Kappen Family Genealogy Forum
My great-great grandfather was a Herman Koeppen, born in 1830 in the Brandenburg area. He boarded a ship in Hamburg and came to the US in 1855. Fought with a Michigan mounted artillary unit during the Civil War and sustained a head wound when he was thrown from his horse. We believe that he met his wife at the hospital and they settled in Michigan somewhere. Don't remember her name off hand, but have it somewhere at home.
My aunt has done a lot of family history, but has been unable to get farther back on the Koeppen line. She suspects that he may have been born in Prenzlau, a small community north of Berlin, but I don't have any additional details. I could get you in touch with my aunt if you would like to find out if she knows any more.
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