Unfortunetly I don't have a Kurt Eugene in My history but since I'm german I can help with some tracelation, that may shed some lite on this mistory. I know about my Great great Grandfather that his name was Ernst Gottfried Klix born 08 Nov 1816 and his Wife was Charlotte Dorothea Bachmann or Lachmann. See if you can find a conection somewhere. I know that two of his Grandsons imigrated to the US but I would not be surprised if there still was a conection somewhere. I also would be interested to find out more about the familie Crest that you where talking about.