According to information I have, Charles Jacob (Carl) Cloessner is my great-great grandfather b. 1808 in Hamburg Germany; d. 5 May 1894; married Susan Goodwin b. 1 Feb 1825 in Ga.His son, Charles Frederick Cloessner, b. 6 Oct 1853 in Louisiana, d. 5 Jan 1952, is my great grandfather. I have just begun my research into the ancestry of my great grandfather.Which one of Charles Jacob Cloessner's children is your ancestor?I would appreciate information about Charles Jacob Cloessner.The only information I have is from my aunt who told me that Charles Frederick Cloessner's father was smuggled by his father (a German official) on a French ship going to America when he was 14 years old because he was to be drafted to build the German army to satisfy the Kaizer's ambition for more territory.