“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.