My family was and is Protestant. When my older brother and sister and I were young, living in Massillon, Stark County, Ohio, my parents took us to St. John's Evangelical and Reformed (E & R) Church in Massillon. St. John's had been part of the German Reformed denomination. In 1956, the E & R denomination united with the Congregational denomination to form The United Church of Christ.
I was led to believe that St. JOhn's had been my grandfather's church before it became my dad's. That is where my brother and sister and I were baptized.
I am aware that there are a large number of Kauths in Wisconsin and also some in Illinois. I do not know the religious background of these Kauths.
The only information I have regarding the German history of my branch of the Kauths is what I already posted. I have learned that there was a Charlotte Kauth in Massillon. I believe she is buried in the Massillon Cemetery where my grandparents and dad are buried. I do not know much about her yet. but I am thinking she may have been older than my grandparents - possibly an aunt who preceded them to Stark County. My dad's siblings used to visit every Sunday afternoon and I can never remember hearing them talk about a Charlotte. So she is something of a mystery. Someone acquainted with or related to her put a posting regarding my grandparents and my dad and his one brother on this site and listing her as the source of the information. That is how I learned about her and also learned for the first time that my grandfather was a city councilman in Massillon.