Arnold Kautz was my father's first cousin. They were from the Geneva, Batavia,Aurora Illinois area. I think Arnold's father was Bert Kautz, but I am not sure. Arnold had two sons, Arnie and Albert. I am wondering if we are at all in the line of Kautz's that General August V. Kautz, the Civil War general is from. August had a brother Arnold, who was an admiral in the Civil War. I thought it was curious that my Dad's cousin would name his sons Arnold and Albert. I have found the Kautz's not too easy to research. I would be glad to share what I have. We lost track of Arnold when the moved to Colorado.