Do you have information on the Kurzenknabe descendants in your family? I think we could be distantly related, I have a great great great grandfather, Ludvig Kurzenknabe who was born in Hochenkirchen, Prussia (at the time) in 1864 and then came to the U.S., he had a daughter named Anna Gertrude Kurzenknabe born in 1858. The only discrepancy is that I have Ludvig as being married to a Sabine Sabina Brock (Anna Gertrude's mother), and then a Christine (unknown maiden name) as a second wife. Maybe Ludvig had a brother I don't know about? Looking forward to hearing from you.