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sharon (View posts)
Posted: 967643725000
I have a few names but no information.
There has to be more Kanis' out there.

KANNIESS Americanized to KANIES

Posted: 970944135000
Edited: 1134876776000
Wilhelm Ludwig KANNIESS son of Carl Johann KANNIESS and Caroline Charlotte WOIT(H) born 14 April 1847 married Emilie Auguste NEUMANN in Pommern. They immigrated between 1877 and 1881, settling in Chicago IL. The name was changed to KANIES. They had 3 known children in Pommern and 9 more known children in Chicago. Both Wilhelm and Emilie died in 1914.

still Kanis

Sandy (View posts)
Posted: 971168008000
My grandmother, Emma Matsen, was born and
raised in Denmark. She came to the US and
was married to Howard Herman Kanis who was
born in NJ. His father, Ernest Kanis, was
born in Germany. Thanks, but I think we are
from a different tree.


Sherril Martin (View posts)
Posted: 971443201000
My dad was Kenneth Kanis, son of George (Garret) Kanis, who was son of Burt (Garret) Kanis.

Burt Kanis emmigraded from Holland to the US in the early 1900's. Settled in Wisconsin. I will have to go thorough the rest of the family tree to get more information, if anyone is interested.

Kanis in Little Rock, Arkansas

Thoma Lile (View posts)
Posted: 978205045000
My great-grandfather, Ferdinand Kanis, emigrated from Saxony, Germany, around 1870. He worked in the steel mills in Pennsylvania for several years, before traveling to Little Rock, Arkansas, and homesteading 168 acres. My family still owns a large part of the original homestead. In Little Rock, a road and a city park are named after my great-grandfather: Kanis Road and Kanis Park.
Thoma Lile
Fort Worth, Texas

looking for family

Debbie Johnson (View posts)
Posted: 981616014000
My fathers name was William H Kanis. He passed away in 1971. I am looking for my half sisters and half brother.If this is you
sharon please email me back. I dont have alot of info on him and my aunt Vi is the last of the Kanis family that I know.
Please email me at if this is the right Sharon. Thanks Debbie (Kanis}


KAREN [Kanis ]POMANTE (View posts)
Posted: 983475321000
I too am a Kanis. my gram..Emma born in Denmark .We must be related. Her son[my dad] is Ernest kanis .Emma Kanis from N.J. passed away today 3/1/2001 at the age of 95 her birthday would have been the 13 th of this month. Her maiden name is Madsen. I have cousins I dont know about. Please contact me. would be great!


Patty (View posts)
Posted: 987593549000
My mother was Ann Kanis. Her father was a coalminer in Grassflat, PA. They emigrated from Strna Bstrka (sp), Czekoslovakia. That's all I know.

kanis family information

Elizabeth Kanis (View posts)
Posted: 990600799000
Posted: 994351122000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1097300397000
Hi, I'm Sandy Bailey, Barbara's half sister, your uncle Jack's daughter. I live in California. I only have up to Ernest Kanis from Germay, what do you have? You can contact me at hope to hear from you soon.
Sandy (Kanis)Bailey
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