Thanks for those great links... I had a few of those but you discovered some new ones!! Especially about his Wife's potential sister.
I'm still trying to locate Charles Joseph Kantmann's parents (records show Saxony, and one record I have says Srrasbourg or Strasburg, Germany)... I know his father was a weatlhy merchant (per CJ's obit). But I have never found a record of his father's or mother's names/birthdates.
Thanks again for your help! That's what makes these genealogy website so great ... all the ways we help each other with the research.
I have access to lots of New England records if you ever need help out this way.