I am trying to solve the mystery of my great aunt:Pearl Mary JOHNSON who married 1) James Barry BYARD.
On Pearl's death certificate located in the Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri records, her name is recorded as Pearl BYARD AKA Mary KOPPITZ.The family has no knowledge as to why the alias or even if Pearl married a KOPPITZ.The death certificate states her husband as Morris KOPPITZ, but I cannot find a marriage record for them.
Pearl is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri under the name of Mary KOPPITZ and has a marker with the KOPPITZ name.In speaking with the historian of the cemetery, there is no other available inofrmation on file to help sort out the mystery.
What little I do know about the KOPPITZ's in the Kansas City area is: Moritz KOPPITZ from Austria, born appr 1866 married a Veronica or Fronica Ehresheim from Hungary on 13 Nov 1897 Kansas City, MO.
They had 4 children: 1)Maurice Ludwig KOPPITZ b Jan 25 1900 in Wyandotte County, Kansas 2)Hildegard KOPPITZ b abt 1903 in Wyandotte County, Kansas 3)William F. KOPPITZ b Nov 14 1911 in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas 4)Edmond KOPPITZ, b abt 1914 in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas