My dad was called "Bill" He was married to a woman who I think he called "Dess" and he had 5 children in this first marriage 2 boys Cornielus Leroy Kaps (Nealy) and William Kenneth Kaps "Jimmy". The girls were Wilma, Myrtle, and Ruth. Wilma was married to Harold Rich and Ruth was married to Bernard Rosebrough (not sure of the spelling) and Myrtle was married 2 or 3 times and I believe one was "Dugan" with a boy and a girl born to this union -- I do not remember other names but at one time she lived in Oklahoma and I visited a week with them. Myrtle, Ruth, Wilma, and C.L (Nealy) were musicians. They played several instruments and sang. I don't know if "Jimmy" was musical.
My dad William Robert Kaps had a sister named Emma who lived in or near San Francisco, California. There were several other brothers, and half-brothers and I believe another sister named Mary or Maria. The parents never learned to speak English and allowed only German to be spoken in the home. I would love to visit with any of my half-sisters or half-brothers and their off-spring. I think Myrtle's son was called Donnie and the girl was Raye or Ray. There was a rift between William (my dad) and his youngest daughter of the first marriage (Wilma).