This week in 1882, our (Great-) Grandfather Kappius was born. Happy Birthday, Great-Grandpa Josef!
Nobody would have called our 2nd and 3rd great-grandfather ‘Franziskus Xaverius’. In his hometown Haaren, he would have been known as ‘Reelen’s Xaver’.
Today we remember my father Jupp, whose family relations were a closed book for us for a long time.
This week 128 years ago, our 2nd (and 3rd) great-grandmother on the Cappius side passed away at the age of 68.
“Tante Rita” felt strongly about our family identity bound up with the house name Reelen.
On Monday, 19 August 2019, Cousin Katharina passed away at the good old age of 89. With her, we have lost a family historian to whom we owe much.
Reelen’s Konrad was the first of the Cappius clan to carry the “house name” of their farm in Haaren, Germany.
Today we remember my paternal grandmother Antonie Cappius née Lingemann.
Today we remember my paternal great-grandfather, last seen alive on the West Front in late 1915.