My gg-grandfather was Karl August Hermann Kaun. He was born in Neustettin in 1878, migrated to England with his sister as a young lad, met and married Johanna Louisa Pieske in London, England in 1903, had 3 children and died of consumption in 1915 when his oldest son was only 10 yrs. old. Johanna and her 3 children returned to Neustettin after Karl's death (to live with Johanna's parents) and eventually immigrated to the USA in the 1920's.
Karl's oldest son (my great-uncle) is still living at the wise old age of 97 and I wish to share what little he remembers of his Kaun family in the hopes that someone will be able to connect!
Karl August Hermann Kaun (born 1878 in Neustettin) had 3 sisters and 2 brothers. My great-uncle does not remember the names of his grandparents (Karl's parents) although he did visit his Grandmother Kaun ("Grosse Mutter") in Neustettin when he was about 14 years old (1918). Grandfather Kaun had already died.
One of Karl's sisters married a KRAUSE and they had 2 or 3 children. They all lived in Neustettin.
Another sister married a MARZI (Italian) and they had 2 sons. This sister was the one that migrated to England with her brother Karl and was named as my great-uncle's Godmother on his Baptism Certificate. The Marzi family continued to live in England and it is my g-uncle's recollection that his aunt died there as well.
The third sister lived in Berlin, her husband died early and she remained a widow. It appears she was wealthy and my great-uncle inherited part of her money. He received his $430 inheritance in 1930 (year of death) and the inheritance receipt shows it came from the estate of PAULINE ULLRICH (Pauline Kaun m. Mr. Ullrich ??) who lived at "Brunnenstr.93."
One of Karl's brother's took care of cows (in Germany) and died at a young age when he went after a cow that went into a river and drowned.
Karl's 2nd brother immigrated to the USA and my great-uncle believes he lived and died in Elgin, IL (date of death believed to be prior to 1944) and he had an adopted son.
I would love to hear from and collaborate with anyone who believes any of the above information matches what they've learned!
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