Thank you very much for getting in touch. Your contact will be of great interest to our own Kunz family group.
Our ancestry devolves from Peter Kunz (1861-1932 born Sienhachenbach Germany) who married Maria Dries (1859-1940 born Otzweiler Germany) in Stepney in 1883. He was my great grandfather and it was family lore that Charlie Kunz was closely related.
We have developed our knowledge of the family tree but we have been unable to confirm any common ancestry. One of my cousins lives in Phoenix and has access to US census data but has not identified any link through Charlie's father Leonhard.
The belief is that he and Peter were cousins (our German investigations do not evidence that they were brothers) and that they simply made different choices in the 1880s when deciding to seek pastures new.
If you have details of your great grandfather's family in Germany that might prove the link that has been key in our searching it would be much appreciated.
Additionally, if you would be so kind, you could assist me directly in my role as the group's archivist.
I maintain a spreadsheet that acts as a Who Is/Was Who and I simply detail the full names, place of birth plus dates of birth, marriage and death. Whenever possible I fill in the gaps.
At present our knowledge of your branch of the family stops with the births of Peter J Kunz in 1925 and Gerald C Kunz in 1927. I deduce that one of them was your father. We also believe that you have two cousins - Amanda and Carol the daughters of your uncle Joseph but of course we could be wrong.
That is the nub of my enquiry. Do Charlie and Peter Kunz have a common ancestry and if so what can you tell me about Charlie's descendants.