Awe was an only son, born Sept 4, 1906, in Sawyerville, Ill. His father, Otto Awe, also an only son, was born in Germany about 1878 an came to Staunton, Illinois in 1902. Otto Awe had several sisters, some of who never married. However, I do know that my father had some cousins in Germany, but none that I knew of had surnames of Awe.
I have not been able to learn anything about Otto Awe's parents and whether any of the other Awe's in the US has similar roots. I would certainly be interested in hearing anything about Otto Awe's parents or sisters.