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Christian Kastner/Leonhard Castner
Posted by: Sandy Norton Date: July 11, 1999 at 13:28:04
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I have a "new" request. I'm searching for information on Leonhard Castner, father of Christian Castner (Kastner) b. 15 Dec. 1686 in Lauf and d. 27 May 1751 in Thaleischweiler-Fröschen. Christian was the father of Philip Peter Kastner, (Cosner)the immigrant who is the beginning of many of the Cosner families in America.

Christian also had one brother I know of, Johanne Leonhard Castner, who was also born in Lauf 25 July 1684.

Christian first showed in the records of Thaleeischweiler-Fröschen in abt. abt 1720's (no records prior to that). So, when and why did he arrive, where is his brother, did he have other siblings? Also, where was Leonhard born, where did he go after he left Lauf ? The records there are fairly complete, and he doesn't appear in the death records, or have any more birth records listed.

This piece of the family is a puzzle to me. Being carpenter's ,as Leonhard was as well as Christian, they sometime moved around alot. Has anyone run into anything in their search of Germany that might fit with this family?


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