|Posted By:||Eric Swedberg|
|Subject:||Re: Some KAESTNER graves in Morrison Co., MN|
|Post Date:||February 24, 2003 at 19:20:17|
|Forum:||Kaestner Family Genealogy Forum|
August Kastner and Karolina Kastner ARE Ernest's parents (making them my GGG grandfather and GGG grandmother)! They came into the United States on the Main, a ship leaving from Bremen to New York, on April 10, 1869. They listed their home as Alstadt (which I believe is Alstadten, a town very close to Bremen). Along with August and Caroline, they had their children, Ernst Kaestner (later changed to Ernest, my GG grandfather) age 9, Robert Kaestner, age 8, Erna Kaestner, age 7, Theresa Kaestner, age 3, and Caroline Kaestner, infant. This was exciting finding them, this is when the first direct ancestors of my mother entered the country. Wow!