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Frank L. Kaspar and Frank Kaspar

Frank L. Kaspar and Frank Kaspar

Clark W Fobes (View posts)
Posted: 972808348000
Dear Kaspar family

I am researching two Frank Kaspars that were famous clarinet mouthpiece makers. Frank L was born in or near Pilsen, Bohemia in 1888
and emigrated to Chicago in 1904.

The other Frank was, I believe, born in 1902.
He was a cousin to Frank L. This Frank died in 1989 in Cicero Ill.

Any information on either of these venerated men would be greatly appreciated

Clark W Fobes

Re: Frank L. Kaspar and Frank Kaspar

Wayne Kasper (View posts)
Posted: 1045356802000
Classification: Query
My grandfather was the brother of Frank Kaspar from Cicero,IL..... My dad, changed the spelling Kaspar to Kasper as a young man.....I am aware of my great uncle's contribution to the mfg of dad played clarinet as did my grandfather, who died in 1948...he played in a symphony in California..... I didn't know much about Frank other than he also lived in Michigan and somehow was connected to the university there....twice in my life, perfect strangers have asked me if I was related to Frank Kaspar....both of these fellows were middle-aged clarinetists, and spoke highly of the mouthpieces produced by Kaspar....just now trying to do some research on this relative. Respectfully, Wayne Kasper

My husband is Wayne Kasper too!

Danell wife of another Wayne Kasper (View posts)
Posted: 1070455199000
Classification: Query
I just stumbled upon this board and will have to come back and read more. My husband's family is of Polish descent. Their original name was Kasprczk (pronounced Kaw-sp-shik but I am not sure of how to spell it). It was changed after WW1 by my husband's great grandfather.

Re: Frank L. Kaspar and Frank Kaspar

Posted: 1298053245000
Classification: Query
Hi Wayne, My grandfather was Frank Kaspar of Cicero and the cousin of Frank Kaspar who retired and went on to Michigan. What was your grandfathers name? Why did your grandfather change his name. Laurie (Kaspar) Borawski

Re: Frank L. Kaspar and Frank Kaspar

Posted: 1298055429000
Classification: Query
Hi Laurie,

I am a clarinetist and have been trying to research both your grandfather and his cousin who are very important figures the clarinet community. I would really like to ask you some questions about them if you are interested in helping my with my research. My e-mail is

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