Hello. My name is Karen Kapaun Jones. My grandfather, Emil L Kapaun b. 25 Aug 1882 and according to New York Passenger List, his last home was Mickelsdorf, Austria. His wife, my grandmother Martha Skrypek (spelled numerous ways), b. 1890 in NY, were married in Minnesota, and moved to St. Leo, Omro, Yellow Medicine Minnesota, where they raised my father (Edmund Casimir Kapaun, and his siblings. ) Some of my family died and was buried in the St. Leo Cemetery. But, as my father, and his siblings grew, most of them made their way to St. Paul, Minnesota where they married, raised their families and died.
My grandfather, Emil Kapaun b. 25 Aug 1882 had several siblings including Emilie Kapaun Knaack b 1873 (Germany). The Knaacks settled in Underhill, Oconto, Wisconsin but I cannot say conclusively this is the Emilie Knaack that my grandfather Emil referred to on his ship immigration information. He says that his sister is Emilie Knaack and she is in Shakopee, Minnesota. But, the trail on how the Knaacks got to Wisconsin cannot be traced back to Shakopee. So, is this Emilie Knaack my grandmother's sister - maybe, and the birth dates might indicate that.
So, I am looking for information on her, Emilie Kapaun Knaack and any other siblings to my grandfather Emil Kapaun, and his parents. But, I do believe there is a link back to Mickelsdorf, Austria. I have seen that documented on other family member census information.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks. Karen Kapaun (KLKAPAUN@YAHOO.COM
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